EVS36 — 36th Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exposition
Lecture Sessions

2E - Public Health and Equity through EVs

Monday, June 12, 2023

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Ballroom B7

11:30 am-11:50 am

Zeroing In on healthy air: A national assessment of health and climate benefits of zero-emission transportation and electricity

William Barrett
American Lung Association in California

Will Barrett leads the American Lung Association’s work on clean air and climate change policy in California, focusing on vehicle emission standards, smart growth and clean fuels policies. Will represents the American Lung Association before the California Legislature and federal, state, regional and local agencies engaged in clean air and climate policy. Will has served as a public health representative on advisory panels convened by the California Air Resources Board, the California Energy Commission and other public agencies. Will is a graduate of The Evergreen State College and completed the Yale School of Public Health Climate Change and Health certification program.

11:50 am-12:10 pm

Towards equitable electric mobility

Samikchhya Bhusal
United States

Samikchhya supports the Towards Equitable Electric Mobility (TEEM) Community of Practice project. She previously worked as a Project Policy Analyst and a Graduate Student Researcher at the UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies on the access to opportunities initiative. She holds a Master's of Urban and Regional Planning from UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Soka University of America, Orange County.

12:10 pm-12:30 pm

Sacramento Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative: Equity in Transportation

Nicole Bruns
Bruns Auri, Inc.
United States

Nicole Bruns has been co-chair for the Disadvantaged Communities Subcommittee for the Sacramento Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative since June 2019. Nicole leads and presents during monthly meetings for the subcommittee and the collaborative. In this position, Nicole assists with program developments and implementation as well as connecting organizations with one another for better program integration and influence. Nicole also founded Bruns Auri, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit in August 2019. Bruns Auri, Inc. offers environmental education to help California meet and maintain carbon neutrality, find sustainable and equitable solutions, and teach about various environmental topics.

12:30 pm-12:50 pm

Equity implications of emissions and health impacts of electric vehicle adoption on disadvantaged communities

Alan Jenn
University of California, Davis
United States

Alan Jenn is currently an associate professional researcher at the Electric Vehicle Research Center of the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at the University of California, Davis as well as an affiliate at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a PhD in the department of Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) and has undergraduate degrees in Molecular and Cell Biology, Music, and Energy and Resources from the University of California, Berkeley. Alan’s research is focused on plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs): integration with the electric grid, adoption of the technology, use in ride-hailing companies (such as Uber and Lyft), and its impact on transportation finance.