Marianne Sullivan is an Associate Professor of Public Health at William Paterson University of New Jersey. She received her PhD in Public Health from Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to working in academia, she was an epidemiologist at Public Health – Seattle & King County, where she worked on many community based participatory research projects. Her book, Tainted Earth: Smelters, Public Health and the Environment(2014) was published by Rutgers University Press. She has published numerous peer-reviewed papers on occupational and environmental health and community based participatory research.