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"The Impact of Lead Exposure on our Students" Conference Videos

05/24/2017

In November, Isles and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs held a first-of-its-kind conference on Lead and Education. Speakers explored the impact of lead exposure on a child’s developing brain, including lead’s relationship to behavior problems and test scores. Can schools, families, and communities mitigate these impacts? Check out videos from the conference below:

What Schools and Parents Can Do to Mitigate the Impact of Lead Exposure

Mary Jean Brown, Sc.D RN, Harvard School of Public Health, Former Chief, Lead Division, CDC
Vicki Sudhalter, Ph.D. Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities, Staten Island, NY

What Is the Impact of Lead Exposure To Students Brain and School Performance

Janet Currie, Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Director of the Center for Health and Well-Being
Ted Lidsky, Neuropsychologist
Jay Schneider, Professor, Departments of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology and Neurology, Thomas Jefferson University

The Impact of Lead Exposure on our Students What Can Schools do to Mitigate the Problem

Ralph Spezio, Ed.D., Executive Principal, (Ret.), Rochester City School District

Lead Related Education Law and Policy

Peter Chen, Staff Attorney, Advocates for Children of New Jersey
Jennifer Rosen Valverde, Clinical Professor of Law, Legal Director, H.E.A.L. Collaborative
David G Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center

On The Ground From Flint, MI How Are Educators Responding To The Lead Exposure Epidemic

Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD MPH FAAP, Director, Pediatric Public Health Initiative, Hurley Children’s Hospital at Hurley Medical Center, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and Human Development