Meeting Archive:
Webinar #1: Creating & Using Knowledge to Protect Children's Environmental Health

 The recorded webinar can be found on the CEHN website at:

Meeting Description:
Creating & Using Knowledge to Protect Children's Environmental Health
Join us for this first webinar of the 5- part webinar series (titled "Protecting Children’s Environmental Health: The Blueprint in Action") - a feature of the Children's Environmental Health Movement.
In this webinar, you will learn about important children's environmental health research underway and how research findings are being shared with and acted upon by vulnerable communities, policy makers, practitioners, and the public.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the role of the Children's Environmental Health & Disease Prevention Research Centers
  2. Understand the Centers' efforts to move research findings into action - community engagement; informing policy and practice.
  3. Learn about the Centers' collective social media campaign to disseminate key research findings to the public, and ways that you can help amplify this effort.
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Date: Wed, Mar 6, 2019
Time: 01:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Host(s): Children's Environmental Health Network
 Presenter Information
Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, MPH, Moderator
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Ms. Witherspoon is the Executive Director of the Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN), where she organizes, leads, and manages policy, education/training, and science-related programs. For the past 18 years, she has served as a key spokesperson for children’s vulnerabilities and the need for their protection, conducting presentations and lectures across the country.

Linda A. McCauley, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAAOHN
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Dr. McCauley is Dean of Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. A member of the National Academy of Medicine and the American Academy of Nursing, Dr. McCauley's research interests include exposure of children to pesticides, the special health risks to adolescent workers, and interventions to decrease pesticide exposures in vulnerable populations. Most recently, her work focuses on climate change and health risks associated with occupational heat exposure in vulnerable populations. In 2016, she secured federal funding to create the Children’s Environmental Health Center at Emory University. The Center, the first of its kind in the Southeast and the first to be led by a nurse, brings together the expertise of four Emory University schools and aims to explore how environmental exposures prior to conception, during prenatal development, and postnatally may affect infant health and development.

Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH
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Dr. Woodruff is Director of UC San Francisco's Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment and Professor in UCSF's Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. She is a recognized expert on environmental pollution exposures during pregnancy and effects on prenatal and child health as well as on her innovations in translating and communicating scientific findings for clinical and policy audiences. Dr. Woodruff has been quoted widely in the press, including USAToday, the San Francisco Chronicle, and WebMD. She is an Associate Editor of Environmental Health Perspectives. She was appointed by the governor of California in 2012 to the Science Advisory Board of the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant (DART) Identification Committee.

Nathan Mutic, MS, MAT, MEd
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Nathan Mutic is the center administrator for the Emory University Center for Children's Health, the Environment, the Microbiome, and Metabolomics, and project manager for the Southeast Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU). He is a founding member of the Children's Environmental Health Social Media Workgroup (SMW), which is a collaborative effort between Centers at University of Southern California, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Emory University, and the SE PEHSU. The primary goal of the SMW is creating and enhancing capacity across the Center's and PEHSUs network for utilizing social media for community outreach and translation. He is involved in the development and implementation of multiple community outreach and research translation programs, including the "Know Better Live Better" children's environmental health social impact campaign.