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HAQAST Wisconsin

As we transition to the second year of research, the NASA Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team continues to develop connections between public stakeholders across the United States. Each of the 14 PIs have contributed to unique Tiger Teams and are beginning to yield the fruitful results of strong collaboration.

In this public HAQAST meeting, we will introduce new discoveries throughout the past two years that have resulted from two-way dialogue between scientists and stakeholders, as well as continue progressing towards our future goals.

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Meeting Information

Our meeting will take place October 20-21, 2022, at the Pyle Center in Madison, Wisconsin, where our local HAQAST member and HAQAST Team Lead, Tracey Holloway of University of Wisconsin – Madison, welcomes us. This meeting will bring HAQAST PIs, researchers, and stakeholders, and members of the public into close discussion.

This meeting will be available in a hybrid format. Some sessions will be primarily in-person, but all participants, both in-person and online attendees will be able to access the sessions. Registrants can choose to attend the meeting in Wisconsin or online using Zoom. Use this link to register here.

Hotel

Attendees can book rooms at the Best Western InnTower (2424 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin) with this booking link or call the hotel directly at 608-233-8778. The cutoff date for booking a room with the group block is Thursday, September 22nd.

Pyle Center (via UW-Madison)

Agenda available for download here or see below:

Agenda

Meeting Agenda

Day 1, Thursday, October 20th


8:30 – 9:00 CST Coffee and Networking

9:00 – 9:30 CST Session 1A: Overview of NASA HAQAST

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

            Opening Remarks

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

            NASA Applied Sciences Perspective: Health and Air Quality

Followed by Q&A

9:30 – 10:30 CST Session 1B

Advancing Clean Air and Public Health with Satellite Data and Research: a HAQAST / NACAA Conversation (Crossover with the National Association of Clean Air Agencies)

Moderator: Miles Keogh (Crossover with the National Association of Clean Air Agencies)

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

Arlene Fiore (HAQAST, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Bryan Duncan (HAQAST, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

            Kelly Crawford (DC Department of Energy and Environment)

Sam Rubens (Akron Regional Air Quality Management District)

10:30 – 10:45 CST Networking Break

10:45 – 12:00 CST Session 2A and 2B

Session 2A – Extreme Heat and Health Impacts 

Moderator: Susan Anenberg (HAQAST†,‡, George Washington University)

Chris Uejio (HAQAST, Florida State University)

Elaina Andreychak and Maggie Thelen (Wisconsin Department of Health Services)

Vijay Limaye (Natural Resources Defense Council)

Leticia Nogueira (American Cancer Society)

             

Session 2B – Unusual Air Quality – What counts as an “Exceptional Event?”

Moderator: Angie Dickens (Lake Michigan Air Directors Consortium)

Arlene Fiore (HAQAST, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Jay Baker (Western States Air Resources Council)

Michael Geigert (Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection)

12:00 – 2:00 CST Lunch Break

2:00 – 3:15 CST Session 3A and 3B

Session 3A – Community Partnerships for Climate and Health   

Moderator: Yang Liu (HAQAST, Emory University)

Sheryl Magzamen (HAQASTColorado State University)

Shaneeta Johnson (Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine)

Qian Xiao (HAQAST†,‡, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)

Mitra Kashani (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Session 3B – Comparing Air Quality Data from Satellite, Monitors, and Models

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

Ted Russell (HAQAST, Georgia Institute of Technology)

Alex Karembelas (Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management)

Doug Boyer (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality)

Randall Martin (HAQAST, Washington University)

3:30 – 4:45  Session 4A and 4B       

Session 4A – Dust and Fire Emissions

Moderator: Daniel Tong (HAQAST, George Mason University)

Emily Gargulinski (National Institute of Aerospace)

Amit Raysoni (University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley)

Natalie Shepp (Pima County)

Eric Stevens (National Park Service)

Session 4B – Quantifying Energy Use and Emissions

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

Daniel Goldberg (HAQAST, George Washington University)

Monica Harkey (University of Wisconsin—Madison)

Jeff Jaeckels (Madison Gas and Electric)

Eric Choi (GHGsat)

Vikram Ravi (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

5:00 – 6:30 Poster Session

Day 2, Friday, October 21st


8:30 – 9:30 CST Coffee and Networking

9:30 – 10:45 CST Session 5A and 5B

Session 5A – Data to Support Environmental Justice

Moderator: Qian Xiao (HAQAST†,‡, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)

Gaige Kerr and Susan Anenberg (HAQAST†,‡, George Washington University)

Chris Tessum (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Daniel Tong (HAQAST, George Mason University)

Langston Verdin (BreatheSMART Wisconsin)

Session 5B – Health, Smoke, and Wildfires

Moderator: Chris Uejio (HAQAST, Florida State University)

Yang Liu (HAQAST, Emory University)

Jingqiu Mao (HAQAST, University of Alaska, Fairbanks)

Amirhosein Mousavi (IQAir)

Mary Uhl (Western States Air Resources Council)

10:45 – 11:00 CST Break

11:00 – 12:15 CST Session 6A and 6B

Session 6A – City Scale Air Pollution

Moderator: Daniel Goldberg (HAQAST, George Washington University)

Bryan Duncan (HAQAST, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

Pawan Gupta (HAQAST†,‡, Universities Space Research Association)

Pallavi Pant (Health Effects Institute)

Mindi DePaola (Environmental Defense Fund)

Session 6B – Air Quality in Rural Areas

Moderator: Randall Martin (HAQAST, Washington University)   

Amber Soja (HAQAST†,‡, National Institute of Aerospace, NASA Langley Research Center)

Byeong-Uk Kim (Georgia Environmental Protection Division)

Olivia Sablan (Colorado State University)

Libby Mohr (Environmental Defense Fund)

End of Public Meeting

12:30  – 3:30  CST HAQAST Team Meeting 

HAQAST team members and investigators

Travel Funding

If you are interested in being considered for travel funds from NASA to attend the meeting in-person, please sign up on this short application. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Travel Funding Application