Science Foresight

About Science Foresight:

HESI is committed to understanding emerging, global public health and science trends. These trends help give context and priority to our work. The recent exercise resulted in the following Scientific Foresight: Perspectives for 2017-2020. Each topic includes an expandable list of internal and external resources.

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GLOBAL HEALTH VIEW

HESI VIEW

  • Climate Change
  • Ability to sustain natural resources
    (water, air, minerals)
  • Population growth
  • Waste management
  • Climate change impact on human and env. health
  • Environmental exposures and human/eco health outcomes
  • Chemical substitutions and sustainability
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GLOBAL HEALTH VIEW

HESI VIEW

  • High density data
  • Sensory technologies
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Genome editing
  • Personal tracking
  • 3D Printing
  • Robotics
  • Nanotech
  • Cell, immuno, and gene therapy
  • Personal monitoring data & role in
    health, disease, exposure
  • Organ chips
  • 3D printing
  • Computational modeling
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GLOBAL HEALTH VIEW

HESI VIEW

  • New disciplines merging with biology
  • Interdisciplinary science
  • Epidemiology data & use
  • 'Alternative' testing methods, approvals
  • Data sharing and data access
  • Predictive signatures & epigenetics
  • Integrating exposure into risk assessment
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GLOBAL HEALTH VIEW

HESI VIEW

Increased aging population

Microbial resistance & disease

Rates of NCDs in population

Novel disease pathogens

 

Aging related disorders

Neurological illness/safety

Drug-drug interactions

Safety of novel cancer therapies

Impact of combined exposure

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GLOBAL HEALTH VIEW

HESI VIEW

Science in period of political, economic Instability

Public skepticism of science

Culture of open access

 

Global regulatory standards

Role of social media in information collection and exchange

Public perception of risk v hazard

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