The Struggle for Basic Amenities in Mebane, North Carolina

The West End Revitalization Association (WERA) is a community-based organization located in Mebane, North Carolina. WERA focuses on addressing the lack of basic amenities and infrastructure in distressed African-American communities in Mebane and other areas in the Southeastern United States. Dr. Wilson has worked with WERA to train community monitors to assess home and neighborhood infrastructure and to advocate for change.

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Charleston Area Pollution Prevention Partnership (CAPs)

In 2021, Charleston, SC will open a new marine container terminal that will add 1.4 million more containers each year, nearly doubling the port’s volume, and likely increasing air pollutants in nearby communities already disproportionately burdened by environmental hazards and poor air quality, as shown by prior research.

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EHCORE

Dr. Wilson was a Co-PI of an Environmental Health core at a NIMHD-funded health disparities P20 Center of Excellence at the University of South Carolina led by Dr. Saundra Glover to study and address environmental justice issues and environmental health disparities in the state of South Carolina.

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EJ RADAR

The Environmental Justice (EJ) Radar is a Public Participation Geographic Information Systems (PPGIS) website designed for South Carolina residents to know and share environmental information about the burden of physical and social environmental hazards with linkage to health disparities.

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Project RISE

NIH funded RISE (Restoration in Graniteville Through Supportive Engagement), a project to understand the long-term effects of the man-made disaster in Graniteville, South Carolina.

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