SPH Brown Bag: Advancing Environmental Health through Youth Participatory Action Research
October 29 @ 11:30 - 12:30 PDT
Working with youth can be an effective way to improve environmental health literacy and community engagement while also shining light on community concerns and building local capacity. Dr. Kim Harley will discuss her work conducting youth-driven research and advocacy projects with high school students in Salinas including researching how local residents are exposed to pesticides and chemicals in cleaning products and researching methods to reduce exposure.
Bio: Kim Harley is a faculty member in the MCAH program. She is the Director of the Wallace Center for Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health and an Associate Director of the Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health (CERCH). Her research focuses on how women and girls are disproportionately exposed to certain chemicals in our daily lives and how this impacts their reproductive health.