Biomonitoring California Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting, July 2021

Meeting Date & Time: Friday, July 16, 2021 - 10:00am to 4:30pm


Biomonitoring California
Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting
July 16, 2021: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

This meeting will be held by webinar; please join by 9:55 am.
To access the webinar, follow these instructions

All times shown below are approximate and subject to change.


Logistics (~9:55 am)
         Stephanie Jarmul, MPH, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)

Welcome (~10:00 am)
         Lauren Zeise, PhD, Director, OEHHA

Overview of the Meeting (~10:05 am)
        Meg Schwarzman, MD, MPH, Chair, Scientific Guidance Panel (SGP)

Program Update and Panel Input on Recommendations for the Seventh Report to the Legislature (~10:10 am)
        Presentation: Nerissa Wu, PhD, California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
        Panel Questions
        Public Comment
        Panel Discussion and Input
        Letter summarizing SGP recommendations for the Seventh Report to the Legislature 

AB 617 Biomonitoring Update (~11:00 am)
        Background document: Selected references related to AB 617 biomonitoring
        Presentation: Susan Hurley, MPH, OEHHA
        Panel Questions
        Public Comment
        Panel Discussion and Input

Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Biomarkers of Effect in Children in Fresno (~11:55 am)
        Presentation: John Balmes, MD, UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco
        Panel and Audience Questions

Lunch (~12:35 pm)

Challenges and Opportunities in Air Filtration Intervention Studies (~1:35 pm)
        Presentation: Ryan Allen, PhD, Simon Fraser University, Canada 
        Panel and Audience Questions

Biomarkers of Effect in Air Pollution Intervention Studies: Study Design Issues (~2:15 pm)
        Presentation: Maggie Clark, PhD, Colorado State University
        Panel and Audience Questions

Break (~2:55 pm)

Afternoon Discussion Session (~3:10 pm)
Using Biomarkers of Effect in Air Pollution Biomonitoring Studies – Issues in Study Design, Measurement, and Results Interpretation
        Introduction: Susan Hurley, MPH, OEHHA
        Discussion with Panel, Guest Speakers, and Audience

Open Public Comment (~4:15 pm)
        Submission from Dr. Ahimsa Porter Sumchai 

Wrap-up and Adjournment (~4:30 pm)


Webinar Instructions

This meeting will be held via GoToWebinar. Please be sure to join the webinar at least 5 minutes before the 10:00 am meeting start time. You can register as an attendee at this link:

To register, you will be required to provide a valid email address and a name. Note that you do not have to enter your actual name; for example, you could instead use initials. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

If you are a speaker or SGP member, please do not register using this link. You will receive your own link for joining the webinar.

Meeting Participation and Comment

The order of items on the agenda is subject to change at the discretion of the Chair.

Members of the public and representatives of organizations are invited to participate in the SGP meeting via the webinar. To ensure that the meeting proceeds on schedule and all commenters have the opportunity to speak, public comments may be subject to time limits. Comments on an agenda item can be submitted through the webinar platform during the meeting, or sent to

If you have written materials about an agenda item that you would like to submit, please send an electronic copy to Relevant materials will be distributed to the SGP.

Biomonitoring California complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by ensuring that the facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities, and by providing this notice and information in alternative formats when requested. If you have special accommodation or language needs, please contact the program by calling (916) 324-2829 or by sending an e-mail to TTY/TDD/Speech-to-Speech users may dial 7-1-1 for the California Relay Service. It is requested, but not required, that you contact us at least five days before the meeting so we can ensure that the necessary staff or equipment will be available for you at the meeting. 

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