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Analytic methods for reducing bias in observational data
Jun 23 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Session Chair: Rich MacLehose, University of Minnesota

Etsuji Suzuki, Okayama University
“Marginal sufficient component cause model: an emerging causal model with authenticity?”

Jacqueline Rudolph, Emory University
“Time-varying incremental propensity score estimation of the effect of aspirin on pregnancy in the Effects of Aspirin in Gestation and Reproduction trial”

Michelle Odden, Stanford University
“A comparison of regression discontinuity and propensity score matching to estimate the causal effects of statins using electronic health records”

Tiansheng Wang, University of North Carolina at chapel hill
“Iterative Causal Forest For Identifying Subgroups”

Lindsay Collin, Huntsman Cancer Institute
“Sampling validation data based on the desired precision of the bias-adjusted estimate of association”

Cardiovascular diseases: from surveillance to evidence synthesis
Jun 23 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Session Chair: Arnaud Chiolero, Bern

Ione Avila-Palencia, Drexel University
“Associations of urban environment features with hypertension and blood pressure across 230 Latin American cities”

Jingzhi Yu, Northwestern University
“Using deep learning to incorporate longitudinal health factors into 10-year atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk prediction in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)”

Farah Qureshi, Harvard University
“Using deep learning to incorporate longitudinal health factors into 10-year atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk prediction in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)”

Na Zeng, University of Ottawa
“Association of influenza vaccination with self-rated health and gender in Canadian adults with heart disease or stroke”

Jee Won Park, Brown University
“Systematic review and meta-analysis of the relationship between resilience resources and cardiovascular disease in the United States”

Infectious Diseases: Oral abstract Session
Jun 23 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Session Chair: Joanna Merckx, McGill University

Lindsey M. Filiatreau, university of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Optimizing SARS-CoV-2 pooled testing strategies through incorporation of simple-to-implement symptom and exposure screening tools”

Seth Edmunds, Indiana University
“Predictive Model for Botulism Antitoxin Consultation”

Neal Goldstein, Drexel University
“Double adjustment in case ascertainment and uncertainty about date of infection in COVID-19 time series surveillance data”

Fausto Bustos Carrillo, University of California, Berkeley
“Spatial studies of infection and disease in explosive chikungunya and Zika epidemics in a prospective cohort study in Managua, Nicaragua, reveal bias of standard case-based infectious disease mapping”

Louisa H. Smith, Harvard University
“Challenges in estimating effects of COVID-19 on preterm birth”

Nima Hejazi, University of California, Berkeley
“Evaluation of causal vaccine efficacy under stochastic interventional shifts of an immunologic marker in COVID-19 vaccine efficacy trials”

Nutrition, obesity, and inflammation: consequences throughout the life course
Jun 23 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Session Chair: Janne Boone-Heinonen, Ohio State University

Marlon D. Joseph, Boston University
“A North American prospective cohort study of sugar-sweetened beverages consumption and semen quality”

Jacob Kresovich, National Institute of environmental Health Sciences
“Healthy eating patterns and epigenetic measures of biological age”

Isaac J. Ergas, Kaiser Permanente/University of California, Berkeley
“Hypothetical interventions on diet quality and lifestyle factors, and their impact on breast cancer survival: the Pathways Study”

Michael Wirth, University of South Carolina
“Longitudinal and Cross-sectional Associations between the Dietary Inflammatory Index and Objectively and Subjectively Measured Sleep among Police Officers”

Geetanjali Datta, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
“The impact of obesity on COVID-19 outcomes: the role of age and diabetes status”

Quaker harmon, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
“Body mass index and C-reactive protein: time to revisit who has acute inflammation in population-based cohorts?”

Solution-focused research to reduce injuries and violence
Jun 23 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Session Chair: Kara Rudolph, Columbia University

Ava Kamb, Columbia University
“Associations between Rideshare Trips and Alcohol-Involved Motor Vehicle Crashes in Chicago”

Rose Kagawa, Unviversity of California, Davis
“Effects of comprehensive background check policies on firearm fatalities in four states”

Gonzalo Martínez-Alés, Columbia University
“The role of state-level household firearm ownership on 2001-2016 trends in firearm suicide rate in the United States: a hierarchical age-period-cohort analysis.”

Ava Hamilton, Columbia University
“Simulating the bounds of plausibility: estimating the impact of high-risk versus population-based approaches to prevent firearm injury”

Julia Schlemer, University of California, Davis
“Association of Unemployment and Violence and Crime in US Cities During the Coronavirus Pandemic”


Urban health and air pollution: novel methods and challenges in environmental epidemiology
Jun 23 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

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

Dana Goin, University of California, San Francisco
“Hyper-localized air pollution measures and preeclampsia in Oakland, California”

Amelia K. Wesselink, Boston University
“Air pollution and fecundability: Results from a Danish preconception cohort study”

Rachel Nethery, Harvard University
“Mid-term PM2.5 exposure and cardiovascular and thromboembolic hospitalizations in Medicare beneficiaries with high-risk chronic conditions”

Josiah Kephart, Drexel University
“The impact of mobility on COVID-19 incidence and disparities at the sub-city level in 314 Latin American cities”

Yaguang Wei, Harvard University
“Assessing additive effects of air pollutants on mortality rate in Massachusetts”

Cancer epidemiology: Lessons from the Sister Study and innovative uses of surveillance data
Jun 23 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Session Chair: Zinzi Bailey, University of Miami

Jihye Park, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Depression, Current Antidepressant Use, and Breast Cancer Risk: Findings from the Sister Study”

Katie O’Brien, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
“Vitamin D supplement use and risk of breast cancer by race/ethnicity”

Danielle A. Duarte, National Cancer Institute
“Early-life agricultural pesticide exposure as a risk factor for thyroid cancer in the Sister Study cohort”

Mandy Goldberg, national Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
“History of gestational hypertensive disorders and breast cancer risk in the Sister Study cohort”

Paris Offor, San Diego State University
“Evidence of Stage Shift in US Lung Cancer Diagnosis, 2009-2016”

Todd Golden, National Cancer Institute
“Assessing the impact of COVID-19 on cancer care: Longitudinal surveillance of pathology volume”

Mental Health: Recent trends, advances in measurement, and racial/ethnic patterns
Jun 23 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Session Chair: Sidra Goldman-Mellor, University of California, Merced

Estelle El Khoury, New York University
“Associations Between Race/Ethnicity and Mental Health Outcomes in 5 Southern U.S. Cities During the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Melanie S. Askari, Columbia University
“Age, period, and cohort trends in perceived mental health treatment gaps in the United States, 2002-2019”

Jonathan Platt, Columbia University
“Racial disparities in adolescent suicide clusters: trends over time and space”

Anna Larsen, university for Washington
“Epidemiologic evaluation of three depression screening tools among postpartum Kenyan women”

Meghan L. Smith, Boston University
“Latent Class Analysis to Determine Classes of Psychopathology Following Traumatic Experiences in the Danish Population”

Marine Azevedo Da Silva, McGill University
“Early childhood exposure to food insecurity and adolescent mental health in the United States”

Methods in Perinatal and Pediatric Epidemiology
Jun 23 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Session Chair: Bizu Gelaye, Harvard University

Sarah-Truclinh Tran, Ohio State
“Using group-based latent-class trajectory modeling to identify distinct patterns of gestational weight gain in a safety-net population”

Abigail Cartus, university of Pittsburgh
“Can we use ensemble machine learning to accurately identifiy severe maternal morbidity in a perinatal database?”

Chelsea Messinger, Harvard University
“Collider stratification bias in the surveillance of outcomes related to infections in pregnancy: an example from cytomegalovirus and lessons for COVID-19”

Marion Ouidir, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
“Genomic study of early pregnancy maternal lipid traits revealed four known adult lipid loci”

Ana Lucia Espinosa Dice, Brown University
“Development of a predictive model to identify women with recent gestational diabetes at high risk for progression to postpartum impaired glucose intolerance”

Sandra Kiplagat, University of Arizona, Tucson
“Examining the Moderating Role of Accredited Social Health Activists Home Visits and Accompanied Antenatal Care Visits on Preterm Birth and Low Birth Weight in Rural Mysore District, India”

Novel questions and innovative methods in aging epidemiology
Jun 23 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Session Chair: Elizabeth Rose Mayeda, University of California, Los Angeles

Eleanor Hayes-Larson, University of California, Los Angeles
“Generalizability of a diverse cohort on cognitive aging to the target population of older adults in California without dementia: Findings from the KHANDLE study”

L. Paloma Rojas-Saunero, Erasmus MC
“Toward a clearer understanding of the inverse association between cancer and dementia”

Ryan M. Andrews, Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology
“Examining the causal mediating role of cardiovascular factors on the relationship between physical activity and cognitive impairment via separable effects mediation analysis”

Jacqueline Torres, University of California, San Francisco
“Adult child education and older parents’ cognitive decline: A longitudinal, cross-national study”

Robin Richardson, Columbia University
“Determinants of loneliness in older adulthood: a decomposition of 20 countries”

Kristina Dang, University of California, San Francisco
“The association of education and neighborhood racial composition on cognitive function and decline in a nationally-representative sample”

Sex, Drugs and Infectious Diseases (HIV, HCV, HPV)
Jun 23 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Session Chair: Gregg Gonsalves, Yale University

Trena Mukherjee, Columbia university
“Patterns of Police Victimization among Women who use Drugs and Engage in Sex Work in Kazakhstan”

Alexandria Macmadu, Brown University
“Association of crack cocaine use frequency with HIV disease progression: A prospective cohort study”

Catherine Lesko, Johns Hopkins University
“Alcohol use disorder and recent alcohol use and HIV viral non-suppression among people engaged in HIV care in an urban clinic, 2013-2018”

Daniel Brook, Ohio State University
“The Relationship Between Hepatitis C Virus Rates and Office-Based Buprenorphine Prescribing in Ohio”

Ruby Barnard-Mayers, Boston University
“A case study and proposal for publishing pre-analytic directed acyclic graphs: The effectiveness of the quadrivalent HPV vaccine in perinatally HIV exposed girls”

Are Reproductive Function and Pregnancy Associated with Long-Term Health?
Jun 24 @ 10:15 am – 11:45 am

Session Co-chair: Penny Howards, Emory University
Session Co-chair: Helen Chin, George Mason University

Nydjie Grimes, University of Massachusetts Amherst
“Anti-Mullerian Hormone Levels and Breast Cancer Risk in the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation”

Leslie V. Farland, University of Arizona
“Infertility, infertility diagnoses, and risk of cardiovascular disease”

Sonia M. Grandi, National Institute of Child Health and Human Services
“Long-term mortality in women with pregnancy loss and modification by race/ethnicity”

Christine R. Langton, University of Massachusetts Amherst
“Association of preterm birth with risk of early natural menopause”

Ugochinyere Vivian Ukah, McGill University
“Severe maternal morbidity and cardiovascular disease”

Cancer research across the care continuum
Jun 24 @ 10:15 am – 11:45 am

Session Co-chair: Jennifer Lund, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Session Co-chair: Alexandra White, National Institutes of Health

Danielle N. Medgyesi, National Cancer Institute
“Disinfection by-products and nitrate ingestion and risk of endometrial cancer in postmenopausal women”

Alexandra J. White, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
“Exposure to particle radioactivity and breast cancer risk in a US-wide prospective cohort”

Kamala Adhikari, Alberta Health Services
“Up to date patterns for colorectal cancer screening: Low uptake in a population with no regular primary care provider”

Tarlise Townsend, New York University
“Cancer and the overdose crisis: Opioid prescribing in patients with cancer, 2008-2018”

Kristin J. Moore, University of Minnesota
“Minority children experience higher risk of death from many central nervous system tumor types even after accounting for treatment received and socioeconomic status: An analysis of the National Cancer Database (NCDB)”

Ensuring Equitable Policies
Jun 24 @ 10:15 am – 11:45 am

Session Chair: Caroline Thompson, San Diego State University

Dakota Cintron, University of California, San Francisco
“Does research on social policies typically evaluate heterogeneous treatment effects? A quantitative assessment of a contemporary sample of articles in epidemiology, medicine, and economics”

Ariel breccia, University of Massachusetts
“Who benefits from nondiscrimination protections? A multilevel analysis of state-level LGBTQ+ nondiscrimination policies and frequent mental distress at the intersection of gender, sexual orientation, and race/ethnicity”

Huiyun Kim, University of Minnesota
“Heterogeneous Treatment Effects of Housing Vouchers on Long-term Neighborhood Opportunity for Children”

Elliott C. Matthew, University of California, San Francisco
“Preventing NIMBY-ism in recreational cannabis: A geospatial analysis of the association of local alcohol and cannabis policies with alcohol and cannabis outlet co-location in California”

Mats Stensrud, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
“Non-discriminatory allocation of limited health resources”

Erline Martinez-Miller, University of Texas, South Western
“Aging into Medicare among a senior food pantry population: an assessment of food security, health, and food pantry use over time”

Pharmacoepidemiology –
Jun 24 @ 10:15 am – 11:45 am

Session Chair: Robert Platt, McGill University

Milena Gianfrancesco, University of California, San Francisco
“Effectiveness of TNFi versus non-TNFi biologics on disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: data from the ACR’s RISE registry”

Jessica C Young, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Probabilistic Bias Analyses Assessing Outcome Misclassification: An Illustration using Linked EHR and Claims Data to Evaluate Prolonged Opioid Use Following Surgery”

Rachael Ross, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Nondifferential exposure misclassification in active comparator studies: drivers of bias away from the null”

Joshua Black, Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Safety
“Difference in mortality assessment due to the definition of overdose when using death certificate text”

Gretchen Bandoli, University of California, San Diego
“Quantification Of Medication-Mediated Effects On Pregnancy Outcome In Women With Rheumatic Conditions”

Race, Place and Social Context: Conceptual, Methodological and Empirical Contributions
Jun 24 @ 10:15 am – 11:45 am

Session Chair: Chandra Ford, University of California, Los Angeles

Thu T. Nguyen, University of California, San Francisco
“Identifying COVID-19 signs, symptoms, and health impacts using natural language processing on Twitter data”

George Pro, University of Arkansas
“A national time series analysis of community vulnerability and COVID-19 mortality”

Chantel Martin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“The Embodiment of Place: Neighborhood police-reported crime during pregnancy and DNA methylation in stress-related genes”

Jonathan S. russel, Columbia University
“Association between neighborhood stigma and HIV risk behaviors among Black MSM in the Neighborhoods and Networks (N2) Cohort Study”

Jaquelyn Jahn, City University of New York
“Gestational Exposure to Fatal Police Violence and Pregnancy Loss in US Core Based Statistical Areas, 2013-2015”

Brooke Staley, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Improving pedagogy: A doctoral student initiative to integrate race and ethnicity into the epidemiology curriculum”

The COVID pandemic – prevention, prediction, sequalae and disparities
Jun 24 @ 10:15 am – 11:45 am

Session Chair: Stephen Hawes, University of Washington

Kellyn Arnold, University of Leeds
“The human cost of inaction: A counterfactual analysis of the effect of lockdown timing on COVID-19 cases and deaths in England”

Ayesha Sania, Columbia University
“An agent-based model for transmission and control of COVID-19 epidemic in Bangladesh”

Sina Kianersi, Indiana University
“A cross-sectional analysis of demographic and behavioral risk factors of SARS-CoV-2 antibody positivity among a sample of U.S. college students”

Zara Izadi, University of California, San Francisco
“Machine Learning Algorithms to Predict COVID-19 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Patients with Rheumatic Diseases: Results from the Global Rheumatology Alliance Provider Registry”

Rachel Zeig-Owens, Fire Department of the City of New York
“Sequalae of COVID-19 six months post infection in Fire Department of the City of New York first responders”

Lauren Zalla, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Direct and indirect effects of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on mortality in the US: Differences by age, sex, race/ethnicity and region”

Assessing Climate Change Impacts: Evolving Methods
Jun 24 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Session Chair: Jyotsna Jagai, University of Illinois Chicago

Mary Willis, Oregon State University
“Residential Green Space and Fecundability in a North American Preconception Cohort Study”

Irena Gorski-Steiner, Johns hopkins University
“Associations of unconventional natural gas development activity with adolescent internalizing disorders”

Arjita Rai, New York State Department of Health
“Assessing the Effect of Increasing Precipitation on Asthma Emergency Department Visits in New York State from 2005-2014”

Megan Richards, University of California, San Diego
“Heat waves and emergency department visits among the homeless”

Lara Schwarz, University of California, San Diego
“Heat waves and emergency department visits among the homeless”

Epidemiology of Health Behaviors Across the Lifespan
Jun 24 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Session Chair: Dayna Johnson, Emory University

Paula Bordelois, Columbia University
“Childhood Internalizing and Externalizing Behavior Problems and Cardiovascular and Diabetes Mellitus Risk in Adolescence”

Susanna Mitro, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
“Longitudinal changes in physical activity during pregnancy by race/ethnicity, body mass index, and parity: the NICHD Fetal Growth Studies–Singletons”

Chandra Ford, DLH Holdings Corp
“Exposure to allergens in the bedroom and sleep health”

Ijeamaka Anyone, Kaiser Permanente
“Plant-based dietary patterns and breast cancer recurrence and survival in the Pathways Study”

Gillian A.M. Tarr, University of Minnesota
“Self-Efficacy’s Influence on Outings and Contacts During the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Jeffrey Rewley, University of Pennsylvania
“Team diversity increases step counts in collaborative arms, and reduces them in competitive arms of a behavioral gamification intervention trial”

Health Disparities
Jun 24 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Session Chair: Felice Le-Scherban, Drexel University

Adrea R. Titus, New York University
“Are we overcounting deaths attributable to secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure and underestimating disparities? An analysis of SHS-attributable lung cancer and ischemic heart disease deaths among U.S. adults”

Nadav L. Sprague, Columbia University
“These disparities are rubbish: a block-group spatial analysis on racial disparities of litter bins in New York Cityter bins in New York City”

Laura McPherson, Emory University
“Geographic differences in racial disparities in access to the kidney transplant waitlist”

Min Hee Kim, University of California, San Francisco
“School racial segregation and long-term cardiovascular health in the United States”

Cristian Carmeli, University of Fribourg
“Educational inequalities in all-cause mortality: the mediating role of epigenetic ageing in a multi-cohort study and meta-analysis”

Policy effects, target trials, simulations, and forecasting: creative methods in substance use epidemiology
Jun 24 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Session Chair: Luis Segura, Columbia University

Natalie S. Levy, Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
“What is the true prevalence of drug use in the general population? Simulating underreported and unknown use for more accurate national estimates”

Michelle Nolan, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
“Nowcasting drug overdose deaths in New York City during the COVID-19 pandemic using emergency department syndromic surveillance data and machine learning methods”

Tiany Sun, University of Rhode Island
“An Application of Marginal Structural Models to Evaluate Buprenorphine-Naloxone Effects on Opioid Overdose and Death among Patients with Opioid Use Disorder”

Bennett Allen, New York University
“Cycles of chronic opioid therapy following prescription drug monitoring program mandatory use legislation: A retrospective cohort study”

Courtney Maierhofer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Association between statewide opioid prescribing interventions and opioid prescribing patterns in North Carolina, 2006–2018”

Jun 24 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Session Chair: Jaime Slaughter-Acey, University of Minnesota

Sandie Ha, University of California, Merced
“Associations between disability and infertility among U.S. reproductive age women”

Jane Seymour, Boston University
“Assessment of geographic misclassification: Comparing block-, block group-, and county-level measures of abortion accessibility in the United States”

Kerry SJ Flannagan, National Institute of Environmental health Sciences
“Associations of opioid use with reproductive hormones and anovulation”

Ruth J. Geller, Boston University School of Public Health
“Factors associated with enrollment and retention in a North American internet-based preconception cohort”

Stephanie Eick, University of California, San Francisco
“Joint effects of prenatal exposure to per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances and psychosocial stressors on corticotropin releasing hormone during pregnancy”

Kristen Moore, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
“Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Seroprevalence and Incidence and Growth of Ultrasound-Diagnosed Uterine Fibroids in a Large Population of Young African-American Women”

So Much More than GWAS: How Genetics can Strengthen Causal Inference
Jun 24 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Session Chair: Christy Avery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Arjun Bhattacharya, University of California, Los Angeles
“Mediator-enriched placental transcriptome-wide analyses of 40 traits reveal genetic mechanisms that support the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) hypothesis”

Carlos Cinelli, University of California, Los Angeles
“Robust Mendelian randomization in the presence of residual population stratification, batch effects and horizontal pleiotropy”

Brian T. Steffen, University of Minnesota
“Proteomics identified novel proteins associated with genetic risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC)”

Mohammad Sazzad Hasan, McGill University
“Risk of Hematopoietic Cancer in Congenital Heart Diseased Children with or without Genetic Syndromes”

Mary Schooling, University of Hong Kong
“Type II error in large genome wide association studies – causes, consequences and amelioration”

Meytal Chernoff, The University of Chicago
“Shared and population-specific associations of genetic variation in the 10q24.32/AS3MT region with arsenic metabolism efficiency”

We’ve got a plan for that: Methods to avoid oversimplification and address bias and validity in epidemiologic research
Jun 24 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Session Chair: Jeanette Stingone, Columbia University

Erin M. Schnellinger, University of Pennsylvania
“Accounting for Survivor Bias in Transplant Benefit Models”

Lydia Feinstein, Social & Scientific Systems
“When Two Worlds Collide: The Convergence of Machine Learning and Epidemiologic Methods for Complex Survey Data”

Dana M. Alhasan, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
“Using INLA-SPDE spatial modeling to Examine Associations Between Neighborhood Characteristics and Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementia”

Grace E. Mulholland, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Extending target validity when estimating the incidence of late sequelae of SARS-CoV-2”

Richard MacLehose, University fo Minnesota
“The Importance of Making Assumptions in Bias Analysis”