Valley Air Pollution Health Effects Research Symposium (VAPHER II)

November 6 – 8, 2019, Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

Central California Asthma Collaborative is proud to have hosted the 2nd Valley Air Pollution Health Effects Research Symposium a Tenaya Lodge (near Yosemite). Please check out the event schedule and presentations from our amazing guest speakers below (click title to view full presentations).

About VAPHER II

In this beautiful setting we brought together a unique group of leaders from environmental justice, health care providers, academic researchers, state and regional agencies, and industry groups to learn and have a broader conversation focused on the health impacts of air pollution, as well as the opportunities and challenges to cleaning the air in the Valley over the next decade.

VAPHER Program 2019

Panel A: Health Effects of Outdoor Criteria Air Pollutants

Effects of ambient PM2.5, ozone and NO2 on respiratory, cardiovascular & other diseases in children & adults

 

Panelists:

Particulate Matter Health Effects: What Do We Know and What Do We Still Need to Know?
John Balmes MD, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, UC Berkeley
Health Effects of Ozone: The Pollutant of the Future
Michael Jerrett PhD, Professor and Chair of Environmental Health Sciences, UCLA
Health Effects of Long-Term Exposure to Ultrafine Particulate Matter
Michael Kleeman PhD, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Davis
Ricardo Cisneros PhD, Assistant Professor of Environmental Public Health, UC Merced

Panel B: Intersection Between Air Pollution and Climate

 

Sources and species of air pollution impacting Valley air quality, health and the climate

 

Panelists:

Intersection Between Air Pollution and Climate
Michael Fitzgibbon PE, Branch Chief, Atmospheric Science and Climate Strategies, CARB
The Role of Population Vulnerability on Climate Health Effects
Paul English PhD/MPH, Principal Investigator, Tracking California
Measuring and Mitigating Methane Emissions in the (Southern) San Joaquin Valley
Sebastien Biraud PhD, Climate Science Department Head, LBNL
A Summary of Two Epidemiologic Studies of Temperature and Health in California
Rupa Basu PhD/MPH, Air and Climate Epidemiology Section, OEHHA

Panel C: Sources of Air Pollution

Area, mobile and stationary sources of primary criteria and toxic air pollutants, as well as precursors of secondary pollutants, in the San Joaquin Valley

Panelists:

Emissions Inventories; Foundation of Air Quality Programs
Dave Edwards, Branch Chief, Greenhouse Gas and Toxic Emissions Inventory, CARB
Source Contributions to Primary and Secondary PM2.5 in the San Joaquin Valley
Michael Kleeman PhD, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Davis
Impact of Wildland Fires on Particulate Matter (PM2.5) in Central California
Ricardo Cisneros PhD, Assistant Professor of Environmental Public Health, UC Merced
Characterizing On-Road Heavy-Duty Diesel Truck Emissions
Chelsea Preble PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Berkeley / LBNL

Panel D: Challenges to Cleaning the Air

Obstacles regulators and industries face in reducing air pollution to health-protective levels over the next decade

Panelists:

Kurt Karperos MS, Deputy Executive Officer, CARB
Meredith Kurpius PhD, Associate Director, Region IX Air Division, US EPA
Sheraz Gill MS, Deputy Director SJVAPCD
Cathy Reheis-Boyd, President, WSPA
Roger Isom, President and CEO, CCGGA
Tim Carmichael, Government Relations Manager, Sempra
Bill Magavern JD, Policy Director, CCA
Alex Sherriffs MD, Clinical Professor of Health Sciences, UCSF
Genevieve Gale, Executive Director, CVAQ
John Balmes MD, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, UC Berkeley

Panel E: Opportunities in Air Quality Policy

Opportunities to reduce the health impacts of air pollution in the San Joaquin Valley today

Panelists:

Kurt Karperos MS, Deputy Executive Officer, CARB
Meredith Kurpius PhD, Associate Director, Region IX Air Division, US EPA
Sheraz Gill MS, Deputy Director SJVAPCD
Cathy Reheis-Boyd, President, WSPA
Roger Isom, President and CEO, CCGGA
Tim Carmichael, Government Relations Manager, Sempra
Bill Magavern JD, Policy Director, CCA
Alex Sherriffs MD, Clinical Professor of Health Sciences, UCSF
Genevieve Gale, Executive Director, CVAQ
John Balmes MD, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, UC Berkeley

Panel F: AB 617… A Year in Retrospect

Successes, setbacks and lessons learned in the first year of AB 617 implementation in the San Joaquin Valley

Panelists:

John Balmes MD, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, UC Berkeley
Karen Magliano MS, Division Chief, OCAP, CARB
Veronica Eady JD, Assistant Executive Officer for EJ, CARB
Jonathan Klassen MA, Director of Air Quality Science and Planning, SJVAPCD
Gustavo Aguirre, Kern County Coordinator, CCEJN
Nayamin Martinez MPH, Executive Director, CCEJN

Panel G: AB 617… Air Monitoring, Pollution Mitigation and Health

Tools for neighborhood-level air monitoring and display, data clearinghouses (e.e. BACT/BARCT), indoor air mititgation strategies and integration of health outcomes

Panelists:

A Community Network of 100 Black Carbon Sensors
Chelsea Preble PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Berkeley / LBNL
Jessica Olsen MS, Program Manager, SJVAPCD
Mena Shah, Manager, Air Quality and Statistical Studies Section, CARB
Vernon Hughes, Manager, Community Assessment Branch, CARB
Patrick Wong PhD, Manager, Indoor Exposure Assessment Section, CARB
Emerging Technologies for Community Air Monitoring
Walter Ham PhD, Manager, Advanced Monitoring Techniques Section, MLD, CARB

This event was hosted by the Central California Asthma Collaborative through a Supplemental Environmental Project grant from the California Air Resources Board

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