COEH webinars take place on the first Wednesday of each month at 10:30am PST.  All webinars are approximately one hour in duration.


The goal of the COEH webinar series is to raise awareness about current issues of health and safety at work and to share updates on the latest research in occupational and environmental health within the community.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 10:30am to 11:30am

Title: Climate Change and Health

Speaker: Kent Pinkerton, PhD, Director of the Center for Health and the Environment, UC Davis


Changes in climate and increases in the frequency of extreme climate events are predicted to adversely affect human health in a variety of ways. In this webinar Dr. Kent Pinkerton, Director of the Center for Health and the Environment at UC Davis, will provide an overview of the public health effects of climate change.



On completion of this webinar participants will be able to:


  • Outline the evidence for climate effects that can impact human health
  • Identify specific health issues associated with climate change
  • Distinguish specific respiratory problems likely to increase as climate change occurs



Dr. Kent Pinkerton is Director, Center for Health and the Environment and Professor, in the Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine and Professor, Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis. Dr. Pinkerton studies the health effects of environmental air pollutants on lung structure and function and the interaction of gases and airborne particles within specific sites and cell populations of the lungs in acute and chronic lung injury. He also researches the effects of environmental tobacco smoke on lung growth and development.


Dr. Pinkerton serves as the Associate Director for the Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, where he researches climate change impacts on agricultural health and safety. He has co-chaired symposiums on Climate Change and Global Public Health for the American and Turkish Thoracic Societies and is co-editor of the book, Global Climate Change and Public Health published in 2014. He is Visiting Professor at Nanjing Medical University in Nanjing, China and Shandong University in Jinan, China respectively. He completed his Ph.D. degree in Pathology at Duke University.

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2017 Webinar Schedule



Carisa Harris-Adamson,



Kent Pinkerton, PhD

Climate Change and Health



Ed Yelin, PhD, MCP 
Cristina Banks, PhD

Health and Employment: Macro Context and Micro Initiatives

James Craner, MD, MPH



Prevention of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss – Solving the Unfulfilled Promise of Audiometric Data Analysis



Kristie Sullivan, MPH

Non-Animal Occupational Toxicology Testing Technology and Policy



No Webinar Scheduled





Jessica Drew de Paz, PsyD

Mindfulness: Promoting Health & Safety by Being in the Moment

Webinars are available for Continuing Education credits


CE requires additional registration to complete payment and evaluation to receive credit. The cost for CE credit is $30 per webinar.


Live Webinars


After you sign up for the free webinar through our provider ReadyTalk, click on the blue Register button to sign up for CE at the COEH-CE registration page.


You will need to remember your user name (email address) and password to return to COEH-CE after the webinar and complete the evaluation. Your certificate of completion will be e-mailed to you.


If you did not sign up for CE in advance after listening to the live webinar, you can click on the blue Register button and follow the instructions below to pay and to complete the evaluation.


Recorded Webinars


Follow these instructions to access the webinar recordings and to claim CE credit:


  1. Click on the blue Register button under your webinar selection. You will be directed to the COEH-CE registration website.
  2. Click on your chosen webinar course, to register for CE credit for the webinar.
    1. If you are a first-time user to COEH-CE, you will need to create a user account before registering for this training.
    2. If you are a repeat user to COEH-CE, enter in your user name (email address) and password.


You will be emailed a link to the recorded webinar after you are registered for this class. Please complete the evaluation included in the email you will receive.


A certificate of completion will be e-mailed to you (please ensure at time of registration that your email address is current).




ABIH – 1.0 contact hour per session. Please check ABIH website for more information

BRN - 1.0 Contact Hour, California Board of Registered Nurses per presentation.