CTRI Hosts Life Course Research Seminar and Workshop October 24-25

The Center for Life Course Research at UC San Diego Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) presents a skill-building seminar and workshop on life course perspective research approaches on October 24-25 at the Altman CTRI building. Professor Diana Kuh and Professor Rebecca Hardy, experts in life course epidemiology, will lead the seminar and workshop.

Monday and Tuesday, October 24-25, 2016
Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute
University of California, San Diego
9452 Medical Center Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037

Paid parking is available at the Campus Point parking structure next to the Altman CTRI building, and other garages and lots on the medical campus. Map.

The seminar will include lectures on core life course epidemiology concepts and models, the historical and interdisciplinary perspective of life course epidemiology and how to apply life course epidemiology to cohort research. Topics include fetal and early childhood programming, physical capability and musculoskeletal aging, cardiovascular aging, mental aging (cognitive and mental health), and women’s health. A panel discussion focused on effectively creating and managing cohort studies with an application to life course research will conclude the seminar.

During the workshop, the effects of social inequalities on health will be explored. In small interactive groups, participants will formulate hypotheses by drawing causal diagrams and exploring pathways, and discuss how to test these hypotheses. Groups will further explore where interventions may be the most effective.

Registration Fees

  • Seminar – $50 for faculty and other professionals; $25 for students and trainees
  • Workshop – $25 for everyone

Questions?


Agenda

Seminar Agenda – Monday, October 24, 2016
8:15 – 9:00 am Coffee/Tea and Breakfast
9:00 – 9:05 am

Welcome and Overview of Symposium
Christina D. Chambers, PhD, MPH

Morning Session
9:05 – 9:45 am Overview of Life Course Epidemiology and British Life Course Studies: Concepts, Key Questions and Illustrative Examples
Diana Kuh, PhD, FFPH, FMedSci
9:50 – 10:30 am Overview of Methodology: An Overview of Statistical Methods, Life Course Hypotheses, Study Design, and Cross-Cohort Analyses
Rebecca Hardy, PhD, FFPH
10:35 – 11:50 am Interactive Session on Healthy Aging with a Focus on Physical and Cognitive Capability and Wellbeing
Diana Kuh, PhD, FFPH, FMedSci
11:50 am – 12:30 pm Lunch
Afternoon Session
12:35 – 1:50 pm Interactive Session on Cardiovascular Aging
Rebecca Hardy, PhD, FFPH
1:55 – 3:10 pm Interactive Session on Women’s Health
Diana Kuh, PhD, FFPH, FMedSci and Rebecca Hardy, PhD, FFPH
3:10 – 3:25 pm Break
3:30 – 5:00 pm Interactive Panel Discussion on Scientific Leadership and Management of Long-Term Cohort Studies, and Applications to Life Course Research
Panel Members: Diana Kuh, PhD, FFPH, FMedSci • Rebecca Hardy, PhD, FFPH • Amy Elliott, PhD • Sheila Gahagan, MD, MPH • Andrea LaCroix, PhD • Zeyan Liew, PhD, MPH • Linda McEvoy, PhD • Jose Ricardo Suarez, MD, PhD, MPH
5:00 – 6:30 pm Reception
Workshop Agenda – Tuesday, October 25, 2016
8:30 – 9:00 am Coffee/Tea and Breakfast
Workshop Break-Out Session  
9:00 – 12:00 pm Topic: How Does the Childhood Socioeconomic Environment Shape Adult Health?
Workshop Facilitators: Diana Kuh, PhD, FFPH, FMedSci • Rebecca Hardy, PhD, FFPH • Gretchen Bandoli, PhD • Christina Chambers, PhD, MPH • Dilip Jeste, MD • Andrea LaCroix, PhD


Workshop Goals:
In small groups, workshop participants will formulate hypotheses around the topic question relying on causal diagrams and will discuss how to test these hypotheses. Pathways will be explored as well as areas and methods of intervention.

12:00 – 12:40 pm Lunch
Full Group Interactive Discussion
12:45 – 2:00 pm Group Presentations and Summary of Workshop

Faculty

Diana Kuh, PhD, FFPH, FMedSci Diana Kuh, PhD, FFPH, FMedSci
Director, Medical Research Council (MRC) Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, and the MRC National Survey of Health and Development; Professor of Life Course Epidemiology, University College London

Professor Kuh is director of the MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing and the MRC National Survey of Health and Development, the oldest British birth cohort that has followed over 5,000 individuals since their birth in 1946. She is also the principal investigator of the Healthy Ageing across the Life Course network and co-director of the Integrative Analysis of Longitudinal Studies of Ageing (IALSA), an NIH-funded program that brings together cohort studies to investigate lifetime influences on aging. Professor Kuh is internationally recognized for the advancement of the field of life course epidemiology where she is the author of a broad range of 300 publications and of the acknowledged key texts: “A life course approach to chronic disease epidemiology” (2nd edition Oxford University Press 2004, with Professor Yoav Ben-Shlomo) and “A life course approach to women’s health” (Oxford University Press 2002, with Dr Rebecca Hardy).

Rebecca Hardy, PhD, FFPH

Rebecca Hardy, PhD, FFPH
Program Leader and Deputy Director, Medical Research Council (MRC) Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, and the MRC National Survey of Health and Development; Professor of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, University College London

Professor Hardy’s research investigates how risk factors from across the life course influence cardiovascular aging and development of cardiovascular disease. With a background in statistics, Professor Hardy is also interested in the methodology for the analysis of life course data and for cross-cohort comparisons.


Gretchen Bandoli, PhD
Gretchen Bandoli, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar and Researcher, UC San Diego CTRI Center for Life Course Research and the Center for Better Beginnings, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego
Christina D. Chambers, PhD, MPH Christina D. Chambers, PhD, MPH
Director, UC San Diego CTRI Center for Life Course Research; Co-Director, Center for Better Beginnings; Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology, Departments of Pediatrics and Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California, San Diego
Amy Elliott, PhD Amy Elliott, PhD
Senior Director, Center for Health Outcomes and Population Research, Sanford Research; Professor and Co-Division Chief of Pediatrics - Research, Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota
Sheila Gahagan, MD, MPH Sheila Gahagan, MD, MPH
Principle Investigator, Santiago Longitudinal Study; Division Chief, Academic General Pediatrics, Child Development, and Community Health; Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego
Dilip Jeste, MD Dilip Jeste, MD
Director, Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging; Associate Dean for Healthy Aging and Senior Care; Estelle and Edgar Levi Chair in Aging; Associate Director, UC San Diego CTRI Center for Life Course Research; Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego
Andrea LaCroix, PhD Andrea LaCroix, PhD
Director, Women’s Health Center of Excellence; Director, Data Coordinating Center for the Menopause Strategies: Finding Lasting Answers for Symptoms and Health (MsFLASH); Associate Director, UC San Diego CTRI Center for Life Course Research; Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California, San Diego
Zeyan Liew, PhD, MPH Zeyan Liew, PhD, MPH
Postdoctoral Scholar and Researcher, Danish National Birth Cohort, University of California, Los Angeles and Aarhus University, Denmark
Linda McEvoy, PhD Linda McEvoy, PhD
Principal Investigator, 12th Research Clinic Visit, Rancho Bernardo Study; Associate Adjunct Professor of Radiology and Epidemiology, University of California, San Diego
Jose Ricardo Suarez, MD, PhD, MPH Jose Ricardo Suarez, MD, PhD, MPH
Principal Investigator, Secondary Exposure to Pesticides among Children and Adolescents Study (ESPINA) and the Study of Persistent Organic Pollutants within the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA); Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California, San Diego