PFAS: Exposure Pathways and Potential Health Effects

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 12:00 PM until 1:00 PMEastern Standard Time UTC -05:00

Title:         PFAS: Exposure Pathways and Potential Health Effects
Date:        January 18, 2023
Time:       12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Speaker:  Dr. Erin Bell, PhD, University at Albany

How PFAS gets into our water, food, and consumer products, as well as findings from the NASEM report on potential health effects based on an extensive review of the literature will be discussed.
Erin Bell is a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Department of Environmental Health in the School of Public Health of the University at Albany. Her research studies focus on environmental exposures as they relate to reproductive, immune, and cancer outcomes. Dr. Bell is currently the co-principal investigator of two cohort studies: the Upstate KIDS study, which follows over 6,000 children to identify potential risk factors for developmental health effects and the Health Study of New York State Communities Exposed to PFAS Contaminated Drinking Water, funded by ATSDR as one of seven sites participating in the Multi-Site PFAS Health Study. She has served on several National Academies committees, including the Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides: Seventh, Eighth, and Tenth Biennial Updates. She was a co-author for the recent National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) report, Guidance on PFAS Exposure, Testing, and Clinical Follow-up (2022)


This series is based on Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) strategies. It is an innovative tele-mentoring program designed to create virtual communities of learners by bringing together healthcare providers and subject matter experts using videoconference technology, brief lecture presentations, and case-based learning, fostering an “all learn, all teach” approach.  

Participants are engaged in the bi-directional virtual knowledge network by sharing clinical challenges and learning from experts and peers.  

During an ECHO session, participants present real (anonymized) cases to the specialists—and each other—for discussion and recommendations. Participants learn from one another, as knowledge is tested and refined through a local lens.

Each participant will earn one CE for attending each session. There is no cost for participating in any of the sessions.


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