Environmental Health News

Profiles, Summer 2015

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Victoria Breckwich Vasquez

Victoria Breckwich Vásquez: Achieving health equity in Latino communities

Victoria Breckwich Vásquez's lifelong endeavor has been to understand the challenges faced by her mother, a single mom from Peru who became a nurse in Los Angeles. Today, Vásquez channels her passions into improving the health of Latino communities, including a little-studied group of forestry workers in southern Oregon who are vulnerable to on-the-job injuries. Read more...

Robert Duff

Robert Duff: Science contributions to policy

Robert Duff, who is currently a senior policy advisor to Governor Jay Inslee on natural resource and environmental issues, knows that certain environmental health issues can be contentious, especially with so many different stakeholders involved.  Read more...


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