Aging Populations and Healthy Aging
Dec 16 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Session Chair: Lorena Garcia, University of California, Davis

Tahani Boumenna, University of Massachusetts
“TMAO and cognitive function in the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study”

Kayleigh R. Majercak, University of Maryland
“Social Capital and Cost-Related Medication Nonadherence: A Retrospective Longitudinal Cohort Study Using the Health and Retirement Study Data, 2006-2016”

Audra Gold, University of California, San Francisco
“Adverse Childhood Experiences and Late Life Cognitive Performance Across Racial/Ethnic Groups: Results from the KHANDLE Cohort”

Tahani Boumenna, University of Massachusetts
“Relationship of socioeconomic factors on the relationship between the MIND diet and cognitive function in a minority cohort.”

Kendra D. Sims, Oregon State University
“Factors Associated with Recovery from Mobility Limitation in Middle Aged African Americans: The Jackson Heart Study”

Dec 16 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Session Chair: Marquis Hawkins, University of Pittsburgh

Xuan Zhang, National Institute on Aging
“Sedentary behavior (SB), brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and brain structure in midlife: A brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) sub-study of the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA)”

Kaitlyn M. Berry, University of Minnesota
“Weekday-weekend sleep patterns and weight-related behaviors among adolescents”

Sydney Kaye Willis, Boston University
“Diet quality and fecundability in a North American preconception cohort”

Sina Noshad, Brown School of Public Health
“Role of physical activity in lowering racial inequalities in heart failure incidence: A Women’s Health Initiative Study”

M. Lauren Voss, University of Lethbridge
“The adverse impact of sleep quality on psychological resilience is buffered by the importance women place on healthy eating: an interaction analysis”

Cancer Epidemiology: Spanning the Cancer Control Continuum
Dec 16 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Session Chair: Andrew Olshan, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Tomotaka Ugai, Harvard University
“Coffee Intake and CRC Incidence and Mortality According to T-cell Response in Tumor Tissue”

Kimberly A. Bertrand, Boston University
“Gestational diabetes and young-onset breast cancer”

Parichoy Pal Choudhury, National Cancer Institute
“Comparative validation of the BOADICEA and Tyrer-Cuzick breast cancer risk models incorporating polygenic risk in a UK-based prospective cohort”

Mara Epstein, University of Massachusetts Medical School
“Trends in PSA Testing Across Nine Healthcare Delivery Systems”

Chelsea Anderson, American Cancer Society
“Global mental and physical health and 5-year mortality among older, long-term cancer survivors”

Causal Solutions in Psychiatric Epidemiology
Dec 16 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Session Chair: Stephen Gilman, NIH

Tammy Jiang, Boston University
“The Protective Effect of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder on Suicide Attempt Risk: A Case of Collider Stratification Bias”

Anthony Chum, Brock University
“A natural experiment to evaluate the impact of marriage equality laws on the mental health of lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals across the United Kingdom”

Abhery Das, University of California, Irvine
“Permissiveness of State Firearm Laws and Increased Suicides by Firearm in the US”

Katherine LeMasters, UNC Chapel Hill
“Using marginal structural models to estimate the causal association of social support from pregnancy to postpartum on maternal depression”

Elizabeth S. Goldsmith, University of Minnesota
“Opioid overdose-related mortality and U.S. death certificate data: a quantitative bias analysis with expert elicitation of bias parameters”

Yiwen Zhu, Massachusetts General Hospital
“Meta-analysis of the total effect decomposition in the presence of multiple mediators: Integrating evidence across trials for schizophrenia treatment”

Environmental endocrine disrupting chemicals; fetal developmental impacts & consequences
Dec 16 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Session Chair: Michael Bloom, University at Albany

Lidia Minguez Alarcon, Harvard University
“Paternal mixtures of urinary concentrations of phthalate metabolites and phenols in relation to pregnancy outcomes among couples attending a fertility center.”

Yixin Wang, Harvard University
“Associations of trimester-specific blood trihalomethanes concentrations with adverse birth outcomes”

Jiajun Luo, Yale University
“Prenatal Exposure to Perfluoroalkyl Substances and Behavioral difficulties in childhood at Age 7 and 11 years”

Kristin J. Marks, Emory University
“Prenatal exposure to mixtures of persistent endocrine disrupting chemicals and early menarche in British girls”

Sabine Oskar, Columbia University
“Endocrine-disrupting exposure profiles and early menarche among U.S. adolescent girls: application of unsupervised machine learning techniques”

Akhgar Ghassbian, New York University
“Intrauterine exposure to phthalate metabolites: A follow-up study assessing brain structure and white matter integrity in preadolescence”

Methods for the thorny challenges of real studies
Dec 16 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Session Chair: Jennifer Ahern, University of California, Berkeley

Michael A. Webster-Clark, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“What quacks like a confounder and walks like an instrument?”

Sarah Conner, Boston University
“Regression model for the lifetime risk based on pseudo-values”

Nima Hejazi, University of California, Berkeley
“Leveraging the causal effects of stochastic interventions to evaluate vaccine efficacy in two-phase trials”

Jacqueline Rudolph, Emory University
“Comparing the performance of non-parametric doubly robust estimation to parametric doubly and singly robust estimation”

Gabriel Conzuelo, University of Pittsburgh
“Non-parametric doubly robust estimators to evaluate effect measure modification”

Understanding the role of early life exposures in perinatal and pediatric epidemiology
Dec 16 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Session Chair: Sonia Grandi, McGill University

Laura Schummers, University of British Columbia
“Interpregnancy interval and pregnancy outcomes: How important is the timing of confounding variable ascertainment?”

Michelle Dimitiris, McGill University
“Increased Risk of Gestational Diabetes in Twin Pregnancies is Not Primarily Mediated by Gestational Weight Gain”

Lynne Messer, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health
“The canopy continuum and associations with birthweight-for-gestational age deciles for infants born term and preterm in Portland, OR”

Tim Bruckner, University of California, Irvine
“Fetal death as a competing risk for early neonatal death in California, 1989-2015”

Izzuddin M. Aris, Harvard Medical School
“Prospective Associations of Neighborhood Child Opportunity Index with Adolescent Cardio-metabolic Risk”

Jessica L. Gleason, NIH
“Examining variations in child development outcomes by gestational age at delivery among term births”

Vaccines, HCV, and HIV
Dec 16 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Session Chair: Bill Miller, The Ohio State University

Anne M. Butler, Washington University in St. Louis
“Estimating the Effectiveness of Childhood Vaccine Schedules”

Wey Wen Lim, The University of Hong Kong
“Causal mediation analysis in the identification and establishment of correlates and mediators of protection for influenza vaccines”

Ashly E. Jordan, City University of New York
“HCV incidence and time-to-seroconversion among patients in an opioid agonist treatment program in New York City”

Neal Goldstein, Drexel University
“Accuracy of chronic Hepatitis C diagnosis in the electronic medical record: implications for bias correction approaches”

Bethany DiPrete, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Viral suppression at delivery among women re-initiating or newly initiating antiretroviral therapy through Option B+ in Malawi”

What’s Goin’ On? Policies, Bigotries, and the Shaping of Population Health
Dec 16 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Session Chair: Traci Bethea, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Tongtan Chantarat, UCSF
“Police exposure as a determinant of structural racism: An exploration of the association between preterm birth in neighborhoods with high police exposure”

Krisztina Gero, North Eastern University
“State- and county-level total and race-based hate crime in relation to cardiovascular risk factors among middle-aged adults: The National Longitudinal Survey of Youths 1979”

James Buszkiewicz, University of Washington
“The association between state minimum wages, health, and health behavior among working-age adults, Panel Study of Income Dynamics 1999-2017”

Audrey Renson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“The impact of a hypothetical cash transfer intervention on racial/ethnic hypertension disparities in young adults”

Ellicott Matthay, University of California, San Francisco
“Evaluating identifiability of the health effects of social policies in the presence of policy clustering”

Gregory Cohen, Boston University
“Equity Efficiency Tradeoffs in The Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease Among Non-Hispanic Black and White Americans”

Associations of Social Factors and Belief Systems with Diabetes Prevention and Control Outcomes
Dec 16 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Session Chair: Tammie Johnson, Florida A&M University

Annemarie Hirsch, Department of Population Health Sciences, Geisinger
“Associations of community socioeconomic deprivation with care processes and HbA1c values at time of type 2 diabetes diagnosis in Pennsylvania”

Brendan Smith, Public Health Ontario
“Informing public health interventions using ethical criteria of health equity to reduce social inequities in type 2 diabetes: a modelling study using the Diabetes Population Risk Tool”

Stephen W. Pan, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
“Supernatural beliefs intervention to enhance type 2 diabetes self-management in China: a pilot randomized controlled trial”

Wanqi Wang, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
“Religious involvement is associated with diabetes self-management among Chinese diabetes patients: a cross-sectional study”

Shuko Takahashi, Harvard University
“Living in temporary housing increased the incidence of diabetes mellitus for men in 64 years or younger in tsunami affected area after the Great East Japan Earthquake”

Kelly Hunt, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
“Neighborhood factors associated with diabetes control in a national sample of veterans with diabetes.”

Big Data Applications in Epidemiology
Dec 16 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Session Chair: Laura Rosella, University of Toronto

Randall Boyes, Queen’s University
“Improving prediction of outdoor active play using neighborhood images”

Milena Gianfrancesco, University of California, San Francisco
“Application of text mining methods to identify lupus nephritis from electronic health records”

Rachel Sippy, University of Florida
“Prediction of Microclimates Using a Comparative Machine Learning Approach”

Stephanie Teeple, University of Pennsylvania
“Evaluating the health equity impact of a machine learning-based clinical prediction tool”

Dana Taltsch, Aetion
“Approaches for the Inference of Mortality in Claims Data”

Early identification and prevention of brain disorders
Dec 16 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Session Chair: Julie Buring, Harvard University

Jonviea Chamberlain, Université de Bordeaux
“Incident cancer diagnosis on subsequent risk of Alzheimer’s disease-related dementia”

Shama Karanth, University of Kentucky
“Association of metabolic syndrome and cognitive function in a population-based cross-sectional study of adults aged 60 years or older”

Jingkai Wei, George Washington University
“The Associations of Dietary Copper with Incident Dementia: The Atherosclerosis Risks in Community (ARIC) Study”

Mark Warden, University of Washington
“A Comparison of Prediction Approaches for Identifying Prodromal Parkinson Disease”

L. Paloma Rojas-Saunero, Erasmus University Medical Center
“Hypothetical blood-pressure-lowering interventions and risk of stroke and dementia”

Jennifer R. Fonda, VA Boston Healthcare System
“Mild traumatic brain injury, persistent neurobehavioral symptoms and functional disability in Post-9/11 Veterans: network analysis of a transdiagnostic sample”


Fertility and Pregnancy
Dec 16 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Session Chair: Sam Parker, Boston University

Olivia R. Orta, Boston University
“Perceived discrimination and time to pregnancy”

Amelia Wesselink, Boston University
“Residential proximity to major roads and fecundability among North American pregnancy planners”

Carmen Messerlian, Harvard Chan School of Public Health
“Paternal Preconception Exposure to Plasticizers and Risk of Pregnancy Loss”

Alexandra Purdue-Smithe, NICHD
“Effects of lifestyle interventions on risk of pregnancy loss”

Lindsey Sjaarda, NICHD/NIH
“Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor type and pregnancy loss”

Stefania Papatheodorou, Harvard School of Public Health
“Higher levels of residential radon are associated with higher odds of PIH disorders in Massachusetts, USA”

Gender, Gender Identity and Race in the Epidemiology of Mental Health and Substance Use
Dec 16 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Session Chair: Greg Cohen, Boston University

Jonathan Platt, Columbia University
“Changes in the depression gender gap from 1992-2014: cohort effects and mediation by gendered social position”

Sarah McKetta, Columbia University
“Trends in U.S. women’s mid-life binge drinking by socioeconomic status, 2006–2018”

Sarah Lipson, Boston University
“Transgender Mental Health in the U.S.: Results of a National Survey on College Campuses”

Ariel Beccia, University of Massachusetts
“Psychological distress and substance use in transgender adults in the United States: An intersectional multilevel analysis of individual heterogeneity and discriminatory accuracy”

John R. Pamplin, Columbia University
“Expanding upon social stress theory in the context of the Black-White depression paradox: Testing alternative causal structures for the relationships between race, stress, and depression”

William Goedel, Brown University
“Racial Segregation and Treatment Capacity for Opioid Use Disorder in the United States”

Genetics in Epidemiology: Strengthening Causal Inference, Identifying Mechanisms, Improving Prediction
Dec 16 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Session Chair: Brandon Pierce, University of Chicago

Jacob Kresovich, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
“mBCRM: a methylation-based risk prediction model for breast cancer”

Suvo Chatterjee, National Institutes of Health
“Genetic overlaps between birthweight and childhood obesity phenotypes”

Arjun Bhattacharya, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Transcriptome-wide prediction and association studies enriched for mediating biomarkers”

Willa D. Brenowitz, UCSF
“Beyond Mendelian Randomization: Using Genetic Information to Identify Earliest Manifestations of Alzheimer’s Disease”

Joy Shi, Harvard University
“A comparison of analytical approaches to obtain Mendelian randomization estimates with longitudinal exposures”

CM Schooling, The University of Hong Kong
“Bias from competing risk before recruitment in Mendelian Randomization studies of conditions with shared etiology”

How health and social policies shape population health and health equity
Dec 16 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Session Chair: Julia Raifman, Boston University

Jaquelyn Jahn, Harvard University
“Frequent Police Stops, Parental Incarceration, & Mental Health: An Intersectional Analysis Among U.S. non-Hispanic Black and White Adolescent Girls and Boys”

Alvaro Castillo-Carniglia, Universidad Mayor
“Changes in Opioid prescribing after implementation of mandatory registration and proactive reports within California’s prescription drug monitoring program: a quasi-experimental study”

Magdalena Cerda, NYU School of Medicine
“What impact have pain management clinic laws had on opioid overdose deaths in the United States?”

Nichole Austin, McGill University
“Do TRAP laws close abortion clinics?”

Ki-Bong Yoo, Yonsei University
“Impacts of the Smoking Ban Policy on the Sales of Billiard Halls in Seoul, South Korea: Using Objective Sales Information from Credit Card Companies”


Nutritional and Obesity Epidemiology
Dec 16 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Session Chair: Patrick Bradshaw, University of California, Berkeley

Elizabeth Widen, University of Texas at Austin
“Weight loss, stability and low weight gain during pregnancy among women with obesity are associated with preterm birth and smaller neonatal size”

Sindiso Nyathi, Stanford University
“Estimating the effect of exclusive breastfeeding on risk of overweight and obesity in infants: A targeted maximum likelihood analysis.”

Katalin Gemes, Karolinska Institutet
“Comparative effectiveness of dietary interventions on the risk of cardiovascular diseases – estimates from Swedish populations”

Hailey Banack, University at Buffalo
“Flexible approaches for modeling weight histories”

Pi-i D. Lin, University of Massachusetts Amherst
“Causal differences in blood arsenic and mercury concentrations by following the dietary recommendation on seafood intake during pregnancy”

Dec 16 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Session Chair: Kristian Filion, McGill University

Kristin Palmsten, HealthPartners Institute
“Late pregnancy oral corticosteroid dose and risk of preterm birth: Is early pregnancy exposure to oral corticosteroids a confounder or an instrumental variable?”

Oluwadolapo Lawal, Boston University
“The Association Between Prenatal Opioid Exposure and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Children. A large population-based study”

Sophie E. Mayer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“The impact of differential screening in studies of medication use and cancer risk”

Xiaojuan Li, Harvard Medical School
“A good design is half the battle won: lessons learned for real-world evidence from trial replications using real-world data”

Lin Wang, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
“Comparative effectiveness of systematic therapies for metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer: a parametric survival network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials”

Better targeting of target populations: Methods for health disparities research
Dec 17 @ 10:15 am – 11:45 am

Session Co-Chair: Whitney Robinson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Session Co-Chair: Danielle Gartner, Michigan State University

Madison D. Anderson, University of Minnesota
“Choosing a Target Population for American Indian data: Standardization, not Assimilation”

Courtney D. Shelley, Los Alamos National Laboratory
“Finding those who need us most: Data-driven efforts toward enrollment and engagement of US Veterans in VA services”

Bill Jesdale, University of Massachusetts Medical School
“Missing Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2014-2018: Sources, Magnitude, and Correlates”

Rae Anne Martinez, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“A systematic review of the use of race and ethnicity in U.S. medical and epidemiologic research”

Dawn G. Albright, Aetion
“Filling in the Gaps: Feasibility of using Electronic Health Record data to study uninsured populations”

Diet and adipostiy indices in relation to health throughout the lifespan
Dec 17 @ 10:15 am – 11:45 am

Session Chair: Amy E. Millen, University at Buffalo

Yu Ni, University of Washington
“Maternal Diet in Pregnancy and Child Blood Pressure: Results from the Conditions Affecting Neurocognitive Development and Learning in Early Childhood (CANDLE) Study”

Karen Switkowski, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
“Patterns of Complementary Feeding Behaviors Predict Diet Quality in Early Childhood”

Aaron T. Berger, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
“Changes in association between school meals and children’s dietary quality during implementation of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010”

Brendan Smith, Public Health Ontario
“The impact of Health Canada’s Voluntary Sodium Reformulation Targets on educational inequalities in sodium intake: a modelling study using the 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey-Nutrition”

Gabriela Vieyra, University of Massachusetts Amherst
“Association between dietary patterns and urinary phthalate exposure among postmenopausal women”


Health Disparities Across the Cancer Continuum: Beyond Biology
Dec 17 @ 10:15 am – 11:45 am

Session Chair: Lauren McCullough, Emory University

Alpana Kaushiva, University of Illinois at Chicago
“Differences in the Distribution of Tract Level Ambient Air Toxics by Race/Ethnicity and Segregation in the Metro Chicago Breast Cancer Registry”

Jenna Khan-Gates, University of Hawai’i
“The role of spatial accessibility in presenting for care at Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence”

Kevin Martinez-Folgar, Drexel University
“Liver cancer mortality disparities between Hispanics and Non-Hispanics Whites in 126 US cities”

Lindsay J. Collin, Emory University
“Financial toxicity is associated with increased breast cancer mortality: the role of structural racism on disparities in outcomes”

Maria Kamenetsky, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“Identification of Breast Cancer Spatial Structures Based on the Wisconsin Women’s Health Study”

Methods for environmental epidemiology in a changing climate
Dec 17 @ 10:15 am – 11:45 am

Session Chair: Tarik Benmarhnia, University of California, San Diego

Koichiro Shiba, Harvard University
“Challenges and Approaches for Causal Inference in Studying the Long-term Health Effects of Disaster”

Arin A. Balalian, Columbia University
“Potential for preterm birth to mediate the relationship between maternal exposure to air pollution and childhood academic achievement.”

Mary D. Willis, Oregon State University
“Impacts of Exposure to Oil and Gas Drilling during Pregnancy on Markers of Intrauterine Growth Restriction among Term Infants: A Difference-in-Differences Analysis”

Francois Rerolle, University of California at San Francisco
“Spatio-temporal patterns of associations between deforestation and malaria incidence in Lao PDR.”

Erin Hetherington, University of Calgary
“Birth outcomes and pregnancy complications after the 2013 Calgary flood: a difference in difference analysis”

Yu-Hsuan Shih, University of Illinois at Chicago
“Mediating role of metals in the associations between dietary behaviors and growth-related traits in Bangladeshi children aged 5-7 years”

Missing data and selection bias in complex settings
Dec 17 @ 10:15 am – 11:45 am

Session Chair: Sebastien Haneuse, Harvard University

Rachael K. Ross, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Combining weights for missing data and confounding”

Neal Goldstein, Drexel University
“Catchment and selection bias in an outpatient electronic medical record study of community deprivation and chronic Hepatitis C virus infection”

Shuji Ogino, Harvard University
“Lessons Learned from Use of Inverse Probability Weighting to Adjust for Selection Bias in Molecular Epidemiology”

Milena Gianfrancesco, University of California, San Francisco
“Reweighting to address non-participation and missing data bias in a longitudinal electronic health record study”

Erin Delker, University of California, San Diego
“Taking ‘steps’ to explore selection bias due to missing accelerometry data”

Michael A. Webster-Clark, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Covariate missingness, complete case analysis, and transportability, oh my!”

Novel designs and analytic approaches in brain aging research
Dec 17 @ 10:15 am – 11:45 am

Session Co-Chair: Elizabeth Rose Mayeda, University of California, Los Angeles
Session Co-Chair: Lindsay Kobayashi, University of Michigan

Sarah F. Ackley, University of California, San Francisco
“Does amyloid-beta reduction improve cognitive outcomes? Integrated evidence from randomized trials of amyloid targeting therapies”

Kan Gianaattasio, George Washington University
“Assessing the generalizability of findings from the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative to the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study cohort”

Yuan Ma, Harvard University
“Decreased complexity and increased variability in systolic blood pressure are associated with elevated long-term risk of dementia: The Rotterdam Study”

Sindana Ilango, UCSD/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program
“Competing risks in studies of air pollution and dementia: A demonstration of multiple approaches to account for informed censoring due to death”

Eleanor Hayes-Larson, University of California, Los Angeles
“Can the competing risk of death or selective survival explain the inverse association between cancer and dementia? A simulation study”

Perinatal & Pediatric Epidemiology: Get to know the unknowns
Dec 17 @ 10:15 am – 11:45 am

Session Chair: Yeyi Zhu, Kaiser Permanente

Carmer Messerlian, Harvard Chan School of Public Health
“Exploring Paternal Preconception Windows of Vulnerability on Offspring Birthweight in Relation to Bisphenol and Phthalate Exposure”

Kurt Taylor, University of Bristol
“Pregnancy metabolomic profiles and congenital heart disease in the offspring: Findings from the Born in Bradford Cohort”

Dana Goin, University of California, San Francisco
“Experience of multiple hardships prior to and during pregnancy and fetal growth: Extending environmental mixtures methodology to social exposures”

Buyun Liu, University of Iowa
“Association of Maternal Electronic Cigarette Use Before and During Pregnancy with Impaired Fetal Growth in Offspring”

Samrawit Fikru Yisahak, NIH
“Maternal Vegetarian Diets and Fetal Growth: Findings from the NICHD Fetal Growth Studies”

Jiajun Luo, Yale School of Public Health
“Maternal Marijuana Use and Emotional and Behavioral Functioning among Children at Age 9-10 in The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study”

Simulation, Prediction, and other Innovative Approaches in Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Dec 17 @ 10:15 am – 11:45 am

Session Chair: Brandon Marshall, Brown University

Nina Masters, University of Michigan
“Exploring the impact of clustering of unvaccinated individuals on risk of measles infection at herd-immunity vaccination levels”

Ben Cowling, The University of Hong Kong
“The causal interpretation of “overall vaccine effectiveness” in test-negative studies”

Mabel Carabali, McGill University
“Assessing the Reporting and Misclassification of Arboviruses in the National Surveillance System of Colombia (2014-2017)”

Andre Filipe de Moraes Batista, Universidade de Sao Paulo
“A machine learning approach to predict mortality from severe dengue in Colombia”

Elizabeth T. Rogawski McQuade, University of Virginia
“Differences in the target parameter could explain contradictory results between observational and intervention studies of the effect of improved sanitation on child growth”

The epidemiology of the substance use continuum
Dec 17 @ 10:15 am – 11:45 am

Session Chair: Alvaro Castillo, Universidad Mayor, Chile

Pia Mauro, Columbia University
“Changes in marijuana use disorder treatment utilization following medical marijuana law enactment, 2004-2014”

Luis Segura, Columbia University
“The association between prescription opioid misuse and suicidality in United States adolescents: NSDUH 2015-2017”

Gretchen Bandoli, University of California, San Diego
“Prenatal cannabis exposure and adverse neonatal outcomes”

Elizabeth Kinnard, UC Berkeley
“Association between public injection and syringe sharing frequency in a cohort of people who inject drugs in San Francisco and Los Angeles”

Isaac Rhew, University of Washington
“The association between marijuana use and initiation of pain reliever misuse during young adulthood in a legal marijuana context”

Spruha Joshi, New York University
“Why Do the Majority of US High School Seniors Still Not Use Marijuana? Prevalence of Self-Reported Reasons Across Four Decades”

Addressing substance use from an epi perspective
Dec 17 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Session Chair: Maria Parker, Indiana University

Megan Kurz, British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
“The impact of prescriber networks on opioid agonist treatment retention: A retrospective population-based analysis”

Buyun Liu, University of Iowa
“Association of Marijuana Use History with Current E-cigarette Use among Adults in the United States”

Jana Hirschtick, University of Michigan
“Longitudinal associations between single, dual, and polytobacco use and incident respiratory disease among adults: Findings from the Population Assessment of Tobacco & Health Study (2015-2017)”

Collin Calvert, University of Minnesota
“An Examination of Relationships between Cannabis Legalization and Fatal Motor Vehicle and Pedestrian-Involved Crashes”

Mirinda Gormley, Virginia Commonwealth University
“Association between type of opioid misuse and perceived barriers to accessing treatment for substance use disorders”

Sarah McKetta, Columbia University
“US trends in binge drinking by gender, work status, work prestige, and work structure among adults in midlife, 2006–2018”

Dec 17 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Session Chair: Emily Levitan, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Sakurako S. Okuzono, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
“Early Experiences of Emotional Maltreatment and Favorable Cardiovascular Health in Young Adulthood”

Ludovic Trinquart, Harvard University
“Secular trends in the association between newly-diagnosed atrial fibrillation and the excess risk of death”

Edwina Yeung, BUSPH
“Conception by Infertility Treatment and Blood Pressure in Early Childhood”

Samantha Parker, NICHD
“Preterm Birth and Subsequent Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in Black Women”

Pauline Mendola, Boston University
“Acute ambient temperature changes and risk of cardiovascular events among low-risk women associated with singleton delivery”

Xing Gao, University of California, Berkeley
“Longitudinal Association between Residential Segregation and Incident Hypertension: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis”

Global Health: Evidence at the Intersection of Data and Local Norms
Dec 17 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Session Chair: Fasil Tekola-Ayele, NIH

Jade Benjamin-Chung, University of California, Berkeley
“Epidemiology and risk factors of child stunting in low-resource settings: new insights from pooled analyses of 31 longitudinal cohorts and over 62,000 children”

Jingyuan Xiao, Yale University
“Association between parental preterm birth and low birth weight and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) risk in their offspring: A population-based multigenerational cohort study in Denmark”

Kathryn M. Barker, University of California, San Diego
“Patriarchal norms and intimate partner violence in India: The use of national and state-level data to examine temporal and spatial patterning and associations”

Ariadne Rivera-Aguirre, NYU School of Medicine
“Impact of Marijuana Legalization in Uruguay on Use of Other Substances Among the General Population”

Abdullah Al-Taiar, Old Dominion University
“Vitamin D deficiency: Real Public Health Problem or Measurement Issue”

Injuries/Violence: Novel Approaches to Consequential Questions
Dec 17 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Session Chair: Annette Adams, Kaiser Permanente

Christopher McCort, Columbia University
“The Effects of Age and Time on Risk of Violent Crime Associated with Driving Under the Influence”

Erin Erwin, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
“The modifying effect of sex/gender on police reporting patterns pre- and post-#MeToo: An investigation of male and female survivors of sexual assault”

Christopher Morrison, Columbia University
“Ridesharing and Motor Vehicle Crashes in New York City: A Spatial Ecological Case-Crossover Study of Trip-Level Data”

Miriam Haviland, University of Washington
“Association between minimum age handgun purchase and possession laws and homicides perpetrated by youth 18-20 years old”

Haylea Hannah, UnityPoint Health – DSM
“Applying Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAGs) to Analytic Criminology: A Framework for Causal Inference”

Andrew J. MacGregor, McGill University
“Combat Injury, Symptom Profiles, and Self-Rated Health in U.S. Military Personnel”

Occupation: an opportunity for impactful epidemiology.
Dec 17 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Session Chair: Ghassan Hamra, Johns Hopkins University

Natalie Troke, University of Toronto
“Acute Myocardial Infarction in Ontario Workers: Findings from an application of the Occupational Disease Surveillance System”

Suzanne Dufault, University of California, Berkeley
“The impact of (forced) job separation on self-injury mortality in a cohort of autoworkers; application of a novel causal approach”

Sukhdeep Kaur, University of California, Berkeley
“Investigating the impact of job insecurity and managerial status on sleep index using longitudinal population-based data”

John R. Haight, University of Washington
“Impact of early opioid prescribing practices on long-term disability among injured workers in Washington State”

Sadie Costello, University of California, Berkeley
“Metalworking Fluids and Cancer Mortality from 1941 to 2015 in a US Autoworker Cohort”

On non-casual causality: networks, mediation, generalizability & more
Dec 17 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Session Chair: Laura Balzer, University of Massachusetts

Margarita Moreno-Betancur, University of Melbourne
“Data-adaptive methods for high-dimensional mediation analysis: Application to a randomised trial of tuberculosis vaccination”

Kevin Josey, Colorado School of Public Health
“Extending inferences of experimental results with entropy balancing”

Sarah E. Robertson, Brown University
“Extending Inferences from a Cluster Randomized Trial to a Target Population”

Paul N. Zivich, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Examining the utility of targeted maximum likelihood estimation for network data”

Mats Julius Stensrud, Harvard School of Public Health
“New estimands for conditional causal effects”

Recent Developments in HIV and STI Research
Dec 17 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Session Chair: Chanelle Howe, Brown University

Angela Bengtson, Brown University
“Initial HIV treatment with efavirenz and risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors: transporting results from trials to routine care”

Nguyen K. Tran, Drexel University
“Modeling Pre- and Post-Prophylactic Doxycycline in Preventing Syphilis Infection Among Urban Men Who Have Sex with Men in the Context of Condom Use”

Tiffany L. Breger, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“All-cause mortality under modeled interventions on substance use among HIV-positive women in the United States, 1998 – 2017”

Catherine Lesko, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
“Variation in estimated viral suppression associated with the definition of viral suppression used”

Emily Learner, CDC
“Evaluation of Enhanced Gonorrhea Partner Services in Two Jurisdictions in the US, 2018”

Rachel S. Gruver, Columbia University
“Cognitive development, literacy and math achievement in 6-8-year-old children with HIV, children HIV-exposed but uninfected, and children HIV-unexposed”

Social Epidemiology: Gender Inequity
Dec 17 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Session Chair: Theresa Osypuk, University of Minnesota

Chrystelle Kiang, Emory University
“Are there gender inequities in editorial decisions by EPIDEMIOLOGY?”

Julia Simard, Stanford University
“Evidence of diagnostic bias by sex from a randomized experiment of U.S. rheumatologists”

Nicky Tettamanti, Columbia University
“Adherence to Gender-Typical Behavior as a Determinant of Occupational Health: Gender and Occupational Differences in Associations Between Gender Adherence and C-Reactive Protein in a Nationally Representative Cohort”

Afshin Vafaei, Queen’s University
“A Systematic Review of Methods Used to Study Intersections of Sex and Social Circumstances on Older Adults’ Health”

Ester Chung, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“The relationship between maternal adverse childhood experiences and child physical and socioemotional development in rural Pakistan”

Felice Le-Scherban, Drexel University
“Are there birth cohort effects in socioeconomic disparities in child obesity?”

Women’s Health
Dec 17 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Session Chair: Jean Wactawski-Wende, University at Buffalo

Sonia M. Grandi, McGill University
“The role of sex-specific risk factors for the prediction of cardiovascular disease in women of reproductive age”

Ashley M. Geczik, National Cancer Institute
“Tubal ligation, hysterectomy, and serum androgen and estrogen metabolism among postmenopausal women in the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study”

Angela M. Malek, Medical University of South Carolina
“Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy and Racial/Ethnic Differences in Risk of Incident Kidney Disease Five Years Following Delivery”

Anna K. Poon, Harvard University
“Child abuse and adult cardiovascular disease: mediation by post-traumatic stress disorder and depression”

Zoe Cairncross, University of Calgary
“Is infertility associated with an increased risk of future cardiovascular disease in females?”