Global Health, Justice and the Environment Conference

AGENDA

Day 1

September 10, 2019

8:00 a.m.

Registration Opens @ Wayne State's Student Center Ballroom - map

8:30 - 8:50 a.m.

Symposium Opening: Welcome and Opening Remarks - Stephen M. Lanier, Ph.D., Vice President for Research, Wayne State University

8:50-  9:30 a.m.

Keynote Address:   Theresa McClenaghan, Executive Director and Counsel, Canadian Environmental Law Association

Intersection of Environmental Law and Poverty Law
A Discussion of the Environmental Health Impacts of Pollution and Poverty in the Great Lakes Region

9:45 - 10:30 a.m.

Themed session 1: Water and the Health of the Urban Community

Moderator: Carol Miller, Ph.D.,

Presentation 1 – Bill Shuster, Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Wayne State University

Transdisciplinary Research and Interprofessional Student Engagement with Vulnerable Citizens in Demolished and Vacant Urban Landscapes

Presentation 2 – Shawn McElmurry, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Wayne State University

Presentation 3 – William Cooper, Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Irvine

Healthy Urban Water – What will the Future Bring?

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Coffee Break

11:00 a.m. -12:00 noon

Debate on One Health & Climate Change

Moderators:

Ijeoma Nnodim Opara, M.D., GHA Co-director; Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Wayne State University; Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency and attending physician with Wayne State University Physician Group.

Laura Kline, Ph.D., GHA Board of Directors; Director of Global Studies; Sr. Lecturer in Russian, Wayne State University

A One Health approach is critical to solving the effects of climate change in the United States and around the world today

Speakers:

Marcus J. Zervos, M.D., Assistant Dean of Global Affairs, Wayne State University; Henry Ford Hospital, Division of Infectious Diseases)

Lance Gable, Associate Professor of Law, Wayne State University

Marc Kruman, Ph.D., Director, Center for the Study of Citizenship; Professor of History, Wayne State University

Melinda J. Wilkins, DVM, MPH, Ph.D., Associate Professor, One Health, Public Health and Global Health Education;.Acting Chair, Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University

12:00 noon - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch Talk:  Okayama University's Transdisciplinary Approach to Urban Health and Environment

1:15 - 2:00 p.m.

Keynote Address 2: Regina Strong, Environmental Justice Public Advocate, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy

The Way Forward Toward Justice - A Continuum of Change

2:15 - 3:00 p.m.

Themed session 2: Towards a More Equitable Future: A Focus on Environmental Justice

Moderator: Donna Kashian

Presentation 1Justin Onwenu, Environmental Justice Organizer, Sierra Club of Michigan

Connecting the dots: evaluating global, national and local challenges and opportunities in the environmental justice movement

Presentation 2 – Monica Lewis Patrick, We the People of Detroit

Presentation 3 – Maggie Striz Calnin, Director, Healthy Air Program, Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision

3:00  - 3:30 p.m.

Coffee Break

3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Lightning Talks and Group Discussion

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Poster Session and Reception

Day 2

September 11, 2019

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

9:00 - 9:40 a.m.

Keynote Address: David Carpenter, professor of Environmental Health Sciences,  University at Albany, SUNY

Persistent organic pollutants and human disease

9:45 - 10:30 a.m.

Themed Session 3: Environmental Health Research Perspectives: Molecules, Models, Mankind

Moderator: Melissa Runge-Morris, Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Wayne State University

Presentation 1 – Christine Joseph, Senior Research Epidemiologist, Department of Public Health Sciences and Director, Health Disparities Research Collaborative, Henry Ford Hospital and Health System

Social Determinants of Health: A global and local context

Presentation 2 – Susan Pinney, professor of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati; College of Medicine director, Center for Environmental Genetics Cancer Epidemiology, Control and Prevention; program leader, Cincinnati Cancer Center

Perfluorooctanoate Decreases Insulin Resistance and Changes Anthropometric Parameters with Age in Young Girls

Presentation 3 – Tracie Baker, assistant professor, Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and Department of Pharmacology, Wayne State University

Presence and health impacts of environmental contaminants in urban areas

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:20 a.m.

Closing Session: Guy Williams

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Manuscript Working Group Sessions

Box Lunch Provided