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Project Publications: Brown University: Community Engagement Core

Superfund Research Program

Community Engagement Core

Project Leader: Scott Frickel
Grant Number: P42ES013660
Funding Period: 2005-2021

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  • Tollefson J, Frickel S, Marlow T, Gonsalves S. 2023. Parks, people, and pollution: a relational study of socioenvironmental succession. City Community doi:10.1177/15356841231152616


  • Marlow T, Elliott JR, Frickel S. 2022. Future flooding increases unequal exposure risks to relic industrial pollution. Environ Res Lett 17(7):doi:10.1088/1748-9326/ac78f7
  • Tollefson J, Frickel S. 2022. When environmental inequality racialized: historical evidence from Providence, Rhode Island. Socius 8:doi:10.1177/23780231221127541
  • Tollefson J, Frickel S, Gonsalves S, Marlow T, Sucsy R, Byrns M, Orpen-Tuz M. 2022. Early childcare and education in a post-industrial landscape: Inequalities in proximity to active and relic manufacturing in Metropolitan Providence, Rhode Island. Environ Justice doi:10.1089/env.2021.0121


  • Boudia S, Creager AN, Frickel S, Henry E, Jas N, Roberts JA, Reinhardt C. 2021. Residues: Thinking Through Chemical Environments Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ.
  • Tollefson J, Frickel S, Restrepo MI. 2021. Feature extraction and machine learning techniques for identifying historic urban environmental hazards: New methods to locate lost fossil fuel infrastructure in US cities. PLoS One 16(8):e0255507. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0255507 PMID:34347840 PMCID:PMC8336811


  • Bell S, Marlow T, Wombacher K, Hitt A, Parikh N, Zsom A, Frickel S. 2020. Automated data extraction from historical city directories: The rise and fall of mid-century gas stations in Providence, RI. PLoS One 15:12. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0220219 PMID:32813699 PMCID:PMC7437912
  • Marlow T, Frickel S, Elliott JR. 2020. Do Legacy Industrial Sites Produce Legacy Effects in Ethnic and Racial Residential Settlement? Environmental Inequality Formation in Rhode Island's Industrial Core1. Sociol Forum 21:doi:10.1111/socf.12639


  • Kingsley SL, Walker DI, Calafat AM, Chen A, Papandonatos GD, Xu Y, Jones DP, Lanphear BP, Pennell KD, Braun JM. 2019. Metabolomics of childhood exposure to perfluoroalkyl substances: a cross-sectional study. Metabolomics 15(7):95. doi:10.1007/s11306-019-1560-z PMID:31227916
  • Seltenrich N. 2019. Guiding Communities Affected by PFASs: Tools for Tackling Contaminated Drinking Water. Environ Health Perspect 127(2):doi:10.1289/EHP4170 PMID:30767559 PMCID:PMC6752938


  • Berenbaum D, Marlow T, Lee A, Deighan D, Frickel S, Howison M. 2018. Mining spatio-temporal data on industrialization from historical registries. Journal of Environmental Informatics doi:10.3808/jei.201700381
  • Boudia S, Creager AN, Frickel S, Henry E, Jas N, Reinhardt C, Roberts JA. 2018. Residues: rethinking chemical environments. Engag Sci Technol Soc 4:165-178. doi:10.17351/ests2018.245
  • Chen CY, Driscoll CT, Eagles-Smith CA, Eckley CS, Gay DA, Hsu-Kim H, Keane SE, Kirk JL, Mason RP, Obrist D, Selin H, Selin NE, Thompson MR. 2018. A critical time for mercury science to inform global policy. Environ Sci Technol 52(17):9556-9561. doi:10.1021/acs.est.8b02286 PMID:30067020
  • Frickel S, Elliott JR. 2018. Sites Unseen: Uncovering Hidden Hazards in American Cities. Russell Sage Foundation,
  • Guelfo J, Marlow T, Klein D, Savitz D, Frickel S, Crimi M, Suuberg EM. 2018. Evaluation and management strategies for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in drinking water aquifers: Perspectives from impacted US northeast communities. Environ Health Perspect 126:13. doi:10.1289/ehp2727 PMID:29916808
  • Sears C, Braun JM, Ryan P, Xu Y, Werner E, Lanphear BP, Wellenius GA. 2018. The association of traffic-related air and noise pollution with maternal blood pressure and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy in the HOME study cohort. Environ Int 121:574-581. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2018.09.049 PMID:30300815
  • Thompson MR, Barcott DS. 2018. The Role of the Nurse Scientist as a Knowledge Broker. J Nurs Scholarsh 51(1):26-39. doi:10.1111/jnu.12439 PMID:30354032 PMCID:PMC6329672







  • Hoover E, Brown P, Averick M, Kane AB, Hurt RH. 2009. Teaching small and thinking large: effects of including social and ethical implications in an interdisciplinary nanotechnology course. J Nano Educ 1(1):86-95. doi:10.1166/jne.2009.013 PMID:23585917 PMCID:PMC3624993


  • Senier L, Hudson B, Fort S, Hoover E, Tillson R, Brown P. 2008. Brown Superfund Basic research Program: a multistakeholder partnership addresses real-world problems in contaminated communities. Environ Sci Technol 42(13):4655-4662. PMID:18677987 PMCID:PMC2504735
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