Center for Children’s Health Assessment, Research Translation, and Combating Environmental Racism (CHARTER)

The Center for Children’s Health Assessment, Research Translation, and Combating Environmental Racism (CHARTER), works to develop effective strategies to translate research findings of importance to children’s environmental health to relevant stakeholders in the community, academia, and healthcare. We know that working with community partners is the key to developing communication products that can be used to improve children’s health.

Center Goals

  • Serve as a catalyst for the development of innovative interdisciplinary translational research and communication strategies to improve children’s environmental health.
  • Develop and innovate science and discovery relevant to the impact that environmental exposures have on children’s health to meet the needs of families in Atlanta and beyond.
  • Foster and enhance partnerships between university researchers and communities, locally and nationally, to decrease environmental exposures and effectively translate impactful scientific findings, with the goal of reducing environmental racism and enhancing the health of children.

Leadership

Linda McCauley - CHARTER
Linda
McCauley
PhD, RN

Director
Professor and Dean
Emory University, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Sun Joo Ahn - CHARTER
Sun Joo
Ahn
PhD, MA

Deputy Director
Associate Professor
University of Georgia
Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication  

Translation Core

The Translational Core supports scientists, community members, and healthcare providers in generating and disseminating critical research findings in children’s environmental health to raise awareness of exposure risks and encourage meaningful actions for risk mitigation, equitably across communities.

Sun Joo Ahn - CHARTER
Sun Joo
Ahn
PhD, MA

Deputy Director
Associate Professor
University of Georgia
Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication  

Ruth Parker - CHARTER
Ruth
Parker
MD, MACP

Co-Investigator
Professor
Emory University, School of Medicine

Abby Mutic - CHARTER
Abby
Mutic
PhD, MSN, CNM

Co-Investigator
Assistant Professor
Emory University, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Rose Hayes - CHARTER
Rose
Hayes
MA, RN, BSN

Communication Manager
Director of Engagement
Emory University, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Neila Grimsley - CHARTER
Neila
Grimsley
MPH

Translation Core Coordinator
University of Georgia
Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication

Development Core

The overall goal of the Development Core is to provide a comprehensive, integrated program of career development to enhance the path towards independence for early-stage investigators working in the thematic areas of children’s environmental health, health disparities, and translation of research affecting Black individuals and their communities.

Carmen Marsit - CHARTER
Carmen
Marsit
PhD

Core Lead
Associate Dean of Research and Rollin’s Distinguished Professor
Emory University, Rollin’s School of Public Health

Dana Barr - CHARTER
Dana
Barr

Core Co-Lead
Professor
Emory University, Rollin’s School of Public Health

P. Barry Ryan - CHARTER
P. Barry
Ryan
PhD, MS

Co-Investigator
Professor
Emory University, Rollin’s School of Public Health

Kara Jacobson - CHARTER
Kara
Jacobson
MPH

Health Literacy Coordinator
Senior Research Associate Faculty
Emory University, Rollin’s School of Public Health

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Pilot Award Program

Resources

Contact Us

Nathan J. Mutic, MS, MAT, MEd
Center Administrator
Associate Director of Research Projects  
Emory University, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing  

nathan.mutic@emory.edu

Emory News

NIH awards $4 Million grant to improve health in diverse communities

With this grant, an Emory-led team of environmental health scientists and health communication experts from the University of Georgia will join forces to translate important environmental health research findings to key stakeholders in the community, academia, and health care systems through the newly created Center for Children’s Health Assessment, Research Translation, and Combating Racism.

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The center is supported by the NIEHS award number 1P2CES033430-01