2023 MCHRI Symposium Agenda

All Day Symposium: 7:45AM - 3:40PM

7:45AM - 8:15AM: Coffee, Refreshments & Registration

8:15AM - 8:30AM: Opening Remarks

  • Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE,  Director, Stanford Maternal and Child Helath Research Institute
  • Anthony Oro, MD, PhD, Co-Director, Stanford Maternal and Child Health Institute
  • Arun Majumdar, PhD, Dean of the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability 

8:30AM - 10:10AM: Keynote Session - Climate Induced Change in Maternal and Child Health + Q&A Panel
Moderator: Zachary Sellers,MD, PhD

  • Climate Progress Measured in the Lives of Children and Mothers
    Aaron Bernstein, MD, MPH, Director, National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)/ Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • Tackling the Climate Crisis: EPA’s Approach to Climate Change and Maternal and Child Health
    Thomas Luben, PhD, MSPH,  Senior Epidemiologist, Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • There’s a Lot We Do Not Know (Yet) About the Environment’s Impacts on the Lives of Mothers and Children Living in Poverty
    Eran Bendavid, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine (Primary Care and Population Health), Stanford University

  • Q&A Panel with All Presenters


10:10AM-10:30AM: Break

10:30AM-11:45AM: Is PEDSnet Right for You? Navigating the Date-Rich Research Journey at Stanford + Q&A Panel
Moderator: Alan Schroeder, MD

  • Intro to Session and PEDSNet Overview
    Alan Schroeder, MD, Clinical Professor, Pediatrics, Stanford University

  • Leveraging Local EHR Data Using Slicer/Dicer
    Natalie Pageler, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, Stanford Children’s Health

    Natasha Flowers, MS, Biomedical Informatics Data Scientist, Stanford Health Care 

  • Harnessing National Health Insurance Claims and EHR Data for Pediatric Population Health Research
    Esther Velasquez, DSc, MPH, Research Engineer, Epidemiology and Population Health, Stanford University

  • PHIS, KID, and Other National Datasets
    Christopher Russell, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Stanford University

    Q&A Panel with All Presenters

11:45AM - 1:15PM: Lunch and Poster Session

1:15PM - 2:00PM: Groundbreaking Research from Rising Scientists (Early Career Investigators and Trainees)
Moderator: Kara Meister, MD, FAAP, FACS

Speakers to be chosen from submitted abstracts

2:00PM - 2:15PM: Visionary Leadership Award
Moderator: Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE

2:15PM - 2:25PM: Break

2:25PM - 3:40PM: 'Omics and Maternal and Child Health
Moderator: Christina Tise, MD, PhD

  • Studying Tissue Mosaicism and Evolution with Primary Template-Directed Amplification
    Charles Gawad, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology), Stanford University

  • Pharmacogenomics and Maternal/Child Health
    Roxana Daneshjou, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Data Science and Dermatology, Stanford University

  • Liquid Biopsies: A Path to Creating Health Equity in the Genomic Revolution
    Stephen Quake, DPhil, Head of Science, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Lee Otterson Professor of Bioengineering, Stanford University

3:40PM: Closing Remarks
Anthony Oro, MD, PhD