Gene-Environment and Disparities Research Workshop Series (2012-2013)

Date: 

Friday, September 14, 2012 (All day) to Friday, May 3, 2013 (All day)

 

The Harvard Catalyst Health Disparities Research Program and the Harvard/MGH Center on Genomics, Vulnerable Populations, and Health Disparities hosted a year-long workshop series addressing conceptual, methodological, and measurement issues key to conducting innovative research to understand the complex role of social, environmental, behavioral, and genetic factors in the etiology of health disparities.

Those with a Harvard ID may view the VIDEO of each workshop by clicking on the workshop title in the agenda listing, below.

9/14: Developing Transdisciplinary Research Designs to Investigate the Etiology of Health Disparities
Alexandra Shields, PhD, Director, Harvard/MGH Center on Genomics, Vulnerable Populations, and Health Disparities; Co-Director, Harvard Catalyst Health Disparities Research Program; Assoc. Professor of Medicine, HMS; Assoc. Member, Broad Inst.

10/5: Race and Science; New Challenges to an Old Problem 
Evelynn Hammonds, PhD, Dean of Harvard College, Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science and of African and African American Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

10/12: Racism and Health Disparities: Implications for Understanding the Biology of Disadvantage
David Williams, PhD, Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health, HSPH; Professor of African and African American Studies and of Sociology, Harvard University

11/30: Gene-Environment Interplay and the Epidemiology of Health Disparities: Statistical Considerations
Peter Kraft, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, HSPH

12/7: Place Matters: Best Practices for Measuring the Built Environment and Assessing Neighborhood Characteristics
Jennifer Haas, MD, MSPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS, BWH, and HSPH; Co-Director, Harvard Catalyst Health Disparities Research Program
Francine Laden, ScD, Mark and Catherine Winkler Associate Professor of Environmental Epidemiology, HSPH; Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS and BWH

1/11: Measuring Behavior in Gene-Environment Studies: Placing “Choice” in a Social Context
Karen Emmons, PhD, Associate Dean for Research & Professor of Society, Human Development, and Health, HSPH; Assoc. Director, Initiative to Eliminate Cancer Disparities, DF/HCC; Deputy Director, Center for Community-Based Research, DFCI

2/8: Environmental Exposures, Genetics, and Health
David Christiani, MD, MPH, Elkan Blout Professor of Environmental Genetics and Director, Harvard Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health, HSPH; Professor of Medicine, HMS
Douglas Dockery, MS, ScD, Professor of Environmental Epidemiology & Chair, Department of Environmental Health, HSPH; Director, Harvard-NIEHS Center for Environmental Health; Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS & BWH

3/8: Epigenetics as a Tool to Capture Biological Marks of Stressors Contributing to Health Disparities
Andrea Baccarelli, MD, MPH, PhD, Mark and Catherine Winkler Associate Professor of Environmental Epigenetics, HSPH

4/12: Systems Epidemiology Approach to Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases
Frank Hu, MD, MPH, PhD, Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology and Co-Director, Program in Obesity Epidemiology and Prevention, HSPH; Professor of Medicine, HMS and BWH; Director, Harvard Transdisciplinary Research in Energetics and Cancer Center; Director, Boston Obesity Nutrition Research Center Epidemiology and Genetics Core

4/26: Telomere Length: What Can it Tell Us About Health?
Immaculata De Vivo, MPH, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, HSPH; Associate Professor in Medicine, HMS

5/3: Challenges in Building a Cohort to Study the Role of Genetic, Social, and Environmental Factors in the Etiology of Health Disparities: Black Women's Health Study & Southern Community Cohort Study
Julie Palmer, MPH, ScD, Professor of Epidemiology and Senior Epidemiologist, Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston Univ.
Lisa Signorello, SM, SD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, HSPH