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Global Environmental Health Webinars

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Event Speakers Date Topic(s) Organizer
Building the Bridge Between Climate and Public Health
This webinar discussed the use of meteorological forecasts for public health early warning systems.
Joy Shumake-Guillemot, Ph.D., M.S., Co-chair, Global Heat Health Information Network, World Health Organization/World Meteorological Organization Climate and Health Office
Anahit Hovsepyan, Scientific Officer, World Climate Applications and Services Division, World Meteorological Organization
Dileep Mavalankar, M.D., MBBS, Ph.D., M.P.H., Director, Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar
3/14/2016 Climate Change

National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH)

National institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)

Building the Evidence Base for Disaster Risk Reduction for Health Systems in Response to Natural Disasters
Part I – State of Science

This webinar focused on the framework, concepts, and mechanistic considerations of the current state and future direction of critical healthcare infrastructure modeling, rather than on specifics of any one of the modular components.
Gerald Geernaert, Ph.D., Director, Climate and Environmental Sciences Division, U.S. Department of Energy
Judith Mitrani-Reiser, Ph.D., M.S., Internal Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine
Nathaniel Huper, M.D., M.P.H., Internal Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine
Ian Kraucunas, Ph.D., M.S., Division Director, Earth & Biological Sciences, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
2/09/2018 Disaster Risk Reduction UCHAI
Building the Evidence Base for Disaster Risk Reduction for Health Systems in Response to Natural Disasters
Part II – Engaging Stakeholders

This webinar focused on the practical applications of the current state and future direction of critical healthcare infrastructure modeling for end users.
Thomas Kirsch, M.D., M.P.H., FACEP, Director and Professor, National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health
Michael Sharon, M.P.A., M.S.S., M.A., Federal Preparedness Coordinator, FEMA Region 3
Jamie Rhome, Storm Surge Specialist/Team Lead - National Hurricane Center, National Weather Service
Melissa Harvey, R.N., MSPH, Director, Division of National Healthcare Preparedness Program, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
Kimberley Shoaf, DrP.H., M.P.H., Associate Chief, Division of Public Health, University of Utah
Katherine Kemen, M.B.A., Senior Manager, Emergency Preparedness & Business Continuity, Partners HealthCare
2/09/2018 Disaster Risk Reduction UCHAI
Climate Change and Health: New Threats to Wellness in a Warming World
The Climate Matters in the Newsroom webinar series is designed to help members better understand some of the biggest climate change topics–extreme weather, health, air quality, and water.
John Balbus, M.D., M.P.H., Senior Advisor, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Susan Pacheco, M.D., University of Texas Physicians Pediatric Specialists
2/20/2020 Climate Change National Association of Hispanic Journalists
Climate Change and Health: What the Science Says and What We Can Do
This webinar highlighted the importance of our climate to societal well-being. It provided information regarding the intensification of existing health threats, the emergence of new ones, and how they will variably affect different demographics.
John Balbus, M.D., M.P.H., Senior Advisor, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Kim Knowlton, Ph.D., Assistant Clinical Professor, Mailman School of Public Health and Senior Scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council
2/26/2019 Climate Change University of Michigan Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease Center
Climate Change and Health Resilience: Overview and Approaches (no video available)
This webinar featured a discussion by climate change experts on new tools and approaches for enhancing both individual and community resilience. It includes an overview of climate change and human health.
John Balbus, M.D., M.P.H., Senior Advisor, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Bob Doppelt, M.S., Executive Director, The Resource Innovation Group
Jeffrey Stiefel, Ph.D., Executive Coordinator, Climate Change and Health Resilience, Department of Homeland Security
Cynthia Comerford, M.A., Director, Climate and Health Program and Health Impact Assessment Program, San Francisco Department of Public Health
6/30/2016 Climate Change NIEHS Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH)
Climate, Environment, and Health Seminar Series
How Climate Changes Health and Why You Should Care

The series are compelling scientific talks on how climate change affects human health and the role of environmental health science in achieving climate sustainability and resilience.
John Balbus, M.D., M.P.H., Senior Advisor, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences 5/06/2020 Climate Change NIEHS GEH
Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Urban Sustainability and Health: Smart Solutions for Smart Cities in India
This webinar featured esteemed speakers who discussed air pollution, health and urban sustainability.
John Balbus, M.D., M.P.H. (509KB), Senior Advisor, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (Moderator)
Nitish Dogra, M.D., M.P.H., International Institute of Health Management Research
Anand Krishnan, M.D., Ph.D. (1MB), Institute of Medical Sciences
Paul Wilkinson, MFPHM, FRCP (1MB), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
9/30/2019 Urban Sustainability NIEHS GEH
E-waste, Updates From the Field
This NIEHS webinar featured researchers exploring issues with electronic waste around the world. Case studies from Uruguay, Ghana and China were presented.
Michelle Heacock, Ph.D., Health Scientist Administrator, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (Moderator)
Julius Fobil, DrP.H., Associate Professor, University of Ghana
Aimin Chen, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati
Carolina Juanena, M.D., WHO Collaborating Center in Human Environmental Toxicology at the University of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay
10/02/2017 Electronic Waste NIEHS
Getting Real: Health in the Teaching of Climate and Earth Science
This webinar summarized the health implications of climate change and encourages discussion of how health content can help teachers of elementary through high school aged students achieve their educational goals.
John Balbus, M.D., M.P.H., Senior Advisor, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences 2/01/2016 Climate Change NOAA
Integrating Heat Adaptation With Climate and Disaster Plans at State As Well As National Level in India
This webinar featured prominent experts in climate and health policy sector to discuss this issue, and to engage climate, public health, and public policy professionals in the discussion.
John Balbus, M.D., M.P.H., Senior Advisor, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Peter Berry, MAAA, Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Vikas Desai, Technical Director Urban Health and Climate Resilience Center of Excellence, Surat
Suruchi Bhadwal, M.S., Senior Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change, TERI
10/25/2016 Climate Change UCHAI
Lancet Countdown on Public Health and Climate Change
This webinar introduced the Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change to a range of health professionals in the United States of America.
Peter Byass, Ph.D., Director, Umeå Centre for Global Health Research
Ian Hamilton, Ph.D., M.Sc., Reader in Energy Epidemiology, University College London
John Balbus, M.D., M.P.H., Senior Advisor, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Paul English, Ph.D., M.P.H., Branch Scientific Advisor, Environmental Health Investigations Branch, California Department of Public Health
12/22/2016 Climate Change

Island Press

Public Health Institute

Security and Sustainability Forum

NIH Global Health Interest Group Webinar
This webinar featured discussion of a vulnerability assessment for climate and health in India.
Nitish Dogra, M.D., M.P.H., International Institute of Health Management Research, New Delhi 9/30/2019 Climate Change

NIH Global Health Interest Group

NIEHS GEH

Overview of Vulnerabilities of Children to the Health Impacts of Climate Change, Actions by NIEHS, and California as a Microcosm
This webinar introduced changes already observed and those expected in California and nationally associated with climate change including drought and extreme precipitation events, heat waves, wildfires and decreased air quality, and others.
John Balbus, M.D., M.P.H., Senior Advisor, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences 3/04/2015 • Climate Change
• Children’s Health

University of California Berkeley

California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in Islands
This webinar discussed the physical impacts of climate change on islands along with the observed and projected changes for the future, what makes islands a hotspot for vulnerability to climate change, whether the tag of 'sinking islands' and 'climate refugees' resonate with ground perspectives and an overview of the role of 'in situ climate adaptation'
Suruchi Bhadwal, M.S., Senior Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change, TERI 6/05/2014 Climate Change UCHAI
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