Mount Sinai Health System

Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health Special Seminar -Speaker: Erin Haynes, DrPH, MS "The Power of Community-Engagement in Environmental Health Research"

Title: The Power of Community-Engagement in Environmental Health Research

Speaker: Erin N. Haynes, DrPH, MS, Professor and Chair

Bio: Dr. Erin Haynes is professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and interim chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health. She is also deputy director of the UK Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences and an associate director of the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science. Her current research, funded by the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (corresponding principal investigator, R01ES02644601), focuses on the impact of environmental neurotoxicant exposure in rural adolescents, and development and validation of a real-time lab-on-a-chip sensor for blood metals detection (R21/R33ES024717-02 and R01ES022933).

Abstract: Engaging community in research can be a powerful scientific tool.  Complete assessment of the exposome requires examination of community and individual factors that are identified and characterized with community engagement.  Governing principals of community engagement in environmental health research will be discussed with examples from the field, including the role of citizen science and report-back of community and individual results.  A few of benefits of community engagement in research include novel research questions, enhanced exposure assessment, community insight into data interpretation, and a citizenship more knowledgeable about the scientific enterprise. 

Date: Thursday, August 06, 2020
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: CAM Building, 17 E 102nd Street. 5th Floor West, D5-122

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*Light lunch will be provided. We are trying to be more eco-friendly, so please bring your own reusable cup or water bottle.


Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

CAM Building, 17 East 102nd Street, West Tower Elevator, 5th Floor, D5-122

Event Type



Faculty, Postdocs, Staff, Students


Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Environmental Medicine and Public Health


Institute for Exposomic Research


Erin N. Haynes, DrPH, MS