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Clean Cooking Forum 2022

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Donee Alexander

Chief Science and Learning Officer, Clean Cooking Alliance

Dr. Donee Alexander is the Chief Science and Learning Officer for the Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA). Dr. Alexander provides vision, leadership, technical guidance, operational direction, and oversight for all research, evidence, and learning (REL) activities at CCA, including the health, environment, & climate portfolios; global standards & testing efforts; monitoring, evaluation & learning across the organization; and development of CCA’s Nepal Program. Prior to joining CCA, Dr. Alexander was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Chicago where she managed a randomized controlled intervention trial evaluating household air pollution and pregnancy outcomes in Ibadan, Nigeria. She has over 15 years of experience evaluating the health effects of household air pollution in low-income countries and has published on both the maternal and child impacts of exposure to household air pollution. Dr. Alexander sits on the National Institutes of Health’s Implementation Science Network Steering Committee, provides expert consultation to the World Health Organization’s Household Energy Programme, and is a regular peer-reviewer for articles in multiple academic journals. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Washington in environmental engineering and has lived and worked in both Latin America and West Africa.

Day 0 October 10
Sessions by Donee Alexander
Day 1 October 11
Sessions by Donee Alexander
Day 2 October 12
Sessions by Donee Alexander
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Breakout Room A

Is Household Air Pollution Even More Harmful Than We Thought? Emerging Evidence on the Health Impacts of Household Air Pollution

The relationship between household air pollution and illnesses like pneumonia and heart disease has been well documented. But emerging evidence suggests that the health impacts of household air pollution reach even further, contributing to negative birth outcomes, poor cognition, mental health disorders, and exacerbating COVID-19. New estimates from the World Health Organization show that exposure to household air pollution was responsible for 3.2 million deaths in 2019.

In this session health and air quality experts from across the globe with interdisciplinary backgrounds will discuss the latest and most critical research on clean cooking and health.  Participants will walk away with knowledge and be able to communicate about the latest research on household air pollution and health. The discussion will identify remaining research gaps at the intersection of clean cooking, air quality, and health, and will spur crossdisciplinarity collaboration to fill them.

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Speakers
Donee Alexander Chief Science and Learning Officer, Clean Cooking Alliance
Heather Adair-Rohani Technical Lead on Energy and Health, WHO
Maggie Clark Associate Professor of Environmental Epidemiology, Colorado State University
Sola Olopade Director, International Programs, Pritzker School of Medicine
Kwaku Poku Asante Director, Kintampo Health Research Centre, Ghana Health Service’s Research and Development Division
William Worodria Senior Consultant Physician and Pulmonologist, Mulago National Referral Hospital, Kampala, Uganda
Day 3 October 13
Sessions by Donee Alexander
Day 4 October 14
Sessions by Donee Alexander
Sessions by Donee Alexander
Sessions by Donee Alexander
Sessions by Donee Alexander
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Breakout Room A

Is Household Air Pollution Even More Harmful Than We Thought? Emerging Evidence on the Health Impacts of Household Air Pollution

The relationship between household air pollution and illnesses like pneumonia and heart disease has been well documented. But emerging evidence suggests that the health impacts of household air pollution reach even further, contributing to negative birth outcomes, poor cognition, mental health disorders, and exacerbating COVID-19. New estimates from the World Health Organization show that exposure to household air pollution was responsible for 3.2 million deaths in 2019.

In this session health and air quality experts from across the globe with interdisciplinary backgrounds will discuss the latest and most critical research on clean cooking and health.  Participants will walk away with knowledge and be able to communicate about the latest research on household air pollution and health. The discussion will identify remaining research gaps at the intersection of clean cooking, air quality, and health, and will spur crossdisciplinarity collaboration to fill them.

Watch this session.

Speakers
Donee Alexander Chief Science and Learning Officer, Clean Cooking Alliance
Heather Adair-Rohani Technical Lead on Energy and Health, WHO
Maggie Clark Associate Professor of Environmental Epidemiology, Colorado State University
Sola Olopade Director, International Programs, Pritzker School of Medicine
Kwaku Poku Asante Director, Kintampo Health Research Centre, Ghana Health Service’s Research and Development Division
William Worodria Senior Consultant Physician and Pulmonologist, Mulago National Referral Hospital, Kampala, Uganda
Sessions by Donee Alexander
Sessions by Donee Alexander