Community Environmental Health Science

Dan Wartenberg Memorial Fund

A pioneer of what we term community-engaged environmental health science, Dan Wartenberg, one of ISEE’s founders and its ninth President, was committed not only to his methodological research on identifying disease clusters from random occurrences but also to responding to requests for help from citizens concerned about disease in their communities.

Wartenberg worked collaboratively with leaders to define goals, understand relevant research, determine whether additional research would be useful, and consider policy or other options to improve their lives.   

Community-engaged environmental health science is integral to ISEE’s mission to foster epidemiological studies on the effects of environmental exposures in people, stimulate communication among health professionals, promote methodological advances, and strengthen environmental health policy.

ISEE is proud to honor and build on Wartenberg’s legacy through the Dan Wartenberg Memorial Fund. This fund supports researchers, projects, and initiatives that help further our understanding and engagement with community-engaged environmental health science. If you would like to donate to support the Dan Wartenberg Memorial Fund, you may do so here. If you would like to read more about Dan's impact on our field and his community, see here.

If you would like to learn more about community-engaged environmental health science, please review our resources, or consider participating in one of our sponsored events.