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Please join us on Thursday, September 23rd at 12 pm to meet the UCSF EaRTH Center’s Environmental Scholars and learn about their extra-ordinary summer internship projects in environmental health!
The Environmental Scholars Program (ESP) is a 3-year community-based clinical and research program designed to build the next generation of environmental health leaders. Our first group of scholars will be presenting their projects, what they’ve learned about environmental health from a community perspective, and how their experiences have informed their careers as health professionals:
- Lizbeth Cabrera (UCSF School of Nursing) – Bayview Hunter’s Point Community Advocates - Supporting BVHPCA’s community outreach team to quantify its impact with Covid-19 vaccination and food insecurity outreach and develop and implement strategies to learn about the community’s greatest concerns, which include housing, environmental health needs, and food insecurity
- Anna Claire Fernandez (UCSF/UCB Joint Medical Program) – Wildfire Smoke Exposure in Pregnant Women (UCSF’s Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences) - Examining the association between wildfire smoke exposure and adverse pregnancy outcomes and disparities experienced by pregnant people of different backgrounds and varying levels of access to care.
- Olivia Leventhal (UCSF School of Medicine) – Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers for Health Energy (PSE Healthy Energy) - Conducting a systematic literature review on the most common natural gas odorants and their impact on human health, as current regulations are for occupational exposures and do not apply to community exposure events.
- Madeline Matthys (UCSF School of Medicine) - PSE Healthy Energy - Working with the PSE team to create an index of prioritization metrics that reflect gas infrastructure attributes, population and pollution demographics, public health, natural disaster likelihood, and other priorities, to direct electrification investments.