• Researchers' Society - Pitch your Projects in the Park
    18 Jun, 2015
    Serpentine Bar and Kitchen
    Hyde Park
    United Kingdom
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  • The analysis of variance and the analysis of causes
    Professor Neil Pearce
    11 Jun, 2015
    King's College London
    Room 1.62, Franklin-Wilkins Building
    Waterloo Campus
    SE1 9NH
    United Kingdom
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    Speaker: Professor Neil Pearce, Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


    Location: 1.62, Franklin-Wilkins Building  Waterloo Campus (16:00 – 17:00)


    Title: The analysis of variance and the analysis of causes

    This seminar discusses the difference between the analysis of variance (the assessment of variation) and the analysis of causes (causal inference), and discusses the theoretical and practical implications of this distinction for epidemiological research, including data analysis and modelling strategies





  • MRC-PHE Centre Annual Distinguished Guest Lecture 2015
    Dr Daniel Greenbaum, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Health Effects Institute, Boston MA
    01 Jun, 2015
    Imperial College London
    Lecture Theatre 311, Huxley Building
    180 Queen’s Gate
    South Kensington
    SW7 2AZ
    United Kingdom
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    This year the MRC-PHE Centre’s Annual Distinguished Guest Lecture will take place on Monday 1st June 2015, 17:00 – 18:00

    To be followed by a drinks reception

    .For catering purposes please register at https://eventbrite.co.uk/event/16787565059/ by 22nd May.

    *All are welcome*


    Title: "Science to Inform Decisions in the Developing World: Addressing the Air Quality Science and Policy Challenges in China and India"

    Speaker: Dr Daniel Greenbaum, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Health Effects Institute, Boston MA



    There is a long and deep history of research into the health effects of exposure to air pollution in developing countries, especially in the United Kingdom, North America, and continental Europe. That evidence has prompted extensive action to improve air quality (albeit with some work still left to do). In recent years however, with the rapid industrialization of developing countries especially in Asia, the issue of the local impacts of health effects from air pollution has risen to the fore in new and challenging ways. The recent Global Burden of Disease (GBD) estimates some 3 million premature deaths attributable to outdoor air pollution, fully two-thirds of which occur in the developing countries of Asia. The GBD estimates an even larger burden in these countries from household air pollution. This presentation will review the scientific basis and challenges for estimating the air pollution burden in these developing countries (especially China and India), the recent evidence from local studies, the initial and quite varied responses in the two countries, and the needs for additional science looking ahead.


    Biography of Daniel S. Greenbaum

    Dan Greenbaum joined the Health Effects Institute as its President and Chief Executive Officer on March 1, 1994. In that role, Greenbaum leads HEI’s efforts, supported jointly by US EPA and industry, with additional funding from US DOE, Federal Highway Administration, US AID, the Asian Development Bank, and foundations, to provide public and private decision makers – in the US, Asia, Europe, and Latin America - with high quality, impartial, relevant and credible science about the health effects of air pollution to inform air quality decisions in the developed and developing world.

    Greenbaum has been a member of the U.S. National Research Council Board of Environmental Studies and Toxicology and vice chair of its Committee for Air Quality Management in the United States. He recently served on the NRC Committee on The Hidden Costs of Energy and their Committee on Science for EPA’s Future. Greenbaum also chaired the EPA Blue Ribbon Panel on Oxygenates in Gasoline and EPA’s Clean Diesel Independent Review Panel, which reviewed technology progress in implementing the 2007 Highway Diesel Rule. In May 2010, Greenbaum received the Thomas W. Zosel Outstanding Individual Achievement Award from the U.S. EPA for his contributions to advancing clean air.

    Greenbaum serves as well as the Chair of the Board of the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), a non-profit organization providing technical analysis and support to the agencies involved in seeking clean vehicles worldwide.

    Greenbaum has over three decades of governmental and non-governmental experience in environmental health. Just prior to coming to HEI, he served as Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection from 1988 to 1994, where he was responsible for the Commonwealth's response to the Clean Air Act, as well as its award-winning efforts on pollution prevention, water pollution and solid and hazardous waste. Greenbaum holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees from MIT in City Planning.