SHLI Lunch & Learn

Taking Action:
Advancing Conversations On Climate Change, Environmental Justice and Health Equity

The Satcher Health Leadership Institute (SHLI) at Morehouse School of Medicine and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) have partnered to provide a bi-monthly lunch and learn series for legislators, policymakers, institutional leaders, and community advocates. This series will focus on addressing civic engagement, climate change policies, community mobilization, water quality, carbon emissions, energy and power conservation, and climate change effects on vulnerable communities through a policy and health equity lens.  


When: August 25, 2021 ~ 12:00 PM- 1:30 PM EST

Topic: Empowering HBCU’s and Vulnerable Communities to Lead Environmental Equity Actions

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Tentative Agenda

12:00-12:20 PM - Welcome and Introductions

Daniel E. Dawes, JD
Executive Director

Satcher Health Leadership Institute

Associate Professor

Morehouse School of Medicine


Maisha Standifer, PhD, MPH

Director, Health Policy

Satcher Health Leadership Institute

Morehouse School of Medicine


Carlton Waterhouse, JD, PhD

Deputy Assistant Administrator

Office of Land and Emergency Management

United States Environmental Protection Agency


Representative Mandisha A. Thomas

Georgia House of Representatives

65th District


12:20-1:20 PM - Round Table Discussions

Maisha Standifer, PhD, MPH (Moderating)


Na'Taki Osborne Jelks, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Environmental & Health Sciences

Spelman College


Fatemeh Shafiei, PhD

Associate Professor, Political Science

Director, Environmental & Health Sciences

Spelman College


Victor M. Ibeanusi, PhD, DHc


School of the Environment

Florida A&M University


Ethell Vereen, PhD

Assistant Professor


Morehouse College


Crystal M. James, JD, MPH

Head, Department of Graduate Public Health

Director, Graduate Public Health Program

Associate Professor of Graduate Public Health

College of Veterinary Medicine

Tuskegee University

1:20-1:25 PM - Question and Answers

1:25-1:30 PM - Closing Remarks

Maisha Standifer, PhD, MPH

Questions? Contact Jareese Stroud, MPH: