The Environmental Mixtures Workshop is a two-day intensive training of seminars and hands-on analytical sessions to provide an overview of environmental mixtures concepts, techniques, and data analysis methods used in health studies.
This two-day intensive workshop will provide a rigorous introduction to multiple different techniques to analyze exposure to mixtures in environmental health. Led by a team of world experts in environmental health, epidemiology and statistics, many of whom have developed their own methods to analyze exposure to mixtures, the workshop will integrate seminar lectures with hands-on computer lab sessions to put concepts into practice. Emphasis will be given to supervised and unsupervised methods. Since the choice of method depends on the research question at hand, the workshop will conclude with a panel discussion on when each method presented is appropriate for use and for which research questions.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be familiar with the following topics:
-Principal Component Analysis (PCA)
-Factor Analysis (FA)
-Variable Selection (Lasso, elastic net)
-Bayesian Kernel (BKMR)
-Weighted Quantile Sum Regression (WQS)
-Emerging mixtures topics and novel extensions
Investigators at all career stages are welcome to attend, and we particularly encourage trainees and early-stage investigators to participate.
PREREQUISITES AND REQUIREMENTS
There are three prerequisites to attend this workshop:
1. Each participant must have an introductory background in statistics.
2. Each participant must be familiar with R.
3. Each participant must have a laptop with R downloaded and installed prior to the first day of the workshop. R is available for free download and installation on Mac, PC, and Linux devices.
-Brent Coull, PhD, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University.
-Chris Gennings, PhD, Research Professor and Biostatistics Division Director, Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
-Jeff Goldsmith, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
-Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou, ScD, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
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Capacity is limited. Registration is required to attend.
Environmental Mixtures Workshop
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