Human Health Conference

10 Research Recommendations

Almost 200 scientists and organization leaders listened to 41 researchers and subject experts during a two-day Conference on Connections Between Soil Health and Human Health, October 16 -17, 2018. After the topic-rich briefings, the participants, who focus on soil health, microbiome research, nutrition, and public health, developed 10 recommendations to advance both science and policy communications between soil health and human health.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the conference.

See the conference presentations here.
Download the conference report here.

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Steven Shafer, Ph.D., Soil Health Institute – Lead and Co-Organizer
Andrew Sharpley, Ph.D., University of Arkansas and Soil Science Society of America – Co-Organizer
Jose Centeno, Ph.D., U.S. Food and Drug Administration – Co-Organizer
Eric Brevik, Ph.D., Dickinson State University
Patricia Bright, United States Geological Survey
Gregory Evanylo, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Alan Franzluebbers, Ph.D., United States Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service
Naomi Fukagawa, M.D., Ph.D., United States Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service
Fred Kirschenmann, Ph.D., Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
James Montgomery, Ph.D., DePaul University
LaKisha Odom, Ph.D., Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research
Geoffrey Plumlee, Ph.D., United States Geological Survey
Andrew Smith, Ph.D., Rodale Institute
Brenda Stahl, Ph.D., CropLife America
Ester Sztein, Ph.D., National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Janice Thies, Ph.D., Cornell University
Sarah Zoubek, World Food Policy Center, Duke University
Jennifer Zuckerman, World Food Policy Center, Duke University

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