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Title: Cumulative Risk Assessment (CRA) 2012 Webinar Series
Date: November 28, 2012
3:00 p.m. EDT
Location: Webinar

Join us for the monthly webinar series presenting the latest research findings in cumulative risk assessment and impacts.

EPA’s Risk Assessment Forum Cumulative Risk Assessment (CRA) Technical Panel is currently developing guidelines on CRA and NCER is funding extramural research to advance the science further and introduce additional strategies for examining combinations of chemical, physical and biological stressors while factoring in population vulnerabilities.

Invited speakers will present on a wide range of cumulative risk topics to inform participants about the development of the Agency’s CRA Guidelines.

The CRA Webinar Series will be presented monthly, and will be announced in two groupings, the first running through Dec. 2012, and the second to be announced in December 2012 and to run through December 2013. The CRA Webinar Series is open to the public to stimulate wider discourse on cumulative risk themes generally.

The November Webinar will feature:

Krista Christensen
Krista Christensen
National Center for Environmental Assessment
Krista joined the National Center for Environmental Assessment (Washington division) in August of 2010, after completing her MPH and PhD in epidemiology at Emory University, and post-doc at the Universite de Montreal. Her research background is in environmental chemical exposure and impact on child health and pubertal development. As an epidemiologist in the Quantitative Risk Methods Group of NCEA, Krista works on the IRIS chemical assessments for Libby amphibole asbestos, phthalates, PCBs and beryllium. She also works on methods development for risk assessment.
Institution: National Center for Environmental Assessment
Presentation: "Assessing the Health Impact of Multiple Environmental Chemicals"

What you will learn:

  • What is cumulative risk assessment (CRA), and what are some methodological challenges when attempting to examine the effect of many environmental chemicals in relation to a health outcome
  • Overview of a new statistical approach to examine the effect of many environmental chemicals in relation to a health outcome
  • Example of implementing this new approach, using publicly available data
Contact: Devon Payne-Sturges (payne-sturges.devon@epa.gov); phone: 703-347-8055
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Logistics: TBD
Agenda: TBD
Additional info: Webinar Overview
Save the Date (PDF) (1 pg, 497 K)

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