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  • Visiting Scholar, School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Earth & Environmental Science

Since 2002, Ms. Wright has been a visiting scholar on loan from US EPA where her area of interest was Children’s Environmental Health.  She teaches 4 ABCS courses in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science – Urban Asthma Epidemic, Prevention of Tobacco Addiction in Preadolescents in West Philadelphia, Environmental Impacts of Urban Housing, and Urban Environments: Childhood Lead Poisoning.  Prior to coming to Penn, Ms. Wright served on several of the President’s Taskforce for Children’s Environmental Health committees including asthma, lead and community partnerships.  Ms. Wright co-founded, with colleagues from US PHS and DHHS, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Asthma Initiative.  In Philadelphia, she is actively involved with Allies against Asthma, Smokeless Homes, and TEACH (Tobacco Education).  Ms. Wright is a member of the School District’s asthma steering committee.  She is collaborating with colleagues from Philadelphia Department of Health, US Public Health Service and other University representatives on projects focusing on healthy environments and healthy lifestyles in Philadelphia.  With her Urban Asthma class, she collaborates with CHOP on the Community Asthma Prevention Program.

elwright@sas.upenn.edu