Dr. Sacoby Wilson, an associate professor with the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health and the director of the Community Engagement, Environmental Justice and Health (CEEJH) laboratory at the University of Maryland School of Public Health, was appointed by Aclima to serve on its advisory board of leaders in climate action and environmental justice.
The advisory board will help guide Aclima's principles, priorities and actions as the organization strives to protect public health, reduce climate-changing emissions and advance environmental justice through their networked, indoor, wearable and mobile air quality sensing technologies.
Dr. Wilson was appointed to the board for his leadership as an environmental health scientist and environmental justice advocate with expertise in exposure science, environmental justice, community-based participatory research (CBPR), the built environment, geospatial visualization tools, environmental health disparities, air pollution and water quality studies, climate change and community resiliency.
"I am excited to join the advisory board because this is a unique opportunity to help the business sector do more to address environmental injustice instead of how many in the sector cause environmental injustice," said Dr.Wilson in an Aclima press release.
"Aclima's leadership in the development of cutting edge technologies—from hyperlocal air quality monitoring to geospatial tools to visualize cumulative impacts—can help make positive change for frontline and fenceline communities with environmental justice concerns. I believe that I can be a resource to the company as it puts community as well as social and environmental justice first."
- Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health