Tuesday, November 9, 2021:  Spotlight on Vulnerable Populations

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, flashtalks and discussions.
  • The Discussion Rooms after 12:30 are optional and will use the Zoom Room feature.

All times are Central time

8:30-10:15 am







10:15 – 11:15 am

  Welcome:  Brandi Janssen, PhD, Director, Iowa’s Center for Agricultural Safety and Health

Keynote Panel:  Raising the Cloak of Invisibility for Vulnerable Populations

Moderator:  Athena Ramos, PhD, MBA, MS, CPM, University of Nebraska Medical Center

  • Immigrants: Seth M. Holmes, PhD, UC-Berkeley
  • Indigenous: Sean A. Bear, BA, CADC, Co-Director of the American Indian & Alaska Native Addiction Technology Transfer Center at the University of Iowa
  • Children: Casper Bendixsen, PhD, Director of the National Farm Medicine Center
  • Women: Knesha Rose-Davison, MPH, Public Health Program Director, AgriSafe Network

Analysis & Reflection:

  • Jan L. Flora, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Iowa State University &
  • Cornelia Flora, PhD, Emerita Distinguished Professor, Iowa State University


Presentations and Flashtalks: 
11:30-Noon Presentation:  Approaching Safety and Health in Agriculture through Diversity and Inclusion: A look at Racism and its Impact on Agricultural Health. Knesha Rose-Davison, MPH, Public Health Program Director, AgriSafe Network
Noon – 12:30 pm Flashtalks/Posters

After 12:30 pm


Breakout rooms open

  • for continued discussion 
  • GPCAH Podcast Interviews