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, and the School of Public Health at George Washington University.

Principle Investigators

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

Janette Robinson Flint, Black Women for Wellness

Academic Partners/Co-Investigators

Dr. Robin Dodson, Silent Spring Institute

Dr. Ami Zota, Milken Institute School of Public Health

Community Organizations

Black Women for Wellness

Sandy Navarro, LA Grit Media

Promotoras de Salud

Community Advisory Board

Communities for a Better Environment

California Latinas for Reproductive Justice

Black Women’s Network


California Breast Cancer Research Program

Passport Foundation