Tues/Thurs 1:00-2:30pm or by appointment
Bhavna Shamasunder teaches and conducts research at the intersection of environmental health & justice with a focus on inequalities faced by low-income communities and communities of color who live and work in urban and/or industrial environments
Read our paper on "The Environmental Injustice of Beauty"
Environmental Justice, Environmental Health, Community Engaged Research, Chemical Exposures and Policy, Inequality, Social Movements.
Current Research Projects
Taking Stock: Product Use Among Black and Latina Women funded by the California Breast Cancer Research Program. Our co-PI on this project is Black Women for Wellness and co-investigators are Silent Spring Institute and Dr. Ami Zota, George Washington University, School of Public Health.
The Environmental Injustice of Beauty
Energy Justice; Environmental Justice Based Approaches to Renewable Energy Landscapes
Current Research Funding
California Breast Cancer Research Project
National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences (R21)
Environmental Health and Policy (UEP 201); Society and Environment (UEP 101); Senior Comprehensive Seminar (UEP 410/411)
Oil Wells & Gas Storage or Fewer Good Jobs in Our Neighborhoods: A Real Dilemma or a False Dichotomy?; 2018 Los Angeles Congress of Neighborhoods; September 22, 2018
Environmental Justice and Women’s Health; Joint Annual Meeting of the International Society of Exposure Science and the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISES-ISEE 2018); August 2018
Recent Finding of Higher Asthma Rates in Residents near Oil and Gas Activity; Asthma Committee, Los Angeles County; April 23, 2018
Kick-Off Speaker for Leadership in Sustainability and Environmental Justice: A Seminar in Engagement and Action; Scripps College; January 31, 2018
Speaker; Power Manifesto: Reproductive Justice =Voting Power + Accountability + Good Policy; Black Women for Wellness Convened; California Endowment; October 19, 2017
Guest Lecture; “No More Dirty Looks: Personal Care Products and Ways to Cut Your Exposure, Teach Others, and Join the Movement for Chemical Policy Reform”; Community Organizing for Public Health Course; MPH; University of Southern California; October 4, 2017
Strengthening Environmental/Health Participatory Science for Successful Outcomes; Institute for Advanced Studies; Reseau Francais; Marseille, France; October 12-13, 2017
Women’s Reproductive Health & the Environment: Best Practices for Los Angeles County- Community, Science & Policy; Air Quality Panelist; The California Endowment; September 20, 2017
Community-Based Research: A Spectrum of Power and Practice; Mario Pando Social Justice Research Collaborative; First Generation Studies and Community Based Research; June 28, 2017.
Crude LA: California's Urban Oil Fields; VICE News; April 27, 2016
"Flint is Just the Tip of the Iceberg"; New Republic; February 10, 2016