Carmi Orenstein, M.P.H is the Assistant Director and a Health Educator with the Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors at Cornell University. She has been with the program since 1996. Carmi received her master's of public health from U.C.L.A. and her bachelor's degree in environmental studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Before joining BCERF, she worked for two years as an occupational health educator with the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations' Chemical Hazard Information Program.
Carmi has been the editor of and contributing writer for The Ribbon,
BCERF's newsletter, since its first issue. She also plans,
implements, and evaluates educational programs on the relationship
between breast cancer and environmental risk factors for general and
targeted audiences. A highlight of this educational programming is
the Regional Cancer and Environment Forum series held throughout New
York State. Carmi recently coordinated a three-year collaborative
research project with Cornell Department of Communication faculty and
the National Education Association. The project is titled, "Teachers
and Breast Cancer: Understanding the Knowledge and Perceptions of a
Population at Risk."