Wednesday, June 29

Schedule is tentative and subject to change.  A final agenda will be available two weeks before the program dates. 


Wednesday, June 29

Climate & Health

Design of Adaptation Solutions for a Changing Climate in the Bellwether State of Alaska
Steve Konkel, Ph.D., University of Alaska and Konkel and Associates
 
Unveiling NEHA's Climate Health Adaptation and Mitigation Partnership (CHAMP) Framework and Program
Steve Konkel, Ph.D., University of Alaska and Konkel and Associates
Jesse C. Bliss, MPH, NEHA
David Dyjack, Dr.PH, CIH, NEHA 
Wilson Justin
Roy Kroeger, NEHA
 
Protecting Communities Through Local Climate and Health Efforts
Angana Roy, National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
 
Preparing Adolescents to Better Understand Core Concepts of Sustainability and Environmental Public Health in the Context of Environmental and Social Justice
Derek Shendell, D.Env, MPH, Rutgers School of Public Health, NJ Safe Schools Program
Lily Black, MPH, Rutgers School of Public Health
Juhi Aggarwal, MPH, Rutgers School of Public Health, NJ Safe Schools Program
Maryanne Campbell, Rutgers School of Public Health, NJ Safe Schools Program
Lauren Gonzalez, MA
 
A Citizens Science Project: Climate Change in Connecticut; A Research & Photojournalism Road Map to Awareness
Michael Pascucilla, MPH, REHS, DAAS, East Shore District Health Department
 
Climate Change and the National Perspective: A Summary of the NEHA Affiliate President's Survey (7/21)
Leon Vinci, DHA, DAAS, RS, Drexel University
 

Data & Technology Sponsored by Accela

* NCEH: Data Modernization - The Road Ahead to Make EH Services Data More Accessible
Luis Rodriguez, MS, DAAS, REHS/RS, CP-FS, CDC
 
*Developing Tools and Training to Drive Data-Driven Decision Making for the Virginia Department of Health’s Private Well Program
Reem Tariq, MSEH, NEHA
Christopher Walker, REHS, NEHA
Scott Vogel, REHS, Virginia Department of Health
Sonal Iyer, MS, MSC, Virginia Department of Health
 

Emergency Preparedness & Response 

Development of a National Standard for EH Strike Teams in Disaster Response
Christopher Walker, MSEH, REHS, NEHA 
Michele Samarya-Timm, MA, HO, MCHES, REHS, DLAAS, NEHA
 
Empowering Emerging Environmental Health Leaders to Integrate Health Equity in Disaster Management
Sauda Yerabati, MPH, Center for Environmental Health, California Department of Public Health
Latasha A. Allen, MSPH MEDM, United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, Operational Data & Analytics Branch
 
Pandemic COVID-19, Healthcare Rationing, and Emergency Management: Coordinated Public Health Strategies for Prevention and Vulnerable Population Protection
Christopher Eddy, MPH, REHS/RS, CP-FS, NIMS/ICS, Grand Canyon University
Eriko Sase, Ph.D, The Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, Visiting Researcher
 
Impact of COVID-19 on the Foodservice Industry and Science-Based Recommendations for Preparedness
Sujata Sirsat, PhD, University of Houston
 
Concurrent Disaster Planning: Showcasing a Communication and Collaboration Toolkit and Resources to Support Effective Environmental Public Health Preparedness and Response
Michele Samarya-Timm, MA, HO, MCHES, REHS, DLAAS, NEHA
Jesse C. Bliss, MPH, NEHA
 

Food Safety Sponsored by EcoSure   

Virtual Cannabis Compliance Inspections
Jason Banales, REHS, Cannabis Compliance Board
Kristine Vasilevsky, REHS, MPH, Cannabis Compliance Board
 
Development and Implementation of a Statewide Food Complaint System in Kentucky
Nathaniel Wilson, PhD Candidate, MPH, Kentucky Department for Public Health
 
A Fresh Set of Eyes: The Impact of 3rd Party Auditing Programs on Food Safety Culture in a Post-COVID Environment as Measured by Health Inspection Results
Brent Reagor, RS/REHS, Ecolab
Mandy Sedlak, REHS, Ecolab
Rachel Scanlan, MS, RD, CP-FS, Chick-fil-A
 
NEHA-FDA Retail Flexible Funding Model Grant Program: Vision, Successes, and Lessons Learned from Year 1
Rosie DeVito, MPH, NEHA
David Dyjack, DrPH, CIH, NEHA
Maribeth Niesen, FDA
Manjit "Mike" Randhawa, MD, MPH, NEHA
Chintan Somaiya, MS, MBA, NEHA
 
NEHA-FDA Retail Flexible Funding Model Grant Program: A People Centered, Data-Enabled Approach to Retail Food Safety
Rosie DeVito, MS, NEHA
Gagandeep Gill, PhD, NEHA
Mike Randhawa, MD, MPH, NEHA
Rosie DeVito, MPH, NEHA
Chintan Somaiya, MS, MBA, NEHA
 
NEHA-FDA Retail Flexible Funding Model Grant Program Year 2 Application Training
Jaclyn Miller, NEHA
Rance Baker, NEHA
Art Johnstone, NEHA
Michael Turner, NEHA
 
* NCEH: Overcoming Barriers to Conducting Environmental Health Research
Sarah Jensen, MPH, REHS, CP-FS, Franklin County Public Health, Ohio
 
* NCEH: Food Allergen Best Practices for Restaurants
Madison Harman, MPH, Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice/ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 
* NCEH: Identifying Contributing Factors and Environmental Antecedents: Getting at the Root Cause of an Outbreak
Nicole Hedeen, Minnesota Department of Health
Lauren Diprete, Southern Nevada Health District
Adria Zern, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Beth Wittry, MPH, REHS, CP-FS, CDC
 
* NCEH: Establishment and Staff Correlates of Restaurant Food Safety Culture
Adam Kramer, ScD, MPH, RS, CFS, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 
* NCEH: Multi-state Outbreak Investigation Case Study: Acute Nonviral Hepatitis Associated with Real Water Brand Alkaline Water
Lauren DiPrete, REHS, MPH, Southern Nevada Health District
Marissa Muñoz, R.S., MPH, Quality & Compliance Division/ Maricopa County Environmental Services
Monica McClure, Food and Drug Administration/Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition/Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation Network (FDA/CFSAN/CORE)
 
* Common Invertebrate and Pathogenic Pests on Cannabis and Their Management via Implementation of Integrated Pest Management
Christine Shoemaker, PCA, QAL, REHST, Cannabis Compliance Board
 

General Environmental Health

EH Collaboration Prevents Damage to Endangered Species Summer Chum Critical Habitat
Pinky Mingo, Jefferson County Public Health (Washington State)
 
Air Impacts of Cannabis Cultivation
Kaitlin Urso, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
 
Addressing the Pandemic From the Sewers: Highlights From New Mexico's COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance Program in Congregate Settings
T. Justin Garoutte, MPH, New Mexico Environment Department
 
Quantifying Hotel Room Cleaning and Sanitation Methods During a Pandemic using Microbial and ATP Meter Data
Sujata Sirsat, PhD, University of Houston
 
Predicting the COVID-19 Pandemic's Impact on Food Safety
Luma Akil, MS, PHD, Jackson State University
 
Cleaning the Future: Antimicrobial Resistance in Aviation following the COVID-19 Pandemic
Noah Gunter, University of North Dakota
 
Body Art Resources for Regulators
Avery Moyler, NEHA
Christl Tate, NEHA
 

Infectious & Vectorborne Diseases

* NCEH: A Qualitative Analysis of Events Preceding Clostridium Perfringens Outbreaks
Beth Wittry, MPH, Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Meghan Holst, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (contractor)
 

Water Quality

NCEH: Environmental Health Capacity: Building Capacity to Improve Safe Water Programs to Protect Public Health
Raquel Sabogal, MSPH, CDC
Brian Hubbard, MPH
Joseph Laco, MSEH, REHS/RS, CPO
Max Zarate-Bermudez, MSc, MPH, PhD, CDC
Kris Neset, PE, MSM, USPHS, CDC
 
NCEH: Supporting Local Health Departments in Utilizing CDC's MAHC
Joe Laco MSEH, RS/REHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health
Michele Hlavsa, RN, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Emerging Zoonotic and Infectious Diseases
Deise Galan, DrPH, MPH, National Association of County and City Health Officials
 
NCEH: Best Practices for Managing Unregulated Drinking Water Systems-Results from a 5-year program
Raquel Sabogal, MSPH, CDC
Max Zarate-Bermudez, MSc, MPH, PhD, CDC
 
NCEH: Getting to the Cause of Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreaks
Jasen Kunz, MPH, REHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health, Water Food and Environmental Health Services Branch
Nakia Clemmons, MPH, REHS, CIC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health, Water Food and Environmental Health Services Branch
Janie Hils, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health, Water Food and Environmental Health Services Branch
 
NCEH: 2021 Model Aquatic Health Code
Michele Hlavsa, RN, MPH, U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
CDR Joseph Laco, MSEH, RS/REHS, U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Dewey Case, Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code
Samaria Aluko, U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Justin Rokisky, Jr., U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
 
* Surveillance for Harmful Algal Bloom Events and Associated Human and Animal Illnesses: One Health Harmful Algal Bloom System, United States, 2019
Marissa Vigar, CDC
 
* Protecting Private Wells from Every Angle: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Empowering Private Well Owners
Martin Zartarian, New York State Dept. of Health
Jeff Bryant
 
* The Importance of Membership Feedback for Developing Tools, Resources, and Trainings for the Private Water Network
Reem Tariq, MSEH, NEHA
 
* The Impact of New Water Softeners on Drinking Water Quality and their Recovery after Hydrocarbon Contamination
Lauren Gustafson Purdue University, Lyles School of Civil Engineering, West Lafayette, Indiana
Andrew Whelton, PhD,  Purdue University, Lyles School of Civil Engineering, Division of Environmental and Ecological Engineering, West Lafayette, Indiana
 
* U.S. EPA Premise Plumbing Research: Solutions to Environmental Challenges
Megan Christian, MPH, U.S. EPA, Office of Research and Development, Office of Science Advisor, Policy and Engagement
Michelle Latham, Med, U.S. EPA, Office of Research and Development, Immediate Office of the Assistant Administrator
Laura Boczek, U.S. EPA, Office of Research and Development, Center for Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response
 

Workforce & Leadership Sponsored by Hedgerow Software US, Inc.​ 

Your Profession's History: Updates from Environmental Health Mentors
Leon Vinci, DHA, DAAS, RS, Drexel  University
 
Concern and Action on Climate Change as an Environmental Health Professional
Lori Byron MD, MS, FAAP, Montana Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate
 
Environmental Health Accreditation Council: Addressing the Present and Looking to the Future
David Gilkey, DC, PhD, DABCO, DACBOH, CPE, CSP, REHS/RS, FICC, Montana Tech and the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC)
Tim Murphy, PhD, REHS, DAAS, University of Findlay and the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC)
Tania Busch Isaksen, PhD, MPH, University of Washington and the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC)
Mike Quinn, MS, MPH, REHS, CPH, CP-FS, United States Public Health Serve, Department of the Interior and the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC)
Chad Brown, BS, MPH, Licking County Health Department, Ohio and the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC)
 
HPO Efficiency: Streamline People & Tech for EH Success
David Lerma Jr., MBA, REHS/RS, City of McKinney
Richard Milam, RS, City of McKinney
 
Moving Towards a Values-Driven Practice of Environmental Health
Bob Custard, REHS, CP-FS, CPO-I, Environmental Health Leadership Partners, LLC
 
Environmental Health: Policies and Procedures
Doug Farquhar, JD, NEHA
 
Environmental Health Student Opportunities and Careers with the U.S. Public Health Service
Kathryn Pink, MSEH, RS/REHS, Indian Health Service
Patricia Wrona, RS, Indian Health Service
 
Building Excellence: Is it Not Time We Had an Accessible Repository for all Environmental Health Teaching and Learning
Andrew Mathieson, Prof Doc, Australian National University
 
Learning Retention Survey of Adults in Food Safety Training
Rance Baker, NEHA
Becky Labbo, MA, NEHA
 
Future of Culinary Education:  Curriculum Pivot to Reflect the Evolution of Industry
Bridget Sweet, LP.D, REHS/RS, CP-FS, DAAS, Johnson & Wales University
 
*  Leading A Multigenerational Workforce: A Five Generation Workforce Analysis In The Era Of Diversity And Inclusion
Aqualia (Shauna) Nelson, REHS/RS, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
 
* From Design to Enforcement: Leveraging the Law to Improve Environmental Public Health
Rebecca Johnson, MPH, ChangeLab Solutions
Katie Hannon Michel, JD/MELP, ChangeLab Solutions
Alexis Etow, JD, ChangeLab Solutions
Matthew Penn, JD, MLIS, CDC Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support’s Public Health Law Program (PHLP)
 

Washington State Affiliate Sessions

Washington Biotoxin Program Overview
Tracie S Barry, Washington State Department of Health
 
International Health Committee 2022 Recipient: Project Ethiopia
Sue Wilkes, Project Ethiopia
 
Anatomy of a Toxic Cyanobacteria Bloom Response in Washington State
Rad Cunningham, MPH, MPA, Washington State Department of Health
 
Foundational Public Health Panel
Joe Laxson, Washington State Department of Health
 
Aquatic Plant & Algae Management - Overview of Ecology's Permit Requirements
Shawn Ultican, RS, Washington State Department of Ecology
 
Impact of Climate Change on Vector-Borne Disease
Liz Dykstra, PHD, BCE, Washington State Department of Health
 
Well, Well, Well…
Mike Young, Licensed Geologist, RS Retired, Washington State Environmental Health Association
 
Adapting Environmental Public Health Practice to Face a Climate Impacted Future
Marnie Boardman, MPH, Washington State Department of Health
Rad Cunningham, Washington State Department of Health
Kaitlyn Kelly, Washington State Department of Health
Elise Rasmussen, Washington State Department of Health
 
Overview of Wastewater Surveillance for COVID-19 Response
Dotti Ramey PhD, P.E., Washington State Department of Health
Breanna McArdle, MPH, Washington State Department of Health
 
Wildfire Smoke Health Risk Characterization & Public Health Interventions: A Washington State Story
Tania M. Busch Isaksen, PhD, MPH, University of Washington
Annie Doubleday, University of Washington
Daaniya Iya, University of Washington
Elizabeth Walker, PhD, University of Washington
Shirlee Tan, PhD, Public Health – Seattle & King County
 
 * Indicates virtual educational session