Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Health and Science Policy Research Day

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Agenda

  Panel Speakers
9 - 9:05 a.m. Opening Remarks
9:05 - 9:50 a.m. How does criminal justice relate to environmental science? 
9:50 - 10:35 a.m.

The health effects of environmental exposure to contaminants

  • Cheryl Walker, Ph.D., Alkek Presidential Chair in Environmental Health, Director, Center for Precision Environmental Health,  Professor, Departments of Molecular and Cell Biology and Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine 
  • Drew A. Helmer, M.D., MS,, Deputy Director, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Professor, Medicine, Health Services Research 
  • Rosie Torres, Co-founder of Burn Pits 360 
  • Moderator: Mary Anderlik Majumder, JD, Ph.D., Professor, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine  
10:35 - 11:35 a.m. Keynote - Clean energy, equity and philanthropy
  • Danielle Deane-Ryan, Director, Equitable Climate Solutions - Bezos Earth Fund, former Senior Advisor for External Affairs and Acting Director for Stakeholder Engagement at the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy; in conversation with Jean Raphael, M.D., MPH, Division Chief, Academic General Pediatrics, Director, Center for Child Health Policy and Advocacy, Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine 
11:35 - 11:45 a.m. Break
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Astro-ethics and policy:  the ethics and justice issues surrounding space exploration and space governance

  • Dorit Donoviel, Ph.D., Director, Translational Research Institute for Space Health; Associate Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology and the Center for Space Medicine
  • Jennifer Fogarty, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer for the Translational Research Institute for Space Health at Baylor College of Medicine, Assistant Professor in the Center for Space Medicine Baylor College of Medicine
  • Michael A. Williams, M.D., Professor, Director, Adult and Transitional Hydrocephalus and CSF Disorders, Neurology and Neurological Surgery at UW Medicine
  • Moderator: Kristin Kostick, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine
12:30 - 1:15 p.m. Maternal and infant health, mortality and the environment 
  • Kjersti Aagaard, M.D., Ph.D., FACOG, Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Henry and Emma Meyer Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology Professor and Vice Chair of Research Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Professor, Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine 
  • Denae King, Ph.D., Associate Director, in the Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice housed in the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University.
  • Carrey Eppes, M.D., Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Fetal Center, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Chair of the Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers and Babies, Chief of Obstetrics for Ben Taub Hospital
  • Moderator: Faith Fletcher, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine 
1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Keynote: Communicating injustice through the powerful lens of documentary
  • Cedric Taylor, Visiting Associate Professor, Environmental Justice, Water, University of Michigan. Dr. Taylor is a public sociologist who employs documentary film, visual media, and storytelling to engage the wider community in conversations around inequality. He is the writer, director, and co-producer of Nor Any Drop to Drink: Flint’s Water Crisis; Laura Petersen, M.D., MPH, Director, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness, and Safety, Professor, Medicine-Health Services Research at Baylor College of Medicine  will introduce him 
2:15 - 2:20 p.m. Closing Remarks
  • Amy McGuire, J.D., Ph.D., Leon Jaworski Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Director of the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor