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South Bronx Environmental Health and Policy Study Phase I Report

Author: Rae Zimmerman

Publication type: Acrobat PDF

The quality of the environment in communities with large minority populations has been a growing concern particularly with respect to public health given the potential for greater exposure among minorities and the lower availability of health services to address such exposures. A public health and environmental policy analysis is being conducted by the Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems (ICIS) at New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (NYU-Wagner) to address some of these issues in the South Bronx. The Wagner School study is part of a larger project funded by the U.S. EPA about environmental issues in the South Bronx, NY that aims to provide relationships among air quality, transportation, waste transfer activity, and demographic characteristics in the South Bronx.


The overall South Bronx Environmental Studies project is a consortium of citizen groups from the South Bronx, New York University’s Office of the President, the Nelson Institute of Environmental Medicine (NIEM), and the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems (ICIS) with the support of Congressman José E. Serrano. Professor Rae Zimmerman of NYU-Wagner/ICIS and Lung Chi Chen of the NIEM are co-Principal Investigators of the research.

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Date Created: September 2002; Date Posted: February 2003





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