Session 1

Risks to Recreation

Integrating Children’s Exposure in Risk Assessment

Helena Solo-Gabriele

No Bio Delivered
Outbreaks Associated with Untreated Recreational Water — United States, 2009-2017

Michele Hlavsa

Michele Hlavsa is chief of the U.S. CDC's Healthy Swimming Program and the agency’s lead on the Model Aquatic Health Code. She collaborates with U.S. and non-U.S. public health authorities and the aquatics sector to develop evidence-based measures to prevent recreational water–associated illness and pool chemical injuries and has >90 scientific publications. She has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the College of New Jersey and a master’s in public health/epidemiology from Emory University. Michele was an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at CDC before joining the Healthy Swimming Program.
The One Health Harmful Algal Bloom System (OHHABS)

Virginia Roberts

No Bio Delivered
Canine Mortalities in Michigan, Water Exposure

Susan Peters

Dr. Susan Peters is a Waterborne Disease Epidemiologist with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. In this role, she is responsible for increasing agency capacity to respond to waterborne illnesses, including harmful algal blooms, through enhanced surveillance and reporting, increased education and outreach, and interagency collaboration with a variety of stakeholders. Dr. Peters received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University in 2006 and her Master in Public Health from the University of Minnesota in 2013.
National Aquatic Resource Surveys (NARS): Findings and Applications on Algal Toxins and Pathogens

Sarah Lehmann

Sarah Lehmann serves as Team Leader for the National Aquatic Resource Surveys in U.S. EPA’s Monitoring Branch. In this role, she provides leadership for each of the national surveys including lakes, rivers and streams, coastal waters, and wetlands. Prior to this, Sarah worked in EPA’s Region 5 office in Chicago as the Regional Monitoring Coordinator working states and tribes in the development and implementation of monitoring and assessment strategies.