Leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Advance Environmental Health Research and Decisions – Workshop Videos and Presentations

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Welcome, context, and overview [Watch Video]

Keegan Sawyer

Elizabeth Boyle

Melissa Perry


Session 1: Opportunities for Artificial Intelligence in Environmental Health


Accessible artificial intelligence for environmental health—Jason H. Moore  [View Slides] [Watch Video]


Integrating AI Across the Spectrum of Environmental Health Sciences—Richard Woychik [View Slides] [Watch Video]


Battle of Two Cultures: Statistics Versus (?) Data Science in Environmental Health—Bhramar Mukherjee [View Slides] [Watch Video]


Session 1 Panel Discussion [Watch Video]

Moderator: Gary Miller, Columbia University

Jason H. Moore, University of Pennsylvania

Richard Woychik, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Bhramar Mukherjee, University of Michigan


Session 2: Predicting Poisons: Application of Artificial Intelligence to Chemical Hazards Characterization


A Large Multitask Neural Network for Chemical Hazards-model deployment and evaluation.—Thomas Luechtefeld [View Slides] [Watch Video]


Computationally Leveraging the Collective: Mining Published Data and Crowdsourcing Consensus ModelsNicole C. Kleinstreuer [View Slides] [Watch Video]


Machine learning and artificial intelligence for biomarker discovery—Katrina Waters [View Slides] [Watch Video]


Machine Learning for Chemical Mixtures in Epidemiology—Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou [View Slides] [Watch Video]


Session 2 Panel Discussion [Watch Video]

Moderator: Reza Rasoulpour, Corteva Agriscience

Thomas Luechtefeld, Insilica and ToxTrack

Nicole C. Kleinstreuer, National Toxicology Program

Katrina Waters, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou, Columbia University


Session 3: Estimating Exposures: Application of Artificial Intelligence to Epidemiology and Exposure Science


Proritizing nongenetic associations in massive data sets—Arjun (Raj) Manrai [View Slides] [Watch Video]


A Picture Tells a Thousand…Exposures—Scott Weichenthal [View Slides [Watch Video]


Predicting Chemical Exposure Pathways—John Wambaugh [View Slides] [Watch Video]


Session 3 Panel Discussion [Watch Video]

Moderator: Melissa Perry, The George Washington University

Arjun (Raj) Manrai, Harvard University

Scott Weichenthal, McGill University

John Wambaugh, Environmental Protection Agency


Session 4: Hands-On Demonstration of Machine Learning

Moderator: Roger D. Peng, Johns Hopkins University

Key steps and considerations to run artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms—David Dunson, Kelly Moran & Evan Poworoznek [View Slides] [Watch Video]


Day 1 Closing Remarks—Roger D. Peng




WelcomePatrick McMullen [Watch Video]


Session 5: Social and Ethical Considerations of Using Artificial Intelligence


Ethical decision making in computational systems: Mechanisms for ensuring social trust—Alex John London [View Slides] [Watch Video]


“I’m sorry, Dave. I can’t do that.” Social and ethical issues in training and education—Lance Waller [View Slides] [Watch Video]


Issues with reproducibility and replicability—Alexander Tropsha [View Slides] [Watch Video]


Interpretable machine learning for scientific understanding—Sorelle Friedler [View Slides] [Watch Video]


Session 5 Panel Discussion [Watch Video]

Moderator: Kevin Elliott, Michigan State University

Alex John London, Carnegie Mellon University

Lance Waller, Emory University

Alexander Tropsha, University of North Carolina

Sorelle Friedler, Haverford College


Session 6: Perspectives on the Use of Artificial Intelligence Research for Environmental Health Decisions

Session 6 Panel Discussion [Watch Video]

Moderator: Nicole C. Kleinstreuer, National Toxicology Program

Nadira De Abrew, Proctor & Gamble

Anna Lowit, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Kristi Pullen Fedinick, Natural Resources Defense Council

Charles Schmitt, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Reza Rasoulpour, Corteva Agriscience


Closing Remarks—Gary Miller [Watch Video]