SCEHSC Seminar Series: “Communicating Air Quality Data and Health Risk to the Public”

The SCEHSC Seminar Series presents

“Communicating Air Quality Data and Health Risk to the Public”

Jo Kay Ghosh, PhD

Health Effects Officer
South Coast Air Quality Management District

Friday, September 9, 2016
11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Soto Street I Building, Room 116
2001 North Soto Street
Los Angeles, CA 90032

If you would like to attend the FREE seminar, please email jacy@usc.edu

Dr. Jo Kay Ghosh is the Health Effects Officer at the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). She earned her doctorate in Epidemiology from the UCLA School of Public Health, with her work on air pollution and birth outcomes. She also conducted post-doctoral research at the USC Department of Preventive Medicine, examining the effects of air pollution on cancer risk. Previously, she worked at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, where she managed the Epidemiology and Research Unit of the Tuberculosis Control Program. 

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SCEHSC Workshop Seminar: High-Resolution Metabolomics: A Platform for Exposome Research

The SCEHSC Seminar Series presents

“High-Resolution Metabolomics: A Platform for Exposome Research”

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Practical Considerations for Chemical Measurement by High-Resolution Metabolomics

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Douglas Walker, PhD Candidate

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Event: Landscaping Environmental Equity in LA County

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

9am-12pm
Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Public Health
11833 Wilmington Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90059
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The Community Outreach team will be participating in this meeting hosted by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and the Empowerment Congress, to provide a local look at recent environmental challenges and their impact on public health.

The meeting will be held Wednesday, August 3 in Willowbrook at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Public Health.  Join the meeting to learn about the impacts on public health, the new Toxic Strike Team, and an oil well inventory in LA County. Talk about your top environmental and health concerns, and how organizations, agencies, and residents can partner to continue to work on creating a healthier environment.

Speakers include Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Bhavna Shamasunder of Occidental College, Angelo Bellomo: Deputy Director for Health Protection, and Luis Perez: MRS Environmental.   The Community Outreach team will provide a demonstration of monitors used to provide information about gas pollutants near homes.

Event update: The air out there: Traffic, pollution and children’s health

View event video, live tweet feed, questions, answers and more about air pollution and children’s health.

On Sunday April 24, 2016 the SC-CEHC co-sponsored the event: The air out there: Traffic, pollution and children’s health with southern california public radio station KPCC. USC Keck Professor Jim Gauderman participated in the panel discussion lead by KPCC Early Childhood Development correspondent Deepa Fernandez. This time provided many great questions and insights into the health effects of air pollution as well as community perspectives and experiences as awareness about how pollution affects health continues to grow in the Southern California region.

KPCC live tweeted the event via @KPCCInPerson. The event can be viewed in full below, including a question/answer session from the audience.