Dr. Ana Navas-Acien will present Environment, justice, and health: consortia and data sharing needs through a community lens at the monthly Data Sharing and Reuse Seminar on Friday, August 11, 2023, at 12 p.m. EDT.
About the Seminar
This session will discuss the growing evidence and the critical need to further study the role of the environment in human health and the importance of environmental justice to address existent inequalities in environmental exposures and related disease, with a focus on metal exposures, related molecular pathways and gene-environment interactions, and relevant interventions. Lessons learned from Indigenous communities and successful experiences in data sharing and reuse will be presented.
About the Speaker
Ana Navas-Acien, M.D., Ph.D. is a Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Her research investigates the health effects of environmental exposures (metals, tobacco smoke, e-cigarettes, air pollution, water pollution), molecular pathways and gene-environment interactions, and effective interventions for reducing involuntary exposures and their health effects, with the goal of improving people’s health and advance environmental justice. She trained in Medicine obtaining her MD from the University of Granada, Spain, and completed her residency training in Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the Hospital La Paz, Madrid and her PhD in Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. She is recognized for bridging medical and environmental health sciences using a participatory approach. She directs the Columbia University Northern Plains Superfund Research Program, a center that integrates science, technology, and traditional knowledge to protect the Northern Plains water resources and Indigenous communities from hazardous metal exposures.
About the Seminar Series
The seminar is open to the public and registration is required each month. Individuals who need interpreting services and/or other reasonable accommodations to participate in this event should contact Janiya Peters at 301-670-4990. Requests should be made at least five days in advance of the event.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Data Science Strategy hosts this seminar series to highlight exemplars of data sharing and reuse on the second Friday of each month at noon ET. The monthly series highlights researchers who have taken existing data and found clever ways to reuse the data or generate new findings. A different NIH institute or center will also share its data science activities each month.