A network of experts in reproductive and children’s environmental health

PEHSU Grand Rounds Webinar

This webinar is part of an ongoing series of educational presentations by experts on issues that focus on current and emerging aspects of pediatric and reproductive environmental health.

Public Health Detailing: A Capacity Building Tool in Disaster Recovery - July 17, 2019

These presentations focus on the impact of environmental exposures to chemicals on human health at the vulnerable stages of in utero and pediatric development. A number of topics will be included – all of them relevant to questions of exposure and health effects, with consideration of risk reduction. Speakers will include physicians and PhD subject matter experts, as well as individuals with expertise in areas such as home assessment, laboratory analysis, and risk communication.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this presentation, participants should be able to:
  • Describe public health detailing, its evidence base, and using this approach to address gaps in pediatric environmental health related to climate change and disaster recovery.
  • Articulate the ways in which public health detailing can be used as a means of capacity building.
  • Explain how relationship building can help make educational materials culturally relevant and strengthen local partnerships to address power dynamics with historically marginalized populations.

Presenters: Perry Sheffield, MD, MPH, FAAP; Frances Morales Ramos, MPH; and Teresa Herrera, MPH

Sheffield_Perry.jpgPerry Sheffield, MD, MPH, FAAP
Deputy Director
Region 2 PEHSU
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Dr. Perry Sheffield is a pediatrician and environmental health researcher. She is the Co-Director of the NYS Children’s Environmental Centers Network and also Deputy Director of the U.S. EPA Region 2 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit serving New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. She completed her fellowship in Pediatric Environmental Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City and her Pediatrics training at Johns Hopkins. She studies the health impacts and prevention strategies related to climate change and children.
Teresa_photo.jpgTeresa Herrera, MPH
Program Coordinator
Region 2 PEHSU
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Teresa Herrera works as a Program Coordinator with the Region 2 PEHSU. She manages and oversees the PEHSU’s public health detailing campaign and has worked in the field detailing health providers directly. Past experience includes working as a research fellow at the Institute of Public Health in Cuernvaca, Mexico. She received her BS in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from CU Boulder and completed her MPH at Mount Sinai. Teresa is committed to addressing environmental justice issues through her work and continues to stay engaged with local environmental health organizations in New York.

Frances_photo.JPGFrances Morales Ramos, MPH
Research Assistant
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Frances Morales Ramos is a Trainee in Dr. Luz Claudio’s Public Health and Environmental Health Training Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, working with Dr. Perry Sheffield and Teresa Herrera on the Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Island Hurricane Recovery Campaign. Frances graduated from the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus with an MPH and previously worked as a project coordinator for VOCES, Coalition of Vaccination of Puerto Rico (PR), raising awareness about the importance of vaccination in PR.  Her past experience with hurricane mitigation and preparation campaigns has enabled her to provide hands on experience regarding capacity building and sustainable methods for the initiative.   

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