Natalie practices a sustainable lifestyle: reusable shopping bags, Farmers' Market produce, etc. But after gaining responsibility for the hazardous waste in her graduate school lab, she realized sustainability was absent from her career: and took steps to change that.
In this video, Dr. Ashley Malin recounts her path to becoming a public health scientist and psychologist, facing a life-altering disease along the way.
Chemists, like Dr. Hudson, are searching for solutions to the problems facing our world. Take a trip with Reuben from the woods to his lab as he talks about Green Chemistry as good chemistry.
Take a peek with us over the horizon into the latest research on our environment and health.
About this science series<p>Each year, up to 10 outstanding researchers from fields of green chemistry/engineering and the environmental health sciences are selected to serve as Science Fellows. They bring a wide range of experiences and intimate understanding of diverse disciplines, which we capture here in a series of posts, interviews and videos.</p><p>Take a tour of the latest posts and videos in our series on our website. <a href="https://www.ehn.org/science-fellows/" target="_blank">Worth your time....</a></p>
Meet the science fellows<p><a href="https://www.ehn.org/on-flies-and-humans-raquel-chamorro-garcia-phd-2645681859.html" target="_self">Raquel Chamorro-Garcia, PhD. University of California, Santa Cruz</a></p><p><a href="https://www.ehn.org/superman-is-not-brave-michael-wentzel-phd-2645689986.html" target="_self">Michael Wentzel, PhD. Augsburg University</a></p><p><a href="https://www.ehn.org/toxicology-and-public-health-meghan-rebuli-phd-2645690132.html" target="_self">Meghan Rebuli, PhD. UNC Chapel Hill</a></p><p><a href="https://www.ehn.org/healthy-environment-healthy-people-fenna-sille-ph-d-m-s-2645706209.html" target="_self">Fenna Sillé, PhD. John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health</a></p><p><a href="https://www.ehn.org/nanomaterials-and-the-environment-peter-byrley-phd-2645706356.html" target="_self">Peter Byrley, PhD. U.S. EPA</a></p><p><a href="https://www.ehn.org/toxic-exposures-and-prenatal-development-miranda-spratlen-phd-2645706504.html" target="_self">Miranda Spratlen, PhD. Columbia University</a></p><p><a href="https://www.ehn.org/tom-bruton-phd-2645715355.html" target="_self">Tom Bruton, PhD. Green Science Policy Institute</a></p><p><a href="https://www.ehn.org/genoa-warner-phd-2645715782.html" target="_self">Genoa Warner, PhD. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign</a></p><p><a href="https://www.ehn.org/reuben-hudson-phd-2645719284.html" target="_self">Reuben Hudson, PhD. College of the Atlantic</a></p><p><a href="https://www.ehn.org/of-microscopes-and-men-david-belair-phd-2645708139.html" target="_self">David Belair, PhD. Celgene</a></p><p><a href="https://www.ehn.org/jessie-buckley-phd-2645719199.html" target="_self">Jessie P. Buckley, PhD. John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health</a></p><p><a href="https://www.ehn.org/christian-schafer-phd-2645715684.html" target="_self">Christian Schäfer, PhD. University of Massachusetts Boston</a></p><p><a href="https://www.ehn.org/tackling-the-difficult-questions-ashley-malin-phd-2646872537.html" target="_blank">Ashley Malin, PhD. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai</a></p><p><a href="https://www.ehn.org/on-the-goal-of-green-chemistry-natalie-oneil-phd-2646843194.html" target="_blank">Natalie O'Neil, PhD. Beyond Benign Green Chemistry Education</a></p>
The fellowship<p>The Advancing Green Chemistry Science Communication Fellowship program trains future scientific leaders to engage with journalists and the public about rapidly evolving research associated with safer materials and a healthy future (green chemistry/engineering and environmental health sciences).</p><p>Each year, up to 10 outstanding researchers from fields of green chemistry/engineering and the environmental health sciences serve as Fellows. They bring with them a wide range of experiences and intimate understanding of diverse disciplines. During the year-long program, they develop the essential skills to convey in plain and engaging language important research findings. In the process, the Fellows gain a wider world view and make important connections with one another and with new scientific ideas.</p><p>Now, more than ever, it is important that scientists help the public value science and its role in shaping our future.</p><p>The Fellowship is for early-career scientists (post doctoral researchers, recent assistant/associate professors, etc.) seeking to communicate effectively about complex science, without "dumbing it down", so that it may have more value and impact.</p><p>Over the course of a year, fellows work with media professionals and coaches to practice presenting and being interviewed about research each month. By the end, fellows are excellent at serving as science experts for journalists, presenting research to a variety of non-science audiences, and speaking through a variety of media.</p><p>Communication skills learned help not only advance the science, but the scientist. The program encourages fellows to explore their personal goals and provides opportunities to work with a coach to develop the necessary leadership skills to advance their careers.</p><p>Learn more about the program and sign up <a href="http://advancinggreenchemistry.org/collaborations/science-communication-fellows/" target="_blank">here.</a></p>
As an environmental and pediatric/perinatal epidemiologist, Dr. Buckley studies the role of environmental chemical exposures in the development of childhood obesity.
Genoa's research focuses extensively on endocrine disruption - how chemicals can alter the hormones in our body.
In this video, David recounts his career in the sciences - from finding a microscope in his grandfather's attic as a boy, to his middle and high school interests in biology, to becoming a chemical engineer.
Learn how Christian's passions in chemistry have changed from setting things on fire and creating controlled explosions to working to reduce the environmental impact of chemical reactions.
Tom is an avid trail runner - and one of his goals is to develop running gear free of potentially harmful chemicals.
Miranda's research into prenatal environmental exposures has led her to three goals: to learn what we're exposed to, how those exposures affect our lives, and practical tips to avoid those exposures.
Getting to be a scientist lets Peter study nanomaterials and their effect on public health and environment.
As a kid, Fenna declared, "I want to help save people while saving the world". Now a research scientist, she is investigating how our immune system is affected by environmental factors.
An invitation to do a simple experiment sparked Dr. Chamorro-Garcia's fascination with science.
As a third-generation STEM specialist, Meghan's passion lies in toxicology.
In a prose Michael read during his high school debate team days, he learned a lesson that has stuck with him and impacted his teaching habits, strategies, and ultimate goal.