Tenure Track Research Presentations
The Office of Faculty Affairs organizes a series of seminars by our tenure-track faculty members. These seminars will allow our tenure-track faculty members to showcase their research to our Harvard Chan community. Please see below for previous presentations by our faculty. We will periodically advertise these events and hope you will be able to join us in the future.
BUILT, NATURAL, AND SOCIAL ENVIRONMENTS ACROSS THE LIFECOURSE: TOWARDS AN INTEGRATED MODEL OF REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
Carmen Messerlian, PhD | Assistant Professor of Environmental Reproductive, Perinatal, and Pediatric Epidemiology
Dr. Messerlian is a passionate and curious scientist working on real life reproductive health solutions. She is an Assistant Professor of Reproductive Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH). Her research examines the extent to which the natural, built, and social environments affect a couple’s ability to achieve conception, maintain pregnancy, and deliver healthy offspring. She investigates how paternal and maternal preconception exposures including large classes of chemicals and their mixtures, air pollutants, and stress impact ovarian reserve, semen quality, time to pregnancy, pregnancy loss, preterm birth, birth weight, placental parameters, and child development outcomes. She specializes in reproductive, perinatal, and pediatric epidemiology, infertility, assisted reproduction, and causal methods with perinatal application. She applies cutting-edge epidemiologic methods to generate evidence-based knowledge of the effects of environmental exposures on fertility, pregnancy, and child health outcomes. Dr. Messerlian holds a BS in nursing and a PhD in epidemiology from McGill University, and an MS in public health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She trained as a postdoctoral fellow and research scientist at HSPH for 5 years before joining the faculty where she has appointments in the Departments of Epidemiology and Environmental Health at HSPH and in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
BRINGING A GLOBAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVE TO INTERVENTIONS TO IMPROVE MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH OUTCOMES IN THE UNITED STATES
Margaret McConnell, PhD | Associate Professor of Global Health Economics
Dr. Margaret McConnell is an Associate Professor of Global Health Economics. Her research applies tools from economics to answer questions about how to improve health outcomes for marginalized populations, with a particular focus on behavioral economic theory, experimental methods and impact evaluation strategies. She has been principal investigator or co-principal investigator on more than five randomized control trials within both low-income populations in the U.S. and within low income countries. Her research has consistently focused on deepening our understanding of the choices and preferences of women during the critical periods of pregnancy, postpartum and early childhood in order to better tailor interventions to these specific contexts and constraints. She enjoys broad collaboration with social scientists, physicians and health services researchers.