Department of Family and Community Medicine

Community Outreach Core


Leadership on Environmental Committees


The Baylor EHS has been involved in a number of area efforts to reduce regional environmental hazards and exposure to these hazards. Our faculty currently serves on the Houston Health Department's Lead and Healthy Homes Strategic Planning Committee and has previously served on the American Lung Association's Houston Clean Air Network, Rice University's Shell Center for Sustainability steering committee and the Houston Tomorrow board of directors.

Dr. Hamilton, along with Mr. Rock Morille of BCM Facility Services, co-founded the Texas Medical Center Sustainability Advisory Council. Dr. Hamilton and Mr. Morille also lead BCM's highly successful recycling and sustainability program. In recognition of her leadership in environmental health, Dr. Hamilton was awarded the U.S. EPA's "Children's Environmental Health Champion" award in 2008.