Our quality of life depends on the quality of environment we inhabit, and exposure to contaminated water, soil and air elevates health risks. Communities of lower socioeconomic status are often disproportionately affected by polluted lands. This raises questions of environmental justice, as all people should have access to fair and equal treatment with respect to environmental law and policy. We work with citizen scientists and partners to collect data and translate findings for affected communities.

Our faculty are experts in:

  • environmental justice
  • community-engaged pollution research
  • risk assessment, communication and research translation

Click on the profiles to learn more about who we are and what we research in environmental quality, justice and health.


Raina M. Maier

Raina M. Maier


Director, UA Superfund Research Program

Monica Diane Ramirez-Andreotta

Mónica Ramírez-Andreotta

Associate Professor

Director, Project Harvest

Director, Gardenroots

Ian Pepper

Ian L. Pepper


Director, Water & Energy Sustainable Technology (WEST) Center