This pilot study builds from a foundation of long-term work in women’s health, environmental exposures, and cumulative impacts in South Los Angeles led by Dr. Bhavna Shamasunder in the Urban and Environmental Policy Department at Occidental College and Janette Robinson Flint, Executive Director of Black Women for Wellness (BWW). Additional co-investigators in our study include Dr. Robin Dodson at the Silent Spring Institute, community partner and trained Promotora de Salud (Community Health Worker) Sandy Navarro, Dr. Ami Zota at Milken Institute, School of Public Health at George Washington University, and Dr. Karin Michels at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.


Dr. Bhavna Shamasunder, Urban and Environmental Policy Department, Occidental College

Janette Robinson Flint, Black Women for Wellness

Marissa Chan, Black Women for Wellness

Dr. Robin Dodson, Silent Spring Institute

Sandy Navarro, LA Grit Media

Dr. Ami Zota, Milken Institute School of Public Health

Dr. Karin Michels, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Community Organizations

Black Women for Wellness

Promotoras de Salud


California Breast Cancer Research Program

Passport Foundation