Assistant Professor, Urban and Environmental Policy
I work on issues related to environmental health and justice with focus on the disparate and cumulative burdens faced by communities of color and the poor. I am also interested in how social movements leverage science in campaigns for justice.
- Office: Urban & Environmental Policy Institute 203
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (323) 341-4695
Education: B.S./B.A., UC San Diego; M.ES., Yale University; Ph.D., UC Berkeley
Environmental Justice, Environmental Health, Community Engaged Research, Chemical Policy, Biomonitoring, Social Movements
Current Research Projects
Debates Over Chemical Biomonitoring/"Body Burden"; Chemical Policy and Politics
Equity and Environmental Justice Based Approaches to Climate Adaptation
Research Methods in Urban and Environmental Policy (UEP 304)
Environmental Health and Policy (UEP 201)
Society and Environment (UEP 101)
Senior Comprehensive Seminar (UEP 410/411)
February 12, 2016; "Citizen Science: When the Community Conducts Their Own Research"; Stakeholder Roundtable, Environmental Health Investigations Branch, Department of Public Health.
January 21& 22, 2016; "Race, Health Disparities, and Community Engaged Research: Case Study of Los Angeles"; Symposium on the Public Health Dimensions of Oil and Gas Development: Tools, Strategies, and Collaboration.
November 15, 2014; Democratizing Technologies; University of California, Santa Barbara
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
Indo-American Environmental Fulbright Fellowship
University of California Chancellor's Fellowship
National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences Grants Review Panel
Board Member, Science and Environmental Health Network
Shamasunder B, Mason R, Ippoliti L, & Robledo L; (June 2015); "Growing Together: Poverty Alleviation, Community Building, and Environmental Justice Through Home Gardens in Pacoima, Los Angeles"; Environnmental Justice (http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/env.2015.0005 )
Shamasunder B and Morello-Frosch R (2015) Scientific contestations over ‘toxic trespass’: health and regulatory implications of chemical biomonitoring. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, 1-13 (http://escholarship.org/uc/item/99d4b17n)
Sadd, James and Shamasunder, Bhavna; "Oil Extraction in Los Angeles: Health, Land Use, and Environmental Justice Consequencess"; in Drilling Down: The Community Consequences of Expanded Oil Development in Los Angeles; Liberty Hill Foundation.
List to a podcast by the Science and Environmental Health Network about this article and the connection to National Chemical Policy Reform.