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Public Health Workgroup

May 2012

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For more information, contact Susan Jennings (jennings.susan@epa.gov).

Previous Meetings

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  • July 10, 2013 **
  • May 2, 2012 **
  • October 13, 2011**
  • Mission Statement

    The public health workgroup will focus on issues specific to pesticides that control pests that vector disease (e.g., public health pesticides).  These issues may affect regulatory, policy, programmatic, environmental, technical, economic, or science policy decisions.  Like other PPDC workgroups, the public health workgroup will report its recommendations and advice to the PPDC for full deliberation and discussion.  It will be an ongoing workgroup that will be called upon intermittently to address issues involving pesticides with public health uses as they arise.

    Creating a special workgroup to address public health pesticides would be more efficient and would increase the quality of PPDC’s input, by obtaining advice from a broader group of public health stakeholders.  Increased representation of public health departments, community and environmental justice organizations, and proponents of children’s health would allow broader stakeholder engagement and thus more effective recommendations through the PPDC. 

    Current issues that this workgroup could address include:  follow-up to the Bed Bug Summit; label improvements specific to public health uses, such as proposed repellent label changes; efficacy issues; international work/data sharing initiative to encourage the development of new pesticides or new uses of existing pesticides to control pests of public health significance and any other activities with a public health slant.

    Worgroup Chair:
    Lois Rossi, Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs 

    Workgroup Members

    Dr. Gary Adamkiewicz - Harvard School of Public Health
    *Dr. Jerry Baron - USDA IR-4
    *Capt. Mark Beavers - DOD, Armed Forces Pest Management Board
    Mr. Mike Boeck - Baltimore City Health Department
    Dr. Ginger L. Chew - CDC, National Center for Environmental Health
    *Mr. Joseph Conlon - American Mosquito Control Association
    *Ms. Caroline Cox - Center for Environmental Health
    Mr. Steve Dwinell - Florida Department of Ag & Consumer Services
    *Dr. Robyn Gilden - University of Maryland School of Nursing/Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
    Mr. Bob Gruenig - National Tribal Environmental Council

    *Ms. Maria Herrero - Valent BioSciences Corp
    *Ms. Beth Law - Consumer Specialty Products Association
    Dr. Roger Nasci - CDC, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
    Jane Malone, Director of Policy, National Center for Healthy Housing
    *Dr. James Russell Roberts - Medical University of South Carolina
    Mr. Bob Rosenberg - National Pest Management Association
    Mr. Jim Skillen - Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE)
    Ms. Julie Spagnoli - FMC
    Dr. Daniel Strickman - USDA/ARS, will share position with Dr. Nathan Birnbaum of USDA/APHIS
    *Dr. Marylou N. Verder-Carlos - Department of Pesticide Regulation, Sacramento, CA

    * Indicates current member of the PPDC

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