Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Research Seminar Series

Friday, March 26, 2021    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  (Central Time)



Seminar sessions are FREE, and open to all!

This event will be held online, via our UTHealth Webex webinar platform.

Seminar Content

'Climate change, extreme weather and natural disaster on human health'

Shao Lin, MD, MPH, PhD
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Department of Epidemiology/Biostatistics
School of Public Health
University at Albany
Associate Director
Global Health Research



Dr. Shao Lin currently is a Professor of both Department of Environmental Health Sciences and Department of Epidemiology/Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University at Albany and the Associate Director of Global Health Research. She obtained her medical degree from Sun Yat-sen University in China and her both MPH and Ph.D. degree at Epidemiology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As the Research Director of the Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology in the Center for Environmental Health, NYSDOH, she has 30 years of research experience in directing various environmental health studies and has successfully completed more than 50 studies since 1990. As a Principal Investigator, she has directed studies assessing health impacts of various environmental exposures including climate change, extreme weather, air pollution, heavy traffic exposure, residential exposure to urban air toxics from outdoor/indoor sources, health effects among New York City residents living near Ground Zero after the 9/11/01 disaster or after Hurricane Sandy, and a series of school environment-health projects. She has obtained over 18 million grants and has published more than 190 papers in environmental health field. Dr. Lin has been involved in multiple national climate change committees on developing climate change indicators, evaluating current heat-stress definitions, and preparing white papers regarding climate change to the US Congress. She was invited to be an Expert Panelist of the two National meetings regarding Climate Change and Health sponsored by NIH, CDC, and EPA where she provided recommendations of climate-health research to the US Congress and the US President. She has been served as a standing member in the NIH IRAP Study Section and is currently a standing member of NIEHS EHS Study Section.


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About the EOHS Research Seminar Series

The Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (EOHS) Research Seminar Series presents information on current research topics and emerging issues in EOHS.

Seminars are presented by UTHealth School of Public Health faculty, doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows or external esteemed guest lecturers. Seminars are scheduled on a biweekly basis, on alternate Fridays at noon.

Target Audience:
Physicians, Nurses, Safety Professionals, Industrial Hygienists, Epidemiologists, Graduate Students and other public health professionals.

The objective of the series is to identify and discuss new methods, advances and current topics in environmental and occupational health science research and apply current knowledge and key assumptions in environmental health sciences and other areas to advance the development of the field.

Learning Outcome(s): At the completion of this series of lectures the Physician, Registered Nurse, Safety Professionals, Industrial Hygienists, Epidemiologists, Graduate Students and other public health professionals will be able to (1) recognize an environmental and/or occupational health problem; (2) identify new methods, advances and current research in the environmental and occupational health science; (3) discuss research outcomes; (4) consider application of major research findings; and (5) apply lessons learned to public health practices and patient care.

Additional Seminar Dates

Seminars are offered over the course of the 2020-2021 year.
Please regularly check the training calendar for updated seminar registration page availability and information at http://bit.ly/swcoehce2



Fall 2020
September 11, 2020

September 25, 2020

October 9, 2020

October 23, 2020

November 6, 2020

November 20, 2020

Spring 2021

January 22, 2021

February 5, 2021

February 19, 2021

March 5, 2021

March 26, 2021

April 9, 2021


Contact Us

Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Outreach Program

1200 Pressler St., RAS W1014
Houston, TX 77030

Email: SWCOEH.Outreach@uth.tmc.edu

To learn more about the SWCOEH, please visit us on the web at www.swcoeh.org


Your Best Response to a Changing World!

The Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH) supports research, education and outreach in occupational and environmental health. The SWCOEH is housed within the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences of the UTHealth School of Public Health.

The SWCOEH was established in 1977 as a NIOSH-funded Education and Research Center (ERC), now one of 18 ERCs in the nation. In 1985, the SWCOEH became a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Occupational Health.

Visit www.SWCOEH.org to learn more about our graduate-level education in environmental and occupational health, research and continuing education and outreach programs.

Houston Campus Location & Parking

Virtual Conference
There will NOT be an in person meeting

Stream live via Webex!

Visit: http://bit.ly/webexeohs-spring2021

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