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Leveraging Data Science Approaches to Address Environmental Health Challenges in Africa

September 23, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

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Environmental Health challenges in Africa are complex, involving a broad range of exposures, including ambient and indoor air pollution, electronic waste, heavy metals, pesticides, vector-borne pathogens, and climate change, and a large proportion of the disease burden in Africa is linked to environmental factors. This session will explore unique aspects and analytic challenges of the various types of environmental health data and will highlight recent data science approaches to characterizing hazardous exposures on the African continent, connecting environmental exposures to health outcomes, and reducing the risk of disease connected to the environment.

Gwen Collman, Acting Deputy Director, Associate Director for Extramural Research, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Kiros Berhane, Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Caradee Wright, Senior Specialist Scientist, Environment and Health Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council

Engineer Bainomugisha, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science, School of Computing & IT, Makerere University

To participate in the discussion and session, you must register for the DS-I Africa Virtual Forum in advance. All content will also be recorded and posted on this website after each event.


September 23, 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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