Friday Forums: 2016-2017


Date: Nov 4, 2016

Speaker: Professor Sir Michael Marmot

Title: Director, Institute of Health Equity, UCL Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, London, England

Topic: “The Health Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World”


Date: Jan 13, 2017

Speaker: Sarah de Ferranti, MD MPH

Title: Director, Preventive Cardiology Clinic, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Topic: “Cholesterol screening in youth: Benefits, harms, and unknowns”



Date: Feb 17, 2017

Speaker: Christine M. Albert, M.D.,M.P.H.

Title: Director, Center for Arrhythmia Prevention, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Preventive Medicine Division, Boston, Massachusetts

Topic: “Reducing Morbidity and Mortality from Atrial Fibrillation through Prevention: Lessons learned from Epidemiology”



Date: Apr 14, 2017, Fellows and Trainees Forum


Chen Yao, PhD

Research Fellow, Framingham Heart Study, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

“Genome-wide Association Study of Plasma Proteins Identifies Putatively Causal Genes, Proteins, and Pathways for Cardiovascular Disease”

Lauren J. Tanz, ScD candidate

Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

“Preterm Delivery and Maternal Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors”

Sara E. Raposo, PhD

Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

“Diet Quality in Relation to Coronary Heart Disease among US Men with Hypertension”

Sylvia Ley, RD, PhD

Channing Division of Network Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

“Reproductive Lifespan and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Women with either Natural or Surgically Induced Menopause”


Date: May 19, 2017

Speaker: Matthew W. Gillman, MD, SM

Title: Director, Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO), National Institutes of Health, Rockville, MD

Topic: “Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes(ECHO): A new nationwide NIH research program”


Date: Jun 9, 2017

Speaker: Eliseo Guallar, MD, DrPH

Title: Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland

Topic: “Lead Exposure and Cardiovascular Disease”