Marisol Becerra

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External Member
Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago
Research Interests
  • Environmental Justice
  • Green Gentrification
  • Population Health

Marisol Becerra is an environmental sociologist focused on the intersection of environmental health, race, and poverty. She is an incoming Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Her research uses an environmental justice theoretical framework to understand the impact of brownfield redevelopment in U.S. urban neighborhoods. Currently, she is exploring the relationship between brownfield redevelopment and health outcomes in affected neighborhoods. Ultimately, her goal is to create public scholarship that advances public policy towards environmental and health equity.