Sacoby Wilson appointed editor in chief of Environmental Justice journal
Dr. Sacoby Wilson was appointed as editor in chief of Environmental Justice, a peer-reviewed journal that explores the equitable treatment of all people.
"As editor in chief, I will bring my passion for science, love of community and resolve for justice to the work that I do," Wilson said. "I believe the journal can be a great resource for not just new knowledge, but also action and solutions."
Wilson is an associate professor with the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He has over 15 years of experience as an environmental health scientist, and works with community-based organizations to address environmental justice and health issues.
He is also director of the Community Engagement, Environmental Justice and Health laboratory. Through his lab, he works to provide technical assistance and research support to communities impacted by environmental injustice and environmental health disparities in the DMV region and beyond.
An active environmental justice advocate, Wilson founded 17 for Peace and Justice and cofounded the DC/Maryland/Virginia Environmental Justice Coalition. He has served on the EPA's National Environmental Justice Advisory Council, the Citizen Science Association’s board, and many others. He served as past chair of the American Public Health Association’s environment section, was on the board of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health and was a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. He is also a senior fellow in the Environmental Leadership Program.
"I want the journal to continue acting as a space for emerging scholars but also a space for community voices to be heard," Wilson said. "It will be a challenge, but I will strive to make the journal the number one journal for the environmental justice movement, for communities, researchers, students, practitioners, and policymakers."