Scholars’ ‘Flash Talks’ Explore Resilience, from Health to Media Innovation

11/06/17 – BOSTON, MA. – Scenes during the Community Resilience Research Flash Talks & Networking Event held in the Alumni Center on Nov. 6, 2017. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

From News@Northeastern: “Puerto Rico is home to more than 200 hazardous waste sites and particularly high levels of air pollution. Its preterm birth rate is among the highest in the world, climbing from 12 percent in the 1990s to 17 percent today, while the region’s children suffer disproportionately from obesity, autism, and asthma. According to Brown, these factors contributed to Northeastern’s decision to choose Puerto Rico to study the effects of various sources of contamination on cohorts of women and children.” Read more.