Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Research Seminar Series

Friday, April 9, 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

The Role of Community Labor Organizations in Advancing Public Health

Celeste Monforton, DrPH, MPH
School of Public Health
Texas State University



Celeste Monforton, DrPH, MPH is a lecturer in public health at Texas State University. Her research includes evaluations of occupational health and safety regulations to prevent injury and death, as well as on industry strategies to create uncertainty about scientific evidence in order to delay protective regulatory action.


Dr. Monforton worked at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. for 11 years. Later, while working on her graduate degrees, she was appointed in 2006 and in 2010 to investigate disasters in West Virginia that killed 41 coal miners. These experiences greatly influenced her current work, as she saw first-hand the impact on families and communities of uncontrolled hazards and employer indifference.


Dr. Monforton spends much of her time providing technical assistance to worker centers and other community organizations which connect factors in the work environment as impediments and opportunities to dignity and health. Her book with co-author Jane Von Bergen, On the Job: the Untold Story of Worker Centers and the New Fight for Wages, Dignity, and Health, will be published in May by The New Press.


Webex - Stream from anywhere at: http://bit.ly/webexeohs-spring2021


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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
Continuing Education (CE) & Outreach Program

1200 Pressler St., RAS West Ste. 1038
Houston, TX 77030

Seminar Information or Webex help:
Llonda Toney Llonda.Collins@uth.tmc.edu



General CE Email: swcoeh.ce@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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