Symposium and Dialogue on Science, Risk Assessment, and Environmental Justice

Hosted by Research Triangle Chapter of the Society for Risk Analysis (RTC-SRA) Monday October 15, 2012 US EPA Facility, Auditorium C111 109 TW Alexander Drive, RTP NC The purpose of this symposium is to help the risk and environmental health research community better understand and orient their research towards environmental justice issues within vulnerable communities. We would like to enter into a dialogue with local EJ stakeholders about the potential for researchers to serve overburdened communities. Scroll down to register. Agenda 8:30 - 9:00 AM Registration 9:00 - 12:30 PM Environmental Justice: Community Perspective on Research Featuring: - A public health perspective on environmental injustice, Dr. Steve Wing (UNC School of Public Health) - Community Keynote: Environmental Justice Risk Analysis: Politics of Science and Legal Barriers to Compliance and Enforcement, Omega Wilson (West-End Revitalization Association) - Why is ‘Research/Risk Assessment’ a dirty word?, Gary Grant and Naeema Muhammad (North Carolina Environmental Justice Network) - Orange Co., NC Landfill Water & Air Quality Research, Minister Robert Campbell (Rogers-Eubanks Neighborhood Association) - CAFOs and Communities at Risk, Devon Hall and Dothula Baron-Hall (Rural Empowerment Association for Community Help) 12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch on your own 1:00 - 4:30 PM Science to Address Environmental Justice Featuring: - Research Keynote: Neighborhood Matters for Human Health and Disease, Dr. Kenneth Olden (Director, US EPA National Center for Environmental Assessment) - Cardio-respiratory outcomes associated with exposure to wildfire smoke are modified by measures of community health, Ana Rappold, NIEHS - RTP area Children's African American Asthma study, Dr. Kelly Duncan (UNC) - Bridging the Gap between Cumulative Risk and Environmental Justice: Tools and Applications, Timothy Barzyk (US EPA) - NIEHS and US EPA: Science Planning to Address Environmental Justice, Claudia Thompson (NIEHS) and Andrew Geller (US EPA) Report out and Panel discussion Questions? Contact Audrey Turley at ICF International ( Please complete this form to register for the RTC-SRA Symposium and Dialogue on Science, Risk Assessment, and Environmental Justice
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