Friday, November 12, 2021: Spotlight on Covid, Hearing and Safety

Daily overview

  • All times are Central Time Zone.
  • At the break, the first Zoom session end and you will need to join the second one.  We will be using Zoom Meetings for the presentations and Zoom discussion rooms.
  • The Discussion Rooms after 12:30 are optional and will use the Zoom Room feature.

8:30 – 9:15 am

Zoom Webinar

Frontlines Panel:  Meeting Rural People and Farmers where they gather:  Experience with COVID testing and vaccination from our mobile clinic.

  • Kelley J. Donham, MS, DVM, DACVPM, Professor Emeritus, College of Public Health, Vice Chair, Rural Health and Safety of Eastern Iowa
  • Stephanie Leonard, MS, University of Iowa College of Public Health
  • Roger Stutsman, Chair, Rural Health and Safety of Eastern Iowa

9:15 am–12:30 pm

Zoom Meetings

Covid Update:

If you have a study or initiative you would like us to know about, be prepared to share a link


  1. Swine Barn Dust Exposure Increases COVID-19 Infection. Todd Wyatt, PhD, Deputy Director, Central States Center for Agricultural Safety & Health (CS-CASH)
  2. Understanding COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Access for Daytime Farmworkers in Imperial County, California. Annie J. Keeney, PhD, MSW, San Diego State University School of Social Work
  3. Dairy employee’s overcoming hesitancy to the COVID-19 vaccine: a socio-culturally responsive seminar. Maristela Rovai, MSc, PhD, South Dakota State University
  4. Hearing Loss and other Health Co-morbidities Reported in Farmers and Ranchers. Jan A. Moore, PhD, University of Nebraska Kearney
  5.  Using Convolutional Neural Networks and Pose Estimation to Monitor and Classify Agricultural Machinery Operators’ Safety Behaviors in Real-Time. Terence Irumva, Graduate Student, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


After 12:30 pm Breakout rooms open

  • for continued discussion
  • GPCAH Podcast Interviews