The Partnership for Urban Health Research presents its Annual Lecture on Monday, April 25th, 11 AM in Room 480 of the University Center.
Maureen Lichtveld, M.D., M.P.H., Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, will be speaking on “In the Eye of the Storm: Health Disparities, Environmental Health Threats and Disasters on the Gulf Coast”.
Dr. Lichtveld serves as an expert consultant to the Institute of Medicine and played a key role during the IOM workshops convened to assess the effects of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil spill disaster on human health. She chaired the human health workgroup of the National Science and Technology Council’s Joint Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology conference to address Oil/Dispersant impacts and mitigation on human health and socio‐economic systems focusing on exposure, community vulnerability and resilience.
The Georgia State University Library holds many titles relating to environmental health in the Gulf Coast.
- Barbeau DN, Grimsley LF, White LE, El-Dahr JM, Lichtveld M. Mold exposure and health effects following hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Annu Rev Public Health. 2010 Apr 21;31:165-78.
- Brunsma, DL. The sociology of Katrina: Perspectives on a modern catastrophe.
- Bullard, RD. Race, place, and environmental justice after Hurricane Katrina : struggles to reclaim, rebuild, and revitalize New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.
- Chamlee-Wright, E. The cultural and political economy of recovery: Social learning in a post-disaster environment.
- Gaillard, F. In the path of the storms: Bayou La Batre, Coden, and the Alabama coast.
- Goldstein BD, Osofsky HJ, Lichtveld MY. The Gulf oil spill. N Engl J Med. 2011 Apr 7;364(14):1334-48.
- Institute of Medicine (U.S.) Assessing the effects of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill on human health: A summary of the June 2010 workshop.
- Konrad, J. Fire on the horizon: The untold story of the Gulf oil disaster.
- Richardson, HW. Natural disaster analysis after hurricane Katrina: Risk assessment, economic impacts and social implications.