Sarah Geiger, an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, will present "Improving usability of smartphone tools for reporting individual chemical biomonitoring results" at the Beckman Institute's virtual Director's Seminar.
The event takes place Thursday, Feb. 3 at noon. Register to attend on Zoom.
Improving usability of smartphone tools for reporting individual chemical biomonitoring results
Geiger's talk will include a background on phenolic compounds, the Illinois Kids Development Study, and the importance of reporting participants' biomonitoring results back to them. She will also provide an overview of a recent study where her team developed an interface designed to contextualize participants' results and provide personalized tips on avoiding future exposures.
Sarah Geiger received her Ph.D. in public health sciences with a focus on epidemiology and biostatistics from the West Virginia University School of Medicine. She completed her master’s degree in community health with a focus on epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. As an environmental and chronic disease epidemiologist, Sarah investigates environmental pollutants and chronic disease-related outcomes such as sleep problems, asthma, and obesity. She also studies the impact of environmental pollutant exposure from private domestic well water on children’s health.
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