Community Engagement Research Fellow, School Of Public Health (9893/K2217)

Boston University Boston , MA 02298

Posted 3 months ago

The Department of Environmental Health at the Boston University School of Public Health has a long history and national reputation of interdisciplinary community-based participatory research to address environmental health inequalities. The CE Research Fellow will work with two research centers and affiliated partners on community engagement and research translation activities in Massachusetts and nationally. The position will involve leading several projects, while developing engagement expertise through scholarship, preparing manuscripts, project development and grant writing.

Primary responsibilities of the CE Research Fellow will be to work with Superfund and CRESSH investigators, Core leaders and community partners to facilitate, evaluate and document community engagement activities. Specific activities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Evaluate and document the reporting of research results to participants in a home-based indoor air monitoring study.

  • Develop a process for enabling CRESSH investigators to compare their social and environmental health stressor constructs with the perceptions of community stakeholders, including key stakeholder focus groups in in the cities of Chelsea and Dorchester.

  • Work with and assist members of the International Society for Children's Health and the Environment (ISCHE), comprised of children's environmental health professionals including epidemiologists, chemists, toxicologists, clinicians, environmentalists, community leaders, students and public health practitioners, to develop mechanisms to support increased access to science for affected communities, and conversely, more exposure to community concerns for framers of evidence-based policy solutions.

  • Develop culturally appropriate educational materials that translate the aims and findings of research to improve environmental health literacy while reducing risk in and beyond the populations of Chelsea and Dorchester, Massachusetts.

Required Skills

Interested candidates should have a Master's degree or equivalent and have knowledge of environmental health/social epidemiology. Experience with community engagement and conducting qualitative research required. To apply for this position, send resume or CV and cover letter directly to Prof. Madeleine Scammell (

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Community Engagement Research Fellow, School Of Public Health (9893/K2217)

Boston University