Superfund Research Program

February 2024

Smartphone Application
The PROTECT Superfund project in Puerto Rico uses an innovative smartphone application to increase access to report-back in low-income communities. (Image courtesy of Julia Brody)

NIEHS-funded researchers have created a new framework designed to help scientists report back study findings about potential exposures to participants. The 12-point framework, developed by Katrina Korfmacher, Ph.D., and Julia Brody, Ph.D., of the Northeastern University PROTECT Superfund Research Program (SRP) Center, aims to make report-back a routine part of research within the environmental health sciences.

“Our framework highlights the importance of engaging with participants, community leaders, and public officials to develop meaningful report-back protocols,” said Brody. “We hope to guide scientists in using report-back as a core part of environmental health research.”

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