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Columbia University Superfund Research Program

Date:November 18, 2013 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Comer Building, 1st floor Conference Room
61 Route 9W, Palisades New York
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Meredith Golden by sending email to .

The Columbia University SuperResearch Fund presents, "Overcoming barriers to environmental health protective behavior: Examples from private well testing and treatment for arsenic in Maine" with Sara V. Flanagan, a researcher with the Columbia SRP Community Engagement Core (CEC). Ms. Flanagan works at Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and is a doctoral student at City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health. She has been collaborating with Dr. Yan Zheng, PI of the CU SRP CEC, to develop and apply innovative community participatory tools to target key behavioral factors so that the behavior of residents of Maine at risk from arsenic exposure can be understood and changed to improve health. Household surveys were sent to homeowners to determine relationship between well-testing and treatment rates and psychological factors favoring or hindering taking these actions. This seminar will explain in detail the tools used and the study findings.

If you are planning on driving to the Lamont campus for the seminar, please contact Jessica Levinson by email or call 845-365-8301 by Friday, November 15th. She will add your name to the seminar guest list and give this to Lamont's gatekeeper. Please mention that you are attending the Superfund seminar when you arrive at Lamont.

The Columbia Superfund Research Program Seminar Series is open to everyone interested in the topic.

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