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Your Environment. Your Health.

Global Environmental Health Day 2020

July 1, 2020
Virtual Event

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NIEHS held it's fourth annual Global Environmental Health Day - "Science at the Cutting Edge of Global Environmental Change and Health" as a virtual event on July 1, 2020.

Global Environmental Health (GEH) research addresses pressing environmental health problems and aims to improve the lives of the most vulnerable populations, both in the United States and around the world. GEH Day served as an opportunity to bring together a global community of colleagues to explore areas of interest and discuss new ideas, to form collaborations and share common goals. GEH hosted this event virtually this year due to the pandemic and are hopeful that we will be together in person next year. This year's speakers emphasized climate and other global environmental changes and their associated health impacts.


The event was held virtually this year with 2 hour sessions including a keynote and a panel discussion along with Q&A for each. View the for more details.

Speakers this year included:

Session 1

  • Keynote: Howard Frumkin, M.D., Dr.P.H., University of Washington

Panel 1

  • Michelle Bell, Ph.D., Yale University
  • Lindsey Smith Taillie, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Christina Chauvenet, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Session 2

  • Keynote: Kris Ebi, Ph.D., University of Washington

Panel 2

  • Anwar Huq, Ph.D., University of Maryland
  • Julia Gohlke, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


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