Environment and Health Conference

Environment & Health: New Roles for Health Professionals

Join us at the University of San Francisco for a transformative two-day conference on “Environment and Health: New Roles for Health Professionals,” happening March 8th and 9th. This pivotal event brings together some of the most influential voices in healthcare and environmental advocacy, offering insights into the critical role health professionals play in addressing environmental health and justice.

 

Location: University of San Francisco
Date & Time: March 8th & 9th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Free General Admission
CE Hours Available: 12 (Cost: $30/day)

 

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Highlights:

 

Keynote Speakers: Learn from leaders such as Barbara Sattler, RN, DrPH, FAAN, a pioneer in environmental health nursing, and Marya Zlatnik, MD, a Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences at UCSF.

Expert Panels: Engage with specialists like Karen Duderstadt, PhD, RN, CPNP, FAAN, on children’s environmental health and Kenna Lee, RN, MAS, discussing environmental justice and climate equity.

Breakout Sessions: Dive deep into critical topics with breakout rooms focusing on food & agriculture, greening healthcare, and building resilience against disasters.

CE Credits: Earn up to 12 CE hours while engaging with content that will empower your practice and advocacy work.

Why Attend?

 

Networking: Connect with professionals who share your passion for environmental justice and health.

Education: Update your knowledge with the latest research and strategies for implementing environmental health into practice.

Actionable Insights: Take away practical tools and frameworks to make a real impact in your community and workplace.

Speakers

Meet Our Speakers

Barbara Sattler

Barbara Sattler

RN, DrPH, FAAN

Dr. Sattler is a professor at the University of San Francisco and an international leader in environmental health and nursing. She is a founding and active member of both California Nurses for Environmental Health & Justice, as well as the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments. While at the University of Maryland, she directed the Maryland hospitals for Healthy Environments, a 10-year statewide initiative that helped hospitals develop sustainable policies and practice to achieve the triple bottom line of employee health, patient health, and ecological health. She also helped to bring local, sustainable, and healthy foods to Maryland’s hospitals, supported by grants from the US Department of Agriculture. 

Dr. Sattler has worked in communities facing environmental health risks associated with lead-based paint, pesticides, superfund sites, and risks associated with gas and oil extraction, including fracking. She has been an advisor to the US EPA’s Office of Child Health Protection and the National Library of Medicine for informational needs of health professionals on environmental health. Dr. Sattler has been the recipient of NIEHS, HUD, and EPA grants, as well as a host of private foundations. She is also an author of Environmental Health and Nursing Practice and a host of peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Sattler is a Registered Nurse with an MPH and DrPH from the John Hopkins School of Public Health. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.



Nyisha Green-Washington
Nyisha Green-Washington

BSPH

Nyisha (she/they) is currently the Senior Organizing Manager at Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, leading our Charting Paths to Prevention Project. This project is a CA based project gathering input from community members/leaders, researchers, policy experts, health practitioners about systemic and environmental issues in disproportionately impacted communities that increase their risk to Breast Cancer. They come to BCPP with several years of grassroots community organizing and activism in upstate NY and San Diego, CA advocating for many causes including human rights, environmental justice, and most recently reproductive justice. They’ve co-founded two grassroots community organizations with a focus on gender equality, sit on three non-profit organization board of directors, and own a small business as a certified full spectrum doula. Nyisha graduated from Stony Brook University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health

Mechelle Perea-Ryan
Mechelle Perea-Ryan

PhD, FNP-BC, RN-PBC, PHN

Mechelle Perea-Ryan is an Associate Professor at California State University, Stanislaus in the rural central valley of California. She received her BSN in 1992, her MSN from UCSF and Family Nurse Practitioner Certification from CCNE in 1997, and is completing her Public Health PhD from the University of California, Merced.

 

Her research interests include health disparities, especially for the Latino community and the integration of the social determinants of health into patient centered care. Her dissertation research focuses on ED utilization by infants and how mothers make decisions regarding care when their infant has a healthcare issue.



Marya Ziantnik
Marya Ziantnik

MD

Dr. Marya Zlatnik, MD, MMS, is Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences at UCSF, and a Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) specialist, with clinical expertise in complications of pregnancy and prenatal diagnosis. She has a long-standing interest in environmental toxins and climate change and their effect on pregnancy and reproduction. She is a member of UCSF’s Program in Reproductive Health and the Environment (PRHE), as well as the Associate Director of UCSF’s fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine. She is the Associate Director for Maternal Fetal Health and the Environment Program at UCSF’s Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (UCSF PEHSU). 

Dr. Zlatnik earned her medical degree at the University of Iowa. She completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology, a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine and a master’s program in medical science at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.



Janet Nudelman
Janet Nudelman

MPP

Janet draws on 30 years of experience working in the social change arena as a political organizer and lobbyist on women’s health issues to create and oversee BCPP’s cutting edge policy initiatives and market-based campaigns. Previously, she served as Political Director at Credo Mobile (formerly Working Assets) and Legislative Assistant for Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY). Janet has a M.A. in Public Policy from George Washington University.

Kathleen Wardell
Kathleen Wardell

RN

Sahar Nouredini
Sahar Nouredini

PhD, RN, CNS

Sahar Nourendini received her BSN from Sacramento State University in 2003, her MSN from the University of California in San Francisco in 2009, and her Ph.D. in occupational and environmental health nursing from the University of California San Francisco in 2015.

She is an Assistant Professor of Nursing and Community Health Nursing Coordinator and the Post-licensure Nursing Program Coordinator with California State University East Bay.

Her research and advocacy interest focus on addressing occupational and environmental health inequities as well as disaster preparedness and response.



Karen Duderstadt
Karen Duderstadt

PhD, RN, CPNP, FAAN

Karen Duderstadt is a retired Health Sciences Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), School of Nursing and Director of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Program.

Her clinical practice focused on the care of infants, children, and adolescents living in low-income families. Her doctoral work focused on the access to care for children and improved health outcomes for those children with access to care in public health insurance programs.

Dr. Duderstadt has published on a wide variety of child health policy topics including children’s health and children’s environmental health issues. She has also published a text on Pediatric Physical Examination which is used nationally in NP programs.



Lisa Hartmayer
Lisa Hartmayer

RN, NP, MSN

Lisa Hartmayer is a nurse practitioner who cares for patients while they’re in the hospital to have kidney or pancreas transplant surgery. She also cares for these patients if they need to be treated in the hospital for an infection or for rejection of their transplanted organ.

Hartmayer earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing at the University of Connecticut. At UCSF, she earned a master’s degree in nursing with a focus on environmental and occupational health. She is a certified clinical transplant nurse.

A flautist and tenor saxophonist, Hartmayer has a passion for jazz and funk.

Robin Cooper
Robin Cooper

MD

Robin Cooper, MD is a private practice psychiatrist in San Francisco, California where she has treated patients for 40 years. She is Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at University of California San Francisco, as voluntary faculty. Since completing her residency at University of California San Francisco in 1972, she has worn many different hats as educator, supervisor and mentor with psychiatric residents and medical students. Over the past 15 years, Dr. Cooper has focused most of her efforts on climate change with attention to both education and advocacy about the impacts on health and specifically mental health. She is co-founder and current president of Climate Psychiatry Alliance, a national group with current membership of over 1,000 psychiatrists and mental health professionals dedicated to understanding, educating, and advocating about the specific impacts of climate change on mental health. She has presented and taught in many academic and public forums, contributed to psychiatric professional organizations including American Psychiatric Association, American Academy of Community Psychiatry, Medical Societies Consortium on Climate and Health, and locally at UCSF Medical Center (UCSF) and participated in advocacy activities focused on impacts of climate change.

Kenna Lee
Kenna Lee

RN, MPH

Kenna Lee, RN, PHN, spent much of her life providing start- and end-of life care as a licensed midwife and hospice nurse, while working on climate issues as a citizen activist. She co-founded a local chapter of 350.org, did initial research on health topics for Project Drawdown, contributed content and instructional design input for the Yale online Planetary Health for Nurses course, and co-chairs her city’s Climate Action Committee.   

Kenna currently works in the CDPH Climate Change and Health Equity Branch providing technical assistance to local health jurisdictions (LHJs) and convening an LHJ climate and health community of practice. She completed (and highly recommends) the Yale School of Public Health Climate Change and Human Health Certificate program. She is currently completing her Master of Applied Science degree at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with a research focus on human rights-based family planning in displaced populations.

Brian White
Brian White

Brian was a member for OCAW/USW for 30 years and spent 30 years working with the molecular altering and distillation of Hydrocarbon chains in the creation of carbon based products. He has held positions of Local President and Vice President for 10 years and has served as Bargaining Committee Chair. Brian has led the refineries Union Safety program for 4 years and taught root cause investigations for 20 years. He also has served as Process trainer for 4 mini crude units, a Gas Recovery Unit, and a wastewater plant and wrote procedures for the operations of the Richmond Lube Oil Plant.

Day 1 Schedule

March 8th, 2024

8:00 – 9:00 am
Registration

 

9:00 – 9:10 am
Welcome

 

with Grace Kistner, MMHA, PgDip-c, BSBA, BSN-RN, CCRN, SSCLHPM

9:10 – 10:00 am
Climate Change

with Barbara Sattler, RN DrPH, FAAN 

USF 

10:00 – 11:00 am
Environmental Justice – Climate Equity

with Kenna Lee, RN, MPH 

CDPH Office of Climate Equity   

Brian White

Policy Director for Mayor Richmond

11:00 – 11:15 am
Break
11:15 – 12:00 PM
Children’s Environmental Health 

with Karen Duderstadt, PhD, RN, CPNP, FAAN 

UCSF Clinical Prof Emeritus

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Environment and Reproductive Risks  

with Marya Zlatnik, MD 

UCSF Program on Reproduction and the Environment

2:00 – 3:00 PM
Breast Cancer / Black Beauty Products

 

with Nyisha Green Washington, BSPH

Breast Cancer Prevention Partnership

Janet Nudelman, MPP

Breast Cancer Prevention Partnership

3:00 – 3:15 PM
Break

 

3:15 – 4:00 PM
Greening Hospitals

 

with Lisa Hartmayer, RN, NP, MSN 

UCSF

4:00 – 4:30 PM
Debrief and Introduce Saturday’s Agenda

 

4:30 PM
Close

 

Day 2 Schedule

March 9th, 2024

9:00 – 9:10 am
Welcome

 

with Anna Chico, MBAHM, BSN, RN, PHN, HNB-BC, Cartitas Coach

Stanford Health Care

9:10 – 10:00 am
Farmworkers Occupational and Environmental Health

with Mechelle Perea-Ryan, PhD, FNP-BC, RN-PBC, PHN

10:00 – 11:00 am
Preparing for Fire and Smoke – Practical Approaches

with Kathleen Wardell, RN,

NICU 

Barbara Sattler, RN, DrPH, FAAN 

USF

11:00 – 11:15 am
Break
11:15 – 12:00 PM
Climate, Mental Health and Disasters 

with Robin Cooper, MD 

UCSF 

Sahar Nouredini, RN, PhD, CNS

CalState East Bay

12:30 – 1:30 PM
Lunch
1:30 – 3:30 PM
Breakout Rooms

2 hour for breakout, then reconvene in main room

Breakout Room #1
Food & Agriculture (including Farmworkers)

 

with Mechelle Perea-Ryan, PhD, FNP-BC, RN-PBC, PHN 

Meghan Adelman, RN, BSN, MPH

Healthcare Without Harm expert invited – TBD

Breakout Room #2
Building Resilience and Preparing for Disasters (include mental health)

 

Sahar Nouredini, RN, PhD, CNS

CalState East Bay 

Robin Cooper, MD

UCSF

Heather Bollnger – invited 

San Francisco General Hospital

Breakout Room #3
Greening Healthcare / Waste / Chemical Exposures in Healthcare Work Settings

 

with Lisa Hartmayer, NP, MSN

UCSF

Anna Chico, MBAHM, BSN, RN, PHN, HNB-BC, Cartitas Coach

Stanford Health Care

Grace Kistner, MMHA, PgDip-c, BSBA, BSN-RN, CCRN, SSCLHPM

3:30 – 4:30 PM
New Roles for Health Professionals 

Mixed Group Discussions

4:30 PM
Close

 

Where It’s At

 McLaren Conference Center University of San Francisco 2130 Fulton Street

San Francisco, CA 20935

Get in Touch

Please feel free to reach out with any questions 

Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors for making this event FREE to attend