Friday, July 1

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

Friday, July 1

Climate & Health

Navigating Vapor Intrusion and California Development: How to Generate Air Data Strong Enough to Carry Projects Forward
Will Rice, Enthalpy Analytical
Utilizing the EPA Air Quality Flag Program to Educate About Air Quality's Effect on Respiratory Health
Mac Nolde, Montana Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate
The Link between Indoor Air Pollution from Cooking Fuels and Anemia Status among Non-pregnant Women of Reproduction Age in Ethiopia
Stephen Musarapasi, Zimbabwe Environmental Health Practitioners Association and IFEH African Region
* Climate Change in 2040 and Its Impact of the Health of Texans: A Predictive Climate Modeling Study
Lisa Doggett, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility and Dept. of Population Health, UT Dell Medical School
Pooja Pundhir, MD, MPH, Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility
* Climate Finance Promotes Resilience in Environmental Health
Daniel Oerther, PhD, PE, CEHS, DAAS, Missouri University of Science and Technology

* After the Fire: How Can We Determine if the Drinking Water at the Faucet is Safe?
Andrew Whelton, PhD, Purdue University

Emergency Preparedness & Response

Disaster Resilience and Risk Reduction in Australian Communities
Andrew Mathieson, Prof Doc (Public Health), BSc(HONS), Australian National University
* NCEH: Characteristics Associated with U.S. Adults’ Self-Reported COVID-19 Protective Behaviors When Getting Food from Restaurants, Winter, 2021
Beth Wittry, MPH, REHS, CP-FS, CDC
* Experiences of Environmental Public Health Professionals during the COVID-19 Pandemic Response in Canada
Fatih Sekercioglu, Certified Public Health inspector in Canada, Ryerson University

Food Safety Sponsored by EcoSure    

Employee-led Deep Cleans in Conjunction with Re-training and Reinforcement of Existing SSOPs are Effective Listeria Monocytogenes Controls in Retail Produce Departments
Jack Burnett, MS, Diversey
Making an Impact: The Retail Program Standards Mentorship Program & Beyond
Tiara Smith, National Association of County and City Health Officials
The ABCs and Emojis of Restaurant Grading: Disclosing Inspection Results at Retail Food Establishments
Laura Brown, Ph.D., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Thuy Kim, MPH, University of Minnesota
Adrienne Gothard, MPH, RDN, National Environmental Health Association
Julia Bleser, MS, MSPH, National Network of Public Health Institutes
Modification of Enforcement Statutes to Align and Integrate Program Elements to Improve Food Safety
Troy Huffman, BE, REHS, Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment - Division of Environmental Health & Sustainability
Effective Training Tools for Multicultural Operators         
Justo Garcia, City of Minneapolis

Healthy Communities

Respiratory Health Risks and Impacts Amongst Informal Street Food Vendors in the Inner City of Johannesburg South Africa
Mercy Sepadi, MPH, University of Johannesburg
Improving Health and Indoor Air Quality for Older Adults with Asthma
David Turcotte, Sc.D., University of Massachusetts Lowell
Indirect Consequences of Ohio Senate Bill 22 on EH: Challenges and Opportunities
Jennie McAdams, MPH, EHST, Franklin County Public Health
Jeff Gibbs, REHS, Franklin County Public Health
Healthy Homes Need Healthy Water: Towards a Lead in Drinking Water Assessment Tool
Danielle Land, University of Iowa

Infectious & Vectorborne Diseases

Invasive Mosquito Species:  What Are They And Why Should We Care?
Stanton Cope, PhD, MS, AP&G (Catchmaster)                                                                                                                                                                                                     
NCEH: The Ins and Outs of Employee Interviews: An Important Tool for Outbreak Investigations
Nicole Hedeen, MPH, Minnesota Department of Health
NCEH: Using FoodborneIillness Outbreak Data to Leverage Prevention Efforts and Best Practices
Brendalee Viveiros, PhD, Rhode Island Department of Health
A Framework for Sustaining University Operations During a Pandemic
Benjamin Ryan, PhD, MPH, REHS, Baylor University
Michael Muehlenbein, PhD, MsPH, MPhil, Baylor University
Bryan Brooks, PhD, MS, Baylor University
Nancy Brickhouse, PhD, Baylor University
Public Health Messaging Employing Visuals During COVID-19 (2020-2022)
Leon Vinci, DHA, DAAS, RS, Drexel  University

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

Training Environmental Health Specialist Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
Marissa Muñoz, RS, MPH, Maricopa County Environmental Services
COVID-19 Prevention, Response, and Recovery: An Environmental Health Story from Indian Country
Braden Hickey, REHS, MPH, Indian Health Service
Mental Health and Disaster Response:  Building a Resilient EH Workforce
Michele Samarya-Timm, MA, HO, MCHES, REHS, DLAAS, NEHA
* CDC/NCEH: Capacity, Data, and Best Practices – Opportunities for Strengthening Environmental Health Programs
Justin Gerding, DHA, REHS, CDC National Center for Environmental Health
* We Must Maintain Health as Part of the Update to the Environmental Engineering Body of Knowledge
Daniel Oerther, PhD, PE, BCEE, BCES, CEHS, DAAS, American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists
* Exploring the Growth, Expansion, and the Impact of the National Environmental Public Health Internship Program (NEPHIP)
Reem Tariq, MSEH, NEHA
Jesse Bliss, MPH, NEHA

Washington State Affiliate Sessions

Wastewater Surveillance Data and Metadata and How It Can Be Applied
Dotti Ramey, PhD, P.E., Washington State Department of Health
The Regulatory Framework of Animal Food in the United States with an Emphasis on Retail
Ashlee-Rose Ferguson, RS, Washignton State Department of Agriculture
Using CO2 Monitoring to Promote Ventilation for COVID-19 Risk Mitigation
Mike Young, Licensed Geologist, RS Retired, Washington State Environmental Health Association
School Environmental Health and Safety in Washington State – A History and A Future
Nancy Bernard, MPH, REHS, Washington State Department of Health
Lori Karnes, MFS, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
Revision of the Washington On-site Sewage System Rule, Chapter 246-272A WAC
Jeremy Simmons, Washington State Department of Health
School Environmental Health and Safety in the Age of COVID-19
Nancy Bernard, MPH, REHS, Washington State Department of Health
* Indicates virtual educational session