National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Workshop on “Informing Environmental Health Decisions Through Data Integration ” Begins on February 20

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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Workshop on “Informing Environmental Health Decisions Through Data Integration ” Begins on February 20

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.

Join scientists, policymakers, risk assessors and regulators at a free National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine workshop on February 20-21 to explore the promise and potential pitfalls of environmental health data integration.

Held in Washington, DC and webcast live, this workshop 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. The preliminary agenda is available here.

The workshop is part of the Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions series, sponsored by NIEHS.

The workshop is free and open to the public but registration is required to attend. A link to registration and more information can be found at: http://nas-sites.org/ emergingscience/meetings/data- integration

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