Dr. Julia Brody's pioneering work on community-engaged research profiled in NIEHS's "Stories of Success"
Silent Spring's executive director and senior scientist, Dr. Julia Brody, has dedicated her career to developing best practices for sharing personal exposure results with participants in environmental health studies. Her pioneering work was recently highlighted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in their online series called "Stories of Success."
"When you engage the community in research, reporting back becomes an ethical issue. Report-back supports a focus on co-ownership of data, co-learning, and capacity building. Participants who learn their results become empowered to take action to protect their health. If you don’t tell people their results, they can’t learn from or act on them.” – Dr. Brody
Read the NIEHS profile, "Sharing Research Results to Empower Individuals and Communities."
"Stories of Success" showcases NIEHS-funded scientists working in a variety of disciplines, performing groundbreaking research into how the environment influences the development and progression of disease—from developing new technologies to better measure environmental exposures and their effects on our body; to partnering with communities to help them understand the effects of pollution; to cultivating tomorrow's environmental health scientists.
For more information on Silent Spring's work engaging communities in environmental health research, visit:
- Reporting Individual Exposure Results
- Digital Exposure Report-Back Interface (DERBI)
- Environmental Health Literacy
- Data Sharing and Privacy Protection