My new graduate course, SOCL 7257 CONTESTED ENVIRONMENTAL ILLNESSES, will be offered this coming Spring Semester 2013. Graduate students interested in environmental health and justice would be particularly interested. Download course syllabus..
My research includes disputes over environmental causation of illness, community response to toxic waste-induced disease, biomonitoring and household exposure to toxics, environmental health research ethics, health social movements, and the Jewish experience in the Catskill Mountains resort area.


Phil Brown is University Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Health Sciences, and Director of the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute. From 1980 to 2012, he taught at Brown University, as Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies.  His recent books are  Toxic Exposures: Contested Illnesses and the Environmental Health Movement  and Contested Illnesses: Citizens, Science and Health Social Movements.   He maintains connection with Brown University as an Adjunct Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. At Brown, he served as co-director of the Contested Illnesses Research Group, director of the Community Engagement Core of Brown’s Superfund Research Program, and director of the Community Outreach and Translation Core of Brown’s Children’s Environmental Health Center.


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