This full day conference aims to provide an opportunity to those interested in environmental health sciences to learn about the ground-breaking work conducted on the topic in the region and beyond. An exciting agenda of keynote speakers and presentations will bring together key players in academia and government coming from the research and policy arenas, providing numerous networking opportunities.
Dr. Brenda Eskenazi is a Jennifer and Brian Maxwell Professor of Maternal and Child Health and Epidemiology at the University of California, Berkeley and the Principal Investigator and Director of the NIEHS/EPA Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health (CERCH). She is an internationally renowned neuropsychologist and epidemiologist whose long-standing research interest has been the effects of toxicants including lead, solvents, environmental tobacco smoke, dioxin, and pesticides on human reproduction and child development. Dr. Eskenazi directs studies on 3 continents, has authored or co-authored more than 250 papers, and has recently been awarded the John Goldsmith Award for lifetime achievement in environmental epidemiology.
Dr. Michael Brauer is a Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at The University of British Columbia. He also directs the Bridge Program – a strategic training program linking public health, engineering and policy. His research focuses on the relationships between the built environment and health and on the assessment of exposure and health impacts of air pollution. He has participated in monitoring and epidemiological studies throughout the world and served on advisory committees to the World Health Organization, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, the US National Academy of Sciences, the Royal Society of Canada, the International Joint Commission and governments in North America and Asia. He is an Associate Editor of Environmental Health Perspectives and a member of the Core Analytic Team for the Global Burden of Disease.