Katrina Smith Korfmacher

Katrina Korfmacher, PhD is Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of Community Outreach in University of Rochester Medical Center’s Environmental Health Sciences Center.  She holds a MS and PhD in Environmental Studies from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment.  The primary focus of her outreach work is addressing environmental health and justice issues of the communities in and around Rochester through policy change.  Dr. Korfmacher has developed several community partnerships related to childhood lead poisoning prevention and healthy homes.  She coordinates the EHSC’s Community Advisory Board and participates in many local, state, and national organizations related to community environmental health.  Her research as a policy scientist explores  the use of science by community groups trying to solve environmental problems.  She is co-author of Collaborative Environmental Management: What roles for Government? as well as numerous journal articles on environmental policy.

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