2008 C2S Summer Biomarker Institute

2008 Agenda pdf (pdf)

Day 1: June 9

Morning Session

8:30 Continental breakfast
8:45 Welcome and participant introductions:
Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Director, C2S, Northwestern University 
9:15 What is biology and why measure it? A theoretical introduction to biology and its role in the social sciences
Chris Kuzawa, Northwestern University 
10:30 Break
10:45 Case Studies: Biology in context
Thom McDade , Emma Adam, Chris Kuzawa, Northwestern University
12:15 Lunch

Afternoon Session

1:30 Theory to practice: Guiding principles for integrating biological measures into survey research
Chris Kuzawa, Northwestern University
2:15 Salivary biomarkers: Common measures, collection methods and challenges, and analysis techniques
Emma Adam, Northwestern University
3:00 Break
3:15 Salivary biomarkers, continued 
4:30 Adjourn
6:30 Dinner at Campagnola
815 Chicago Ave., Evanston (847) 475-6100
**Transportation arranged*

Day 2: June 10

Morning Session

8:30 Continental breakfast
9:00 Dried blood spots as a minimally-invasive alternative to venipuncture:  Advantages/disadvantages, analytic options, and procedures for sample collection
Thom McDade, Northwestern University 
11:00 Break
11:15 Discussion: Biology and social inquiry
Jeremy Freese, Northwestern University
12:15 Lunch

Afternoon Session

1:45 Methods breakout sessions:
1. Anthropometry
2. Blood pressure
3. Actigraphy
Chris Kuzawa, Northwestern University 
3:00 Break
3:15 Methods development and application:Lessons from the National Social Life, Health and Aging Project
Stacy Lindau, University of Chicago 
4:00 Adjourn

Day 3: June 11

Morning Session

8:30 Continental breakfast
9:00 DNA: Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask
Geoff Hayes, Northwestern University 
10:00 Break
10:15 Laboratory measurement, I: Introduction to the immunoassay 
11:00 Laboratory measurement, II: Assay evaluation and quality control
Thomas McDade, Northwestern University
11:45 Lunch
12:30 Breakout sessions and lunch:
1. Lab tour
2. Sample shipping and storage 

Afternoon Session

1:30  Presentation of lab results and wrap up
2:00 Adjourn


Download 2008 Participant Directory pdf (pdf)

Emma Adam, Northwestern University

Erika Arenas, University of California - Los Angeles

Monica Bermudez-Parsai, Arizona State University

Sarah Baird, University of California - San Diego

Ann Borders, Northwestern University

Stefanie Brodmann, Princeton University

Alison Buttenheim, Princeton University

P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Northwestern University

Jacob Cheadle, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lynette Craft, Northwestern University

L. Zachary DuBois, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Jeremy Freese, Northwestern University

Andrew Fuligni, University of California - Los Angeles

Amelia Gavin, University of Washington

Lee Gettler, Northwestern University

Erica Gibson, University of Florida

Bridget Goosby, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Andrew Grogan-Kaylor, University of Michigan

Katarina Guttmannova, Northwestern University

Steven Haas, Arizona State University

M. Geoffrey Hayes, Northwestern University

Yuan-yen Jeffrey Huang, Northwestern University

Christopher Kuzawa, Northwestern University

Janxin Leu, University of Washington

Stacy Tessler Lindau, University of Chicago

Brenda Lohman, Iowa State University

Thomas McDade, Northwestern University

Aaron Allen Miller, Northwestern University

Kathryn Modecki, Arizona State University

Jennifer Karas Montez, University of Texas at Austin

Kathleen Mullen, RAND Corporation

Berk Özler, The World Bank

Lauren MacKenzie Papp, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Elizabeth Anne Quinn, Northwestern University

Leah Robinson, Auburn University

Julienne Rutherford, Northwestern University

Kammi Schmeer, Ohio State University

Clarissa Simon, Northwestern University

Jeffery W. Thigpen, Indiana University

Lindsay Till, Northwestern University

R. Jay Turner, Florida State University

Hannah Wallerstein, Northwestern University

Sera Young, University of California - Berkeley


2008 Summer Biomarker Institute Photo Gallery