Online Program

Interface Between Science and Policy in Environmental Public Health Protection

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Bernard D. Goldstein, MD, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, University of PIttsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA
A strategic approach toward understanding the policy implications of environmental health science is needed to protect the public.  Effectively acting at the interface between science and policy requires understanding of processes such as the setting of the research agenda and foreseeing the crucial uncertainties that will be driving the decision process.  Examples to be analyzed include EPA’s research recognizing the health impact to non-smokers of environmental tobacco smoke, to issues such as global climate change and current difficulties in mounting a research program related to uncertainties about unconventional drilling for shale gas

Learning Areas:

Environmental health sciences
Program planning
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Design a research agenda pertinent to protecting the public against environmental health hazards. Designing a research program that will provide necessary guidance to policy makers in a timely fashion.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have close to 50 years of experience in academia and government related to environmental health. Honors include membership in the Institute of Medicine and past president Society for Risk Analysis.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.