CEHS Seminar Series 2012

 

SEMINAR TITLE: “Individual variability in sensitivity to environmental exposures and its implications for risk assessment”
SPEAKER: Duncan Thomas, Ph.D.
WHEN: Tuesday 17 April, 2012; 2:00 PM
WHERE: McGravran-Greenberg 1301

The UNC-CH Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility is pleased to

announce the Seminar “Individual variability in sensitivity to environmental exposures and its implications for risk assessment”, to be presented by Duncan Thomas, Ph.D. Dr. Thomas is Professor of Preventive Medicine, Director of the Biostatistics Division, and Verna R. Richter Chair in Cancer Research at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. His primary research interest has been in the development of statistical methods for cancer epidemiology, but he also has wide ranging interests in both environmental and genetic epidemiology. His statistical contributions include methods for analysis of nested case-control studies, approaches to modeling exposure-time-response relationships and interaction effects, exposure modeling and measurement error, and the use of Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods and Generalized Estimating Equations (GEE) methods in genetics. Dr. Thomas is the author of the books “Statistical Methods in Genetic Epidemiology” (Oxford University Press, 2004) and “Statistical Methods in Environmental Epidemiology” (Oxford University Press, 2009). For more information, contact Dr. David Richardson (919-966-2675; david_richardson@unc.edu).