Thursday, June 30

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


Thursday, June 30

Climate & Health

Local Climate Change Initiatives with NEHA Climate Committee
Jennie McAdams, MPH, EHST, Franklin County Public Health
 
Mental Health & Our Changing Climate
Meighen Speiser, ecoAmerica
Rebecca Rehr, MPH, Climate for Health, ecoAmerica
 
Building Factors Influencing Indoor Air Quality during Wildfire Smoke Events
Beth Hassett-Sipple, MSPH, US EPA Office of Research and Development, Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment
 
Wildfires: Environmental Health Considerations and Preventive Practices to Keep Homes Healthy and Mitigate Harmful Exposures During Wildfire and Smoke Events
Christopher Walker, MSEH, REHS, NEHA
Jesse Bliss, MPH, NEHA
 
Improving Indoor Air Quality Interventions for Vulnerable Individuals during Wildfire Smoke Events
Kaitlyn Kelly, MPH, WA DOH       
 
Impact of Wildfire Smoke Events on Seattle Pediatric Patient Outcomes
Daaniya Iyaz, University of Washington
 
Establishing an Air Quality Monitoring Network to Inform Local Strategies in Franklin County, Ohio
Layla Abraham, MPH, EHST, Franklin County Public Health
Jennie McAdams, MPH, EHST, Franklin County Public Health
 
Exploring the Nexus between Migration, Climate Change, Environmental Degradation, and their Impacts on Gender Equality in Dak Lak and Phu Yen in Viet Nam
Benjamin Ryan, PhD, MPH, REHS, Baylor University
Can Truong Quoc, Consultative Institute for Socio-Economic Development of Rural and Mountainous Areas
Nga Dao Ngoc, Gender Specialist
 
NEHA's Climate and Health Strategic Plan
Rosie DeVito, MPH, NEHA
Maddie Gustafson, NEHA
 

Data & Technology Sponsored by Accela

Compliance 2.0: How Health Departments are Evolving from Inspecting to Monitoring    
Mark Parker, SansWrite
 
Helping Food Service Operators Improve Public Health and Mitigate Risk through Timely, Quality Data
Loveleen Lohia, MA, Hazel Analytics
Al Baroudi, Ph.D, MS, The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated
 
How Health Departments are using Big Data to Predict Non-compliance
Mark Parker, SansWrite
 
Publicly Posting Inspection Reports
Leslie Foreman, City of Minneapolis Health Department
Ryan Krick, REHS, City of Minneapolis Health Department
 
Tools of the Trade: Sub-county GIS Mapping of Environmental Health Data
Chris DuClos, MS, GISP, Florida Department of Health
 
Supervised Classification Model to Predict Septic System Locations in Virginia
Sonal Iyer, MS, MSC, Virginia Department of Health
Megan Senseman, MS Virginia Department of Health       
 

Emergency Preparedness & Response

Health in All Policies and Disaster Preparedness
Alyssa Wooden, MHS, NEHA
 
Collaboration During Foodborne Outbreaks for Human and Animal Food
Talisha Bacon MPH, LEHS, Utah Department of Agriculture and Food
Thayne Mickelson, MS, Utah Department of Agriculture and Food
Randy Treadwell, MPH, Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO)
Travis Goodman, Office of Regulatory Affairs Office of Partnerships U.S. Food and Drug Administration
 
Engaging Local Health Departments to Enrich Wastewater Surveillance Efforts for Monitoring COVID-19
Deise Galan, DrPH, MPH, NACCHO
Amy Kirby, PhD, MPH
Jonathan Yoder, MSW, MPH
Rachel West, PhD
 
Strengthening Environmental Public Health System Resilience for Future Pandemics and Disasters
Alicia Fontenot, Baylor University, USA
Benjamin Ryan, PhD, MPH, REHS, Baylor University, USA
Mayumi Kako, PhD, RN, Hiroshima University, Japan
Tim Hatch, MPA, REHS, Alabama Department of Health, USA
Bryan Brooks, PhD, MS, Baylor University, USA
 
ALX Promise: Innovation in the Face of a Public Health Emergency
Rachel Stradling, REHS CP-FS, Virginia Department of Health
 
Evaluation of Effective Risk and Crisis Communication Messages for Water Emergencies
Heather Bair-Brake, MS, DVM, DACVPM, CDC/ATSDR
Jonathan Yoder, MSW, MPH, CDC
Trista McGlamery, MPA, CDC
Rebekah Frankson, MPH, CDC                                                   
 
Coordinating Environmental Health Preparedness Across Sectors (NEHA Preparedness Committee)
Kai Elgethun, PhD, MPH, REHS, NEHA Preparedness Committee
Sauda Yerabati, MPH, Center for Environmental Health, California Department of Public Health
Jeff Rubin, PhD, CEM, Oregon Institute of Technology,  University of Hawaii
Karla Black, PhD, MEP, PEM, REHS, Kent County Health Department, Michigan                     
 

Food Safety Sponsored by EcoSure  

Cost of Foodborne Illness
Chirag Bhatt, RS, CCFS, HealthSpace USA
 
Sanitation for Food Safety, Using Sanitizer Test Strips
Melissa Vaccaro , Paster Training, Inc.
 
Standardization Across the Nation
Mike Haller, REHS, MPH, UL Everclean
Todd Frantz, REHS MS, UL Everclean
 
FBI Outbreak Investigation Videos
Adam Kalahar, REHS, Minneapolis Health Department
Janna Beard, REHS, Minneapolis Health Department
Bill Kass , REHS, Minneapolis Health Department
Leslie Foreman, Minneapolis Health Department
 
CIFOR, Epi-Ready, and NEARS, Oh My! Three Ways to Prepare For and Respond to Foodborne Illness Outbreaks
Laura Brown, Ph.D., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Siobhan Dodds, MPH, Tennessee Department of Health
Ernest Julian, Ph.D., Foodborne Illness Prevention and Investigations
 
Ready! Set! Launch! Starting and Achieving Conformance with FDA's Retail Program Standards
Tiara Smith, National Association of County and City Health Officials
 
Ice Machine Contamination: How To Inspect Properly and Why it is Important
Chris Lamond, International Packaged Ice Association
 
Action on Active Managerial Control: A Dual Approach to Fostering Food Safety Culture in Retail Food Establishments
Laura Wildey, CP-FS, NEHA
Elizabeth Nutt, Association of Food and Drug Officials
 
An Online Course Series Supporting Retail Program Standards Conformance
Anna Floyd, PhD, NEHA
Steven Nattrass, MPH, REHS, FDA
 
Preventing Foodborne Illnesses Outbreaks with Effective Employee Hygiene, Cleaning and Sanitation Practices
Rocio Alvarez, RS, Pima County Health Department, Consumer Health and Food Safety
Lauren Dinauer, RS, Pima County Health Department, Consumer Health and Food Safety
 
“How can you be allergic to peas?”- A Qualitative Study to Explore Food Handler’s Knowledge, Attitudes and Understanding of Food Allergens.
Graeme Mitchell, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and Liverpool John Moores University
Michael Pascucilla, MPH, CF-SP, RS, East Shore District Health Department
 
Cultural Awareness vs Cultural Humility:  Reducing Disposal Rates based on Risk Factors Not Perception
Bridget Sweet, LP.D, REHS/RS, CP-FS, DAAS, Johnson & Wales University
Brent Reagor, RS/REHS, Ecosure A Division of Ecolab
 
Ethnic Food Safety Training Toolkit
JoAnn Xiong-Mercado, Marion County Public Health Department
Jo Rhodes
 

General Environmental Health

* Sustainable Death: The Rise in Popularity of Natural Burials in a New Zealand Context
Tanya Morrison, New Zealand Institute of Environmental Health
 
* Not in my backyard! ‘Rooster gate’ – how one little rooster made its way to Environment Court and New Zealand history
Tanya Morrison , New Zealand Institute of Environmental Health
 
* Modernization of Tattoo and Permanent Makeup Inks
Selina Medina, Body Art Alliance
 
* Dietary Modification as a Control Measure of a Naturally Occurring Environmental Carcinogenic:  The Impact of Dietary Fat Source Modification on the Toxic and Carcinogenic Effects of Aflatoxin B1
Amer El-Ahraf, California State University, Dominguez Hills
 

* Farming and Rural Health in the American Midwest – An Opportunity to Cultivate a Better Future
Audrey Tran Lam, MPH, Center for Energy & Environmental Education, University of Northern Iowa
Joe Maxwell, Family Farm Action Alliance
Mary Hendrickson, PhD, MS, College of Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
Paul Winchester, MD, Franciscan Health NICU
 
* NEHA and CIEH: Two Great Organization Separated by One Common Language
Daniel Oerther, PhD, PE, CEHS, DAAS, FCIEH, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
 

* The Effects of Fluoride Ingestion on Public Health
T. Avra Rossman, MS, San Jose State University
Harit Agroia, DrPH, MPH, MCHES, CPH, San Jose State University

 

Healthy Communities

* An Environmental Assessment for Lead and the Resulting Multi-Million Dollar Response
Michelle Cochran, RS, WV Office of Environmental Health Services
Paul Ice, WV Office of Environmental Health Services, Radiation, Toxics and Indoor Air Division
Meredith Vance, WV Office of Environmental Health Services, Environmental Engineering Division
Emilee Melchior, WV Office of Environmental Health Services, Public Health Sanitation Division
 

Water Quality

Assessing Private Well Vulnerability: A Tool and Guide to Support Private Well Investigations
Steve Wilson, MS, University of Illinois - Illinois State Water Survey
 
Bacterial Contamination of Drinking Water Wells in Jefferson County, WV
Bob Custard, REHS, CP-FS, CPO-I, Environmental Health Leadership Partners, LLC
Carissa Caruso-DiPaolo, Penobscot Nation Health Department
Josh Griffin, Greenway Engineering
Sarah Howard, California State University – Northridge
 
Developing Approaches to Estimate the Number of Private Wells Within a Jurisdiction
Christopher Walker, MSEH, REHS, NEHA
Reem Tariq, MSEH, NEHA
Jesse Bliss, MPH, NEHA
Rose Galbraith, REHS, New Mexico Department of Health
 
A Re-examination of the Pinellas County Pool Study
Roy Vore, PhD, CPO I, CPO, CPI, Vore & Associates LLC
Jenn Huang, ApothaQuali Solutions, LLC
Tom Kuechler, PhD, ApothaQuali Solutions, LLC
 
PHTA/ICC-2 Public Swimming Pool and Spa Standard: What It Is and How it can be Used Public Health Departments
Dennis Berkshire, Aquatic Design Group
John Mason, REHS, Deschutes County Environmental Health Department
 
Let's Clear the Air - Air Quality for Indoor Swimming Venues
John Weber, MBA, Biolab, A Kik Custom Products Company
Jody O'Grady, Taylor Technologies
 

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

Five Smart Strategies to Develop your Career Capital
Michele Samarya-Timm, for AAS, American Academy of Sanitarians
 
The Greatest Progress is Possible at the Intersection of the Professions - the Fabulous Five
David Dyjack, Dr.PH, CIH, NEHA
Daniel Oerther, PhD, PE, CEHS
Scott Becker, APHL
Shirely Orr, MHS, APRN, NEA-BC
Vivian Singletary, JM, MBA, NPHII
 
Inclusive LeadHERship:  Framing the DEI Conversation in the Environmental Health Profession  |  A NEHA LeadHERship Session
Michele Samarya-Timm, MA, HO, MCHES, REHS, DLAAS, NEHA
 
NEHA Policies for Government Advocacy
Doug Farquhar, JD, NEHA
 
If an Environmental Health Message Falls in the Forest… Tools and Tips to Increase the Impact of Your Message
Maggie Byrne, CDC's National Center for Environmental Health (Water, Food, and Environmental Health Services Branch)
Pam Wigington, CDC's National Center for Environmental Health (Water, Food, and Environmental Health Services Branch)
Jena Losch, CDC's National Center for Environmental Health (National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program)
Holly Wilson, CDC's National Center for Environmental Health (National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program)
Germaine Vázquez, CDC's National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (Office of Communication)
 
Environmental Health Workforce Issues in the Western Hemisphere: Canada to Chile
David Dyjack, Dr.PH, CIH, NEHA
Marcelo Korc, Ph.D., Pan American Health Organization
Jesse Bliss, MPH, NEHA
Henroy Scarlett, DrPH, University of West Indies, Mona
 

Special Populations

Pilot Study: SARS-CoV-2 Biosolid and Wastewater Analysis at U.S. Coast Guard Training Centers and Cutters
Jessica Pharo, MS, CSP, REHS, U.S. Coast Guard
Beth Osterink, MPH, CIH, CSP, REHS, U.S. Coast Guard
 
Lead, Allergen, Pesticide, and Polychlorinated Biphenyl Levels in Licensed Child Care Centers in Portland Area Indian Country
Holly Thompson Duffy, MPH, HHS, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
Bethany Plewe, MS, U.S. EPA Region 10
Christopher Fish MPH, CIH, REHS, Portland Area Indian Health Service
 
Exploring Food Security and Environmental Health Systems Resiliency for School Aged Children
Benjamin Ryan, PhD, MPH, REHS, Baylor University
Tim Hatch, MPA, REHS, Alabama Department of Public Health
Andrea Santa Cruz, Baylor University Victoria Telford, Baylor University
Connor Crowe, Baylor University
 
Using GIS To Identify Environmental Health Factors Contributing to COVID-19 Outbreaks in Indian Country
Brett Weber, MPA, National Indian Health Board
Audrianna Marzette, Masters of Agribusiness, National Indian Health Board
Mattie Curry, MPH, National Indian Health Board
 
* Tribal Environmental Health Innovations
Gina Bare, RN, NEHA
 
* Environmental Research through Community Engagement: U.S. EPA Experiences and Lessons Learned
Megan Christian, MPH, U.S. EPA’s Office of Research and Development, Office of Science Advisor, Policy and Engagement
Ariana La Grenade-Finch, MPH, U.S. EPA’s Office of Research and Development, Office of Science Advisor, Policy and Engagement
Keely Maxwell, PhD, U.S. EPA’s Office of Research and Development, Center for Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response
Beth Hassett-Sipple, MPH, U.S. EPA’s Office of Research and Development, Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment
 

Washington State Affiliate Sessions

Failing Onsite: Improving Community Resilience
Roger Parker, RS, CHES, Washington State Department of Health
Desiree Sideroff , Craft3
Meagan Jackson, Public Health Seattle & King County
 
An Introduction to the Use Food Well Washington Plan
Emily Hovis, University of Washington
Jade Monroe, BS, MS, Washington State Department of Ecology
 
On-Site Non-Potable systems in Washington
Mamdouh Elaarag, Washington State Department of Health
 
Food Waste Prevention with Sustainable Connections' Food Recovery Program
Brandi Hutton, Sustainable Connections
 
Nitrogen Reduction in Low Pressure Distribution Systems
Andrew Jones, MS, Washington State Department of Health
 
Implementing Washington’s New Plastic Laws
Alli Kingfisher, MS, Washington State Department of Ecology
Shannon Jones, MS, Washington State Department of Ecology
 
Safe Medication Return
Mary Kellington, Washington State Department of Health
 
Shellfish Inspection Program for Washington State
Grace Workman, Washington State Department of Health
 
Bellingham Dockside Market – A Partnership Promoting Easy Access to Safe and Healthy Food    
Tom Kunesh, RS, Whatcom County Health Department
Deborah Granger, Working Waterfront Coalition of Whatcom County
Cari Chan, Bellingham Dockside Market
 
Two Case Studies on Emerging Shellfish Issues
Mark Toy, MPH MSCE PE RS, Washington State Department of Health
 
Review of a Local Health Jurisdictions Response and Mitigation Strategies to Norovirus Outbreaks at Restaurants and Communal Living Facilities
Lars Richin, EHS, RS, Benton-Franklin Health District
 
ATSDR’s Exposure Assessment of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Airway Heights, Washington
Arthur Wendel, MD, MPH, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
 
Washington State Foodborne Illness Outbreaks & Lessons Learned
Waimon “Meelay” Tellier, MPH, Washington State Department of Health
 
 
 * Indicates virtual educational session