Community-based organizations are central to the work of the UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center.
Why partner with EHSC?
We support community collaboration at each stage of the research process, including:
- Setting research priorities and co-designing research projects (helping determine what issues to study, what questions to ask, and who should be involved).
- Conducting research (developing surveys, collecting data, recruiting participants).
- Communicating research findings (developing policy briefs, sharing results with impacted communities).
Since our inception in 2015, we have partnered with over two dozen organizations around the state. Some examples include collaborations with:
- United Healthcare Workers West and California Domestic Workers Coalition to research COVID-19 impacts on domestic workers and healthcare workers
- Knights Landing One Health Clinic to perform lung function testing on farmworkers
- Californians for Pesticide Reform and Central California Environmental Justice Network to evaluate pesticide drift's impact and develop an effective pesticide notification system
- ÓRALE Network to design public health interventions for emergencies in underserved communities
- The Yurok Tribe Environmental Program on cumulative environmental exposures associated with traditional lifeways (fishing, gathering)
- Comite Civico del Valle on developing low-cost, real-time monitoring of air toxics and monitoring the impact of agriculture on NOx emissions in the Imperial Valley
- Environmental Justice Coalition for Water and American River Conservancy on water contamination due to wildfires.
EHSC blogs featuring our partnerships:
We are always looking for new community collaborators and have many different ways you can get involved, and we look forward to hearing from you.
- If you are interested in wildfire research, please reach out to Jasmine Montes (email@example.com) or Jose Lopez (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- For general questions about our Community Engagement Core, please reach out to Shosha Capps (email@example.com).
- For questions about the center, please reach out to Ruth Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org).