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Tue April 20 2021
Watch “Community Action to Promote Healthy Environments: Research to Improve Air Quality and Health in Detroit” on YouTube.M-LEEaD CEC and IHSC Webinar Series: Community Action to Promote Healthy Environments: Research to Improve Air Quality and Health in Detroit
Description: Speakers: Amy Schulz (University of Michigan); Stuart Batterman (University of Michigan); Angela Reyes (Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation)
Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Comunity Engagement Core and Integrated Health Sciences Core; Co-sponsored by: DEI Committee, Health Behavior and Health Education; DEI Committee, Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Tue April 13 2021
Watch “Environmental Racism and Environmental Justice” on YouTube.M-LEEaD CEC and IHSC Webinar Series: Environmental Racism and Environmental Justice
Description: Speakers: Donele Wilkins, CEO, Green Door Initiative and Kathryn Savoie, Detroit Community Health Director, Ecology Center
Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Comunity Engagement Core and Integrated Health Sciences Core; Co-sponsored by: DEI Committee, Health Behavior and Health Education; DEI Committee, Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Tue March 30 2021
Watch “Climate Hazards, Housing and Health in Detroit” on YouTube.M-LEEaD CEC and IHSC Webinar Series: Climate Hazards, Housing and Health in Detroit
Description: Speakers: Marie O’Neill University of Michigan School of Public Health); Zachary Rowe (Friends of Parkside)
Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Comunity Engagement Core and Integrated Health Sciences Core; Co-sponsored by: DEI Committee, Health Behavior and Health Education; DEI Committee, Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Tue March 23 2021
Watch “Water and Health” on YouTube.M-LEEaD CEC and IHSC Webinar Series: Water and Health
Description: Speakers: Monica Lewis-Patrick (We the People of Detroit); Nadia Gaber (We the People of Detroit); Emily Kutil (Lawrence Technological University)
Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Comunity Engagement Core and Integrated Health Sciences Core; Co-sponsored by: DEI Committee, Health Behavior and Health Education; DEI Committee, Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Tue March 16 2021
Watch “TSCA @5 Years: Opportunities to Act with Foresight” on YouTube.Environmental Research Seminar: TSCA @5 Years: Opportunities to Act with Foresight
Description: Watch the documentary: The Emmy-winning documentary “The Forever Chemicals” examines the impact of PFAS contamination in west Michigan communities: private wells that tapped into groundwater near industrial dump sites were delivering PFAS-laden drinking water to unsuspecting residents for years until the contamination was detected and reported publicly. Watch the discussion: Speakers include Sandra Svoboda (“The Forever Chemicals” co-producer and Great Lakes Now Program Director), Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH (Professor, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences, UCSF), Justin Onwenu (Environmental Justice Organizer, Sierra Club), Patricia Koman, MPP, PhD (Research Investigator, Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan); welcoming remarks from Gilbert S. Omenn, MD, PhD, (Harold T. Shapiro Distinguished University Professor, School of Public Health, UM).
Webpage: http://mleead.umich.edu/Event_ForeverChemicals_2021.php
Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Tue March 9 2021
Watch “Energy Equity: Health Impact Assessment of Detroit Energy's Integrated Resource Plan” on YouTube.M-LEEaD CEC and IHSC Webinar Series: Energy Equity: Health Impact Assessment of Detroit Energy's Integrated Resource Plan
Description: Speakers: Amy Schulz (University of Michigan); Michelle Martinez (Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition); Carina Gronlund (University of Michigan School of Public Health); Tony Reames (University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability)
Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Community Engagement Core and Integrated Health Sciences Core; Co-sponsored by: DEI Committee, Health Behavior and Health Education; DEI Committee, Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Documents: Slides from “Energy Equity: Health Impact Assessment of Detroit Energy's Integrated Resource Plan” (PDF)
Tue March 2 2021
Watch “In Support with Communities: Early Career Equity and Environmental Health Perspectives” on YouTube.Environmental Research Seminar: In Support with Communities: Early Career Equity and Environmental Health Perspectives with Jamaji C Nwanaji-Enwerem, PhD, MD/MPP Candidate, Harvard University; Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, Berkeley
Description: This talk will take listeners through a series of environmental health research studies that have been contextualized by early career equity experiences. Projects to be discussed include work done in the United States and Nigeria. A discussion with Jamaji C Nwanaji-Enwerem, PhD (MD/MPP Candidate, Harvard University; Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, Berkeley). Moderator: Sung Kyun Park, ScD (Associate Professor, Epidemiology; Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences; University of Michigan School of Public Health).
Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Integrated Health Sciences Core
Fri February 12 2021
Watch “Innovations in Relating Real Life Exposures to Chemicals and Chemical Mixtures to Health Outcomes” on YouTube. M-LEEaD Symposium: Innovations in Relating Real Life Exposures to Chemicals and Chemical Mixtures to Health Outcomes
Description:
1:00-1:05 pm - Introduction
1:05-1:35 pm - Dr. Andreas Kortenkamp, “Male reproductive health – a bad cocktail of endocrine disruptors”
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1:35-2:05 pm - Dr. Jodi Flaws, “Applying real life phthalate mixtures from an Illinois pregnancy cohort to toxicological models”
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2:05-2:35 pm - Dr. Laura Vandenberg, “The mammary gland is a sensitive organ: lessons learned from fracking chemical mixtures”
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2:35-3:05 pm - Dr. Paul Fowler, “Exposure to the complex mixture of environmental chemicals found in human biosolids”
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3:05-3:35 pm - Dr. Jyotsna Jagai, “Cumulative environmental quality and diabetes rates and control”
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3:35-4:00 pm - Panel Discussion featuring: Dr. Jennifer McPartland, Dr. Natalie Sampson, Dr. Zorimar Rivera-Núñez
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Tue January 26 2021
Watch “Community Priorities + Translation + Partnership + Environmental Justice” on YouTube.IHSC/CEC webinar series: Community Priorities + Translation + Partnership + Environmental Justice
Description: Speakers: Ricky Ackerman (Eastside Community Network); Jaye Clement (Henry Ford Health System); Yolanda Hill-Ashford (Detroit Health Department); Monica Lewis- Patrick (We the People of Detroit); Michelle Martinez (Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition); Angela Reyes (Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation); Kathryn Savoie (Ecology Center); Sherita Smith (Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation); Felix Valbuena, Jr. (Community Health and Social Services); Barbara Israel (University of Michigan School of Public Health); Natalie Sampson (University of Michigan-Dearborn); Amy Schulz (University of Michigan School of Public Health)
Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Community Engagement Core and Integrated Health Sciences Core
Tue November 24 2020
Watch “The Impact of COVID-19 on Service Workers” on YouTube.Environmental Research Seminar: The Impact of COVID-19 on Service Workers with Marie-Anne Rosemberg, PhD (UM School of Nursing)
Description: COVID-19 presents a unique burden specifically for workers in service industries not only because they are disproportionately at risk for contracting the virus but also because of their work-related burdens. We aimed to understand the impact of COVID-19 on these workers.
Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Integrated Health Sciences Core
Tue November 10 2020
Watch “Of Moms and Microbes: Pregnancy and the Microbiome” on YouTube.Environmental Research Seminar: Of Moms and Microbes: Pregnancy and the Microbiome with Kimberly McKee, PhD (Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, UM Medical School)
Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Integrated Health Sciences Core
Fri October 23 2020
Watch “A Spatiotemporal Epidemiological Prediction Model to Inform County-level COVID-19 Risks in the USA” on YouTube.Environmental Statistics Week: A Spatiotemporal Epidemiological Prediction Model to Inform County-level COVID-19 Risks in the USA with Peter Song (UM SPH)
Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Integrated Health Sciences Core
Thu October 22 2020
Watch “Environmental Cadmium, Mortality from Influenza and Pneumonia in U.S. Adults” on YouTube.Environmental Statistics Week: Environmental Cadmium, Mortality from Influenza and Pneumonia in U.S. Adults with Sung Kyun Park (UM SPH)
Description: There is an urgent need to identify modifiable risk factors that may predispose individuals with COVID-19 to developing worsening pneumonia and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). This is particularly important given the continued absence of anti-viral agents with proven efficacy and the uncertain timeline of vaccine development. Mounting epidemiologic evidence has identified some personal characteristics that are associated with worse outcomes, one of them is cigarette smoking. Cadmium is a major toxicant in inhaled cigarette smoke. Environmental cadmium exposure is widespread and happens through not only active and passive smoking but diet. In humans, it is poorly excreted, triggers pulmonary inflammation, reduces pulmonary function, and enhances lung injury. In this talk, I will present my recent study of the association of cadmium burden with mortality related to influenza or pneumonia using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and discuss implications in COVID-19.
Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Integrated Health Sciences Core
Wed October 21 2020
Watch “COVID-19 Treatment and Outcomes: Registries and Real-World Evidence” on YouTube.Environmental Statistics Week: COVID-19 Treatment and Outcomes: Registries and Real-World Evidence with Emily Somers (UM Med Schl Int Med-Rheumatology)
Description: This talk will summarize experiences with the MICHR COVID-19 Rapid Response Registry and the International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium. The role of observational data for evaluating treatments will be considered, and research findings from our registry will be highlighted, including our study of IL-6 inhibition with tocilizumab in patients with severe COVID-19.
Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Integrated Health Sciences Core
Tue October 20 2020
Watch “Learning from COVID-19 Data in Wuhan, USA, and the World on Transmission, Interventions, and Infection” on YouTube.Environmental Statistics Week: Learning from COVID-19 Data in Wuhan, USA, and the World on Transmission, Interventions, and Infection with Xihong Lin (Harvard)
Description: COVID-19 is an emerging respiratory infectious disease that has become a pandemic. In this talk, I will first provide a historical overview of the epidemic in Wuhan. I will provide the analysis results of 32,000 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Wuhan to estimate transmission rates, the multi-faceted public health intervention effects that helped Wuhan control the COVID-19 outbreak, and epidemiological characteristics of the cases. I will present the results using the transmission dynamic model to show the two features of the COVID-19 epidemic: high transmissibility and high covertness, and a high proportion of undetected cases, including asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic cases, and the chances of resurgence in different scenarios. I will next present the epidemic models to estimate the transmission rates in USA and other countries and intervention effects. I will present methods and analysis results of >500,000 participants of the HowWeFeel project on symptoms and health conditions in US, and discuss the factors associated with who have been tested in US and COVID-19 infection. I will provide several takeaways learned from the pandemic and discuss priorities.
Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Integrated Health Sciences Core
Mon October 19 2020
Watch “COVID-19 and Racial/Ethnic Disparities: Assessing Treatments Effects in Hospitalized Patients from Underrepresented Minority Groups” on YouTube.Environmental Statistics Week: COVID-19 and Racial/Ethnic Disparities: Assessing Treatments Effects in Hospitalized Patients from Underrepresented Minority Groups with Yanxun Xu (Johns Hopkins)
Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Integrated Health Sciences Core
Wed October 7 2020
Watch “A Virtual Event: Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS): Exposure, Toxicity, and Policy” on YouTube. A Virtual Event: Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS): Exposure, Toxicity, and Policy
Description: This M-LEEaD Virtual Symposium will focus on issues related to exposure, toxicity, and policy in the unfolding PFAS contamination across Michigan and globally. Speakers will each focus on one of these topics related to their expertise. Speakers: Elsie Sunderland, PhD (Harvard) Jamie DeWitt, PhD (Eastern Carolina University) Steve Sliver, Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART), Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE).
Sponsor: This event is sponsored by the Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD), University of Michigan School of Public Health. Support for this Center is provided by grant P30ES017885 from the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences.
Tue October 6 2020
Watch “Wearable Microsystem for Direct Measurement of Multi-VOC (Worker) Exposures” on YouTube.Environmental Research Seminar: Wearable Microsystem for Direct Measurement of Multi-VOC (Worker) Exposures with Ted Zellers (UM SPH EHS)
Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Integrated Health Sciences Core
Tue September 22 2020
Watch “Micro-randomized Trials in Mobile Health” on YouTube.Environmental Statistics Discussion: Micro-randomized Trials in Mobile Health with Zhenke Wu, PhD (Assistant Professor of Biostatistics Research Assistant Professor, Michigan Institute of Data Sciences (MIDAS))
Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Integrated Health Sciences Core
Slides: Download slides for this seminar.
Documents: Assessing Real-Time Moderation for Developing Adaptive Mobile Health Interventions for Medical Interns: Micro-Randomized Trial (PDF) from the Journal of Medical Internet Research; The Micro-Randomized Trial for Developing Digital Interventions: Data Analysis Methods (PDF);
Tue September 8 2020
Watch “What is the Integrated Health Sciences Core and What Can It Do For Me?” on YouTube.IHSC Introductory Seminar: What is the Integrated Health Sciences Core and What Can It Do For Me?
Description: An introduction to the IHSC with Marie O’Neill, PhD (Professor, Environmental Health Sciences and Epidemiology), Daniel McConnell, PhD (Director, Central Ligand Assay Satellite Services (CLASS) laboratory), Lu Wang, PhD (Professor, Biostatistics ), Trish Koman, PhD (Research Investigator, Environmental Health Sciences), Sung Kyun Park, ScD (Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences and Epidemiology)
Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Integrated Health Sciences Core
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Mon August 10 2020
Watch “Exposomics and Precision Medicine: Everything that Rises Must Converge” on YouTube.Summer Omics Learning Seminar Series: Exposomics and Precision Medicine: Everything that Rises Must Converge with Robert O. Wright, MD, MPH, Ethel H Wise Professor and Chair; Department of Environmental Medicine; Director, Institute for Exposomic Research; Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Description: Exposomics is the study of all the health relevant environmental exposures across a lifetime, and is the great unmet challenge in medical science. Exposomics is unique in that it includes external and internal measures of exposure, as well as being time varying. There have been exponential advances in measuring the exposome in the last decade. In this lecture the convergence of exposomics and precision medicine will be presented and a proposal advanced to incorporate environmental measures into precision medicine initiatives.

This webinar is part of the Summer Omics Learning (SOL) Series presented by the Omics and Bioinformatics Core (OBIC) of our Michigan Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Center at the University of Michigan.
Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Mon July 27 2020
Watch “Transposable elements and epigenome evolution” on YouTube.Summer Omics Learning Seminar Series: Transposable elements and epigenome evolution with Ting Wang, PhD, Inaugural Sanford and Karen Loewentheil Distinguished Professor of Medicine; Department of Genetics; Washington University School of Medicine
Description: Transposable elements (TE) make up about half of our genome, yet they are understudied due to their repetitive nature and are called “junk DNA”. However, they are an abundant and rich genetic resource of regulatory sequences. Modern genomics provided us an opportunity to interrogate their contribution to genome and epigenome evolution. I will discuss advances made over the last decade in recognizing TE’s role in innovating gene regulatory networks, and more recent surprising findings illustrating how TEs provide genetic redundancy in maintaining 3D genome architecture, and how TE’s deregulation accelerate cancer epigenome evolution

This webinar is part of the Summer Omics Learning (SOL) Series presented by the Omics and Bioinformatics Core (OBIC) of our Michigan Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Center at the University of Michigan. Please note that you must register using your institutional email address.
Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Tue June 30 2020
Watch “Implications of human microbiome research for epidemiology and public health” on YouTube.Summer Omics Learning Seminar Series: Implications of human microbiome research for epidemiology and public health with Betsy Foxman, PhD, Professor, Epidemiology; Director, Center for Molecular and Clinical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases; University of Michigan School of Public Health
Description: Applications of high throughput ‘omics technologies to the microbes living in and on humans (the microbiota) are rapidly changing our perspectives of the importance of microbiota to human health. If microbiota enhance or reduce the effects of pathogens, drugs or other exposures on the host, we might manipulate the microbiota for our benefit. Alternatively, or in addition, microbiota might respond to exposure-induced changes in host functions, and thus microbiota characteristics could be used as a diagnostic or prognostic tool. I will provide examples of ongoing epidemiologic studies of the human microbiome, and comment on the promise and challenges of the microbiome for Epidemiology and Public Health.

Following the webinar, there will be a separate small-group discussion from 1 - 2 pm EST. If you are interested in attending, please indicate your interest in the question below. You will receive an invitation email with separate Zoom details prior to the event.

This webinar is part of the Summer Omics Learning (SOL) Series presented by the Omics and Bioinformatics Core (OBIC) of our Michigan Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Center at the University of Michigan.
Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Thu June 11 2020
Watch “Cooked: Survival by Zipcode” on YouTube.Online Panel Discussion: Cooked: Survival by Zipcode
Description: “COOKED: Survival by ZIP Code” is a documentary by Peabody Award winning filmmaker, Judith Helfand, chronicling the deadly 1995 Chicago heat wave - in which 739 mostly Black, elderly, and poor Chicagoans died during the course of one week. Join us for a panel discussion with Judith Helfand, Director/Producer of COOKED; Jalonne White-Newsome, Senior Program Officer, Kresge Foundation; Trish Koman, Research Investigator, University of Michigan, School of Public Health; and Justin Onwenu, Environmental Justice Organizer, Sierra Club. The panel will be moderated by Amy Schulz, Professor, Health Behavior & Health Education, School of Public Health, University of Michigan
Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD); City of Detroit Health Department; We the People of Detroit; Future Insights Consulting; Eastside Community Network; Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice; Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation; Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition; Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation; Community Health and Social Services Center; Henry Ford Health System; Ecology Center
Wed May 27 2020
Webinar: “Assessing the Health Impacts of DTE’s 15-Year Energy Plan”
Description: In 2019, the Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition teamed up with researchers at the University of Michigan to quantify expected health impacts of DTE's coal and gas-based 15-year energy plan.

In this webinar, we'll discuss how Health Impact Assessments can – and should – be used to grant greater decision-making power to impacted communities, and advance public planning toward healthy communities.

The panel will feature Dr. Amy Schulz, Dr. Carina Gronlund, Dr. Tony Reames, and Michelle Martinez. We're so grateful to have Planet Detroit publisher Nina Ignaczak joining us as the moderator.

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Webpage: https://www.facebook.com/events/3224626377548870/
Sponsor: Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition, Work For Me DTE!, Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD), National Institutes of Health; co-sponsored by: Soulardarity, We Want Green Too, Sierra Club, Clean Water Action, Empower Michigan, We the People of Detroit, Michigan Environmental Council, Michigan Energy Efficiency for All, Michigan Interfaith Power & Light, Citizens Resistance At Fermi 2, and East Michigan Environmental Action Council.
Tue March 10 2020
Watch “Climate Change and Health: Readiness and Resilience” on YouTube.Environmental Practice Workshop: Climate Change and Health: Readiness and Resilience with Renee N. Salas, MD, MPH, MS, Yerby Fellow, Harvard Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE); Emergency Medical Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Description: OUR CLIMATE IS OUR PLANET’S LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM. Climate change influences human health and disease in numerous ways. Some existing health threats will intensify and new health threats will emerge. Not everyone is equally at risk, and children are especially at risk. Preventive and adaptive actions are needed.

OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Renee N. Salas, is an emergency medicine physician who co-authored the U.S. portion of the Lancet Countdown report and Health and Care Delivery in the New England Journal of Medicine. A panel of experts will present solutions from a variety of other universities who are reducing their carbon footprint in response to the urgent public health need. Dr. Salas will present the keynote address “Climate Action: Children’s Health Drives Need for Urgent Action”.

Please go to http://mleead.umich.edu/Event_Climate_Change_and_Health_2020.php for more information.
Webpage: http://mleead.umich.edu/Event_Climate_Change_and_Health_2020.php
Tue February 25 2020
Environmental Research Seminar: “Environmental Exposures, Epigenetics, and Health in Vulnerable Populations” with Jaclyn Goodrich, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, UM SPH
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Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Integrated Health Sciences Core
Thu February 20 2020
Watch “From PBB to PFAS: Research and Action to Address Michigan’s Large Scale Chemical Contaminations” on YouTube.Symposium: From PBB to PFAS: Research and Action to Address Michigan’s Large Scale Chemical Contaminations
Description: A symposium to facilitate community - researcher collaborations, featuring:
  • Keynote address by Linda S. Birnbaum, PhD, DABT, ATS (Director (retired), Scientist Emeritus, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program). Keynote will be live-streamed and recorded for later viewing.
  • Presentations by community residents and academic researchers working on PBB and PFAS health impacts, as well as breakout groups focused on strategies for building effective community-academic collaborations:
    • Michele Marcus, PhD (Emory University’s Michigan PBB Registry)
    • Jane Keon (Pine River Superfund Citizen Task Force)
    • Francis Spaniola (former Michigan State Representative)
    • Tony Spaniola, JD (creator Michigan Cancer Registry)
    • Courtney Carignan, PhD (Michigan State University)
    • Monica Lewis-Patrick (President & CEO, We the People of Detroit)
    • COMMUNITY PANELISTS: Sandy Wynn-Stelt (Rockford); Theresa Landrum (Detroit); Lawrence Reynolds (Flint); Donele Wilkins (Detroit); Tim Neyer (Mt. Pleasant).
Webpage: http://mleead.umich.edu/Event_FromPBBtoPFAS.php
Sponsor: The University of Michigan M-LEEaD Center, Emory University’s HERCULES Center, and Central Michigan University
Wed February 5 2020
Seminar: “Experimental and Clinical Findings of Potential EDC Exposure” with Kenneth Korach, PhD, Senior Investigator, Reproductive & Developmental Biology Laboratory / Receptor Biology Group, NIEHS
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Thu January 30 2020
Watch “In Utero Exposures to E-cigarettes: implications for childhood obesity” on YouTube.Seminar: In Utero Exposures to E-cigarettes: implications for childhood obesity with Stephania Cormier, PhD, Wiener Chair and Professor of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University; Director, LSU Superfund Research Program; Professor of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, LSU School of Veterinary Medicine; Honorary Professor Child Health Research Centre, University of Queensland, Australia
Tue December 3 2019
Environmental Research Seminar: “Statistics Online Computational Resource (SOCR) DataSifter: a statistical technique to protect research participant privacy while enabling data sharing” with Ivo D. Dinov, PhD, MS, Director, Statistics Online Computational Resource [SOCR], Professor of Health Behavior & Biological Sciences; and Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics
Description: Effective and pragmatic sharing of data that includes sensitive information is difficult. The validation and reproducibility of findings in many health, financial, intelligence, socioeconomic, and other high-dimensional case-studies is inhibited when the data can’t be shared and the results independently confirmed. Either the utility of the data may be compromised by significant masking of the data or alternatively there may be a high risk of exposing private personal or secure organizational information. Excessive scrambling or encoding of the information makes the information less useful for modeling, or analytical processing. Insufficient preprocessing may compromise sensitive information and introduce a substantial risk for re-identification of individuals by various stratification techniques.

To address this problem, the SOCR lab developed a novel statistical method (DataSifter) that provides on-the-fly obfuscation of high-dimensional structured and unstructured sensitive data, e.g., clinical data from electronic health records (EHR). This technique provides complete administrative control over the balance between risk of data re-identification and preservation of the data information. Under careful set up of user-defined privacy levels, our simulation experiments suggest that the DataSifter protects privacy while maintaining data utility for different types of outcomes of interest. The application of DataSifter on ABIDE data provides a realistic demonstration of how to employ the proposed algorithm on EHR with more than 500 features. We are extending the DataSifter to desensitize longitudinal data and free-text. Time-permitting, some additional SOCR tools and resources may be demonstrated (http://www.socr.umich.edu).
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Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Integrated Health Sciences Core
Tue November 19 2019
Environmental Research Seminar: “PFAS in MICHIGAN: the state of Michigan's investigations and response” with Betsy Wasilevich, PhD, MPH, Senior Epidemiologist, Michigan Dept of Health & Human Services
Description: Betsy Wasilevich (MDHHS) will present the Environmental Research seminar on “PFAS in MICHIGAN: the state of Michigan’s investigations and response”. Please join us as Dr. Wasilevich addresses the public health response efforts and how MDHHS has, and will continue to, investigate PFAS exposures and outcomes around the state.
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Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Integrated Health Sciences Core
Tue October 29 2019
Environmental Statistics Discussion: “57 varieties of regression, and some updates” with Rod Little, PhD, Richard D. Remington Distinguished University Professor of Biostatistics
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Sponsor: Integrated Health Sciences Core and Community Engagement Cores of the Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Tue October 22 2019
Environmental Statistics Day: “Prediction Error and Model Evaluation for Space-Time Downscaling: Case Studies in Air Pollution during Wildfires” with Donatello Telesca, PhD., Assoc. Professor, Biostatistics, UCLA
Description: Public Health Scientists use prediction models to downscale (i.e., interpolate) air pollution exposure where monitoring data is insufficient. This exercise aims to obtain estimates at fine resolutions, so that exposure data may reliably be related to health outcomes. In this setting, substantial research efforts have been dedicated to the development of statistical models capable of integrating heterogenous information to obtain accurate prediction: statistical downscaling models, land use regression, as well as machine learning strategies. However, when presented with the tasks of choosing between models, or averaging models, we find that our understanding of model performance in the absence of independent statistical replications remains insufficient. This lecture is motivated by several studies of air pollution (PM 2.5 and ground-level ozone) during wildfires. We review the basis for cross validation as a strategy for the estimation of the expected prediction error. As these performance measure play a crucial role in model selection and averaging we present a formal characterization of the estimands targeted by different data subsetting strategies, and explore their performance in engineered data settings. A final analysis and a warning about preference inversion is presented in relation to a 2008 wildfire event in Northern California.

Dr. Telesca is Associate Professor of Biostatistics at the University of California Los Angeles. He received a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Washington and spent two years at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center as a postdoctoral fellow. His research interests include Bayesian methods in multivariate statistics, functional data analysis, statistical methods in bio- and nano-informatics. Dr. Telesca is a member of the California NanoSystems Institute, the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and principal data scientist at Lucid Circuit Inc.
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Sponsor: Integrated Health Sciences Core, Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) NIEHS grant P30ES017885
Wed October 2 2019
Environmental Research Seminar: “Health, Nature and Our Built Environment: Change through Radical Collaborations” with Jack Spengler PhD, Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health & Human Habitation, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Integrated Health Sciences Core
Tue September 10 2019
Environmental Research Seminar: “Health & Household-Related Benefits of Weatherizing Low-Income Homes & Affordable Multifamily Buildings” with Bruce Tonn, PhD, Co-Founder and President, Three3, Inc/ThreeCubed
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Sponsor: the Integrated Health Sciences Core of the Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Tue July 23 2019
Watch “Genomics: The Michigan Genomics Initiative: An In-House Integrated Data Frame to Conduct Precision Health Queries” on YouTube.Summer Omics Learning Seminar Series : Genomics: The Michigan Genomics Initiative: An In-House Integrated Data Frame to Conduct Precision Health Queries with Dr. Bhramar Mukherjee, University of Michigan
Sponsor: M-LEEaD Omics and Bioinformatics Core and Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Tue July 9 2019
Summer Omics Learning Seminar Series : “Adductomics: Strategies and approaches for human biomonitoring of environmental and dietary carcinogens” with Dr. Robert Turesky, University of Minnesota
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Sponsor: M-LEEaD Omics and Bioinformatics Core and Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Mon May 6 2019
Watch “Making Your First Research Team a Success: Strategies and Pitfalls” on YouTube.Career Development Seminar: Making Your First Research Team a Success: Strategies and Pitfalls
Description: From the M-LEEaD + CURES Career Development Seminar on Monday May 6 2019. Some sections of workshop could not be recorded due to audio problems.
Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) at the University of Michigan and Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES) at Wayne State University
Tue April 2 2019
Environmental Research Seminar: “Exposed! Pathways from Normal to Extreme in Exposure Science” with Stuart Batterman, PhD, Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, UM SPH
Description: This seminar will discuss some of the techniques and issues in assessing exposure of both routine and extraordinary events in environmental and occupational settings.
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Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Integrated Health Sciences Core
Thu March 28 2019
Interview: with M-LEEaD Exposure Assessment Core Co-Leader John Meeker, ScD, CIH on Detroit Public Television’s “One Detroit”
Description: One Detroit takes a closer look at the man-made chemicals known as PFAS that are threatening Michigan’s water supply.
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Thu March 21 2019
Policy Discussion: “From PBB to PFAS: Policy Lessons from Widespread Chemical Contaminations in Michigan”
Description: This event provided an opportunity for legislators and their staff to meet with environmental health researchers to discuss how Michigan can prevent and more effectively respond to future environmental contaminations.
Speakers: Michele Marcus, Professor, School of Public Health, Emory University, “Health effects of PBB Exposure in Michigan”; Edward Lorenz, Reid Knox Professor Emeritus, Alma College, “Important Lessons from the PBB Accident”; Al Franzblau, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan, “PFAS: A Contemporary Environmental Contamination in Michigan”
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Sponsor: University of Michigan’s Michigan Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Center; Central Michigan University’s History Department Emory University’s Health and Exposome Research Center: Understanding Lifetime Exposures (HERCULES); Support for this event provided by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health; Cosponsors: Senator Winnie Brinks, Senator Kevin Daley, Senator Peter MacGregor, Senator Sean McCann, Senator Rick Outman, Representative Abdullah Hammoud, Representative James Lower, and Representative Hank Vaupel
Tue February 26 2019
Watch “Climate Change and Health: What the Science Says and What We Can Do” on YouTube.Environmental Practice Workshop: Climate Change and Health: What the Science Says and What We Can Do
Description: Our climate is our planet’s life support system. Climate change influences human health and disease in numerous ways including impacts from increased extreme weather events, wildfire, decreased air quality, and illnesses transmitted by food, water, and diseases carriers such as mosquitoes and ticks. As described in the National Climate Assessment, some existing health threats will intensify and new health threats will emerge. Not everyone is equally at risk. Important considerations include age, economic resources, and location. Preventive and adaptive actions are urgently needed. Our panel of experts include authors of the National Climate Assessment Health and environmental sustainability and public health leaders.

Speakers:
• John Balbus, MD, MPH National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences;
• Kim Knowlton, DrPH Natural Resources Defense Council & Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
• welcoming remarks from F. DuBois Bowman, PhD, Dean, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Please go to http://mleead.umich.edu/Event_Climate_Change_and_Health_2019.php for more information.
Sponsor: Michigan Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease Center (NIEHS funded); Co-Sponsors: School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS); Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Michigan Public Health
Mon February 25 2019
Administrative Core Winter Seminar Series: “Role of environmental exposures in childhood obesity and cardiovascular risks, including assessment of economic cost burden” with Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP , Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Environmental Medicine, Population Health New York University
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Tue February 19 2019
Environmental Statistics Discussion: “Design Matters: the Pros and Cons of Longitudinal versus Cross-Sectional Designs” with Thomas Braun, PhD, Professor of Biostatistics and Dentistry
Description: The Environmental Statistics Discussion series aims to increase statistical literacy by fostering discussion on statistical ideas and concepts that could be beneficial to non-statistically trained SPH researchers.

Two journal articles can be read to prepare for dialogue: Where science meets policy: comparing longitudinal and cross-sectional designs to address diarrhoeal disease burden in the developing world (Amanda R Markovitz) + Blood Lead Levels of Children in Flint, Michigan: 2006-2016 (Hernán F. Gómez, MD)
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Sponsor: Integrated Health Sciences Core of the Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) funded by grant P30ES017885 from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Tue February 5 2019
Watch “PFAS: Evidence of Residential Segregation and Non-Linear Dose-Responses” on Panopto.Environmental Research Seminar: “PFAS: Evidence of Residential Segregation and Non-Linear Dose-Responses” with Sung Kyun Park, MPH, ScD, Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Environmental Health Sciences, UM SPH
Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Integrated Health Sciences Core
Tue January 29 2019
Watch “Multiple Perspectives on Multiple Comparisons” on Panopto.Environmental Statistics Discussion: “Multiple Perspectives on Multiple Comparisons” with Roderick Little, PhD, Richard D. Remington Distinguished University; Professor of Biostatistics; Professor, Department of Statistics; Research Professor, Institute for Social Research; Senior Fellow, Michigan Society of Fellows
Description: The Environmental Statistics Discussion series aims to increase statistical literacy by fostering discussion on statistical ideas and concepts that could be beneficial to non-statistically trained SPH researchers.
Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Tue January 22 2019
Watch “Linking a dose-response model to observed infection to describe spatial-temporal patterns in a Q fever outbreak” on Panopto.Environmental Statistics Day: “Linking a dose-response model to observed infection to describe spatial-temporal patterns in a Q fever outbreak” with Lance Waller, PhD , Professor & Chair Dept Biostatistics & Bioinformatics Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Description: We explore a Netherlands outbreak of Q fever in 2009 by combining a human dose–response model with geostatistics to predict local probability of infection, associated probability of illness, and local effective exposures to Coxiella burnetii. We begin with the spatial distribution of 220 notified cases in the at–risk population. Next, we use the dose-response relationship (established via historical experiments) to convert the observed risk map into an estimated smooth spatial field of local dose. Based on the observed symptomatic cases, the dose–response model predicts a median of 611 asymptomatic infections (95% range 410 to 1,084), i.e., 2.78 (95% range 1.86 to 4.93) asymptomatic infections for each reported case. The estimated peak levels of exposure extend to the north–east from the point source with an increasing proportion of asymptomatic infections further from the source. Our work combines established methodology from model-based geostatistics and dose-response modeling providing a novel approach to study outbreaks. Such predictions (and associated uncertainties) are important for targeting interventions during an outbreak, estimating future disease burden, and planning public health response. Joint work with R. John Brooke, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis TN; Peter FM Teunis, Centre for Infectious Disease Control, RIVM, Bilthoven, the Netherlands; Mirjam EE Kretzschmar, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Sponsor: Integrated Health Sciences Core
Tue December 11 2018
Watch “Community-Academic Collaboration on Drinking Water Contamination by Fluorinated Compounds: in the Cape Fear (NC) River Basin” on YouTube.Environmental Research Seminar: Community-Academic Collaboration on Drinking Water Contamination by Fluorinated Compounds: in the Cape Fear (NC) River Basin
Description: Webinar with Jane Hoppin, ScD (Deputy Director, Center for Human Health & Environment, Assoc Prof Dept Biological Sciences, N Carolina State U) and Kemp Burdette (Cape Fear Riverkeeper, Cape Fear River Watch)
Sponsor: Community Engagement Core (CEC) and Integrated Health Sciences Core (IHSC), Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Tue December 4 2018
Environmental Research Seminar: “Wayne County Health, Environment, Allergy & Asthma Longitudinal Study (WHEALS): Examining Tooth Metals and the Gut Microbiome in a Birth Cohort” with Andrea Cassidy-Bushrow, PhD, Assoc Scientist, Dept of Public Health Sciences, Henry Ford Health System & CURES Center
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Sponsor: Integrated Health Sciences Core, Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Tue November 20 2018
Integrated Health Sciences Core and Community Engagement Core Seminar Series: “Community-based Environmental Monitoring for Public Health Action: The Imperial County Community Air Monitoring Network” with Humberto Lugo (Air Monitoring Manager, Comité Civico Del Valle, Inc) and Edmund Seto, PhD (Assoc Professor, Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington)
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Sponsor: Integrated Health Sciences Core and Community Engagement Core, Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Tue November 6 2018
Environmental Research Seminar: “Flame Retardants in Gymnasts” with Courtney Carignan, PhD, Asst Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Pharmacology and Toxicology, MSU
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Sponsor: Integrated Health Sciences Core, Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Tue October 9 2018
Environmental Research Seminar: “Drinking Water, from Source to Pipe to Sink to Toilet - and Back Again” with Seth Guikema, PhD, Assoc Professor, Dept Industrial & Operations Engineering, and Civil & Environmental Engineering
Description: Modern urban areas are depend on drinking water systems that are complex, geographically distributed, and often aging. These systems may pose significant risks to public health under certain conditions. This talk gives an overview of drinking water systems typical of the U.S. It then reviews some of the challenges facing these systems with a focus on those related to aging and deferred maintenance. I then summarize work on both estimating the probability of pipe breaks in drinking water systems and preliminary work examining the health effects of these pipe breaks when they do occur. The talk closes with an overview of a recently-funded Blue Sky initiative at U-M that focuses on microbiomes, drinking water systems, and their health effects.
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Sponsor: Integrated Health Sciences Core, Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Tue October 2 2018
Michigan Public Health Flint Task Force Water Summit: “Politics and Governance of Clean Water”
Description: Please register at Michigan Public Health Training Center to watch the video.
Sponsor: Public Health Practice at the UM School of Public Health, Michigan Public Health Training Center, the Michigan Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease Center (M-LEEaD Center), Michigan Medicine Community Health Services, Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR)
Tue October 2 2018
Michigan Public Health Flint Task Force Water Summit: “Water Affordability for Public Health”
Description: Please register at Michigan Public Health Training Center to watch the video.
Sponsor: Public Health Practice at the UM School of Public Health, Michigan Public Health Training Center, the Michigan Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease Center (M-LEEaD Center), Michigan Medicine Community Health Services, Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR)
Thu August 23 2018
Curriculum: “Building Equitable Partnerships for Environmental Justice”
Description: The goal of this curriculum is to strengthen capacity among community leaders in environmental justice movements and academic researchers to develop collaborative, equitable, and effective partnerships to promote mutual learning and address environmental issues in disadvantaged communities. Our hope is that this will foment innovative and impactful environmental health research that informs environmental justice strategies
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Wed July 25 2018
Interview: “Issues Of The Environment: PFAs Contamination Throughout Michigan And In Washtenaw County” with Rita Loch-Caruso, PhD (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
Description: Chemicals known as PFAs have found their way in Washtenaw County’s drinking water, and that can lead to numerous health and environmental problems. In this week’s “Issues of the Environment,” WEMU’s David Fair talks about this situation with Dr. Rita Loch-Caruso, toxicologist and Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Michigan.
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Wed May 16 2018
Watch “Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Webinar” on YouTube.Webinar: Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Webinar with Rick Rediske, PhD (Grand Valley State University), Detlef Knappe, PhD (North Carolina State University) and Rita Loch-Caruso, PhD (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
Description: This webinar describes the unfolding PFAS groundwater contamination Medias in southwest Michigan. Panelists describe the process of building scientific knowledge about the scope of the contamination and its public health impacts, and potential solutions to groundwater contamination with PFAS and similar chemicals.
Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
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Tue April 24 2018
Environmental Statistics Discussion: “To Bayes or not to Bayes?” with Bhramar Mukherjee (Professor, Biostatistics & Epidemiology) and Roderick Little (Professor, Biostatistics & Statistics)
Description: The Environmental Statistics Discussion series aims to increase statistical literacy by fostering discussion on statistical ideas and concepts that could be beneficial to non-statistically trained SPH researchers.
Media: Please click here to watch the lecture.
Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Tue March 27 2018
Environmental Statistics Discussion: “CHARM(ing) ECHO: developing of a probability sample of MI births using birth certificate records” with Michael Elliott, PhD, Professor of Biostatistics, School of Public Health and Research Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research
Description: The Environmental Statistics Discussion series aims to increase statistical literacy by fostering discussion on statistical ideas and concepts that could be beneficial to non-statistically trained SPH researchers.
Media: Please click here to watch the lecture.
Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Tue March 20 2018
Watch “Using Systematic Review to Evaluate Population Level-Dose Toxicity from Endocrine Active Chemicals” on YouTube.Environmental Health Workshop/Panel Discussion: Using Systematic Review to Evaluate Population Level-Dose Toxicity from Endocrine Active Chemicals
Description: How do chemicals in the environment affect people’s health? How can the latest types of data be incorporated into risk assessment? Please join us for Using Systematic Review to Evaluate Population Level-Dose Toxicity from Endocrine Active Chemicals on Tuesday, March 20 from 4:00-6:00 pm in Lane Auditorium (1690) at the U-M School of Public Health (1415 Washington Heights), with reception to follow.

The National Academies of Science (NAS) released a landmark report last summer that will affect how environmental health science is evaluated and used for decision making. Leading scientists involved in developing this report “Application of Systematic Review Methods in an Overall Strategy for Evaluating Low-Dose Toxicity from Endocrine Active Chemicals” will discuss key recommendations and policy implications of the report. Three members of the NAS committee, Drs. David Dorman, Weihsueh Chiu, and Andrew Rooney, will provide an overview of the report and discuss implications for hazard and chemical assessment at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Dr. Juleen Lam will present the findings of her recent systematic review of PBDEs and childhood neurological outcomes.
Sponsor: Integrated Health Sciences Core of the NIEHS-funded Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD).
Tue March 20 2018
Class Seminar: “Critical appraisal & decision-making in environmental health sciences” with Dr. Juleen Lam, Associate Research Scientist, Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, USCF
Description: Dr. Juleen Lam presents a special seminar to Marie O'Neill's Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology class and visiting scholars.
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Sponsor: Integrated Health Sciences Core of the NIEHS-funded Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD).
Wed March 14 2018
Environmental Statistics: “Environmental Statistics Day (Special Lecture #2)” with Brent Coull, PhD, Professor of Biostatistics; Associate Chair of the Department of Biostatistics; Harvard University
Description: An expert in biostatistics will provide their perspective on a timely topic that relates to environmental health and statistics methods.
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Sponsor: Integrated Health Sciences Core of the Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Wed March 14 2018
Environmental Statistics: “Environmental Statistics Day (Special Lecture #1)” with Lianne Sheppard, PhD, MSc, Assistant Chair, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences; Professor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences; Professor, Biostatistics; University of Washington
Description: An expert in biostatistics will provide their perspective on a timely topic that relates to the environmental health and statistics methods.
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Sponsor: Integrated Health Sciences Core of the Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Tue February 20 2018
Environmental Statistics Discussion: “Good practices of data management for statistical analysis” with Cathie Spino, ScD, Research Associate Professor of Biostatistics; Director of Statistical Analysis of Biomedical and Educational Research (SABER)
Description: The Environmental Statistics Discussion series aims to increase statistical literacy by fostering discussion on statistical ideas and concepts that could be beneficial to non-statistically trained SPH researchers.
Media: Please click here to download slides from the lecture.
Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Tue February 13 2018
Environmental Statistics Discussion: “Flexible modeling methods: semiparametric-mixed model and functional linear model” with Lu Wang, PhD, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, School of Public Health
Description: The Environmental Statistics Discussion series aims to increase statistical literacy by fostering discussion on statistical ideas and concepts that could be beneficial to non-statistically trained SPH researchers.
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Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Fri February 2 2018
M-LEEaD Winter Seminar Series: “How are big data changing environmental health? Examples from exposure science, epidemiology and environmental epigenetics.” with Andrea Baccarelli, MD, PhD , Chair and Leon Hess Professor, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
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Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Tue January 23 2018
Environmental Statistics: “Environmental Statistics Discussion” with Roderick Little, PhD, Richard D. Remington Distinguished University; Professor of Biostatistics; Professor, Department of Statistics; Research Professor, Institute for Social Research; Senior Fellow, Michigan Society of Fellows
Description: The Environmental Statistics Discussion series aims to increase statistical literacy by fostering discussion on statistical ideas and concepts that could be beneficial to non-statistically trained SPH researchers.
Media: Please click here to download slides from the lecture.
Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Mon January 22 2018
M-LEEaD Winter Seminar Series: “Challenges and opportunities in building a search engine to discover new exposures in disease” with Chirag Patel, Ph.D, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School
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Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Tue December 5 2017
Video: “Environmental Research Seminar: Environmental epigenetics in early Life: The tissue issue” with Kelly Bakulski, Research Assistant Professor, EPID
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Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Tue November 14 2017
Video: “Environmental Research Seminar: Air pollution exposure modeling and exposure apportionment among vulnerable residents of Detroit, MI” with Chad Milando, PhD Candidate, EHS
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Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Tue October 31 2017
Video: “Environmental Research Seminar: Clean Heat & Energy Justice: assessing equitable transitions to clean air in NYC” with Diana Hernandez, PhD, Assistant Professor Sociomedical Sciences Mailman School of Public Health Columbia University
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Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Tue October 17 2017
Video: “Environmental Research Seminar: Overview of the ECHO Project in Michigan: Opportunities for environmental research in child health” with Nigel Paneth, MD, MPH, Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Pediatrics; Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine,
Description: The Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) program is a National Institues of Health (NIH) initiative to understand the effects of environmental exposures on child health and development.
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Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Tue October 3 2017
Video: “Environmental Research Seminar: Climate Change and Health in the Industrial Midwest” with Carina Gronlund, PhD, Senior Research Fellow, CSEPH/EPID
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Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Tue March 28 2017
Video: “Environmental Research Seminar: Health Equity at Industrial Scale: the Frank Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act under the Trump Administration ” with Dr. Tracey Woodruff, Dr. Gina Solomon, Nick Schroeck, Dr. Tala Henry
Description: Sponsored by: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD), Wayne State Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES), Michigan Public Health Association - Epidemiology, Michigan Public Health Training Center, University of California at San Francisco Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, U-M Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering, U-M School of Nursing, U-M Environmental Law & Policy Program
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Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Tue March 7 2017
Video: “Environmental Research Seminar: Air Pollution and Autism: Causal or Confounded?” with Marc Weisskopf (Harvard SPH)
Description: Abstract: In the last decade, several studies have examined the association between perinatal exposure to ambient air pollution and risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Associations have been seen with different aspects of air pollution, including hazardous air toxics, ozone, particulate and traffic-related pollution. As with any epidemiological study, confounding can be a concern; in the case of air pollution, socioeconomic status and place of residence are of particular concern as these can be related to ASD case ascertainment and other potential causal risk factors for ASD. I will discuss our work within the Nurses’ Health Study II cohort in this context. We find an increased risk of ASD with increasing maternal exposure to particulate matter air pollution ?2.5 microns in diameter (PM2.5) during pregnancy, and specifically the 3rd trimester. I will discuss the implications of time window specific associations for confounding and the epidemiological methods concept of negative controls as well as other methodological concepts related to this work.
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Sponsor: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Thu February 23 2017
Video: “Environmental Research Seminar: Challenges in Modeling Associations Between Environmental Exposures and Pregnancy Outcomes” with Amy Herring, ScD, Carol Remmer Angle Distinguished Professor of Children’s Environmental Health, Associate Chair of the Department of Biostatistics, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health
Description: Sponsored by: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD), Wayne State Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES), Michigan Public Health Association - Epidemiology, Michigan Public Health Training Center, University of California at San Francisco Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, U-M Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering, U-M School of Nursing, U-M Environmental Law & Policy Program
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Tue January 17 2017
Video: “Environmental Research Seminar: 1,4-Dioxane in Cape Fear River Basin, North Carolina” with Detlef Knappe, PhD, Professor of Civil, Construction, & Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University
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Tue January 10 2017
Video: “Environmental Research Seminar: Health effects of the 2008 northern California wildfires: a spatiotemporal approach” with Colleen Reid, PhD, Assistant Professor of Geography, University of Colorado
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