Seminars in Epidemiology



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Lunchtime Seminar Series

Other Department of Epidemiology Events
PGSG Spring Seminar Series Schedule
ID Epi Spring Seminar Series and Events

The Cutter Lecture:
Dimitrios Trichopoulos Memorial Symposium
December 2, 2015
Dimitrios TrichopoulosSpeakers and Presenters
Joseph B. Martin Center Amphitheater
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115


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Fall 2015 Department Seminars:


Final_Avorn_flyerJerry Avorn, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 12:30pm Kresge 502
Pharmacoepidemiology on the Front Line:
Addressing Current Issues in Drug Effectiveness, Safety, and Affordability


Final_Kerns_flyerSarah Kerns, PhD, MPH
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Rochester
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 12:30pm Kresge 502
Identifying Genetic Risk Factors for Late Toxicity Following Radiotherapy


Postdoc Seminar Series
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
12:30pm, Kresge 502

Nadia Abuelezam, ScD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Epidemiology &
Centers for Communicable Disease Dynamics
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Heath

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Can the heterosexual HIV epidemic be eliminated in South Africa?
A modeling analysis

Sara Lodi, PhD
Research Associate, Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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The role of observational data in determining the optimal time to start antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected patients



                                  Linda Valeri, PhD
Final_Valeri_flyerInstructor, Harvard Medical School
Assistant Biostatistician, Psychiatric Biostatistics Laboratory
McLean Hospital
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:30pm Kresge 502
Understanding Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Cancer Survival –
A Counterfactual Approach for Conceptual and Missing Data Issues


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Maria Elena Medina Mora, PhD
General Director, The National Institute of Psychiatry
Ramon Ramon dela Fuente , Mexico
Adjunct Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology,
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Thursday, January 14, 2016 12:30pm Kresge 907
Early Life Exposure to Violence and Mental Health Outcomes

Paul M. Ridker, MD, MPH

Eugene Braunwald Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Wednesday, January 6, 2015 12:30pm Kresge 502
Will Reducing Inflammation Reduce Cardiovascular Event Rates?



Dr. Alkes Price
Associate Professor of Statistical Genetics
Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 12:30pm Kresge 502
A Brief History of Summary Statistic Genetics


 Busch Evan Busch, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Channing Division of Network Medicine
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Markers of epithelial-mesenchymal transition and colorectal cancer mortality

EbotErick Ebot, PhD
Research Associate
Department of Epidemioogy
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Identifying obesity-linked gene expression alterations in prostate cancer

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:30pm Kresge 502


Haibo Wang, MBBS, Msc, MPH
Founding Director
Quantitative Medicine Research Institute
Hospital Quality Monitoring System
China Organ Transplant Response System

zhangLuxia Zhang, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Renal Division, Department of Medicine
Peking University First Hospital
Peking University Institute of Nephrology

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 12:30pm FXB-G12
The Debut of Big-Data Medicine in China

Final_Schisterman_flyerEnrique F. Schisterman, PhD
Epidemiology Branch, Division of Intramural Population Health Research,
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, National Institute for Child Health & Human Development
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 12:30pm Kresge 502
Aspirin restores diminished pregnancy and  live birth rates in women with low-grade inflammation:
Results from the EAGer randomized controlled trial


Final_Gradus_flyerJaimie L. Gradus, Dsc, MPH
Epidemiologist, the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD at VA Boston
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology
Boston University
Visiting Assistant Professor of Clinical Epidemiology
Aarhus University, Denmark

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 12:30pm Kresge 502
Longitudinal Sequelae of Stress Disorders:
Data from the Danish Population



Caroline Buckee,D.Phil, M.Res, C.Sc
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Associate Director, Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 12:30pm FXB G13
Malaria control across biological scales:
the importance of big, medium and small data

Final_King_flyerGary King, PhD
Albert J. Weatherhead III
University Professor of Harvard University
Director, Institute for Quantitative Social Science
Thursday October 15, 2015 12:30pm FXB G13
Why Propensity Scores Should Not Be Used for Matching

Daniel Cramer

Daniel Cramer, MD, ScD
Professor in the Department of Epidemiology,
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School
Wednesday October 7, 2015 12:30pm Kresge 502
Genital Talc Use and Ovarian Cancer:
Association, Causation, Litigation

WigginsCharles Wiggins, PhD
Director and Principal Investigator,
New Mexico Tumor Registry
Professor, Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Preventative Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine, UNM
Wednesday September 2, 2015 12:30pm FXBG13
Cancer Surveillance in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities in the United States:
Challenges and Opportunities

Redline2122Susan Redline, MD, MPH

Peter C. Farrell Professor of Sleep Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, Programs in Sleep & Cardiovascular Medicine and Sleep Medicine Epidemiology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Wednesday September 16, 2015 12:30pm FXG G13
The Multi-Ethnic Study Of Atherosclerosis Sleep Study: Exploring Racial/Ethnic Variations in Sleep and Cardiometabolic Health

Alessandro_DoriaAlessandro Doria, MD, PhD

Investigator, Joslin Diabetes Center
Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS
Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Wednesday September 30, 2015 12:30pm
Kresge 502

Improving cardiovascular outcomes in diabetes through genetic studies.
Are we there yet

Spring 2015 Department Seminars:

annette fitzpatrick pictureAnnette Fitzpatrick, PhD
Departments of Family Medicine,
Epidemiology and Global Health,
University of Washington
Wednesday May 6, 2015 12:30pm Kresge 502
Diseases in Developing Countries:
Can Observational Research Make a Difference?

Anna Wald

Anna Wald, MD, MPH
Professor, Division of Allergy and Infectious Disease, Departments of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Medicine
University of Washington
Friday, April 17, 2015 11:30am FXB G-11
Herpes Simplex Virus Vaccine:
The Premise and the Promise

Joel Kaufman

Joel Kaufman, MD, MPH
Professor, Departments of Environmental & Occupational Health Science, Medicine, and Epidemiology
University of Washington
Thursday, April 16th, 2015 12:30pm FXB G-11
The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and Air Pollution


Vikrant V. Sahasrabuddhe, MBBS,MPH, DrPH

April, 8th
12:30-1:30 pm| Kresge 502
Research Associate Professor of Medicine,
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Preventing Cervical Cancer in Global Resource-Constrained Settings:
Translating Evidence into Action and Action into Evidence


Carol J. Rowland Hogue, PhD, MPH

April, 1st
12:30-1:30 pm  | Kresge 502
Jules & Uldeen Terry Professor of Maternal and Child Health, Professor of Epidemiology
Director, Women’s and Children’s Center, Rollins School of Public, Emory University
Understanding Racial Disparities in Pregnancy: is Stillbirth Different from Preterm Live Birth?

wislonDavid Wilson

March, 11th | Kresge 502
Global HIV/AIDS Program Director
Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice, World Bank
Can We End AIDS: Perspectives to Consider

Mei Sheng Duh
Mei Sheng Duh, MPH, ScD

March, 4th | Kresge 502
Managing Principal (Partner) Chief Epidemiologist, Analysis Group, Inc., Boston

Pharmacovigilance and Social Media Data

Elsie Freeman Epi Speaker Series

Elsie Freeman, MD, MPH
February, 25th | Kresge 502
Senior Research Fellow, Muskie School, University of Southern Maine

The Interdependence of Health Rist, Chronic Disease and Mental Illness

Monique Breteler-Epi Seminar

Monique M.B. Breteler, MD, PhD

February 18th
12:30-1:30pm | Kresge 502
Director of Population Health Sciences, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases(DZNE);
Professor of Population Health Sciences, University of Bonn, Germany;
Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
The Rhineland Study: A Novel Cohort for Population based Research on Brain, Body and Behavior

JoAnn Manson

JoAnne E. Manson, MD, DrPH, FACP, FACE

February 11th
12:30-1:30 | Kresge 502
Professor of Medicine and the Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women’s Health, HMS
Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
How VITAL is Vitamin D: Is Enthusiasm Outpacing the Evidence?

David Siscovick - Epi Seminar Series
David Siscovick, MD, MPH

February 4th
12:30-1:30pm | Kresge 502
Senior Vice President for Research
The New York Academy of Medicine
Strategic Transformation of a Clinical Cardiovascular Epidemiologist: Back to the Future


Michelle D. Holmes, MD, DrPH

January 28th
12:30-1:30pm | Kresge 502
Assoc. Prof. of Medicine & Epidemiology
Harvard Medical School & Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health
Hiding in plain view: the need for a randomized trial of aspirin for breast cancer survival


John P.A. Ioannidis, MD, DSc

January 7th
12:30-1:30pm | Kresge 502
C.F. Rehnborg Chair in Disease Prevention
Professor of Medicine, of Health Research and Policy, and of Statistics.
Director, Stanford Prevention Research Center(SPRC
Co-Director, Meta-Resarch Innovation Center(METRICS), Stanford University
Exposure-wide Association Studies