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Strengthening Environmental Justice and Decision Making: A Symposium on the Science of Disproportionate Environmental Health Impacts

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington DC

March 17 - 19, 2010

AGENDA

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March 17, 2010
7:30 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 8:50 a.m. Opening and Welcome Session (Room 151AB)
Paul Anastas, Assistant Administrator, Office of Research and Development, EPA
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Speakers: Lisa P. Jackson, Administrator, EPA introduced by
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Peggy Shepard, Executive Director, WeACT
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8:50 10:45 a.m. Plenary 1: Overarching Issues for Environmental JusticeCommunity Perspectives (Room 151AB)
Master of Ceremonies: Brian Smedley, Vice President & Director, Health Policy and Moderator Institute, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
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Keynote Speaker: Diane Takvorian, Executive Director, Environmental Health Coalition
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Panel Speakers: Gary R. Grant, Executive Director, Concerned Citizens of Tillery
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Monique Harden, Co-Director and Attorney, Advocates for Environmental Human Rights
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Romel Pascual, Director of Environment, Office of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
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James Ransom, Chief, St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Council
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Mathy Stanislaus, Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, EPA
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10:45 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 11:30 a.m. Overview/Purpose of the Symposium (Room 151AB)
Master of Ceremonies: Brian Smedley, Vice President and Director, Health Policy Institute, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
  • Review impetus for the symposium
  • Outline focal issues for the symposium and expectations
11:30 1:00 p.m. Luncheon Featuring Keynote Speaker (Room 147AB)
Race, Place, and Environmental Justice: Looking Back, Looking Forward
Manuel Pastor, Professor, University of Southern California
Sponsored by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studiessupported by a generous grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
1:00 2:30 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
  • State-of-the-Science Commissioned Paper Panel: Proximity (Room 150A)

Purpose: To explore and define how proximity to environmental health hazards and their sources contributes to disparities in environmental health impacts among ethnic and racial minority and disadvantaged populations and discuss opportunities to incorporate this information into the environmental policy decision-making process.

Session Chair/Speaker: Juliana Maantay, Professor, Department of Environmental, Geographic and Geological Sciences, Lehman College, The City University of New York
Speakers: Jayajit Chakraborty, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of South Florida
Jean Brender, Associate Dean for Research and Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Texas A&M University
Discussants: Roger Kim, Executive Director, Asian Pacific Environmental Network
Peter Langlois, Senior Epidemiologist, Texas Department of State Health Services
  • State-of-the-Science Commissioned Paper Panel: Multiple and Cumulative Impacts/Effects (Room 150B)

Purpose: To explore the contribution of exposure to multiple and cumulative environmental stressors to adverse environmental and health impacts, and also to disparities in environmental health impacts among ethnic and racial minority and disadvantaged populations and discuss opportunities to incorporate this information into the environmental policy decision-making process.

Session Chair/Speaker: Stephen H. Linder, School of Public Health, University of Texas
Speakers: Amy D. Kyle, Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
Gary Ginsberg, Toxicologist, Division of Environmental Epidemiology and Occupational Health, Connecticut Department of Public Health
Discussants: James Ransom, Chief, St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Council
Rita Schoeny, Office of Science and Technology, Office of Water, EPA
  • State-of-the-Science Commissioned Paper Panel: Susceptibility and Vulnerability (Room 152A)

Purpose: To explore the relationship between vulnerability/susceptibility factors (including social factors) and disparities in environmental health impacts among ethnic and racial minority and disadvantaged populations. In particular, summarize how vulnerability modifies the relationship between environmental agents and health impacts and discuss opportunities to incorporate this information quantitatively into environmental risk assessment and the policy decision-making process.

Session Chair/Speaker: Joel Schwartz, Professor of Environmental Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
Speakers: David Bellinger, Professor, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard University and Senior Research Associate in Neurology, Childrens Hospital, Boston
Thomas A. Glass, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Faculty Associate, Johns Hopkins Population Center
Discussants: Wilma Subra, Subra Company, Louisiana
Sally Darney, National Program Director for Human Health, EPA
  • State-of-the-Science Commissioned Paper Panel: Unique Exposures (Room 152B)

Purpose: To elucidate how unique exposure pathways contribute to disparities in environmental health impacts among ethnic and racial minority and disadvantaged populations and discuss opportunities to incorporate this information into the environmental policy decision- making process.

Session Chair/Speaker: Joanna Burger, Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University
Speakers: Michael Gochfeld, Environmental and Occupational Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University
Daniel Kass, Acting Deputy Commissioner, Environmental Health, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Discussants: Earl Hatley, Local Environmental Action Demanded, Oklahoma
Michael S. Metzger, Chief, Risk Assessment Branch, Health Effects Division, Office of Pesticide Programs, EPA
2:30 3:00 p.m. Break/Poster Setup
3:00 5:00 p.m. Concurrent Data and Methodology Sessions
3:00 3:40 p.m. Poster Review
3:40 5:00 p.m. Presentation and DiscussionParticipants discuss the posters as a panel; focus is on methods, data sources, and results as related to methods.
  • Data and Methodology Needs: Proximity (Poster Discussion Format) (Room 150A)

Purpose: The purpose of this session is to explore methodological approaches used in proximity analysis, environmental and health effects studies using such approaches as the development and application of novel proximity measures, and the application of proximity analysis in environmental policy decision making.

Session Co-Chairs: Brad Schultz, Chief, Exposure Modeling Research Branch, National Exposure Research Laboratory, EPA
Robin Saha, Associate Professor, Environmental Health, Justice and Policy, University of Montana
Poster Presenters: Troy Abel, Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy, Department of Environmental Studies, Western Washington University
Mark Corrales, Regulatory Policy Analyst, Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation, Office of the Administrator, EPA
Mary Collins, Bren School of Environmental Sciences and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara
Angela Gilbert, University of South Florida
William McDonnell, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Adjunct Professor of Law, Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah and Director, Center for Childrens Environmental Health Law and Policy
Arlene Rosenbaum, Technical Director, ICF International
  • Data and Methodology Needs: Multiple and Cumulative Impacts/Effects (Poster Discussion Format) (Room 152AB)

Purpose: The purpose of this session is to explore data needs and methodological approaches for assessing cumulative impacts/burdens/exposures/risks among minority, low-income, tribal, and other population groups. This session also explores the development and application of novel cumulative impact measures, and the application of information on cumulative impact/risk analysis in environmental/environmental health policy decision making.

Session Co-Chairs: Russ Lopez, Senior Research Associate, Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, Northeastern University
Irene Dankwa-Mullan, Acting Director, Office of Innovation and Program Coordination, National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Poster Presenters: Daniel Axelrad, Office of the Administrator, Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation, EPA
Patricia Murphy, ROE Health Coordinator, National Center for Environmental Assessment, EPA
Hilton Kelley, National Environmental Justice Advisory Council/Member/Community In-Power and Development Association Inc.
John Prochaska, Center to Eliminate Health Disparities, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston
Danelle Lobdell, Chief (Acting), Epidemiology Branch, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, EPA
Sarah Sharpe, Environmental Health Director/Coordinator, Fresno Metro Ministry/San Joaquin Valley Cumulative Health Impact Project
  • Data and Methodology Needs: Susceptibility and Vulnerability (Poster Discussion Format) (Room 150B)

Purpose: The purpose of this session is to explore methodological and data needs for incorporating vulnerability considerations into decision-making frameworks such as risk assessment, health impact assessment, etc. Specifically, this session includes an overview of data and methods for identifying vulnerable/susceptible populations.

Session Co-Chairs: Maureen ONeill, Childrens Health Coordinator, Region 2, EPA
Terry Wesley, Environmental Justice Coordinator, Region 2, EPA
Poster Presenters: Jane Clougherty, Senior Air Quality Scientist, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Research Associate, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health
Tamara Saltman, Policy Analyst, Office of Air Quality, Planning and Standards, EPA
Sacoby Wilson, Research Assistant Professor, Institute for Families in Societies, University of South Carolina
Sue M. Moodie, Department of Environmental Health, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Keeve Nachman, Director, Farming for the Future Program, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future
  • Data and Methodology Needs: Unique Exposures (Poster Discussion Format) (152B)

Purpose: Some individuals, communities, and population groups may experience unique environmental exposures due to socioeconomic status, occupation, geographic location, life stage, or cultural practices. In this session, presenters will highlight data sources, methods, approaches, frameworks, and analytical tools for incorporating information on uniquely exposed populations in environmental/environmental health policy and regulatory decision making.

Session Co-Chairs: Roseanne Lorenzana, Science Liaison, Region 10, EPA
Max Weintraub, Lead-Based Paint Enforcement Coordinator, Region 9, EPA
Poster Presenters: Christine Chaisson, Director, The LifeLine Group
Roseanne Lorenzana, Science Liaison, Region 10, EPA
David Richardson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Vi Waghiyi, Environmental Health and Justice Program Director, Alaska Community Action on Toxics
5:00 p.m. Adjournment Day 1
March 18, 2010
8:00 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 8:45 a.m. Remarks by Ron Sims, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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8:45 10:15 a.m. Plenary 2: Health Disparities and the Environment (Room 151AB)
Session Panel Moderator: Harold Zenick, Director, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, EPA
Panel Speakers: The Honorable Donna M. Christensen, United States Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress
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Paula Braveman, Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine, and Director, Center on Social Disparities in Health, University of California, San Francisco
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Rachel Morello-Frosch, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, College of Natural Resources, and School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
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Howard Frumkin, Special Assistant to the Director for Climate Change and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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John Ruffin, Director, National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, NIH
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10:15 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
  • State-of-the-Science Commissioned Paper Panel: Psychosocial Stress (Room 150A)

Purpose: To explore how psychosocial stress contributes to disparities in environmental health impacts among ethnic and racial minority and disadvantaged populations and discuss opportunities to incorporate this information into the environmental policy decision-making process.

Session Chair/Speaker: Pamela Tucker, Division of Toxicology and Environmental Medicine, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, CDC
Speakers: Bruce McEwen, Professor and Head of the Harold and Milliken Hatch Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology, Rockefeller University
Charlton Coles, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, CDC
Steven Couch, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, CDC
Deborah Cory-Slechta, Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Discussants: Mark Mitchell, President, Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice
Jane Clougherty, Senior Air Quality Scientist, New York City Department of Health, and Mental Hygiene Research Associate, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health
10:30 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
  • State-of-the-Science Commissioned Paper Panel: Physical Infrastructure (Room 150B)

Purpose: To elucidate how physical infrastructure/built environment contributes to disparities in environmental health impacts among ethnic and racial minority and disadvantaged populations and discuss opportunities to incorporate this information into the environmental policy decision- making process.

Session Chair/Speaker: David Jacobs, National Center for Healthy Housing
Speakers: Rajiv Bhatia, Director, Occupational and Environmental Health, San Francisco Department of Public Health and University of California, San Francisco
Jim VanDerslice, Associate Professor and Associate Division Chief, Division of Public Health, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah
Discussants: Laurel Firestone, Community Water Center, Visalia, CA
Corine Li, Manager, Drinking Water Office, Region 9, EPA
  • State-of-the-Science Commissioned Paper Panel: Community Capacity To Participate in Environmental Decision Making (Room 152A)

Purpose: To explore the relationship between community capacity to participate in the public policy decision-making process and disproportionate environmental health impact among ethnic and

Session Chair/Speaker: Nicholas Freudenberg, Distinguished Professor and Director, Department of Public Health, Hunter College of the City University of New York
Speakers: Barbara Israel, Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, University of Michigan
Manuel Pastor, Professor of Geography and American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California
Discussants: Peggy Shepard, Executive Director, WeACT
Suzanne Wells, Chief, Superfund Community Involvement and Program Initiatives Branch, EPA

racial minority and disadvantaged populations and how this information can be incorporated into the environmental policy decision-making process.

  • Investigating How Physical and Social Environments Jointly Contribute to Health Disparities: Concepts and Methods from Social Epidemiology (Room 152B)

Purpose: To introduce and illustrate analytical methods relevant to investigating the joint contributions of physical and social environments to health disparities and discuss how these approaches can enhance our understanding of upstream factors contributing to inequities in environmental health and inform prevention strategies.

Session Chair: Ana V. Diez-Roux, Professor, Epidemiology, and Director, Center for Integrative Approaches to Health Disparities, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program, and Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan School of Public Health
Speakers: Mahasin S. Mujahid, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Martin Sisters Endowed Chair in Medical Research and Public Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
Basile Chaix, Faculty of Medicine, University Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris, Saint-Antoine
Theresa L. Osypuk, Assistant Professor, Bouve College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University
12:00 1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)/Poster Setup
1:00 3:00 p.m. Concurrent Data and Methodology Sessions and Community-Based Tools Session
1:00 1:40 p.m. Poster Review
1:40 3:00 p.m. Presentation and DiscussionParticipants discuss the posters as a panel; focus is on methods, data sources, and results as related to methods
  • Data and Methodology Needs: Psychosocial Stress (Poster Discussion Format) (Room 152A)

Purpose: The purpose of this session is to explore approaches for measuring psychosocial stress/hazards at the community and individual levels, and also methodological approaches for incorporating information on psychosocial stressors in analytical and decision frameworks (e.g., risk assessment, health impacts assessment).

Session Co-Chairs: Deborah Segal, Environmental Health Scientist, National Center for Environmental Assessment, EPA
Maggie Breville, Environmental Health Scientist, National Center for Environmental Research, EPA
Poster Presenters: Jessie Carr, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Jane Clougherty, Harvard School of Public Health and New York City Department of Health
Richard Salkowe, Department of Geography, University of South Florida
Ami Zota, Program on Reproductive Health and Environment, University of California, San Francisco
  • Data and Methodology Needs: Physical Infrastructure (Poster Discussion Format) (Room 152B)

Purpose: The quality of physical infrastructure in a community, such as poor housing or poorly maintained public buildings (e.g., schools), is a significant factor that may contribute to making a community more vulnerable to environmental hazards. In this session, we explore the types of data and methods for incorporating information on the contributions of physical infrastructure/built environment to disproportionate impacts in regulatory analytical and decision frameworks.

Session Co-Chairs: Sharon D. Beard, Industrial Hygienist/Program Administrator, Worker Education and Training Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH
Anikah Salim, Association of Schools of Public Health Fellow, National Center for Environmental Research, EPA
Poster Presenters: Gary Adamkiewicz, Research Scientist, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health
Christopher Heaney, Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Rhona Julien, Environmental Health Scientist, Region 1, EPA
Gretchen Kroeger, Childrens Environmental Health Initiative, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
Max Weintraub, EPA
Sacoby Wilson, Research Assistant Professor, Institute for Families in Societies, University of South Carolina
  • Data and Methodology Needs: Community Capacity To Participate in Environmental Decision Making (Poster Discussion Format) (150B)

Purpose: The purpose of this session is to explore approaches for enhancing community capacity in the decision-making process, and also to identify data or indicators to design better public involvement processes in decision making.

Session Co-Chairs: Liam R. OFallon, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH
Yolanda Anita Sanchez, Environmental Scientist, Superfund Community Involvement and Program Initiatives Branch, EPA
Poster Presenters: Diane Ballerino-Regan,Occupational Safety and Health Administration,Office of Occupational Medicine Resident/Duke University
Steven Fischbach, Community Lawyer, Rhode Island Legal Services
Claire Franklin, The LifeLine Group
Myra Immings, Community Planner, Planning and Program Development, Atlanta Regional Office, Federal Transit Administration
Don Yellowman, President, Forgotten People Community Development Corporation
Marsha Monestersky, Program Director, Forgotten People Community Development Corporation
  • Panel Session: Community-Based Tools for Assessing Disproportionate Impacts (150A)

Purpose: To showcase a variety of community-based/GIS-based assessment tools and discuss opportunities for implementing/utilizing these tools to help agencies and communities reduce or prevent disproportionate environmental health impacts.

Session Chair/Speaker: Paul English, Branch Science Advisor, Environmental Health Investigations Branch, California Department of Public Health
Speakers: Steve Anderson, Office of Climate and Energy, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Maria Franco-Spera, Environmental Justice Coordinator, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
James Sadd, Professor of Environmental Science, Occidental College
Valerie Zartarian, National Exposure Research Laboratory, EPA
Reginald Harris, Senior Toxicologist/Regional Environmental Justice Coordinator, Office of Enforcement, Compliance and Environmental Justice, EPA
Andrew Schulman, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, EPA
3:00 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 5:00 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
  • Legal Authorities for Incorporating Environmental Justice/Disproportionate Impacts Considerations Into EPAs Decision Making (Room 150A)

Purpose: Given the importance of the law in achieving environmental justice, this panel will explore the application of legal authorities to address disproportionate health and environmental impacts in EPAs regulatory decision-making process. Opportunities for considering disproportionate impacts in the context of rulemaking, permitting, enforcement, and state compliance will be discussed. Further, emerging non-regulatory approaches will be explored as vehicles for addressing disproportionate burdens of environmental exposures, vulnerabilities, and health impacts.

Session Chair: Suzi Ruhl, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Environmental Justice, EPA
Speakers: Vernice Miller-Travis, Vice Chair, Maryland State Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities
Sheila Foster, Albert A. Walsh Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law, NY
Carol Ann Siciliano, Associate General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, EPA
Dean Suagee, Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP
Nicholas Targ, Partner, Holland & Knight, LLP
Kenneth J. Warren, Hangley Aronchick Segal & Pudlin
Patrice L. Simms, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Analytical Frameworks for Assessing and Addressing Environmental Health Impacts To Inform Decision Making (Room 150B)

Purpose: Presenters will provide an overview of decision-making frameworks, such as Health Impact Assessment, Global Burden of Disease, and Health Equity Screens, that explicitly allow for meaningful participation and consideration of multiple risk factors. Examples of applications of these frameworks in decision making will be discussed and also how they have been used to address issues of equity.

Session Chair/Speaker: Rajiv Bhatia, Director, Occupational and Environmental Health, San Francisco Department of Public Health
Speakers: Jonathan Heller, Director and Co-Founder, Health Impact Partners
Ngozi T. Oleru, Director, Environmental Public Health Division, Public Health Seattle/King County
Aaron J. Cohen, Principal Scientist, Health Effects Institute
  • Incorporating and Addressing Environmental Justice/Disproportionate Impacts in EPAs Decision-Making Process Using a Risk Assessment Framework (Room 152A)

Purpose: Risk assessment is EPAs primary science-based framework for decision making. Risk assessment informs decision making at EPA in multiple ways, including prioritization of decisions, rules/standard setting, cleanup of sites, permitting, enforcement, other policy decisions, and program planning. This session includes examples of how environmental justice concerns or disproportionate environmental health impacts/risks have been addressed or incorporated in risk assessment approaches

Session Chair: Stan Barone, Office of Research and Development, National Center for Environmental Research, EPA
Speakers: Marie Lynn Miranda, Associate Professor, Environmental Sciences and Policy, Duke University
Debbie Lowe Liang, Region 9, EPA
Rachel Morello-Frosch, Associate Professor, Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley
Matthew Small, Region 9, EPA
Zachary Pekar, Office of Air and Radiation, EPA
  • Incorporating and Addressing Environmental Justice/Disproportionate Impacts in EPAs Decision-Making Process Using an Economic Analysis Framework (Room 152B)

Purpose: The panel provides an overview of the use of economic analysis in EPA's rule-making analysis, as well as a discussion of how economists approach the analysis of disproportionate impacts. The session begins with an overview of the traditional tools for benefit-cost analysis and analyzing efficiency. Then, the session also will discuss how economists consider equity followed by a case-study analysis from a recent regulation. The panel concludes with alternative methods for analyzing distributional considerations in benefits analysis.

Session Chair/Speaker: Kelly B. Maguire, Economist, National Center for Environmental Economics, EPA
Speakers: Charles Griffiths, Senior Economist, National Center for Environmental Economics, EPA
Maureen Cropper, Professor of Economics, University of Maryland
Jonathan Levy, Mark and Catherine Winkler Associate Professor of Environmental Health and Risk Assessment, Harvard School of Public Health
Erica Sasser, Office of Air Quality, Planning, and Standards, EPA
Henry Roman, Industrial Economics
  • Late Breaking Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation Session (Room 151AB)
Session Chairs: Keeve E. Nachman, Director, Farming for the Future Program, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future
Felicia Eaves, Special Projects Coordinator, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
Speakers: Richard D. Schulterbrandt Gragg III, Associate Professor/Associate Director, Environmental Sciences Institute, Director, Center for Environmental Equity and Justice (CEEJ), Florida A&M University
Leah R. Williams, Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Norman J. Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina
Heather Tanana, Quinney College of Law, University of Utah
Martha Keating, Childrens Environmental Health Initiative, Duke University
Katie Lundquist, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
5:00 7:00 p.m. Screening of the Documentary Unnatural Causes and Reception (Room 151AB)
Sponsored by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies supported by a generous grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
7:00 p.m. Questions and Answers Session
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Adjournment Day 2
March 19, 2010
8:00 8:15 a.m. Review of Day 2 (Room 151AB)
Master of Ceremonies: Brian Smedley, Vice President and Director, Health Policy Institute, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
Questions and Answers Session
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8:15 9:30 a.m. Plenary 3: Research and Data Needs for Assessing and Addressing Disproportionate Environmental Health Impacts Among Minority and Disadvantaged Populations (Room 151AB)
Session Panel Moderator: Sherry Baron, Coordinator for Priority Populations and Health Disparities, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CDC
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Speakers: Gwen W. Collman, Interim Director, Division of Extramural Research and Training, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH
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Jennifer D. Parker, Office of Analysis and Epidemiology, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC
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Steve Wing, Associate Professor, Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina School of Public Health
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Ana V. Diez-Roux, Professor, Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, and Director, Center for Integrative Approaches to Health Disparities
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Gail C. Christopher, Vice President, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
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9:30 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 11:30 a.m. Plenary 4: Incorporating the Concept of Disproportionate Environmental Health Impacts in Regulatory Development at EPA: Analytical Challenges and Opportunities (Room 151AB)
Session Panel Moderator: Amy D. Kyle, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
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Speakers: Sam Harper, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University
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Jonathan Levy, Mark and Catherine Winkler Associate Professor of Environmental Health and Risk Assessment, Harvard School of Public Health
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Alex Scott-Samuel, Director, IMPACT - International Health Impact Assessment Consortium, University of Liverpool
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Zachary Pekar, Office of Air and Radiation, EPA
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11:30 12:30 p.m. Plenary 5: Next Steps and Future Needs to Inform Policy Directions and Research (Room 151AB)
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Master of Ceremonies: Brian Smedley, Vice President and Director, Health Policy Institute, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
Speakers: Lisa Garcia, Senior Advisor to the EPA Administrator for Environmental Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),
Kevin Teichman, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Science, Office of Research and Development, EPA
Lisa Heinzerling, Associate Administrator, Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation, EPA
Cynthia Giles, Assistant Administrator, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, EPA
Mathy Stanislaus, Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, EPA
Peter Grevatt, Director, Office of Childrens Health Protection and Environmental Education
Speaker: Michelle DePass, Assistant Administrator, EPA
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12:30 p.m. Adjournment

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