Appendix A
Workshop Agenda

REBUILDING THE UNITY OF HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT: THE GREATER HOUSTON METROPOLITAN AREA

Sponsored by

The Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine

National Academy of Sciences Auditorium

2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Friday, January 23, 2004

8:00 a.m

Registration

8:30 a.m

Welcome

The Honorable Paul Rogers, J.D.

Chair, Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine

Partner, Hogan and Hartson

8:35 a.m.

Goals and Objectives

Lovell Jones, Ph.D.

Roundtable Member

Professor, M.D. Anderson Medical Center

8:45 a.m.

What Is Environmental Health?

Lynn Goldman, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health



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Rebuilding the Unity of Health and the Environment: The Greater Houston Metropolitan Area - Workshop Summary Appendix A Workshop Agenda REBUILDING THE UNITY OF HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT: THE GREATER HOUSTON METROPOLITAN AREA Sponsored by The Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine National Academy of Sciences Auditorium 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. Friday, January 23, 2004 8:00 a.m Registration 8:30 a.m Welcome The Honorable Paul Rogers, J.D. Chair, Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine Partner, Hogan and Hartson 8:35 a.m. Goals and Objectives Lovell Jones, Ph.D. Roundtable Member Professor, M.D. Anderson Medical Center 8:45 a.m. What Is Environmental Health? Lynn Goldman, M.D., M.P.H. Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health

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Rebuilding the Unity of Health and the Environment: The Greater Houston Metropolitan Area - Workshop Summary 9:10 a.m. Environmental Health Challenges in Houston Ken Sexton, Sc.D., M.B.A. Professor, Environmental Sciences The University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus 9:35 a.m. General Discussion 9:50 a.m. Break Panel 1: The Natural Environment Moderator: Jim Lester, Ph.D., Director of Environmental Group, Houston Advance Research Center 10:05 a.m. The Natural Environment and Human Health: An Urban, Particularly Houstonian, Perspective Winifred J. Hamilton, Ph.D., S.M. Director, Environmental Health Section Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Research Center Baylor College of Medicine 10:20 a.m. The Natural Environment: Planning for the Future, Looking at the Past James Blackburn, J.D. Partner, Blackburn and Carter, LLP 10:35 a.m. Public Policy and Flooding: Impact on Health Kevin Shanley President, Bayou Preservation Association 10:50 a.m. Drinking Water: Quality and Quantity Roger Hulbert Senior Assistant Director, Water Production, City of Houston 11:05 a.m. Effects of Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality on Upper and Lower Airway Diseases and Comorbidities Stuart Abramson, M.D. Associate Director for Clinical Research, Children’s Asthma Center, Texas Children’s Hospital 11:20 a.m. Air Quality, Particulate Matter, and Environmental Health Ramon Alvarez, Ph.D. Environmental Defense

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Rebuilding the Unity of Health and the Environment: The Greater Houston Metropolitan Area - Workshop Summary 11:35 a.m. It’s Time to Retreat Cath A. Conlon Founder and Executive Director, Blackwood Educational Land Institute and Jackie Hall The Hall Group 11:50 a.m. Respondent: What Are the Next Steps? LaNell Anderson Director, Texas Bucket Brigade 12:00 p.m. General Discussion 12:20 p.m. Lunch Panel 2: Social Environment Moderator: Nestor Rodriguez, Professor, University of Houston 12:50 p.m. Social Environment: Challenges for the City of Houston Stephen Klineberg, Ph.D. Professor of Sociology, Rice University 1:15 p.m. Cultural Diversity: What Houston’s Communities Say About the Environment Beverly Gor, Ed.D., R.D. President of the Asian American Health Coalition Associate Director of Community Relations, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center 1:30 p.m. Respondent: Addressing the Emerging Social Needs in Houston Angelina Esparza, R.N., B.A., B.S.N. Past President, Houston Hispanic Health Coalition 1:40 p.m. General Discussion 2:00 p.m. Break

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Rebuilding the Unity of Health and the Environment: The Greater Houston Metropolitan Area - Workshop Summary Panel 3: Built Environment Moderator: John Porretto, Roundtable Member, President, Sustainable Building Solutions, Inc. 2:15 p.m. Overview of the Built Environment and Its Impact on Health Samuel Wilson, M.D. Roundtable Member Deputy Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences 2:35 p.m. Brownfields and Environmental Justice Martina Cartwright, Esq. Environmental Health Law Clinic, Texas Southern University 2:50 p.m. From Neighborhoods to the National Scene: Air Pollution, Exercise, and Vulnerable Populations Anthony J. DeLucia, Ph.D. Past Chair, American Lung Association 3:05 p.m. Transportation: Urban Sprawl, Public Transportation, and Health Catherine Pernot Associate, Gulf Coast Institute 3:20 p.m. Reducing Urban Temperature, Improving Outdoor Air Quality, and Reducing Heat-Related Mortality Hashem Akbari, Ph.D. Staff Scientist Leader, Heat Island Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 3:40 p.m. Environmental Health in Industry: Partnerships and Responsible Care Carol Henry, Ph.D., D.A.B.T. Vice President for Science and Research, American Chemistry Council 3:55 p.m. Green Buildings and Environmental Health: Building Healthier Buildings Brian Yeoman, M.A. Senior Research Scientist, Houston Advance Research Center

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Rebuilding the Unity of Health and the Environment: The Greater Houston Metropolitan Area - Workshop Summary 4:10 p.m. Respondent: Are We Making Progress or Are These Isolated Cases? Jane Laping, M.P.H. Executive Director, Mothers for Clean Air 4:20 p.m. General Discussion 4:40 p.m. Summation 4:45 p.m. Adjourn