Research Ethics in Environmental Health
This project develops curriculum and runs training workshops for community groups and professionals involved in collaborative research approaches to environmental justice issues.
This project develops curriculum and runs training workshops for community groups and professionals involved in collaborative research approaches to environmental justice issues. At Brown this involves teaching ES 172 Research Ethics in Environmental Health, taught by Dianne Quigley with collaboration from Phil Brown. The project also coordinates the Providence Environmental Justice Education Forum (PEJEF),an initiative it started in 2004. PEJEF brings together environmental health and environmental justice groups in Rhode Island to share their organizing experiences, to provide them skills training (e.g. media, grant-writing), and to strengthen a regional voice for Rhode Island in securing resources, training, and scientific expertise to collectively address community concerns about toxics. PEJEF has worked in particular with local groups opposed to siting schools on contaminated sites that are not adequately cleaned up. Organizational support has come from Toxics Action Center (www.toxicsaction.org), a New England-wide resource organization that has worked with over 500 groups in the last 17 years, and also from Alternatives for Community and Environment (www.ace-ej.org), a well-established environmental justice organization in Boston that serves as the regional coordinator for the Northeast Environmental Justice Network. Publications and reports are available on the website www.researchethics.org.
Brown faculty collaborators:
Other project collaborators:Steve Wing, University of North Carolina
Douglas Taylor,Southeast Community Research Center
Dianne Quigley, Syracuse University
Linda Silka, University of Massachusetts-Lowell
Ann Gold, Syracuse University
Ernest Wallwork, Syracuse University
Sheldon Krimsky, Tufts University
Doug Brugge, Tufts University
Marylia Kelly, TriValley Cares
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