Defining heightened sensitivity as an increased hazard ratio for an association between air pollution and a health outcome, identify subsets of the population based on molecular factors, e.g. genetic variants, hypermethylated regions, which are at increases risk of adverse cardiovascular or pulmonary events during high air pollution days.
Recent epidemiological evidence shows ED is associated with CVD, suggesting ED may be a prodrome of CVD. We proposed to assess associations between ED preceding CVD to confirm this association in the large and diverse All of Us cohort. Additionally, ED will be added to the existing Framingham risk prediction equation to determine if inclusion of ED improves the model.
The built environment is only one contextual exposure of interest to investigators who study these factors in relation to disease (and even these function variably across rural and urban areas). New technology could assist in better clarifying a fuller scope of residential exposures, including what elements/exposures the All of Us participants actually come into contact with.