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The New York State (NYS) Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) program was established in 2003. This presentation will provide an overview of the development and implementation of the EPHT program in NYS and its current status. In addition, there will be discussion of how the NYS EPHT program has enhanced environmental health surveillance in NYS, including several specific examples, and briefly outline the future direction of the program.
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Presenter: Neil Muscatiello
Neil Muscatiello holds a master of science in epidemiology from the University at Albany School of Public Health, where he is also currently completing his doctorate in epidemiology. Since 2002, Neil has worked in the NYS Department of Health, Center for Environmental Health. Since 2014, he has been program manager of the NYS EPHT program but has been involved in day-to-day implementation of the program since 2005. In addition to these responsibilities, Neil works on a number of studies related to indoor air and school environmental health and assists in NYS Department of Health emergency preparedness and response activities.
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