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Welcome to PSR's Environmental Health Policy Institute, where we ask questions -- then we ask the experts to answer them. Join us as physicians, health professionals, and environmental health experts share their ideas, inspiration, and analysis about toxic chemicals and environmental health policy.

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Joan Flocks, JD, MA

Joan Flocks is the Director of Social Policy for the Center for Governmental Responsibility, at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she teaches courses in social justice lawyering, poverty law, and environmental justice. She was previously an assistant professor at the UF College of Medicine and before that worked for many years as a legal services attorney. She has worked as a project manager, consultant, and investigator on several environmental justice and community-based participatory research projects focusing on topics including farmworker occupational and environmental health, farmworker housing, community health assessment, TANF recipient health perspectives, worker eye safety, worker reproductive health, and community vulnerability and resiliency. She has been involved both internationally and domestically in applied projects and presentations to governmental agencies on diverse topics such post-political settlement resolution, conflict resolution, substandard housing, and community environmental health. She received her MA and JD from the University of Florida.

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Protecting Farmworker Children from Pesticide Exposure, June 24, 2014