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
- Welcome and overview of biomonitoring in state public health practice [PDF: 32 pages/1.84 MB], Aggie Leitheiser, MPH, Assistant Commissioner, Health Protection Bureau, Minnesota Department of Health and Jean Johnson, PhD, Program Director, Environmental Health Tracking and Biomonitoring Program, Minnesota Department of Health.
Morning Panel: State experiences, successes and challenges
- Biomonitoring California, Overview and Highlights [PDF: 25 pages/1.64 MB], Michael J. DiBartolomeis, PhD, DABT, Lead, California Environmental Contaminant Biomonitoring Program and Chief, Exposure Assessment Section, California Department of Public Health
- State Biomonitoring: Minnesota's Experience [PDF: 26 pages/960 KB], Jessica Nelson, PhD, MPH, Program Coordinator, Biomonitoring Program, Minnesota Department of Health and Deanna Scher, PhD, Principal Investigator, GLRI Biomonitoring Study, Minnesota Department of Health
- Measuring Exposures to Environmental Chemicals in Washington State [PDF: 38 pages/1.62 MB], Reed Sorenson, MPH, CDC/SCTE Applied Epidemiology Fellow, Washington State Department of Health
- Biomonitoring Data from Statewide Health Surveys: New Avenues for EPHT Content [PDF: 17 pages/766 KB], Mark Werner, PhD, Chief, Health Hazard Evaluation Section, Bureau of Environmental and Occupational health, Wisconsin Division of Public Health
- Wisconsin Environmental Public Health Tracking and the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin: Statewide Biomonitoring [PDF: 22 pages/2.4 MB], Kristen Malecki, PhD, MPH, Associate Director, Survey of the Health of Wisconsin, university of Wisconsin, Madison
- Additional material: NYC Hanes 2013 flyer [PDF: 2 pages/320 KB].
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.