A Look Back at 2019
The Outreach team organized and participated in 68 events in California and Washington, including safety trainings, health fairs, and agricultural conferences and reached 3,000 people.
WCAHS investigators published 26 reports in peer-reviewed journals discussing the results of their work.
Investigators appeared in news articles 17 times in 2019. Investigators appeared in news articles 17 times in 2019 discussing research topics ranging from pest control, heat illness, and ATV safety, to the health impacts of wildfire smoke.
- Christopher Simmons in UC Davis News: "Using the Sun and Agricultural Waste to Control Pests"
- Christopher Simmons in Ag Net West: "Biosolarization a Potential Tool for Producers?"
- Christopher Simmons in Davis Enterprise: "The sun and ag waste can control pests, weeds"
- Kent Pinkerton and Keith Bein in KFGO: "As wildfires devour communities, toxic threats emerge"
- Kent Pinkerton and Keith Bein in Claims Journal: "California Wildfires Left Toxic Threats Behind"
- Stephen McCurdy in Civil Eats: "Climate Change-Fueled Valley Fever is Hitting Farmworkers Hard"
- Marc Schenker in Talk Poverty: "Heat Is Now the Deadliest Threat to Farmworkers. Only Two States Protect Them From It."
- Marc Schenker in USA Today: "As temperatures climb, there's a new federal push to keep workers safe"
- Marc Schenker in Kaiser Health News: "As Temperatures Climb, A New Push To Keep Workers Safe"
- Marc Schenker in Wisconsin State Farmer: "Farmers: What to know when working in the heat"
- Kent Pinkerton in Monterey Herald: "Monterey scientist a leader in new wildfire research"
- Kathryn Conlon in Migrant Clinician's Network: "Masks for Fires: Kathryn Conlon, PhD, MPH Analyses new California Emergency Wildfire Smoke Regulation For Outdoor Workers"
- Kent Pinkerton in Fox 40: "UC Davis Researchers Working to Uncover Vaping Dangers"