EH Journal Club – Guidelines



Consultants and Methods Selection

During the Summer of 2023, we conducted a survey where faculty and postdocs could manifest their interest in participating as consultants in the EH Journal Club. We also asked them if there are any established and/or new methods specific to their sub-discipline that they think all EH students should be familiar with. Based on their answers, we selected the following methods to be discussed during the Fall meetings:

  • Causal Mediation, Causal Modeling,
  • Environmental/Exposures Mixtures Analyses
  • Predictive Toxicology
  • Risk Estimation, Uncertainty Analysis
  • Genomics, Epigenetics (DNA Methylation), Genome Integrity
  • Distributed Lag Models, Non-linear Models
  • Climate Change Heat Projections, Time Series Analyses
  • Test Chamber and Full-Scale Human-to-Animal Transmission Models
  • Lifecourse Models
  • Survival Analysis, Spatial Analysis and Remote Sensing Spatial and Temporal Analysis
  • Generalized Additive Models, Generalized Linear Models, Survival, Case-Crossover, Smoothing

If any of the volunteer students are interested in presenting a method specific to your sub-discipline, we will contact you to introduce the student and schedule the session. We ask consultants to:

  • Be available to meet the assigned student during at least one one-on-one meeting before the Journal Club session to discuss the method being presented and clarify any questions.
  • Join in-person the Journal Club session that their assigned student is presenting.

If you are interested in being a consultant in future sessions, please answer the following survey:

Students Leading a Session

  1. If you are interested in leading one Journal Cub session, please answer the following survey to let us know which method you would like to present on:
  2. We will contact you in two weeks to let you know your consultant and the date of your Journal Club session.
  3. Meet with your consultant one-on-one to discuss the method that you are going to present and clarify any questions.
  4. Select a paper that uses the method that you are going to discuss and send it to us at least one week in advance so that we can share it with other participants:
  5. Prepare a 10-15 min presentation and send it to us until the day before your Journal Club session:
  6. Arrive at 12:45 PM so that we can make sure everything is ready to begin the session at 1:00 PM. One of us will be there to help you with setting up.

We understand that leading a session can be challenging, but you can count on us to support you throughout the way. In addition, here are some benefits that you can expect:

  • Deepen understanding about presented method
  • Shoutout in the Chair Chatter
  • Certificate signed by Dr. Nadeau

General Format

Time Activity
12:45 PM Arrive and set up
01:00 PM Welcome and grab food
01:15 PM Formal presentation of the method
01:30 PM Discussion of method based on paper
2:00 PM End of session