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Symposium on Cumulative Impacts and Children's Environmental Health -- Featuring West Coast EPA/NIEHS Children's Centers and PEHSUs

January 16 - 17, 2013
Coastal Hearing Room
1001 I St
Sacramento California

Final Agenda

Wednesday January 16 2013

Welcome and introductions
George Alexeeff, PhD. Director, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)


Session I: Emerging Research Relevant to Cumulative Impacts and Children's Environmental Health. Moderator: Mark Miller, MD, MPH.

Impacts of Multiple Environmental, Chemical, and Non-Chemical Stressors on Lung Development and Urban Asthma -- Rosalind J. Wright, MD, MPH. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York.

Cumulative Impacts of Chemical and Non-Chemical Stressors on the Brain -- Deborah A. Cory-Slechta, PhD. University of Rochester School of Medicine.

The Exposome and Early Life Exposures -- Martyn T. Smith, PhD. Professor of Toxicology. University of California, Berkeley.


Lunch (on your own)


Session II: Considering Cumulative Impacts for Children: Perspectives from Children's Environmental Health Research Centers. Moderator: Lauren Zeise, PhD. OEHHA.

Application of a Cumulative Impact Framework to Understand Environmental Exposures and Social Stressors in an Agricultural Community -- Asa Bradman, PhD MPH. Center for Environmental Research for Children's Health.

Current State of the Evidence on Environmental Exposures and Autism -- Irva Hertz-Picciotto, PhD. MIND Institute, University of California Davis

Integrating Temporal and Systems Based Models for Detecting Cumulative Impacts: Lessons Learned from the Pacific Northwest Children's Health Research Center -- Elaine M. Faustman, PhD. Professor, University of Washington

Approaches to Considering Cumulative Exposures for Children -- Todd Whitehead, PhD. Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Leukemia and the Environment, University of California, Berkeley

Identifying Cumulative Exposures to Chemicals in Pregnant Women: What Does It Mean?-- Tracey Woodruff, PhD MPH. Professor, UCSF



Thursday January 17, 2013



Session III. Cumulative Metrics and Findings for Children: Air Pollution. Moderator: Melanie Marty, PhD. Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment.


New Findings from the Children's Health and Air Pollution Study (CHAPS)

Multi-pollutant Exposures and Pre-Term Birth -- Amy Padula, PhD. Stanford University

The Effect of Chronic Exposure to PAHs on Lung Function in Children -- John Balmes, MD. UCB and UCSF.


Urban Air Pollution and Childhood Respiratory Health: Burden of Disease and Cumulative Impacts -- Rob S. McConnell, MD. Professor of Preventive Medicine, USC.


Discussion among Participants


Session IV: Decision Makers: How Do We Address Cumulative Impacts for Children? Moderator: Amy D Kyle, PhD MPH. UC Berkeley.

Comments from Discussants:

  • Rachel Morello-Frosch, PhD MPH. Professor, UC Berkeley.
  • Joseph K. Lyou, PhD. President and CEO, Coalition for Clean Air, LA.
  • Gina Solomon, MD MPH. Deputy Secretary for Science and Health, Cal EPA
  • Bonnie Holmes-Gen. American Lung Association, Sacramento.

Discussion and Comments from All Participants: Identifying Future Directions


Wrap up



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