Bhavna Shamasunder teaches and conducts research on issues related to environmental health and justice. She is interested in how community-based organizations can leverage science to advance their health and policy goals. Her previous research investigated how chemical biomonitoring has been leveraged by social movements to challenge widespread chemical exposures. Currently, she is working on the health impacts from unconventional oil drilling in the Los Angeles Basin. Bhavna teaches courses on environmental health, research methods in urban and environmental policy, environment & society, and the senior comprehensive research seminar.