Public Health & Policy

Public Health and Policy

International Public Health Pesticides Workshop. May 2009. Facilitated the International Public Health Pesticides Workshop in London, UK at the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH).  The purpose of the workshop was to identify new approaches, processes, and implementation strategies for the development and approval of new public health pest control tools.  The outputs of the workshop complement on-going international public health efforts and include a framework for conducting global joint reviews of new public health pesticide products. This work is designed to improve the availability of safe, efficient, and cost-effective insecticides to control insects that transmit disease and that are used in public health programs around the world. There were over 100 participants from 22 countries representing regulatory and other government agencies, public health authorities, the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank, USEPA, pest control industry, and other technical experts.

USEPA National Bed Bug Summit. April 2009.  Worked with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) staff to design and facilitate a successful National Bed Bug Summit. Responsibilities included process design, agenda consultation, facilitation, and assisting Summit participants to deliver a package of recommendations to the United States Environmental Protection Agency regarding enhancing the control of bed bugs.

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