APRIL 9, 2020

UNC Charlotte

Center City

Clean Air Carolina’s annual NC BREATHE Conference provides an interactive forum for North Carolinians to share the latest research related to the impacts air pollution has on human health, the environment, and the economy, and to discuss the critical role policy making plays.

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Call for Posters

We are pleased to announce a Call for Posters on research presentations for the 2020 NC BREATHE Conference. The conference will focus on the theme of “Climate Crisis, Health and Equity in North Carolina.” It will feature research on the impacts of air quality and climate change on equity, health, economics, and the environment. From the submissions, three abstract authors will be selected to give a short lightning talk presentation about their poster and research following the lunch session. The deadline for abstract submission is midnight March 1, 2019. The conference will take place April 9, 2019, at UNC Charlotte Center City. For any abstract-related questions or comments, please email Rachel McIntosh-Kastrinsky at [email protected].

Registration will open on January 13, 2020. To stay informed, please sign up for email updates below.

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Viney Aneja, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept. of Marine, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

NC State University

Gerald Babao

Director of Operations

Clean Air Carolina

June Blotnick, M.Ed.

Executive Director

Clean Air Carolina

Candace Cahoon, B.S.A.S., R.R.T., R.C.P.

Program Coordinator/RT Case Manager

Vidant Health

Jamie Cole, J.D.

Policy Manager, Environmental Justice, Air & Materials

NC Conservation Network

Dan Costa, Sc.D.

National Program Director for Air, Climate & Energy (retired)

U.S. E.P.A.


Director for the Academy of Population Health Innovation, Professor

UNC Charlotte

Andrew Harver, Ph.D.

Professor of Public Health Sciences

UNC Charlotte

Beth Hassett-Sipple, M.S.P.H.

Science Associate, Air, Climate, & Energy Research Program

U.S. E.P.A.

Stephen Keener, M.D.

Public Health Consultant

Kelby Welsh


Duke University

Kim Lyerly, M.D.

George Barth Geller Professor in Cancer Research, Professor of Surgery

Duke University

Rachel McIntosh-Kastrinsky, M.S.P.H.

Manager, Medical Advocates for Healthy Air

Clean Air Carolina

Stan Meiburg, Ph.D.

Director, Graduate Programs in Sustainability

Wake Forest University

Bill Ross, Jr., J.D.


Brooks Pierce

Kerstan Ryan, M.N.L.M.

Development Manager

Clean Air Carolina