Stephanie Chalupka (Nursing) attended a February 2017 meeting of the Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee , which advises the Environmental Protection Agency on research, communication, and regulations related to children’s health. She is one of only 18 members nationwide.
The CHPAC was established in 1997 under an executive order of former President William J. Clinton’s, which was later amended by former President George W. Bush.
Chalupka currently also serves as a visiting scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, in the Environmental and Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology Program of its Department of Environmental Health. She has published research on topics such as the effects of climate change on health, sustainable health care environments, the health benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and, with former Worcester State graduate student Lisa Chan, a look at college students’ awareness of toxins in personal care products.
In addition to her work on environmental health hazards, Chalupka’s research related to, and recommendations for improving, the field of nursing has been published in trade and academic publications.