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.
Health Impacts of Volcanic Emergencies - Tuesday, May 29, 2018
- List health hazards of volcanic emergencies
- Discuss toxicological hazards of volcanic emergencies
- Discuss personal protective measures
- Discuss patient assessment and management of related toxicological health complaints
Epidemiologist, Asthma and Community Health
Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice
National Center for Environmental Health | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Ziad Kazzi, MD
Born in 1975 and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, Dr. Kazzi trained in Emergency Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta (2000-03) where he served as a chief resident before completing a subspecialty fellowship in Medical Toxicology at Emory University, Georgia Poison Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. He is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology. Dr. Kazzi joined the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) between 2005 and 2008 where he served as a Medical Toxicologist for the Regional Poison Control Center in Birmingham and the Alabama Poison Center. Currently, he is an associate professor at the department of Emergency Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia as well as the director of the International Toxicology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at Emory University.
He is also the assistant medical director of the Georgia Poison Center and a medical toxicologist at the Radiation Studies Branch of the National Center for Environmental Health at the CDC where he participates in emergency preparedness and response activities in radiation.
As an emergency physician and toxicologist, Dr. Kazzi specializes in the recognition, triage, and management of poisonings and holds a deep interest in the areas of Radiation and International Toxicology. Over the past decade, he became involved in clinical toxicology activities globally that range from education to injury prevention and clinical consultation in the MENA region, Georgia and India. He holds an adjunct appointment at the American University of Beirut and directs its Clinical Toxicology services. He is an active and founding board member of the Middle East North Africa Clinical Toxicology Association and currently serves as its President. He is also a board member of the Medical Toxicology Foundation and the American College of Medical Toxicology in which he chairs the International Committee and the Clerkship Council on Medical Toxicology of the American College of Medical Toxicology.
John Balmes, MD
Dr. Balmes is Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Professor of Environmental Health Sciences in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. He is an Attending Physician in the UCSF Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. At UC Berkeley, he is the Director of the Northern California Center for Occupational and Environmental Health and the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program. Dr. Balmes has been studying the effects of occupational and environmental agents on respiratory, cardiovascular, and metabolic health for over 37 years. Recently, he has focused on the health effects of exposure to outdoor air pollution in the U.S. and household air pollution from domestic cooking with solid fuels in Guatemala and Malawi. He was appointed Physician Member of the California Air Resources Board in 2008.
Robert J. Geller, MD
Dr. Geller has served as the medical director of a poison center for more than 32 years, the last 29+ of which have been as Medical Director of the Georgia Poison Center. He has also been a member of the Southeast Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit since its inception in 2000, and has served as its Director for more than 10 years. His publications include a focus on triage after poisoning and disaster preparedness and mitigation. He is the lead author of the PEHSU/ AAP monograph on Safe Return Home after Environmental Disaster, as well as the author of more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications. He is board certified in Pediatrics, Medical Toxicology, and Clinical Informatics.
Fuyuen Y. Yip, PhD, MPH
CAPT Fuyuen Yip is the Acting Section Chief of the Environmental Public Health Tracking Program in the Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice, National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), CDC. The mission of the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program is to provide information from a nationwide network of integrated health and environmental data that drives actions to the improve health of communities. Prior to this position, she was the lead of the Air Pollution and Asthma Epidemiology Team in the Air Pollution Respiratory Health Branch, NCEH, CDC. She received her MPH from Yale University School of Public Health and PhD in environmental health science, with a focus on air pollution exposures, from the University Of Michigan School Of Public Health.
Kanta Sircar, MPH, PhD, PMP
Kanta Sircar is the team lead for the Epidemiology team in the Asthma and Community Health Branch at the National Center for Environmental Health. Her expertise includes air pollution, asthma, wildfire and carbon monoxide epidemiology. She has a PhD in epidemiology.