Environmental Epidemiology for Risk Assessment
HESI's Environmental Epidemiology for
Risk Assessment Committee
This program aims to foster a dialogue on the use of environmental epidemiology for regulatory decision-making through a series of small focus group sessions with tripartite representation from regulators, industry and academia. The goal of these meetings is to: (1) mutually engage the epidemiology, exposure and regulatory communities in discussing what risk assessors need from epidemiology studies to make informed decisions; (2) discuss the incentives and barriers to making epidemiology studies better adapted to risk assessment; and (3) develop areas of consensus between risk assessors and epidemiologists, and identify a path forward. This project fills a critical gap, and helps better integrate epidemiology to the risk assessment process by engaging a broad audience, and providing a unique bridge between the regulated industry, academic researchers studying its potential impact on health, and the regulators who seek to make informed public health decisions.