Department Events
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Don’t miss out on the fascinating and diverse seminars the Department of Epidemiology consistently hosts!

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Department Events

The 160th Cutter Lecture on Preventive Medicine:
December 3rd, 4-5pm, G1 (Snyder Auditorium)
Kenneth Rothman Photo
Kenneth Rothman
, DrPh
Professor, Epidemiology
Boston University School of Public Health
Professor, Preventive Medicine & Epidemiology, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
“The Growing Rift Between Epidemiologists and Their Data”

2014 HSPH Takeda Workshop
Friday, May 9th FXB G13

Development and Safety Management of Cancer Drugs
Approaches to improve the development and safety evaluation of cancer drugs by making the process both efficient and reliable.

Spring Cutter Lecture: Wednesday, May 7th!


Robert Nolan Hoover, MD, ScD, SM Hyg.
Director, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
National Cancer Institute
Hormonal Carcinogenesis Across the Life Course


Why Public Health? Youth and Public Health Conference
Friday, April 11th

YPHC Students
On Friday, April 11th, Harvard School of Public Health hosted its second annual “Why Public Health? Youth and Public Health Conference”. The conference is organized by many amazing HSPH student volunteers and it is codirected by Claire Perkins, SM2 HPM, and Jason Park, SM2 Epi. Claire and Jason developed this conference in 2012 as part of their mission to expand outreach into the surrounding community.  This conference is a daylong event that had over 90 high school students registered from 6 local high schools to learn about the field of Public Health. These high schools include John D. O’Bryant School of Math & Science, Lynn English School, Cambridge Ridge and Latin, Edward M. Kennedy Academy, Fenway High School, and Newton South High School. This conference provides these high school students with the opportunity to spend the day at HSPH as they interact with current students and public heath leaders while discovering how they too could one day become leaders in public health.

To All CCDD Affiliates:

3rd Annual Outreach Conference to Increase Diversity in Science
This year the conference will be hosted in Boston, MA !

  • Friday May 2 (Westin Copley) – Saturday May 3 (HSPH Kresge)
  • If you are interested in speaking on 5/3 (or joining us at the reception 5/2 to meet with students), please let Mel Larsen know! We would love to have you participate.

Recent Events

The Epidemiology Department hosted the 158th Cutter Lecture on Preventative Medicine on December 5th, 2013.  The distinguished lecture speaker was Dr. Bruce Psaty, MD, PhD.  View the lecture here.  We will look forward to the next Cutter Lecture on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 at 4pm in Kresge G1.


Symposium on Advances in Endometrial 
Cancer Epidemiology and Biology
This symposium included experts from epidemiology, biology, pathology, psychology, health policy, and clinical practice to exchange up-to-date findings and new ideas. The goal of the symposium was to identify high-priority research questions that will have a tangible impact on reducing incidence of and improving outcomes for endometrial cancer.   The event was held on March 13th and 14th.   Visit the symposium’s webpage to learn more.

“Almost Famous”- A Department of Epidemiology seminar on speaking to the media…
Tuesday, March 25th at 5:30pm | Epi Library, FXB G11

  • The Department of Epidemiology hosted a seminar and discussion on tips, tricks and some very important factors to remember when speaking to the media.  Eric Rimm provided a brief presentation.  A discussion then took place amongst all seminar student, postdoc and faculty attendees. All current Epi students and postdocs are encouraged to attend!
    Media Seminar

Epidemiology and Environmental Health Social Event
The Departments of Epidemiology and Environmental Health recently hosted a fun social gathering on Thursday, February 13th Kresge Cafeteria that included karaoke, drinks and great company.  We can’t wait see you at our next social event!

karaoke feb 13th




Dr. William Eaton, PhD, Professor and Chair of Department of Mental Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health was named the 2012 Harvard Award Lecture in Psychiatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The annual Harvard Award in Psychiatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics was established in 1994 to recognize outstanding achievement and lifelong commitment to the fields of Psychiatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Each year the award is given to an individual whose lifelong career contributions have significantly advanced the fields of Psychiatric Epidemiology and/or Biostatistics. This award is made possible by the generous gift of Dr. Ming Tsuang and Ms. Snow Tsuang.

Previous awardees have included Benjamin Passamanick, Morton Kramer, Alexander Leighton, Joseph Fleiss, Samuel Guze, Samuel Greenhouse, Lee Robins, Helena Kraemer, Norman Sartorius, Robert Gibbons, Bruce Dohrenwend, Christine Waternaux, Leon Eisenberg, Tom TenHave, Naomi Breslau, Nan Laird, Jane Murphy, and Phil Lavori.


HSPH was well represented at the Meeting of the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research (SPER) on Tuesday June 26, 2012 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Myriam Afeiche (Postdoc, Dept. of Nutrition, HSPH), Michelle Williams (Epi Department Chair, HSPH), Deirdre Tobias (Postdoc, Dept. of Nutrition, HSPH), Germaine Buck Louis (Director of the Division of Epidemiology, NICHD), Audrey Gaskins (PhD candidate, Dept. of Nutrition, HSPH).


The Department of Epidemiology hosted a luncheon in honor of Dr. Ming Tsuang, Behavioral Genomics Endowed Chair and University Professor, University of California; Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Center for Behavioral Genomics, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego on Friday June 22, 2012.

Top Row: Dr. Susan Santangelo, Dr. Deborah Blacker, Dr. Ron Kessler, Dr. Garrett Fitzmaurice, Dr. Jordan Smoller, Dr. Steve Gilman, Dr. Chung-Cheng Hsieh
Bottom Row: Dr. Steve Buka, Dr. Nan Laird, Dr. Ming Tsuang, Dr. Jane Murphy, Dr. Michelle Williams, Dr. Mauricio Tohen