Genetics and Environmental Health Working Group
The potential for new discoveries at the intersection of these sets of disciplines and problems is very exciting in the new eras of genomics and technology. We have undertaken to organize these breakfasts because we can envision a number of highly productive outcomes in new collaborations, joint students, papers, grants, etc- but to accomplish this we need to significantly increase our interaction frequency. We very much hope that you will find the time to attend.
Exposure Biology Working Group
The Exposure Biology Working Group focuses on the development and application of quantitative tools to study the relationship among exposure, dose, and response. The group consists of students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School. New members from various departments and centers are welcome to join in the eclectic mix of discussions. Please contact Professor Tom Smith or David Kim for further information. You can also look at the Group’s website https://wiki.med.harvard.edu/HSPH/ExposureBiology/WebHome
Environmental Statistics Working Group
This seminar focuses on statistical issues related to assessing environmental effects on human health and analyzing environmental data in general. Specific areas of interest include air pollution epidemiology, exposure assessment, teratology, fertility and reproduction, respiratory studies, and community-based research as well as general topics such as errors-in-variables models, missing data methods, hierarchical modeling, smoothing, and methods for correlated data such as longitudinal and spatial data analysis. The seminars are generally pitched at a level that encourages student participation. Students interested in receiving credit for attending the seminars may sign up with individual faculty members for some guided readings on a special topic. Please see Chris Paciorek for details.
Contact Chris Paciorek or Kimberly Pearson for information. See more information at http://www.biostat.harvard.edu/events/seminars/env_stat.html
Water Pollution Group
This group is composed of students, faculty, and researchers who conduct research on issues surrounding water and health. Meetings are informal and often involve updates on current work or short presentations on topics of interest by members of the group. Everyone with an interest in water pollution is welcome.
If you have questions, please contact Jim Shine (firstname.lastname@example.org) or look at their website: http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k13073.
Metals Epidemiology Research Group
The Mission of the Harvard-Michigan/Michigan-Harvard Metals Epidemiology Research Group (MERG) is to gain new insights into the impacts of exposure to potentially toxic metals that are of critical importance to public health and medicine by applying multi-disciplinary and novel methods of exposure assessment, genetics, nutrition, psychosocial factors and clinical measurements in epidemiologic studies of human populations around the world.
See website (http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/merg) for more information.
Landmark Methods Working Group
Working group meets to discuss epidemiology methods issues. Meetings are held in the Landmark Center, 4th Floor West, Room 403Q
If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Weuve (email@example.com) or look at their website http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k13072 .