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Katrina Korfmacher

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentEnvironmental Medicine
AddressUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box EHSC
Rochester NY 14642
Other Positions
TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
DepartmentCenter for Community Health

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentPublic Health Sciences

 Awards And Honors
2006     Metrojustice Activist of the Year award
2010     Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvemetn Award
2012     Advocate's Spirit Award  | Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester
Community Outreach and Education
The COEC maintains two-way links between environmental health research and the information needs of the community. My primary focus is addressing environmental health information and policy needs of the communities in and around Rochester. I participate in many local partnerships relating to environmental health including the Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning, the Rochester Healthy Homes Partnership, the Water Education Collaborative and the Center for Environmental Information.

Childhood lead poisoning remains one of the most significant childhood environmental health risk in the Rochester area. I have been an active member of the Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning since 2001, serving on its Governmental Relations Subcommittee and Executive Committee. I focus on translating environmental health information into relevant policy at the local, state, and federal levels.

Building on community partnerships established through the Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning, I have worked with several community groups to develop education and outreach programs related to healthy homes.

We have also initiated outreach programs related to other EHSC research programs and in response to community needs, including risks from consuming Lake Ontario fish, concerns about air quality, the environmental contributors to obesity, and groundwater contamination.

As a policy scientist, most of my research has addressed on the role of science in the policy process. I focus on the role of community groups in the policy process, and particularly on how these groups generate, access, and use information.

 Selected Publications
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  1. Korfmacher KS, Hanley ML. Are local laws the key to ending childhood lead poisoning? J Health Polit Policy Law. 2013 Aug; 38(4):757-813.
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  2. Korfmacher KS, Jones WA, Malone SL, Vinci LF. Public health and high volume hydraulic fracturing. New Solut. 2013 Jan 1; 23(1):13-31.
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  3. Korfmacher KS, George V. Educating refugees to improve their home environmental health. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2012 Sep-Oct; 18(5):469-73.
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  4. Korfmacher KS, Ayoob M, Morley R. Rochester's lead law: evaluation of a local environmental health policy innovation. Environ Health Perspect. 2012 Feb; 120(2):309-15.
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  5. Eisenberg KW, van Wijngaarden E, Fisher SG, Korfmacher KS, Campbell JR, Fernandez ID, Cochran J, Geltman PL. Blood lead levels of refugee children resettled in Massachusetts, 2000 to 2007. Am J Public Health. 2011 Jan; 101(1):48-54.
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  6. Korfmacher KS. Boundary networks and Rochester's "smart" lead law: the use of multidisciplinary information in a collaborative policy process. New Solut. 2010; 20(3):317-36.
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  7. Korfmacher KS. Collaborating for primary prevention: Rochester's new lead law. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2008 Jul-Aug; 14(4):400-6.
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  8. Korfmacher KS, Kuholski K. Do the same houses poison many children? An investigation of lead poisoning in Rochester, New York, 1993-2004. Public Health Rep. 2007 Jul-Aug; 122(4):482-7.
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  9. Korfmacher KS, Dixon S. Reliability of spot test kits for detecting lead in household dust. Environ Res. 2007 Jun; 104(2):241-9.
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  10. Trasande L, Boscarino J, Graber N, Falk R, Schechter C, Galvez M, Dunkel G, Geslani J, Moline J, Kaplan-Liss E, Miller RK, Korfmacher K, Carpenter D, Forman J, Balk SJ, Laraque D, Frumkin H, Landrigan P. The environment in pediatric practice: a study of New York pediatricians' attitudes, beliefs, and practices towards children's environmental health. J Urban Health. 2006 Jul; 83(4):760-72.
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  11. Korfmacher KS. The politics of participation in watershed modeling. Environ Manage. 2001 Feb; 27(2):161-76.
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