Workshop on Analyzing Mixtures in Environmental Health Studies

9:00 am
5:00 pm
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Brent Coull, PhD; Chris Gennings, PhD; Jeff Goldsmith, PhD; Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou, ScD
Brent Coull, PhD, Harvard University; Chris Gennings, PhD, Mt. Sinai; Jeff Goldsmith, PhD, Columbia University; Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou, ScD, Columbia University
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Open to the Public

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.

Traditionally, environmental health studies have focused on assessing risks related to a single pollutant at a time. This, however, does not reflect reality, since we are constantly exposed to multiple pollutants at once. Recently, there has been an increased interest in methods that allow researchers to assess exposures to many pollutants at a time. These methods are able to accommodate the high dimension of the exposure matrix, as well as the usually high correlation across exposures of interest.

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.

There is a limited capacity for the Workshop. Investigators at all career stages are welcome to attend, and we particularly encourage trainees and early-stage investigators to participate.

- Paid Registration required to attend:
- More information about course objectives, registration deadlines, fees, and logistics:
- Email us at Columbia.Mixtures [at]


Abby Welbourn