PEPH Webinar: Wildfires and Health

Event Date: 
Friday, November 17, 2017
Event Type: 
Non-NEHA Event

PEPH Colleagues,

With the recent wildfires in California and elsewhere, we are reminded of their destructive power and their adverse effects on human health and safety.

Researchers and public health professionals have a pivotal role to play in studying wildfires and mitigating their impacts. Sign up today for our webinar on this important topic.

Title: Wildfires & Human Health
Date: November 17, 2017 • 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. EST
Registration (required):


This webinar will highlight the impacts of wildfires on the health of vulnerable individuals and on those communities exposed periodically to such events. In addition to children and aging populations, wildfires pose particular risk to those with respiratory and allergic conditions, those with chronic diseases, those reliant on medical devices, and those with a lower socioeconomic status who may not have the means or ability to evacuate from threatened areas. The presentations will cover how the environmental exposures associated with wildfires affect human health and will discuss approaches being used to develop targeted risk communication about wildfires for a variety of audiences.


Developing an mHealth Platform for Wildfire Disaster Response Research
Rima Habre, Sc.D.
Remy Landon
University of Southern California

Multidisciplinary Response to Study the Potential Effects of an Extreme Wildfire Smoke Exposure Event in a Rural Community
Christopher Migliaccio, Ph.D., Pharm.D.
University of Montana



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Accommodations for Disabilities: Individuals with disabilities who need accommodation to participate in this event should contact Liam O’Fallon ( or 919-541-7733). TTY users should contact the Federal TTY Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Requests should be made at least 5 business days in advance of the event.

Contact Name: 
Liam O’Fallon