C-CHEM² Community Outreach and Translation Core


The purpose of the Community Outreach and Translation core (COTC) is to share existing children’s environmental health knowledge, as well as emerging research – with African American women and families in the Atlanta metropolitan area. This is achieved through an integrative approach in which community partners, COTC staff, and research scientists inform each other on how and what environmental health concerns are relevant, accessible and culturally appropriate.


  1. Maintain and expand bi-directional dialogue with metropolitan AA women of child-bearing age and their families
  2. Develop strategies to translate existing children’s environmental health knowledge and emerging findings into practical information that families can use to protect their children’s health.
  3. Guide C-CHEM2 scientists in community engagement and outreach.
  4. Integrate existing children’s environmental health knowledge and new C-CHEM2 research findings into educational programs for healthcare professionals.


  • Dr. Linda McCauley, Project Lead
  • Haguerenesh Woldeyohannes, Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Abby Mutic, Educational Outreach Coordinator and SE Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unity Liaison 
  • Nathan Mutic, Administrative  Liaison 
  • Dr. Melanie Pearson, HERCULES  Liaison 

Community Partners

  • Andrea Serano
  • Aneeqah Ferguson
  • Angela Coaxum-Young
  • Natasha Worthy
  • David Branch
  • Tenesha Sellers
  • Camisha Mohammed
  • Monica Robinson
  • JoVonna Johnson-Cooke
  • Natalie Fields
  • Gwen Smith Watson
  • Zahra Alabanza

Informative Resources

Maternal Child Health Resources 

Environmental health related


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