Nurturely Enviro-Natal Health Equity Symposium

Nurturely Enviro-Natal Health Equity Symposium

Science and stories at the intersection of climate justice and perinatal equity

Co-sponsored by the ASPIRE Center and the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families

Enviro-Natal Symposium Welcome

Emily Little, PhD, Founder and Director for Nurturely, welcomes guests to the Nurturely Enviro-Natal Health Equity Symposium: Science & Stories at the Intersection of Climate Justice and Perinatal Health

Ambient Heat Exposure and Adverse Birth Outcomes

Rupa Basu, PhD, MPH Chief of Air and Climate Epidemiology Section at the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) of the California EPA

The Air We Breathe and Reproductive Health

Sandie Ha, PhD, MPH, Environmental and Perinatal Epidemiologist, Department of Public Health, University of California, Merced

Uncovering the Intersection of Doulas and the Climate Crisis

Zainab Jah, MPH, Senior Research Analyst on the Research and Strategy Team at The Collaborative

Wombs and Wildfires Panel

Presentation by Skye Wheeler, Senior Researcher in the Human Rights Division, Human Rights Watch


  • Skye Wheeler (Human Rights Watch)
  • Rupa Basu, PhD, MPH (Chief of Air and Climate Epidemiology Section at OEHHA/Cal EPA)
  • Gabriela Esquivel (MPH graduate student at Oregon State University/Nurturely intern)
  • Jessalyn Ballerano (Nurturely Program Coordinator/Doula)