State Biomonitoring Summit 2013

The State Biomonitoring Summit 2013 attracted nearly 100 public health professionals from all over North America to share accomplishments and envision the future of biomonitoring practice as an important public health tool. Below is an outline of the day and, where available, links to presentations.

More information is available in the State Biomonitoring Summit 2013 Summary Report [PDF: 20 pages/607 KB].

Welcome and Summit Overview

Morning Panel: State experiences, successes and challenges

Afternoon Panel: Perspectives on the future of biomonitoring in public health practice in Minnesota

  • Bruce Alexander, PhD, Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Minnesota
  • Timothy O'Brien, PhD, Director of Product Safety and Compliance, Corporate Toxicologist, Ecolab
  • Senator Katie Sieben, MPA, Minnesota State Senator, District 54
  • Allison Wolf, JK, Legislative Director, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
  • Lowell Johnson, MA, Director, Department of Public Health and Environment, Washington County

Roundtable Discussions. Summit attendees discussed the following questions:

  • Where do you see opportunities for biomonitoring to have a positive impact on public health? What would you like to see happen in Minnesota? (This could be based on what you heard in the morning presentations, or what you think could be done in the future.)
  • What is needed to sustain a state biomonitoring program that can support these positive impacts? (such as program structure, funding, partnerships or other resources)

For more information about biomonitoring, please see the Minnesota Biomonitoring: Chemicals in People. The State Biomonitoring Summit 2013 is brought to you by the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Tracking Program, with the gracious support of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation.

Updated Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 02:30PM