Center for Diverse Leadership in Science
Assessing the Health and Community Impacts of Oil Drilling Near Homes in South Los Angeles
Los Angeles is home to the largest urban oil field in the country, and we are researching the health and societal impacts of urban drilling on local communities.
Communications, science, and authoritarianism: then and now
This seminar class explores the role communications and science play in societies trending toward authoritarianism, tribalism and insularity.
Effects of Trees and Other Types of Land Cover on Heat-Vulnerable Neighborhoods of Los Angeles
Every year, heat kills more people in the United States than all other weather-related causes combined, and climate change means that heat waves are becoming more common.
Impacts of Kelp Forests on Ocean Acidification in Santa Monica Bay
Research suggests that as humans continue releasing carbon dioxide into our atmosphere our oceans are changing in ways that may drastically affect marine life.
We amplify the voices of diverse environmental scientists. Our Center members engage in media communication, and in discussions of climate change and environmental issues with various sectors.
Our community outreach includes visiting schools, hosting groups for tours, mentorship, and research experience for high school students and teachers and members of the public.