Seminars in Epidemiology

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 2020-2021 Department Seminars

All seminars are open to the public

Works-in-Progress Seminar

                                                                                        January 13, 2021

1:00-1:50 P.M.

Hari IyerHarnessing Multilevel Datasets to Address Cancer Disparities

Hari Iyer, ScD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Division of Population Sciences, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School



OgunbajoPsychosocial Problems Mediate the Relationship Between Minority Stress and HIV Sexual Risk Among Nigerian Sexual Minority Men

Adedotun Ogunbajo, PhD
Yerby Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies
Harvard T.H. Chan School

Julia WuCOVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance

January 27, 2021

1:00-1:50 P.M.

Julia W. Wu, ScD
Principal Investigator, Human Immunomics Initiative
Research Scientist, Department of Epidemiology
Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health


Maria GlymourAlzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: Learning More with Instrumental Variables-Inspired Approaches

February 3, 2021

1:00-1:50 P.M.

Maria Glymour, ScD, MS
Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
School of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

Watch Recording                                                               

EggerFrom Testing to Mortality: COVID-19 and the Inverse Care Law in Switzerland

February 10, 2021

1:00-1:50 P.M.

Matthias Egger, Prof., MSc FFPH DTM&H
Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM)
University of Bern, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology
Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, UK

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The Rise and Fall of Disease

February 24, 2021

1:00-1:50 P.M.

 Johan Mackenbach, MD, PhD
Department of Public Health
Erasmus Medical College


Armstrong HeadshotMoving Epidemiology to the Hospital Bedside: Learning from COVID-19

March 3, 2021

1:00-1:50 P.M.

Katrina Armstrong, MD
Physician-in-Chief, Department of Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Jackson Professor, Harvard Medical School
Professor in the Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Ferguson headshotWhen Will We Get Out of This? Modeling COVID-19 Variants and Vaccines

March 10, 2021

1:00-1:50 P.M.

Neil Ferguson
Professor, Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health
Vice-Dean (Academic Development)

Imperial College London

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PascualTitle: TBA

March 24, 2021

1:00-1:50 P.M.

Mercedes Pascual, PhD
Louis Block Professor of Ecology and Evolution
Department of Ecology & Evolution
University of Chicago


Liang headshotInvestigating Complex Disease Epidemiology Through Multi-omics

March 31, 2021

1:00-1:50 P.M.

Liming Liang, PhD
Associate Professor of Statistical Genetics
Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Harvard Chan School


Herman Taylor headshotTitle: TBA

April 7, 2021

1:00-1:50 P.M.

Herman A. Taylor, Jr., MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA
Professor, Medicine
Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute
Morehouse School of Medicine


Swanson headshotTitle: TBA

April 28, 2021

1:00-1:50 P.M.

Sonja Swanson, ScD
Associate Professor (UHD) and Principal Investigator
of Causal Inference, Department of Epidemiology
Erasmus Medical College


Jackson headshotTitle: TBA

May 5, 2021

1:00-1:50 P.M.

John W. Jackson, ScD
Assistant Professor
Departments of Epidemiology and Mental Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Robinson headshotTitle: TBA

May 12, 2021

1:00-1:50 P.M.

Whitney R. Robinson, PhD, MSPH
Associate Professor, Epidemiology
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Fellow, Carolina Population Center
Member, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

David Jones HeadshotWaves, Forest Fires, and Herd Immunity: The Language of a Pandemic

September 9, 2020

1:00-1:50 P.M.

David S. Jones, MD, PhD
A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine,
Harvard University

 Watch Recorded Seminar

Michael Osterholm headshotHow COVID-19 has Changed the World
and What the Future Holds

September 16, 2020

1:00-1:50 P.M.

Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH
Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research Policy (CIDRAP), Regents Professor, McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health, University of Minnesota

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                                                      Works-in-Progress Seminar

RasouliSeptember 30, 2020

1:00-1:50 P.M.

Combining High-Quality Data with Rigorous Methods: Emulating a Target Trial Using Electronic Medical Records and a Case-Control Design for Comparative Effectiveness Research

Bahareh Rasouli
 Postdoctoral Fellow
 Harvard Chan School and Karolinska Institutet

Mollie Wood
Migraine and Risk of Hypertensive Outcomes in Pregnancy

Mollie Wood
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Department of Environmental and Public Health
University of Cincinnati



Manfred Kayser“Here’s Looking at You, Kid”: Genetic Basis and DNA Prediction of Human Appearance

October 7, 2020

1:00-1:50 P.M.

Manfred Kayser, PhD
Professor of Forensic Molecular Biology, Head,
Department of Genetic Identification,
Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam


Shelley Tworoger

Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer Risk: A Story of Controversy

October 14, 2020

1:00-1:50 P.M.

Shelley Tworoger, PhD
Associate Center Director of Population Science,
                                    Moffitt Cancer Center                                                                                                                

Eric Tchetgen TchetgenMR GENIUS: A Principled Approach to Robust Mendelian Randomization Inference

October 21, 2020

1:00-1:50 P.M.

Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen, PhD
Luddy Family President’s Distinguished Professor
Professor of Statistics
Wharton University of Pennsylvania


Joshua GagneBias, Damned Bias, and Pharmacoepidemiology

October 28, 2020

1:00-1:50 P.M.

Joshua Gagne, PharmD, ScD
Associate Professor, Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School,
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

                                                                 Watch Recorded Seminar

George Davey-SmithThe Fundamental Assumptions of Mendelian Randomization

November 18, 2020

Seminar  1:00-1:50 P.M.
Post-Seminar Moderated Q&A for Students and Postdocs
2:00-2:30 P.M. (use same Zoom link as seminar)

George Davey Smith, FRS, FMedSci, MD, DSc
Professor of Clinical Epidemiology
University of Bristol

                                                                    Watch Recorded Seminar


Rory CollinsEvolve or Die:
The Urgent Need to Streamline RCTs

December 2, 2020

1:00-1:50 P.M.

Professor Sir Rory Collins, FRS, FMedSci
Head of Nuffield Department of Population Health and
BHF Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, University of Oxford,
and Principal Investigator and Chief Executive of UK Biobank

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Barbra DickermanWorks-in-Progress Seminar


Counterfactual Prediction

December 9, 2020

1:00-1:50 P.M.

Barbra Dickerman
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Epidemiology
Harvard Chan School