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:

Meirs, K. W., & Howarth, M. V. (2018). Environmentally Overburdened Gulf State Residents Lack Access to Environmental Specialty Care. New Solut. 28(3), 448–462. https://doi.org/10.1177/1048291118795693

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

Sullivan, J., Croisant, S., Howarth, M., Subra, W., Orr, M., & Elferink, C. (2019). Implications of the GC-HARMS Fishermen’s Citizen Science Network: Issues Raised, Lessons Learned, and Next Steps for the Network and Citizen Science. New Solut. 28(4), 570–598. https://doi.org/10.1177/1048291118810871

Errett, N.A.; Howarth, M.; Shoaf, K.; Couture, M.; Ramsey, S.; Rosselli, R.; Webb, S.; Bennett, A.; Miller, A. Developing an Environmental Health Sciences COVID-19 Research Agenda: Results from the NIEHS Disaster Research Response (DR2) Work Group’s Modified Delphi Method. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 202017, 6842

Giere R, Smith W, Bandemehr A, Pepino R, Howarth M, Wyman M. The Need to Eliminate Lead Paint Globally. UN Environment Programme Foresight Brief . Dec 2020, 021. https://wesr.unep.org/foresight

McKeon TP, Shofer FS.; and Howarth MV. (2021) "Enhancing Environmental Health Literacy about the Asthma- Air Pollution Connection at Childcare Centers in Asthma Prevalent Philadelphia Neighborhoods," Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice: Vol. 14 : Iss. 3 , Article 5.

O’Shea MJ, Toupal J, Caballero-Gómez H, McKeon TP, Howarth MV, Pepino R,  Gieré R. Lead pollution, demographics, and environmental health risks: the case
of Philadelphia, USA, Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 2021,18,9055.
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18179055