Sharona Sokolow, PhD, MPH

Sharona Sokolow, PhD, MPH
Adjunct Fellow

Environmental Communications Consultant, UCLA

Public Health Interests

Built Environment, Environmental Health

Current Public-Health Related Activities

My work aims to advance the connection between climate change, drought, and their potential impacts on human health through Health Impact Assessment (HIA), a method to factor human health issues into the policy making process, and contributes to the notion that opportunities for advancing and improving the public’s health lie beyond the purview of traditional health care systems. Through this HIA work, I developed relationships and collaborated with key policymakers and stakeholders in water and public health communities. This interdisciplinary collaboration is essential for ensuring that recommendations resulting from HIA are appropriate and feasible, and to aid the potential for an understanding of health impacts to be integrated policymaking process.