Introduction
Project Summary
Demographics
Waste Transfer Stations
Transportation and Traffic
Asthma and Air Pollution
Air Quality
Water Quality
Links
Reports
Youth Participation and Leadership Program
Glossary



Join us on November 12, 2005 and listen to medical practitioners, scientists, policy makers, and environmental advocates discuss practical solutions on how to make the South Bronx a better place to live - and breathe.

Free food, entertainment and prizes all day!

The South Bronx Environmental Health and Policy Study is funded with an appropriation sponsored by Congressman José E. Serrano and is administered by the EPA. Project partners are New York University, The Point CDC, Sports Foundation, Inc., We Stay / Nos Quedamos, Inc., and Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice. The forum is presented by The Sports Foundation, Inc.

For more information please call: 718.665.9585

November 12 Forum

The South Bronx Environmental Health and Policy Study - Introduction

The South Bronx is a low-income, minority community in New York City. The South Bronx's asthma rates, among the highest in the country, is considered by residents to be one of the most pressing health issues in the community. The main goal of the South Bronx Environmental Health and Policy Study is to study environmental and health issues affecting this community, with particular emphasis on the relationships between air quality, transportation, waste transfer activity, demographic characteristics, and public health. It is a collaborative research project that involves the NYU School of Medicine’s Nelson Institute of Environmental Medicine (NIEM), the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service’s Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems (ICIS), and four community groups: The Point Community Development Corporation, We Stay/Nos Quedamos, Sports Foundation Inc., and Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice Inc.

This web site provides information on the Wagner Schools portion of the South Bronx Environmental Health and Policy Study.

The members of the current NYU Wagner/ICIS group are:

  • Rae Zimmerman (co-Principal Investigator), Professor and Director, ICIS
  • Zvia Naphtali, PhD, Adjunct Clinical Professor, Wagner School, NYU
  • Carlos Restrepo, Associate Research Scientist, Ph.D candidate
  • Alison Kling, Graduate Research Assistant
  • Renuka Vijayanathan, Graduate Research Assistant

Former members of the NYU Wagner ICIS group:

  • Jos Holgun-Veras, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic University
  • Bruce A. Egan, Sc.D, CCM, Egan Environmental Inc.
  • Cary Hirschstein, Graduate Research Assistant
  • Nicole Dooskin, Graduate Research Assistant
  • Roy Guzman, Web Design
  • David Klebenov, Graduate Research Assistant
  • Jennifer Lara, Graduate Research Assistant


For information on the School of Medicine’s work in the study, visit www.nyu.edu/projects/southbronxhealth






Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
New York University
411 Lafayette Street. Suite 300
New York, NY 10003
2004