Invited Talks and Webinars

Silent Spring Institute researchers often present their ongoing work during invited talks:

Helm, J. The Herstory of Reproductive Justice: Expanding our Social Justice CallingLocal Environmental Action Conference. March 3, 2018. Event
Dodson, R.E. Flame retardants on two college campuses: Impact of flammability standards on concentrations in residential dust and student blood. BFR 2016. May 5-6, 2016. Toronto, Canada.
Rudel, R. Environmental chemicals and breast cancer. Greater Boston Women of Color Environmental Health Conference. April 16, 2016. Cambridge, MA.
Dashko, M. The Convergence of Health and Sustainability: Silent Spring Institute's Healthy Green Campus Project. Massachusetts Sustainable Campuses Conference. April 15, 2016. Amherst, MA.
Helm, J. Inside Detox Me, a new mobile app from Silent Spring Institute. Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition. March 29, 2016. Webinar Recording
Schaider, L. Septic systems as sources of pharmaceuticals, fluorinated chemicals, and other emerging contaminants in private wells on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. CDC Private Well Community of Practice Webinar. March 16, 2016. Webinar Recording
Schaider, L. Fluorinated Chemicals in Consumer Products and Drinking Water: Health Concerns and Tips to Reduce Your Exposure. Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition. February 25, 2016. Webinar Recording
Brody, J. Reproductive Health and the Environment Symposium. Northeastern University. December 11, 2015. Boston, Massachusetts. Panel Discussion
Rudel, R., Kripke M.L., and Yaswen, P. Predicting Toxicity: Silent Spring Institute's High-throughput Screens for Chemicals Related to Breast Cancer. Collaborative on Health and the Environment. November 12, 2015. Presentation Slides
Brody, J. Environmental Chemicals and Breast Cancer: What do we know so far? Innovations in Cancer Prevention and Research Conference. Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. November 9-10, 2015. Austin, TX.
Brody, J. Is It Safe? Reporting Biomonitoring and Personal Exposure Results: Benefits, challenges, and new digital methods. ATSDR Topics in Environmental Exposure Investigation.  October 29, 2015. PDF icon Presentation Slides.pdf
Brody, J. After the Study: Roles and Responsibilities for Citizen Scientists/Researchers Once the Research Has Concluded.  Trans-NIH Workshop to Explore the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Citizen Science. January 13-14, 2015. National Institutes of Health. Agenda
Schaider, L. Organic Wastewater Contaminants in Public and Private Wells on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and the Role of Septic Systems.  30th Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water and Energy. Association for Environmental Health & Sciences Foundation. October 21, 2014. Amherst, MA. Event Program
Rudel, R. Toxicology for Breast Cancer Prevention. Risk Assessment Specialty Section (RASS) and Mixtures Specialty Section (MSS) Webinar. September 10, 2014. Presentation Slides
Rudel, R. How are the critical relationships between chemical bioavailability, activity, and adversity established within an AOP in a way that protects the most sensitive subpopulations? Adverse Outcome Pathways: From Research to Regulation. September 3-4, 2014, Bethesda, MD. Presentation
Dodson, RE. Campus-wide Planning and Target Setting Workgroup Panel. International Sustainable Campus Network's “Chemicals and Health on Campus” Annual Conference, June 1-4, 2014, Cambridge, MA.
Rudel, R.A., and M.R. Schwarzman. Breast Cancer and the Environment: The Growing Evidence. Breast Cancer Action Webinar. June, 2014. Webinar
Brody, JG. Benefits and Importance of Data-Sharing. Workshop on Principles and Best Practices for Sharing Data from Environmental Health Research, March 19, 2014, Washington, DC.
Rudel, RA. Chemicals Testing Workgroup Panel. California Breast Cancer Research Program’s “From Research to Action: Two Decades of Change” symposium, May 17-18, 2013, Costa Mesa, CA.
Schaider, L. Pharmaceuticals and Other Emerging Contaminants in Public and Private Drinking Water Wells on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Maine Water Conference, March 19, 2013, Augusta, ME. Abstract
Brody, JG. Survey Strategies for Assessing Environmental Exposures from Indoor Environments and Products. NCI Survey Workshop, February 25, 2013, Rockville, MD.
Rudel, RA. Chemicals and Breast Cancer: Building on National Initiatives for Chemical Safety Screening. Presented at EDF Chemical Testing in the 21st Century: Opportunities and Challenges meeting, January 23-25, 2013, Washington, DC.
Brody, JG. Community Based Participatory Research: Methods and Challenges for Investigators And Community Partners. Presented at Boston University, October 1, 2012, Boston, Massachusetts.
Brody, JG. Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, 50 Years Later: The Science and Policy of Environmental Toxics & Breast Cancer. Forum, Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, September 20, 2012, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Video of panel discussion
Brody, JG. Pesticides and Breast Cancer. National Pesticide Forum, Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, March 30-31, 2012, New Haven, Connecticut. Video of Presentation
Brody, JG. IRB Adventures in a Community-Based Environmental Exposure Study. NIEHS/OHRP South Atlantic National Research Conference, March 21, 2012, Raleigh, NC.
Brody, JG. Who’s Minding the Store? Suspect Chemicals in Everyday Products and Pollution. Looking Upstream for Environmental Links to Breast Cancer, Cincinnati Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP) and the Breast Cancer Registry of Greater Cincinnati, March 17, 2012, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Brody, JG. Data Sharing Dilemmas in Personal Exposure Studies. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, February 2012, North Carolina.
Schaider, L. Emerging Contaminants in Cape Cod Private Wells. Public meeting at Eastham Town Hall, November 2, 2011, Eastham, Massachusetts. PDF icon Slides
Brody, JG. Getting the Conversation Started: Prevention and Metastasis. Plenary session at NBCC’s 2011 Annual Advocacy Training Conference, April 30 - May 3 2011, Washington, DC.
Rudel, RA. "Is It Safe?": New Ethics for Reporting Personal Exposures to Environmental Chemicals. Presented at the Biomonitoring California Workshop: Understanding and Interpreting Biomonitoring Results, March 17, 2011, Oakland, California.
Rudel, RA., R. Dodson. SVOCs in indoor air, dust, and personal care products. Presented at the SVOCs in the Indoor Environment: Mechanistic Insights to Support Sustainable Product Design, Safe Use and Improved Public Health Workshop sponsored by the Indoor Air Institute, January 5-7, 2011, EPA, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
Schaider, L. Emerging Contaminants in Cape Cod Drinking Water. Presentation to the Massachusetts Water Resources Commission, September 16, 2010, Boston, Massachusetts. PDF icon Slides
Schaider, L. Wastewater and Emerging Contaminants of Concern. A community meeting co-sponsored by Silent Spring Institute, Cape & the Islands Group of the Sierra Club and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Falmouth, February 24, 2010, Falmouth, Massachusetts. PDF icon Slides
Brody, J.G., R. Morello-Frosch, P. Brown, R.A. Rudel, S. Dunagan. Is It Safe? Reporting Personal Exposures When Health Effects are Uncertain. Presented at the Keystone Science Lecture Series sponsored by the NIEHS Division of Extramural Research and Training (DERT), December 1, 2009, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
Rudel, RA. Key issues and data needs for considering mammary gland effects in chemical risk assessment. Presented at the Mammary Gland Evaluation and Risk Assessment Workshop, November 16-17, 2009, Oakland, California. PDF icon Slides
Schaider, L. Pharmaceuticals and Endocrine Disrupting Compounds in Cape Cod Surface Waters and Groundwater. Presented at the Massachusetts Environmental Trust's Conference on Massachusetts Water Resources, November 10, 2009, Worcester, Massachusetts.
Brody, JG. Everyday Exposures and Breast Cancer. Presented at the President’s Cancer Panel meeting on Environmental Factors in Cancer: Indoor/Outdoor Air Pollution and Water Contamination, December 4, 2008, Charleston, South Carolina. PDF icon Remarks
Attfield, KR. Breast cancer and the environment. Presented at the International Conference on Environment and Women’s Health, July 5–6, 2007, Seoul, South Korea.
Brody, JG. Environmental pollutants and breast cancer on Cape Cod and beyond. Presented at the Cancer and Environment Forum, Cornell University, May 11, 2007, Ithaca, New York.
Brody, JG, RA Rudel. Endocrine disruptors and breast cancer: The Cape Cod study and beyond. Presented at the Superfund Basic Research Program Seminar, Brown University, April 20, 2007, Providence, Rhode Island.
Brody, JG. Are chemicals changing our bodies? Presented at the interactive panel of the Ninth Annual Conference on Women’s Health and the Environment, sponsored by the Teresa and H. John Heinz III Foundation, October 24, 2005, Boston, Massachusetts.
Brody, JG. The prevention puzzle: A look at risk factors and risk reduction. Presented at the plenary session of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation’s Eighth Annual Mission Conference, June 6, 2005, Washington, DC.
Brody, JG, RA Rudel. Community-initiated breast cancer and environment studies and the Precautionary Principle. Presented to the Collaborative on Health and the Environment Cancer Working Group, June 1, 2005, national conference call.
Brody, JG. The promise of the future: The eighth annual survivors’ seminar and luncheon event. Presented at the Breast Cancer Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, October 12, 2002, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Brody, JG, RA Rudel. Environmental pollutants and breast cancer: using GIS and environmental sampling in the Cape Cod Breast Cancer and Environment Study. Presented at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences meeting, June 10, 2002, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
Brody, JG. Environmental pollutants and breast cancer: Using GIS and environmental sampling in epidemiologic studies. Presented at the National Cancer Institute Distinguished Scientist Lecture Series, February 8, 2002, Rockville, Maryland. PDF icon Abstract
Rudel, RA. 2002. Household exposure to hormonally active agents and animal mammary carcinogens in indoor air, dust, and residents’ urine on Cape Cod, MA. Invited talk sponsored by the EPA conference Risk Management for Endocrine Disrupting Compounds. Cincinnati, OH.