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Quantitative Epidemiology Seminar: Modeling Cumulative Exposures Over Variable Durations: An Application to Gestational Weight Gain

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Quantitative Epidemiology Seminar

Modeling Cumulative Exposures Over Variable Durations: An Application to Gestational Weight Gain

Anna Booman, MS
PhD Student, Epidemiology
OHSU-PSU School of Public Health

Thursday, May 19, 2022
Noon – 1:00 PM

Vanport 515 & via Webex

LIGHT LUNCH PROVIDED

Cumulative exposures depend on both the intensity and duration of exposure and thus require special methodological consideration. This talk will demonstrate modeling techniques applied to an example exposure – gestational weight gain (GWG) – within a longitudinal data source utilizing EMR data. GWG is cumulative during pregnancy, and pregnancy length determines how long pregnant people can gain weight: those with shorter pregnancies have a “truncated” exposure window compared to those with longer pregnancies. We cannot directly compare these two groups using traditional measurement methods and must utilize methods that account for this truncation. The talk will conclude by discussing possible applications to other exposures.

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