Scientific Program

Time of all sessions are given according to US East Coast (EDT, Eastern Day Time) time zone which is GMT-4.

Monday, 24 August 2020

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Michelle Bachelet Jeria, Chile
Ana V. Diez Roux, US: Urban Living and Health Equity: Opportunities for Environmental Health Research
Soledad García Muñoz, US: Human Rights and Environment

09:30 - 10:00


New Geostatistical Models for Large Scale Air Pollution Exposure
Chairs: Itai Kloog,US & Massimo Stafoggia, Italy

Modelling Daily PM10 Concentrations at High Spatio-Temporal Resolution Across South Africa
Oluwaseyi Arowosegbe, Switzerland

The Satellite Data Revolution: How New Satellite Instruments Can Provide Better Estimates of NOx Pollution,
Daniel Goldberg, US

Multi-Stage Satellite-Based Machine Learning Approach to Reconstruct PM2.5 Concentrations Across Great Britain
Rochelle Schneider dos Santos, UK

11:30 - 12:00


On the Built and Green Environment
Chairs: Mark Nieuwenhuijsen,Spain & Hector Olvera Alvarez, US

Traffic-Related Air Pollution, Road Noise, Urban Green Space, and Incidence of Cardiovascular Events: Findings from the Ontario Population Health and Environment Cohort (ONPHEC)
Li Bai, Canada

Effects of Combined Exposure to Surrounding Green, Air Pollution and Traffic Noise with Non-Accidental and Cause-Specific Mortality in the Dutch National Cohort
Jochem Klompmaker, Netherlands

Greenspace Exposure and Cancer Incidence in the Gazel Cohort
Emeline Lequy, Canada

Neighborhood Aesthetics as a Correlate of Physical and Mental Health
Jill Litt, US

Greenspace, Air Pollution, Neighborhood Factors and Preeclampsia in California
Kari Weber, US

Testing the Savanna Hypothesis: Effect of Desert Landscape on Physiological Stress Recovery
Jie Yin, US

PFAS Growth, Development and Diabetes

15:00 - 16:30

Symposium 5 (LIVE)

Quasi-experimental Designs to Study the Effects of Extreme Weather Events on Population Health in a Changing Climate
Chairs: Tarik Benmarhnia, US & Joan Casey,US

Applying Synthetic Control Methods for Multiple Treatments to Study the Health Impacts of Extreme Weather Events
Tarik Benmarhnia & Paige Sheridan, US

Exploring the Association between Drought and Health: Examples with Mortality and Psychosocial Stress in Farmers
Jesse Berman, US

Methods for Making Causal Inferences from Natural Experiments
Elizabeth Ogburn, US

The 2019 Getty Fire and Healthcare Visits among Vulnerable Older Adults in Southern California
Joan Casey, US

16:30 - 18:30


Emerging Environmental Threats in Asia and the Pacific
Chairs: Alistair Woodward,New Zealand & Junwei Xu, Canada

The Effect of Displacement on the Association between Landslides and Mental Wellbeing in Indonesia
Kate Burrows, US

Effects of the Sumatran Forest Fires (haze) on Cognitive Function in Indonesian Children
Geoff Morgan, Australia

Exposure to Ambient Particulate Matter During Pregnancy: Associations with Birth Weight in Thailand
Will Mueller, UK

Intra-Country Climate Variability and Geographical Distribution of Diarrhoea among Children under Five in Bangladesh
Rezanur Rahaman, Australia

Dengue in Queensland, Australia
Rokeya Akter, Australia

Smoke-Related Health Impacts of an Unprecedented 2019/2020 Forest Fire Season in Victoria, Australia
Martine Dennekamp, Australia

07:00 - 08:00

08:00 - 09:30

Symposium 1

Translation of Environmental Epidemiology into Public Health Action: An International Perspective
Chairs: Fuyuen Yip, US & Erik Svendsen, US

Translation of Environmental Epidemiology into Public Health Action: A U.S. Perspective
Erik Svendsen, US

Translation of Environmental Epidemiology into Public Health Action: An International Perspective Titled the Perspective of the Pan American Health Organization for the Region of the Americas
Marcelo Korc, US

Establishing and Extending EPHT Capacity in England: Governance and Operational Aspects
Giovanni Leonardi, UK

Translation of Scientific Research into Public Health Action: in the Case of National Institute of Public Health, Japan
Ichiro Yamaguchi, Japan

09:30 - 10:00


Air Pollution and Respiratory Health in Children and Patients
Chairs: Nino Kuenzli,Switzerland & Toyib Olan, Canada

Variation in Clinical Trial Results for Asthma by Environmental and Socioeconomic Exposures
Jane Clougherty, US

Investigating the Associations between Exposure to Air Pollutants and Respiratory Outcomes in COPD Patients: the COPE Study
Dimitris Evangelopoulos, UK

High Traffic Pollution Predicts Rapid Decline in Lung Function among Children with Cystic Fibrosis
Emrah Gecili, US

Air Pollution and the Development of Asthma from Birth until Young Adulthood
Ulrike Gehring, Netherlands

Health Effects of Short-Term Exposure to Ultrafine Particles around Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Nicole Janssen, Netherlands

Acute Effects of Air Pollution on Hospital Admissions for Asthma COPD and Bronchiectasis in Ahvaz Iran
Narges Khanjani, Iran

11:30 - 12:00


Early Life Exposures and Cancer Across the Life Course
Chairs: Laura Beane-Freeman,US & Julia Heck, US

Is Anogenital Distance Associated with Prostate Cancer Risk
Gemma Castaño-Vinyals, Spain

Serum Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Levels and Risk of Testicular Germ Cell Tumors: A Population-Based Case-Control Study in Connecticut and Massachusetts
Zhiyuan Cheng, US

Maternal Occupational Benzo(a)pyrene Exposure and Risk of Cancer in Children
Julia Heck, US

Cluster Detection of Cancer Incidence: Analyzing Childhood Residential Location Linked to Later Life Cancer Records
Claire Leiser, US

Prenatal Exposure to Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) Flame Retardants and Breast Tissue Composition among Adolescents Girls
Sabine Oskar, US

Untargeted Metabolomics Profiles of Newborn Dried Blood Spots and Pediatric Acute Myeloid Leukemia: A Pilot Study
Lauren Petrick, US

13:30 - 15:00

Prenatal Exposure to PFAS, Pregnancy Complications and Birth Outcomes
Chairs: Lida Chatzi, US & Scott Maichael Bartell,US

Association of Perfluoroalkyl Substances with Gestational Hypertension and Preeclampsia in the MIREC Study
Michael Borghese, Canada

Associations between Prenatal Maternal Exposure to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) with Birth Outcomes among Pregnant Women in San Francisco
Elizabeth Hom Thepaksorn, US

Association between Prenatal Exposure to PFAS and Fetal Sex Hormones: Are the Short-Chain PFAS Safer?
Min Nian, China

Endocrine Disrupting Chemical Mixtures Alter Maternal Thyroid Hormones - A Potential Pathway for Altered Fetal Programming?
Eva Tanner, US

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Drinking Water and Birthweight in the US: A County-level Study
Yachen Zhu, US

Ethic Discussion
Discussants: Lizbeth Lopez Carrillo, Mexico & Luis Jorge Hernández Flórez, Colombia & Susan M. Pinney, US

16:30 - 18:30


Variability of PM2.5, Health Effects as a Function of Particle Source and/or Composition

07:00 - 08:00

Recent Issues on Environmental Risk Factors and Health in Asia
Chairs: Eunhee Ha,South Korea & Chu-Chih Chen, Taiwan

Policy Options for India to Minimize Air Pollution Exposure and Its Health Burden
Sagnik Dey, India

Impact of the Exclusive Median Bus Lane System on Air Pollution Concentrations in Seoul, Korea
Sun-Young Kim, Korea

Particulate Air Pollution and Risk of ALRI Hospital Admission among Young Children in Ho Chi Minh City
Thi Mai Ly Luong, Vietnam

Assessment of Multiple Air Pollutant Exposures Using a Mobile Monitoring Approach: A Comparison of Spatial Modeling with Multiple Regression Algorithms
Jia Xu, China

Assessing the Meteorological Triggers of Childhood Asthma: A Season-Stratified Time-Series Analysis
Shilu Tong, China

09:30 - 10:00


Exposure and Health Effects of Environmental Noise-A Global View
Chairs: Tamara Schikowski, Germany & Cathryn Tonne, Spain

Road Traffic Noise, Mortality and Incidence of Cardio-Cerebrovascular Diseases in Rome
Carla Ancona, Italy

Long-Term Exposure to Road Traffic Noise and Cause-Specific Mortality: a Danish Nurse Cohort Study
Zorana Andersen, Denmark

Novel Approaches to Characterize Environmental Noise Pollution and Its Sources in Rapidly Developing Cities: Application to the Sub-Saharan African City of Accra, Ghana
Sierra Clark, UK

Aircraft Noise Exposure and Saliva Cortisol in the DEBATS Longitudinal Study
Lise Giorgis-Allemand, France

Environmental Noise Exposure and Sleeping Troubles: A general Population-Based Study in Montreal and Halifax
Ying Liu, Canada

Long-Term Exposure to Aircraft Noise and Risk of Incident Cardiovascular Disease in the Women’s Health Initiative
Daniel Nguyen, US

11:30 - 12:00


Environmental Exposures in Children and Adolescents and Brain Health
Chairs: Raanan Raz,Israel & Zeyan Liew, US

Association of Prenatal Acetaminophen Measured in Meconium with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Brennan Baker, US

Prenatal Exposure to Perfluoroalkyl Substances and Dysmorphic Facial Features at Age 5
Jiajun Luo, US

Environmental Risk Score of Subclinical Psychopathology Risk in Children
Léa Maitre, Spain

Prenatal Exposure to Mixtures of Environmental Chemicals and Adolescent Internalizing Behaviors in the New Bedford Cohort
Lisa Rokoff, US

Prenatal Exposure to Organophosphate Pesticides and Longitudinally Assessed Executive Function and Attention in Childhood and Early Adolescence
Sharon Sagiv, US

Paternal Arsenic Exposure Increases Risk of Myelomeningocele among Offspring in a Highly-Exposed Population
Gwen Tindula, US

13:30 - 15:00

Health Impacts of Hurricanes in the Atlantic Basin
Chairs: Gregg Wellenius,US & Brooke Anderson, US

Coastal Storms, Hurricanes and Multiple Hospitalization Outcomes in the United States
Robbie Parks, US

Hurricane Flooding and Gastrointestinal Illness in North Carolina
Arbor Quist, US

Evidence of Association between Flooding During and Following Hurricane Harvey and Reported Illness
Balaji Ramesh, US

Tropical Cyclone and Risk of Preterm Birth: A Retrospective Analysis of 20 Million Births across 378 US Counties
Shengzhi Sun, US

Impact of Hurricane Maria on Prenatal Environmental Exposures and Mental Health in Puerto Rico
Deborah Watkins, US

16:30 - 18:30


18:30 - 20:00

07:00 - 08:00

08:00 - 09:30



09:30 - 10:00


10:00 - 11:30

Symposium 3 (LIVE)

Glyphosate: Regulation, Toxicity, Exposure and Controversy
Chairs: Cynthia Curl, US& Michael Antoniou, UK

Underneath Glyphosate Label: Possible Health Hazards from the Exposure to Co-Formulants
Robin Mesnage, UK

Why EPA and IARC Classifications of Glyphosate Oncogenicity Differ
Charles Benbrook, US

Can Glyphosate and Commercial Glyphosate-Based Herbicide Formulations Alter Human Microbiomes?
Michael Antoniou, UK

Epidemiologic Evidence of Glyphosate’s Carcinogenic Potential
Lianne Sheppard, US

Urinary Biomonitoring to Assess Human Exposure to Glyphosate,
Cynthia Curl, US

11:30 - 12:00


High Resolution Air Pollution Exposure Assessment: New Developments for Measurement, Modeling, and Health Studies
Chairs: Joshua Apte, US & Ellison Carter, US

Mobile-monitoring of Black Carbon and Ultrafine particles in Bangalore, India
Meenakshi Kushwaha, India

Land-Use Regression Variable Selection with Spatiotemporal Dependent Errors and Large Sample Size: A National and Daily Ground-Level NO 2 Model
Kyle Messier, US

Using Google Street View Imagery in Land Use Regression to Predict Street Level Particulate Air Pollution
Meng Qi, US

Reducing Exposure Measurement Error Using Disease Risk Scores
David Richardson, US

Assessing the Distribution of Air Pollution Health Risks within Cities: A Neighborhood-Scale Analysis Leveraging High Resolution Datasets in the Bay Area, California
Veronica Southerland, US

13:30 - 15:00

15:00 - 16:30

Symposium 6 (LIVE)

From the University Door to the Congress Floor: How We Translate Science Into Policy
Chairs: Joan Casey,US & Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou, US

Translating Scientific Findings on Environment and Health for Relevance to Decision Making
Tracey Woodruff, US

Making the Most Impactful Science: Incorporating Policy-Relevance into Science throughout the Scientific Process
Michelle Bell, US

Translating Science into Policy: the US Congress Perspective
Priyanka Hooghan, US

Community-Based Campaigns to Advance from Science to Policy
Peggy Shepard, US

Shepherding Science into the Decision-Making Process: Case Studies in Food Production and Public Health
Keeve Nachman, US

16:30 - 18:30


19:00 - 20:00

07:00 - 08:00

08:00 - 09:30


Chronic Kidney Disease of Uncertain Etiology: A Summary of Current Knowledge and Recommendations Relevant for Environmental Epidemiology
Chair: Jennifer Crowe, Costa Rica

Jennifer Crowe, Costa Rica

Vidhya Venogupal, India

Bonnie Joubert, US

Madeleine Scammell, US

Agnes Soares, US

Susan Mendley, US

Jill Lebov, US

Andrés Cardenas, US

09:30 - 10:00


10:00 - 11:30


The Importance of NOT being ``Ernest`` in Environmental Epidemiology
Chair: John Nuckols, US

Tony Fletcher, UK

11:30 - 12:00


12:00 - 13:30

Symposium 4 (LIVE)

Novel Methods for Studying the Epidemiology of Exposure to Mixtures: NIEHS' 2019 PRIME Program
Chairs: Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou, US & Bonnie Joubert, US

Non-Linear Effects of Environmental and Social Exposures and Interactions on Early Childhood Academic Achievement
Mercedes A. Bravo, US

Consideration of Regulatory Guidelines in the Analysis of Mixtures of Environmental Chemicals and Nutrients
Chris Gennings, US

Development and Testing of Response Surface Methods for Investigating the Epidemiology of Exposures to Mixtures
Thomas F Webster, US

Bayesian Joint Modeling of Chemical Structure and Dose Response Curves
Kelly R Moran, US

Selecting Key Agents from Environmental Mixtures: A Method for High-Dimensional Feature Selection in Presence of Strong Collinearity
Sanjib Basu, US

13:30 - 15:00

15:00 - 16:30


Assessing exposure to tropical cyclones for epidemiological research: Existing resources and future needs

16:30 - 18:30


19:00 - 20:00

Tuesday, 25 August 2020

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Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen, Spain

Epidemiology for One Health: Applying New Tools to Inform the Control of Infectious Diseases at the Interface Between Humans, Animals and the Environment
Nigel French, New Zealand

School Closure for COVID-19 Control
Gabriel Leung, Hong Kong

Meteorological Determinants of Influenza and SARS-CoV-2 Survival and Transmission
Jeffrey Shaman, United States

09:30 - 10:00


Microbiome and the Environment
Chairs: Merete Åse Eggesbø,Norway & Nina Iszatt, Norway

The Importance of the Gut Microbiome for Human Health and the Interaction with Toxicants
Merete Åse Eggesbø, Norway

Influence of Urban Greenspace on the Early-Life Gut Microbiome
Anneclaire De Roos, US

Early-Life Exposure to Toxic and Nutrient Elements in Relation to the Infant Microbiome as a Possible Mediator or Modifier of Autism-Related Social Behaviors
Hannah Laue, US

Arsenic-Gut Microbiome Interaction: Effects on Exposed Popopulations of Bihar, India
Debapriya Mondal, UK

The Association between Long-Term Ambient Pesticide Exposure and the Gut Microbiota in California Adults
Keren Zhang, US

Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen, Spain

Challenges and Opportunities in Assessing Aggregate/Concomitant Exposures and Their Impact on Health
Chairs: Elizabeth Radke-Farabaugh, US & Suril Mehta, US

Matrix Selection in the Biomonitoring of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
Julianne Botelho, US

Evaluating Metal Mixture Effects across Multiple Media
Yuri Levin-Schwartz, US

A Congener-Specific and Mixtures Analysis of Plasma Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Levels and Incident Breast Cancer in the Carolina Breast Cancer Study
Humberto Parada Jr., US

Socioeconomic Status, Diet and Hormone Therapy Predict Three-year Changes in Phthalate Metabolite Levels in a Multi-ethnic Cohort of Mid-life Women: the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN)
Mia Peng, US

Breast Cancer Related Chemicals in Ingredient Lists of Personal Care Products: A Big Data Crowdsourcing Approach
Amit Rosner, Israel

Critical Windows of Prenatal and Early Life Exposure to Toxic Metals and Early Childhood Kidney Function
Alison Sanders, US

Chair: Devon Payne-Sturges
Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen
Beate Ritz
Adetoun Mustapha
Joan Casey
Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou
Margaret Hicken
Amruta Nori-Sarma
Tamarra James-Todd
Pi-i Debby Lin

Chairs: Molly Kile, US & Melissa Furlong, US

Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen, Spain

Environment and COVID-19

Indoor/Built Environment and Health
Chairs: Kenichi Azuma, Japan & Charlie Roscoe, US

Residential Greenness and Cardiovascular Disease Incidence, Readmission, and Mortality
Hong Chen, Canada

Household Air Pollution (HAP) and Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Findings from a Case-Control Study in Western Kenya
Iva Cukic, UK

Household Air Pollution Exposure and Childhood Blood Pressure: Evidence from GRAPHS
Seyram Kaali, Ghana

Living Near Greener Spaces is Associated with Lower Risk of Diabetes-Related Mortality in Brussels, Belgium: a 13-Year Mortality Follow-up Study
Lucia Rodriguez Loureiro, Belgium

Ethic Discussion
Discussants: Kofi Amegah, Ghana & Jutta Lindert,

09:30 - 10:00


10:00 - 11:30

Symposium 8 (LIVE)

Addressing Environmental and Social Determinants of Emerging Slum Health Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa
Chair: Eric Coker, US

Proliferation of Slums in Sub-Saharan Africa: Environmental Exposures and Human Health Effects
A. Kofi Amegah, Ghana

Determinants of Household Air Pollution Exposure Mitigating Factors in Urban Uganda
Eric Coker, US

Short-Term Association between Respiratory Disease Admissions and PM10 in Cape Town, South Africa, 2011 - 2016: A Time Series Study
Temitope Christina Adebayo Ojo, Switzerland

Addressing Inequality in Health in Sub-Saharan Africa through Robust Measurement of Socio-Economic Status
Adetoun Mustapha, Nigeria

11:30 - 12:00


12:00 - 13:30

Symposium 9 (LIVE)

Beyond Temperature: Assessing the Global Burden of Disease From Climate Change
Chairs: Susan Anenberg, US & Kristie Ebi,US & John Balbus, US

Climate Change and Vector-Borne Diseases
Cyril Caminade, UK

Climate Change will Exacerbate Maternal Malnutrition Globally
Emily Smith, US

Leveraging Data from the Global Burden of Disease Study to Appraise the Potential Impact of Climate Change
Katrin Burkart, US

Beyond Temperature: Risk Estimates for Adaptation Planning
Sari Kovats, UK

Quantifying the Health Impacts of Extreme Events Caused by Climate Change: Next Steps for Detection and Attribution
Kristie Ebi, US

John Balbus, UK

Modelling Mixtures in Environmental Epi

Air Pollution: Spatial Analysis and Respiratory Outcomes
Chairs: Nelson da Cruz Gouveia, Brazil & Mildred Maisonet, US

Development of a Land Use Regression Model for Characterizing Intra-Urban Spatial Variation of Fine Particles in an Andean Valley
Sara Grisales Vargas, Colombia

Health Improvements Associated with Reduced Power Plant Emissions in the United States between 2005 and 2012
Lucas Henneman, US

Effect of Changes in PM 2.5 Concentrations Throughout the Day on the Response of Acute Respiratory Adaptability to Exercise in Athletes of Medellín, 2018
Juan Gabriel Pineros-Jimenez, Colombia

Perinatal Exposure to Particulate Matter, Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Respiratory Symptoms in Mexican Children
Nadya Rivera Rivera, US

Spatial Decomposition Analysis of NO 2 and PM 2.5 Air Pollution in the United States
Yuzhou Wang, US

The Influence of Spatial Resolution on NO2-Attributable Pediatric Asthma Burden Estimates at the Global, National, and Urban Scale
Arash Mohegh, US

16:30 - 18:30


Health Inequities: Considering the Role of Air Pollution, Green Space, and Neighborhoods
Chairs: Tamarra James-Todd, US & Ami Zota, US

Prenatal Ambient Air Pollutants and Maternal Depressive Symptoms at 12 Months Postpartum
Theresa Bastain, US

Socioeconomic Disparity in the Association between Long Term Exposure to PM 2.5 and Mortality in 2640 Chinese Counties
Chunlei Han, Australia

Could Equalizing Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status and Greenness Reduce Racial Disparities in All-Cause Mortality among Men with Prostate Cancer?
Hari Iyer, US

Chronic Neighborhood Stressors can Modify the Effect of Nitrogen Dioxide on Term Birthweight in New York City
Richard Remigio, US

Association between Residential Green Space During Childhood and Adult Earnings: A Longitudinal Study of Environmental Determinants of the American Dream across Ten United States Cities
Matthew Browning, US

Ethic Discussion
Discussants: Mathilde Pascal, France & Miguel Ángel Karam Calderón, Mexico

07:00 - 08:00

Pecha Kucha Session 1
Chairs: George Downward, Netherlands & Ulrike Gehring, Netherlands

Long-Term Exposure to Air Pollution and Heart Failure: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses
Zorana Andersen, Denmark

Estimating Exposure to Drinking Water Quality on a National Level - Danish Design Drinking Water Epidemiology
Jörg Schullehner, Denmark

Effectiveness of Air Pollution intervention and health impacts in low and middle income countries-A scoping review
Suganthi Jaganathan, India

Mother-Level Random Effect in the Association between PM 2.5 and Low Birth Weight: A Population-Based Pregnancy Cohort in Israel
Wiessam Abu Ahmad, Israel

Different Effects on Anemia of Short-Term Indoor Air Purifier Intervention in Housewives: KoCHENS-MOM Study
Youngrin Kwag, Korea, Republic of

Concurrence of Heatwaves and Extreme Ozone Episodes and Impact on Health and Well-Being
Kenza Khomsi, Morocco

Human Uptake of Phthalates from Indoor Home Dust in the SELMA Study
Anna-Sofia Preece, Swedan

09:30 - 10:00


Impacts of Environmental Exposures amongst Children and Adolescents on Brain Health
Chairs: Leslie London, South Africa & Anna Oudin, Sweden

Short-term Ambient Fine Particulate Matter and Anxiety Symptoms in Adolescents with Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Cole Brokamp, US

Umbilical Cord Metals Concentration and Neurodevelopment in a Birth Cohort - Pipa Project - Rio de Janeiro – Brazil
Nataly Damasceno Figueiredo, Brazil

Effect of Air Pollution on the Cognitive Function of Adolescents (ATENC!Ó): An Experimental Study in High Schools in Barcelona, Spain
Florence Gignac, Spain

Early Life Exposure to Green Space and Childhood Cognition: A Mediation Analysis of Physical Activity and Air Pollution
Marcia Pescador Jimenez, US

Exposure to Pesticides, Their Incarnation During Pregnancy and Their Effect on the Neurodevelopment of Infants, Children of Mothers of Families Residing in Coffee Growing Areas: Cohort Study, in Southwest Antioquia
Monica Lucia Soto Velasquez, Colombia

Fluoride Exposure and Concurrent Cognitive Outcomes in 7-15 Year Old Children from Mexico City, Mexico
Deena Thomas, US

11:30 - 12:00


Chemical Mixtures, Social Stressors and Children's Environmental Health
Chairs: Devon Payne-Sturges, US & Berna van Wendel de Joode, Costa Rica

Using Environmental Risk Score to Study a Mixture of Phenols and Parabens in Association with Gestational age in a Puerto Rican Cohort
Amira Aker, Canada

Exposure to Metal Mixtures and Blood Pressure among Bangladeshi Children Aged 5-7 Years
Maria Argos, US

Effects of Accumulated Host, Social and Environmental Exposures on Early Childhood Educational Outcomes
Mercedes Bravo, US

Prenatal Exposure to Select Endocrine Disruptors and Child Behaviour: A Multi-Pollutant Approach Based on a Cohort with Repeated Exposure Assessments
Ariane Guilbert, France

A Mixtures Approach to Assessing Relationships between Environmental and Social Determinants of Health and Neonatal Size and Body Composition in the Healthy Start Cohort
Sheena Martenies, US

Urban Environment During Early-Life and Blood Pressure in Children
Charline Warembourg, Spain

13:30 - 15:00

Seasonal Pesticide Use and Transient Physiological and Mental Health Alterations from Childhood to Adulthood
Chair: Jose Suarez-Lopez, US

Repeated Exposure to Chlorpyrifos Results in Impaired Sustained Attention and Increased Impulsivity in Rats
Mary Louise Risher, US

Biomarkers Profile and Neurobehavioral Functioning in Pesticide Exposed Populations in Northern Chile
Floria Pancetti, Chile

Associations of Acetylcholinesterase Inhibition between Pesticide Spray Seasons with Depression and Anxiety Symptoms in Adolescents, and the Role of Sex and Adrenal Hormones on Gender Moderation
Jose Ricardo Suarez-Lopez, US

Time After a Peak-Pesticide Use Period and Neurobehavior among Ecuadorian Children and Adolescents: the ESPINA Study
Cristina Espinosa da Silva, US

Changes in Biomarkers and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes Among Male Adolescent Pesticide Applicators and Non-Applicators
Diane S. Rohlman, US

16:30 - 18:30


Climate Change and Health

07:00 - 08:00

08:00 - 09:30

Symposium 7 (LIVE)

Recent Advances and Future Collaboration in the Birth Cohort Consortium of Asia
Chairs: Jun Zhang,China & Reiko Kishi, Japan

Association between Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) and Semen Quality in Men of Reproductive Age in China
Kai Luo, China

PFAS and BPA Exposures in Utero and Their Alteration of DNA Methylation at Birth: the Hokkaido Study in Collaboration with Taiwan Cohorts
Atsuko Araki, Japan

In-Utero and Childhood Chemical Exposome in Birth Cohort Consortium of Asia
Mei Huei Chen, Taiwan

The Mediation Role of Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1 in the Relationship between Prenatal PFBS Exposure and Adiposity in Pre-School Girls
Qian Chen, China

Prenatal Exposure to Air Pollutants and Childhood Atopic Dermatitis and Allergic Rhinitis by Adoptions of Machine Learning Methods
Shu Li Wang, Taiwan

09:30 - 10:00


Air Pollution and Heart Disease: What's New?
Chairs: Annette Peters, Germany & Cavin Ward-Caviness, US

An Estimate of the Exposure-Response Relationship between Traffic-Related Ultrafine Particles and Systolic Blood Pressure
Doug Brugge, US

Short-Term Exposure to Fine Particulate Matter and Myocardial Injury among Patients Undergoing Cardiac Catheterization
Alexandra Schneider, Germany

Exposure to Fine Particulate Matter and Incidence of Coronary Events: The Mediation Effect by Atherosclerotic Progression
Meng Wang, US

Dynamics of Skin Microvascular Blood Flow in 4-6 Year Old Children in Association with Pre- and Postnatal Black Carbon and Particulate Air Pollution Exposure
Katrien Witters, Belgium

Exposure to Fine Particulate Matter and Inflammatory Cytokines and DNA Methylation in Healthy Young Adults
Shaowei Wu, China

Ethic Discussion
Discussant: Prisco Piscitelli, Italy

11:30 - 12:00


How GREAT is GRADE? Taking Stock of GRADE for Evidence Review in Environmental Epidemiology
Chairs: Hanna Boogaard, US & David Savitz, US

Systematic Review on the Health Effects of Long-term Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution
Hanna Boogaard, Netherlands

Risk of Bias Assessments in Evidence Review: Strengths and Limitations
Tracey Woodruff, US

How GREAT is GRADE? Taking Stock of GRADE for Evidence Review in Environmental Epidemiology
Francesco Forastiere, Italy

Why Using Algorithms for Evidence Synthesis is Wrong: Triangulation is Needed
Neil Pearce, UK

Susan Norris, US

Jonathan Samet, US

13:30 - 15:00

15:00 - 16:00


Womens Networking
Chair: Joan Casey, US

16:00 - 18:30


19:00 - 20:00

07:00 - 08:00

The State of Air Pollution Health Effects Research in India
Chair: Poornima Prabhakaran, India & Joel Schwartz, US

Air Pollution and Implications of Health Research for Policy-Making by National Centre for Disease Control, India
Aakash Shrivastava, India

Particle Exposures and Health Effects in Peri-Urban South India: Findings from the CHAI Project
Cathryn Tonne, Spain

Atmospheric Pollution and Human Health (APHH): Indo-UK Program for Indian Mega City
Gufran Beig, India

Air Pollution in Urban Slums: Summary of Research Work in Bengaluru, India
Prafulla Shriyan, India

Estimating Quantitative Exposure-Response Relationships for Fine Particulate Matter and Maternal, Child and Adult Respiratory Outcomes: Experience from the Rural-Urban TAPHE Cohort in Tamil Nadu, India
Kalpana Balakrishnan, India

Associations between Air Pollution and Built Environment on Insulin Resistance and HbA1c in the PURSE-HIS Cohort
Kevin James Lane, US

CHAIR-Consortium: A Collaboration for Air Pollution Research across India, Petter L S Ljungman, Sweden
Siddhartha Mandal, India

09:30 - 10:00


10:00 - 11:00


Relaxed US Asbestos Use Policy: Global Workers Shoulder the Risks
Chair: David Goldsmith, US

11:00 - 12:00


12:00 - 13:00


Incorporating New Epidemiological and Economic Evidence When Estimating Air Pollution-Related Health Impacts in US EPA’s BenMAP-CE Benefits Assessment Tool
Chair: Stefani Penn, US

Evan Coffman, US

Elizabeth Chan, US

Stefani Penn, US

13:30 - 15:00

16:00 - 17:00


How can we shrink the carbon footprint of ISEE conferences?
Chair: Alistair Woodward, New Zealand

Alistair Woodward, New Zealand

Mathilde Pascale, France

Ruth Etzel, US

Shilu Tong, China

16:30 - 19:00


19:00 - 20:00

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

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Air Pollution and Mortality - How Low Can We Go?

Cities and Health: The Case for a Systems Approach to Urban Policies
Audrey de Nazelle United Kingdom

Coming of Age: Birth Cohorts on Air Pollution and Lung Health
Ulrike Gehring, The Netherlands

Rapid Changes of the Population and the Environments in the East Asia and the Public Health Implications
Ho Kim, Republic of Korea

09:30 - 10:00


Air Pollution and Brain/Cognitive Health in Adults
Chairs: Melinda Power,US & Sabah Quraishi, US

Association between Long-Term Exposure to Air Pollution and Ambient Noise with Altered Resting-State Brain Connectivity in the 1000BRAINS Study
Lina Glaubitz, Germany

Long-Term Exposure to Ambient Air Pollution and Risk of Dementia: Results of the Prospective Three-City Study
Marion Mortamais, France

Air Pollution, Dementia, and Related Outcomes: An Updated Systematic Review
Melinda Power, US

Long-Term Air Pollution Exposure and Incident Dementia in Older Adults in the Gingko Evaluation of Memory Study
Erin Semmens, US

The Causal Effect of PM 2.5 Exposure on Hospital Admissions Among Medicare Enrollees with Chronic Debilitating Brain Disorders: A National Study
Maayan Yitshak Sade, US

11:30 - 12:00


COVID-19 and the Environment: Early Lessons from the Americas and Europe
Chairs: Julian Marshall, US & Pallavi Pant, US

PM2.5 and Ozone Air Pollution Levels Have Not Dropped Consistently Across the US Following societal Covid Response
Bujin Bekbulat, US

Air Quality and Health Burden During COVID-19 Response, Leverage for Future Air Quality Management
Zafar Fatmi, Pakistan

Urban Air Pollution May Enhance COVID-19 Case-Fatality and Mortality Rates in the United States
Donghai Liang, US

Air Quality and COVID-19 Mortality in the Chicago Area
Molly Scannell Bryan, US

Impacts of the COVID-19 Lockdown on Cooking Fuel Use Patterns, Income and Food Security in an Informal Settlement in Nairobi, Kenya
Matthew Shupler, UK

Exposure to Air Pollution and COVID-19 Mortality in the United States
Xiao Wu, US

Heavy Metals and Health

Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen, Spain
Michelle Turner, Spain
Marc Weisskopf, US
Beate Ritz, US

16:30 - 17:00


17:00 - 18:30

Symposium 18

New Frontiers in Biomarkers of Environmental Exposures for Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research
Chairs: Keewan Kim, US & Alexandra Purdue-Smithe, US

Placental Epigenetic Clocks: Relations with In-Utero Exposures, Ancestry, and Fetal Growth
Fasil Tekola-Ayele, US

Preconception Telomere Length and Pregnancy Outcomes: A New Marker of Reproductive Aging?
Alexandra Purdue-Smithe, US

Ovarian Follicular Fluid: An Innovative Approach to Assess Internal Dose for Reproductive Epidemiology
Michael S. Bloom, US

Associations of Breast Milk Extracellular Vesicle MicroRNAs with Perfluoroalkyl Substances in a Mother-Infant Cohort from the Faroe Islands
Allison Kupsco, US

What a Drop Can Do? Measurements Using Newborn Dried Blood Spots in Child Health Research
Akhgar Ghassabian, US

How the Changing Climate Affects the Health of Children Worldwide
Chairs: Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, US & Martha Berger, Canada

Flooding and Child Health
Perry Sheffield, US

Health Disparities in Children for ISEE August 2020
Leslie Rubin, US

Wildfires and Children’s Environmental Health
Mark Miller, US

07:00 - 08:00

Covid and the Environment in ASIA
Chairs: Pei Chen Lee, Taiwan & Dirga Kumar Lamichhane, South Korea

Limitations in Japanese Public Health Research and Policy: Lessons from Fukushima and Covid-19
Yutaka Hamaoka, Japan

Public Health Actions for the COVID-19 Outbreak and Improvement of Air Quality in South Korea
Sun-Young Kim, Korea

Changes in Air Quality During the COVID-19 Lockdown in India
Harish Phuleria, India

Airborne Transmission of COVID-19 and Other Coronaviruses in Indoor and Outdoor Environments: A Systematic Literature Review
Sotiris Vardoulakis, Australia

Effect of Infectious Disease Outbreak on Air Quality: Impact of COVID-19 on Changes in Particulate Matter Concentrations in Taiwan
Charlene Wu, Taiwan

09:30 - 10:00


Regulating Pesticide Use in Africa to Address Emerging Health and Environmental Risks From Local and International Perspective
Chairs: Mohamed Aqiel Dalvie,South Africa & Melissa Perry, US

Ethics of Pesticide Use in Africa
Adetoun Mustapha, Nigeria

Serum Organochlorine Pesticides Level CYP1A1 Genetic Polymorphism & Risk of Prostate Cancer Cases Control Study
Fatima Abubaker Hamad, Sudan

Relationship between Urinary Levels of Organophosphate Metabolites and Pesticide Exposures among Rural School Boys of the Western Cape
Mohamed Aqiel Dalvie, South Africa

Human and Environmental Exposure to Pesticides in Uganda: Insights from Water, Food and Human Urine Assessments
Aggrey Atuhaire, Uganda

11:30 - 12:00


Evolution of Omics’: From Epigenomics to the Metabolome
Chairs: Andrea Baccarelli, US & Kelly Brunst, US

Common DNA Methylation Signatures of Arsenic Exposure and Incident Cardiovascular Disease in the Strong Heart Study
Arce Domingo-Relloso, Spain

Untargeted Metabolomic Profiles of Air Pollution Exposure During Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression Risk: A Pilot Study
Megan Niedzwiecki, US

Prenatal Phthalate Exposure is Associated With Changes to the Placental Ranscriptome
Alison Paquette, US

Selenium-Associated Decrease of Mir-216a and Mir-217 Expression in Placenta and Their Associations With Neurobehavioral Development at Birth: A Genome-Wide Study of Two U.S. Birth Cohorts
Fu-Ying Tian, US

Linking Biomarkersof Environmental Chemical Exposure and Endometriosis: Integrating the Exposome and Metabolome in the ENDOXOMICS-b Study
Komodo Matta, France

13:30 - 15:00

16:30 - 17:00


17:00 - 18:00

Assessing Exposure to Tropical Cyclones for Epidemiological Research: Existing Resources and Future Needs
Chair: Brooke Anderson, US

Air Pollution Impacts in Susceptible Populations
Chairs: Michelle Bell, US & Antonella Zanobetti, US

Disparities in Premature Deaths Attributable to Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Exposure between Immigrants to and Those Born in the United States
Kelvin Fong, US

US Air Pollution Policy Changes Under the Trump Administration and Their Impact on Public Health Disparities
Gretchen Goldman, US

Health Effects of Short-Term Exposure to Particulate Matter in People with Disabilities: at the Intersection of Disability, Socioeconomic Status, and Co-Morbid Conditions
Sera Kim, Korea

Prenatal Exposure to Particulate Air Pollution and Gestational Age at delivery in Massachusetts Neonates 2001-2015 - a Perspective of Causal Modeling and Health Disparities
Xinye Qiu, US

Ethic Discussion
Discussants: Helene Margolis, US & Prisco Piscitelli, Italy & Reginald Quansah, Ghana

07:00 - 08:00

08:00 - 09:30

Symposium 13

Children's Environmental Health in Latin America: Contribution of Birth Cohort Studies in the Region
Chair: Ana Maria Mora, Costa Rica & Agnes Soares da Silva, US

Birth Cohort of Environmental Exposure and Childhood Development - Pipa Project – Brazil
Carmen Fróes Asmus, Brazil

The Early Life Exposures in Mexico to ENvironmental Toxicants (ELEMENT) Project
Martha M Tellez-Rojo, Mexico

PROGRESS (Programming Research in Obesity, Growth, Environment and Social Stressors)
Martha M Tellez-Rojo, Mexico

The Infant´s Environmental Health Study (ISA) a Birth Cohort Situated in Rural Costa Rica
Berna van Wendel de Joode, Costa Rica

Intrauterine Exposure to Endocrine Disruptors (Phenols, Parabens, Triclosan and Phthalates) & Their Influence on Birth Weight, SAMI Cohort, Medellín – Colombia
Carlos Alberto Gómez Mercado, Colombia

SEMILLA: Study of Environmental Exposure of Mothers and Infants Impacted by Large-Scale Agriculture
Alexis J Handal, US

09:30 - 10:00


Health Effects of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances: What Have We Learned Since the C8 Health Project?
Chairs: Jonathan Hofmann, US & Kyle Steenland, US

Population Studies of Disease Related to Community PFAS Exposure in Sweden from Fire-Fighting Foam Contamination
Tony Fletcher, UK

Exposures to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substancesand Metabolic Consequences in Adult Populations
Qi Sun, US

Serum Concentrations of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances and Risk of Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Nested Case-Control Study in the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial
Joseph Shearer, US

Understanding Exposures to New PFAS in the Presence of Legacy PFAS The GenX Exposure Study
Jane Hoppin, US

The Associations between Perfluoroalkyl Substances and Lipid Profile in an Exposed Young Adult Population in the Veneto Region
Cristina R Canova, Italy

11:30 - 12:00


Heavy Metals, Trace Elements, and Population Health
Chairs: Marco Vinceti, Italy & Lauren Wise, US

Prenatal Metal Mixtures and Birth Weight for Gestational Age in A Lower Income Predominately Hispanic Pregnancy Cohort
Caitlin Howe, US

Association of Childhood Multiple Essential and Toxic Trace Elements with Longitudinal Cardiometabolic Risk Factors
Katerina Margetaki, US

Low-Level Exposure to Multiple Metals Associated With Spirometry-Defined Lung Disease in American Indians: Evidence from the Strong Heart Study
Marisa Sobel, US

Mixed Metal Exposures Measured from Toenail in Relation to Mini-Mental State Examination Scores in the Normative Aging Study
Aaron Specht, US

Association between Menstrual Bleeding and Blood Cadmium Concentrations
Kristen Upson, US

Urinary Metals and Incident Diabetes in Midlife Women: Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN)
Xin Wang, US

13:30 - 15:00

15:00 - 17:00


17:00 - 18:30


18:30 - 19:00


Children's Health, Phthalates and Phenols

07:00 - 08:00

Spatial Epidemiology and Environmental Health
Chairs: Shilu Tong, China & Yuming Guo, Australia

A Space/Time Data Fusion Method for Accurately Estimating Wildfire Smoke Concentrations During the October 2017 California Fires to Inform Population-Level Exposure
Stephanie Cleland, US

The Development of a Spatially Resolved Retrospective Ensemble Forecast Model of West Nile virus in Long Island, New York
Nicholas DeFelice, US

Modelling Nationwide Spatial Variation of Ultrafine Particles based on Mobile Monitoring
Jules Kerckhoffs, Netherlands

Meteorological Factors are Associated with Asthma Prevalence in England
Nicholas Osborne, Australia

A Spatiotemporal Early Warning System for Dengue Outbreak in Guangzhou, China
Zhoupeng Ren, China

Ethic Discussion
Discussants: Ejaz Khan, Pakistan & Shilu Tong, China

09:30 - 10:00


Increasing Knowledge about Health Effects of Wildfire Smoke: A Summary of Multiagency Research Efforts to Inform Public Health Surveillance and Practice
Chair: Maria Mirabelli, US & Ambarish Vaidyanathan, US

Air Quality and Aerosol Predictions at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Their Applications
Ivanka Stajner, US

Using NASA Earth Observations to Strengthen Air Quality Applied Research and Management
John Haynes, US

CDC’s Translational Research Activities Addressing Public Health Impacts of Wildfire Smoke Exposure
Ambarish Vaidyanathan, US

US EPA Research Approaches to Better Understand Human Impacts from Wildfire Smoke Exposure
Ana G Rappold, US

11:30 - 12:00


Setting Global Priorities in Environment, Climate and Health
Chair: Manolis Kogevinas, Spain

Introduction to the Symposium and Presentation of the European Union HERA Project on Research Priorities
Manolis Kogevinas, Spain

Setting the European Environment and Health Research Agenda - Research Gaps
Anke Huss, Netherlands

Setting the European Environment and Health Research Agenda - Research Gaps
Annette Peters, Germany

Improving and Expanding Estimates of the Global Burden of Disease Due to Environmental Health Risk Factors
Rachel Shaffer, US

Beate Ritz, US

Roel Vermeulen, Netherlands

13:30 - 15:00

15:00 - 16:30



16:30 - 17:00


17:00 - 18:30


18:30 - 19:00


19:00 - 20:00

07:00 - 08:00

08:00 - 09:30



09:30 - 10:00


10:00 - 11:00


One Health - Policy Implications and Applications
Chair: Ronnie Levin, US

Ronnie Levin, US

Karyn Bischoff, US

Carolina Vieira, US

11:00 - 12:00


Chair: Barrett Welch, US

Catheryn Tonne, Spain

Kyle Messier, US

Marcia Jimenez Pescador, US

Toyib Olan, Canada

13:30 - 15:00

15:00 - 16:30



16:30 - 17:00


17:00 - 18:30



18:30 - 19:00


19:00 - 20:00

Thursday, 27 August 2020

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Built Environment and Health

Chairs: Beate Ritz,US & Joel Kaufman, US

The Exposome and Child Health – What Have We Learned?
Martine Vrijheid, Spain

Global Drinking Water: Infections, Chemicals or Nothing
Manolis Kogevinas, Spain

ISEE Goldsmith Awardee, Award Lecture
Manolis Kogevinas, Spain

09:30 - 10:00


Health Impacts of Extreme Temperature in Urban Environments
Chairs: Amruta Nori-Sarma, US & Kate Weinberger, Canada

Housing Characteristics that Increase Risk of Summer Excess Mortality due to Hot Weather in New York City
Sarah Johnson, US

Scenarios of Urban Temperature Related Mortality for Oslo, Norway
Shilpa Rao-Skirbekk, Norway

Assessment of Climate Trends and Diarrheal Diseases Risks in Three Coastal Medium-Sized Cities of Senegal
Sokhna Thiam, Senegal

Temperature Modifies the Association between Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Disease Hospital Admissions in the Vaal Triangle Air Pollution Priority Area, South Africa
Janine Wichmann, South Africa

11:30 - 12:00


Air Pollution, Mental Health, and Behavior
Chairs: Heather Volk, US & Aisha Dickerson, US

Fine Particulate Matter Exposure During Childhood Relates to Hemispheric-Specific Differences in Cortical Thickness
Megan Herting, US

Prenatal Fine Particulate Matter Exposure and Childhood Anxiety Symptoms
Laura McGuinn, US

Identifying Sensitive Windows of Air Lead Exposure Associated with Behavioral Outcomes at Age 12
Erika Rasnick, US

Mental Health Outcomes Associated with Air Pollutants in California
Rupa Basu, US

Ethic Discussion
Discussants: Ahmed K. Al-Delaimy, Iraq
Jutta Lindert

Reproductive Effects of Environmental Exposures: Mixtures and Multiple Exposures

Metals as Cardiovascular Risk Factors: New Evidence
Chairs: Ana Navas-Acien, Miranda Jones, US

Blood-based DNA Methylation Biomarkers for Cumulative Lead Exposure: Associations with Cardiovascular Disease Incidence and Mortality in the Strong Heart Study
Xu Gao, US

Urinary Arsenic and Heart Disease Mortality in NHANES 2003-2014
Anne Nigra, US

Do We Underestimate Risk of Mortality due to Lead Exposure?
Sung Park, US

Associations Between PM 2.5 Metal Components and QT Interval Length
Adjani Peralta, US

Urinary Cadmium and Risk of Incident Heart Failure and Acute Myocardial Infarction Among Never-Smokers in the Danish Diet, Cancer, and Health Cohort
Clara Sears, US

16:30 - 19:00


19:00 - 20:00

E-poster Viewing

07:00 - 08:00

Role of Environmental Toxins on Obesity and Cardiometabolic Diseases
Chairs: Sudha Ramalingam, India & Pi-I Debby Lin, US

Association between Blood Lead Levels and Metabolic Syndrome Considering the Effect of Thyroid Stimulating Hormones based on the 2013 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey: Does the Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Act as an Intermediate Factor?
Ji Yoon Choi, Korea

Effect of Prenatal Bisphenol A Exposure on Child Obesity through Epigenetic Influence on the Insulin-Like Growth Factor 2 Receptor(IGF2R)gene
Yoon-Jung Choi, Korea

Short- and Long-Term Effects of Ambient PM 2.5 Exposure on Hypertension and Diabetes in an Indian Cardiometabolic Surveillance Cohort Over Seven Years
Siddhartha Mandal, India

Does Habitual Physical Activity Exacerbate Air Pollution Risk on the Development of Diabetes: A Longitudinal Cohort Study
Hsiao Ting Yang, China

Pregnancy Endocrine Disruption and Obesity-Related Outcomes in the Third Generation
Gyeyoon Yim, US

09:30 - 10:00


Methodological Challenges in Epidemiological Studies of Water Quality: Lessons Learned on Issues of Limited Sampling Data and Temporal and Spatial Aggregation
Chairs: Jyotsna S. Jagai, US & Alison Krajewski, US

Lessons Learned for Obtaining Water Data at the State Level and Linkage to Health Outcomes Data
Alison Krajewski, US

Estimating Water Quality and Exposure Assessment Among Private Well-Owners
Kristen Malecki, US

Exposure Misclassification: Temporal and Spatial Variability in Estimates of Individual Species and Mixtures of Disinfection Byproducts
J. Michael Wright, US

Epidemiology of Drinking Water Contaminants: Inferring Exposure through Population Biomarkers
Tony Fletcher, UK

The Contribution of Groundwater Arsenic to Public Water Arsenic Concentrations in the United States, 2006-2011
Maya Spaur, US

Challenges of Assessing Multiple Simultaneous Water Exposures
Jyotsna S. Jagai, US

11:30 - 12:00


Environmental Chemicals and Metabolic Health from Pregnancy to Adolescence
Chairs: Remy Slama,France & Barrett Welch, US

Dysregulated Lipid and Fatty Acid Metabolism link Perfluoroalkyl Substances Exposure and Impaired Glucose Metabolism in Young Adults
Zhanghua Chen, US

Prenatal Exposure to Multiple Persistent Organic Pollutants and Childhood BMI Trajectories- a Comparison of Three Different Methods for Exposure Mixture Analysis in a Mixed Model Framework
Elena Colicino, US

Periods of Susceptibility: Exposure to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances and Children’s Body Composition
Yun Liu, US

Prenatal and Postnatal Exposure to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) and Cardiometabolic Profile in Children from Six European Cohorts
Eleni Papadopoulou, Norway

Prenatal Urinary Phthalates and Postpartum Metabolic Health in Women from Mexico City
Haotian Wu, US

Prenatal Exposure Phthalates and the Association with Maternal Hyperglycemia, Impaired Glucose Intolerance, Gestational Diabetes, and Gestational Weight Gain in a High-Risk Latina Population
Helen Zukin, US

13:30 - 15:00

Crossing Silos and Networking to Advance Environmental Health Disaster Research
Chairs: Aubrey Miller, US & Gwen Collman, US

NIH DR2 Empowering Data Collection for the COVID-19 Research Response
Aubrey Miller, US

Implementing Community Engaged Disaster Research in Response to Disasters
Jennifer Horney, US

Creating a National IRB Preparedness Training Program for the Review of Disaster-Related Research
Joan Packenham, US

Capturing Post-Disaster Environmental Exposures
Diana Rohlman, US

The DR2 Toolkit: Lessons Learned from the NIH Disaster Research Response Program in the Midst of COVID-19
Richard Kwok, US

Crossing Silos and Networking to Advance Environmental Health Disaster Research
Karen Lutrick, US

Building a Community of Practice to foster Multidisciplinary Disaster Research
Erin Haynes, US

16:30 - 19:00


19:00 - 20:00

07:00 - 08:00

The Evolving Science of Fluoride Exposure and Neurocognitive Effects: Does Timing of Exposure and Sex Matter?
Chair: Christine Till, Canada

Risks and Benefits of Fluoride Exposure: Why Timing Matters
Christine Till, Canada

Systematic Review of Fluoride Exposure and Neurodevelopmental and Cognitive Health Effects
Kyla Taylor, US

Urinary Fluoride Patterns Among Children in Mexico and Canada
Rivka Green, Canada

Identifying Critical Periods of Neurotoxicity to Fluoride Exposure in Canadian Children
Linda Farmus, Canada

Fluoride Exposure and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes Among Children in the United States: A Pilot Study
Ashley Malin †, US

09:30 - 10:00


Occupational Heat Exposure, Kidney Disease, and Productivity
Chairs: David Richardson, US & Kate Applebaum, US

Dysuria and Medical Events Related to Heat Stress and Muscle Injury among Male Nicaraguan Sugar Cane Workers
Katie Applebaum, US

Heat Exposure and Kidney Health of Costa Rican Rice Workers
Jennifer Crowe, Costa Rica

Evaluation of Heat Exposure on Dehydration and Kidney Function among Sea Salt Workers in Thailand
Titaporn Luangwilai, Thailand

Environmental Risk Factors for Acute Kidney Injury in Female Agricultural Workers in Spain
Cristina O'Callaghan-Gordo, Spain

Wet Bulb Globe Temperatures and Risk of Acute Kidney Injury among Central American Workers
Zoe Petropoulos, US

Occupational Heat Stress and Heavy Workload Induce 'Productivity Losses’- Epidemiological Evidence from a Large Cross-Sectional Study in Indian Occupational Settings
Vidhya Venugopal, India

11:30 - 12:00


Causal Inference in Environmental Epidemiology
Chairs: Tarik Benmarhnia, US & Erika Garcia, US

The Relationship Between Phthalate Risk Score and Gestational Age at Delivery is Mediated by Cytochrome p450 Derived Eicosanoids: Application of a Novel Analytical Pipeline for High-Dimensional Multivariate Mediation Analysis,
Max Aung, US

Maternal Experience of Multiple Hardships and Fetal Growth: Extending Environmental Mixtures Methodology to Social Exposures
Dana Goin, US

Associations of BFR Mixtures with ASD Risk and SRS Scores
Ghassan Hamra, US

Health Effects of Air Quality Regulations in Seoul Metropolitan Area: Applying Synthetic Control Method to Controlled Interrupted time Series Analysis
Soo-yeon Kim, Korea

Air Pollution and Autism Spectrum Disorder in Israel: A Negative Control Analysis
Raanan Raz, Israel

Ethic Discussion
Discussants: Martin Tondel, Sweden & Miguel Ángel Karam Calderón, Mexico

13:30 - 15:00

Epidemiological Surveillance of Air Quality and Human Health in Latin America (LA)
Chairs: Horacio Riojas, Mexico & Carlos Santos-Burgoa, US

Environmental and Health Surveillance of Air Quality in Chile
Sandra Cortes, Chile

Sector Response Plan for Comprehensive Health Risk Management for Air Quality in Bogotá, as a Public Health Policy
Luis Jorge Hernández, Colombia

Epidemiological Research and Air Quality Policies in Mexico
Horacio Riojas, Mexico

A proposal to Strengthen Public Health Surveillance Systems on Air Pollution in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)
Agnes Soares da Silva, US

16:30 - 19:00


19:00 - 20:00

07:00 - 08:00

08:00 - 09:30

Symposium 21

Leveraging OMICS in Environmental Epidemiological Studies to Understand Human Health Risks of Chemical Exposures
Chairs: Elizabeth Radke-Farabaugh, US & Stephanie Kim, US

Statistical Challenges in the Analysis of Blood-Derived DNA Methylation Data from Environmental Epidemiology Studies
Devin Koestler, US

High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry; Where Chemistry Meets Biology
Roel Vermeulen, Netherlands

The Potential Application of Transcriptomics and Methylomics in Environmental Epidemiological Studies for Chemical Assessments
Stephanie Kim, US

Applications and Integration of Multiplatform Omics Data in Environmental Epidemiology
Karl Kelsey, US

09:30 - 10:00


10:00 - 11:30

Symposium 23

Exposure to Heavy Metals and Its Detrimental Health Effects in Asia and Pacific Region
Chair: Shu-Li Wang, Taiwan

Metals as Endocrine Disruptors and the Related Health Effects
Shu Li Julie Wang, Taiwan

Joint Effects of Blood Arsenic, Lead, and Selenium on Blood Pressure Outcomes in a Bangladeshi Cohort: A Generalized Weighted Quantile Sum Approach
Juwel Rana, Bangladesh

Mercury Levels in Pregnant Women in Japanese General Population and Child Birth Size
Atsuko Araki, Japan

The Metal Exposure from Air Pollution and Health Impacts in Asia; It’s a Review
Syed Emdadul Haque, Bangladesh

Blood Lead Level Estimates for Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Bret Ericson, Australia

11:30 - 12:00


Big Data in Air Pollution Health Studies: Computational Challenges and Advances
Chairs: Allan Just, US & Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou, US

Impact of Long-term Exposures to PM 2.5 Sources on Cause-Specific Mortality in U.S. Medicare Beneficiaries
Fatemeh Kazemiparkouhi, US

Estimates of Ozone-Attributable Burden of Disease in Urban Areas Worldwide
Daniel Malashock, US

Long-Term Effects of Fine Particulate Matter on Neurological Disorders in the US Medicare Population: A Nationwide Analysis
Liuhua Shi, US

Chronic Effects of Low-Level Air Pollution on Cause-Specific Mortality Among 30 Million Residents of Europe: Meta-Analysis of 7 European Large Administrative Cohorts in the ELAPSE Project
Massimo Stafoggia, Italy

Association of Short-Term PM2.5 with Hospital Readmissions in Heart Failure Patients in North Carolina, USA
Lauren Wyatt, US

13:30 - 15:00

Chemical Exposures in Relation to Pubertal Development and Reproductive Hormones
Chairs: Gayle Windham, US & Dina Dobraca, US

Associations Between Exposure to Parabens and Reproductive Hormones: A study Among Canadian Girls Age 6 to 17 Years
Maryse Bouchard, Canada

PBDE Exposure and the Association with Testosterone, Estrone and Estradiol Around the Time of Thelarche
Cecily Fassler, US

Prenatal and Peripubertal Exposure to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances and Pubertal Development in Boys and Girls in the HOME Study
Yun Liu, US

Fluoride Exposure and Reproductive Health Among Adolescent Females in the United States: NHANES 2013-2016
Ashley Malin, US

Pubertal Urinary Phthalate Metabolite Concentrations and Semen Quality Among Young Russian Men: Exploring Potential Windows of Susceptibility
Lidia Minguez Alarcon, US

Exposure to Perfluorooctanoic Acid and Effects on Reproductive Hormones and Pubertal Onset in a Longitudinal Study of Young Girls
Susan Pinney, US

16:30 - 19:00


19:00 - 20:00

07:00 - 08:00

08:00 - 09:30



09:30 - 10:00


10:00 - 11:30

Symposium 2 (LIVE)

Water and Sanitation in the Eastern Mediterranean
Chair: Wael Al-Delaimy, US

Untreated Wastewaters and Their Impacts on Human Health in Cases of Lake to Access to Safe Drinking Waters
Driss Belghyti, Morocco

Health Impact Assessment of Contamination of River Ravi
Zafar Fatmi, Pakistan

Water and Conflict in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
Wael Al-Delaimy, US

Monitoring WASH for Health in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Mazen Malkawi, Jordan

Water and Wastewater Management in Healthcare Centers in the West Bank of Palestine
Fathi Anayah, Palestinian Territory

Remote Sensing & Geographical Information System in Sudan to Determine Children's Malnutrition Caused by Water & Environmental Factors
Egbal Elnageeb, Sudan

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Efforts and Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG6)
Rawan Araj, Jordan

11:30 - 12:00


Chair: Sumi Mehta, US

Aaron Cohen, US

Ajay Pillarisetti, US

Anaite Diaz, Guatemala

Josh Apte, US

Kalpana Balakrishnan, India

Linwei Tian, China

13:30 - 15:00

15:00 - 16:00


Asthma in the Changing World. As Environmental Epidemiology Can Enrich the Practice in Promoting Health
Chair: Telma Nery, Brazil

Lavinia Clara Del Roio, Brazil

Jefferson Freitas, Brazil

Dra Hegles Rosa Oliveira, Brazil

Tito Cesar dos Santos Nery, Brazil

Enf Golda Schwartz, Brazil

16:00 - 19:00


19:00 - 20:00