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

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 Engagement Core Director)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: “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 “Northeast Ethics Education Partnership for Research Ethics/Cultural Competence Training” ($397,984). 2010-2013 (Co-PI)

National Science Foundation – Training Program “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)

UNDER REVIEW

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and Environmental Protection Agency: “Center for the Evaluation of Environmental Impacts on Fetal Development – Children’s Environmental Health Center . 2013-2018 (co-PI and Director of Community Outreach and Translation Core)

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

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 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)

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

Affiliations

American Sociological Association

American Jewish Historical Society-Academic Advisory Council