"Designing and Evaluating Pragmatic Trials of Behavioral Science-Based Interventions to Support Deprescribing"Julie Christine Lauffenburger, PharmD, PhDAssistant Professor in the Department of EpidemiologyJulie C. Lauffenburger, PharmD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an epidemiologist in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Her work focuses medication optimization and adherence in chronic diseases, where she has expertise in pragmatic trials, observational study designs, and predictive analytics.
Transplanting Hepatitis C virus infected kidneys into uninfected recipients: Past, present and futurePeter P.
A Trial of Transplanting Hepatitis C Kidneys into Hepatitis C-Negative Kidney Recipients (THINKER-NEXT)
Title: "Developing an exposure burden score for chemical mixtures using item response theory: Applications to PFAS mixtures and phthalate mixtures"Abstract:My talk will focus on applying item response theory (psychometric models used in educational testing), to create a latent burden score of exposure to chemical mixtures. This provides a simple, single metric to represent total exposure burden to the mixture, independent of a health outcome. This summary metric could be used in biomonitoring, risk assessment, health risk calculators or mediation models.
"HIV Prevention Trials and the Challenges of Success"Deborah Donnell, PhDAffiliate Professor, Global HealthAffiliate Professor, Health Systems and Population HealthMember, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research CenterUniversity of WashingtonDr Donnell is a biostatistician in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division at Fred Hutch, Seattle and the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington and the Principal Investigator of the HPTN Statistical and Data Management Center.
Data Safety Monitoring Boards in Vaccine Trials--The COVID Experience Jonathan M. Zenilman, MD Professor of Medicine Division of Infectious Disease Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineDr. Jonathan M. Zenilman is a professor of medicine, at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He also has as joint appointments in population family and reproductive health, international health and epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.Dr. Zenilman is known internationally for his work in infectious disease epidemiology.
"Misinformation About Vaccines on Social Media: A Study of the HPV Vaccine"Melanie L. Kornides, ScD, MPH, APRNAssistant Professor of NursingUniversity of Pennsylvania My interdisciplinary research focuses on strategies to combat misinformation and improve equitable uptake of vaccines and other forms of preventative health care." Dr. Kornides works with a multidisciplinary team to conduct research into misinformation, and its impact on vaccine acceptance. Disciplines include computer science, communication science, behavioral economics, and behavioral science.