Topic Committees

Building Healthy Communities — engages members who are interested in promoting healthy, equitable, sustainable, and resilient communities; and, supporting, protecting, and valuing the benefits of access to the natural environment for all.
Co-chairs: Leigh Anne Krometis & Myra Tetteh

Chemicals & Health (National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures) — engages members in activities to track progress on recommendations that came out of the National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures project.
Co-chairs: Trish Koman

Children's Environmental Health — increases awareness and promotes collaborative efforts aimed at reducing environmental risks to children’s health in areas where they live, learn, and play.
Co-chairs: Leyla McCurdy & Patricia Lasley

Climate Change & Health — connects professionals from diverse backgrounds, communicates climate change and health policy development, and supports climate change and health activities and policies aimed at effective preventive strategies.
Co-chairs: Tenaya Jackman & Charles Cange

Environmental Justice — works on environmental justice issues in underserved communities and organizes community outreach at the APHA Annual Meeting.
Co-chairs: Natalie Sampson & Charles Lee

Food & Environment is active at the intersection of environment and food/nutrition issues to protect public health by promoting and cultivating a safe, healthy, just, and sustainable food system. The Food and Environment Committee is a  joint committee with APHA's Food and Nutrition Section and is known as the Food and Environment Working Group. The Committee involves itself with local, state, and federal food and agriculture policy.
Co-chairs: Sarah Reinhardt, Danielle Ramos, & Carolyn Hricko

Long-term Impact of Natural Disasters — studies the consequences of natural disasters and advocates for those affected by these events.
Co-chair: Charles Cange

Noise & Health — raises awareness of and examines the intersection of noise and health.
Co-chairs: Lucy Weinstein 

Water & Health — works on collaborative efforts towards global water sustainability for better health.
Co-chairs: Azizur Molla & Asli Aslan 

General Committees

Program Planning — develops an exciting scientific program for the APHA Annual Meeting. Creates a call for abstracts, establishes a review committee, facilitates the review of full session proposals and individual abstracts, and organizes sessions representing the environment section's priorities.
Co-chairs: Natasha DeJarnett & Raquel Silva

Policy - organizes the Environment Section's policy initiatives and navigates the APHA policy proposal system.
Co-chair: Meghan McGinty

Awards - coordinates special recognition and awards from the section to deserving practitioners.
Co-chair: Megan Latshaw

Nominations — coordinates elections of Section Councilors and Governing Councilors.
Co-chair: Jyotsna Jagai

Communication — informs members about activities happening in the Environment Section.
Co-chair: Emily Marte

Membership — focused on membership recruitment and retention.
Co-chair: Yolanda Sanchez

Treasurer and Fundraiser — manages the Section's finances.
Co-chair: Leah Romeo

Student Involvement — this committee comprises faculty and staff of accredited schools and programs in public health as well as recent alumni and current students at the masters and doctoral levels. The committee coordinates student involvement in the Section and at the APHA Annual Meeting.
Co-chair: Myrelis Diaz Martinez, Helena Berlin


Liaison to Action Board — JR Denson

Liaison to Science Board — Paul Locke

Liaison to the Student Assembly —Myrelis Diaz Rodriguez