November 3: Pre-Webinar Training

The NIEHS Disaster Research Response (DR2) Program – Aubrey Miller, NIEHS

The National Response Framework – Katie Webster, NC Emergency Management

Engaging with Communities and Response Network in a Time of Disaster – Jil Christensen, Day One Relief

Integrating Equity: Considerations to Mitigate Public Health Crises in North Carolina – Courtney Peragallo, UNC Chapel Hill


Day 1: November 3
Plenaries: NC Disaster Response for historical disasters, with a focus on where community and research comes together

North Carolina’s Public Health Preparedness and Response System’s Organization, Doctrine, and Engagement Opportunities – Brian Combs, NC DHHS

Public Safety in Disasters – Katie Webster, NC Emergency Management

Panels: Sector Perspectives from Responders, Communities and Researchers 

My Five Greatest Challenges as Mayor – Rett Newton, Mayor of Beaufort NC

Lessons from the United Steelworkers – Ashlee Fitch, Tony Mazzochi Center

Community Mobilization and Engagement Training – M. Chris Herring, NCCU/SCC

Disaster Services for Immigrant and Farmworker Communities – Lariza Garzón, Episcopal Farmworker Ministry

Water Quality Disaster Research Response: Hurricane Florence in North Carolina – Lee Ferguson, Duke

The Role of a Research Toxicologist in Responding to Public Health Emergencies: An Example of PFAS – Jamie DeWitt, ECU


Lightning Talks (trainee presentations, tools or resources, research, organization overview, personal experiences, etc.)

NC Inclusive Disaster Recovery Network – Andrew Shoenig, Rural Forward

Private Well Lessons Learned After Hurricane Harvey – Kelsey Pieper, Northeastern University

Hurricane Matthew and North Carolina Private Well Testing – Wesley Hayes, Northeastern University

Providing High Quality Interdisciplinary Education and Training, Research, and Service in Occupational Safety and Health – John Staley, UNC Chapel Hill

Reference Value Arrays – George Woodall, US


The Hurricane Harvey Outreach Protection Plan Worker and Resident Survey – Brett Perkison, University of Texas

Systems for Engaging the Environmental Lab – Andrew Jones, Duke 


Faith Based Community Organizations in Preparing for Disaster – M. Chris Herring, NCCU/SCC

Organization Overview – Stephanie Johannes, NC Clinicians for Climate Action

NIEHS DR2: Developing Next Generation Research Tools – Richard Kwok, NIEHS


Day 2: November 4
North Carolina Case Studies with an environmental exposure showing breadth of disaster scenarios in the state, real-world experiences where there has been a benefit to first responder – community research partnerships (and to identify the real stumbling blocks)

Operations Risk Insights from Watson – Tom Ward, IBM

Post-Hurricane Well Water Contamination in NC Environmental Justice Communities – Andrew George, UNC Chapel Hill

Challenges in Community-University Bidirectional Communication for Disaster Response – Elizabeth Shapiro-Garza, Duke

PFAS and Your Immune System – Krystal Taylor, ECU