Alumna’s research shines light on excessive lead levels in city neighborhoods

Author: Kanaga Rajan
March 25, 2022
aerial view of Bayview, San Francisco
Photo Credit: SF State News

SF State alumna Chinomnso Okorie is using community-engaged research to fight health disparities in her hometown


The 2019 film “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” opens with a young Black girl happily skipping up to a man in a hazmat suit picking up garbage in the Bayview neighborhood. The image is more than just striking, says biomedical scientist Chinomnso Okorie (B.S., ’17; M.A., ’19), who was born in San Francisco and raised in Bayview. For her, it’s deeply meaningful.

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