Mount Sinai Health System

Series: How the Environment is Shaping the Health of Generations: what scientists want you to know to protect your children, families, and communities

Weds, April 21st 1pm EST 
Children's Asthma and Reducing Environmental Triggers: Pediatric Perspectives 


Zoom Meeting ID: 898 1655 7437 |  Passcode: 755318
Telephone: 929 436 2866 or 312 626 6799 
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Lauren Zajac, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai   

Erin Thanik, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai   

Drs. Zajac and Thanik will discuss common asthma triggers found in the home environment.  They will share evidence-based tips for improving indoor air quality geared at creating healthier homes for all families.

Moderator: Ellen-Jane Moss

Ellen-Jane Moss has served on the Board for End Allergies Together for the last five years, with a focus on allocating funds to food allergy research. She joined the Board for Exposomics and Children’s Environmental Health at Mount Sinai this past year. In that role, she focuses on supporting research that can improve outcomes in children’s health. Prior to her current philanthropic work, Ellen-Jane worked in the financial services industry for over fourteen years and also served as a Trustee of the Storefront Academy Harlem.

Series: How the Environment is Shaping the Health of Generations: what scientists want you to know to protect your children, families, and communities 

The dual crises of climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic underscore the critical role the environment plays in our lives, particularly for vulnerable communities. Through this series, environmental health experts at the Mount Sinai Institute for Exposomic Research will discuss research breakthroughs, changes you can implement in your own daily routine to protect yourself from harmful exposures, and the importance of advocacy to push forward meaningful policies to better protect the health of our children, communities, and all future generations.  25 min presentation + 20 min Q&A

Free and Open to All - come with questions!

#EnvironmentalChats on Wednesdays at 1:00 – 1:45 PM EST 
March 17 - June 9, 2021

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Weds, April 21st 1pm EST 
Children's Asthma and Reducing Environmental Triggers: Pediatric Perspectives 
Lauren Zajac, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai   

Erin Thanik, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai   

Drs. Zajac and Thanik will discuss common asthma triggers found in the home environment.  They will share evidence-based tips for improving indoor air quality geared at creating healthier homes for all families.

Moderator: Ellen-Jane Moss

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Weds, April 28th  1pm EST - nothing scheduled

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Weds, May 5th 1pm EST 

Air Pollution and Climate Change: the Next Societal Public Health Challenge 
Perry Sheffield, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai   

Allan Just, PhD, Assistant Professor, Environmental Medicine and Public Health,  Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai   

Drs. Just and Sheffield broaden our series' view toward the sky and across city, state, and country boundaries.  They will discuss how air pollution and climate change are both the metaphoric storm clouds on the horizon and how the COVID-19 pandemic may have brought some unexpected silver linings to the public health efforts in this topic.

Moderator: Emily Senay, MD, MPH

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Weds, May 12th  1pm EST 

Autism, ALS, and other Complex Neurological Disorders: Understanding Life-long Environmental Exposures and Risks for Disease 
Manish Arora, BDS, MPH, PhD, FICD, Edith J. Baerwald Professor and Vice Chair, Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai  

Moderator: Ellen Lautenberg

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Weds, May 19th   1pm EST  

From the Air We Breathe to the Food We Eat: Uncovering the Potential of the Exposome to Understand Health
Robert Wright, MD, MPH, Co-Director, Institute for Exposomic Research and Ethel H. Wise Chair and Professor, Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 

Moderator: Vanessa Cornell

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Weds, May 26th   1pm EST

How to Talk about Climate Change and Health
Emily Senay, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Environmental Medicine and Public Health,  Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai   

Moderator: Ellen Lautenberg

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Weds, June 2nd   1pm EST

Childhood Leukemia: What Newborn Screening Dried Blood Spots Can Tell Us about Early Life Environmental Exposures that May Contribute to Disease
Lauren Petrick, PhD, Associate Professor, Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai  

Moderator: Emily Senay, MD, MPH

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Weds, June 9th   1pm EST
Stress and Childhood Asthma: How to Protect Children

Rosalind Wright, MD, MPH, Co-Director, Institute for Exposomic Research, Dean for Translational Biomedical Sciences, and the Horace W. Goldsmith Professor in Life Course Health Research in the Departments of Pediatrics and Environmental Medicine and Public Health

Moderator: Sarah Evans, PhD, MPH

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Toxic Soup: Using Science to Guide Better Choices at Home and Beyond
Sarah Evans, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 

 

 Weds, March 24th 1pm EST 

Understanding the Working Conditions and Exposures to Cleaning Chemicals and Disinfectants in Latinx Domestic Cleaners in NYC 
Homero Harari, ScD,  Assistant Professor, Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai  

 

Weds, April 7th 1pm EST 

Count Down: How Our Modern World Is Threatening Sperm Counts, Altering Male and Female Reproductive Development, and Imperiling the Future of the Human Race 
Shanna Swan, PhD, Professor, Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai  

 

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Weds, April 14th  1pm EST 

Translating Children’s Environmental Health Research into Program and Policy Change: Working Together Towards Environmental Health in All Policies 
Maida Galvez, MD, MPH, Professor, Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai  

 

Wednesday, April 28 at 1:00pm to 1:45pm

More dates through June 2, 2021

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