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EPI Seminar Series

2013-2014 Seminar Series

Spring 2014 Seminars and Symposiums:

PGSG Spring Seminar Series Schedule

ID Epi Spring Seminar Series and Events

Schedule of Events for Harvard School of Public Health’s:
2013-2014 Brain Health Colloquium

Spring Epi Seminars:

Wednesday, April 16th
MA Williams
Michelle A. Williams, ScD
Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Public Health
Chair, Department of Epidemiology
Department of Epidemiology
Department of Global Health and Population
Harvard School of Public Health
Through the Transdisciplinary Prism: Stressors, Stress Response, and Preterm Birth
Kresge 502 | 12:30-1:30pm

Wednesday, April 16th
Everett Worthington
Everett L. Worthington, Jr., PhD
with Katherine Kulick and Brandon J. Griffin
Virginia Commonwealth University
Understanding and Promoting Forgiveness of Self and Others
Kresge 201 | 12:30pm-1:30pm

Past Spring/Winter Semester Seminars:

Friday, April 11th
Robert Schneider
Robert Schneider, MD, FACC
Professor and Director, Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention
Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa
MIND-BODY-HEART: Evidence for the Role of Meditation in the Primary and Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
12:30-1:30pm | Kresge G2

Monday, April 7th
Sandro Galea
Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH
Anna Cheskis Gelman and Murray Charles Gelman Professor of Epidemiology
Chair, Department of Epidemiology
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
The Consequences of Consequentialism: What Matters Most, Avoiding Misdirections, and Translating the Science
12:30-1:30pm | FXB G12

Wednesday, April 2nd
Dale Sandler

Dale P. Sandler, PhD
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH, DHHS
The GuLF STUDY: Design, challenges and preliminary observations on the health of oil spill clean-up workers
12:30 – 1:30pm | Kresge 502

Thursday April 3rd
Wanda Barfield
Wanda D. Barfield, MD, MPH, FAAP
Captain, U.S. Public Health Service
Director, Division of Reproductive Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Public Health Approaches to the Prevention of Infant Mortality: the intersection of epidemiology, policy, and quality improvement
12:30-1:30pm | Kresge 502

Monday March 31st
Stephen Gilman
Stephen Gilman, Sc.D.
Associate Professor, Departments of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
The developmental origins of social inequalities in common mental disorders
12:30-1:30pm | FXB G11

Thursday, March 27th
Brian Buijsse, PhD
PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology, Wagenigen University Netherlands
Research Fellow at the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrucke, Department of Epidemiology, Germany
Nutrients, foods and overall diet patterns in relation to chronic disease risk: A European perspective
12:30-1:30pm | Kresge 213

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.

Wednesday March 12th
Stephen Sidney
Stephen Sidney, MD, MPH
Co-Director, Kaiser-UCSF Stroke Program (KUSP)
The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study: Overview, Resources, and Findings from Over 25 Years of Follow-up
12:30 – 1:30pm | Kresge 502

Tuesday, March 4th
Vikram Patel
Vikram Patel, MRCPsych, PhD, FMedSci

Professor of International Mental Health Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the Public Health Foundation of India and Sangath
Transforming Lives, Enhancing Communities: Innovations in Global Mental Health
12:30-1:30pm | Kresge G2

Wednesday, February 26th
“Works in Progress” Seminars 12:30-1:30pm | Kresge 502
Reiko Nishihara, PhD
Reiko Nishihara
Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health
Molecular Pathological Epidemiology (MPE) Paradigm Gives Clues to Epidemiologic Paradoxes

Marcia de Oliveira Otto, PhD
Marcia Otto
Research Fellow, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
Novel Metrics of Dietary Diversity and Their Associations with Change in Waist Circumference and Incident Diabetes in US Adults

Monday, February 24th
Arup K. Chakraborty
Arup K. Chakraborty
Departments of Chemical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, & Biological Engineering Institute for Medical Engineering & Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, & Harvard
How to hit HIV where it hurts
12:30-1:30pm | FXB G13

Wednesday, February 19th
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Tyler VanderWeele, PhD
Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health
A unification of mediation and interaction
12:30-1:30pm, Kresge 502

Tuesday, February 18th
Jose L. Penalvo, PhD
Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC)
Lifestyle and cardiovascular health: Promotion and prevention approaches in children and adults in Spain
12:30-1:30pm | FXB G13

Thursday, February 13th
Paul Rainey, PhD
New Zealand Institute for Advanced Study, Auckland, New Zealand and Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön, Germany
What multi-level selection (and the origins of multicellularity) might tell us about the evolution of pathogens
12:30 – 1:30 pm | FXB, Room G12

Wednesday, February 12th 2014
Erica Warner
Erica T. Warner, ScD.
Alonzo Smythe Yerby Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Incidence and Survival: The Importance of Subtype
12:30-1:30pm FXB-G13

Wednesday, February 5th 2014
Chirag Patel

Chirag Patel, PhD
Research Associate Center for Biomedical Informatics Harvard Medical School
Environment-wide Association Studies Toward a More Comprehensive View of Health and Disease 
12:30-1:30pm Kresge 502

Thursday, February 6th 2014
GHP Epi Seminar onehealth 1
The Human Ecology program at the Dept. of Global Health and Population, HSPH and Health Roots Student Group at HSPH present:
A seminar by Robert G. Wallace, Ph. D.
Institute of Global Studies, University of Minnesota
Whose ‘One Health’? Epidemiology as a Resource War
12:30 pm |  Kresge G – 2

Wednesday, January 29th 2014
Camila Martin

Camilia R. Martin, MD MS
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School Associate Director, NICU, Department of Neonatology
Director for Cross-Disciplinary Research Partnerships, Division of Translational Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Nutritional Immunomodulation of the Preterm Infant

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
Bert Hofman
Albert Hoffman, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands
Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, HSPH
The Alzheimer Enigma: Epidemiological Studies of the Causes of Dementia

[Special Seminar] Colin Rehm, MPH
PhD Candidate in Epidemiology, University of Washington
Diet cost and risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in the Women’s Health Initiative: does diet cost mediate the association between socioeconomic status and cardiometabolic disease?

Friday, January 24th, 2014
Allen Wilcox

Allen Wilcox, PhD
Senior Investigator, Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH
Editor-in-Chief, EPIDEMIOLOGY
When epidemiologic methods meet clinical practice: The tale of preeclampsia and fetal mortality

Friday, January 24th, 2014
Ask-the-Editor, Epidemiology Session
An informal Session with Dr. Allen Wilcox, Editor-in-Chief, Epidemiology
and Dr. Miguel Hernan, Editor, Epidemiology

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
RPPE Symposium Photo

Women’s Health Symposium
A Life-course Approach to Women’s Health
Presented by: Reproductive, Perinatal, & Pediatric Epidemiology and Maternal & Child Health
Keynote speaker: George Davey Smith, MD, MSc, MA. Professor of Clinical Epidemiology – University of Bristol, UK

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
David Rush

David Rush, MD
Professor Emeritus, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy Tufts University
There is a profound decrement in intellectual accomplishment among 5 and 10 year old children of smokers compared to non-smokers in the 1970 British national birth cohort: Is it smoke, or the smoker?

Friday, January 10th, 2014
Sofi Rosen, PhD. Biostatistics, University of Haifa, Israel
Constrained inference in mixed-effects models for longitudinal data with application to hearing loss

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
Paolo Boffetta

Paolo Boffetta, MD, MPH
Professor and Director, Institute for Translational Epidemiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
Global Cancer Estimates: The Evolving Picture of Cancer in the World

 

Fall 2013 Seminars:

Monday December 16th, 2013
Jennifer Allen
Jennifer Allen, DSc, MPH
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Working with Faith-based Organizations to Provide Cancer Control Interventions for Underserved Latinos

Wednesday December 11th, 2013

Agarwal

Isha Agarwal, MD
ScD Candidate Harvard Medical School Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
Glycemic Dysregulation and Fibrosis-related Biomarkers in Older Adults

Juan Wu
Juan Wu, MS
ScD Candidate in Nutrition Epidemiology Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health
Prospective Study of Omega3 Fatty Acids and Carotenoids and the Risk of Age-related Macular Degeneration

December 4th:
Jonathan Freeman Symposium on Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Wednesday November 20th, 2013

Eskild
Anne Esklid, MD
Professor in obstetrics and gynecology University of Oslo, Norway
Head, Section of Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Akershus University Hospital, Norway
Population studies on placental weight: lessons to lean about human adaptability

Tuesday November 19th, 2013
Karestan Koenen

Karestan C. Koenen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director, Psychiatric-Neurological Epidemiology Cluster
Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
The life course burden of PTSD  

Tuesday November 5th, 2013

Michael McCullough
Michael McCullough, PhD
Professor of Psychology, University of Miami 
Is Religion Really for Cooperation? A View from Parent-Offspring Conflict Theory 

Wednesday November 6th, 2013

Audrey Pettifor
Audrey Pettifor, MPH, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Preventing HIV among young women in Sub-Saharan Africa: is cash the answer?

Wednesday October 30th, 2013

Tchetgen
Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen, PhD
Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiologic Methods
Departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, HSPH
Instrumental Variable-type Methods to Tame Selectivity Bias in Epidemiology

Wednesday October 23rd, 2013

Amir Lahav
Amir Lahav, ScD, PhD
Assistant Professor Department of Pediatrics Newborn Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Pediatrics, Mass General Hospital for Children
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
Maternal Deprivation and Language Development in Preterm Infants

Tuesday October 22nd, 2013

Rachel Kelly
Rachel S. Kelly, BSc(Hons), MPH
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Imperial College London
Novel Strategies for the Identification of Predictive Biomarkers Lessons from Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Nora Franceschini
Nora Franceschini, MD, MPH
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Cardiovascular Disease Section
Gillings School of Public Health University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Cardiovascular Health Using Genomics

Wednesday October 9th, 2013

Judette Louis
Judette Louis, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, College of Medicine Obstetrics & Gynecology University of South Florida
Community and Family Health, USF College of Public Health
Sleep Disordered Breathing in Pregnancy: A Scientific Journey

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Kathryn Wilson
Kathryn Wilson, Sc.D.

Research Associate, Department of Epidemiology, HSPH

Bone metabolism and bone metastases in prostate cancer

 

Sara Lindstrom
Sara Lindstroem, MSc, PhD

Research Scientist, Department of Epidemiology, HSPH
Zooming in on breast cancer genetics: Sequencing in population based cohorts

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Sonia Seminar 9.13

Sonia Hernandez-Diaz, MD, MPH, DrPH
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Harvard School of Public Health
Drug Safety During Pregnancy: What to Expect when You’re Expecting

Tuesday, September 4, 2013

AvivSeminar 9.13

Abraham Aviv, MD
Professor and Director Center of Human Development and Aging Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
New Jersey Medical School
Telomere and Human Health: The Illusion of Knowledge

Upcoming Seminars

Follow this link to stay updated on the full list of upcoming seminars in the Department of Epidemiology during the fall 2013 semester.