Trends in 21st Century Epidemiology: From Scientific Discoveries to Population Health Impact

Session 3 Panel and Audience Discussion

Slide 1 of 6: Session 3 Panel Discussion

  • Questions:
    • What developments are needed to make epidemiologic cohorts a cornerstone of the discovery to practice continuum?
    • How should NCI and NIH facilitate multidisciplinary collaboration to integrate these developments into the research portfolio?
  • Moderator: Julie Buring, Sc.D., M.S.
  • Panelists:
    • Julie R. Palmer, Sc.D., M.P.H.
      Boston University School of Public Health
    • Lyle Palmer, Ph.D.
      Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
    • Leslie L. Robison, Ph.D. (unable to attend)
      St. Jude Cancer Center
    • Daniela Seminara, Ph.D., M.P.H. (presentation not available)
      National Cancer Institute

Slide 2 of 6

Julie R. Palmer, Sc.D., M.P.H.
Boston University School of Public Health


Slide 3 of 6: Optimizing the Value of 21st Century Cohorts

Improvements in existing cohorts

  • Online questionnaires
  • Repeated measures
  • Tx, recurrence, 2nd cancers
  • Tumor tissue, TMAs
  • Data from Census, EPA, etc.

NIH infrastructure support for collaborative research

  • Consortia of multiple cohorts
  • Centralize harmonization of cohort exposure data
  • Facilitate access to CA registries, death files, Medicare claims data

Collaborations of individual cohorts with outside investigators

  • Benefits: fresh ideas, maximization of valuable resource
  • Mechanisms: logistics, funding

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Lyle Palmer, Ph.D.
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research


Slide 5 of 6: Key features of new cohorts in the digital age...

  • Online
  • Responsive, constant evaluation
  • Longitudinal over entire life course
  • Large in scale
  • Inclusive: Representative and diverse samples
  • Comprehensive platforms for disease and health research
  • Closely integrated with linked administrative health data
  • Closely integrated with government, clinical and public health networks
  • Engines for translation

Slide 6 of 6: A personalized home page for every participant, A platform for bi-directional data interchange

[Image] showing a web page that serves as a platform for bi-directional data interchange and engagement with participants in the Ontario Health Study, including information about study activities, the participant's profile, and study preferences.

Source: https://ontariohealthstudy.ca/en/your-personal-home-pageExternal Web Site Policy

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