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2017 NC BREATHE Conference

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
8 AM – 5 PM
NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC

Learn how we are Bridging Research on Economics and Air Quality for The Health of Everyone

air quality policy changes

How will recent changes to NC air quality policies and rules impact our health?

Air Pollution and Human Health

Find out about the latest research showing the growing health impacts of air pollution.

The Economic Value of Clean Air

Participate in discussions about making changes that will improve not only the health of North Carolinians, but also the local economic picture.

Mission Statement

To provide an interactive forum for North Carolinians to share the latest research related to the impacts air pollution has on human health, the environment, and the economy, and to discuss the critical role policy making plays.

 

William Schlesinger, Ph.D.

2017 Master of Ceremonies

William Schlesinger, Ph.D.

William Schlesinger, Ph.D.
James B. Duke Professor of Biogeochemistry Emeritus
Dean, Nicholas School of the Environment, Emeritus
Duke University

2017 Welcome & Introductions

June Blotnick, M.Ed.

June Blotnick, M.Ed.
Executive Director
Clean Air Carolina

Perspectives on 21st Century Air pollution Health Research Priorities

Sri Nadadur, Ph.D.

Sri Nadadur, Ph.D.
Health Science Administrator
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Economic Consequences of Air Pollution from Electric Car Adoption

Andrew Yates

Andrew Yates
Associate Professor, Economics
UNC-Chapel Hill

Energy and Our Environment: A Systems and Life Cycle Perspective

Rebecca Dodder, Ph.D.

Rebecca Dodder, Ph.D.
Physical Scientist
Environmental Protection Agency

Breakout Session I

HEALTH

Facilitator:

Julia Kravchenko
Duke University

Discussants:

Wayne Cascio
US Environmental Protection Agency

Kristie Gutierrez
NC State University

Sri Nadadur
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Breakout Session II

ENVIRONMENT

Facilitator:

Chris Weaver
US Environmental Protection Agency

Discussants:

Louie Rivers
NC State University

Bill Schlesinger
Duke University

Rebecca Dodder
US Environmental Protection Agency

Sushma Masemore
NC Division of Air Quality

Breakout Session III

ECONOMY

Facilitator:

Adam Teranda
US Geological Survey

Discussants:

Ivan Urlaub
NC Sustainable Energy Association

Jeff Petrusa
Research Triangle Institute

Andy Yates
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Vicky Foust
NC A&T State University

Break

Poster Review

Advocacy Opportunities & Awards

Leaf

Closing Remarks

Registration for the 2017 NC BREATHE Conference

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Program Committee

  • June Blotnick

    Executive Director
    Clean Air Carolina

  • H. Kim Lyerly

    George Barth Geller Professor in Cancer Research, Professor of Surgery
    Duke University

  • William Ross

    Attorney
    Brooks Pierce Law Firm

  • Bill Schlesinger

    James B. Duke Professor of Biogeochemistry Emeritus
    Dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment, Emeritus
    Duke University

  • Gary Silverman

    Professor
    School of Public Health Sciences
    UNC-Charlotte

  • Rachel McIntosh-Kastrinsky

    Science Communications Editor
    NIEHS/Kelly Government Solutions

  • Marion Deerhake

    Senior Research Scientist
    Environmental Engineering & Economics Division
    RTI International

  • Stephen Keener, MD

    Medical Director
    Mecklenburg County Health Department

  • Leslie Rhodes

    Director
    Mecklenburg County Air Quality

  • Beth Hassett-Sipple

    Environmental Health Scientist
    US Environmental Protection Agency

  • Nicole Kim

    Air, Climate and Energy Associate
    US Environmental Protection Agency

  • Laura Wenzel

    Manager
    Medical Advocates for Healthy Air
    Clean Air Carolina

  • Viney Aneja

    Professor
    Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
    NC State University