Marilyn Howarth, MD, FACOEM

Marilyn Howarth, MD, FACOEM
Senior Fellow

Director
, Community Engagement Core, Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology

Public Health Interests

Community Engagement, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health, Health Communication, Health Equity, Health Literacy



Current Public-Health Related Activities

Marilyn Howarth, MD, FACOEM is a thought leader in environmental public health. She is an occupational and environmental medicine physician with more than twenty-five years in clinical practice who more recently has focused on environmental policy and the science through which it is informed. Her work with the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology engages legislators, regulators, medical providers and community members around important environmental problems locally and nationally. Her community engaged research and scholarship has focused on environmental justice and the cumulative impacts of environmental pollutants. She is a founding professor of the University of Pennsylvania’s Masters in Public Health Environmental and Occupational Health course and works with students in a variety of degree programs on projects involving topics in environmental health.

Select Publications:

Sullivan AAJ, Croisant S, Howarth M, et. al. Building and Maintaining a Citizen Science Network With Fishermen and Fishing Communities Post Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster Using a CBPR Approach. New Solut. 2018 Sep 4. DOI: 10.1177/1048291118795156.

Jackson D, Huang M, Fernando H, Ansari H, Howarth  M,  et.al. Using Precision Environmental Health Principles in Risk Evaluation and Communication of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. New Solut. 2019 Vol 28(4) 599-616. DOI: 10.1177/1048291118815606

Penning T, Breysse P, Gray K, Howarth M, Yan B. Environmental Health Research Recommendations from the Inter-Environmental Health Sciences Core Center Working Group on Unconventional Natural Gas Drilling Operations. Environ Health Persect.2014  http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1408207

Jemielita T, Gerton GL, Neidell M, Chillrud S, Yan B, Stute M, Howarth M,et al. (2015) Unconventional Gas and Oil Drilling Is Associated with Increased Hospital Utilization Rates. PLoS ONE 10(8): e0137371. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0137371

Yan, B., et al., Association of groundwater constituents with topography and distance to unconventional gas wells in NE Pennsylvania, Sci Total Environ (2016), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.10.160