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Rubbertown NGEM Demonstration Project?Community Update Meeting 2, July 25, 2017 (PRESENTATION)
This is a slide deck for part of a community webinar held by LMAPCD to provide an update on the project. The slides will be delivered by team lead E. Thoma remotely by webinar. A draft version of the QAPP for the project will be provided to the community as part of this communi...
Rubbertown NGEM Demonstration Project - Community Meeting 3 (PRESENTATION)
Rubbertown Next Generation Emission Measurement Demonstration: Background: ...
Rubbertown NGEM Demonstration Project - Update to Industry (PRESENTATION)
Follow-up communication to Rubbertown industry group as part of the planning process for the Rubbertown NGEM demonstration study. These slides are for discussion purposes and will not be presented publically beyond the project team and industry group.
Green Infrastructure in Context: Public Health and Ecosystem Services (PRESENTATION)
Using interdisciplinary approaches to urban water management strategies can yield benefits for sustainability. While green infrastructure (GI) has primarily been used to increase infiltration/redistribution and reduce runoff in urban areas, the physical siting of GI can provide o...
A web-based screening tool for near-port air quality assessments (JOURNAL)
The Community model for near-PORT applications (C-PORT) is a screening tool with an intended purpose of calculating differences in annual averaged concentration patterns and relative contributions of various source categories over the spatial domain within about 10 km of the port...
A Collaborative Effort to Assess Environmental Health in Newport News, Virginia (PUBLISHED REPORT)
The Region 3 “Making a Visible Difference in Communities” (MVD) initiative for Southeast Newport News, VA has taken a community-centric, place-based approach to identifying and delivering service to the area’s residents and the city as a whole. Beginning with a ...
A novel approach for measuring residential socioeconomic factors associated with cardiovascular and metabolic health (JOURNAL)
Individual-level characteristics, including socioeconomic status, have been associated with poor metabolic and cardiovascular health; however, residential area-level characteristics may also independently contribute to health status. In the current study, we used hierarchical clu...
Community vulnerability to health impacts of wildland fire smoke exposure (JOURNAL)
Identifying communities vulnerable to adverse health effects from exposure to wildfire smoke may help prepare responses, increase the resilience to smoke and improve public health outcomes during smoke days. We developed a Community Health-Vulnerability Index (CHVI) based on fact...
Inverse Relationship Between Urban Green Space and Childhood Autism in California Elementary School Districts (JOURNAL)
Green space has a variety of health benefits. However, little is known about its impact on autism, the fastest-growing neurodevelopmental disorder in children. This study examined the relationship between green space and childhood autism prevalence.Autism count data in 2010 were ...
Community-based research as a mechanism to reduce environmental health disparities in American Indian and Alaska Native communities (JOURNAL)
Racial and ethnic minority communities, including American Indian and Alaska Natives, have been disproportionately impacted by environmental pollution and contamination. This includes siting and location of point sources of pollution, legacies of contamination of drinking and re...
Vegetated land cover near residence is associated with reduced allostatic load and improved biomarkers of neuroendocrine, metabolic and immune functions (JOURNAL)
Abstract Background: Greater exposure to urban green spaces has been linked to reduced risks of depression, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and premature death. Alleviation of chronic stress is a hypothesized pathway to improved health. Previous studies linked chronic stress wit...
Environmental public health data and tools (PRESENTATION)
This presentation will be given at University of Massachusetts in Amherst at The Dean's Symposium on Health Communities: Health Equity and Environmental Justice. I was asked to provide keynote talk to discuss environmental public health data and tools. This presentation will incl...
Targeting Environmental Quality to Improve Population Health and Lower Healthcare Costs (PRESENTATION)
Key goals of health care reform are to stimulate innovative approaches to improve healthcare quality and clinical outcomes while holding down costs. To achieve these goals value-based payment places the needs of the patient first and encourages multi-stakeholder cooperation. Ye...
Developing an educational curriculum for EnviroAtlas (PRESENTATION)
EnviroAtlas is a web-based tool developed by the EPA and its partners, which provides interactive tools and resources for users to explore the benefits that people receive from nature, often referred to as ecosystem goods and services.Ecosystem goods and services are important to...
Associations between anti-cytomegalovirus IgG responses and health effect biomarkers (PRESENTATION)
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is a member of the herpes simplex virus family that infects approximately 50% of US adults. HCMV is transmitted from person to person through bodily fluids, congenitally or from donors to transplant recipients. It causes a lifelong latent infection th...
EPA’s EnviroAtlas: Identifying Nature’s benefits, deficits, and opportunities for equitable distribution to support public health (PRESENTATION)
Cities, towns, and Tribes rely on clean air, water and other natural resources for public health and well-being. Yet natural infrastructure and its benefits are not always fully understood or considered in local decisions. EnviroAtlas is a free, online, easy-to-use mapping tool...
Shrinking cities examined from a shrinking scale – the impact of household and neighborhood heterogeneity on changes in material and energy consumption, ecosystem services and environmental impact (PRESENTATION)
Urban populations continue to increase globally and cities have become the dominant human habitat. However, the growth of cities is not universal. Shrinking cities face decreased income, reduced property values, and decreased tax revenue. Fewer people per unit area creates ineffi...
Advancing Understanding of Emissions from Oil and Natural Gas Production Operations to Support EPA’s Air Quality Modeling of Ozone Non-Attainment Areas; Final Summary Report (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Executive Summary Environmentally responsible development of oil and gas assets requires well-developed emissions inventories and measurement techniques to verify emissions and the effectiveness of control strategies. To accurately model the oil and gas sector impacts on air qual...
Reduced-form air quality modeling for community-scale applications (PAPER IN NON-EPA PROCEEDINGS)
Transportation plays an important role in modern society, but its impact on air quality has been shown to have significant adverse effects on public health. Numerous reviews (HEI, CDC, WHO) summarizing findings of hundreds of studies conducted mainly in the last decade, conclude ...
Connecting the Dots: Linking Environmental Justice Indicators to Daily Dose Model Estimates (JOURNAL)
Many different quantitative techniques have been developed to either assess Environmental Justice (EJ) issues or estimate exposure and dose for risk assessment. However, very few approaches have been applied to link EJ factors to exposure dose estimate and identify potential impa...
Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges: Using EJ SCREEN and C-FERST for Science (PRESENTATION)
Communities across the United States are faced with concerns about environmental risks and exposures including air contaminants near roadways, proximity to hazardous waste sites and children’s environmental health. These concerns are compounded by complicated data, limited ...
Characterizing the Organic Matter in Surface Sediments from the San Juan Bay Estuary, (PRESENTATION)
The San Juan Bay Estuary (SJBE) is located on the north coast of Puerto Rico and includes the San Juan Bay, San José Lagoon, La Torrecilla Lagoon and Piñones Lagoon, as well as the Martín Peña and the Suárez Canals. The SJBE watershed has the highest...
How a clogged canal impacts ecological health in a tropical urban wetland ecosystem (PRESENTATION)
The coastal city of San Juan, Puerto Rico is a tropical urban ecosystem interwoven among a series of interconnected bays, lagoons, canals, and mangrove wetlands. As the city has expanded, infilling and urban encroachment on what was previously mangrove wetland and open estuarine ...
How a clogged canal effects ecological and human health in a tropical urban wetland ecosystem (PRESENTATION)
The coastal city of San Juan, Puerto Rico is a tropical urban ecosystem interwoven among a series of interconnected bays, lagoons, canals, and mangrove wetlands. As the city has expanded, infilling and urban encroachment on what was previously mangrove wetland and open estuarine ...
A Citizen Science and Government Collaboration: Developing Tools to Facilitate Community Air Monitoring (JOURNAL)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is actively involved in supporting citizen science projects and providing communities with information and assistance for conducting their own air pollution monitoring. As part of a Regional Applied Research Effort (RARE) project, EP...