Grants and Awards

Honors and Awards

1976-1979: Danforth Foundation Fellow

1981-1982: Lilly Endowment Teaching Fellow

1985-1986: Peter Livingston Fellowship, Harvard Medical School, Department of Psychiatry

1996-1997: Chair, Medical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association

2003-2005: Chair, Environment and Technology Section of the American Sociological Association

2006: Fred Buttel award for lifetime achievement in environmental sociology, from the American Sociological Association’s Environment and Technology Section.

2012: Leo G. Reeder Award for lifetime achievement in medical sociology, from the Medical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association

Funded Research

Current

National Science Foundation “Northeast Ethics Education Partnership for Research Ethics/Cultural Competence Training” ($400,000). 2013-2016 (Co-PI)

National Science Foundation “New Directions in Environmental Ethics: Emerging Contaminants, Emerging Technologies, and Beyond” ($557,588) 2012-2015 (PI)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences “Virtual Consortium for Translational/Transdisciplinary Environmental Research: ‘Ethical and Legal Challenges in Communicating Individual Biomonitoring and Personal Exposure Results to Study Participants: Guidance for Researchers and Institutional Review Boards.’” ($1,205,048) 2012-2014. (Co-PI)

NIH “Data Sharing and Privacy Protection in Digital-Age Environmental Health Studies” ($1,987,867). 2012-2017 (Co-PI)

Puerto Rican Testsite to Explore Contamination Threats (PROTECT)/Superfund Research Program – approx. $13.5 million, (NIEHS P42 Center).Phil Brown, Co-Director, Community Engagement Core and Co-Director, Research Translation Core

Under Review

Transdisciplinary Training at the Intersection of Environmental Health and Social Science (NIEHS T-32 Training Program) Phil Brown and Julia Brody, Multiple PIs. $1,313,338

Visualizing Endocrine Disrupting Compounds: Representation, Scientific Controversy, and Ethical Considerations (NSF) $499,964 Phil Brown PI

Perfluorinated Chemicals: The Social Discovery of a Class of Emerging Contaminants (NSF) $418,698 Phil Brown PI

Social Science-Environmental Health Interdisciplinary Collaborations-Conference Grant (NIEHS) $24,670. Phil Brown-PI

Past
Brown University Biomedical Research Support Grant: 1980-1981, 1981-1982, 1983-1984, 1987-1988, 1988-1989 (various amounts in the $3,000-5,000 range)

Wayland Collegium 1986-1987: Democracy, Science and Knowledge: The Participation of an Informed Public in Social Applications of Science and Technology ($50,000) – PI

Brown University Graduate School Small Grant: Community Response to Toxic Wastes 1992 ($1,500) – PI

Littauer Foundation: The Catskills as a Repository of Jewish Culture ($5,000) 1993-1994 – PI

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation: Social Stratification and Environmental Health, 1993-1994 ($43,000) – PI

Brown University Graduate School Small Grant: Using a “Safety Index” to Examine Injury Morbidity and Mortality, 1996 ($1,800) – PI

Brown University Graduate School Small Grant: Contested Illnesses — Disputes Over Environmentally-Induced Disease, 1998-1999 ($1,000) – PI

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Contested Illnesses — Disputes Over Environmentally-Induced Disease, 1999-2002 ($249,973) – PI

National Science Foundation: Citizen-Science Alliances in Contested Environmental Diseases, 2000-2003 ($126,091) – PI

Salomon Research Grant: $10,000. 2002-2003 “The Precautionary Principle.” – PI

National Science Foundation: Blue and Green Shades of Health: The Social Construction of Health Risks in the Labor and Environmental Movements, 2004-2007 ($180,000) – PI

National Science Foundation: “Doctoral Dissertation Research (Patricia Widener): Transnational Activism, Oil Politics and Environmental Justice in Ecuador.” 2003-2004 ($7,300)–PI

National Science Foundation “Doctoral Dissertation Research (Brian Mayer): Blue and Green Shades of Health: The Social Construction of Health Risks in the Labor and Environmental Movements” – 2004-2005 ($7,500) – PI

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: “Linking Breast Cancer Advocacy and Environment Justice” ($959,800) 2004-2008 – co-PI

National Science Foundation: “The ‘Research Right-to-Know’: Ethics and Values in Communicating Research Data to Individuals and Communities” ($300,000) 2005-2008 – co-PI

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (Superfund Basic Research Program): “Reuse in RI: A State-Based Approach to Complex Exposures” ($11,520,320) 2005-2009; renewed $15,392,906, 2009-2014 (co-PI/Community Outreach Core Director)

National Science Foundation: “Micropatterned Nanotopography Chips for Probing the Cellular Basis of Biocompatibility and Toxicity” ($1,200,000) 2005-2009 (co-PI/Director of Social and Ethical Implications Core)

National Science Foundation: “Katrina and the Built Environment: Spatial and Social Impacts” ($99,800) 2005-2006 (co-PI)

National Science Foundation: “Disaster, Resilience, and the Built Environment on the Gulf Coast” ($749,420) 2007-2010 (co-PI)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (Superfund Basic Research Program): Supplement to Community Outreach Core of “Reuse in RI: A State-Based Approach to Complex Exposures” ($36,000) 2008-2009 (co-PI)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Partnerships in Environmental Public Health supplement to “Linking Breast Cancer Advocacy and Environment Justice”( $139,805) 2008-2009 (co-PI)

Environmental Protection Agency, CARE grant awarded to the Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island. ($100,000) 2008-2010 (co-PI)

National Science Foundation: “Flame Retardant Chemicals: Their Social Discovery as a Case Study for Emerging Contaminants” ($432,676) 2009-2012 (PI)

Brown University, Swearer Center for Public Service: “The Community Environmental College of Rhode Island” ($10,000) 2009-2010 (PI)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and Environmental Protection Agency: “Formative Center for the Evaluation of Environmental Impacts on Fetal Development – Children’s Environmental Health Center ($2,289,097) 2009-2012 (co-PI and Director of Community Outreach and Translation Core)

National Science Foundation: “Doctoral Dissertation Research: Urban Food System Alternatives” ($5,000) 2011-2012. PI National Institutes of Health: “Ethical and Legal Challenges in Communicating Biomonitoring and Personal Exposure Results to Participants” ($1,826,012) 2009-2014 (co-PI)

Affiliations

American Sociological Association

American Jewish Historical Society-Academic Advisory Council