HAQAST Update22 January 20-21

HAQAST Update22

At the beginning of 2021, NASA expanded the newest version of the Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences team to 14 members composed of air quality and public health scientists across the United States. We’ve started to collaborate with public stakeholders, who help guide our research, and also created new short-term, high-impact projects in small groups called Tiger Teams.

In this public HAQAST meeting, we will rekindle partnerships through two-way dialogue in which stakeholders share their research needs and priorities, and scientists share their resources, insights, and new discoveries.

Meeting Information      Agenda

Meeting Information

Our meeting took place January 20-21, 2022. This workshop aimed to bring HAQAST PIs and stakeholders/members of the public into close discussion.

In light of the increasing COVID-19 cases, concern from many stakeholders and speakers, and following the cancellation of the in-person AMS meeting, we have made the decision to cancel the in-person portion of the HAQAST meeting. All sessions will now be online. We apologize for the inconvenience, and appreciate your patience in navigating these strange times. We look forward to connecting online and hopefully in-person eventually!

Image Courtesy NASA

Meeting Agenda

Thursday, January 20 – Day 1 

Note: All times Central Standard Time

9:30 – 9:45 am CST Virtual Coffee Networking

Moderator:  Tracey Holloway and John Haynes

9:45 – 10:15 am CST  Session 1

Overview of NASA HAQAST

Tracey Holloway (HAQAST Team Leader, University of Wisconsin—Madison)
John Haynes (Program Manager for Health and Air Quality Applications)

10:15 – 10:40 am CST Virtual Coffee Networking

Moderator: Bryan Duncan (HAQAST Member, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

10: 45 – 12:00 CST Session 2

Each session will have four 10-minute talks followed by 35 minutes of discussion, and include one moderator to facilitate discussion. All in-person sessions will also be streamed online.

Session 2A – Satellite Data for Environmental Justice

Moderator: Pawan Gupta (HAQAST Member and Tiger Team Lead, Universities Space Research Association)

Panelists:
Qian Xiao (HAQAST Member and Tiger Team Lead, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)
Susan Anenberg (HAQAST Member and Tiger Team Lead, George Washington University)
Mindi DePaola and Grace Lewis (Environmental Defense Fund)
Barry Lefer (NASA)

Followed by a Q&A session

Session 2B – Wildfires, Smoke, and Exceptional Events

Moderator: Arlene Fiore (HAQAST Member, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Panelists:
Jingqiu Mao (HAQAST Member, University of Alaska, Fairbanks)
Jeff Pierce (HAQAST Member, Colorado State University)
Tom Moore (Western States Air Resources Council, Western Regional Air Partnership)
Sara Strachan (Idaho Department of Environmental Quality)

Followed by a Q&A session

12:00 – 2:00 pm CST Lunch Break

2:00 –  3:15 pm CST Session 3

Session 3A – Climate Change, Air Quality, and Health

Moderator: Jeff Pierce (HAQAST Member, Colorado State University)

Panelists:
Arlene Fiore (HAQAST Member, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Yang Liu (HAQAST Member, Emory University)
Leticia Nogueria (American Cancer Society)
Alberto Ayala (Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District)

Followed by a Q&A session

Session 3B – Health Disparities from Rural Agricultural and Prescription Burning and Urban PM sources

Moderator: Randall Martin (HAQAST Member, Washington University)

Panelists:
Sheryl Magzamen (HAQAST Tiger Team Lead, Colorado State University)
Amber Soja (HAQAST Member and Tiger Team Lead, National Institute of Aerospace, NASA LaRC)
Sina Hasheminassab (South Coast Air Quality Management District)
Jamie Butler-Dawson (Colorado School of Public Health)

Followed by a Q&A session

3:45 – 5:00 pm CST Session 4

Session 4A – Satellite-based NOx Emission Estimates Urban Planning

Moderator: Amber Soja (HAQAST Member and Tiger Team Lead, National Institute of Aerospace, NASA LaRC)

Panelists:
Daniel Goldberg (HAQAST Investigator and Tiger Team Lead, George Washington University)
James East (North Carolina State/EPA ORISE)
Alexandra Karambelas (Northeast States for Coordinated Air Quality Management/NESCAUM)
Tracey Holloway (HAQAST Member, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Followed by a Q&A session

Session 4B – Satellite Data for Disasters

Moderator: Yang Liu (HAQAST Member, Emory University)

Panelists:
Daniel Tong (HAQAST Member, George Mason University)
Chris Uejio (HAQAST Member, Florida State University)
Natalie Shepp (Pima County, Arizona)
Mary Uhl (Western States Air Resources Council)

Followed by a Q&A session

5:15 pm Flash Talks (5:15-6:15 pm CST)

Flash Talk Speakers:

Carl Malings (NASA/USRA)
Amit Raysoni (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley)
Huanxin (Jessie) Zhang (University of Iowa)
Yun (April) Hang (Emory University)
Alqamah Sayeed (USRA/ NASA-MSFC)
Diana Guzman Barraza (Carbon Limits, Consultant)
Lingzhi Jin (International Council on Clean Transportation)
Eric Choi (GHGSat Inc.)
Amrit Kumar (Amity University Haryana)
Priyanka deSouza (University of Colorado Denver)
Madankui Tao (Columbia University)

Friday, January 21 – Day 2

8:30 – 9:00 am CST Virtual Coffee Networking

9:00 – 10:15  am CST Session 5

Session 5A – Tracking COVID-19 Impacts on Air Quality

Moderator: Qian Xiao (HAQAST Member and Tiger Team Lead, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)

Panelists:
Randall Martin (HAQAST Member, Washington University)
Gaige Kerr (HAQAST Investigator, George Washington University)
Adeline Yerkes (National Association of Chronic Disease Directors)
Emily Hall (Texas Department of State Health Services)

Followed by a Q&A session

Session 5B – Satellite Data for Public Communication

Moderator: Ted Russell (HAQAST Member, Georgia Institute of Technology)

Panelists:
Pawan Gupta (HAQAST Member and Tiger Team Lead, Universities Space Research Association)
Maria Harris (Environmental Defense Fund)
Kelly Crawford (DC Department of Energy & Environment)
Stephanie Christel (Department of State)

Followed by a Q&A session

10:15 – 10:40 CST Virtual Coffee Networking

Moderator: Daniel Tong (HAQAST Member, George Mason University)

10:45 – 12:00 CST Session 6

Session 6A – Characterizing Local Scale Pollution Sources

Moderator: Susan Anenberg (HAQAST Member and Tiger Team Lead, George Washington University)

Panelists:
Ted Russell (HAQAST Member, Georgia Institute of Technology)
Byeong-Uk Kim (Georgia Environmental Protection Division)
Abbey Nastan (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Jay Baker (Western States Air Resources Council)

Followed by a Q&A session

Session 6B – Growing Access to Data Products for Health and AQ Applications

Moderator: Chris Uejio (HAQAST Member, Florida State University)

Panelists:
Kevin Cromar (HAQAST Investigator and Tiger Team Lead, New York University)
Bryan Duncan (HAQAST Member, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Jennifer Wei (Goddard Earth Science)
Sarah Johnson (New York City Department of Health)

Followed by a Q&A session

12:30 – 3:30 pm CST  HAQAST Team Meeting (HAQAST team members and investigators only)

Thursday, January 20


Session 1 – 9:30 AM CST

Overview of NASA HAQAST

Tracey Holloway (HAQAST Team Leader, University of Wisconsin—Madison)

John Haynes (Program Manager for Health and Air Quality Applications)


Session 2A – 10:15 AM CST

Satellite Data for Environmental Justice

Moderator: Pawan Gupta (HAQAST Member and Tiger Team Lead, Universities Space Research Association)

Panelists:
Qian Xiao (HAQAST Member and Tiger Team Lead, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)
Susan Anenberg (HAQAST Member and Tiger Team Lead, George Washington University)
Mindi DePaola and Grace Lewis (Environmental Defense Fund)
Barry Lefer (NASA)


Session 2B – 10:15 AM CST

Wildfires, Smoke, and Exceptional Events

Moderator: Arlene Fiore (HAQAST Member, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Panelists:
Jingqiu Mao (HAQAST Member, University of Alaska, Fairbanks)
Jeff Pierce (HAQAST Member, Colorado State University)
Tom Moore (Western States Air Resources Council, Western Regional Air Partnership)
Sara Strachan (Idaho Department of Environmental Quality)


Session 3A – 2 PM CST

Climate Change, Air Quality, and Health

Moderator: Jeff Pierce (HAQAST Member, Colorado State University)

Panelists:
Arlene Fiore (HAQAST Member, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Yang Liu (HAQAST Member, Emory University)
Leticia Nogueria (American Cancer Society)
Alberto Ayala (Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District)


Session 3B – 2 PM CST

Health Disparities from Rural Agricultural and Prescription Burning and Urban PM sources

Moderator: Randall Martin (HAQAST Member, Washington University)

Panelists:
Sheryl Magzamen (HAQAST Tiger Team Lead, Colorado State University)
Amber Soja (HAQAST Member and Tiger Team Lead, National Institute of Aerospace, NASA LaRC)
Sina Hasheminassab (South Coast Air Quality Management District)
Jamie Butler-Dawson (Colorado School of Public Health)


Session 4A – 3:45 PM CST

Satellite-based NOx Emission Estimates Urban Planning

Moderator: Amber Soja (HAQAST Member and Tiger Team Lead, National Institute of Aerospace, NASA LaRC)

Panelists:
Daniel Goldberg (HAQAST Investigator and Tiger Team Lead, George Washington University)
James East (North Carolina State/EPA ORISE)
Alexandra Karambelas (Northeast States for Coordinated Air Quality Management/NESCAUM)
Tracey Holloway (HAQAST Member, University of Wisconsin-Madison)


Session 4B – 3:45 PM CST

Satellite Data for Disasters

Moderator: Yang Liu (HAQAST Member, Emory University)

Panelists:
Daniel Tong (HAQAST Member, George Mason University)
Chris Uejio (HAQAST Member, Florida State University)
Natalie Shepp (Pima County, Arizona)
Mary Uhl (Western States Air Resources Council)


Flash Talks – 5:15 PM CST

Flash Talks

Flash Talk Speakers:

Carl Malings (NASA/USRA)
Amit Raysoni (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley)
Huanxin (Jessie) Zhang (University of Iowa)
Yun (April) Hang (Emory University)
Alqamah Sayeed (USRA/ NASA-MSFC)
Diana Guzman Barraza (Carbon Limits, Consultant)
Lingzhi Jin (International Council on Clean Transportation)
Eric Choi (GHGSat Inc.)
Amrit Kumar (Amity University Haryana)
Priyanka deSouza (University of Colorado Denver)
Madankui Tao (Columbia University)

Friday, January 21


Session 5A – 9 AM CST

Tracking COVID-19 Impacts on Air Quality

Moderator: Qian Xiao (HAQAST Member and Tiger Team Lead, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)

Panelists:
Randall Martin (HAQAST Member, Washington University)
Gaige Kerr (HAQAST Investigator, George Washington University)
Adeline Yerkes (National Association of Chronic Disease Directors)
Emily Hall (Texas Department of State Health Services)


Session 5B – 9 AM CST

Satellite Data for Public Communication

Moderator: Ted Russell (HAQAST Member, Georgia Institute of Technology)

Panelists:
Pawan Gupta (HAQAST Member and Tiger Team Lead, Universities Space Research Association)
Maria Harris (Environmental Defense Fund)
Kelly Crawford (DC Department of Energy & Environment)
Stephanie Christel (Department of State)


Session 6A – 10:45 AM CST

Characterizing Local Scale Pollution Sources

Moderator: Susan Anenberg (HAQAST Member and Tiger Team Lead, George Washington University)

Panelists:
Ted Russell (HAQAST Member, Georgia Institute of Technology)
Byeong-Uk Kim (Georgia Environmental Protection Division)
Abbey Nastan (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Jay Baker (Western States Air Resources Council)


Session 6B – 10:45 AM CST

Growing Access to Data Products for Health and AQ Applications

Moderator: Chris Uejio (HAQAST Member, Florida State University)

Panelists:
Kevin Cromar (HAQAST Investigator and Tiger Team Lead, New York University)
Bryan Duncan (HAQAST Member, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Jennifer Wei (Goddard Earth Science)
Sarah Johnson (New York City Department of Health)