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Andrea M. Hricko

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Andrea M. Hricko

Director, Community Outreach and Education Program
Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center (SCEHSC) and Children's Environmental Health Center
environmental health
critical community health concerns
health and labor education
health and safety of employees
elimination of asthma
elimination of silicosis


Andrea M. Hricko is director of the Community Outreach and Education Program at the Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center (SCEHSC), and an associate professor in the department of preventive medicine at the USC Keck School of Medicine. She organizes projects that help translate the importance of SCEHSC's research to members of the community and that help SCEHSC scientists understand critical community concerns. Hricko is an experienced health and labor educator and administrator of public health programs. She served for three years as deputy assistant secretary of labor for the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and drector of the National Campaign to Eliminate Silicosis (MSHA/OSHA/NIOSH). She has written for Environmental Health Perspectives on environmental health topics and has produced films, handbooks and curricula for workers on health and safety. She is the principal investigator of the Center subcontract of the KICK Asthma L.A. campaign, is project director of the joint Center/CBE grant and serves on several community group advisory boards.

1540 Alcazar Street, CHP 236
Los Angeles  California  90033
United States
Office Phone: 
(323) 442-3077
Office Fax: 
(323) 442-3272


The Center for Health Journalism’s two-day symposium on domestic violence will provide reporters with a roadmap for covering this public health epidemic with nuance and sensitivity. The first day will take place on the USC campus on Friday, March 17. The Center has a limited number of $300 travel stipends for California journalists coming from outside Southern California and a limited number of $500 travel stipends for those coming from out of state. Journalists attending the symposium will be eligible to apply for a reporting grant of $2,000 to $10,000 from our Domestic Violence Impact Reporting Fund. Find more info here!


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