Katrina Smith Korfmacher, Ph.D.View Contact & Scheduling
Professor - Department of Environmental Medicine (SMD)
Professor - Department of Public Health Sciences (SMD) - Joint
PhD | Duke University. Environment. 1996
MS | Duke University. Environment. 1993
BA | Brown University. Environmental Health Sci. 1989
Advocate's Spirit Award. 2012
Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Award. 2010
Metrojustice Activist of the Year award. 2006
The CEC maintains multidirectional 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...
The CEC maintains multidirectional 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 Pollution Prevention Institute.
As a policy scientist, most of my research has addressed 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.
My outreach work translates environmental health research into relevant policy at the local, state, and federal levels. For example, childhood lead poisoning remains one of the most significant childhood environmental health risks 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. Through the Rochester Healthy Homes Partnership, I help to develop and promote programs aimed at reducing home environmental hazards. Other environmental health outreach projects address risks from consuming Lake Ontario fish, concerns about air quality, the environmental contributors to obesity, and water quality.
Many of the articles, reports, and materials listed below are based on my community environmental health work. My recent book, Bridging Silos: Collaborating for Environmental Health and Justice in Urban Communities, describes how communities can collaborate across systems and sectors to address environmental health disparities; with case studies from Rochester, New York; Duluth, Minnesota; and Southern California.”
Harris-Lovett S, Nelson KL, Kantor R, Korfmacher KS
Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP.. 2022 October 9 Epub 10/09/2022.
Korfmacher KS, Harris-Lovett S
Environmental health perspectives.. 2022 May 130 (5):51304. Epub 05/26/2022.
Korfmacher KS, Harris-Lovett S, Nelson KL
Environmental science & technology.. 2021 September 17 Epub 09/17/2021.
Fallone CM, Korfmacher KS, Brosnick L, Markowitz DG
Journal of STEM outreach.. 2021 July 4 (2)Epub 07/19/2021.
Harris-Lovett S, Nelson KL, Beamer P, Bischel HN, Bivins A, Bruder A, Butler C, Camenisch TD, De Long SK, Karthikeyan S, Larsen DA, Meierdiercks K, Mouser PJ, Pagsuyoin S, Prasek SM, Radniecki TS, Ram JL, Roper DK, Safford H, Sherchan SP, Shuster W, Stalder T, Wheeler RT, Korfmacher KS
International journal of environmental research and public health.. 2021 April 2218 (9)Epub 04/22/2021.
Harris-Lovett S, Nelson K, Beamer P, Bischel HN, Bivins A, Bruder A, Butler C, Camenisch TD, Long SK, Karthikeyan S, Larsen DA, Meierdiercks K, Mouser P, Pagsuyoin S, Prasek S, Radniecki TS, Ram JL, Roper DK, Safford H, Sherchan SP, Shuster W, Stalder T, Wheeler RT, Korfmacher KS
medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences.. 2021 February 3 Epub 02/03/2021.
Chronicles of health impact assessment.. 2020 October 5 (1)Epub 11/17/2020.
New solutions : a journal of environmental and occupational health policy : NS.. 2020 August 3 :1048291120947370. Epub 08/03/2020.
Patel, D. M.; Block, R. C.; Chapman, B. P.; Korfmacher, K. S.; van Wijngaarden, E.
Indoor and Built Environment. 2019; .
Korfmacher KS, Holt KD
Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP.. 2018 24 (5):444-447. Epub 1900 01 01.
Korfmacher KS, Pettibone KG, Gray KM, Newman OD
New solutions : a journal of environmental and occupational health policy : NS.. 2016 November 26 (3):429-457. Epub 08/20/2016.
Payne-Sturges DC, Korfmacher KS, Cory-Slechta DA, Jimenez M, Symanski E, Carr Shmool JL, Dotson-Newman O, Clougherty JE, French R, Levy JI, Laumbach R, Rodgers K, Bongiovanni R, Scammell MK
Environmental justice.. 2015 December 18 (6):203-212. Epub 1900 01 01.
Wilson J, Dixon SL, Jacobs DE, Akoto J, Korfmacher KS, Breysse J
Environmental research.. 2015 February 137 :129-35. Epub 12/19/2014.
Korfmacher KS, Aviles K, Cummings BJ, Daniell W, Erdmann J, Garrison V
International journal of environmental research and public health.. 2014 December 2512 (1):300-21. Epub 12/25/2014.
Korfmacher KS, Garrison V
Environmental justice.. 2014 December 117 (6):158-165. Epub 1900 01 01.
Korfmacher KS, Suter BJ, Cai X, Brownson SA, Dozier AM
Maternal and child health journal.. 2014 July 18 (5):1155-68. Epub 1900 01 01.
Korfmacher KS, Elam S, Gray KM, Haynes E, Hughes MH
Reviews on environmental health.. 2014 29 (4):293-306. Epub 1900 01 01.
Korfmacher KS, Hanley ML
Journal of health politics, policy and law.. 2013 August 38 (4):757-813. Epub 05/03/2013.
Korfmacher KS, Jones WA, Malone SL, Vinci LF
New solutions : a journal of environmental and occupational health policy : NS.. 2013 23 (1):13-31. Epub 1900 01 01.
Korfmacher KS, Ayoob M, Morley R
Environmental health perspectives.. 2012 February 120 (2):309-15. Epub 10/14/2011.
Korfmacher KS, George V
Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP.. 2012 18 (5):469-73. Epub 1900 01 01.
Eisenberg KW, van Wijngaarden E, Fisher SG, Korfmacher KS, Campbell JR, Fernandez ID, Cochran J, Geltman PL
American journal of public health.. 2011 January 101 (1):48-54. Epub 11/18/2010.
New solutions : a journal of environmental and occupational health policy : NS.. 2010 20 (3):317-36. Epub 1900 01 01.
Korfmacher KS, Kuholski K
Environmental practice : journal of the National Association of Environmental Professionals.. 2008 September 1610 (3):94-106. Epub 1900 01 01.
Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP.. 2008 14 (4):400-6. Epub 1900 01 01.
Korfmacher KS, Dixon S
Environmental research.. 2007 June 104 (2):241-9. Epub 04/16/2007.
Korfmacher KS, Kuholski K
Public health reports.. 2007 122 (4):482-7. Epub 1900 01 01.
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
Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine.. 2006 July 83 (4):760-72. Epub 1900 01 01.
Collaboration for Sustainability? A Framework for Analyzing Government Impacts in Collaborative Environmental Management
Koontz, T.M.; Carmin, J.; Korfmacher, K.; Moseley, C.; Steelman, T.; Thomas, C.
Sustainability: Science, Practice, and Policy. 2006; .
Book Review: Street Science: Community Knowledge and Environmental Health Justice, by Jason Corburn
Policy Sciences. 2006; .
Adaptive management of the global climate problem: Bridging the gap between climate research and climate policy.
Arvai, J.; Bridge, N.; Dolsak, N.; Franzese, R.; Koontz, T.; Luginbuhl, A.; Robbins, P.; Richards, K.; Korfmacher, K.S.; Sohngen, B.; Tansey, J.; Thompson, A.
Climatic Change. 2006; 78(1): 217-225.
Collaboration, Information, and Preservation: Expertise and citizen farmland preservation task forces
Korfmacher, K.S.; Koontz, T.M.
Policy Sciences. 2003; 36(3): 213-236.
Science and ecosystem management of the Albemarle and Pamlico Estuaries
Ocean and Coastal Management. 2002; .
Environmental management.. 2001 February 27 (2):161-76. Epub 1900 01 01.
Partnering for ecosystem management of the Darby Creek Watershed
American Behavioral Scientist. 2000; 44(4): 548-564.
Farmland Preservation and Sustainable Agriculture: Grassroots and Policy Connections
American Journal of Alternative Agriculture. 2000; 15(1).
Alumni perspectives on environmental service-learning: Implications for instructors
Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning. 1999; 6.
University-community partnerships for environmental education
Environmental Education Council of Ohio Newsletter. 1999; XVII(1): 1-3.
Invisible successes, visible failures: Paradoxes of ecosystem management in the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuarine Study
Coastal Management. 1998; 26(3): 191-212.
Water quality modeling for environmental management: Lessons from the policy sciences
Policy Sciences. 1998; 31: 35-54.
Book review: Integrated Resource Planning and Management
Society and Natural Resources. 1998; 11(1): 99-101.
Solid waste collection systems in developing urban areas of South Africa: Overview and case study
Waste Research and Management. 1997; 15: 477-494.
Selection of a model for algal blooms on Lake Okeechobee: An application of the analytic hierarchy process
Lake and Reservoir Management. 1997; 12(2): 78-90.
Decision analysis to guide Lake Okeechobee research planning
Reckhow, K.H.; Coffey, S.C.; Henning, M.H.; Smith, K.L.; Banting, R.L.
Lake Reservoir and Management. 1997; 13(1): 49-56.
Book Review: Compass and Gyroscope.
Society and Natural Resources. 1996; 9(3): 328-333.
Fairness in Water Quality: A Descriptive Approach
Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum. 1994; IV: 85-113.
Solid waste management in developing urban areas of southern Africa: A case study from the Winterveld , Boputhatswana.
ReSource Supplement, Municipal Engineer. 1994; 25(2): 18-20.
A model healthy home
The NADD Bulletin. 12(1): 13.
Book Review. Street Science: Community Knowledge and Environmental Health Justice, by Jason Corburn.
Policy Sciences. 39: 305-307.
Connecting Ecojustice Research and Teaching: Narratives from the Field (2020)
Authors: Austin, R. N., A. McDermott, K.S. Korfmacher, L. Arbelaez, J. Bousleiman, A. Downey-Mavromatis, R. Elsiesy, S. Ki, M. Rao, S. Willi.
Publisher: Springer 2020
"Promoting health equity through the built environment in Duluth, MN: External Resources and Local Evolution Toward Health in All Policies" (2020)
Authors: Korfmacher, K.S.
Publisher: Chronicles of Health Impact Assessment. 2020
"Bridging Silos: A research agenda for local environmental health initiatives." (2020)
Authors: Korfmacher, K.S.
Publisher: NEW SOLUTIONS: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy., Published online 2020
Bridging Silos: Collaborating for Environment, Health and Justice (2019)
Authors: Korfmacher, K.S.
Publisher: MIT Press 2019
Collaborative environmental management: What roles for government? (2004)
Authors: Koontz, T.M., T.A. Steelman, J. Carmin, K.S. Korfmacher, C. Moseley, and C.W. Thomas
Publisher: Resources for the Future, Washington DC 2004
Acting Locally: Concepts and Methods for Service-Learning in Env. Studies (1999)
Chapter: A view from the bottom of the heap: A junior faculty member confronts the risks of service-learning.
Authors: Harold Ward, Ed.
Publisher: American Association for Higher Education, Washington DC 1999