University Distinguished Professor
College of Social Sciences & Humanities, Department of Health Sciences, Faculty
Office: 318 INV
Phil Brown is University Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Health Science, and directs the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute. He is the author of No Safe Place: Toxic Waste, Leukemia, and Community Action, and Toxic Exposures: Contested Illnesses and the Environmental Health Movement, and co-editor of Social Movements in Health, and Contested Illnesses: Citizens, Science and Health Social Movements. He studies biomonitoring and household exposure and reporting back data to participants, flame retardants, perfluorinated compounds (https://pfasproject.com/), and health social movements. He directs an NIEHS T-32 training program, “Transdisciplinary Training at the Intersection of Environmental Health and Social Science.” He co-directs the Community Outreach and Translation Core of Northeastern’s Children’s Environmental Health Center (CRECE) and directs the Research Translation Core and co-directs the Community Engagement Core of Northeastern’s Superfund Research Program (PROTECT). He is on the National Advisory Environmental Health Science Council, which advises the director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
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Research Interests: environmental health, environmental justice, health social movements,repoting back chemical expsoures to participants, flame retardants, per- and polyfluorinated compounds (PFAS)
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The mission of the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute is to conduct social science-oriented research, teaching, community engagement, and policy work in the area of environmental health.
PFAS Chemicals Lab Group website
Please visit Phil Brown’s personal website for full details on research and publications