Contextual Data Resources for Understanding the Role of the Exposome in Aging

Workshop March 11-12, 2024 at the University of Southern California (and online)

The Workshop on Contextual Data Resources for Understanding the Role of the Exposome in Aging will be held on March 11-12, 2024 at University of Southern California in Los Angeles. This hybrid two-day workshop will have both in-person and online attendance options. The workshop is sponsored by the USC/UCLA Center on Biodemography and Population Health (P30AG017265).

The workshop will build research capacity for using contextual data that can be linked to aging surveys (e.g., the Health and Retirement Study) to understand how the exposome is related to cognition and dementia (ADRD) as well as biological indicators of aging. Day one will provide an introduction to the exposome-focused Contextual Data Resource (CDR), including a detailed overview of data products and how they can be used, as well as step-by-step instructions on accessing the data. The day will conclude with presentations from invited speakers demonstrating the use of CDR data and discussions with workshop participants. Day two will be dedicated to hands-on training and personalized consultations to provide practical experience with the data and expert advice for both beginners and advanced users.

How to Apply: The workshop is open to researchers of all levels (pre-doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows, junior and senior faculty or their professional equivalent) who are interested in pursuing or expanding their research within the field of the exposome and aging. Applicants should submit their CV and short description of how current or future work is related to their interest in the program and level of familiarity with contextual data.

Applications are due January 8, 2024. To apply, visit this link: https://forms.gle/efWPpkLzW2tJPUUb8. Funds are available to support travel expenses for workshop attendees. Participants will be chosen by a selection committee and notified by January 12, 2024. For inquiries email biodem@usc.edu.