September Newsletter
School in the Time of Corona Virus
Dear Friends,

We find our nation facing many challenges, the west coast wildfires, 195,789 lives lost to the Coronavirus, and the continued police brutality endured by the African American community. In this climate, we prepare to send our children back to school with great uncertainty and concern. As we struggle with the decision to opt for remote, classroom or a combination of these teaching methods, the only viable suggestion is that each family take into account their child's needs and family circumstances, while keeping in mind that there is still much to learn about Covid-19 and how best to manage our lives in this pandemic. For now, we hope that the resources below may prove useful to you as you weigh your "back to school" options and ensure the health and well-being of your children, family and community.
Resources on School
Our Healthy Child
Health Home
Educational Materials now in
(English & Spanish, see our website

(谢谢 xiè xiè Thank you to COTC Practicum Student Mingyong Tong & Dr. Deling Tang)
Reduce Stress
Green Cleaning
Toxic Free Shopping
Create Change
Eat Fresh
Congratulations to Dr. Diana Hernandez
CCCEH, COTC Director

Dr. Diana Hernández, was awarded the Public Health Service Award from the New York League of Puerto Rican Women

She was honored at the League’s 11th Anniversary Scholarship Gala in the Bronx on August 29th.

The League is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is the advancement of Puerto Rican/Hispanic women through higher education. Its motto is: “Educate a Woman and You Educate a Family.”

September is National Hispanic Heritage Month
We want to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank the Hispanic families that have been part of the Center's Research, some families for more than 20 years. We would also like to acknowledge our team of Hispanic researcher workers and staff at the Center, as they are the force that keep the study participants engaged in the research. Gracias!
Stay Healthy and Safe,

Julie and Ricky
Julie Herbstman, PhD
Director, Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health

Frederica P. Perera, DrPH, PhD
Director of Translational Research and Founding Director
Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health
Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health