Developmental Origins of Health: A Focus on Epigenetic Mechanisms
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Session Co-Chairs: Sonia Robinson and Edwina Yeung

“Epigenetics as a Way to Gain Insight into Mechanisms and Pathways”
Marie-France Hivert

“Challenges in Epigenetic Research: the Importance of Cell-Type and Tissue Specificity”
Kelly Bakulski

“The Pregnancy and Childhood Epigenetics Consortium: Learning More by Working Together”
Stephanie London

Machine Learning Applications, Limitations, and Opportunities in Reproductive Health Research
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Session Co-Chairs: Elizabeth DeVilbiss and Sonia Grandi

“Ensemble Learning Application: Prediction of Gestational Age Amoung Rwandan Women Receiving First Trimester Ultrasound”
Alejandra Benitez

“Machine Learning Assisted Identification of Preterm Births in Zambia”
Alex Keil

“A Cautionary Tale on the Use of Machine Learning to Predict Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes”
Ann Weber

“Synthesis and Discussion: Opportunities & Cautions for Machine Learning in Reproductive Health Research”
Elizabeth DeVilbiss and Sonia Grandi

Gynecologic Epidemiology: Research Methodologies to Address Major Challenges in Measurement, Confounding, and Selection
Dec 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Session Co-Chairs: Whitney Robinson and Leslie Farland

Whitney R. Robinson

“Endometriosis: Challenges in Measuring Disease Status”
Leslie V. Farland

“Uterine Fibroids: Methodological Challenges and Opportunities”
Olivia Orta

“Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Assessment of a Syndromic Condition and Statistical Methods for Epidemiologic Research”
Holly R. Harris

“Differential Phenotypes and Misclassification of the Outcome in Women with Vulvodynia: An Epidemiological Challenge in the Study of its Etiology”
Bernard L. Harlow

“Overview of Genecologic Research and Funding at NIH”
Lisa Halvorson

Pregnancy and Birth Outcomes Among Sexual Minority Women: Are There Disparities by Sexual Orientation?
Dec 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Session Chair: Jonathan Snowden

“Differences in Birth and Pregnancy Outcomes Between Same and Different-Sex Couples: Evidence From Birth Certificate Data”
Jae Downing

“Exploring the Relationship Between LGBT-Specific Policies and Birth Outcomes Among Sexual Minority Women”
Bethany Everett

“Birth Outcomes Among Sexual Minority Women in California”
Iman Berrahou

“Pregnancy and Birth Outcomes Among Women in Same-Sex Couples within a Swedish Setting”
Anna Sandstrom

Joint Q&A/Discussion