EOHS In the News & Media

Our faculty have been consulted as experts and are often featured in high-profile media outlets and Downstate press releases.

Emerging Issues: COVID

Dr. Lori Hoepner – Expert Interview with The Grist on COVID-19, August 7, 2020.

Dr. Lori Hoepner – Expert Statement with Greenpeace on COVID-19, July 28, 2020.

Dr. Lori Hoepner – Press Release from Greenpeace on COVID-19, June 22, 2020.

Dr. Laura Geer – Expert Interview with THE CITY newspaper on COVID-19, June 6, 2020.

Dr. Lori Hoepner – Expert Interview with HUFFINGTON POST on COVID-19, April 24, 2020.

Dr. Lori Hoepner – Expert Interview with NEWSY on COVID-19, February 27, 2020.

Additional Faculty Activities

Dr. Landsbergis - Presented "Labor Union’s Role in Reducing Occupational Health Inequities" at the Labor Unions’ Role in Protecting the Workforce During a Pandemic Conference. November 29, 2023

Dr. Landsbergis - Presented "Decent Work for Public Health" at a webinar that was part of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Total Worker Health Webinar Series. The webinar covered: 1) what decent work entails, 2) how it relates to occupational safety and health, and 3) The American Public Health Association Policy Statement on decent work. Presenters also discuss evidence-based strategies, challenges, and opportunities. November 15, 2023

Dr. Landsbergis – Presented “System-level trends in working conditions, and interventions to reduce socioeconomic health inequities” at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) conference on ‘The Role of Work in Health Disparities in the United States’ Bethesda, MD
September 29, 2020

Dr. Paul Landsbergis – Webinars

Dr. Lori Hoepner – Expert Interview with Time Magazine on BPA, December 9, 2019

Dr. Lori Hoepner – Gave Expert Testimony to New York City Council on Pesticide Use, September 26, 2017

Dr. Laura Geer – Study Showed Antimicrobial Products Can Do More Harm than Good, June 20, 2017

Dr. Lori Hoepner – Spoke about Her Research on BPA and Childhood Obesity at SUNY Downstate Health Center Interview Series, December 6, 2016

Dr. Paul Landsbergis – Research Detailed How Workplace Stress Contributes to Cardiovascular Disease. Study Authors Recommend Policies to Lessen Stressful Employment Conditions, September 15, 2016

Dr. Landsbergis – Helped develop a Website Designed to Educate the Public on Work Stress and Health, and Workplace Programs and Policies Designed to Improve Worker Health

APHA Annual Meeting & Expo

In November 2019, the EOHS faculty members, along with other SPH faculty and students, presented posters and conducted Learning Institute workshops at the prestigious American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo held in Philadelphia.

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EOHS Department Chair and Associate Professor, Laura Geer, PhD, MHS, presented a poster entitled, “Risk Factors for Prenatal Zika Virus Screening in an Urban Immigrant Cohort in Brooklyn, NY.”


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Associate Professor, Paul Landsbergis, PhD, MPH, EdD, presented a newly developed, evidence-based risk assessment for work organization hazards in a poster presentation entitled, “Creating a New Instrument for WorkOrganization Risk Assessment in the United States: The Healthy Work Survey (HWS) Project.”


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In addition, Assistant Professor, Lori Hoepner, DrPH, MPH, led a sold out APHA Learning Institute session entitled, “Public Health Big Data and Data Management for Beginners.” Asad Massan, EOHS DrPH Student was a teaching assistant for the Learning Institute. Dr. Hoepner also gave an oral presentation on the “Prenatal Bisphenol A Exposure in a Brooklyn Maternity Study”, which was co- authored with Dr. Geer.

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ISEE 28th Annual Conference - Rome, Italy

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ISEE poster

In September 2016, the EOHS faculty members, presented at the esteemed International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) Annual Conference held in Rome, Italy.

EOHS Department Chair and Associate Professor, Laura Geer, PhD, MHS, presented a poster entitled, “Association of Birth Outcomes with Fetal Exposure to Parabens, Triclosan, and Triclocarban in an Urban Immigrant Population.”

EOHS Assistant Professor, Lori Hoepner, DrPH, MPH co- chaired the session “Earth, Wind and Fire: Environmental Factors Related to Active Travel”.