Community Engagement Core

The goal of the EaRTH Center Community Engagement Core (CEC) is to bridge health professionals and researchers so that timely, environmental health research serves and protects public health. This “upstream” approach provides health professionals the knowledge and resources they need to understand and address their patients’ environmental health needs in the clinic while also creating a feedback loop permitting health professionals to inform researchers about their environmental health questions, research needs, and clinical educational gaps. To accomplish this, we integrate environmental health science and its clinical application into the foundation of learning that graduate-level and practicing healthcare professionals receive throughout their careers.


CEC Team


James Nolan, MPH - CEC Director interim

Robert Harrison, MD, MPH - Internship Director

Marya Zlatnik, MD - Director of Clinical Engagement


Clinical outreach for patient education and decision-making:

Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (WS PEHSU)

  • Mark Miller, MD, MPH
  • Stephanie, MD, PhD, MPH


Health professional engagement:

San Francisco Bay Physicians for Social Responsibility (SF Bay PSR)

  • Robert Gould, MD
  • Marj Plumb, DrPH, MNA
  • Patrice Sutton, MPH


Community partners for environmental health education, outreach, and decision-making:

Bayview Hunters Point Community Advocates

  • Tony Kelly
  • Michelle Pierce


Stakeholder Advisory Board:

Our Stakeholder Advisory Board collectively leads, and in some cases help to implement, the goals of the CEC.

Meet our Stakeholder Advisory Board



The Community Engagement Core's multi-directional information exchange between our healthcare education and professional community and all EaRTH Center components:

CEC Partners