Top 10 research priorities in spatial lifecourse epidemiology

Peng Jia, Jeroen Lakerveld, Jianguo Wu, Alfred Stein, Elisabeth D. Root, Clive E. Sabel, Roel Vermeulen, Justin V. Remais, Xi Chen, Ross C. Brownson, Sherif Amer, Qian Xiao, Limin Wang, W. M. Monique Verschuren, Tong Wu, Youfa Wang, Peter James

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The International Initiative on Spatial Lifecourse Epidemiology (ISLE) convened its first International Symposium on Lifecourse Epidemiology and Spatial Science at the Lorentz Center in Leiden, Netherlands, 16–20 July 2018. Its aim was to further an emerging transdisciplinary field: Spatial Lifecourse Epidemiology. This field draws from a broad perspective of scientific disciplines including lifecourse epidemiology, environmental epidemiology, community health, spatial science, health geography, biostatistics, spatial statistics, environmental science, climate change, exposure science, health economics, evidence-based public health, and landscape ecology. The participants, spanning 30 institutions in 10 countries, sought to identify the key issues and research priorities in spatial lifecourse epidemiology. The results published here are a synthesis of the top 10 list that emerged out of the discussion by a panel of leading experts, reflecting a set of grand challenges for spatial lifecourse epidemiology in the coming years.

Original languageEnglish
Article number074501
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalEnvironmental Health Perspectives
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019
Externally publishedYes


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