Air Date: 9-17-2021|Episode 638
This week we welcome back Paula Schenck, MPH for a discussion about Health and Safety during the COVID Pandemic, risk communication plus a few other current events and topics that will be of great interest to our audience. Paula last joined us in 2016 when she was part of a panel we interviewed at the Maine IAQ Conference in Portland, Maine.
Paula Schenck, MPH is an environmental public health specialist working at UConn Health as a rehired, retiree. She provides guidance to physicians about environmental contributors to illness and also is an advisor to the Connecticut Small Business Development Center as what could be described as their COVID health and safety person where she guides small business advisors on appropriate procedures and responses to COVID issues.
Paula was part of a group that established the Center for Indoor Environments and Health at UCONN. She developed multiple initiatives directed at improving indoor environments in schools and offices. At the UCONN Occupational Medicine clinic, Paula continues to teach residents and is called upon to provide guidance on environmental and/or workplace interventions as part of patient treatment. In the past she taught environmental health at UCONN, instructed in the masters in public health program, was a seminar leader on asthma and environment and coordinated segments on occupational health in the medical school. She was instrumental in the development of the Mold and Moisture Guidance for Clinicians book in 2004.