Population Health Spotlight Series ft. Dr. Dominici
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Dr. Dominici will discuss her work addressing important questions in environmental health science, climate change, comparative effectiveness research in cancer, and health policy.
Talk Title: "How much evidence do you need? Data Science to Inform Environmental Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic”
- Key ideas on how to build a research data platform to assess the health impacts of environmental exposures
- Basic principles of causal inference
- Data visualization for environmental justice
About the Series:
Hear about innovative public health research and practice that is happening locally, nationally, and globally with a focus on improving population health and eliminating health disparities at the Dornsife School of Public Health's annual Population Health Spotlight Series.
The 2021-2022 theme is “Climate, Justice and Health.”
About the Speaker:
Francesca Dominici, PhD
, is a professor of biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and co-director of the Harvard Data Science Initiative.
Her research focuses on the development of statistical methods for the analysis of large and complex data; she leads several interdisciplinary groups of scientists with the ultimate goal of addressing important questions in environmental health science, climate change, comparative effectiveness research in cancer, and health policy. Currently, Dominici’s team uses satellite data and multiple data sources to estimate exposure to air pollution in rural areas in the US, in India, and in other developing countries. Her studies have directly and routinely impacted air quality policy and led to more stringent ambient air quality standards in the United States.
Dominici was recognized on the Thomson Reuters 2015 Highly Cited Researchers list, ranking in the top 1 percent of scientists cited in her field. In 2017, she was named one of the top 10 Italian women scientists with the largest impact in biomedical sciences across the world. In addition to her research interests and administrative leadership roles, Dominici has demonstrated a career-long commitment to promoting diversity in academia. For her contributions, she has earned the Jane L. Norwood Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Statistical Sciences and the Florence Nightingale David Award. Dominici currently chairs the University Committee for the Advancement of Women Faculty at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Prior to Harvard, she was on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she also co-chaired the University Committee on the Status of Women. Dominici has degrees from University La Sapienza and University of Padua.
Each event supports one credit hour towards National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) Certified in Public Health (CPH) continuing education credit.> Learn more about the series