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

Always check out what is coming up next in our our weekly Lunchtime Seminar Series

Department Events

The 160th Cutter Lecture on Preventive Medicine:
December 3rd, 4-5pm, Kresge G1 (Snyder Auditorium)
Kenneth Rothman Photo
Kenneth Rothman, DrPH

Distinguished Fellow, Research Triangle Institute
“The Growing Rift Between Epidemiologists and Their Data”

Recent Events

2014 Harvard Chan School 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

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.


The Harvard Chan School 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