Dr. Alexa S. Dietrich is the Senior Scientist for Community Participatory Research with the Center for Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response (CESER) at ORD. She recently joined the EPA from the Social Science Research Council, where she directed programs on sustainable and equitable research collaborations. She is trained in medical anthropology and epidemiology, earning both a PhD and MPH from Emory University conducting community action research in the northern pharmaceutical corridor of Puerto Rico. Her book The Drug Company Next Door: Pollution, Jobs, and Community Health in Puerto Rico (NYU Press, 2013), won the Julian Steward Award for the best book in environmental anthropology in 2015. Her recent publications focus on environmental health vulnerabilities, preparedness, and decision-making in New York City and Puerto Rico, as well as the ethical practice of community-engaged collaborative research. She was also a founding board member of La Colmena, Staten Island’s community jobs and immigration resource center.
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