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In Person Lecture: Tackling the Health Consequences of Climate Change with Data Science

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Francesca Dominici, Ph.D.

Clarence James Gamble Professor of Biostatistics, Population, and Data Science
Co-Director, The Data Sceince Initiative
T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Harvard University
Member, National Academy of Medicine and International Society of Mathematical Statistics

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture: Tackling the Health Consequences of Climate Change with Data Science

Date: Jan. 19, 2023

Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.  (Reception and hors d'oeuvres at 5 p.m.)

Location: Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, Room M203, 2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, Virginia

Virtual attendance:  Join via Zoom.

About this Seminar

In this talk, Dr. Dominici will provide an overview of data science methods, including methods for Bayesian analysis, causal inference, and machine learning, to inform environmental policy. This is based on her work analyzing a data platform of unprecedented size and representativeness. The platform includes more than 500 million observations on the health experience of over 95% of the US population older than 65 years old linked to air pollution exposure and several confounders. Finally, Dr. Dominici will provide an overview of studies on air pollution exposure, environmental racism, wildfires, and how they also can exacerbate the vulnerability to COVID-19.

Additional Details

This is a free event hosted by Dr. Michael Friedlander and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute. For more information, please call 540-526-2059.

About Maury Strauss

Maury Strauss is a longtime community benefactor and businessman who supports biomedical research with the goal of energizing the local economy and improving quality of life in our neighborhoods and around the world. In order to ensure the continued success of Roanoke’s biomedical research enterprise, as well as the free public seminars, Mr. Strauss has made a generous gift to the series. Read More.

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