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Project Information

Project Information


Standing Committee on the Use of Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions


Project Scope:

The ESEHD Standing Committee will examine, explore, and consider issues on the use of new and emerging science for environmental health decisions. The ESEHD Standing Committee will provide a public venue for communication among government, industry, environmental groups, and the academic community about scientific advances in methods and approaches that can be used in the identification, quantification and control of environmental impacts on human health. The topics covered will include data, tools and approaches relevant to environmental health decision making. Specifically, the ESEHD Standing Committee will consider topics that fall within the following four themes: 1) emerging scientific tools or data that may address existing issues in environmental health; 2) emerging areas of science that have not traditionally been applied to environmental health research and issues; 3) current and pressing environmental health issues for which new science, tools, or data may offer new insights, approaches, or solutions; and 4) practical issues facing the environmental health science community as it deals with the emerging science.

Status: Current

PIN: DELS-BLS-18-P-101

RSO: Sawyer, Keegan

Topic(s):

Behavioral and Social Sciences
Biology and Life Sciences
Environment and Environmental Studies
Health and Medicine



Geographic Focus:

Committee Membership



Committee Membership

No data present.


Events


Event Type :  
Workshop

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Keegan Sawyer
Contact Email:  ksawyer@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
-
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
Workshop


Registration for in Person Attendance :   
http://nas-sites.org/emergingscience/meetings/infectious-disease/


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Keegan Sawyer
Contact Email:  ksawyer@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
-
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
Workshop

Description :   

Integrating large quantities of data from multiple, disparate sources can create new opportunities to understand complex environmental health questions. However, combining new types and larger quantities of data to inform a specific decision presents many new challenges. For example, investigators must develop methods to reliably integrate data from designed experiments with data re-purposed from other uses, such as electronic health records, geo-spatial data sets, and crowd-based sources.

This workshop will bring together scientists, policymakers, risk assessors and regulators to explore the promise and potential pitfalls of environmental health data integration. Workshop speakers will present a general framework for data visualization and participants will work together to conceptualize future research directions that could help incorporate these analyses into environmental health decision-making.


Registration for Online Attendance :   
http://nas-sites.org/emergingscience/meetings/data-integration/

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
http://nas-sites.org/emergingscience/meetings/data-integration/


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Keegan Sawyer
Contact Email:  ksawyer@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
-
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No



Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
Workshop

Description :   

Recent scientific advances have made genome editing technologies—a suite of biological tools for making precise additions, deletions, and alterations to the DNA and RNA of living cells– more rapid, efficient, and flexible than ever before. These advances have spurred an explosion of interest in using genome editing as a research tool in the environmental health sciences. This workshop brought together experts in molecular biology, toxicology, and public health to explore opportunities for using genome editing technologies in environmental health research. Participants discussed genome editing tools such as CRISPR/Cas9 and their applications to help unravel the mechanisms through which environmental stressors affect human health, including developing models of health and disease, testing chemicals for toxicity, and determining mechanisms of toxicity.  Speakers also explored how research that leverages genome editing tools might inform different types of decisions, including for risk assessment and environmental policy.





If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Keegan Sawyer
Contact Email:  ksawyer@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
-
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No


Event Type :  
Workshop

Description :   

Advances in the environmental health sciences – from high-throughput cell-based in vitro studies to tissue chips to environment-wide association studies – have led to new approaches to understanding the toxicity of chemicals in humans.  These new approaches are faster, less expensive, and potentially more comparable to real-life human exposures than legacy animal toxicity testing approaches. However, many questions remain about whether and how to make the paradigm shift to using new data streams as the basis for the wide array of research, policy, and regulatory decisions.

This workshop explored key factors that influence how scientists, policymakers, risk assessors, and regulators incorporate new science into their decisions. Participants discussed empirical social science evidence on issues such as perceptions on the type and quantity of data that is “sufficient” for different types of decisions  and trust in decisions influenced by new types of data. Case studies from different decision contexts were used to investigate key considerations and questions about what builds confidence in new scientific approaches among members of the environmental health community.





If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Andrea Hodgson
Contact Email:  ahodgson@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
-
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
Meeting

Registration for Online Attendance :   
http://nas-sites.org/emergingscience/meetings/exposome/

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
http://nas-sites.org/emergingscience/meetings/exposome/


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Keegan Sawyer
Contact Email:  ksawyer@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
-
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

Computational toxicology is emerging at the intersection of toxicology, systems biology, biostatistics, and computer science, that may enhance scientists’ capacity to estimate risk or outcomes associated with an organism’s exposure to environmental stressors. This meeting provided focus by assessing the state-of-the-art in the field and reviewing the practical applications of the new science. The potential for and translation of these new technologies was explored by workshop participants who are leading the way in data collection, mining and modeling, and pioneering novel technologies-conferring with scientists from regulatory bodies who are challenged with incorporating new science into decision making.





If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Marilee
Contact Email:  mshelton@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
-
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
Meeting

Registration for Online Attendance :   
http://nas-sites.org/emergingscience/meetings/epigenetics/

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
http://nas-sites.org/emergingscience/meetings/epigenetics/


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Marilee Shelton-Davenport
Contact Email:  mshelton@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
-
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Publications

Publications

No data present.