Consortium for Community-Based Science

Date: February 23, 2011
Time: 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106


6th Floor Conference Room

Event Type: Open to the Public
Fee: Free
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Join us for a monthly networking event geared to build collaborations and address environmental hazards in the Greater Philadelphia area. This month’s meeting will feature Julie Becker, president and founder of the Women’s Health and Environmental Network, addressing “Community-Based Participatory Research: Pros and Cons.” 

About the Speaker: 

Julie Becker is president and founder of the Women’s Health and Environmental Network (WHEN), which champions our health through environmental action. She is also president of Evaluation Consultants, a research consulting firm specializing in evaluation and assessment, with the emphasis of “putting research into practice” by using the tenets of community-based participatory research. 

Becker is spearheading the Philadelphia Partnership for Pharmaceutical Pollution Prevention (P5), a collaborative group of federal, state, and local governments; nonprofits; and academics that uses research to develop better practices in pharmaceutical waste management. She is currently leading international efforts to reduce and mitigate pharmaceutical waste. She recently completed a fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute. 

Becker holds a master’s degree in science policy (George Washington University), a Ph.D. in public health (Temple University), and an M.P.H. (Temple University).

About the Consortium: 

The Consortium for Community-Based Science aims to develop technical resources for neighborhoods concerned about local environmental hazards. Monthly networking sessions bring together

  • nonprofit environmental-justice advocates;
  • university researchers and other technical professionals with environmental and public-health expertise; and
  • public- and private-sector sponsors of local environmental research and action.

Held on the last Wednesday of every month, these sessions provide a forum for participants to share information about potential community-based research projects and upcoming grant opportunities, as well as a chance to form working partnerships that address specific local environmental issues.

Light refreshments will be served. For more information contact CHF’s Environmental History and Policy Program at

Consortium Members:

CHF’s Environmental History and Policy Program

Public Health and Environmental Justice Law Clinic, Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia

Clean Air Council

Current Projects:

Air Quality in Hunting Park
Aims: To measure levels of particulate matter and other air pollutants with potential human-health effects in the Hunting Park neighborhood of Philadelphia.

Participants: Hunting Park Stakeholders Group, Public Health and Environmental Justice Law Clinic, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Clean Air Council, and Drexel University College of Engineering’s EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service) Program.

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