Department of Biostatistics
Colloquium of the Harvard Program in Brain Health
2012 - 2013
Organizer(s): Dr. Stephen Gilman
(SHDH), Dr. Albert Ascherio
(EPI/NUT), Dr. Deborah Blacker
(EPI), Dr. Rebecca Betensky (BIO),
Dr. Karestan Koenen (SHDH), and
Dr. Garrett Fitzmaurice (BIO)
Preferred Contact: Elise Robinson
Schedule: Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.; will meet once a month
Kresge 110 (unless otherwise notified)
This Colloquium, sponsored by the
Departments of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Society, Human Development and
Health, presents an expanded version of the Psychiatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Colloquium, and will offer presentations on a wide variety of substantive and
methodologic issues relevant to Psychiatry, Neurology, and other areas of mental
health research and practice. This more formal Colloquium series is paired with
the less formal Brain Health Working Group--itself an expansion of the former
Neuroepidemiology Working Group, and the two will share the same slot on 4 p.m.
on Wednesday afternoons, each taking place approximately once per month during
the academic year. We are in the process of merging our mailing lists. In the
meantime, please bear with us if you receive multiple announcements about these
This consolidation of our formal and informal seminars is part of a larger effort to develop a cross-departmental program in brain health across these three departments. The concentrations in psychiatric and neurologic epidemiology have already been joined, and we hope to announce additional developments in the coming months.
Theresa Betancourt, Sc.D.
Associate Professor of Child Health and Human Rights
Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health
Director, Research Program on Children and Global Adversity
Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights
"Mental Health and Resilience in Children Affected by HIV/AIDS in Rwanda: Developing a Family Strengthening Intervention"
William Eaton, Ph.D.
Sylvia and Harold Halpert Professor and Chair, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
2012-2013 Award in Psychiatric Epidemiology & Biostatistics
"Autoimmune Diseases and Psychosis"
November 14 (FXB G12)
Stefan Walter, Ph.D.
Research Fellow, Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health
"Overweight and Obesity: Risk Factors for Anxiety and Depression? Evidence from Genetic Instrumental Variable Analyses"
February 13 (Kresge 907)
Christopher Barr, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health
"Stand Your Ground Laws and Justifiable Homicide Rates"
March 13 (Kresge 907)
Katie McLaughlin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Director, Stress and Development Laboratory, Boston Children's Hospital
"Neurobiological Mechanisms Linking Adverse Childhood Experiences to Mental Disorders Across the Life Span"
April 3 (Kresge 907)
S. Nassir Ghaemi, M.D., MPH
Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine; Director, Mood Disorders and Psychopharmacology Programs at Tufts Medical Center; Clinical Lecturer, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Health Alliance
"Antidepressants from the Public Health Perspective"
April 24 (Kresge 907)
Randy Auerbach, Ph.D.
Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, and Director, Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Laboratory, McLean Hospital
May 8 (Kresge 907)
Laramie Duncan, Ph.D.
Research Fellow, Department of Epidemiology, HSPH, and the Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit, Center for Human Genetic Research, Massachusetts General Hospital
"From Gene-Environment Interactions to Genetic Sequence Data: A Tour of Psychiatric Genetics Findings"