ASPIRE Children’s Environmental Health Center
2023 Pilot Project Awardees
How do air quality communications influence healthy decisions? Translating evidence-based resources about children’s exposures to smoke-related air pollution.
Cathy Slavik, PhD
Center for Science Communication Research, University of Oregon
Generate and translate observational and experimental data to develop infographics that inform and promote risk-informed decision making among parents and educator to improve knowledge and the adoption of smoke-protective actions.
Junior Outdoor Food Navigators (JOFN)
Xiangyou (Sharon) Shen, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor, OSU College of Forestry
Siew Sun Wong, PhD
Professor, OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Use evidence-informed practices to foster youth climate resilience and environmental health through positive outdoor food experiences.
Breaking the Silence: Helping Parents Promote Climate Literacy
Senior Advisor, Aspen Institute "This Is Planet Ed"
Engage parents and children in a co-design process to refine an intervention designed to begin age-appropriate climate discussions with children 5 to 17.
2022 Pilot Project Awardees
Wildfire-Pandemic-Resilient Ventilation Control
Parichehr Salimifard, PhD
Assistant Professor, OSU School of Civil and Construction Engineering
Test the application of PM sensors along with portable air cleaners (PACs) during wildfires to develop novel ventilation control to protect children health against indoor and outdoor PM sources and infectious disease.
Protecting Early Learners from Harmful Chemicals
Director, OSU-Cascades Little Beavs Childcare
Develop a pathway for Early Learning Centers to align with the CEHN Eco-Healthy Childcare Endorsement and OHA Choose Safe Places Initiative to protect early learners.
Designing a Model of PM 2.5 Interventions for Children in Ashland
Community Engagement Coordinator, Ashland Forest Resiliency (Smokewise Ashland)
Develop smoke-related resources to educate providers, parents and organizations serving children, and pilot the use of air monitoring equipment in Pre-K-12th grade indoor spaces to improve indoor air quality.
Wombs and Wildfires: Centering Perinatal Equity in Wildfire Mitigation & Resilience
Emily Little, PhD
Founder and Director, Nurturely
Use scientific data and interviews from frontline workers to co-create a draft set of policy recommendations on how to prioritize perinatal equity in wildfire mitigation and resilience.