Society For Risk Analysis Annual Meeting 2017

Session Schedule & Abstracts

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Roundtable: Applications of Automation, Computational, and Informatic Tools to Operationalize Human Health Risk Assessments at EPA

Room: Salon 1   1:30 pm–3:00 pm

Chair(s): Ingrid Druwe, J. Allen Davis

Sponsored by Dose-Response, Exposure Assessment, Decision Analysis and Risk, and Ecological Risk Assessment Specialty Groups

The challenges facing the risk assessment community in the 21st century, especially the need to screen large databases of toxicological information in order to provide relevant and timely human health risk assessments to interested stakeholders, represent a unique opportunity to advance the field given the advent of multiple technologies and the evolution of systematic review methods. When conducting assessments on chemicals with large databases, it can be difficult to efficiently screen tens of thousands of references to identify the most relevant, high quality studies to use. And once those references are identified, effectively and transparently managing the data to support hazard identification and dose-response analyses can prove to be a formidable task. In response to this challenge, the U.S. EPA’s National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) is leading efforts to develop and apply advancements in data science, machine learning, automation of systematic review, data integration, and dose response modeling in order to efficiently produce human health risk assessments in a timely fashion that meet the needs of our stakeholders. The objective of this Roundtable is to bring together a diverse group of experts at the forefront of risk assessment science and provide a platform for discussing strategies for making systematic review feasible in human health assessments, including the concept of fit-for-purpose evaluations and use of specialized software (SWIFT, HAWC) to increase productivity and improve data-content management. These tools and methods will improve data sharing with stakeholders, other Federal and State agencies and promote the integration of new approach methods (NAM) into human health risk assessment.

Kris Thayer
Andy Shapiro
Iris Camacho
Jason Lambert
Samantha Jones
Xabier Arzuaga

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this abstract are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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