Author Archives: Michelle Shapiro

Call for Papers: Chronic Disease and Climate Change

Environmental Justice invites manuscript submissions for a special issue on chronic disease and climate change. The manuscript submission deadline is August 1, 2019. Scientific and observational evidence documents the adverse and potentially irreversible population health outcomes associated…

Unsung Heroes: State and Local Public Health Officials Innovating in Outbreak Investigations

A recent article in Food Safety Magazine describes the daily efforts of state and local environmental public health officials to investigate localized foodborne illness outbreaks. While these smaller outbreaks do not always garner significant media…

Findings from CDC’s National Environmental Assessment Reporting System

Most foodborne outbreaks occur in retail food establishments like restaurants. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) looked at 403 foodborne outbreaks reported to CDC’s National Environmental Assessment Reporting System (NEARS). An environmental assessment…