EOH Seminar Series

Upcoming EOH Seminars

Learning from our students/staff/faculty, nationally and internationally known scientists, practitioners and policymakers on issues of environmental, occupational and public health

EOH Seminar Series takes place every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 1:00pm – 2:00p.m. Through presentations and discussions, we aim to highlight the latest cutting-edge environmental health science research, promote public health, and enhance multidisciplinary collaborations between medical, public health specialists and community.  Moreover, we would like to highlight research from young investigators and our EOH students and fellows. In additional to topics of environmental and occupational health exposures, we will have presentations about social justice and diversity, women and children health, neurological disorders, cell metabolism and stem cells, metal toxicity, respiratory biology, redox biology, microbiology and host defense, and environmental epigenetics. Please stay-tuned! 

In this fall, we will hold “hybrid” meetings, which will meet our speaker in person (GSPH) and also allow for virtual participation (via Zoom).  


If you would like to attend a seminar or receive e-mail notices about future EOH seminar series, please contact Adam Orbell (aorbell@pitt.edu). If you have other questions about our EOH seminar series, please contact Winnie Tang (wat23@pitt.edu) and Bruce Pitt (brucep@pitt.edu). We are looking forward to your participation.

Upcoming Seminars:

August 20, 2021

Guest Speaker: Julianne Baron, Ph.D., CPH, RBP
Science and Safety Consulting, LLC
EOH Adjunct Professor, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
Presentation Title:  “The Role of EOH in Preparedness and Continuity Planning"
Location: Room G23 and Zoom
Research Highlight: Dr. Baron is a skilled microbiologist with a background in infectious diseases, waterborne pathogens, laboratory safety and compliance. She is the President of Science and Safety Consulting, LLC (Pittsburgh, PA), providing consultative occupational health and safety services for clients including standard operating procedures, protocols, reports, and training materials. She also conducts gap analysis for biosafety practices at biomedical research facilities.

September 17, 2021

Guest Speakers: Aurora Sharrard, Ph.D.
Director of Sustainability, Office of Sustainability, University of Pittsburgh
Melissa Bilec, Ph.D. 
Deputy Director, Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation
Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
Presentation Title: PITT GSPH GRAND ROUNDS – “Pitt’s Journey to Carbon Neutrality by 2037 with Climate Action"
Location: Room G23 and Zoom
Research Highlight: The University of Pittsburgh is committed to cutting in half its 2008 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the year 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality by 2037. Pitt’s 2019 GHG Inventory indicates that emissions are already down 21.2%, but what are the strategies and academic opportunities moving forward – and how can we ensure equitable outcomes and economic resilience? Drs. Sharrard and Bilec will showcase the past, present, and future of Pitt’s GHG mitigation efforts and take questions during this deep dive into one of the University’s many sustainability efforts.

October 8, 2021

Guest Speaker: Alison Sanders, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health
Presentation Title: Toxic metals and children’s health: birth outcomes to kidney function
Location: Room 1155 and Zoom
Research Highlight: Dr. Alison Sanders joined EOH family in August this year. Before joining EOH, Alison was the Assistant Professor at Departments of Environmental Medicine and Public Health & Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. Alison focuses on studying the effect of exposures to toxic metals on kidney development and function. Her research group is currently examining whether critical windows of exposures contribute to the increased susceptibility to hypertension, chronic kidney disease in community (high-risk groups) like pregnant women, children and agricultural workers. This study was recognized and supported by a NIEHS K99/R00 award.

October 15, 2021

Guest Speaker: Khaled Hossain, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Rajshahi
Presentation Title: Health Effects of Chronic Exposure to Arsenic: Bangladesh Perspective
Location: Room G23 and Zoom
Research Highlight: Coming Soon

November 5, 2021

Guest Speaker: Herman J. Gibb, Ph.D.,M.P.H.
Gibb Epidemiology Consulting
Presentation Title: TBA
Location:Zoom Only
Research Highlight: Coming Soon

December 3, 2021

Guest Speaker: Matt Rand, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Environmental Medicine
University of Rochester
Presentation Title: TBA
Location: Zoom Only
Research Highlight: Coming Soon

December 10, 2021

Guest Speaker: Deborah Gentile
Presentation Title: TBA
Location: Zoom Only
Research Highlight: Coming Soon

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