Using Systems Biology Based Approaches for Considerations Across the Life Course: Views from Public Health and Preventative Medicine featuring Elaine Faustman, PhD
This talk will focus on how public health and preventive medical scientists, as well as developmental and reproductive toxicologists, interpret and apply life course health developmental principles, with an emphasis on the first four principles of the Life Course Health Development (LCHD) framework (Health Development, Unfolding, Complexity, and Timing). The focus of this talk will be on early development and childhood, and the following learning objectives will be addressed:
1. Identifying how systems biology concepts inform public health decisions for improving health development
2. Defining the life course “exposome” taking lessons from a child cohort study
3. Discussing approaches for improving our understanding of within and between human variability across development using evolutionary biology principles
4. Applying ontologies for linking and translating observations across model systems and biomarkers for informing human population research
5. Understanding how integrating systems biology concepts improves our health surveillance and intervention
Elaine M. Faustman, PhD, DABT is Professor and Director at the Institute for Risk Analysis and Risk Communication in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington.