Environmental and Occupational Health Science Research Seminar Series

Friday, November 9, 2018    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Seminar sessions are FREE, and open to all!

Seminar Content

Talk the walk: concepts, methods and current research on walking and walkability

Xavier Delclos Alio

Doctoral Student

Department of Geography

Autonomous University of Barcelona


Oriol Marquet Sarda, Phd

Postdoctoral Fellow

Barcelona Institute for Global Health


About the EOHS Research Seminar Series

The Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (EOHS) Research Seminar Series presents information on current research topics and emerging issues in EOHS.

Seminars are presented by UTHealth School of Public Health faculty, doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows or external esteemed guest lecturers. Seminars are scheduled on a biweekly basis, on alternate Fridays at noon.

Target Audience:
Physicians, Nurses, Safety Professionals, Industrial Hygienists, Epidemiologists, Graduate Students and other public health professionals.

The objective of the series is to identify and discuss new methods, advances and current topics in environmental and occupational health science research and apply current knowledge and key assumptions in environmental health sciences and other areas to advance the development of the field.

Learning Outcome(s):
At the completion of this series of lectures the Physician, Registered Nurse, Safety Professionals, Industrial Hygienists, Epidemiologists, Graduate Students and other public health professionals will be able to (1) recognize an environmental and/or occupational health problem; (2) identify new methods, advances and current research in the environmental and occupational health science; (3) discuss research outcomes; (4) consider application of major research findings; and (5) apply lessons learned to public health practices and patient care.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of the session, attendees will be able to (1) describe the relationship between urban form and walking for transport. ; (2) enumerate the main benefits of walking for transport from the perspectives of public health and urban planning; (3) construct a research design that aims to measure walking activity based on a combination of self-reported and objective measurements; (4) construct a research design that aims to analyze the characteristics of the built environment in relation to its capacity to promote walking activity.


ITV & WebEx

UTHealth School of Public Health Austin, Brownsville, Dallas, El Paso, & San Antonio campuses:
Please contact your ITV technician or administrator at least 48 hours prior to the seminar date if you would like to receive the seminar via an ITV transmission.

Course number: PHD 2105
Course Name: Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences Doctoral Seminar



Please then email swcoeh.ce@uth.tmc.edu with the room number and campus location to share ITV transmission information. You may also request CEU credit information at this time.

WebEx - Stream from off campus at:



Continuing Education - CEU, CME, CNE credits: If you wish to receive credit for this seminar you must register online, sign-in and complete an evaluation to receive continuing education credit. All information will be sent to you by email for completion.

Houston Campus Location & Parking


The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
School of Public Health

1200 Pressler St. Houston, TX 77030
Reuel A. Stallones (RAS) Building
7th floor, East Wing, Room 705

Click here for directions

All campus visitors are required to sign-in at security and present a current form of government issued identification. Please arrive 15 minutes early to park, check-in, receive a visitor badge and proceed to the elevator lobby. Seminars are held on the 7th floor, East wing, Room 705.

Parking Information

Visitor parking is available in front of the UTHealth School of Public Health in a very limited capacity for a fee.

Parking can also be found at T
MC Garage 2 across Holcombe off Bertner.
Click Here for TMC Garage 2 Rates and Map


Continuing Education Units

Continuing Education Units - CEUs, CME, CNE:
Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) accreditation is pending. Certificates will be emailed upon accreditation.

Professionals in the field of Industrial Hygiene, Safety, Social Work and other public health professions may receive a certificate of attendance with contact hours by request during sign-in. All certificates will be emailed within 2 weeks post-seminar.

All persons requesting certificates must register online, sign-in for attendance verification and complete the evaluation.

Registration is required for each
seminar to receive credit.
CEUs are emailed after attendance is confirmed so we ask to please allow up to 2 weeks for credit due to credit being counted on both an individual or multi-seminar attendance basis. You may attend seminars on a one-by-one basis.

Additional Seminar Dates

Seminars are offered over the course of the 2018-2019 year.
Please regularly check the training calendar for updated seminar registration page availability and information at https://is.gd/swcoehce

Fall 2018

September 14, 2018

September 28, 2018

October 12, 2018

October 26, 2018

November 9, 2018

November 30, 2018

Spring 2019

February 1, 2019

February 15, 2019

March 1, 2019

March 15, 2019

March 29, 2019

April 12, 2019

April 26, 2019

Summer 2019

May 10, 2019

May 24, 2019

June 7, 2019

June 21, 2019


Contact Us

Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

Brenda Brown - Program Coordinator
Email: Brenda.E.Brown@uth.tmc.edu

Phone: 713-500-9448

Michelle McDaniel - Continuing Education Coordinator
Email: Michelle.R.McDaniel@uth.tmc.edu
Phone: 713-500-9447

To learn more about the SWCOEH Continuing Education, please visit us on the web at:


Your Best Response to a Changing World!

The Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH) supports research, education and outreach in occupational and environmental health. The SWCOEH is housed within the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences of the UTHealth School of Public Health and is under the leadership of Elaine Symanski, PhD who serves as Director.

The SWCOEH was established in 1977 as a NIOSH-funded Education and Research Center (ERC), now one of 18 ERCs in the nation. In 1985, the SWCOEH became a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Occupational Health.

Visit www.SWCOEH.org to learn more about our graduate-level education in environmental and occupational health, research and continuing education and outreach programs.

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