Rachel Morello-Frosch PhD, MPH

Professor
Environmental Health Sciences; Community Health Sciences

  • Professor Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management

Rachel Morello-Frosch is an environmental health scientist and Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management and the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley. Her research focuses on social determinants of environmental health disparities. Information on Dr. Morello-Frosch’s research can be found here

Rachel Morello-Frosch is Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management and the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley. For over 20 years, her research has examined social determinants of environmental health among diverse communities with a focus on inequality, psychosocial stress and how these factors interact with environmental chemical exposures to produce health inequalities. Much of her work has examined this environmental justice question in the context of climate change, ambient air pollution, exposures to environmental chemicals and effects on fetal growth and developmental outcomes, often using community-based participatory research methods for data collection. In collaboration with communities and scientists, Dr. Morello-Frosch has also developed science-policy tools for assessing the cumulative impacts of chemical and non-chemical stressors to improve regulatory decision-making and advance environmental justice. In addition to her scientific articles, Rachel is a co-author of Contested Illness: Citizens, Science and Health Social Movements. Her research is supported by NIH, NSF, Cal-EPA, the California Breast Cancer Research Program and private foundations.

  • PhD – Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
  • MPH – Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of California, Berkeley
  • BS – Development Studies, University of California, Berkeley
  • Environmental justice and structural determinants of environmental health disparities
  • Environmental chemicals, chronic stress and perinatal outcomes
  • Climate change and health
  • Community-based participatory research in environmental health science and epidemiology
  • Discovery-driven biomonitoring and exposure assessment
  • ESPM 167-PH 160: Environmental Health and Development
  • PH 202B-ESPM 254: Ethnicity and Culture in Health Status and Behavior