About Lara Cushing



Assistant Professor


Health EducationCollege of Health and Social Sciences


At SF State Since:



Lara Cushing received her PhD from the Energy & Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley in 2015. Dr. Cushing’s research focuses on social inequalities in exposure to environmental hazards, and race and class determinants of environmental health disparities. Her work has investigated questions of environmental justice in the context of residential proximity to hazardous facilities, prenatal exposures to harmful man-made chemicals, urban greenspace, and global climate change. Dr. Cushing holds a M.P.H. in Epidemiology and a B.S. in Molecular Environmental Biology from the University of California, Berkeley.