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Public Health Program Review

September 13 – 16, 2011

Santa Fe, NM


Tuesday, September 13, 2011


6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception – La Terraza


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Day 1

Room: New Mexico

8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Session 1: Welcome and Overview

Speaker: John Haynes, Program Manager, Public Health Applications, NASA Applied Sciences Program, NASA Headquarters

8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Keynote Address : Masami Onoda, GEO Secretariat

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Session 2: Infectious Disease Applications

Moderator: Sue Estes

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. A. Avian Influenza Risk Prediction in Southeast Asia and Early Warning of Pandemic Influenza
Speakers:Richard Kiang, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center & Radina P Soebiyanto, University of Maryland Baltimore County

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. B. Modeling Global Influenza Risks using NASA Data
Speaker:Richard Kiang, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. BREAK

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. C. Integrating Earth observations and satellite telemetry of wild birds for decision support system of avian influenza
Speaker: Xiangming Xiao/University of Oklahoma

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. D. Environmental Factors and Population Dynamics as Determinants of Meningococcal Meningitis Epidemics in the Sahel: An Investigation of NASA and NOAA Products
Speaker: Sylwia Trzaska/International Research Institute for Climate and Society.

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.E. Predicting Zoonotic Hemorrhagic Fever Events in Sub-Saharan Africa using NASA Earth Science Data for DoD - Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System
Speaker: Jorge Pinzon/Science System and Applications, Inc (SSAI)

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. LUNCH – Santa Fe

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Session 2: Infectious Disease Applications (con’t)

Moderator: John Haynes

1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. F. Improving Decision-Making Activities for Malaria and Meningitis Risk Mapping-Integration of NASA Products / Platforms (SERVIR) and UN WHO-OpenHealth
Speaker: Pietro Ceccato/Columbia University

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. G. Development of a Detection and Early Warning System for Malaria Risk in the Amazon
Speaker: Benjamin Zaitchik/Johns Hopkins University

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.H. Enhanced Forecasting of Mosquito-Borne Disease Outbreaks Using AMSR-E
Speaker: Michael Wimberly/South Dakota State University

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. I. Investigating the Potential Range Expansion of the Vector Mosquito Aedes aegypti in Mexico with NASA Earth Science Remote Sensing Results
Speaker: Sue Estes/Universities Space Research Association

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. BREAK

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Section 3: Gulf of Mexico – Public Health Projects

Moderator: Sue Estes

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. A. Asthma and Air Quality in the presence of Fires - a Foundation for Public Health Policy in Florida
Speaker: Linda Young, University of Florida

3:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Session 4: Student Activities

Moderator: Sue Estes

3:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. A. Use of Remote Sensing/Geographical Information Systems (RS/GIS) to Identify the Distributional Limits of Soil-Transmitted Helminths (STHs) and Their Association to Prevalence of Intestinal infection in School-Age Children in Four Rural Communities in Boaco, Nicaragua.
Speaker: Max Moreno, NASA Fellowship

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Session 5: Emergency Preparedness and Response Applications

Moderator: John Haynes

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. A. Impact of NASA Satellite Data and Models on S. Coast Guard's Decision Support Tool for Search and Rescue in the Northeastern Pacific Ocean
Speaker: Yi Chao/Jet Propulsion Laboratory

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Group Discussion/Questions


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Day 2

Room: New Mexico

8:15 a.m. – 8:45a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Partner Address : Murielle LaFaye/ Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales ( CNES )

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Session 6: Environmental Health Applications

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. A. Successfully integrating NASA data into an on-going Public Health Study and Linking NASA Environmental Data with a National Public Health Cohort Study to Enhance Public Health Decision Making
Speaker: Leslie McClure/University of Alabama at Birmingham

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. BREAK

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. B. Using NASA Data and Models to Improve Heat Watch Warning Systems for Decision Support
Speaker: Daniel Johnson/ Indiana University in Indianapolis.

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. C. Enhancing Environmental Public Health Tracking with Satellite-Driven Particle Exposure Modeling and Epidemiology
Speaker: Yang Liu/Emory School of Public Health

11:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. LUNCH – La Fiesta Lounge Buffet - LaPlazuela

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Session 6: Environmental Health Applications (con’t)

Moderator: Sue Estes

 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. E . Adding NASA Earth Science Results to EPHTN via the NM/EPHT System
Speakers: Stan Morain, University of New Mexico, Bill Sprigg, University of Arizona, & Amy Budge, University of New Mexico

 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. F. Integration of Airborne Dust Prediction Systems and Vegetation Phenology to Track Pollen for Asthma Alerts in Public Health Decision Support Systems
Speakers: Jeffrey Luvall/NASA Marshall Space Flight Center & Bill Sprigg, University of Arizona

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. G. Feasibility of Development and Deployment into Public Health Decision Support systems of a Multi-resolution Nested Dust Forecast System Enabled by Open Standards Based Model and Data Interoperability.
Speaker: Karl Benedict/University of New Mexico

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. H. Using NASA Satellite Aerosol Optical Depth Data to Create Representative PM2.5 Fields for Use in Human Health and Epidemiology Studies in Support of State and National Environmental Public Health Tracking Programs
Speaker: Amy Huff/Battelle Memorial Institute

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. I. Internet-based Heat Evaluation and Assessment Tool (I-HEAT) Feasibility Study
Speaker: Susan Maxwell/BioMedware

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. BREAK

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Session 7: Water Applications for Public Health

Moderator: John Haynes

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. A. Monitoring and Forecasting Cyanobacterial Blooms for Public Health Protection and Response
Speaker: Richard Stumpf /National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Special Issue Call for Papers: “NASA Earth Science Satellite Data for Applications to Public Health” Geocarto International Speaker: Dale Quattrochi/ NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Discussion


Friday, September 16, 2011

Day 3

Room: New Mexico

8:00 a.m. – 8:15a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Session 7: Water Applications for Public Health (con't)

Moderator: John Haynes

8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. C. Influence of Land-Use and Precipitation on Regional Hydrology and Public Health
Speaker: Charles Tilburg/University of New England

9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. D. Feasibility Study of Satellite-Assisted Detection and Forecasting of Oyster Norovirus Outbreak
Speaker: Zhiqiang Deng/Louisiana State University

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. BREAK

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Overview of Future Goals, Partnerships, Opportunities and Questions

Speaker: John Haynes

11:30 AM Adjourn


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