12/07/22: Applying an Environmental Justice Framework for Exposure Science

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About the webinar:

Dr. Quirós-Alcalá will present on an environmental justice (EJ) framework developed for implementation by researchers when conducting exposure science. This work was a collaborative effort by several members of the exposure science community conducting research in understudied and underrepresented populations in environmental and occupational health research.

**Note: This webinar is available LIVE ONLY. It will not be recorded.**

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss the role of community stakeholders in research

  • Explain the importance of incorporating community “funds of knowledge” when conducting research in understudied and underrepresented populations

  • Describe the importance of key components of the EJ framework including research priorities, data ownership, communication and results dissemination, and sustainability when conducting research in vulnerable populations.


The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 Contact Hour. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Certificates of Completion

Certificates of Completion will be available to webinar participants who are present for the complete, live webinar, and logged in with their registered email address. Call-in attendees are not eligible for certificates at this time - Please download the Zoom app to log in via email on your smartphone whenever possible.

In order to receive your Certificate of Completion, qualified learners must complete the post-webinar evaluation within 7 days of the webinar. A link to the evaluation will be emailed to qualified learners 24 hours after the webinar via no-reply@zoom.us. Qualified learners who submit their evaluation will receive a Certificate of Completion via email, and can also print/save the certificate from their browser after submitting their evaluation.

If you're not able to attend the live presentation, no problem! We record most presentations and will host them on our website provided we have permission to do so. Presentation recordings are not eligible for Certificates of Completion.

Speaker: Lesliam Quirós-Alcalá, PhD

As an exposure scientist and environmental epidemiologist, Dr. Quirós-Alcalá seeks to conduct novel translational exposure science research to better understand exposure-response relationships. Dr. Quirós-Alcalá's research focuses on characterizing environmental exposures to endocrine disrupting agents and examining their potential health risks on highly vulnerable, low-income and minority populations historically underrepresented and understudied in public health research, including occupational populations, pregnant women and women of reproductive age, and children. The ultimate goal of her research is to inform the development of public health policies and practices to reduce environmental inequities and health disparities in vulnerable populations.