About the Presenter:
Dr. Joseph G. Allen is an associate professor of exposure science at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and director of the Harvard Healthy Buildings program. One of the world’s leading experts on healthy buildings, Dr. Allen is a regular keynote speaker and advises Fortune 500 companies on the topic. He is the co-author of Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity. His work has been featured widely in the popular press, including the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, National Geographic, Time, NPR, USA Today, The Washington Post, Fortune and The New York Times. He has appeared on national TV (Meet the Press; CNN; Fox News). Dr. Allen is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology and an Associate Editor of the journal Indoor Air. He also serves as a member of the Lancet COVID-19 Commission. Professor Allen earned his Doctor of Science (DSc) and Master of Public Health (MPH) degrees from the Boston University School of Public Health, and a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Biology from Boston College. More information on his research can be found at www.ForHealth.org.
About the Moderator:
Dr. Christopher Zevitas is a senior environmental engineer with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center and has over 34 years of experience managing and directing comprehensive environmental assessment, mitigation, and restoration activities for projects of national significance. He has supported research for the National Academies in developing comprehensive guidance for mitigating infectious disease transmission at airports and on aircraft. Dr. Zevitas has conducted scientific research for the National Air Transportation Center for Research in the Intermodal Environment (RITE) and published peer-reviewed published papers assessing ventilation and other environmental conditions in the aircraft cabin. He chairs the Transportation Research Board’s Aviation Water Resources Subcommittee and actively serves on a number of expert advisory committees. He earned a Doctor of Science (ScD) in Environmental Health from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and a Master of Science (MS) in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Northeastern University. He has been serving as the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s state liaison to Connecticut for Long-term Economic Recovery and advising on Healthy Buildings strategies to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 since May 2020.