ACC CCPD: Discussion with Dr. Joseph Allen, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health on Healthy Buildings
Dr. Joseph Allen, Associate Professor of Exposure Assessment Science at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Director, Healthy Buildings Program (ForHealth.org)
Deputy Director, Harvard Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety & Health
Dr. Joseph Allen has written and lectured on many aspects of healthy buildings and his expertise has been sought after since the start of the SARS-CoV-2 virus pandemic. He has been interviewed on various network and cable news programs. Dr. Allen directs the Healthy Buildings program at Harvard's TH Chan School of Public Health. He is a certified industrial hygienist which means he anticipates, recognizes and controls hazards in the workplace. He serves on the Lancet Commission on COVID-19 and is director of the Task Force on Workplace, School and Travel Safety. Outside of Harvard and before joining Harvard, Dr. Allen led forensic investigations of sick buildings for over a decade. He still consults with and advises companies and organizations across the spectrum of the U.S. economy, from finance and biotech to K-12 schools, universities, health care facilities, community childcare services, homeless shelters, police departments. He is a special advisor to the Massachusetts Supreme Court of reopening jury trials.
Dr. Allen has developed guidelines and advisories for reopening school buildings and other community facilities. He was at the forefront of the research regarding the SARS-CoV-2 virus airborne transmission and with that knowledge and research, has practical advice to share and will also answer specific questions of attendees.
This webinar is open to members of the greater URJ family as well as our other partner organizations and is presented by the ACC's Committee for Continuing Professional Development. The webinar will be recorded and posted on the ACC's Vimeo page.