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Read Holman, Public Lab Fellow

Read is a Fellow at Public Lab working on issues related to environmental lead exposure and lead poisoning prevention. He's working with both public health professionals and community scientists across the country to help grow our understanding of lead exposure risks within neighborhoods while cultivating multi-sector efforts to address the urgent problem.
Read is a social entrepreneur based in Oakland, California. Previously he spent time in the Obama Administration working on issues of tech, science, and public health. He had tenures at the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, HHS Office of the CTO, and the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy.
Read has a BS in Biology from Trinity University and an MPH from Boston University's School of Public Health. His favorite (nay, THE BEST) Ben & Jerry's flavor is Cherry Garcia (obviously).

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Notes from Tuesday’s frac sand call

by stevie 9 months ago | 6 | 207 views | 2

On Tuesday, September 11th, we held an open call in follow up to [previous discussions](https://p...

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Anyone working on environmental lead exposure / poisoning?

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Where can we share well water data?

stevie asked about 11 months ago


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What more data-layers can we show on map ?

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"Hey @warren - Just realizing I never replied to your comment. I definitely think a small accessible evaluation (haven't heard that phrase before, ..." | Read more » about 2 months ago
" Thanks. Made a couple edits to the post to (try to) add clarity " | Read more » about 2 months ago
" Wow. There is a lot here. Great stuff! " | Read more » 2 months ago
" @smmontgom -- I'd like to reference your digital "poster" and it's findings. When was your study performed? (month and year; though will take just..." | Read more » 2 months ago
"Hi @smmontgom - Good to see your name again! And thanks for this. You did share this with me at point, though a number of months ago now. It fell o..." | Read more » 2 months ago
"Found this which is relevant: Lead-based paint testing technologies: summary of an EPA/HUD field study (1999)" | Read more » 2 months ago
"An update: I haven't received any new studies yet aside from those I already knew of and linked to above: Three EPA funded evaluations (done in ~20..." | Read more » 2 months ago
" Hi @warren -- oh yeah you pointed me to this page a few weeks ago. I think the merging / linking of content is fine. I've kept wanting to go back ..." | Read more » 2 months ago
" Related convo: " | Read more » 5 months ago
"Hi folks that are on this thread. (Hello!) @warren mentioned this convo and suggested I throw out a thing to get reactions: Mapping environmental l..." | Read more » 5 months ago
"Hi @edie_blues -- It is always exciting to see design refreshes being done and I appreciate the mock-ups + community engagement + iteration approac..." | Read more » 6 months ago
"Thanks for posting this @liz. A good intro to the topic and great conversation starter. I've been noodling on what a specific example might be (wi..." | Read more » 6 months ago
"A lengthier write-up on this effort by @smmontgom Crowdsourcing lead testing in NYC parks and playgrounds" | Read more » 9 months ago
"Hi @Bronwen -- a slightly delayed reply here. I'm sort of the middle man for this one. @smmontgom-- do you want to check out the orgs mentioned her..." | Read more » 9 months ago
"@liz Hi there -- were you the person who mentioned a water monitoring effort with a college in Queens? Wondering if that'd be a group that would be..." | Read more » 10 months ago
"Sources / links. It all feels a bit insufficiently conclusive to me. Store-Bought Lead Tests: Are They Worth It? Analysis of the top three home-te..." | Read more » 10 months ago
"Howdy --- This thread is a bit old but it's left unresolved. I have a little experience in this space, both in my playing with these lead testing s..." | Read more » 10 months ago
"Thanks @Ag8n - Really appreciate the time you spent typing all of this out. I'm going to try to convert your comments into the spreadsheet format, ..." | Read more » 10 months ago
"Thanks :) Some bumps here as I learn the quirks of the platform... So I just did delete a couple of the comments to clean up this thread. One of t..." | Read more » 10 months ago
"Huh... Sorry about the duplicate questions. The page stalled on me and I didn't realize that the first one posted. (edit: I just deleted said dupli..." | Read more » 10 months ago
"Hi @liz -- Cool. The aggregate page (for lack of a better word) is super helpful! Seeing all the related content / questions now and will check tho..." | Read more » 10 months ago
"Awesome. Thanks " | Read more » 10 months ago
"@Ag8n I'd love to pick your brain about the technologies. I am familiar with the general trends, but only bc I've read about them, have worked with..." | Read more » 10 months ago
"Hello! I just found this page on the weekly open calls. Are these still happening? Looks like the page was last touched only a month ago, but wanti..." | Read more » 10 months ago


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