Seminars in Epidemiology

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 2020 Department Seminars

All seminars are open to the public

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

                                                      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


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

                                                                    Registration is closed for the seminar – A recording will be posted later


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

Register for Zoom Link

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

                                                                           Register for Zoom Link