SSEHRI Publications


  • Sandler, R. Under contract/In progress. Environmental Ethics: Theory in Practice (New York, NY: Oxford University Press).
  • Sandler, R. In press. “An Ethical Theory Analysis of the Food System Discourse,” in K. Thompson and P. Thompson, eds., Agricultural Ethics in East Asian Perspectives (Dordrecht: Springer).
  • Smith, V.K., S.L. Harlan, M. McLaen, J. Fishman, C. Valcarcel, M.L. Nation. “Using Household Surveys to Implement Field Experiments: The Willingness to Donate to Foodbanks.” (in press) Applied Economic Letters. DOI 10.1080/13504851.2015.1125423.
  • Wylie, Sara (Forthcoming). Corporate Bodies and Chemical Bonds: Transforming Energy and Health Futures through “Civic” Scientific and Social Scientific Study of Shale Gas Extraction. Duke University Press’s Experimental Futures series.
  • Wylie, SaraElisabeth Wilder, Deborah Thomas and Lourdes Vera. “Materializing exposure: Engaging STS research to visualize environmental health hazards of oil and gas extraction.” Forthcoming in Engaging Science, Technology and Society.


  • Katherine E. Boronow, Herbert P. Susmann, Krzysztof Z. Gajos, Ruthann A. Rudel, Kenneth C. Arnold, Phil Brown, Rachel Morello-Frosch, Laurie Havas, and Julia Green Brody. 2017. “DERBI: A Digital Method to Help Researchers Offer ‘Right-to-Know’ Personal Exposure Results.” Environmental Health Perspectives 125(2). DOI:10.1289/EHP702.
  • Michael Mascarenhas, Jennifer Carrera, Lauren Richter, Elisabeth Wilder. 2017. “Diversity in Sociology and Environmental Sociology: What We Know about Our Discipline.” Newsletter of the Section on Environment, Technology and Society of the American Sociological Association Spring 2017.
  • Jennifer Liss Ohayon, Elicia Cousins, Phil Brown, Rachel Morello-Frosch, Julia Green Brody. 2017. “Researcher and institutional review board perspectives on the benefits and challenges of reporting back biomonitoring and environmental exposure results.” Environmental Research 153: 140-149. DOI:


  • Bandini, J., Shostak, Sara, Cadge, W. and D. Cunningham. 2016. “Assessing Learning in a Sociology Department: What Do Students Say That They Learn?”  Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education.  41(3): 414-426. DOI: 10.1080/02602938.2015.1018132.
  • Stephanie E. Clark-Reyna, Sara E. Grineski, and Timothy W. Collins. 2016. “Ambient Concentrations of Metabolic Disrupting Chemicals and Children’s Academic Achievement in El Paso, Texas.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 13(7).
  • Alissa Cordner, Phil Brown, and Rachel Morello-Frosch, 2016. “Health” In David Pellow, Joni Adamson, and William Gleason, (eds.) Keywords for Environmental Studies. New York: NYU Press.
  • Alissa Cordner, Lauren Richter, and Phil Brown. 2016. “Can chemical-class based approaches replace chemical-by-chemical strategies?:  Lessons from recent FDA regulatory action on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.” Environmental Science & Technology. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b04980
  • Cousins, Elicia. 2016. “Temporary Refuge from Invisible Threats: Outdoor Evacuation Retreats for Children from Fukushima, Japan.” Toxic News.
  • Jenerette, G.D., S.L. Harlan, A. Buyantuev, W.L. Stefanov, J. Declet-Barreto, B.L. Ruddell, S.W. Myint, S. Kaplan, X. Li. (2016) “Micro Scale Urban Surface Temperatures Are Related to Land Cover Features and Residential Heat-Related Health Impacts in Phoenix, AZ USA.” Landscape Ecology 31: 745-760. doi 10.1007/s10980-015-0284-3. Winner of the 2016 Outstanding Article Award from the International Association of Landscape Ecology
  • J. Matthew JudgePhil Brown, Julia Green Brody, Serena Ryan. (2016) “The Exposure Experience: Ohio River Valley Residents Respond to Local Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) Contamination.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 57(3) 333-350.
  • Li, X., W. Li, A. Middel, S.L. Harlan, A.J. Brazel, B.L. Turner II. (2016) “Remote Sensing of the Surface Urban Heat Island and Land Architecture in Phoenix, Arizona: Combined Effects of Land Composition and Configuration and Cadastral-Demographic-Economic Factors.” Remote Sensing of Environment 174: 233-243.
  • Jacob MatzPhil Brown, and Julia Green Brody. “Social Science-Environmental Health Collaborations: An Exciting New Direction.” New Solutions November 2016, 26:349-358.
  • Petitti, D.B., D. Hondula, S. Yang, S.L. Harlan, and G. Chowell. (2016) “Multiple Trigger Points for Quantifying Heat-Health Impacts: New Evidence from a Hot Climate.” Environmental Health Perspectives 124(2): 176-183.
  • Ramirez-Andreotta MD, Brody JG, Lothrop N, Loh M, Beamer PI, Brown P. Improving Environmental Health Literacy and Justice through Environmental Exposure Results Communication. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2016 Jul 8;13(7):690.
  • Senier, LauraPhil BrownSara ShostakBridget Hanna. “The Socio-Exposome: Advancing Exposure Science and Environmental Justice in a Postgenomic Era.” Environmental Sociology. 2016.
  • Michael E. Smith, Barbara L. Stark, Wen-Ching Chuang, Timothy J. Dennehy, Sharon L. Harlan, April Kamp-Whittaker, Benjamin W. Stanley, and Abigail M. York. (2016) “Comparative Methods for Premodern Cities: Coding for Governance and Class Mobility.” Cross-Cultural Research. 1-37. DOI: 10.1177/1069397116665824
  • Vatovec, Christine. 2016. “Making Biodiversity Stewardship Tangible using a Place-based Approach.” In: Byrne L (ed.) Learner-centered Teaching Activities for Environmental and Sustainability Studies. Springer.
  • Carmen M. Velez Vega, Phil Brown, Colleen Murphy, Abigail Figueroa, José Cordero, and Akram Alshawabkeh. “Community Engagement and Research Translation in Puerto Rico’s Northern Karst Region: The PROTECT Superfund Research Program.” New Solutions November 2016, 26:475-495.
  • Lourdes Vera. “Community Health Impacts from Oil and Gas Development in Texas: The Perspective of Sharon Wilson.” New Solutions November 2016, 26:496-507.
  • Elisabeth Wilder. “Capitalism Qualified: What’s in a Name?” New Solutions November 2016, 26:508-511.
  • Sara Wylie, Kim Schultz, Deborah Thomas, Chris Kassotis, and Susan Nagel. “Inspiring Collaboration: The Legacy of Theo Colborn’s Transdisciplinary Research on Fracking.” New Solutions November 2016, 26:360-388.
  • Oscar Zarate, Julia Green Brody, Phil Brown, Monica Ramirez-Andreotta, Laura Perovich, and Jacob Matz, 2016. “Balancing Benefits and Risks of Immortal Data:  Participants’ Views of Open Consent in the Personal Genome Project, Hastings Center Report.” 46(1):36-45. DOI: 10.1002/hast.523.



  • Bachrach, C. and S. Robert, with contributions from T. Green, Sara Shostak, and Y. Thomas. 2015 Training in Interdisciplinary Health Science:  Current Successes and Future Needs.  A paper commissioned by the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Population Health Improvement.  Washington, DC.
  • Berkman, Amy, Amy Trentham-Dietz, Kim Dittus, Vicki Hart, Christine Vatovec, Ted A. James, Susan G. Lakoski, Brian L. Sprague. 2015. Health Behavior Change Following a DCIS Diagnosis: An Opportune Teachable Moment to Improve Outcomes. Preventive Medicine S0091-7435(15)00098-5.
  • Cordner, Alissa Phil Brown, and Margaret Mulcahy “Playing with Fire: The World of Flame Retardant Activism and Policy” In Jan Willem Duyvendak and James M. Jasper (eds.) Players and Arenas: The Interactive Dynamics of Protest, Amsterdam University Press, 2015.
  • Cordner, Alissa and Phil Brown, “Flame Retardants as a Prompt to Chemical Reform in the United States: A Multi-Sector Alliance,” Environmental Sociology, 2015, 1:69-79. DOI: 10.1080/23251042.2015.1016685.
  • Faber, Daniel, Amy Lubitow, and Madeleine Brambilla. 2015. “What About the Cause: The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and the Pinkwashing of Breast Cancer Activism,” in Joseph Tohill (ed.), Shopping for Change: Consumer Activism in North American History. Toronto: Between the Lines Press.
  • Hoover, Elizabeth, Mia Renauld, Michael Edelstein, Phil Brown. 2015. “Social Science Collaboration with Environmental Health.” Environmental Health Perspectives. 123(11). DOI:10.1289/ehp.1409283
  • Morello-Frosch, Rachel Julia Varshavsky, Max Liboiron, Phil Brown, and Julia Green Brody, “Communicating Results in Post-Belmont Era Biomonitoring Studies:  Lessons from Genetics and Neuroimaging Research,” Environmental Research, 2015, 136:363-372. DOI:10.1016/j.envres.2014.10.001.
  • Panikkar, B. and Sandler, R. 2015. “Nuclear Energy, Justice, and Power: The Case of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant License Renewal,” in Taebi, B. and Roeser, S., eds., Ethics of Nuclear Energy (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press): 141-156.
  • Quigley, Dianne, David Sonnenfeld, Phil Brown, Linda Silka, Linlang He, and Qing Tian. “Research ethics training on place-based communities and cultural groups.” Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences (2015): 1-11. DOI: 10.1007/s13412-015-0236-x.
  • Richter, Lauren. 2015. Why Community-Based Research Matters to Science and People. Union of Concerned Scientists, The Equation.
  • Sandler, R. 2015. Food Ethics: The Basics (Oxford, UK: Routledge).
  • Senier, Laura, and Boris Templeton.  2015.  “Organizing for Community Health: The Potential for Community Health Centers to Foster Cross-Movement Coalitions.”  Mobilizing Ideas (blog for the American Sociological Association’s Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements.  Available at:
  • Senier, Laura.  2015.  Review of Exposed Science: Genes, the Environment, and the Politics of Population Health, by Sara Shostak.  Contemporary Sociology; 44: 117-119.
  • Senier, Laura, Michael Shields, Rachael Lee, Lauren Nicoll, Danielle Falzon, and Elyssa Wiecek.  2015.  Community-based family health history education: The role of state health agencies in engaging medically underserved populations in understanding genomics and risk of chronic disease.  Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation 3(4): 995-1017.
  • Senier, Laura, Matthew Kearney, and Jason Orne.  2015.  Using public-private partnerships to mitigate disparities in access to genetic services:
    Lessons from Wisconsin.  Advances in Medical Sociology 16: 269-305.
  • Shostak, Sara and J. Beckfield. 2015 “Making a Case for Genetics: Interdisciplinary Visions and Practices in the Contemporary Social Sciences.” Advances in Medical Sociology: Genetics, Health, and Society. Edited by Brea Perry.  London: Emerald Press.
  • Shostak, Sara and M. Moinester. 2015 “Beyond Geneticization: Regimes of Perceptibility and the Social Determinants of Health.” In Reimagining Biomedicalization, Pharmaceuticals, and Genetics: Old Critiques and New Engagements. Edited by Susan Bell and Anne Figert.  New York: Routledge.
  • Shostak, Sara, and M. Moinester. 2015 “The Missing Piece of the Puzzle?:  Measuring the Environment in the Postgenomic Moment.”  In Postgenomics: Perspectives on Biology After the Genome.  Edited by Sarah Richardson and Hallam Stevens.  Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press.
  • Vallas, Steven, J. Matthew Judge, and Emily Cummins. 2015. “Worker’s Rights as Human Rights? Solidarity Campaigns and the Anti-Sweatshop Movement.”  In: Walker, E., Lee, C., and McQuarrie, M. (ed) Democratizing Inequalities. New York: New York University Press.
  • Woods, Joshua, Jason Manning, and Jacob Matz 2015. The Impression Management Tactics of an Immigration Group. Sociological Focus, 48(4): 354-372.
  • Wylie, Sara. 2015. “Securing the Natural Gas Boom: The Role of Science, the Academy and Regulatory Capture in the Exemption of Hydraulic Fracturing from Regulatory Oversight.” In Subterranean Estates: Life Worlds of Oil and Gas, Hannah Appel, Arthur Mason and Michael Watts Eds. Cornell University Press.



  • Brody, Julia G, Sarah C Dunagan, Rachel Morello-Frosch, Phil Brown, Sharylle Patton and Ruthann A Rudel, “Reporting individual results for biomonitoring and environmental exposures: Lessons learned from environmental communication case studies,” Environmental Health, 2014, 13:40. DOI: 10.1186/1476-069X-13-40. PMCID: PMC4098947.
  • Cordner, Alissa, Kathryn Rodgers, Rachel Morello-Frosch, and Phil Brown, “Firefighters and Flame Retardant Activism,” New Solutions, 2014, 24:507-530. DOI: 10.2190/NS.24.4.f.
  • Cordner, Alissa, Phil Brown, and Rachel Morello-Frosch, “Health Social Movements” In William Cockerham, Robert Dingwall, and Stella Quah (eds.) Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior, and Society, Wiley-Blackwell, 2014.
  • Faber, Daniel and Shelley McDonough Kimelberg. 2014. “Sustainable Urban Development and Environmental Gentrification: The Paradox Confronting the U.S.Environmental Justice Movement,” in Hall, Robinson, and Kohli (eds). Shifting Demographics: A Cross-Disciplinary Look at Race and Class in 21st Century America. New York: Peter Lang Publishers.
  • Matz, Jacob and Daniel Renfrew (2014). “Selling ‘Fracking’: Energy in Depth and the Marcellus Shale”. Environmental Communication. Published online 27 Jun 2014.
  • Morello-Frosch, Rachel, and Phil Brown, “Science, Social Justice, and Post-Belmont Research Ethics: Implications for Regulation and Environmental Health Science,” In Daniel Kleinman and Kelly Moore (eds.) Handbook of Science, Technology, and Society, Routledge, 2014.
  • Palmer, C., McShane, K., and Sandler, R. 2014. “Environmental Ethics.” Annual Review of Environment and Resources 39: 419-442.
  • Panikkar B, Woodin M, Brugge D, Hyatt R., Community Partners of the Somerville Community Immigrant Worker Project, and Gute DM. 2014. Characterizing the Low Wage Immigrant Workforce: A Comparative Analysis of the Health Disparities Among Selected Occupations in Somerville, Massachusetts. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 57(5):516-526.
  • Poduri, Annapurna, Rosen Sheidley, Beth, Shostak, Sara, and Ruth Ottman. 2014. “Genetic Testing in the Epilepsies: Developments and Dilemmas.” Nature Reviews Neurology. 10(5): 293-299. doi:10.1038/nrneurol.2014.60
  • Ramirez-Andreotta, MD, Brusseau, ML, Artiola, JF, Maier, RM, Gandolfi, AJ. (2014). “Environmental Research Translation: Enhancing Interactions with Communities at Contaminated Sites”. Forthcoming, Science of the Total Environment.
  • Ratto, M. Wylie, S. and Jalbert, K. 2014. Introduction to the Special Forum on Critical Making as Research Program The Information Society 30 (2), 85-95.
  • Sandler, R. 2014. “GM Food and Nanotechnology,” in Cutter, A. M. and Gordijn, B., eds., In Pursuit of Nanoethics (Dordrecht: Springer): 39-57.
  • Shostak, Sara, and Margot Moinester. 2014. “The Missing Piece of the Puzzle?: Measuring the Environment in the Postgenomic Moment.” Postgenomics. Ed. Sarah Richardson and Hallam Stevens. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
  • Vatovec, Christine M, Mujde Z. Erten, Jane Kolodinsky, Phil Brown, Marie Wood, Ted James, and Brian L. SpragueDuctal carcinoma in situ: a brief review of treatment variation and impacts on patients and society,” Critical Reviews in Eukaryotic Gene Expression, 2014, 24: 281–286. DOI: 10.1615/CritRevEukaryotGeneExpr.2014011495. PMCID: PMC4372113.
  • Willow, A. and S. Wylie. 2014. Politics, ecology, and the new anthropology of energy: exploring the emerging frontiers of hydraulic fracking. Journal of Political Ecology 21: 222-236.
  • Willow, A. and S. Wylie. (2014). “Politics, ecology, and the new anthropology of energy: exploring the emerging frontiers of hydraulic fracking”. Journal of Political Ecology 21: 222-236.
  • Willow, A.J. and Wylie, S.  (eds.) (2014). “Energy, environment, engagement:  encounters with hydraulic fracking.” special section of the Journal of Political Ecology 21: 222-348.
  • Wylie, S. and L. Albright. 2014. WellWatch: reflections on designing digital media for multi-sited para-ethnography. Journal of Political Ecology 21: 320-348.
  • Wylie, S. Jalbert, K. Dosemagen, S. and Ratto M. 2014. Institutions for civic technoscience: How critical making is transforming environmental research The Information Society 30
    (2), 116-126.



  • Douglas S. Massey, Len Albright, Rebecca Casciano, Elizabeth Derickson, David N. Kinsey, Climbing Mount Laurel: The Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in an American Suburb. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2013.
  • Brown, Phil, “Integrating Medical and Environmental Sociology with Environmental Health: Crossing Boundaries and Building Connections through Advocacy,” Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 2013, 54:144-163. DOI: 10.1177/0022146513484473.
  • Cordner, Alissa, Phil Brown, and Margaret Mulcahy, “Chemical Regulation on Fire: Rapid Policy Successes on Flame Retardants,” Environmental Science & Technology, 2013, 47(3): 7067–7076. DOI: 10.1021/es3036237.
  • Cordner, Alissa and Phil Brown, “Moments of Uncertainty: Ethical Considerations and Emerging Contaminants,” Sociological Forum, 2013, 28(3):63-107. DOI: 10.1111/socf.12034. PMCID: PMC3829201.
  • Dunagan, Sarah C., Julia G. Brody, Rachel Morello-Frosch, Phil Brown, Shaun Goho, Jessica Tovar, Sharylle Patton, and Rachel Danford, “When Pollution is Personal:  Handbook for Reporting Results to Participants in Biomonitoring and Personal Exposure Studies,” Newton, MA: Silent Spring Institute, 2013.
  • Juris, Jeffrey, Erica Bushell, Meghan Doran, J. Matthew Judge, Amy Lubitow, Bryan McCormick, and Chris Prenner (2013) “Movement Building and the United States Social Forum” Social Movement Studies: Journal of Social, Cultural, and Political Protest. Published online 10/1/2013.
  • Liboiron, Max and Wachsmuth, D. (2013). “The Fantasy of Disaster Response: Governance and Social Action During Hurricane Sandy”. Social Text Periscope.
  • Libroiron Max (2013) “Modern Waste as Strategy”. lo Squaderno no. 29, September 2013 | Garbage & Wastes / Immondizia & Rifiuti
  • Pennell, Kelly G., Marcella Thompson, James W. Rice, Laura Senier, Phil Brown, and Eric Suuberg.  2013.  Bridging research and environmental regulatory processes: the role of the knowledge broker. Environmental Science & Technology 47(21): 11985-11992.  PMCID: PMC3875357.
  • Ramirez-Andreotta, MD, Brusseau, ML, Beamer, P, Maier, RM. (2013). “Home Gardening Near a Mining Site in an Arsenic-Endemic Region of Arizona: Assessing Arsenic Exposure Dose and Risk via Ingestion of Home Garden Vegetables, Soils, and Water”. Science of the Total Environment, 454- 455:373-82.
  • Ramirez-Andreotta, MD, Brusseau, ML, Artiola, JF, Maier, RM. (2013). “A Greenhouse and Field-Based Study to Determine the Accumulation of Arsenic in Common Homegrown Vegetables”. Science of the Total Environment, 443, 299-306.
  • Senier, Laura, and Cynthia Lin.  2013.  Coalition Building for Community Health in Milwaukee.  [Research policy brief.]  University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Shostak, Sara (2013). Exposed Science: Genes, the Environment, and the Politics of Population Health. University of California Press.
  • Vatovec, Christine, Laura Senier, and Michael Bell.  2013.  The ecology of dying: commodity chains, governance, and the medicalization of end-of-life care. in Advances in Medical Sociology: Ecological Health: Society, Ecology and Health 15: 195-215.
  • Vatovec, Christine, Laura Senier, and Michael Bell.  2013.  An ecological perspective on medical care: environmental, occupational, and public health impacts of medical supply and pharmaceutical chains.  EcoHealth 10(3): 257-267.  PMID: 23842665.
  • Wylie, Sara. 2013 “Public Laboratories: Designing and Developing tools for Do-It-Yourself Detection of Hazards”. Limn Issue 3. Sentinel Devices with Megan McLaughlin and Josh McIlvain.



  • Amoroso, Paul J., Nicole S. Bell, Susan P. Baker, and Laura Senier.  2012.  Injury control. pp. 339-383 in: Military Quantitative Physiology: Problems and Concepts in Military Operational Medicine. Friedl, Karl E, and William R. Santee, (editors). Fort Detrick, MD: Borden Institute.
  • Brown, Phil, Julia Green Brody, Rachel Morello-Frosch, Jessica Tovar, Ami R. Zota, and Ruthann A. Rudel, “Measuring The Success Of Community Science: The Northern California Household Exposure Study,” Environmental Health Perspectives, 2012, 120:326–331. DOI: 10.1289/ehp.1103734. PMCID: PMC3295345.
  • Cohen, Alison K., Allison Waters, and Phil Brown, “Place-based Environmental Health Justice Education: A Community-University-Government-Middle School Partnership,” Environmental Justice, 2012, 5(4): 188-197. DOI: 10.1089/env.2010.0021.
  • Cordner, Alissa, David Ciplet, Rachel Morello-Frosch, and Phil Brown, “Research Ethics for Environmental Health and Justice: Academics and Movement-Building,” Social Movement Studies, 2012, 11:161-176. DOI: 10.1080/14742837.2012.664898. PMCID: PMC3370411.
  • Panikkar, Bindu, Natasha Smith, and Phil Brown, “Reflexive Research Ethics in Fetal Tissue Xenotransplantation Research,” Accountability in Research: Policies and Quality Assurance, 2012, 19(6):344-369. DOI: 10.1080/08989621.2012.728910. PMCID: PMC3689847.
  • Sandler, R. 2012. “Health Care is of Special Moral Significance: Counterpoint,” in Kronenfeld, J., Parmet, W., and Zezza, M., eds., Debates on U.S.  Health Care (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage): 11-15.
  • Senier, Laura, Rebecca Gasior Altman, Rachel Morello-Frosch, and Phil Brown.   Contested Illnesses Research Group’s nuts and bolts and lessons learned.
    pp. 269-274 in Contested Illnesses: Citizens, Science, and Health Social Movements Brown, Phil, Rachel Morello-Frosch, Stephen Zavestoski, and the Contested Illnesses Research Group (editors).  Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press.