2015 Seminars

Fall 2015 Seminar Speakers

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

 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

Erick Ebot, PhD
Research Associate
Department of Epidemioogy
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:30pm Kresge 502
Identifying obesity-linked gene expression alterations in prostate cancer


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

Gary 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 CramerDaniel 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 KaufmanJoel 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

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

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

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

Mei Sheng DuhMei Sheng Duh, MPH, ScD
Managing Principal (Partner) Chief Epidemiologist, Analysis Group, Inc., Boston
March, 4th | Kresge 502
Pharmacovigilance and Social Media Data


Elsie Freeman Epi Speaker SeriesElsie Freeman, MD, MPH
Senior Research Fellow, Muskie School, University of Southern Maine
February, 25th | Kresge 502
The Interdependence of Health Rist, Chronic Disease and Mental Illness


Monique Breteler-Epi SeminarMonique M.B. Breteler, MD, PhD
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
February 18th 12:30-1:30pm | Kresge 502
The Rhineland Study: A Novel Cohort for Population based Research on Brain, Body and Behavior

JoAnn MansonJoAnne E. Manson, MD, DrPH, FACP, FACE
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
February 11th 12:30-1:30 | Kresge 502
How VITAL is Vitamin D: Is Enthusiasm Outpacing the Evidence?


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


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


John P.A. Ioannidis, MD, DSc
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
January 7th 12:30-1:30pm | Kresge 502
Exposure-wide Association Studies