Meeting Archive:
Achieving Environmental Justice in the 21st Century: The Way Forward

Meeting Description:

Join APHA and the National Environmental Health Partnership Council for a webinar tailored toward learning more about environmental justice, racism and the resources available to communities, practitioners and the public. The webinar will also highlight various partnerships working to create awareness and address racism and environmental justice.


This webinar is funded through cooperative agreement NU38OT000294 between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Public Health Association. The contents of this webinar are solely the responsibility of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the official views of the American Public Health Association or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Date: Thu, Jul 18, 2019
Time: 01:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Host(s): The American Public Health Association
 Presenter Information
Olubukolami Musa, MPH
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Program Associate, Environmental Health

Center for Public Health Policy
American Public Health Association

At the Center of Public Health Policy, Olubukolami provides support to the environmental health program across content areas, which includes environmental health systems, childrens environmental health, healthy community design, environmental health messaging, environmental justice and health equity. 

Laura Anderko, PhD, RN
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Director, Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and Environment (Region 3 PEHSU)
Professor, Robert and Kathleen Scanlon Endowed Chair in Values Based Health Care, Georgetown University
2013 White House Champion of Change, Public Health and Climate Change

Dr. Laura Anderko PhD RN, professor at Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies holds the Robert and Kathleen Scanlon Endowed Chair in Values Based Health Care and is PI for the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment. She is a scholar and educator in the fields of public health and environmental health, and in 2013 she was recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change for her advocacy efforts in Climate Change and Public Health.

Robert D. Bullard, PhD
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Distinguished Professor
Urban Planning and Environmental Policy
Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs
Texas Southern University
Dr. Robert D. Bullard is a distinguished professor of urban planning and environmental policy at Texas Southern University. He is often described as the “father of environmental justice” for his four decades of research, writing, and policy work. Dr. Bullard is an award-winning author of 18 books, including The Wrong Complexion for Protection: How the Government Response to Disaster Endangers African American Communities. He is co-founder of the HBCU Climate Change Consortium.   

Rosemary Ahtuangaruak
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Community and Tribal Leader
Village of Nuiqsut, Alaska
Environmental Justice Advisor
Alaska Wilderness League
Barrow, Alaska

Ms. Rosemary Ahtuangaruak is an Inupiaq activist and Environmental Justice Advisor for Alaska Wilderness League in Barrow, Alaska. She is a graduate of the University of Washington Medex Northwest Physician Assistant Program who has fought tirelessly for the health and protection of her people and of the Arctic's unparalleled wilderness that has sustained her culture for thousands of years. Rosemary is currently a member of the Tribal Public and Environmental Health Think Tank.

Chandra L. Ford, PhD, MPH, MLIS
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Associate Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences
Founding Director, Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice & Health
Jonathan & Karin Fielding School of Public Health, University of California at Los Angeles

Dr. Chandra Ford is Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences and Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice & HealthPrior to joining UCLA, she completed postdoctoral training in Social Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Epidemiology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, where she was a W. K. Kellogg Foundation Kellogg Health Scholar.