Chemical Equity

2023 ~ Present | No partners or sponsors at this stage.


The goal of the chemical equity VIP team is to explore chronic chemical exposures in occupations tangentially using chemicals, such as agriculture, transportation, constructions sectors. The team will be analyzing state and federal data leveraging molecular understanding of the chemicals reactivity, physical properties and toxicity profiles. Relationships between chemical exposure and economic, social and racial backgrounds will be studied. Results will be published original research papers and students will be co-authors of the publications.

Issues Involved or Addressed

The questions that the chemical equity team will explore are positioned at the intersection of chemistry, public health and social justice. Is there equity and equitable protection to chemicals in non-scientific professions which tangentially use chemicals? Which populations are more at risk to be exposed to harmful to health chemicals? Which chemicals are most likely to lead to chronic exposures and illnesses in non-technical professions? Do the current state and federal legislatures adequately and accurately monitor, protect and report chronic exposures to harmful chemicals? Which safeguards and safety measures are currently in place to protect (vulnerable) workers with (limited) resources? How chemists and scientists can effectively and actively support the broader public and workers’ awareness and safety in occupations which do not require technical trainings?

Methods and Technologies

  • methods: Literature review. data mining.
  • technologies: softwares supporting data analyses and visualizations (such as Tableau)

Academic Majors of Interest

  • Computing
  • Engineering
  • Ivan Allen
  • OtherPre-Law
  • Sciences

Preferred Interests and Preparation

No preparation required

Meeting Schedule & Location

Meeting Day 

Team Advisors

Dr. Pamela Pollet
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry

Partner(s) and Sponsor(s)

No partners or sponsors at this stage.