Educational Sessions

Build, develop, and grow your career at the 2020 AEC. Choose from over 200 impactful, insightful, and interactive educational sessions in a variety of environmental health topics.

View the list of educational session topics below as of January 6, 2020 (Note: A draft agenda is still being developed and will be available in early Spring 2020) 

Climate & Health    Data & Technology    Emergency Preparedness & Response   

Environmental Justice     Food Safety    General Environmental Health    Healthy Communities

Infectious & Vectorborne Diseases     Water Quality     Workforce & Leadership


Climate & Health

A Regional Approach to Tracking Climate Change Health Outcomes
Kathleen Johnson, Washington County Health and Human Services; Abe Moland, Clackamas County Health, Housing and Human Services
 
And to Think That I Saw It on Carpenter Street -- Transportation Evolution and Environmental Health
Ken Runkle, Illinois Department of Transportation
 
At the Epicenter of Hyperlocal Climate Resilience Networks: Meet the Community-Based Organizations Pioneering NYC’s First Climate Resilience and Social Cohesion Pilot Programs
Hannah Siegel, NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene
 
Assessing the Effect of Increasing Precipitation on Asthma Emergency Department Visits in New York State From 2005-2014 Using Reanalysis Data
Arjita Rai, New York State Department of Health
 
Building Climate Resilient Communities in New York State: An Interagency Collaboration
Kristen Vacca, New York State Department of Health
 
Climate Change and Health: Results from Four Annual Surveys of NEHA Members
Meighen Speiser, ecoAmerica; Rebecca Rehr, ecoAmerica
 
Climate change: Prospecting on the health impact on populations in Norway and Portug
Susana Paixao, IPC/ESTeSC
 
Climate Change Readiness in Washington County, Oregon: A Novel Adaptation of an Established Readiness Assessment Method
Kathleen Johnson, Washington County Health and Human Services; Amy Baker, Washington County Health and Human Services; Eva Hawes, Washington County Health and Human Services
 
Collaboration on the Health Effects of a Changing Climate
Paul Schramm, CDC
 
Creating a Sustainability Section within Environmental Health
Jennie McAdams, Franklin County Public Health; Jeff Gibbs, Franklin County Public Health
 
Efforts to Improve Awareness of Heat-Related Illness: A Case Study from Los Angeles County
Laura Baetscher, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health; Michael Jimenez, LA County Department of Public Health; Jessica Cervantes, From Lot to Spot; Uyen Duong, LA County Department of Public Health; Elizabeth Rhoades, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
 
Environmental and Climatic Triggers of Respiratory Diseases
Luma Akil, Jackson State University
 
Making Climate Change Personal for Effective Advocacy
Rachel McMonagle, American Public Health Association; Surili Patel, American Public Health Association; Louise Dettman, American Public Health Association
 
Tools and Lessons Learned for Building Community Climate Resilience
Rachel McMonagle, American Public Health Association; Munerah Ahmed, New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene; BRACE grantee
 
Transportation Metrics for Healthy, Sustainable Communities
Jessica Nguyen, ChangeLab Solutions
 
Use of Remotely-Sensed Satellite Data for Local Climate and Health Research
Temilayo Adeyeye, New York State Department of Health
 
We Need to Talk about Meat
Marilyn Radke, Retired Physician

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Data & Technology 

A Data Collection Tool for Tracking Hazardous Consumer Products 
Kolapo Alex-Oni, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
 
ArcGIS in the Environmental Health Space
Shawn Williams, City of Houston Health Department; Amy Scarafile, City of Houston Health Department
 
Are Your Inspection Reports Ready for the Evening News?
Mark Parker, SansWrite
 
Augmenting Reality: Today’s Environmental Health Education
Elizabeth Bowman, Marion County Public Health Department; Karla Johnson, Marion County Public Health Department
 
Can Your Equipment Do What Ours Can Do?
Amy Scarafile, City of Houston Health Department; Shawn Williams, City of Houston Health Department
 
Displaying Cancer Data at a Sub-County Level
Angela Werner, CDC; Jane Henley, CDC; Taylor Ellington, ORISE/CDC
 
Evaluation of Imputation and Sub-County Aggregation Methods
Abigail Stamm, New York State Department of Health
 
Get in Stride with Standard 5!
Kristen Pybus, Fairfax County Health Department; Shannon McKeon, Fairfax County Health Department
 
Give Your Data a Look: Infographics, Visual Abstracts, and Fact Sheets
Joyce Dieterly, National Environmental Health Association; Madelyn Gustafson, National Environmental Health Association
 
Improving Public Food Safety: Using Big Data and AI to Connect the Food Service and Retail Industries with Regulators
Arash Nasibi, Hazel Analytics
 
Insights and Learnings from Applying Big Data and AI Technologies to Regulatory Food Safety Inspection Data on a National Scale
Arash Nasibi, Hazel Analytics
 
Introducing Artificial Intelligence, Generating Local Health Insights
Darryl Booth, Accela
 
Remote Vehicle Video Inspections
Jennifer Osorio, County of San Bernardino, Department of Public Health
 
Using Interactive Maps to Share Environmental Health Tracking Data
Ann Ussery-Hall, CDC; Heather Strosnider, CDC; Angela Werner, CDC; Tempest Hill
 
Using ArcGIS Online and ESRI Field Apps to Collect and Share Data
Sarah Fink, Franklin County Public Health
 
Using Technology to Enhance Food Safety Education
Leilah Kelsey, San Bernardino County, Department of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Services
 
They Track That – NEHA’s Partnership with CDC to Build Capacity of Environmental Public Health Tracking Program
Reem Tariq, National Environmental Health Association; Madelyn Gustafson, National Environmental Health Association
 
Tools of the Trade - Subcounty GIS Mapping of EH Data
Chris DuClos, Florida Department of Health

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Emergency Preparedness & Response

2017 Hurricane Recovery Projects 1-1 and 2-1 in Puerto Rico
Raymond Lopez, CDC/NCEH; Kirsten Reed, CDC/NCEH; Aura Sanchez Ortiz, Public Health Crisis Response – CoAg  Program; Mara Toro Tirado, Puerto Rico Department of Health  
 
Addressing Emergency Preparedness and Response through Environmental Health-Related Disaster Recovery
Renee Funk, CDC NCEH/ATSDR; Chase Gorishek, CDC NCEH/ATSDR; Esther Ellis, USVI DOH; David Cuervo, Texas Department of State Health Services; Ruby Serrano-Rodriguez, Puerto Rico Department of Health
 
Air Pollution Sensors and Rapid Disaster Response: Air Quality Monitoring in Residential Areas During Chemical Plant Fire
Inkyu Han, UTHealth School of Public Health
 
Application of National and Sub-National Indicators to Rank and Prioritize Chronic Disease Needs Before, During and After a Disaster
Benjamin Ryan, Baylor University; Joe Green, Pacific Disaster Center
 
Applications of the Environmental Health Assessment of Disaster Shelters
Kelsey McDavid, CDC NCEH/ATSDR; Miguel Cruz, CDC NCEH/ATSDR
 
Are You Ready? Environmental Health Implications of Infectious Disease Incidents
Robert Hulette, Vanderbilt University; Lauren Richardson, Merrick & Co.
 
California Megafire Community Remediation - How Clean is Clean?
Mel Knight, Hedgerow Software
 
CDC Assistance for Environmental Health Services Programs Following the 2017 Hurricane Season
Martin Kalis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Erik Coleman, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Kirsten Reed, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
 
Disaster Logistics: An Evolving Synergistic Partnership Between Humanitarian, Military and Commercial Sectors
Benjamin Ryan, Baylor University; Pablo Yuste, World Food Programme; James Campbell, Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies; Mark Childers, Conti Federal Services; Deon Canyon, Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies
 
Disaster Recovery and Children's Environmental Health
Tarah Somers, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
 
Disrupting Measles: NYC's Environmental Health Team's Tools, Tactics and Lessons Learned
Susan Guercio, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Division of Environmental Health; Seth Guthartz, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Michael Porter, Bureau of Environmental Surveillance and Policy, Division of Environmental Health, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Obed Gonzalez, Bureau of Child Care, Division of Environmental Health,  New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
 
Fourth of July Earthquake Swarm
Adela Evans, San Bernardino County, Department of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Services
 
From A Grant Proposal on Paper to Reality, Thanks to Hurricane Harvey
Daisy James, City of Houston Health Department; Amy Scarafile, City of Houston Health Department; Omar Aldabagh, City of Houston Health Department
 
How California Adapted the EHTER Ops Course
Marcy Barnett, CA Dept of Public Health
 
Innovative Multi-Discipline Public-Private Partnership Supports the Rebuilding of USVI and Puerto Rico Environmental Health Workforce Capabilities
Rosie DeVito, NEHA; David Dyjack, NEHA; Mike Randhawa, NEHA; Wanson Harris, USVI DEH; Andrew Roszak, Region II Head Start Association
 
PHEP and Environmental Health - What You Should Know
Marcy Barnett, CDPH
 
Picnic in Paradise: Food Safety Education in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI Crisis CoAg Project)
Scott Daly, CDC; Kevin Jackson, USVI Department of Health
 
Policy Implication of Intentional Contamination of the Retail Food Chain
James Mack, Resiliency Matters, LLC
 
Remediation of a Subway Environment Following a Biological Release
Lukas Oudejans, US EPA; Shannon Serre, US EPA
 
Simulation of Chemical Emission Entry into Buildings due to Cured-in-Place-Pipe (CIPP) Manufacture: Implications for Construction Specifications and Exposures
Yoorae Noh, Purdue University; Cary Troy, Purdue University; Chad Jafvert, Purdue University; Brandon Boor, Purdue University; Andrew Whelton, Purdue University
 
Surviving Natural Disasters: Customizable Measures to Prepare Food Establishments, Shelters and Inspectors for the Next Big One
Janet Lane, Houston Health Department
 
The Eastern Shore Mobile Care Collaborative at the Caroline County Health Department
Scott LeRoy, Caroline County Health Department
 
The Role of the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program During Emergency Response Efforts
Tempest Hill, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Angela Werner, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Ann Ussery-Hall, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 
The Thomas Fire: Resiliency and Emergency Preparedness for Small Public Water Systems in Santa Barbara County
Belinda Huy, Santa Barbara County
 
Water-Preparedness Framework & Resources: Preparing Local Health Departments to Respond to Water-Related Emergencies
Deise Galan, National Association of County and City Health Officials; Jonathan Yoder, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Kelsey McDavid, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 
What to do When the Cavalry Isn't Coming: Mass Feeding Site Inspection and Response in Rural Georgia
Laura Searcy, Worth County Health Department; Ashley Giddens, Worth County Health Department

Environmental Justice

Drowning Prevention and Swimming Equity Among Youth in New York City
Amanda Levy, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
 
Environmental Health for Equity: A Framework For Change
Melissa Wong, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Munerah Ahmed, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Teresa Egelhof, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Sarah Goldberg, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Caroline Bragdon, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
 
Environmental Health, the Social and Structural Determinants of Health, and the Law
Montrece McNeill Ransom, CDC Public Health Law Program; Katie Hannon Michel, ChangeLab Solutions; Rebecca Johnson, ChangeLab Solutions; Matthew Penn, Office of Public Health Law Services; Kim Libman, ChangeLab Solutions
 
Leadership at Divergent Belief Systems, A Thoughtful Approach to Work With Underserved Indigenous Populations
Joe Sarcone, Alaska Pacific University
 
Legionnaires’ Disease Health Disparities: A Social Determinants of Health Perspective
Candis Hunter, Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice, National Center for Environmental Health,Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Simone Salandy, Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice, National Center for Environmental Health,Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
 
Opportunities for Urgent Elimination of Lead Hazards in Los Angeles County
Janet Scully, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Division; Charlene Contreras, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Division
 
Parks for Climate and Health Solutions
Jennifer Cox, National Recreation and Park Association
 
The Effects of Psycho-Social and Environmental Factors on the Social Functioning of Women Living with Hypertension
Linda Shirindi, University of South Africa

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Food Safety

Active Managerial Control Course
David Morales, Maricopa County
 
Addressing Permitted and Unpermitted Mobile Food Vendors From the Ground Up
Aaron DelCotto, Southern Nevada Health District; Jacob Billings, Southern Nevada Health District; Tanja Baldwin, Southern Nevada Health District
 
Allergen Awareness Intervention Strategy and Program Implementation
Nancy-Ann Hall, REHS, Southern Nevada Health District
 
Approaches for Performing Root Cause Analysis in Food Operations
Beth Riess, Pew Charitable Trusts
 
ASTM and the Role of Standards in the Cannabis Industry
David Vaillencourt, The GMP Collective
 
Auditing the Cannabis Industry
David Vaillencourt, The GMP Collective
 
Automation & Technology Trends in Foodservice Equipment
Orsi Dezsi, NSF International
 
Bridging the Language Barrier
Josh Gallegos, Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment
 
Challenges for Immigrants in Food Business and Effective Training Tools
Justo Garcia, City of Minneapolis Health
 
Colorado's Food Safety for Long-Term Care Residents, 5 Years In
Therese Pilonetti, Colorado Dept of Public Health and Environment
 
Complaint Data Collected From Social Media Adds Value to Traditional Complaint Systems During an Outbreak Investigation
Bailey Matis, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Daniel O'Halloran, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Faina Stavinsky, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Katelynn Devinney, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; HaeNa Waechter, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
 
Cooling: Beyond the Code
Logan Ebeling, Minneapolis Health Department; Nick Koreen, Minneapolis Health Department; Roee Reinberg
 
Creating a Food Safety Ninja
Paul Stromp, Lake County General Health District; Cady Stromp, Lake County General Health District
 
Dine or Dash? Restaurant Inspection Ratings and Diner Decisions: Findings from the 2019 Minnesota State Fair
Melanie Firestone, University of Minnesota; Craig Hedberg, University of Minnesota
 
Driving Food Safety at Retail and Food Service: Sharing Best Practices from Independent Auditing
Chris Boyles, Steritech
 
Foodborne Outbreak Investigations: Improving the Identification of Contributing Factors
Beth Wittry, CDC; David Nicolas, New York State Department of Health
 
Food Freedom: Is There any Coming Back From the Abyss?
Vince Radke, Consultant; Roy Kroeger, Laramie County WY; Michele DiMaggio, Contra Costa County CA; Doug Farquhar, National Conference of State Legislatures
 
Food Safety Advocacy in Latin America: A Soul Crushing Endeavor and The Travel Industry is the Missing Link
M. Allan Daly, Cocina Verify; Don FitzGerald, RPDT Inc.; Mary FitzGerald, Safe and Sound Food Safety Consultants; Susana Barzuna, Cocina Verify; Manuel Gonzalez, Cocina Verify
 
Food Safety Training-Factors, Behaviors and Compliance: Culture or Reality
Dave Walpuck, SRS INC
 
Heavy Metals Contamination of Spices in New York State
Maria Ishida, NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets
 
How to Make Food Safety Principles Stick: 3 Tips for Better Learning
Emilee Follett, StateFoodSafety
 
Ice Machine Contamination: How to Inspect Properly and Why it is Important
Chris Lamond, International Packaged Ice Assoc; Jane McEwen, International Packaged Ice Assn
 
Increasing Outbreak Detection in Maricopa County
Marissa Munoz, Maricopa County Environmental Health Specialist
 
Mobile Food Vending Letter Grading Program in New York City
Elizabeth Luoma, NYC Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene; James Middleton, NYC Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene
 
New FDA VNRFRPS Funding Opportunities
Maribeth Niesen, US FDA
 
Outbreak of Vibriosis Associated With Consumption of Geoduck at a New York City Restaurant, 2019
Lan Li, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Daniel O'Halloran, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Ludwin Chicaiza, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Susan Ritchie, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Marine Resources; Jessica Jones, US Food and Drug Administration
 
Oral Culture: Tools for Educating Restaurant Workers and Preventing Foodborne Illness
Shawna Johnson, Boulder County Public Health; Rosa Stillwell, Boulder County Public Health
 
Sanitation for Food Safety, Using Sanitizer Test Strips
Melissa Vaccaro, Paster Training, Inc.
 
Serving Safety
Leslie Foreman, Minneapolis Health Department
 
Silencing Alarm Fatigue: Custom-Designed Lockout Protections and Alerts for High Temperature Dish Machines
J. David Monk, Chick-fil-A, Inc.; Dylan Anderer, Chick-fil-A, Inc.
 
Special Events: Fun, Excitement and Organized Chaos -What to Expect
Starletta Brown, Maricopa County Environmental Services Department
 
Standardization Across the Nation: It's the Journey, Not the Destination
W. Michael Haller, UL Everclean; Todd Frantz, UL Everclean
 
The Creation of an Educational Toolkit Designed to Reduce Foodborne Illness Risk Factors in Small Restaurants, High Risk Meat Markets, Flea Markets, and Mobile Food Establishments
Jo Ann Monroy, Harris County Public Health
 
The Impact of Restaurant Inspection Grading and Scoring
Elizabeth Landeen, NEHA; Dr. Craig Hedberg, University of Minnesota; Dr. Harlen Stueven, Dining Safety Alliance
 
Utilizing a Foodborne Illness Risk Factor Survey to Assess the Effectiveness of an Active Managerial Control Toolbox
Tim Hurst, Maricopa County Environmental Services Department

General Environmental Health

ATSDR’s Community Stress Resilience Toolkit
Ben Gerhardstein, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
 
Bringing the Environment Into a One Health Approach for Managing Antimicrobial Resistance
Jay Garland, United States Environmental Protection Agency; Lisa Durso, USDA ARS; Scott Keely, USEPA ORD; Amy Kirby, CDC; Daniel Tadesse, CDC
 
Burning with Curiosity: A County’s Evaluation of its Winter Wood Smoke Curtailment Ordinance for Particulate Matter Reductions
Nadege Dubuisson, Multnomah County Health Department
 
Chemical Incidents Associated with Cured-in-Place-Pipe (CIPP) Sewer Pipe Repair Projects: Raw Chemicals, Public and Occupational and Public Exposures, Monitoring, Environmental Releases
Andrew Whelton, Purdue University
 
Developing a Toolkit to Improve Public Health Messaging for Wildfire Smoke Events in Washington State
Kaitlyn Kelly, University of Washington
 
Environmental Health Australia: Zambian Institute of Environmental Health Twinning Program July 2017, Lusaka Zambia
Anthony Komives, City of Launceston
 
Environmental Health Workforce Priorities of Health Department Practitioners in the United States
Bryan Brooks, Baylor University
 
Fast Fashion and Circular Economy:Comparative Between Portugal and Croatia
Susana Paixao, IPC/ESTeSC
 
From Septic Systems to Harmful Algal Blooms:New Approaches to Manage These Public Health Challenges
Kacee Deener, EPA Office of Research and Development; Bruce Rodan, EPA Office of Research and Development; Anne Rea, EPA Office of Research and Development; Denice Shaw, EPA Office of Research and Development; Elizabeth Hilborn, EPA Office of Research and Development
 
From Stakeholders Needs Through Science to Solutions: Using Translational Science to Support Stakeholder Decision-Making
Wayne Cascio, US EPA, Office of Research and Development; Bryan Hubbell, US EPA, Office of Research and Development; Wayne Munns, US EPA, Office of Research and Development; Gail Robarge, US EPA, Office of Research and Development
 
Improving Cultural Consciousness on Inspections
Vincentiu Anghel, Southern Nevada Health District
 
Improving Handwashing Compliance at a County Fair
Bonnie Simpson, Jackson County, Oregon
 
Inspector Beware: There May be Health Hazards Lurking in Cosmetology Salons!
Mindy Chambrelli, Darien Health Department
 
Introducing the Public Health Law Academy: A Train the Trainer Session
Montrece McNeill Ransom, CDC Public Health Law Program; Katie Hannon Michel, ChangeLab Solutions; Rebecca Johnson, ChangeLab Solutions; Brianne Yassine, Cherokee Nation Assurance, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 
Investigating Airborne Particulate Matter for Anti-Microbial Resistance
Hannah Sturgill, Eastern Kentucky University; Clint Pinion, Eastern Kentucky University; Travis Altheide, Eastern Kentucky University
 
Knowledge Transference Effect on N95 Mask Fit by Available Communication Mediums to Inform Recommendations for Use During Wildfire Smoke Events
Kaitlyn Kelly, University of Washington
 
Performing Hotel Sanitation Inspections: A Sin City Approach
Vincentiu Anghel, Southern Nevada Health District
 
Presenting Science… Using Science
Pam Wigington, CDC/NCEH/DEHSP; Maggie Byrne, CDC/NCEH/DEHSP; Jena Losch, CDC/NCEH/DEHSP; Katrina Pollard, CDC/NCEH/DEHSP; Perri Zeitz Ruckart, CDC/NCEH/DEHSP
 
Radon in Water: An Occupational Case Study
Jessica Maloney, Wisconsin Department of Health Services
 
Recreational Cannabis Effects on the Community
Cole Wilson, NEHA
 
Sanitizer Safety
Lucia Graham, California Department of Pesticide Regulation
 
Temporal Trends of Grass Pollen Concentrations in a Subtropical City and the Associated Environmental Impact
Divya Dwarakanath, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
 
The Effectiveness of Environmental Health Programs Across Different Governance Structures
Reem Tariq, NEHA; David Dyjack, National Environmental Health Association; Natasha DeJarnett, National Environmental Health Association
 
Tools of the Trade
Elizabeth Landeen, NEHA
 
Training for the Body Art Model Code
Christl Tate, NEHA

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Healthy Communities

50,000+ Samples Later – What Have We Learned about Home IAQ?
Sarah Mack, Prism Analytical Technologies
 
After the storm: Methods and Results From of the Post-Hurricane Harvey High-Risk Pediatric Asthma Exacerbation Study
Komal Sheth, Houston Health Department; Rosalia Guerrero, Houston Health Department
 
Assessing Air Quality and Public Health Benefits of NYC Climate Action Plans
Sarah Johnson, NYC DOHMH
 
Autonomous Vehicles and Public Health Policy in Washington State
Rad Cunningham, Washington State Department of Health
 
Case study: Tackling Community Noise Problems With Smartphone Innovation in Australia and UK
Robert Halford, RHE Global; Sean LA Fontaine, Kernow environmental Services LLC
 
EPA Not Effectively Implementing the Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule
Sarah Davidson, EPA OIG; Natasha Henry, EPA OIG; Barry Parker, EPA OIG
 
Establishing A Lead-free Communities Model; The Path to Elimination
Sharunda Buchanan, CDC's National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
 
Growing Healthy Soil for Healthy Communities
Sheri Johnson, UW Population Health Institute; Geoff Siemering, UW Madison; Ben Gramling; Sanjib Bhattacharyya; Kirsten Beyer
 
Health Risk Communication Strategies and Toxic Metal Contaminants in Idaho’s Silver Valley
Courtney Cooper, University of Idaho; Valerie Wade, Panhandle Health District; Chloe Wardropper, University of Idaho
 
Implementing the Federal Lead Action Plan
Warren Friedman, HUD Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes
 
Indoor Air Quality Monitoring in Baltimore City Head Starts
Robyn Gilden, University of Maryland School of Nursing
 
Lead Poisoning Awareness In Omaha Lead Superfund Site: Has Equity improved from 2015-2016 compared to 2018-2019?
Naudia McCracken, Douglas County Health Department; ANITA WHITNEY, Douglas County Health Department
 
LEAPing into 2020: Lessons Learned From an Interagency Partnership in the Nation's Largest Residential Lead Superfund Site
Shelby Larson, Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance; Ian Sheets, Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance
 
Minnesota Healthy Housing Grants: Impacts, Successes, and Challenges
Kathryn Haugen, Minnesota Department of Health
 
Natural Environment and Associations to Mental Health and Obesity Status
Adam London, Kent County Health Department
 
New York City’s Window Guard Policy- Four Decades of Success
Amita Toprani, New York City Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene; Jihaan Mutasim, New York City Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene
 
NYSDOH CLPPP:  Decrease to Elevated Lead Level Definition - State and Local Implementation
Amy Murphy, Consultant;
 
Our Super Heroes Against LEAD!
Christine Ortiz Gumina, National Environmental Health Association
 
Planning for Equitable, Complete Parks Systems
Jessica Nguyen, ChangeLab Solutions; Gregory Miao, ChangeLab Solutions
 
Proactive Rental Inspection Programs; An Underutilized Tool to Promote Healthy Housing and Advance Health Equity
Cesar De La Vega, ChangeLab Solutions; Greg Miao, ChangeLab Solutions; Jill Witkowski Heaps, Earthjustice; Amanda Reddy, National Center for Healthy Housing
 
School Environmental Health: An Asthma Toolkit and a City Wide IAQ Assessment Process
Stacey Chacker, Health Resources in Action; Leon Bethune, ; Erica Marshall, Massachusetts Department of Public Health; Isabel Francisco, Health Resources in Action
 
Stronger Public Health Outreach with a High-Tech/Low-Tech Approach
Jennifer Wilson, Illinois State Water Survey; Steve Wilson, Illinois State Water Survey
 
Sustainability of Residential Environmental Interventions and Health Outcomes Changes for Children and Older Adults with Asthma
David Turcotte, University of Massachuetts Lowel
 
The impact of Unregulated Imported Spices and Cultural products on blood lead levels in Douglas County, Nebraska
Naudia McCracken, Douglas County Health Department
 
Using Health in All Policies Strategies to Address Lead Poisoning Prevention
Bridget Kerner, NACCHO; Sandra Whitehead, George Washington University; Kerry Wyss, ASTHO
 
Washington State’s Lead in Drinking Water in Schools Program, Reflecting on Our First 500 Schools
Lillian Morris Manahan, Washington State Department of Health; Anne Marie Charles, Washington State Department of Health; Rad Cunningham, Washington State Department of Health 

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Infectious & Vectorborne Diseases

Environmental Health Expertise is Key to Preventing Legionnaires’ Disease
Jasen Kunz, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Candis Hunter, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Benjamin Clopper, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
 
Improved Management of Legionella Risks Using Rapid On-Site Testing
Richard Campbell, Hydrosense Ltd
 
Infectious Waste Management in the 21st Century: What We Have Learned
Edward Krisiunas, WNWN International, Inc; Gina Vallone-Hood, FL DOH
 
Neighborhood Rat Reduction Initiative: Operational and Data Collection Challenges
Shoko Kubotera, NYC DOHMH
 
Rodent Update
Keith Robinson, Fine Tune
 
Shigellosis Outbreak Associated With Splash Pad and Fountain Exposure at a New York City Park, July 2019
Katelynn Devinney, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
 
Vector Collaboration Between Agencies in Two States
Jennifer Wong, San Bernardino County, Department of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Services
 

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Water Quality

ASSE 1087, Performance Requirements for Commercial and Food Service Water Treatment Equipment Utilizing Drinking Water
Conrad Jahrling, ASSE
 
Assessing Dungeness River Functionality and Implementation of Best Management Practices (BMPs) Using an Ecological Functional Approach
Eric Hall, United States Environmental Protection Agency
 
Assessment and Responses to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Private Wells in Southeastern NM, 2018
Rose Galbraith, New Mexico Department of Health; Alison Stargel, New Mexico Department of Health
 
BackFlow Prevention Training
Sean Cleary, Backflow Prevention Institute
 
Bacterial Contamination of Drinking Water Wells in Jefferson County, WV
Bob Custard, Jefferson County Health Dept (WV); Carissa Caruso-DiPaolo, State University of New York - Syracuse; Josh Griffin, Jefferson County Health Dept (WV)
 
Considerations in Applying Supplemental Disinfection for Legionella Remediation
Alberto Comazzi, Sanipur US; Megan Canright, Forensic Analytical Consulting Services; Joseph Hannigan, Sanipur US
 
Costs Associated With Point-of-Use Devices and Thinking Outside the Box for Natural Disaster Response
Marc Verhougstraete, University of Arizona; Kelly Reynolds, University of Arizona
 
Developing and Implementing Risk-Based Treatment Guidance for Onsite Non-Potable  Water Reuse
Jay Garland, United States Environmental Protection Agency; Paula Kehoe, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission; Michael Jahne, USEPA ORD; Nichole Brinkman, USEPA ORD; Sharon Nappier, USEPA Office of Water
 
EPA's Decentralized Wastewater Program
Zachary Lowenstein, US Environemtal Protection Agency
 
Examining Recreational Water Open-Data and Standardization
Joe Laco, CDC/NCEH; Sarah Schacht
 
From Source to Tap: State and Local Policies to Protect Private Well Water
Katie Michel, ChangeLab Solutions; Carol Engle-Drury, LaCrosse County Health Department
 
Household Water Quality in US Virgin Islands: Understanding Cisterns
Gouthami Rao, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 
Improving Public Health Support for Drinking Water Building Plumbing Before and After Disasters
Andrew Whelton, Purdue University
 
Keeping RWI's at Bay: Pueblo County's Role in Empowering Public Swimmers and Pool Operators
Scott Cowan, Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment
 
Legionella and Biofilm in Hot Tubs
Ellen Meyer, Innovative Water Care
 
NCEH Water  Session: Outreach and Education That Links Private Well Homeowners to Services
Raquel Sabogal, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention; Niki Lajevardi-Khosh, Arizona Department of Health Services; Matthew Roach, Arizona Department of Health Services; Mike Sutton, Indiana State Department of Health – Environmental Public Health Division; Martin Zartarian, NYS DOH Bureau of Water Supply Protection
 
NCEH Water Session: Development of a Contamination Protocol for Private Wells
Raquel Sabogal, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention; Tiziana C. Shea, CT Dept of Public Health, Environmental Health Section, Private Well Program
 
NCEH Water Session: Using Water Quality Data to Reach the Target Audience
Raquel Sabogal, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention; Samantha “Sam” Dye, Gaston County Department of Health & Human Services; Eric Delmelle, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Kenneth (Ken) Nordstrom, Delta County Department of Health
 
Proper Application of Point-of-Use Treatment for Lead in Drinking Water
Eric Yeggy, WQA
 
Supplemental Disinfection Techniques Comparison for Legionella Remediation
Alberto Comazzi, Sanipur US; Megan Canright, Forensic Analytical Consulting Services; Joseph Hannigan, Sanipur US
 
Sustainable Pool Sanitation: “Green” is the New Blue?
Tom Schaefer, Clear Comfort
 
Targeting Operational Failures Linked to Recreational Water Illness
Roy Vore, BioLab Inc. - A KIK Custom Products Company
 
The Big MAHC: Assessing the Presence of MAHC Guidelines in State Pool Codes
Patrick Vander Kelen, CDC/NCEH; Shannon McClenahan, CDC/NCEH
 
The Safe Drinking Water Act and Regulatory Compliance Experiences Related to Supplemental Disinfection in Premise Plumbing Systems
Joseph Hannigan, AWT; Alberto Comazzi, Sanipur US
 
Time Since Launch: Progression and Growth of the Private Water Network
Reem Tariq, National Environmental Health Association; Raquel Sabogal, CDC; Jennifer McKeever, National Network of Public Health Institutes
 
Travel and Leisure: Without Legionella Along for the Rride
Kristin Majeska, IDEXX; Patsy Root, IDEXX
 
Why Chlorine Doesn’t Cut It: Secondary Sanitizers Risk v. Reward
Tom Schaefer, Clear Comfort

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Workforce & Leadership

Addressing the 'Gray Wave' and Staffing Shortages: Succession Planning in Environmental Health
Cynthia Goldstein, Florida Dept of Health - Polk County
 
All About Internships: Creating Successful, Mutually Beneficial Experiences
Hayley Leventhal, University of Washington; Tania Busch Isaksen, University of Washington; Christine Ortiz Gumina, National Environmental Health Association
 
Approaching Traditional Environmental Health From a Community Focused Lens
Jennie McAdams, Franklin County Public Health
 
Engaging the Next Generation of Environmental Health Professionals
Abdur Amin, Jack in the Box
 
Environmental Health Data: Law, Data Sharing, and Informing the Public
Denise Chrysler, Network for Public Health Law - Mid-States Region; Colleen Healy Boufides, Network for Public Health Law - Mid-States Region
 
Federal and State Legislative Update
Doug Farquhar, NCSL; Harold Chase, NSF International
 
Get Paid! Preparing A Winning Scholarship Application
Kelsi Sullivan, Southern Nevada Health District
 
Keeping the Public Safe Through Restaurant Inspection Standardization
Kaylan Celestin, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Harlan Stueven, Dining Safety Alliance; Natasha DeJarnett, The National Environmental Health Association
 
LeadHERship Session: The Likability Penalty - What It Is and What To Do About It
Lauren DiPrete, Southern Nevada Health District
 
Leveraging Student Engagement to Increase Operational Efficiency and Build Workforce Capacity
Rhiannon Simon, KY Dept. for Public Health
 
Mentorship: A LeadHERship Discussioin
Meredith Gregory, Ingham County Health Department
 
NEHA’s Student and Emerging Professional Assembly: A Network of Student and Emerging Professionals for a Healthful Environment for All
Reem Tariq, National Environmental Health Association
 
Non-Traditional Ways to Develop Soft Skills: LeadHERship
Kaitlyn Kelly, University of Washington; Niki Lemin, Franklin County Public Health
 
Public and Private Partnerships: Benefits of Engaging Stakeholders for the Long Haul
Alicia Collins, The Steritech Group and BIA
 
Show Me the Money! - Winning the Annual Budget Battle
Bob Custard, Environmental Health Leadership Partners, LLC
 
Stepping Outside the Regulatory Box: Bridging Between the Professions
Sandra Whitehead, George Washington University
 
Students: The Future of Environmental Health
Christine Ortiz Gumina, National Environmental Health Association
 
Swing and a Miss? Are Swing Shifts a Viable Solution for Environmental Health Departments?
Larry Rogers, Southern Nevada Health District
 
The ABC’s of Administrative Law in Public Health Practice
Dana Reed Wise, Marion County Public Health Department; Montrece McNeill Ransom, CDC Public Health Law Program; Jonathan Pinkney, Pima County Attorney’s Office; Katie Hannon Michel, ChangeLab Solutions; Rebecca Johnson, ChangeLab Solutions
 
The Future of Environmental Health Accreditation
Leslie Mitchell, EHAC - National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council; Tania Busch Isaksen, University of Washington
 
The Power of Women Supporting Women in the Workplace: A LeadHERship session
Anne Mitchell, Ingham County Health Department
 
Through Graduation and Beyond: Finding Career Opportunities in Environmental Health with Limited Experience
Kaylan Celestin, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Reem Tariq, The National Environmental Health Association
 
Through the Magnifying Glass, Understanding the Environmental Health Workforce
Natasha DeJarnett, National Environmental Health Association; Justin Gerding, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Reem Tariq, National Environmental Health Association
 
Training Effectiveness Evaluation in Mine Safety
David Gilkey, MT Tech University
 
What’s on the Horizon? Identifying the Environmental Health Profession’s Emerging Issues and Grand Challenges
Natasha DeJarnett, National Environmental Health Association; Justin Gerding, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Reem Tariq, National Environmental Health Association