What's Brewing in Environmental Health

A Science Cafe about Enviornmental Health Issues

What do current environmental issues mean to you?  Converse with environmental health researchers and scientists from The University of Arizona. Explore vital issues that affect our health and livelihood.  Visit information stations about current water issues and your health.  Learn from experts and discover ways to make a difference.


October 26, 2016 - 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

"Environmental Sustainability"


Featured Guest Speakers                            



Chester Phillips, ASUA Sustainability Coordinator, UA Compost Cats Project Director











September 7, 2016 - 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

"Zika Virus"


Featured Guest Speakers                            


Michael Riehle, Associate Professor,, Department of Entomology, University of Arizona


Kathleen Walker, Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Arizona












March 2, 2016 - 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

"What's in Your Water?"


Featured Guest Speakers


Mitch Basefsky, External 

Communications Representative Pima/Pinal Central Arizona Project (CAP)


Mitch is responsible for CAP's community, government and media relations programs in the two-county area.  His primary goals are to build awareness of CAP's stewardship of central Arizona's Colorado River water entitlement and help foster understanding of the importance of renewable water supplies to the state.




Raymond Runyan, PhD, Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine


Dr. Raymon Runyon is the chief investigator on the effects of Trichlorethylene (TCE) on the developing heart. TCE is a carcinogen and one of the most ubiquitous pollutants to drinking water in the Southwest. Dr. Runyon's research was the first to link TCE to heart birth defects in a human population.  





November 18, 2015 - 5:30-7:30 p.m.

"From Toilet to Tap"



Featured Guest Speakers


Jeff Prevatt, Program Manager - Pima County Wastewater Reclamation Department

Ann Marie Wolf, President of Sonora Environmental Research Institute















February 25, 2015 - 5:50-7:30 p.m.

"Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and Food Security"



Featured Guest Speakers




Doug Taren, PhD, College of Public Health


Rod Wing, PhD, School of Plant Sciences















October 22, 2014

“The Impact of Climate Change on You”




Featured Guest Speakers

Gregg Garfin PhD, Geosciences

Dr. Garfin is a leading expert on climate change in the Southwest, and effective delivery of science to decision makers.

“Climate Change in the Southwest”

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Heidi Brown PhD, Epidemiology

Dr. Brown is an epidemiologist with a research focus on the association between climate change and human health, and occurrence of disease.

“Climate Change and Health”

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