Barbara Sattler, DrPH, RN, FAAN

Barbara Sattler, DrPH, RN, FAAN

Professor, Public Health Program, University of San Francisco

Dr. Sattler is a Professor at the University of San Francisco and an international leader in environmental health and nursing. Prior to USF, she directed an Environmental Health Center at the University of Maryland for 23 years.  She is a founding and active member of the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments. Dr. Sattler has worked at the local level in communities facing environmental health risks associated with lead-based paint, pesticides, Superfund sites, and risks associated with gas and oil extraction. She also directed the Maryland Hospitals for Healthy Environments initiative for 10 years before leaving Maryland, an initiative that helped bring a number of positive changes to hospitals that decreased toxic exposures, decreased energy use, increased nursing engagement in environmental health and sustainability, and saved hospitals money. Her current activities are focused on gas and oil issues, climate change, and sustainable agriculture.

She has been an advisor to the US EPA’s Office of Child Health Protection and the National Library of Medicine for informational needs of health professionals on environmental health. Dr. Sattler has been the recipient of NIEHS, USDA, and EPA grants, as well as grants from a number of private foundations. She is the author of Environmental Health and Nursing, and a host of peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Sattler is a Registered Nurse with an MPH and DrPH from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She lives on an organic farm and vineyard in northern California with her husband, dogs, and chickens.

 

(B-10) Nurses as Inspired Change Makers: Exemplars in Sustainable Foods

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While most nurses have taken a nutrition course, little is typically included about the human and ecological health impacts of our current agricultural practices and the resulting food quality. Nurses value nutrition for strong bodies, bright minds, and healthy communities. They are in an ideal position to help influence decisions, policies, and behaviors related to […]

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Nursing Summit on Environmental Health (Day 2)

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Nursing Summit on Environmental Health: “Preparing Nurses for Critical Environmental Health Issues”   From pollution caused by hospitals, to chemicals in our food and products to preparing for disasters, environmental issues challenge the health of nurses, and the patients and communities we care for. Over 3 million nurses practice in the US. However, not all […]

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Nursing Summit on Environmental Health (Day 1)

Executive Conference Room 2

Nursing Summit on Environmental Health: “Preparing Nurses for Critical Environmental Health Issues”   From pollution caused by hospitals, to chemicals in our food and products to preparing for disasters, environmental issues challenge the health of nurses, and the patients and communities we care for. Over 3 million nurses practice in the US. However, not all […]

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