Partnerships – Environmental Health Tracking and Biomonitoring Advisory Panel

Environmental Health Tracking and Biomonitoring Advisory Panel

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) convenes an expert Advisory Panel that provides recommendations on environmental health tracking and biomonitoring priorities and activities. This panel was established by Minnesota state law. All meetings are open to the public for observation.

Upcoming Meeting

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Panel meetings are held from 1 to 4:00 p.m. at the Minnesota American Lung Association, 490 Concordia Avenue, St. Paul, MN, 55103, unless otherwise noted.

Previous Meetings: Materials and notes from previous meetings are available in the Meetings Archive.

Advisory Panel Members

Panel Member Employer Seat
Bruce Alexander, PhD Environmental Health Sciences Division, UMN School of Public Health At-large representative
Alan Bender, DVM, PhD Health Promotion and Chronic Disease, Minnesota Department of Health MDH appointee
Kristie Ellickson, PhD Environmental Analysis & Outcomes Division, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency MPCA appointee
Farihya Farah, MPH, CHE St. Mary's University of Minnesota At-large representative
Thomas Hawkinson, MS, CIH, CSP Wenck Associates Statewide business organization representative
Jill Heins Nesvold, MS American Lung Association of Minnesota Nongovernmental organization representative
Ruby Nguyen, PhD Epidemiology & Community Health Division UMN School of Public Health Scientist representative, University of Minnesota
Geary Olsen, DVM, PhD 3M Medical Department Statewide business organization representative
Cathy Villas-Horns, MS, PG Pesticide & Fertilizer Management Division Department of Agriculture MDA appointee
Eileen Weber, DNP, JD, PHN, RN University of Minnesota School of Nursing Nongovernmental organization representative
Lisa Yost, MPH, DABT Ramboll Environ At-large representative
VACANT   MN House of Representatives appointee
VACANT   MN Senate appointee

For more information, contact MN Biomonitoring