Invited Session: Environmental Hazards and Health: A Holistic and Interdisciplinary Framework for Wellness and Resilience

Thur. 1:15 to 2:45 p.m., Interlocken D
Concurrent Session 4-2

Hazards and disasters are becoming more frequent and intense and often cascade into public health crises, particularly amongst the most socially vulnerable groups. Such disaster-related health crises can include toxic releases, air pollution, contaminated water and food, and compromised sleep quality due to severe flooding and cardiovascular and respiratory health as a result of wildfires. As global climate change continues to manifest, interdisciplinary approaches are necessary to make health-related gains in the face of environmental threats. Presenters in this session will discuss methods to design, coordinate, manage, publish, and broadly disseminate interdisciplinary studies related to hazards, health, and the built environment.

Organizer and Moderator: Marccus Hendricks, University of Maryland, College Park

Seeing "Eye to Eye"? Shared Problem Definitions in Health and Medical Relief Efforts

Samantha Penta, State University of New York at Albany

The Post-Disaster Food Environment: An In-Depth Case Study of the Local Food System in New Bern, North Carolina Following Hurricane Florence

Lauren Clay, D'Youville College

Community Health Post-Disaster: An Interdisciplinary Convergent Challenge

Amin Kiaghadi, University of Houston
Hanadi Rifai, University of Houston
Sarah Gunter, Baylor College of Medicine

Differential Effects of Wildfire Smoke Exposures on Respiratory Health: A Case Study of the 2008 Northern California Wildfires

Colleen Reid, University of Colorado Boulder
Ellen Considine, University of Colorado Boulder
Gregory Watson, University of California, Los Angeles
Donatello Telesca, University of California, Los Angeles
Michael Jerrett, University of California, Los Angeles
Gabriele Pfister, National Center for Atmospheric Research