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EHS Graduate Group Faculty Member Honored With Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence and Equity

Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Rachel Morello-Frosch

EHS Graduate Group faculty member Professor Rachel Morello-Frosch has been honored with the Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence and Equity (CAAIEE) for her achievements in advancing equity, inclusion, and diversity through research, teaching, and public service.

Professor Morello-Frosch’s research is focused on health and other concerns faced by vulnerable and marginalized populations in relation to their exposures to air pollution, chemicals, climate change and other hazards. Her work has had broad influence on policies and programs across government agencies, foundations, community organizations, the California legislature, the state Department of Public Health, and the EPA, and has shaped the academic fields of environmental health sciences and environmental justice.

Morello-Frosch plans to use the $10,000 CAAIEE award grant to develop and test new community-engaged strategies for recruiting underrepresented minority students to STEM fields that emphasize environmental science and health.