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Title: Cumulative Risk Assessment (CRA) 2013 Webinar Series
Date: April 17, 2013
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT
Location: Webinar

Join us for the monthly webinar series presenting the latest research findings in cumulative risk assessment and impacts.

EPA’s Risk Assessment Forum Cumulative Risk Assessment (CRA) Technical Panel is currently developing guidelines on CRA and NCER is funding extramural research to advance the science further and introduce additional strategies for examining combinations of chemical, physical and biological stressors while factoring in population vulnerabilities.

Invited speakers will present on a wide range of cumulative risk topics to inform participants about the development of the Agency’s CRA Guidelines.

The CRA Webinar Series will be presented monthly to run through December 2013. The CRA Webinar Series is open to the public to stimulate wider discourse on cumulative risk themes generally.

The April Webinar will feature:

Dr. Jonathan Levy
Dr. Jonathan Levy
Professor and Associate Chair
Department of Environmental Health
Boston University School of Public Health

Jonathan Levy is Professor of Environmental Health in the Department of Environmental Health at the Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Levy's research focuses on air pollution exposure assessment and health risk assessment, with an emphasis on urban environments, multi-stressor exposure scenarios, and issues of heterogeneity and equity. Recent research projects have included evaluating spatial patterns of air pollution in complex urban terrain; developing methods to quantify the magnitude and distribution of health benefits associated with emission controls for motor vehicles, power plants, and aircraft; using systems science approaches to evaluate the influence of indoor environmental exposures on pediatric asthma in low-income housing, and developing methods for community-based cumulative risk assessment that includes chemical and non-chemical stressors.

Institutions: Boston University School of Public Health
Presentation: Simulating Population Characteristics and Exposures to Multiple Stressors for a Community-Based Cumulative Risk Assessment
What will you learn?
  1. The value of synthetic microdata for community-based cumulative risk assessments
  2. Statistical methods by which synthetic microdata can be generated and validated, relying solely on public databases
  3. Approaches for predicting exposures to key stressors as a function of synthetic microdata, with an example applying this approach to cigarette smoking in a low-income urban community
Contact: Devon Payne-Sturges (payne-sturges.devon@epa.gov); phone: 703-347-8055
Additional info: Webinar Overview
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