Identification of African Americans’ Perception and Prioritization of Environmental Health Issues
This project is being led by Dr. Kimberly Pounds who is trained in public health and health promotion and is an assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Texas Southern University. In this project, Dr. Pounds and her fellow researchers will use a mixed methods approach (a combination of methods) that includes interviews of neighborhood leaders and surveys of residents, to identify their environmental health priorities, including those that impact maternal, infant and child health, in Third Ward, an urban African American community in Houston. Survey results will contribute to the development of an Urban Public Health Innovations Institute (UPHI2) at TSU. The UPHI2 is being developed to create equity in health outcomes for African Americans and other populations unfairly impacted by social and environmental injustices through research, workforce development, education, and community engagement.