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Agents of Change: Amplifying voices of future leaders in environmental health and justice

The face of science is changing. Increased diversity within the world of environmental health research is spurring the innovative ideas and solutions to push our planet forward in a healthy, more just direction.

The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health has partnered with Environmental Health News to provide a space for the environmental health leaders of tomorrow to explore the intersection of research, health, diversity and justice.

"Agents of Change" is an ongoing series featuring the stories, analyses and perspectives of next generation environmental health leaders who come from historically under-represented backgrounds in science and academia. To learn more about the project and read the blogs go to https://www.agentsofchangeineh.com/

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Webinar One: 

Prioritizing inclusion in environmental health, food sovereignty, the ecology of indigenous cultural fire practices, and balancing energy needs with community health

July 30, 2020 at 9am PDT / 12pm EDT / 6pm CET 

Featured Speakers:

  • Ami Zota, ScD, MS, founder and director of Agents of Change, Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health at the George Washington University Milken School of Public Health
  • Max Aung, PhD, MPH, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health
  • Ashley Gripper, MPH, PhD Candidate in the Environmental Health Department at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Deniss Martinez, MS, PhD Candidate at UC Davis in the Graduate Group in Ecology
  • Brianna VanNoy, MPH, research associate at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health

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Webinar Two: 

Displacement and exclusion of communities of color in decision making, housing insecurity's disproportionate impact on the health of people of color, 'Agricultural Exceptionalism' perpetuating exploitation and abuse, and  acknowledging racism in environmental health to address injustice

October 13, 2020 at 9am PDT / 12pm EDT / 6pm CET 

Featured Speakers:

  • Ami Zota, ScD, MS, founder and director of Agents of Change, Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health at the George Washington University Milken School of Public Health
  • El'gin Avila, MPH, CPH, PhD student studying Industrial Hygiene, University of Minnesota and founder of Equitable Health Solutions
  • Mỹ Dzung Chu, MSPH, a first-generation Vietnamese immigrant, Gates Millennium Scholar, and PhD candidate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, organizer with @DotNot4Sale 
  • Ans Irfan, MD, MPH, doctor of public health (DrPH) student and adjunct professor, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University and Health Policy Research Scholar with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Brenda Trejo, MPH, PhD Student in the Environmental and Occupational Health Department at The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health

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