Events Calendar

Past Events

  • Showcase of opportunity flier

    2021 Food Systems Change Fellowship Showcase of Opportunities

    Event Date: July 28th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Presenters: Lena Boswell, Marilyn Burns, Kellee Etheridge, Antunesia Harris, Michelle B. Jackson

    Moderator: Dr. Darcy Freedman, Director of Swetland Center for Environmental Health

    Reviewers: Adrienne Mundorf, Sisters of Charity Foundation; Colleen Walsh, Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition; Da'Juan Bringht, Bringht Line; Eric Fiala, KeyBank 

  • June Seminar: A Roundtable Discussion of Environmental Health Equity

    Event Date: June 22nd 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Panelists: Nicole Burt, Cleveland Museum of Natural History; Crystal Davis, Alliance for the Great Lakes; Heather Taylor-Miesle, Ohio Environmental Council

    Moderator: Dr. Darcy Freedman, Director: Swetland Center for Environmental Health 

    Topic: This discussion, featuring three members of the Swetland Center Advisory Council, will highlight the "hot issues" in environmental health equity both locally and statewide.  

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    May Seminar: Pipeline to Practice: Uncovering the Pathways to a Career in Environmental Health

    Event Date: May 25th 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Presenters: Samuel Boas, Carlos Lewis-Miller, Roberto Martinez, and David Ngendahimana

    Topic: Join current and past Environmental Health Research trainees of the Swetland Center as they discuss their journeys through their training experiences, current and future career goals, and how they harness their passion for the field of environmental health.

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    April Seminar: Social Determinants and the Opioid Epidemic in Ohio

    Event Date: April 27th 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Presenter: Dr. Elisabeth Root

  • Dr. Xiong (Bill) Yu

    Smart Materials for Healthy Building Environment

    Event Date: March 23rd 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Presenter: Dr. Xiong (Bill) Yu

  • Children with Masks in childcare

    COVID-19 and Child Care: Lessons Learned for Moving Forward

    Event Date: February 24th 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

    A joint virtual convening presented by the Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health & Schubert Center for Child Studies

    Join researchers from the Ohio COVID-19 Child Care Study as they discuss COVID-19 among staff and families affiliated with child care programs across the state and lessons learned for managing the impact moving forward. The virtual seminar will also highlight key voices with expertise in child health and wellbeing in addressing the value of child care and the importance of sustained investment.

  • Dr. Karen B. Mulloy, faculty at the Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health

    February Seminar: Development of Innovative Curriculum on Climate Change for first Year Medical Students.

    Event Date: February 23rd 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Presenter: Karen B. Mulloy, DO, MSCH Topic: Numerous medical and health associations, governmental and non-governmental agencies have noted the importance of preparing medical students and other health professionals to understand and learn how to address the effects of climate change on the health of individuals and communities. Dr. Mulloy will discuss the topic of innovative learning strategies introduced into the medical school curriculum, the results of the evaluation and how that will prepare future physicians and public health professionals to address how adaptation and mitigation strategies can reduce adverse health impacts of climate change.  Karen B. Mulloy, DO, MSCH is an Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Her research focuses on the development, evaluation and integration of environmental health sciences into the curriculum in graduate and post-graduate education with a focus on the links to environmental justice, social determinants of health and population health. 
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    January Seminar: Conceptualizing Social Determinants of Neighborhood Health through a Youth Lens

    Event Date: January 26th 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Presenter: Elizabeth Benninger, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University Topic: This presentation draws on social determinants of health literature to frame the ways in which youth (ages 14-17) experience historical disadvantage within the neighborhood and how this influences their health outcomes. Elizabeth Benninger reports on findings from a Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) case study with 14 African American youth in Cleveland, Ohio to argue that racial discrimination shapes the social determinants of health, which in turn, contributes towards disparities in child health outcomes across their life course. 
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    November Seminar: Creating a Menu of Actions for Community Driven Food Systems Change

    Event Date: November 17th 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Presenters: Member of the Modeling the Future of Food in Your Neighborhood Study Collaborative Topic: Gain insight from the Modeling the Future of Food in Your Neighborhood Study (foodNEST 2.0) team about the food system as it is and the food system we hope for. Identify tipping points for transforming the local food system in historically redlined neighborhoods to achieve justice. Explore opportunities for transforming the local food system through community-driven actions. Learn about a framework for communities to build solidarity around collective actions needed to achieve hopes for their food future.
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    October Seminar: Moving Upstream to Identify and Act on Environmental Drivers of Inequities in Child Asthma and Overall Child Health

    Event Date: October 27th 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Presenter: Andrew F. Beck, MD, MPH - Cincinnati Children’s & University of Cincinnati, Department of Pediatrics

    Topic: Learn more about the known and persistent equity gaps in child health outcomes, and how children’s hospitals (in partnership with patients, families, and communities) can help to narrow those gaps by improving outcomes in equitable ways. Also, get a peek at Cincinnati Children’s asthma improvement efforts and ways in which these efforts have extended to other conditions, including COVID-19, via the hospital’s Community Health Initiative.