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Title: Cumulative Risk Assessment (CRA) 2013 Webinar Series
Date: June 26, 2013
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. EDT
Location: Webinar
Purpose:

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 to run through December 2013. The CRA Webinar Series is open to the public to stimulate wider discourse on cumulative risk themes generally.

The June Webinar will feature:

Speakers:
Dr. Wenyaw Chan
Dr. Wenyaw Chan
Professor
Division of Biostatistics
School of Public Health
University of Texas-Health Science Center at Houston

Wenyaw Chan, Ph.D. is currently a Professor of Biostatistics at the School of Public Health, University of Texas-Health Science Center at Houston, where he started his faculty appointment in 1989. Dr. Chan has participated in more than 30 public health research projects including several in environmental health. He has served as a dissertation supervisor for more than two-dozen doctoral students. His methodology research includes design and analysis of longitudinal studies and stochastic models. He has authored or coauthored more than 130 peer-reviewed articles and two textbooks in statistics, medical sciences, or public health. Dr. Chan is currently a member of ASPH/Pfizer Public Health Academy of Distinguished Teachers.

Speakers:
Maria Jimenez
Maria Jimenez
Research Coordinator for the EPA STAR grant:
“Hypertension in Mexican-Americans: Assessing Disparities in Air Pollutant Risks”
University Of Texas School Of Public Health

Maria Jimenez has been has been a strong voice and activist in social justice issues for the last forty-seven years. She has been a community organizer and activist in the Latino community. She has organized several community-based campaigns for social change, provided concrete support to immigrant workers fight for social justice, and voiced immigrant rights concerns in community and political processes already at work locally, nationally and internationally for social justice and change in multiple leadership roles for organizations such as the Immigration Law Enforcement Monitoring Project for the American Friends Service Committee, Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance (MIRA), the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, the Central American Resource Center (CRECEN)/America Para Todos, the Houston Interfaith Worker Justice Center (HIWJ), Alianza Mexicana and Texas Environmental Justice and Advocacy Services (TEJAS). [Read More]

Presentation: A Novel Approach for Testing Interaction Effects of Environmental and Psychosocial Stressors on Disease Risk in a Logistic Regression Model
What will you learn?
  1. To describe the specific aims of the project entitled “Hypertension in Mexican-Americans: Assessing Disparities in Air Pollutant Risks”.
  2. To explain the general, traditional approach of evaluating the statistical interaction of two factors on disease risk.
  3. To discuss key elements of a new approach for testing interaction effects in a logistic regression framework and to compare this new approach with the traditional ones.

Contact: Devon Payne-Sturges (payne-sturges.devon@epa.gov); phone: 703-347-8055
Additional info: Webinar Overview
Save the Date (PDF) (1 pg, 2.09 MB)

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