Nov 17: Health 2.0 Pittsburgh on Health and the Environment

Health 2.0 Pittsburgh is hosting an event focused on the Interconnection of Health and the Environment. 

5-8 p.m. at Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes.  Please RSVP by Tuesday, November 10th by contacting Ben Johnston at or 412-586-6714. 

About Health 2.0 Pittsburgh

Health 2.0 Pittsburgh connects disruptive technology solutions to contemporary, important community health issues through local forums organized by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation. During the events, topic experts and a mix of students, funders, technology developers, and entrepreneurs network, frame and explore the issue, and showcase technology solutions that match the issue.

About the Speakers

Michelle Naccarati-Chapkis is the executive director of Women for a Healthy Environment (WHE). She leads WHE’s strategic activities, focusing on prevention of human health problems linked to environmental risk factors. Michelle also serves on several boards and coalitions, including the PA Green and Healthy Schools Partnership, Health and Wellness Task Force. Previously, she served as the director of land protection at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.

Anthony M. Joy, MBA is the chief information officer for Cleveland Metroparks, where he manages all of the technology services and needs. During the Health 2.0 Event, he will demo their Parks App and iNature educational guide, which help to connect people to nature.

Davit Davitian is the business development lead at SolePower. The Pittsburgh-based SolePower group created a power-generating insole that allows outdoor enthusiasts, the military, people in developing regions, and everyday users of consumer electronics to charge their mobile devices simply by walking. 

Kristen S. Kurland is a teaching professor of architecture, information systems, and public policy at CMU’s Heinz College and School of Architecture. Professor Kurland will present how her work crosses the boundaries of health and the built environment. She uses the technology of GIS spatial analyses to assess the connections between health, park proximity, green spaces, and urban design. 

Stephen Quick, FAIA, LEED AP is an architect, adjunct professor of architecture at CMU, and research associate for CMU’s Remaking Cities Institute. Stephen will demo 3D models of Pittsburgh that are used to simulate and query what would happen to health and other impacts if certain features of the urban environment are changed. Within the space of technology, health, and the environment, Stephen has also worked on healthy living projects with Allegheny County Medical Society, GIS mapping, and walkable cities.

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