Webinar: Leveraging Air Pollution Research Advancements for Environmental Health Policy Decisions

December 7, 2022

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This webinar was part of the White House Year of Evidence for Action, hosted in collaboration between the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the Health Effects Institute.

The event showcased how researchers can ensure their work is relevant and useful for policy decisions around air pollution exposure and health inequities. New and emerging air pollution monitoring, modeling, and remote-sensing technologies are rapidly becoming available. There are expanding opportunities for researchers to work directly with communities to conduct impactful work that informs policy actions and addresses environmental injustices at all levels of government.

The program highlighted the work of researchers who are actively applying air quality science and technology data and tools to environmental justice policy questions. Following the presentations, there was a panel discussion with agency and community leaders, who have been applying air quality research in decision making, on effectively leveraging these innovative research activities for environmental justice policy decisions.



Gretchen T. Goldman - Assistant Director of Environmental Science, Engineering, Policy, and Justice (White House OSTP)

Opening Remarks

Moderator: Gretchen T. Goldman


  • Arati Prabhakar - Chief Advisor to the President for Science and Technology, Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Daniel S. Greenbaum - President and CEO, Health Effects Institute

Research Presentations

Moderator: Melanie Buser - Assistant Director for Environmental Health, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Opportunities for Improving Community Health & Working Towards Environmental Justice

Generating science that advances environmental justice in policy-making

Fireside Chat

Moderator: Melanie Buser


  • Nicky Sheats - Director of the Center for the Urban Environment at the John S. Watson Institute for Urban Policy and Research, Kean University
  • Ana Baptista - New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance Trustee

Policy Discussion

Moderator: Melanie Buser


  • Marianne Engelman-Lado - Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

  • Kristi Pullen Fedinick - Executive Director, Center for Earth, Energy, & Democracy

Panel Discussion with All Speakers

Moderator: Gretchen T. Goldman.

Closing Remarks

Dec. 7, 2022 - 5:00pm
Online Webinar
Boston, MA 02110
United States
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