Community Engagement Publications

Participatory Air Monitoring and Low-Cost Sensors

Johnston JE, Juarez Z, Navarro S, Hernandez A, Gutschow W. Youth Engaged Participatory Air Monitoring: A ‘Day in the Life’ in Urban Environmental Justice Communities. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2020;17:93.
doi: 10.3390/ijerph17010093
Clements AL, Griswold WG, Rs A, et al. Low-Cost Air Quality Monitoring Tools: From Research to Practice (A Workshop Summary). Sensors (Basel). 2017;17(11):2478. 
doi: 10.3390/s17112478

Goods Movement and Freight Transport

Hricko A, Rowland G, Eckel S, Logan A, Taher M, Wilson J. Global Trade, Local Impacts: Lessons from California on Health Impacts and Environmental Justice Concerns for Residents Living near Freight Rail Yards. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2014; 11(2):1914-1941.
doi: 10.3390/ijerph110201914
Garcia A, Wallerstein N, Hricko A, Marquez JN, Logan A, Nasser EG, Minkler M. THE (Trade, Health, Environment) Impact Project: A Community-Based Participatory Research Environmental Justice Case Study. Environmental Justice 2013;6(1), 17–26.
doi: 10.1089/env.2012.0016
Hricko A. Progress and Pollution: Port Cities Prepare for the Panama Canal Expansion. Environmental Health Perspectives 2012;120(12).
doi: 10.1289/ehp.120-a470
Matsuoka M, Hricko A, Gottlieb R, De Lara J. Global Trade Impacts: Addressing the Health, Social, and Environmental Consequences of Moving International Freight Through Our Communities. Los Angeles: Occidental College and University of Southern California, 2011.
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Sausser A. Trade, Health, Environment: Making the Case for Change. Report on the history and accomplishments of THE Impact Project. 2009.
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Hricko A. Global Trade Comes Home: Community Impacts of Goods Movement. Environmental Health Perspectives 2008;116(2).
doi: 10.1289/ehp.116-a78
Hricko A. Summary of Traffic and Exposure Assessment Studies near the Union Pacific ICTF. Environmental Public Health/Community Assessment Brief. 2009.
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Hricko A. Ships, Trucks, and Trains: Effects of Goods Movement on Environmental Health. Environmental Health Perspectives 2006;114(4).
doi: 10.1289/ehp.114-a204

Toxic Metals and Environmental Injustice

Johnston JE, Franklin M, Roh H, Austin C, Arora M. Lead and arsenic in shed deciduous teeth of children living near a lead-acid battery smelter. Environmental Science & Technology 2019 May 21;53(10):6000-6006.
doi: 10.1021/acs.est.9b00429
Johnston JE, Hricko A. Industrial lead poisoning in Los Angeles: Anatomy of a public health failure. Environmental Justice 2017;10:162-7.
doi: 10.1089/env.2017.0019
Johnston JE, Lopez m, Gribble MO, Gutschow W, Austin C, Arora M. A collaborative approach to assess legacy pollution in communities near a lead–acid battery smelter: the “Truth Fairy” Project. Health Education & Behavior 2019;46:71S-80S.
doi: 10.1177/1090198119859406
Johnston, JE. Tooth fairy study reveals children near lead smelters are exposed to dangerous lead in the womb. The Conversation. May 15, 2019.
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Oil and Natural Gas Extraction and Use

Johnston JE, Lim E, Roh H. Impact of upstream oil extraction and environmental public health: A review of the evidence.  Sci Total Environ. 2019;657:187-199.
doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.11.483

Other Publications Featuring Work of the CEC

Korfmacher KS. "THE Impact Project: Trade, Health, and Environment around Southern California's Ports" in Bridging Silos: Collaborating for Environmental Health and Justice in Urban Communities MIT Press; 2019:171-223.
doi: 10.7551/mitpress/12136.003.0010
Community-Based Participatory Research: A Strategy for Building Healthy Communities and Promoting Health through Policy Change. PolicyLink 2012:36-37.
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Partnerships for Environmental Public Health Evaluation Metric Manual. Chapter 3, pages 70-78. By staff of the National Institute of Environmental Health.
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Partnerships for Environmental Public Health Evaluation Metrics Manual Workshop Materials. Goods Movement Case Study: Handouts A, B and C. By staff of the National Institute of Environmental Health, 2012.
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Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
2001 North Soto Street, MC 9237
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9013
Supported by NIEHS grant P30ES007048
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