Public Health Working Group

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Environmental science and public health are closely linked subjects. Understanding the processes that link phenomena such as sources of and dissemination mechanisms for contaminants in the environment, climate change impacts on public health, and environmental toxicology is inherently interdisciplinary, yet traditional university structures typically relegate education and research on environmental science and public health to different disciplinary departments or colleges. Through this approach, for example, environmental monitoring and modeling may lead to improved understanding of climate and urbanization impacts and to predictive tools for tracing the movement of toxins such as heavy metals and endocrine disrupting compounds in the environment. The synergy is particularly heightened in Texas, where 21st century projections indicate increasing water scarcity, rapid urbanization, and a doubling of population by 2065.

The group facilitates information transfer of research ideas between members of academic, national, local, and governmental organizations.  To join the Public Health Working Group, or to get in touch with a working group member, contact ESI at esi@esi.utexas.edu.

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Mini-Symposium: Environmental Science and Public Health (October 24, 2014)

Link to agenda and speaker presentations: http://www.esi.utexas.edu/2014/10/24/mini-symposium-environmental-science-and-public-health/


Affiliated Faculty and External Researchers

 

Name

Affiliation

1

Abi Oluyomi

SPH

2

Andrea Gore

Pharmacy

3

Andy Ellington

Molecular Biosciences

4

Bayani Cardenas

JSG

5

Bill Kohl

Kinesiology and Health Education, Nursing

6

Bob Hummer

Sociology, PRC

7

Brent Iverson

Chemistry, UGS

8

Cheryl Perry

Nursing

9

Christine Hawkes

IB

10

Dave Allen

ChemE

11

David Adelman

Law

12

David Crews

IB, Pyschology, Pharmacy

13

David Eaton

LBJ

14

Des Lawler

CAEE

15

Edward Mills

Pharmacy

16

Jacqueline Angel

LBJ, Sociology

17

Jay Banner

ESI, JSG

18

John DiGiovanni

Pharmacy, Nutrition

19

John Richburg

Pharmacy, Center for Molecular and Cellular Toxicology

20

Kelly Haragan

Law

21

Kerry Kinney

CAEE

22

Lauren Ancel-Meyers

IB

23

LeeAnn Field

Biology Instructional Office, CNS

24

Lynn Katz

CAEE, CRWR

25

Marc Hayward

Sociology, PRC, Women’s and Gender Studies

26

Mary Jo Kiristis

CAEE

27

Michele Forman

School of Human Ecology & Nutritional Sciences/Epidemiology

28 Neeraja Erraguntla Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

29

Paul von Hippel

LBJ

30

Peter Thomas

Marine Science, IB

31

Phil Bennett

JSG

32

Raymond Greenberg

UT System

33

Rich Corsi

CAEE

34

Sheila Olmstead

LBJ

35

Steven Kelder

SPH

36

Trish O’Day Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility, Nursing, Medicine and Health Professions
37 Todd Olmstead LBJ

38

Xin Xu

Electrical and Comp Engr, Microelectronics Rsch Center