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GW Chosen to Host Prestigious National Conference in 2020

The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (GW Milken Institute SPH) will host the International Society of Exposure Science and the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISES-ISEE) conference in 2020. The event will bring together scientific experts and practitioners from academia, government, industry, and non-governmental organizations dedicated to the protection of health and environment.

Dr. Melissa Perry, a professor of environmental and occupational health, and Dr. Carlos Santos-Burgoa, a professor of global health, will co-host the conference along with Dr. Pauline Mendola, of the National Institutes of Health’s epidemiology branch.

Dr. Perry credits the ISES-ISEE’s decision to hold the conference at Milken Institute SPH to the school’s leadership in public health and its nationally recognized environmental, climate and sustainability programs.

“Many of Milken Institute SPH’s initiatives resonate strongly with the various domains of interest to environmental epidemiology and ISEE members,” Dr. Perry said.

Additionally, she points out, “the Washington, DC, metropolitan area is home to a wide range of epidemiologists working in academia, government and the private sector. The city is leading the country in a number of environmental and sustainability initiatives including climate resiliency and urban agriculture.”

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