Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health Thursday Seminar - Speaker: Elena Colicino, PhD “The Bayesian Weighted Quantile Sum Regression”
Title: The Bayesian Weighted Quantile Sum Regression
Speaker: Elena Colicino, PhD, Assistant Professor, Environmental Medicine and Public Health
Bio: Dr. Colicino is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She works on methods development for environmental health data and her main research focuses on assessing the effects of environmental mixture exposures on human diseases throughout the life course. She is now extending her research portfolio with Bayesian statistical approaches.
Abstract: Biomonitoring studies clearly demonstrate that humans are exposed to complex patterns of environmental chemicals – some of which may act through related pathways (e.g., the endocrine system), thereby increasing the likelihood of a “mixture effect” from multiple chemicals. Statistical methods and study designs for analyzing the complex data that arise in environmental health research are relatively new and require knowledge of advanced statistical techniques. Weighted Quantile Sum (WQS) Regression has been extensively applied in environmental health studies to assess both the mixture effect and the driving factors in mixtures. Dr. Colicino will present the WQS regression under a novel Bayesian framework, overcoming limitations of the classical approach.
Date: Thursday, February 13th, 2020
Location: CAM Building, 17 E 102nd, 5th Floor West, D5-122
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*Light lunch will be provided. We are trying to be more eco-friendly so please bring your own reusable cup or water bottle.
Thursday, February 13 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
CAM Building, 17 E 102nd St, 5th Floor West, D5-122, D5-122