Environmental Justice Boot Camp

Theory and Methods to Study Environmental Health Disparities
10:00 am
5:00 pm
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Virtual, live-stream
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
SHARP Training Program
Open to the Public
The Environmental Justice Boot Camp is a two-day intensive course featuring seminars and applied analytical sessions on key concepts, exposure assessment techniques, epidemiologic methods, community engagement and health policy applications, and statistical analytic approaches for conducting effective and solution-driven environmental justice research.

This two-day boot camp will provide environmental health scientists with training in environmental justice research. The boot camp’s multi-disciplinary approach will cover the steps involved in conducting informed, effective, and solution-driven environmental justice and health disparities research. Our team consists of scientists with over 30 years of combined research in the fields of environmental health, sociology, epidemiology, health policy, community engagement, and biostatistics. Lectures will cover key concepts, frameworks, and methods for conducting environmental justice research. We will then build on this knowledge with hands-on learning experiences from case studies that allow participants to apply real-world datasets to address key research questions in environmental health and health disparities using exposure assessment techniques, epidemiologic methods, and analytic approaches, such as interaction and mediation.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be familiar with the following topics:

- Key concepts of environmental justice and health disparities
- Epidemiologic conceptual framework
- Study design advantages and challenges
- Data collection, questionnaire design, and measurement error
- Data analysis: basics of interaction and mediation
- Emerging topics and methods in environmental justice research

Investigators at all career stages are welcome to attend, and we particularly encourage trainees and early-stage investigators to participate.

There are two prerequisites and requirements to attend this training:
1. Basic familiarity with R and R studio (how to download R/R studio, and how to install a package) is recommended to get the most out of the Boot Camp. If you have not used this platform before or need a refresher, step through the tutorials outlined below so you have the basic skills needed for Boot Camp success.
2. Each participant is required to have a personal laptop with R and RStudio downloaded and installed prior to the first day of the workshop as all lab sessions will be done on your personal laptop. R is available for free download and installation on Mac, PC, and Linux devices using the tutorials on the website.

-Joan Casey, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health.
-Tamarra James-Todd, PhD, Mark and Catherine Winkler Assistant Professor of Environmental Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
-Lara Cushing, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
-Rachel Morello-Frosch, PhD, MPH, Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley School of Public Health.
-Linda Valeri, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health.
-Sacoby Wilson, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Environmental Health, University of Maryland School of Public Health.
-Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH, Professor, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.
Ami Zota, ScD, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, George Washington School of Public Health.

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- Email our team: ColumbiaSHARP.EJ@gmail.com

Capacity is limited. Registration is required to attend.


Environmental Justice Boot Camp