Unraveling Infectious Disease Transmission in the Built Environment

About This Session

In the second of our four-part CLEAN Lessons Learned series dedicated to indoor air quality (IAQ) and its impact on infectious disease transmission in the built environment,  we are shifting our focus to a topic of utmost importance: understanding the presence, risks, and ways to mitigate the spread of infectious disease in indoor spaces. 

This session, sponsored by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), is designed to bridge the gap between knowledge and practical application, ensuring that individuals are not only aware of potential threats in their environments but also equipped with strategies to address these challenges effectively.

Together, we will delve into infectious disease transmission in various built environments, comprehensively analyze potential hazards associated with these diseases, and provide you with practical information to protect themselves and their communities in various settings. 

Joining the conversation, we'll have expert panelists who bring their wealth of knowledge on air quality, bioengineering, microbiology, and occupational hygiene, representing organizations such as the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the National Strategic Research Institute at the University of Nebraska (NSRI), the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Biosafety International, and McGill University.  

Confirmed Experts

Bill Lindsley, Ph.D

Bill Lindsley, Ph.D.

Research Biomedical Engineer at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)


Brett Cole

Managing Director and Chief Occupational Hygienist at Biosafety International


Joshua Santarpia, Ph.D.

Science and Technology Advisor for the National Strategic Research Institute at the University of Nebraska & Associate Professor of Microbiology and Pathology and Program Director for the Biodefense and Health Security graduate programs at the University of Nebraska Medical Center

Stephane Bilodeau

Stephane Bilodeau, Eng., Ph.D., FEC

Adjunct Professor of the Bioengineering Department at  McGill University and Chief Technology Officer at Smart Phases

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Enhance your event journey! Enter the event 30 minutes early or linger 30 minutes post-event in our social lounge. Connect with peers, professionals, and speakers. Engage in insightful discussions, share perspectives, and foster new relationships. Your opportunity to connect awaits.

Did you miss part one? You’ve got a second chance.

The first session of the series was titled "Indoor Air Quality as a Public Health Strategy to Reduce the Risk of Infectious Disease Transmission in the Built Environment." This event brought together representatives from well-recognized organizations such as AIHA,  the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Johns Hopkins University, and Harvard University. The keynote speaker for this session was James Frederick, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). With more than 200 registered participants, the session struck a chord within the community, making for a powerful start to the series.


Nov 14, 2023


5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Nov 14, 2023
  • Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


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1 Comment

  1. Lovemore Mpofu on Nov 1, 2023 at 2:48 am

    missed part one. Hope to learn more.

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