Introduction to Environmental Epidemiology

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our comprehensive online course on environmental epidemiology, designed to provide a broad overview of classic and modern environmental hazards and the epidemiologic methods used to evaluate their impacts on human health.
This course is ideal for individuals with some exposure to epidemiology, having taken at least one basic course in the subject. We welcome you to join us in this educational journey. Our aim is to cater to participants interested in deepening their knowledge of study design, analysis, and applications of environmental epidemiology.

The course will be conducted as a series of online webinars spread over 12 months (starting from November 2023). Each webinar will consist of two sessions: one theoretical session (recorded) and one applied session (synchronous). To accommodate different time zones and ensure maximum accessibility, we will offer two instances of each applied session.

We look forward to welcoming you to the ISEE Online Course on Introduction to Environmental Epidemiology, where we will explore the critical intersection of environmental hazards and human health.

Who can attend? This course is available to all ISEE members to join free of charge. If you are not a current ISEE member and would like to join the society to participate in this course, you can find more information about membership here. If you are not a current ISEE member and require assistance in covering the cost of membership, please indicate so in the sign-up form below.

Update 11/3/2023: Due to the overwhelming popularity of the course, ISEE is currently limiting applications to members' only at this time.

How can I sign up? You can register to participate in the course via this sign-up form. If accepted, you will be registered in the Zoom sessions and receive updates directly from Zoom. 

What is the course schedule? See the schedule below:
 
Theoretical LectureTheoretical LectureApplied LectureApplied Lecture
Session 1: Introduction. Study designs in environmental epidemiology

Recorded session posted November 13, 2023, 9:00am CET
November 20, 2023, 4:30-5:00pm CET: Summary theoretical session + Q&A
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Teachers: Anna Palomar (Course Coordinator, Spain) Manolis Kogevinas (Spain)
November 20, 2023, 5:00-6:00pm CET: Applied Session Air Pollution #1
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Teacher: Cathryn Tonne (Spain)
November 21, 2023, 9:00-10:00am CET: Applied Session Air Pollution #2
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Teacher: Haidong Kan (China)
 
Session 2: Study designs - Time series and case-crossover studies

Recorded session posted December 11, 2023, 9:00am CET
December 18, 2023, 4:30-5:00pm CET: Summary theoretical session + Q&A
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Teacher: Antonio Gasparrini (UK)
December 18, 2023, 5:00-6:00pm CET: Applied Session MCC study (cities) related to temperature #1
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Teacher: Ana Maria Vicedo (Switzerland)
December 19, 2023, 9:00-10:00am CET: Applied Session MCC study (cities) related to temperature #2
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Teacher: Yuming Guo (Australia)
Session 3: Study designs - Ecologic studies and natural experiments

Recorded session posted January 15, 2024, 9:00am CET
January 22, 2024, 4:30-5:00pm CET: Summary theoretical session + Q&A
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Teacher: Kiros Berhane (USA)
January 22, 2024, 5:00-6:00pm CET: Applied Session DiD methods on power plant closures #1
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Teacher: Joan Casey (USA)
January 23, 2024, 9:00-10:00am CET: Applied Session DiD methods on power plant closures #2 
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Teacher: Alistair Woodward (NZ)

 
Session 4: Study designs - Community intervention trials

Recorded session posted February 12, 2024, 9:00am CET
February 19, 2024, 4:30-5:00pm CET: Summary theoretical session + Q&A  
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Teacher: Jennifer Peel (USA)
February 19, 2024, 5:00-6:00pm CET: Applied Session Household air pollution based on HAPIN #1
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Teacher: John Balmes (USA)
February 20, 2024, 9:00-10:00am CET: Applied Session Household air pollution based on HAPIN #2
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Teacher: Kalpana Balakrishnan (India)
Session 5: Directed acyclic graphs (DAGs)

Recorded session posted March 11, 2024, 9:00am CET
March 18, 2024, 4:30-5:00pm CET: Summary theoretical session + Q&A
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Teacher: Neil Pearce (UK)
March 18, 2024, 5:00-6:00pm CET: Applied Session Practical on daggity #1
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Teacher: Maayan Yitshak-sade (USA)
March 19, 2024, 9:00-10:00am CET: Applied Session Practical on daggity #2
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Teacher: Kosuke Inoue (Japan)
Session 6: Sources of bias (I). Exposure and outcome misclassification

Recorded session posted April 8, 2024, 9:00am CEST
April 15, 2024, 4:30-5:00pm CEST: Summary theoretical session + Q&A
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Teacher: Marianthi Kioumourtzoglou (USA)
April 15, 2024, 5:00-6:00pm CEST: Applied Session Water #1
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Teacher: Marc Weisskopf (USA)
April 16, 2024, 9:00-10:00am CEST: Applied Session #2
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Teacher: Cristina Villanueva (Spain)
Session 7: Ethics Guidelines for Environmental Epidemiology Research

Recorded session posted May 6, 2024, 9:00am CEST
May 13, 2024, 4:30-5:00pm CEST: Summary theoretical session + Q&A
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Teacher: Adetoun Mustapha (Nigeria)
May 13, 2024, 5:00-6:00pm CEST: Applied Session #1 Ethics Guidelines for Environmental Research - Case Studies
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Teacher: Atanu Sakar (Canada)
May 14, 2024, 9:00-10:00am CEST: Applied Session #2 Ethics Guidelines for Environmental Research - Case Studies
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Teacher: Nivine Abbas (Lebanon)
Session 8: Sources of bias (II). Confounding and selection bias

Recorded session posted May 13, 2024, 9:00am CEST
May 21, 2024, 4:30-5:00pm CEST: Summary theoretical session + Q&A
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Teacher: Beate Ritz (USA)
May 21, 2024, 5:00-6:00pm CEST: Applied Session Mobile phone studies on radiofrequencies (selection bias, exposure misclassification) #1
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Teacher: Martin Röösli (Switzerland)
May 22, 2024, 9:00-10:00am CEST: Applied Session Mobile phone studies on radiofrequencies (selection bias, exposure misclassification) #2
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Teacher: Atsuko Araki (Japan)
Session 9: Exposome in environmental epidemiology

Recorded session posted June 10, 2024, 9:00am CEST
June 17, 2024, 4:30-5:00pm CEST: Summary theoretical session + Q&A
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Teacher: Douglas Walker (USA)
June 17, 2024, 5:00-6:00pm CEST: Applied Session Chemicals #1
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Teacher: Roel Vermeulen (Netherlands)
June 18, 2024, 9:00-10:00am CEST: Applied Session Chemicals #2
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Teacher: TBD
Session 10: Exposure assessment - use of satellite data/GIS

Recorded session posted
July 8, 2024, 9:00am CEST
July 15, 2024, 4:30-5:00pm CEST: Summary theoretical session + Q&A
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Teacher: Danielle Vienneau (Switzerland)
July 15, 2024, 5:00-6:00pm CEST: Applied Session Geospatial satellite-based models (air pollution, temperature, humidity) #1
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Teacher: Allan Just (USA)
July 16, 2024, 9:00-10:00am CEST: Applied Session Geospatial satellite-based models (air pollution, temperature, humidity) #2
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Teacher: Xiaoqi Feng (Australia)
Session 11: Statistical methods to study exposure to mixtures

Recorded session posted September 9, 2024, 9:00am CEST
September 16, 2024, 4:30-5:00pm CEST: Summary theoretical session + Q&A
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Teacher: Alex Keil (USA)
September 16, 2024, 5:00-6:00pm CEST: Applied Session PFAS or POPs in the context of mixtures #1
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Teacher: Dana Barr (USA)
September 17, 2024, 9:00-10:00am CEST: Applied Session PFAS or POPs in the context of mixtures #2
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Teacher: TBD
Session 12: Health Impact Assessment

Recorded session posted October 14, 2024, 9:00am CEST
October 21, 2024, 4:30-5:00pm CEST: Summary theoretical session + Q&A
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Teacher: Pat Kinney (USA)
October 21, 2024, 5:00-6:00pm CEST: Applied Session Urban health #1
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Teacher: Nelson Gouveia (Brazil)
October 22, 2024, 9:00-10:00am CEST: Applied Session Urban health #2
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Teacher: Natalie Mueller (Spain)
Session 13: Risk assessment and systematic review

Recorded session posted November 11, 2024, 9:00am CET
November 18, 2024, 4:30-5:00pm CET: Summary theoretical session + Q&A
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Teachers:
Beth Radke (USA)
Anna Palomar (Course Coordinator, Spain)
November 18, 2024, 5:00-6:00pm CET: Applied Session How primary research is used in risk assessment and policy #1
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Teacher: Francesco Forastiere
November 19, 2024, 9:00-10:00am CET: Applied Session How primary research is used in risk assessment and policy #2
Teacher: Yasushi Honda