ERP_Neasha GravesERP’s Neasha Graves was recognized for her high quality work and contributions to the Community Outreach and Engagement Core (COEC) community in the NIEHS Grantee Highlights. Neasha is the Community Outreach and Education Manager for the Environmental Resource Program (ERP) in the UNC Institute for the Environment. She coordinates activities and initiatives that provide outreach to community audiences on environmental health and environmentally-related diseases. This outreach involves translating the research that is conducted in the UNC School of Public Health on topics like asthma, breast cancer, and obesity, so that the public can understand the research and use it to make decisions about the environment and their own health. Before joining ERP, Neasha was a public health program consultant in the NC DENR Division of Environmental Health, coordinating outreach on childhood lead poisoning prevention. She also worked with the NC Office of Environmental Education and as a high school social studies teacher. As an educator for over 20 years, Neasha has a strong interest in exploring education opportunities for low income and minority populations, especially in the areas of environmental education and environmental health.

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