Schedule

Tracks

🔵 Strengthening Public Health Legal Capacity

Law can be a powerful tool to protect the health of communities. Sessions in this track will help public health officials, attorneys, practitioners and advocates better understand how law can impact programs and initiatives, and how it relates to the work they do.
Topics explored in this track include preemption, emergency preparedness, executive decision making, public health authority, shared services, agency accreditation, and data sharing and privacy.

🔴 Improving Child and Adolescent Health

Many children and adolescents face barriers to good health which can impact them throughout their lifetimes. Effective laws and policies can strengthen programs to promote children’s well-being and ensure they get the best chance at health.
Topics explored in this track include access to care, adverse childhood experiences/trauma-informed care, obesity, vaping, health in schools, social and emotional learning, and injury prevention.

🟢 Building Healthy Environments and Climate Resiliency

Where we live impacts our health. Our environment can determine whether we have higher health risks from disease or injury. And for many communities, the effects of climate change exacerbate existing environmental health challenges.
Topics explored in this track include the built environment and safe neighborhoods, climate adaption solutions, environmental justice, toxicants, water quality, safe and healthy housing, and food systems.

🟠 Addressing Social and Structural Barriers to Health Equity

Discriminatory laws and policies create conditions that can lead to poor health for people of color, and low income, rural and marginalized communities. Public health plays a critical role in identifying the root causes of health inequity and finding effective solutions.
Topics in this track include Community Health Workers, marginalized communities, race and health, rural health, Medical-Legal Partnerships, immigration and health, and tribal health.

🟣 Health Policy Now

Actions by the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government determine the nature and direction of health policy, but changing social norms can also be a driver. Sessions in this track examine the biggest challenges to current health policy, as well as emerging issues.
Topics include the Affordable Care Act, cannabis, gun violence, reproductive health, mental health, opioids/harm reduction, and vaccination policy.

Monday, September 20, 2021
Pre-Conference Workshops

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.Harm Reduction in Public Health
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.Ethical Decision-Making in Public Health:
A Practical Approach
3:00 – 3:30 p.m.Break
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.Becoming Better Messengers

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

8:00 a.mConference Registration Opens
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Pre-Conference Workshops
Student Workshop
HELP US HELP YOU: What do you need to know about responding to violence in your communities?
12:00 – 1:45 p.m.Exhibits Open – Opening Celebration
Poster Session
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.Opening General Session
• Conference Welcome
Plenary
3:30 – 4:00 p.m.Networking Break
Poster Session
4:00 – 5:15 p.m.Concurrent Sessions 1
🔵 Structural Determinants and Racial Health Equity: Theory, Measurement, and Action
• Dayna Matthew, JD, PhD, Professor, University of Virginia
• Shivani Mantha, MPH, Real-Time Surveillance Epidemiologist, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
• Mary Crossley, JD, Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh

🔴 Sounding the Alarm: the Duty of a Public Health Official to Take a Politically Unpopular Stand
• Moderator: Robert Gatter, JD, Professor of Law, Saint Louis University
• Lance Gable, JD, MPH, Associate Professor of Law, Wayne State University Law School
• Peter Jacobson, JD, MPH, Professor Emeritus of Health Law and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health

🟢 Phasing out the sale of combustible tobacco
• Moderator: Joelle Lester, JD, Director of Commercial Tobacco Control Programs, Public Health Law Center
• Carol McGruder, Co-Chair, African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council
• Ruth Malone, RN, PhD, Professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California

🟠 Healthy School Start Times for Adolescents: A Public Health Law and Policy Intervention
• Moderator: Clark Lee, JD, MPH, CPH, Senior Law and Policy Analyst, University of Maryland
• Amy Wolfson, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Loyola University Maryland
• Terra Snider, PhD, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Start School Later, Inc./Healthy Hours

🟣 Preemption, Public Health & Health Equity: A Proposed Framework and Research Agenda
• Moderator, Benjamin Winig, JD, MPHA, Founder & Principal, ThinkForward Strategies
• Jennifer Karas Montez, PhD, Professor, Syracuse University
• Kim Haddow, Director, Local Solutions Support Center
• Derek Carr, JD, Senior Attorney, ChangeLab Solutions
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.Happy hour
Poster Session


Wednesday, September 22, 2021

7:30 a.mContinental Breakfast
Poster Session
8:00 – 9:10 a.m.Late-Breaking General Session
9:15 – 10:30 a.m.Concurrent Sessions 2
🔵 Applied Methods in Public Health Law to Advance Health Equity: Legal Epidemiology, Evaluation, and Policy Analysis
• Moderator: Samantha Weber, JD, Program Analyst | Contractor, Cherokee Nation Assurance, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
• Michael Pella, MPH, Evaluator | Contractor, Cherokee Nation Assurance, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
• Amanda Moreland, JD, MPH, Public Health Analyst | Contractor, Cherokee Nation Assurance, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

🔴 Building Resilient Food Systems in Local Communities: Lessons from the Ojibwe
• Brian Hutler, PhD, JD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University
• Philomena Kebec, JD, Policy Analyst, Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission
• Rob Croll, MELP, Policy Analyst/Climate Change Program Coordinator, Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission

🟢 Changing Legal Landscape of Vaccination Requirements
• Moderator: Leila Barraza, JD, MPH, Assistant Professor, University of Arizona; Consultant, Network for Public Health Law – Western Region
• Tom Merrill, JD, General Counsel the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (Retired)
• Ross Silverman, JD, MPH, Professor, Indiana University

🟠 Addressing Disrupters to Health and Education Outcomes: Multi-Disciplinary Interventions
• Moderator: Alexis Etow, JD, Senior Attorney, ChangeLab Solutions
• Thalia González, JD, Professor at Occidental College and Senior Scholar at Georgetown University Law Center
• Camila Cribb Fabersunne, MD, MPH, Clinical Instructor in Pediatrics, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
• Michelle LeVere, MSW, Clinical Instructor of Social Work/Director of Field Education, University of the District of Columbia

🟣 Legal Epidemiology: The State of Innovation
• Moderator: Scott Burris, JD, Professor of Law and the Director of the Center for Public Health Law Research
• Adam Lustig, MS, Manager, Promoting Health & Cost Control in States (PHACCS), Trust for America’s Health
• Patty Skuster, JD, MPP, Senior Legal Advisor, Ipas
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.Break
Poster Session
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Concurrent Sessions 3
🔵 Immigration Law and Public Health
• Moderator: Kathleen Hoke, JD, Director, Network for Public Health Law – Eastern Region
• Medha Makhlouf, JD, Assistant Professor of Law; Director, Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic, Penn State University, Dickinson Law
• Eunice Cho, JD, Senior Staff Attorney at the ACLU National Prison Project, American Civil Liberties Union
• Wendy Parmet, JD, Matthews University Distinguished Professor of Law and Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University

🔴 Building Community Resiliency in the Accelerating Climate Crisis
• Moderator: Jason Smith, MTS, JD, Associate Professor and Chair, California State University, East Bay
• Chandrakala Ganesh, PhD, Associate Professor, California State University, East Bay
• Michael Schmeltz, DrPH, Assistant Professor, California State University, East Bay

🟢 Harm Reduction Law and policy: Past, present, and future
• Moderator: Corey Davis, JD, MSPH, Director, Harm Reduction Legal Project; Deputy Director, Network for Public Health Law – Southeastern Region
• Sara Zeigler, MPA, Associate Director for Policy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
• Leo Beletsky, JD, MPH, Professor of Law and Health Sciences, Northeastern University
• Howard Schneiderman, JD, Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

🟠 Why Public Education is a Matter of Public Health
• Moderator: Kerri McGowan Lowrey, JD, MPH, Deputy Director and Director, Grants and Research, Network for Public Health Law Eastern Region
• Elliott Attisha, DO, FAAP, Chief Health Officer, Detroit Public School Community District
• Ayanna Jones-Lightsy, JD, Co-Director, Safe ad Stable Homes Project, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
• Alexandra Hess, JD, Law & Policy Analyst, Temple University Beasley School of Law

🟣 Empowering Public Health to Influence Federal Regulation
• Moderator: Desmond Jenson, JD, Lead Senior Staff Attorney for Federal Regulation, Public Health Law Center
• Pattricia Zettler, JD, Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University
• Amanda Karls, JD, Staff Attorney, Public Health Law Center
12:00 – 1:20 p.m.Lunch Keynote Session
1:30 – 2:45 p.m.Concurrent Sessions 4
🔵 Preventing Veteran Suicide through Community-Driven Initiatives
• Moderator: Megan Phillips, MS, Faculty Research Associate, Arizona State University
• Matthew Speer, MS, Faculty Research Associate, Arizona State University
• Swapna Reddy, JD, MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor, Arizona State University

🔴 Policy Approaches to Mitigate Health Risks due to Climate Change Influenced Extreme Weather
• Moderator: Betsy Lawton, JD, Senior Attorney, Network for Public Health Law – Northern Region Office
• David Harvey, PE, MPH, Bloomberg American Public Health Initiative Fellow, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
• Rachel Lookadoo, JD, Director of Legal and Public Health Preparedness, University of Nebraska Medical Center

🟢 Opportunities for Evidence-based Legal and Policy Strategies to Promote, Strengthen and Evaluate the Nation’s efforts to Improve Health and Well-being in the Coming Decade
• Moderator: Angela McGowan, JD, MPH, Director, Law and Health Policy Project Department of Health and Human Services
• Therese Richmond, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, Andrea B. Laporte Professor of Nursing, Associate Dean for Research & Innovation, Professor of Nursing in Surgery, University of Pennsylvania
• Megan Kelly, JD, MPH, Health Policy Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

🟠 Intersection of Injury Prevention, Law, and Emerging Social Policy Issues
• Moderator: Jon Vernick, JD, MPH, Professor and Deputy Chair for Finance & Administration, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
• Vanya Jones, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
• Johnathon Ehsani, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
• Molly Merrill-Francis, MPH, Doctoral Candidate, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

🟣 Revisiting Crisis Standards of Care: Law, Policy, and Ethics Implementation
• Moderator: James G. Hodge, Jr., JD, LLM, Director, Network for Public Health Law – Western Region Office; Professor, ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law; Member, NASEM CSC Committee
• Sarah Wetter, JD, MPH, Fellow, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University Law Center
• Dan Hanfling, MD, Vice President, Technical Staff, In-Q-Tel
2:45 – 3:00 p.m.Break
Poster Session
3:00 – 4:15 p.m.Concurrent Sessions 5
🔵 East Side Health and Well-being Collaborative Panel
• Moderator: Christina McCoy, MA, CCAP, Validated Quality Coach, Community Partnerships Manager, M Health Fairview
• Mathew Swinburne, JD, Associate Director, Network for Public Health Law – Eastern Region Office

🔴 Ubiquitous Externalities: the Environmental Injustice of Single-Use Plastic and Big Tobacco
• Moderator: Hudson Kingston, JD, LLM, Staff Attorney, Public Health Law Center
• Terry Rousey, Youth Tobacco Policy Specialist, Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment
• Angela Harren, JD, MPP, Senior Attorney, Director, Legal Innovation, Chesapeake Legal Alliance

🟢 Medicaid’s Potential and Limitations in Supporting Public Health Policies
• Craige Wilson, JD, MPA, Health Policy Director, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
• Nicolas Terry, LLM, Hall Render Professor of Law & Executive Director, Hall Center for Law and Health
• Russell McCord, JD, Public Health Analyst, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

🟠 Optimizing Newborn Health through Legal Partnering: Lessons from Los Angeles County
• Moderator: Jeannine Casselman, JD, Legal Advisor, MLPB
• Katrina Rayco, JD, Staff Attorney, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
• Leticia Sanchez, MPH, CHES, CLE, Senior Program Officer, Family Supports, First 5 LA

🟣 Promoting Data Sharing while Protecting Tribal Sovereignty: The Role of Law
• Moderator: Sallie Milam, JD, CIPP/G/US, Deputy Director, Network for Public Health Law – Mid-States Region Office
• Aila Hoss, JD, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Tulsa College of Law
• Ramona Antone-Nez, MPH, BSN, Epidemiologist and Director, Navajo Epidemiology Center
4:15 – 4:30 p.m.Break
Poster Session
4:30 – 5:45 p.m.Concurrent Sessions 6
🔵 Lawyers, health care providers, and advocates: Partnering to address barriers to health equity for survivors of sexual and domestic violence
• Moderator: Laura Graham, JD, Deputy Director, Community Legal Aid Society, Inc.
• Megan Bittinger, Medical Community Engagement, Medical Community Engagement Liaison, YWCA Delaware
• Erin Ridout, MSW, Domestic Violence & Community Health Program Manager, Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence

🔴 Understanding Evictions and the Impact on Public Health and Policy Development in the United States
• Xavier O’Connor, JD, Graduate Student, Temple University Beasley School of Law
• Joshua Waimberg, JD, Legal Training Manager, Center for Public Health Law Research
• Gregory Miao, JD, MS, Senior Attorney, ChangeLab Solutions

🟢 Legal Tools that Threaten Public Health Progress
• Moderator: Alexander McCourt, JD, PhD, MPH, Assistant Scientist, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
• Joanne Rosen, JD, MA, Senior Lecturer, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
• Paul Locke, MPH, JD, DrPH, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

🟠 A tale of two public health problems: protecting the public during the EVALI outbreak and youth vaping epidemic
• Kevin Schroth, JD, Associate Professor, Rutgers School of Public Health
• Michael Tynan, Public Health Analyst, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
• Jessica Grosz, JD, Staff Attorney, Public Health Law Center

🟣 Cross Sector Attorneys for Health: Cross-Cutting Expertise to Address Critical Public Health Issues
• Moderator: Leslie Zellers, JD, Consultant, Public Health Policy & Law
• Lindsay LaSalle, JD, Director, Public Health Law and Policy, Drug Policy Alliance
• Eric Gorovitz, JD, MPH, Principal, Adler & Colvin
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.Reception


Thursday, September 23, 2021

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.Poster Session
8:00 – 9:15 a.m.Breakfast Plenary Session
9:30 – 10:45 a.m.Concurrent Sessions 7
🔵 Holistic and Upstream—Opportunities and Challenges for Tribes Using Legal and Policy Tools to Support Health Across Indigenous Communities
• Carolyn Camplain, JD, Program Coordinator, PhD Student, Northern Arizona University
• Julie Ralston Aoki, JD, Director of Healthy Eating & Active Programs, Public Health Law Center
• Katherine Ginsbach, MS, JD, AmeriCorps MLP Attorney, Alaska Legal Service Corporation

🔴 Strategies for Increasing Health Equity While Addressing Climate Change Across Sectors and in the Built and Natural Environments
• Moderator: Jill Krueger, JD, Director, Network for Public Health Law – Northern Region Office
• Michelle LeVere, MSW, Clinical Instructor of Social Work/Director of Field Education, University of the District of Columbia
• Linda Helland, MPH, CPH, Climate Change & Health Equity Program Lead, California Department of Public Health

🟢 Health and Safety Warnings and the First Amendment
• Moderator: Derek Carr, JD, Senior Attorney, ChangeLab Solutions
• Flojaune Cofer, PhD, MPH, Senior Director of Policy, Public Health Advocates
• Joelle Lester, JD, Director of Commercial Tobacco Control Programs, Public Health Law Center
• Wendy Parmet, JD, Mathews Distinguished Professor of Law, Northeastern University

🟠 Improving the health of children through prevention policies
• Karisa Harland, MPH, PhD, Associate Research Scientist, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
• Swapna Reddy, JD, MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
• Elyse Grossman, PhD, JD, Policy Fellow, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

🟣 Advancing Public Health Law through Health Department Accreditation and the Essential Public Health Services Framework
• Moderator: Jessica Kronstadt, MPP, Director of Research and Evaluation, Public Health Accreditation Board
• Nicole Pettenati, MSLS, Research Analyst, Public Health Accreditation Board
• Matthew Penn, JD, MLIS, Director, Public Health Law Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
• Jessica Fisher, MCP, Chief Innovations Officer, Public Health National Center for Innovations at the Public Health Accreditation Board
10:45 – 11:00 a.m.Break
Poster Session
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.Concurrent Sessions 8
🔵 Government/Community Partnerships to Shape Public Health Policy to End the HIV Epidemic in New York
• Moderator: Adrian Guzman, JD, MPH, Director of Policy and External Affairs, Bureau of HIV, New York City Health Department
• Audrie King, MA, Policy Analyst, Bureau of Sexually Transmitted Infections, New York City Health Department
• Kimberleigh Smith, MPHA, Senior Director for Community Health Planning, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

🔴 Translating Public Health Insights into Policy Action
• Justin Gundlach, MSc, JD, Attorney, Institute for Policy Integrity at NYU School of Law
• Paul Billings, National Senior Vice President, Advocacy, American Lung Association
• Michele Okoh, JD, Senior Lecturing Fellow, Duke University School of Law

🟢 Marijuana Regulation and Social Equity
• Moderator, Mathew Swinburne, JD, Associate Director, Network for Public Health Law – Eastern Region Office
• Camille Gourdet, JD, MA, Research Public Health Analyst, RTI International
• William Tilburg, JD, MPH, Executive Director, Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission

🟠 Communities Share Cross-Sector Data to Improve Child and Adolescent Health
• Moderator: Peter Eckhart, MA, Co-Director of DASH, Illinois Public Health Institute
• Ben Donlon, Chief Analyics Officer, Metro United Way
• Kathleen Kelly, MPA, Founder, CEO, Lifting Up, LLC
• Kerri McGowan Lowrey, JD, MPH, Deputy Director and Director of Grants & Research, Network for Public Health Law – Eastern Region Office

🟣 Analyzing and Utilizing Powers to Remove Legal Barriers to Emergency Response
• Moderator: Gregory Sunshine, JD, Public Health Analyst, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
• Nancy Barrera, Esq., MPH, Senior Attorney, California Department of Public Health
• Michael Vincent, JD, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, State of Hawaii
12:30 p.m.Conference adjourns