Sharon Petronella, M.S., Ph.D.
Community Health & Education Expert
Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Biomedical Sciences
Member, Asthma Pathogenesis Research Core
Co-Director, Asthma and Lead Divisions, Community Outreach and Education Program of the NIEHS Center in Environmental Toxicology
Environmental epidemiologist with UTMB’s Child Health Research Program
Expertise / Area(s) of Interest
Exposure to environmental toxicants
Air pollution and effects on childhood asthma
Recent Media / Articles
Thaller, E., Petronella, S., Hochman, D., Howard, S., Chikkara, R., & Brooks, E.G. (2008). Moderate increases in ambient PM2.5 and ozone are associated with lung function decreases in healthy athletes. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 50:202-211.
Sullivan, J; Parras, B; St. Marie, R; Subra, W; Petronella, S; Gorenstein, J; Fuchs-Young, R; Chavarria, A; Ward, J; Diamond, P. Public Talks & Science Listens: A Community-Based Participatory Approach to Characterizing Environmental Health Risk Perceptions & Assessing Recovery Needs in the Wake of Hurricanes Katrina & Rita. (2008). Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health. (in press).
Sullivan, J., S. Petronella, E. Brooks, M. Murillo, L. Primeau and J. Ward. (March 2008). Theatre of the oppressed and environmental justice communities: A transformational therapy for the body politic. Journal of Health Psychology. Vol. 13(2); 166-179.