SAMSI-SAVI Workshop on Statistical Methods and Analysis of Environmental Health Data : May 30 – June 3, 2016

Registration for this workshop is currently closed.

Location

This workshop will be held in Mumbai, India.

Description

This workshop, co-sponsored by SAMSI, Harvard (T.H. Chan School of Public Health), ISI-Kolkata, and PFHI provides a capacity-building opportunity for researchers in India to enhance their knowledge and skills related to statistical methodology and epidemiological application to address some of India’s most pressing public health challenges. This workshop also presents us with a unique opportunity to network and develop relationships that will catalyze future collaborations.

SAMSI-SAVI 2016 Workshop inquiry: kcoleman@hsph.harvard.edu

Schedule and Supporting Media

Monday, May 30, 2016
Mumbai, India

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
9:45-10:00 Welcome from the Workshop Organizers Richard Smith and Sujit Ghosh, SAMSI; Francesca Dominici, Harvard; Ashis SenGupta, ISI; Krista Coleman, Harvard PDF
10:30–11:00 Overview Lecture: Current State of the Art Research in Air Pollution Joel Schwartz, Harvard PDF
11:10–11:40 Overview Lecture: Examining Health Effects of Air pollution in India: Summary of Recent Progress from Research Studies Kalpana Balakrishnan, Sri Ramachandra University PDF
11:40–12:15 Panel Discussion: Framing Data Analytical Needs for Environmental Health Actions in India Preet Dhillon, Bhargav Krishna, Melina Magsumbol, Public Health Foundation of India Dhillon
Krishna
1:15–2:00 Overview Lecture: Dose Response Modeling Michelle Bell, Yale University PDF
2:00-2:30 Overview Lecture: Statistical Methods and State of the Techniques in Exposure Modeling Howard Chang, Emory University; Joel Schwartz, Harvard PDF
2:30-3:00 Overview Lecture: Statistical Methods in Exposure Modeling: Case Studies in India  TBD
3:15–4:00 Overview Lecture: Basics of R: Data Structures, Input/Output, Packages, and Simple Statistical Calculations  Richard Smith, SAMSI and UNC
4:15–5:00 Basics of R (Continued): R Statistical Programs for Air Quality Analysis  Richard Smith, SAMSI and UNC

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Mumbai, India

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
10:00-10:30 Overview Lecture: TBD Bhaswati Ganguli, University of Calcutta
10:30-11:00 Overview Lecture: Measurement Error Donna Spiegelman, Harvard PDF
11:10–11:40 Overview Lecture: Spatial Statistics Brian Reich, NCSU; Safraj Shahul Hameed, Public Health Foundation of India Reich
Hameed
11:40–12:15 Overview Lecture: Statistical Methods for Time Series Data Francesca Dominici, Harvard PDF
1:15-2:00 Introduction to Data Sets for Working Groups:  Effects of PM on Mortality / Air Quality and Morbidity Sujit Ghosh, SAMSI and NCSU; Brian Reich, NCSU Ghosh
2:00-2:30 Introduction to Data Sets for Working Groups:  Exposure modeling approaches for acute and chronic health effects of air pollution Kalpana Balakrishnan, Santu Ghosh, Sri Ramachandra University
2:30-3:00 Introduction to Data Sets for Working Groups:  Lung function spirometer data from a chronic disease risk factor study (rural population) Francesca Dominici, Harvard; Preet Dhillon, Public Health Foundation of India Dhillon Part I
Dhillon Part II
3:15-3:45 Introduction to Data Sets for Working Groups:  Measurement Error / Indoor Air Pollution Donna Spiegelman, Harvard; Kalpana Balakrishnan, Santu Ghosh, Sri Ramachandra University
3:45-4:15 Introduction to Data Sets for Working Groups:  Neonatal Ambient Air Pollution Datan Melina Magsumbol, Public Health Foundation of India; Ander Wilson, Harvard PDF
4:15-4:45 Introduction to Data Sets for Working Groups:  Gene x Environment Interactions Sudha Ramalingam, PSG Center for Molecular Medicine & Therapeutics; Bhramar Mukherjee, U Michigan PDF

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Mumbai, India

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
10:00-10:30 Overview Lecture: PURSE-HIS Cohort: Prevalence of Overt and Subclinical Cardiovascular Diseases and its Risk Factors in Urban and Rural Populations in South India Mohan Thanikachalam, Tufts
10:30-11:00 Overview Lecture: Gene x Environment Analysis Bhramar Mukherjee, U Michigan
11:10–12:10 Working Groups
1:15-3:30 Working Group Hands-on Data Analysis
3:45-5:00 Additional Time for Working Groups (Tentative)

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Mumbai, India

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
10:00-11:30 Hands-on Data Analysis
11:40-12:10 Overview Lecture: NCDs in India: Determinants, Dynamics and Dimensions Prabhakaran Dorairaj, Public Health Foundation of India
1:15-2:30 Hands-on Data Analysis (continued)
2:30-3:30 Begin Drafting Report/Findings
3:45-5:00 Brainstorming and Poster Session

Friday, June 3, 2016
Mumbai, India

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
10:00-11:00 Complete working group draft report
11:10–1:15 Final Summary of each Group:

  • Research efforts
  • Findings
  • Opportunities to continue the collaboration
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