Research

Contested Illnesses Research Group
The Contested Illnesses Research Group has met weekly since its inception in 1999. It includes faculty, postdocs, and graduate students who study environmental factors in disease, health social movements, community-based participatory research, and research ethics.

Superfund Research Program – Community Engagment Core
Brown’s Superfund Research Program’s Community Engagement Core works in partnership with community-based organizations, primarily those concerned with toxic waste contamination, in order to better understand and remediate existing contamination, and to prevent future contamination.

Research Ethics in Environmental Health
This project develops curriculum and runs training workshops for community groups and professionals involved in collaborative research approaches to environmental justice issues.

Catskills Institute
The Catskills Institute preserves the legacy of Jewish life in the Catskills by holding an annual History of the Catskills Conference (since 1995), keeping an extensive website, maintaining the world’s largest archive of Catskills material, developing museum exhibitions, public speaking, and assisting researchers and filmmakers.

Research Interests