Data Integration to Inform Environmental Health

Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 to Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Event Type: 
Non-NEHA Event
Event City: 
Washington, D.C.

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.

Contact Name: 
Solmaz Spence
The National Academies of Sciences
(202) 334 - 3944