Academic Presentations

2013

Title: Translating Firefighting Cardiovascular Epidemiology into Clinical Evaluations
Type of Presentation: Research Presentation
Organization/Location: “Cardiovascular Physiology & Disease in Firefighting: Translating Recent Research to Clinical Practice,” symposium hosted by Cambridge Health Alliance in Orlando, FL

2012

Title: High hsCRP is Associated with Reduced Lung Function in Structural Firefighters
Type of Presentation: Poster Presentation and Discussion Session
Organization/Location: 2012 American Thoracic Society (ATS) International Conference, San Francisco, CA

2011

Title: Cardiovascular Disease in Firefighters: Scientific Approaches to Causality and Prevention
Type of Presentation: Invited Occupational Medicine Grand Rounds, Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) Education Program
Organization/Location: Gage Occupational Health Unit, St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Title: Physical Fitness and Cardiovascular Risk
Type of Presentation: Featured Presentation
Organization/Location: Annual Principal Investigators Meeting, Research & Development Grant Proposals in the “Assistance to Firefighter Grants” Program, FEMA, Department of Homeland Security, New York, NY

Title: Cardiovascular Disease in Firefighters and Law Enforcement: State of the Scientific Research and Clinical Implications
Type of Presentation: Scientific Course Session
Organization/Location: American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC), American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), Washington, DC

Title: Disaster Response: Lessons Learned Since 9/11
Type of Presentation: Expert Panel Member, Live and On-Demand Webcast
Organization/Location: The Forum at Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Title: Recognizing and Managing Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Firefighters
Type of Presentation: Grand Rounds
Organization/Location: Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

2010

Title: Cardiovascular Disease in the US Fire Service: Current Epidemiology and the Future Role of Fitness Testing
Type of Presentation: Plenary Lecture via video-link
Organization/Location: Firefighter Cardiovascular Health & Safety Research Summit 2010, Illinois Fire Service Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL

Title: Exercise Tolerance as a Predictor of Firefighters’ Future Risks
Type of Presentation: Principal Investigator Presentation
Organization/Location: Annual Principal Investigators Meeting, Research & Development Grant Proposals in the “Assistance to Firefighter Grants” Program, FEMA, Department of Homeland Security, Chicago, IL

Title: Cardiovascular Disease in the Fire Service: State of the Science
Type of Presentation: Invited Seminar
Organization/Location: Department of Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

Title: Emergency Duties and Heart Disease Deaths in US Firefighters
Type of Presentation: Invited Journal Club Presentation
Organization/Location: Departments of Epidemiology and Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

Title: Cardiovascular Disease in the US Fire Service: Past, Present & Future
Type of Presentation: Invited Speaker
Organization/Location: New England College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine (NECOEM), Annual Conference, Newton, MA

2009

Title: Cardiovascular Risk Stratification in Firefighters by Cardio-Respiratory Fitness
Type of Presentation: Principal Investigator Presentation
Organization/Location: Annual Principal Investigators Meeting, Research & Development Grant Proposals in the “Assistance to Firefighter Grants” Program, FEMA, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC

Title: The Obesity Epidemic and U.S. Emergency Responders
Type of Presentation: Plenary Talk – via video link
Organization/Location: Guidelines for the Prevention of Obesity in the Workplace, Workshop, Larnaca, Cyprus, Sponsored by the European Union

Title: Coronary Heart Disease in Firefighters: State of the Science
Type of Presentation: Grand Rounds
Organization/Location: Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA

Title: Cardiovascular Disease in Firefighters
Type of Presentation: Grand Rounds
Organization/Location: Department of Family Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance, Tufts Medical School, Malden, MA

Title: Associations of BMI with Self Perceptions of Weight Status among Firefighters
Type of Presentation: Research Presentation
Organization/Location: Obesity 2009, Washington, DC

2008

Title: Cardiovascular Risk Stratification in Firefighters
Type of Presentation: Principal Investigator Presentation
Organizations/Location: Annual Principal Investigators Meeting, Research & Development Grant Proposals in the “Assistance to Firefighter Grants” Program, FEMA, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC

Title: Hypertension in Police, Firefighters and Other Emergency Responders
Type of Presentation: Special Invited Presentation
Organizations/Location: Hypertension Conference, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Hypertension, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Title: The Obesity Epidemic and Future Emergency Responders
Type of Presentation: Research Presentation, Competitive Submisssion
Organizations/Location: American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC), American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), New York, NY

Title: Cardiovascular Disease In Emergency Responders
Type of Presentation: State of the Science Review
Organization/Location: American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC), American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), New York, NY

Title: Blood Pressure in Emergency Responders: The Case for Better Control
Type of Presentation: Invited Presentation
Organizations/Location: Stroke 2008, International Conference on Hypertension, Lipids, Diabetes, and Stroke Prevention, Prague, Czech Republic

2007

Title: On-duty Coronary Heart Disease Events in Firefighters: Predictors of Fatality
Type of Presentation: Pilot Project Symposium
Organization/Location: Department of Environmental Health, Harvard-NIOSH Educational Resource Center, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Title: Hypertension in Emergency Responders
Type of Presentation: Grand Rounds
Organization/Location: Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Title: Emergency Duties and Heart Disease Deaths in Firefighters
Type of Presentation: Research Presentation
Organization/Location: New England College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine (NECOEM), Annual Conference, Bedford, MA

Title: Cardiovascular Disease in Firefighters
Type of Presentation: Invited Presentation
Organization/Location: Department of Environmental Health, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI

Title: Public Safety Workers: the Case for Improved Blood Pressure Control
Type of Presentation: Invited Presentation
Organization/Location: Worklife 2007: Protecting and Promoting Worker Health: A National Symposium, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health/CDC, Bethesda, MD

Title: Heart Disease in Firefighters
Type of Presentation: Invited Presentation
Organization/Location Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI