NIEHS/NASEM Workshop: Geospatial Technologies Inform Precision Environmental Health Decisions

The NIEHS and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine invite you to attend a virtual workshop titled "Leveraging Advances in Remote Geospatial Technologies to Inform Precision Environmental Health Decisions."

When: April 14-15, 2021

Location: Virtual

Please register here:

By presenting environmental health data in a spatial context, geospatial technologies can provide insight on the spread of pollution and disease, help to identify at-risk populations, and monitor environmental health trends.

This no-cost, virtual workshop will explore how advances in the resolution of geospatial technologies could inform “precision environmental health," defined as public health interventions that reach the right populations at the right time.

Invited presenters and panelists will highlight the breadth of available geospatial technologies, and how they can be applied to understanding environmental health risk. Speakers will also discuss how geospatial advances could help address environmental justice and direct responses to environmental disasters.

Keynote remarks will be given by Marie Lynn Miranda, Charles and Jill Fischer Provost and Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Notre Dame. Workshop participants will also hear from Rick Woychik, Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program. The preliminary workshop agenda is available on the workshop webpage.

Workshop topics will include:

·      Leveraging Geospatial Technologies to Advance Environmental Justice and Health Equity

·      Personalizing Exposure Science to Improve Environmental Health

·      Geospatial Science for Preparing and Responding to Environmental Disasters

·      Breakout Sessions: Reflecting on Opportunities for the Path Ahead

A series of three video primers on background information pertinent to the workshop’s presentations and discussions will be shared prior to the workshop to enhance discussions among participants from diverse fields. Please register now to receive workshop information, including links to the final agenda, the primer videos, and background reading materials, as soon as it is available.

This workshop is being convened by the National Academies’ Standing Committee on the Use of Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions, and is part of a series that brings together participants from government, industry, nongovernmental organizations, and the academic community to explore the potential for new methods and approaches to advance our understanding of environmental impacts on human health.

Individuals who need Sign Language Interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Jessica De Mouy, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, For more information and to register, please visit the workshop webpage.

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