From left, HEI Director Cynthia Gómez, Ray Thompkins, UCSF Assistant Professor Neeta Thakur, UCSF Professor John Balmes, SF State Professor Pete Palmer and UCSF Professor and event co-facilitator Alicia Fernandez.
HEI Director Cynthia Gómez and UCSF Professor Alicia Fernandez co-facilitated the SF BUILD Dialogue on Environment and Health on Monday, February 29, at San Francisco State University. Researchers from UCSF, SF State and community organizations offered insights into their work and engaged in a roundtable discussion on the interactions of environmental toxins, socioeconomic status and health. Following the roundtable, the discussion was opened up to the audience and attendees explored potential research collaborations on the topic.
The researchers in attendance included Neeta Thakur, MD, Assistant Professor, UCSF School of Medicine; John Balmes, MD, Professor, UCSF School of Medicine; Pete Palmer, PhD, Professor, SF State Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry; and Ray Thompkins, Clean Air Health Alliance.