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.


Panel 1: The Natural Environment


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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