2017 Symposium Schedule

Being Precise in Precision Medicine: Measuring Exposures in Diverse Populations
September 28, 2017
Tinkham Veale University Center, Ballroom A


8:00 – 8:30am     Registration and Breakfast


8:30 – 8:40am     Welcome and Introduction

Dana Crawford, PhD, Associate Professor
Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
Institute for Computational Biology
Case Western Reserve University


8:45 – 9:30am    Measuring air pollution and its impact on human health

Stefanie Ebelt Sarnat, ScD, MSc, Associate Professor
Department of Environmental Health
Emory University Rollins School of Public Health


9:30 – 10:15am    Using wearable devices to improve physical activity measurement

Jennifer Schrack, PhD, MS, Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


10:15 – 11:15am     Break and Poster Session


11:15 – noon     Harmonization and analysis approaches for gene-environment interaction studies

Misa Graff, PhD, MS, Research Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Gillings School of Global Public Health
University of North Carolina


Noon – 2:30pm     Workshop on extracting lifestyle/behavior and exposures from electronic health records

Sarah Pendergrass, PhD, MS, Assistant Professor
Geisinger Health System


2:30 – 3:15pm     Community tools for data harmonization and genetic variant interpretation, the PhenX ToolKit and ClinGen

Erin Ramos, PhD, MPH
Division of Genomic Medicine
National Human Genome Research Institute


3:30-4:15pm    Stress exposure and tobacco-related disparities

Monica Webb Hooper, PhD, Professor
Director of the Office of Cancer Disparities Research at Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Case Western Reserve University


4:15-5:00    Canvassing the community to measure little cigar and cigarillo use in Cleveland

Erika Trapl, PhD, MS, Assistant Professor
Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
Acting Director, Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods
Case Western Reserve University

5pm      Thank you and adjourn



Smith Commons, 1st floor Tinkham Veale University Center