Environmental and Occupational Health Seminar: 'Environmental Health Literacy Challenges'

Marti Lindsey was appointed director of the Outreach and Education Core in 2002. She also serves as a co-director of the KEYS High School Student Research Internships Program, http://keys.pharmacy.arizona.edu.

Marti collaborates with basic and clinical scientists, integrating public health outreach and translational opportunities with environmental health sciences research, for youth and tribal audiences.

For over 20 years Lindsey has built bridges between groups and cultures, in one form or another. Prior to her current position, Dr. Lindsey served as a Librarian on the Navajo Nation and was a social work consultant in long term care. Lindsey draws upon her experience in order to share information resulting from the research of toxicologists and environmental health scientists with the general public and the K-12 education community and to facilitate partnerships among these groups.

Focus on the consequences and challenge of poor health literacy has spawned interest in specific health contexts. As suppliers of environmental health information and services we have had first-hand experience with the difficulties of risk communication and public interpretation of environmental health hazards, we are interested in the unique content and skills associated with processing environmental health hazards. The presentation will address the question, "How do we empower people to become environmental health literate?"

For more information, please contact Paloma Beamer at 520-626-0006 or email pbeamer@email.arizona.edu.

Audience: All

Campus: AHSC

Location: Drachman Hall, Room A118

Speaker: 
Marti Lindsey, PhD
Institution: 
The University of Arizona
Host: 
Paloma Beamer
Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 5:00am to 6:00am