SUMERNET Online Webinar: “Integrating health into environmental research”

SUMERNET is hosting an online webinar on "Integrating health into environmental research on 8th December, 1.30 pm to 3.15 pm (Bangkok time).

By Phan Thanh , Oung Kham Oo
Nov 29, 2021

The interaction between health and the environment have long been known, studied, and documented by researchers in the public health domain. Environmental scientists on the other hand, historically, have not typically engaged as much in this kind of research. The COVID-19 pandemic, as well as climate change, however, has brought greater attention to the connectedness between health and the environment, and thus brought increased interest among environmental academics on this important field of research.  

In the first half of this webinar, four experts will share their insights; from a general overview of how to integrate health into environmental research, to presentations of actual case studies, to ethical considerations when engaging in this type of integrative research. In the second half of the event, we will have an interactive activity, followed by a mini-panel discussion with the speakers, and then an opportunity for participants to ask questions. 

To secure your seat, please register yourself at on or before 7th December 2021. 

Presentation 1:

How can health be integrated into environmental research, a general overview - Dr. Yanyong Inmuong, Director, GMS Research Center for Environment and Sustainability, Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahasarakham University

Presentation 2:

A project that integrates nutrition and health into environmental research - Dr. Nguyen Van Kien, Researcher, Health and Agricultural Policy Research Institute, University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City

Presentation 3:

Lessons learned from an interdisciplinary PhD research effort: health dimension as one of the pillars of sustainable food systems in Thailand - Ms. Sofia Anna Enrica Cavalleri, PhD candidate, Chulalongkorn University (EDS) and Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

Presentation 4:

A project that integrated health into environmental research - Mr. Wengki Ariando, PhD candidate, Chulalongkorn University (EDS)

Dr. Bach Tan Sinh SUMERNET Steering Committee Co-Chair will deliver the opening and closing remarks.

The session will be moderated by Ms. Phan Thanh Thanh SUMERNET Fellow; and Ms. Unchulee Lualon

Program coordinator, SUMERNET.

To secure your seat, please register yourself at on or before 7th December. Upon the registration, you will automatically receive a meeting link and calendar invitation which you can save as a timely reminder.

Date: 8th December 2021 

Time: 01:30 PM – 03:15 PM (Bangkok time) 

Meeting Venue: Online meeting via Zoom 


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