Health Policy and Public Health
University of the Sciences
United States of America
Dr. Becker is a specialist in environmental health and has taught in many public health and nursing programs throughout the region. Her research interests include pharmaceuticals in the environment and evaluations of community-based participatory research efforts, with publications in both areas as well as other public health issues including youth violence prevention. Dr. Becker has established three non-profits and is still affiliated with the award winning, Women's Health and Environmental Network, (WHEN) which champions our health through environmental action. She founded her own public health consulting firm, specializing in evaluation and assessment, with the emphasis of “putting research into practice” by using the tenets of community-based participatory research (CBPR). Dr. Becker is spearheading the Philadelphia Partnership for Pharmaceutical Pollution Prevention (P5), a collaborative group of federal, state, and local governments, non-profits, and academics that utilize research to develop better practices in pharmaceutical waste management. She is currently developing international efforts on reducing and mitigating pharmaceutical waste. She completed a fellowship with the CDC Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute.
Pharmaceuticals in the environment, Community-based participatory research, Youth Violence Prevention, Youth exposure to nature
Becker JA, Ortner PM, Tullai-McGuinness S. Don’t rush to flush: safer pharmaceutical practices for hospice home care and home health nurses. Home Health Care Management & Practice. 2010 Apr;22(3):202-6.
Becker J, Méndez-Quigley T, Phillips M. Nursing role in the pharmaceutical life cycle. Nursing administration quarterly. 2010 Oct 1;34(4):297-305.
Swan BA, Becker J, Brawer R, Sciamanna CN. Factors influencing the implementation of a point-of-care screening tool for delirium. MedSurg Nursing. 2011 Nov 1;20(6):318.