Health Equity and the Exposome:
Understanding the Hidden Ways Environment Drives Health
More than 160 research scientists, clinicians and trainees came together in New York City in person on July 12-13, 2022 to learn about new tools to improve exposure data collection and other new methods in the field of exposomics. The program was also live streamed to more than 100 people across the country.
The 5th Exposome Symposium, hosted by the Mount Institute for Exposomic Research, focused on the role of exposomics in the context of health disparities research and implications for improving clinical care. With the rapid development of new methods, novel biomarkers, and new technologies, exposomics is accelerating how we understand the complexity of environmental exposures and how the body responds to them. Download the booklet.
The poster session included more than 40 posters, and the award winners were as follows:
1st Place, Jessica Worley, a PhD Student at Wayne State University:“From Environmental Inequities to Health Disparities: A Remote Sensing and GIScience Study of the Effects of Socioeconomic Status and Greenspace on Infant Gut Microbial Community Composition in the WHEALS Cohort”
2nd Place, Xanthe Gallate, a medical student at Mount Sinai: “Integrating Exposomics into the Pediatric Clinic: Pediatric Environmental Asthma Program”
3rd Place: Dr. Peng Gao, a Postdoctoral Scholar in Genetics at Stanford University and University of Pittsburgh: “Precision environmental health monitoring by longitudinal exposome and multi-omics profiling”
A selection of poster presentations is available online.
Supported for the symposium was provided by Mount Sinai Institute for Exposomic Research, Mount Sinai ConduITS Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program (UL1TR001433), Mount Sinai Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) Core Center (P30ES023515), Mount Sinai Human Health Exposure Analysis Resource (HHEAR) Lab Hubs and Data Center (U2CES026561, U2CES026555) (U2CES030859), and Agilent Technologies.