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Optimal Instruments to Measure Diet, Physical Activity, and Sleep

September 21 - 22, 2022
Sept. 21, 2022: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT
Sept. 22, 2022: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT
Virtual Zoom Workshop

Description

This workshop brings together multi-disciplinary experts to critically examine the tools researchers use in the field to measure what people eat, how much they exercise, and how well they sleep. Workshop participants will discuss the best measurement methods and tools to use in observational studies and clinical trials, identify research gaps and barriers, and discuss ways to improve these tools and devices from a behavioral, lifestyle, social, and technological perspective.

The workshop aims to:

  • Review the state of the science regarding the validity, reliability, and sensitivity of instruments used to assess adult dietary intake, physical activity, and sleep in long-term observational studies and clinical trials.
  • Evaluate the pros and cons of using certain instruments to measure dietary intake, physical activity, and sleep in these studies and trials.
  • Recommend best practices to harmonize data gathered from different studies in one measurement area, using different instruments.
  • Identify gaps and opportunities for future research that could lead to the development of better measurement tools.

The workshop is open to the public and will be recorded.

Register

Registration is required to participate in the discussion: https://bit.ly/3BO4nax

Contact

For questions about the program, contact Gabriele Anaya at gabriel.anaya@nih.gov. If you have logistical questions or require reasonable accommodations to participate, contact Rashawn Jones at NHLBIWorkshopSupport@nih.gov at least five business days prior to the start of the workshop.

Agenda

1:00 – 1:15 p.m.
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Opening Remarks

David C. Goff, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences (DCVS), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Yuling Hong, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Chief, Epidemiology Branch, DCVS, NHLBI

Gabriel Anaya, M.D., M.Sc., Epidemiology Branch, DCVS, NHLBI

1:15 – 1:30 p.m.
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Welcome and Goals

Workshop Co-chairs
Kelley Gabriel, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Linda Van Horn, Ph.D., RDN, Professor and Chief, Nutrition Division, Northwestern University

Marie-Pierre St-Onge, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Nutritional Medicine, Columbia University; Director, Columbia University Irving Medical Center Sleep Center of Excellence

1:30 – 1:45 p.m.
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Assessment of Diet in Population Studies: Standards and Harmonization Efforts of Diet Measurements

Speaker: Maya Vadiveloo, Ph.D., RD, Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, The University of Rhode Island

Moderator: Linda Van Horn, Ph.D., RDN, Professor and Chief, Nutrition Division, Northwestern University

1:45 – 2:00 p.m.
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Existing Physical Activity Measurement Tools for Population Studies and Opportunities for Harmonization

Speaker: Michael LaMonte, Ph.D., M.P.H., Professor of Epidemiology, State University of New York at Buffalo

Moderator: Kelley Gabriel, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.
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Harmonizing Sleep Data Across Large-scale Population Studies

Speaker: Michael Grandner, Ph.D., MTR, CBSM, FAASM, Director of the Sleep and Heath Research Program, The University of Arizona

Moderator: Marie-Pierre St-Onge, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Nutritional Medicine, Columbia University; Director, Columbia University Irving Medical Center Sleep Center of Excellence

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.
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Steps for Health Collaborative: Ongoing Work Toward Harmonization of Step Metrics

Speaker: Amanda Paluch, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Moderator: Kelley Gabriel, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.
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Harmonizing Population Eating Patterns and Nutrient Measurement

Speaker: Frank Hu, M.D., Ph.D., Chair, Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University

Moderator: Linda Van Horn, Ph.D., RDN, Professor and Chief, Nutrition Division, Northwestern University

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.
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Q&A and Panel Discussion

Moderator: Co-chairs

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.
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Break

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.
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Measuring Sleep Across the Lifespan: What Measures Translate Across Age Groups?

Speaker: Julio Fernandez-Mendoza, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Penn State University College of Medicine

Moderator: Marie-Pierre St-Onge, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Nutritional Medicine, Columbia University, and Director, Columbia University Irving Medical Center Sleep Center of Excellence

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.
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Time Use Epidemiology: Compositional Data Analysis (Sleep & Wake Periods)

Speakers: Dorothea Dumuid, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia

Sylvia Badon, Ph.D., Staff Scientist and Perinatal Epidemiologist, Kaiser Permanente, Northern California

Moderator: Kelley Gabriel, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

4:00 – 4:15 p.m.
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Important Considerations When Selecting Sleep Measures for Integration with Cardiometabolic Health

Speaker: Kristen Knutson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neurology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Moderator: Marie-Pierre St-Onge, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Nutritional Medicine, Columbia University; Director, Columbia University Irving Medical Center Sleep Center of Excellence

4:15 – 4:30 p.m.
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Assessment of Diet to Develop Guidelines for Precision Nutrition

Speaker: Carol Boushey, Ph.D., M.P.H., RDN, Associate Research Professor, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, University of Hawaii at Mānoa

Moderator: Linda Van Horn, Ph.D., RDN, Professor and Chief, Nutrition Division, Northwestern University

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
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Q&A and Panel Discussion

Moderator: Co-chairs

5:00 p.m.
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Adjourn

1:00 – 1:15 p.m.
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Developing Molecular Biomarkers of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms: Challenges and Opportunities

Speaker: Christopher Depner, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Health and Kinesiology, University of Utah

Moderator: Marie-Pierre St-Onge, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Nutritional Medicine, Columbia University, and Director, Columbia University Irving Medical Center Sleep Center of Excellence

1:15 – 1:30 p.m.
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Novel Metrics / Harnessing Raw Acceleration Data for Discovery Science (Movement Biomarkers)

Speaker: Jennifer Schrack, Ph.D., M.S., Associate Professor of Epidemiology, John Hopkins University Center on Aging & Health

Moderator: Kelley Gabriel, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

1:30 – 1:45 p.m.
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Standards for Reporting Population-Based Diet Assessment

Speaker: Katherine Tucker, Ph.D., Professor of Nutritional Epidemiology and Director of the Center for Population Health, University of Massachusetts - Lowell

Moderator: Linda Van Horn, Ph.D., RDN, Professor and Chief, Nutrition Division, Northwestern University

1:45 – 2:00 p.m.
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Harmonizing Wake and Sleep Periods with Different Devices

Speakers: Keith Diaz, Ph.D., Professor of Behavioral Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center

Erin Dooley, M.S., Ph.D., Physical Activity Epidemiologist and Assistant Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Moderator: Kelley Gabriel, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.
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Q&A and Panel Discussion

Moderator: Co-chairs

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.
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Break

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.
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Precision Nutrition and Health: Application of Harmonization Tools

Speaker: Diana Thomas, Ph.D., Professor of Discipline, United States Military Academy at West Point

Moderator: Linda Van Horn, Ph.D., RDN, Professor and Chief, Nutrition Division, Northwestern University

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.
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Machine Learning for Physical Activity and Sleep Measurement in Population Studies

Speaker: Aiden Doherty, University of Oxford, UK

Moderator: Marie-Pierre St-Onge, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Nutritional Medicine, Columbia University; Director, Columbia University Irving Medical Center Sleep Center of Excellence

3:15 – 4:00 p.m.
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Q&A and Panel Discussion

Moderator: Co-chairs

4:00 p.m.
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Adjourn