UConn Health Center HomeMold and Moisture Course

Course Materials: 

Mold and Moisture-Related Illness, Recognition and Management
A Key for the Clinician’s Office - Patient Documentation

This process provides the clinician with sufficient information to make a determination as to whether the patient has a condition that is related to an environmental or occupational factor and to proceed on to develop an appropriate approach to both clinical management and environmental intervention.

Guidance Book Guidance for Clinicians on the Recognition and Management of Health Effects related to Mold Exposure and Moisture Indoors

When this resource is referenced throughout the video segments, the faculty may refer to the document as a monograph, a guidance or a report on mold and moisture.


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Course Modules 

     Learning Objectives:

Mold Basics and Health Effects from Exposure to Mold and Moisture Indoors 

Course participants will:

  •  describe the basic ecology and characteristics of fungi that could affect human health
  • develop skills to make informed decisions on the need for environmental intervention based on current information on health effects and exposure to mold and moisture

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 An Approach to Clinical Care and Utilizing Environmental Information

Course participants will: 

  • describe how to explore and document patients’ indoor exposures to mold and moisture
  • evaluate the role of qualitative observations in environmental assessment for mold and moisture versus the appropriate use of measurements
  • describe how to guide patients/public to resources that they can use to reduce moisture and mold in their homes and other indoor environments

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Faculty and Acknowledgements

  • Robert DeBernardo, MD, MBA, MPH
  • Paula Schenck, MPH
  • Eileen Storey, MD, MPH
  • William A. Turner, MS, PE


    The course was primarily developed by Paula Schenck, Robert DeBernardo, Eileen Storey and William A. Turner. The faculty acknowledges with gratitude: Susan M. Conrath and Laura S. Kolb from EPA’s Indoor Environments Division, De-Wei Li from the CT Agricultural Experiment Station, and these individuals from the University of Connecticut Health Center - William P. Hengstenberg, Blagoje D. Filipovic, and Ronald T. Collins from the Biomedical Communications Department, Vera A. Dynder and Charles G. Huntington from the Office of Continuing and Community Education, Connie Cantor from the Center for Public Health and Health Policy and Nancy Simcox from the Center for Indoor Environments and Health - all who contributed their knowledge and time to the development of the program.

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