Epi Seminar Series Archives


March 7, 2012

Kathy Kelley, MPH, RPh
Research Pharmacist
Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University

Identification of Phthalates in Medications and Dietary Supplement Formulation

February 29, 2012

Dr. Alison E. Field, ScD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Adolescent Medicine
Children’s Hospital Boston

Common Eating Disorders Predictive of Adverse Outcomes are Being Missed by the Diagnostic Criteria

February 15, 2012

New England Journal of Medicine Editorial Fellows
Daniela Lamas, MD
Lisa Rosenbaum, MD
Cardiology fellow at Weill-Cornell New York Presbyterian Hospital
Paul Firth, MD
Pediatric Anesthesiologist, Massachusetts General Hospital

From Morphine to the MICU:
The Growing Global Burden of Noncommunicable Diseases

February 8, 2012

Dr. Robert Wright, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Environmental Health
Director, Superfund Research Program
Harvard Medical School and School of Public Health

Epigenetics and Children’s Environmental Health


February 2, 2012

Dr. María Elena Medina-Mora Icaza, Ph.D.
General Director, National Institute of Psychiatry Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz
Faculty, Schools of Psychology and Medicine,
National Autonomous University of Mexico
Researcher, National Institutes of Health

A Global Perspective of Mental Health and Addictions:
Contributions of Epidemiology to Public Policy

February 1, 2012

Dr. Soumya Raychaudhuri, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Divisions of Genetics and Rheumatology, Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Imputation and Fine-mapping of the Major Histocompatibility Complex in Rheumatoid Arthritis

January 11, 2012

Dr. Michelangelo Fiorentino, MD, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, HSPH
Pathologist and Researcher, University of Bologna

The Pathoepidemiology of Genitourinary Cancers

January 4, 2012

Dr. Elizabeth Devore, ScD
Instructor in Medicine, Channing Lab,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital & Harvard Medical School

Antioxidants and Brain Aging

December 14, 2011

Jorge E. Chavarro, MD, ScD
Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology,
Harvard School of Public Health
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Harvard Medical School

Infertility as a Public Health Concern

December 7, 2011

Dr. Marc Weisskopf, PhD, ScD
Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology,
Department of Environmental Health and Department of Epidemiology, HSPH
International Society for Environmental Epidemiology
Society for Epidemiological Research
American Academy of Neurology

The Curious Case of Suicide: An Exploration of Pesticide Exposure and Depression

November 30, 2011

Dr. Nancy Padian, PhD, MPH
Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health,
University of California, Berkeley
Founding Faculty Member, Center of Evaluation for Global Action,
University of California, Berkeley
Senior Technical Advisor, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (PEPFAR)
Consultant, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health Program

Introduction to Impact Evaluation

November 16, 2011

Dr. David J. Hunter, MBBS, MPH, ScD
Dean for Academic Affairs, Harvard School of Public Health
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Channing Laboratory, Brigham & Women’s Hospital,
Associate Member, Broad Institute

What are the Lessons from Genome Wide Association Studies for Epidemiology?

November 9, 2011

Dr. Sharon-Lise Normand, PhD
Professor of Health Care Policy (Biostatistics), Harvard Medical School
Professor of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health
Director, Massachusetts Data Analysis Center
Vice Chair of Methodology Committee,
Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Statistical Considerations in Assessing the Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Medical Devices

November 2, 2011

Dr. Karin B. Michels, ScD, PhD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Co-Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Associate Professor of Epidemiolgy, Harvard School of Public Health

Epigenetic Epidemiology: Challenges and Opportunities of a New Field

September 21, 2011

Dr. David D. Dore, PharmD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Health Services, Policy & Practice
Program in Public Health
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Exenatide Use and Risk of Acute Pancreatitis:
A Multi-study Drug Safety Assessment Program


Charles A. Nelson III. PhD
Professor of Pediatrics and Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School
Richard David Scott Chair in Pediatric Developmental Medicine Research, Children’s Hospital Boston

“The Effects of Early Institutionalization on Brain and Behavioral Development: The Bucharest Early Intervention Project”

April 27, 2011

David Bangsberg, MD, MPH
Director, Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Global Health
Professor, Mbarara University of Science and Technology
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director International Programs, Ragon Institute of MGH, Harvard and MIT

“International Perspectives on Adherence and Resistance to HIV Antiretroviral Therapy”

February 16, 2011

Nathan Eagle, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor, MIT

Jessica Haberer, MD, MS
Assistant in Health Decision Sciences, Massachusetts General Hospital
Research Scientist, Harvard Institute for Global Health
Instructor, Harvard Medical School

“Big Data and Global Public Health: Use of Cell Phones for Patient-Level Data Collection

February 9, 2011

Harvey Fineberg, MD PhD
President, Institute of Medicine
Former Dean, HSPH
Former Provost, Harvard University

“The Under Appreciated Burden: Chronic Illness in the Developing World”

November 8, 2010

W.P. Hanage, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics
Harvard School of Public Health

“Ecological and Evolutionary Experiments with the Pneumococcus”

December 8, 2010

Alkes Price

Assistant Professor
Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, HSPH
Program in Medical Population Genetics
HSPH Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

December 1, 2010

A. Heather Eliassen, ScD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School

“Carotenoids and Breast Cancer: Evidence to Date and Pooled Analysis of Plasma Markers”

November 17, 2010

Olaf Dammann, MD, DrMed, SM
Director of Clinical Research, Newborn Medicine
Tufts Medical Center

“Perinatal Infection, Inflammation, and Preterm Brain Damage: The Story and News from the Labs”

November 10, 2010

Allison Aiello, PhD, MS
Yerby Visiting Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Harvard School of Public Health
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
University of Michigan School of Public Health

“Social Patterning of Infections Linked to Chronic Disease”

November 3, 2010

Robert Plenge, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, Genetics and Genomics
Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

“Genetic Architecture of Rheumatoid Arthritis: GWAS Explain Most of the Heritability”

October 27, 2010

Richard Platt, MD
Professor and Chair
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
Harvard Medical School

“The FDA’s Sentinel Initiative”

October 13, 2010

Conrad Keating
The Welcome Unit for the History of Medicine
Biographer of Sir Richard Doll

“Smoking Kills: The Revolutionary Life of Richard Doll”

October 6, 2010

Donna Spiegelman, ScD
Professor, Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Harvard School of Public Health
“Measurement Error in Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology”

September 22, 2010

Elio Riboli, MD, ScM, MPH, FFPH, FMedSci
Professor of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention
Director, School of Public Health
Imperial College London

“20 years of EPIC: The contribution of prospective studies to chronic disease epidemiology and prevention”

Allan Wilcox, MD, PhD
Principal Investigator
Environmental Toxins & Human Reproduction
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

“‘Genetic Susceptibility’ as a Causal Tool: Hype, Hope, and Harsh Reality”

Alfredo Morabia, MD, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology
City University of New York and Mailman School of Public Health

“When triumphant epidemics finally met epidemiology”