17th Annual CCTS Spring Conference: Climate and Health
The UK College of Public Health is a co-sponsor of the 2022 17th Annual CCTS Spring Conference: Climate and Health event on April 5th, 2022, from 8am to 5pm in the Gatton Student Center on campus.
Dr. Robert Bullard, Distinguished Professor, Urban Planning and Environmental Policy and Director, Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice at Texas Southern University, is this year's Distinguished Keynote Speaker.
Dr. Bullard is an educator, researcher, policy analyst, and award-winning author specializing in environmental justice, toxics, health disparities, racial equity, land use, transportation equity, climate justice, clean energy, food security, disasters and equitable recovery.
The 17th Annual CCTS Spring Conference is held in conjunction with the UK College of Public Health Research Day, which is part of the 2022 National Public Health Week (NPHW). The NPHW theme is “Public Health is Where You Are.”
In addition to the UK College of Public Health, co-sponsors include: Appalachian Center & Appalachian Studies, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for the Environment, Center for Health Equity Transformation, College of Nursing, College of Public Health, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Kentucky Geological Survey Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute, Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability & Environment, UK-CARES, UK Superfund Research Center, and UNITE RPA.
Dr. Erin N. Haynes, the Kurt W. Deuschle Professor of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health and Chair of the Departments of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health at the UK College of Public Health, is a conference co-chair of this year's event.
In addition, Dr. Haynes is the deputy director of the UK Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences (CARES) and an associate director of the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS). She is a community-engaged environmental health scientist with funding support from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.