PROTECT researchers Ingrid Padilla, PhD, Project 4 Leader, and David Kaeli, PhD, Core D Leader, presented a CLU-IN Webinar, hosted by the EPA and sponsored by the NIEHS Superfund Research Program. Their presentation, titled, ”Application of the PROTECT Data Management System to Assess Relationships Between Environmental Chemical Exposure and Population Birth Outcomes in Northern Puerto Rico,” focused on the use of GIS tools to analyze, compute, and predict pollution.
The webinar, attended by over 190 participants online, described the data management system being developed by PROTECT to integrate, manage, and analyze environmental, demographic, exposure biomarkers, and birth outcome data. Drs. Padilla and Kaeli discussed the applicability of the system, which was built on a foundation of Earthsoft’s EQUIS®, to assess the extent of contamination in groundwater and tap water, define patterns in biomarkers of exposure and birth outcomes from an ongoing birth cohort, perform relational queries, and map spatial patterns that can be directly visualized with ArcGIS.
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Download the slides and audio of the presentation, here.