Program and Registration


The symposium will take place on Friday, April 28, 2017, at the Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center.

While registration is not required, for planning purposes, we kindly ask that you register your attendance


8:30 Light breakfast reception

9:00 Welcome address

  • Norah MacKendrick (Assistant Professor of Sociology, Rutgers University)

9:15 Keynote address: Title TBA

  • Linda Birnbaum (Director of the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program)

10.30 Coffee break

11.00 Session I: Title TBA

  • Dorceta E. Taylor (Professor and James E. Crowfoot Collegiate Chair, University of Michigan)

12:00 Lunch break

1:00 Session II: Current crises

  • Phil Brown (University Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Health Sciences, and Director of the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute, Northeastern University)
  • Clifford P. Weisel (Professor of Exposure Science, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University) and Judith Graber (Assistant Research Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University)

2:45 Light refreshments break

3:00 Session III: Title TBA

  • Ami Zota (Assistant Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health, George Washington University)

3:45 Session IV: Panel and discussion title TBA

  • Ana Baptista (Assistant Professor in the Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management Program, The New School; Member of the New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance)
  • Molly Greenberg, MSW (Environmental Justice Policy Manager; Ironbound Community Corporation, Newark)
  • Robert Laumbach, M.D., M.P.H., C.I.H. (Associate Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Rutgers School of Public Health)
  • Nicky Sheats (Director, Center for the Urban Environment, John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy of Thomas Edison Sate College, Trenton, NJ)

5:00 Closing remarks

  • Norah MacKendrick (Assistant Professor of Sociology, Rutgers University)

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