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Your Environment. Your Health.

Environmental Impacts on Women’s Health Disparities and Reproductive Health

Wednesday & Thursday, April 27 – 28 | Virtual Workshop
Thursday, April 28, 2022 | Post-workshop Networking

Environmental Impacts on Women’s Health Disparities and Reproductive Health

Workshop Overview

The goals of this Environmental Health Disparities and Environmental Justice (EHD-EJ) Faculty sponsored workshop were to examine the effects of chemical and non-chemical stressors on adverse maternal and fetal health outcomes, discuss diseases specific to women and individuals assigned female at birth, and to assess the role of racial and ethnic disparities in these exposures. The concepts of early and lifetime exposures and the correlation between socioeconomic status and hazardous exposures in disproportionally impacted communities were explored with a focus on the synergistic impacts on women’s health.

This workshop fostered dialogue among NIEHS employees, outside researchers, and members of the community as participants examine racism as a public health issue. The ideas, strategies, opportunities, and recommendations that emerged from the workshop will be used to inform an action plan for NIEHS that integrates within the institute’s core values, promoting a path forward that reduces environmental health disparities.

Post-Workshop Networking

Post-workshop breakout rooms were available by session following the conclusion of the workshop from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 28, to allow for networking and follow-up with speakers, attendees, and NIEHS staff and scientists who are able to participate.

More Information

If you have questions about the workshop or Post-Workshop Networking event, please contact one of the following committee members:

Darlene Dixon, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Group Leader
Tel 984-287-3848
Melissa M. Judd-Smarr, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator
Tel 984-287-4507

Women’s EHD Workshop Planning Committee Members

Women’s EHD Workshop Planning Committee:

  • Darlene Dixon, D.V.M., Ph.D., Chair
  • Kelly Chandler, Ph.D., Program Organizing Subcommittee, Co-Chair
  • Melissa Smarr, Ph.D., Program Organizing Subcommittee, Co-Chair
  • Sara Amolegbe, M.S.P.H., Community Engagement Subcommittee, Co-Chair
  • Rosemary Moody, M.P.P., Community Engagement Subcommittee, Co-Chair
  • Abee Boyles, Ph.D.
  • Suzanne Fenton, Ph.D.
  • Quaker Harmon, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Bill Jirles, M.P.H.
  • Denise Lasko
  • John Schelp, M.P.A.
  • Vicki Sutherland, Ph.D.
  • Laura Thomas, Ph.D.
  • Carmen Williams, M.D., Ph.D.
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