HAQAST Launch21

Join us for the first meeting of the newly launched HAQAST2021-2025 team!

The public portion of the meeting will be held on March 3, 12:00 – 3:00PM EST, and we warmly invite stakeholders large and small, both in the US and abroad.

Come learn about the work of our 14 PIs, make connections, and get ready for the upcoming Tiger Teams. What’s a Tiger Team? It’s a short term (1 year or less) project in which our PIs focus their amassed expertise in close collaboration on an air quality and public health issue that you, our stakeholders, identify. (For an idea of what projects our Tiger Teams have focused on in the past, visit this page.)

To register for the meeting, click here.

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Connection note for government employees (or anyone else having difficulty joining the meeting).

We are using Zoom for this meeting, and it has been our experience that Zoom and government-issued computers don’t always play well together. If you are having trouble connecting, here are a few workarounds:

  1. Have you used Zoom before? If not, you might want to download and install Zoom and then sign in to your account before joining the meeting. (Note: some organizations do not allow their employees to install Zoom on work computers. Check with your organization first before downloading.)
  2. Are you a Zoom regular but having trouble connecting? Make sure you are signed in.
  3. For those of you who cannot use Zoom on your employer-issued computer, try using a personal device if you have one.
  4. Finally, probably the easiest option is to join via your browser.
    • The easiest way to do this is to click on the invitation link that you received when you registered for the meeting.
      • When you click the link, a window will pop up asking if you want to open “zoom.us”–click “allow” and the meeting should open in your browser.



12:00 – 12:05 ET      Welcome

Tracey Holloway, NASA HAQAST Lead


12:05 – 12:15 ET      View from NASA: The Importance of Health and Air Quality Applications

John Haynes (NASA)


12:15 – 12:35 ET      Session 1: New Applications for Satellite Data

Tracey Holloway (UW-Madison, Team Lead)

Bryan Duncan (NASA Goddard)

Katherine Pruitt (American Lung Association)

Q & A

12:35 – 12:55 ET      Session 2: Satellite Data for Global Health

Susan Anenberg (George Washington University)

Randall Martin (Washington University)

Pallavi Pant (Health Effects Institute)

Q & A

12:55 – 1:15 ET      Session 3: Improved Evaluation of Fires and Impacts

Jingqiu Mao (University of Alaska, Fairbanks)

Amber Soja (National Institute of Aerospace Associates)

Speaker TBD Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation – Invitation accepted

Q & A

1:15 – 1:35 ET      Session 4: Satellite Data for New Decision – Support Applications

Pawan Gupta (Universities Space Research Association, Columbia University)

Daniel Tong (George Mason University)

State Department – Invitation pending

Q & A

1:35 – 1:55 ET      Session 5: New Data and Methods Across Scales

Yang Liu (Emory University)

Jeff Pierce (Colorado State University)

Amy Wickman (UNICEF)

Q & A

1:55 – 2:15 ET      Session 6: Health Impacts Beyond Air Quality

Qian Xiao (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)

Chris Uejio (Florida State University)

Megan Christenson (Wisconsin Department of Health Services)

Q & A

2:15 – 2:35 ET     Session 7: Supporting Air Quality Management

Arlene Fiore (Lamont-Doherty, Columbia University)

Ted Russell (Georgia Tech)

Barron Henderson (EPA)

Q & A

2:35 – 3:00 ET      Breakout Sessions

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Attendees share ideas for Tiger Teams and other next-phase research