«return to events listBuilding a Successful Environmental Public Health Movement

Keynote speaker Ruth A. Etzel, MD, PhD, is an adjunct faculty member at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. She received her PhD in Epidemiology from the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was a pioneer in studying the health effects of exposure to secondhand smoke among infants. Her work led to nationwide efforts in the US to reduce indoor exposures to tobacco, including the ban on smoking in U.S. airliners. Dr. Etzel is the founding editor of the influential book Pediatric Environmental Health (a 4th edition was published in early 2019).

Conference Agenda

Time Session Description
10-10:30 am Registration and Networking
10:30-11 am Welcoming Remarks – Reflecting on a year of growth for New Mexico’s Environmental Public Health Network
Cathy Frey, Executive Director, New Mexico Association of Grantmakers
11-11:35 am Keynote – Children’s Health and the Environment
Ruth A. Etzel, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University
12-12:30 pm Networking Lunch
12:30-1 pm New Mexico State Environmental Public Health Priorities
(Invited) NM Department of Health and Environment Departments
1:20-2:45 pm Building Consensus and Common Solutions – Defining annual priorities for New Mexico’s Environmental Public Health Network
Amy Miller, AMM Consulting and NM Environmental Public Health Network Consultant
3-3:30 pm Closing Remarks and Network Member Reflections

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