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Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Wednesday Seminars 2015-2016

12:15 pm-1:30 pm, W2030 (unless otherwise indicated)

Please note that presentation and audio files
will be accessible within5 business days
when authorized by the lecturers.

September 2, 2015

Center Presentations

Urban Health Institute – Bob Blum
Women's and Children's Health Policy Center – Cynthia Minkovitz
Home Visiting Research Network – Anne Duggan
Center for Adolescent Health – Beth Marshall & Phil Leaf

September 9, 2015

Center Presentations

Advance Family Planning – Beth Fredrick
PMA2020 – Hannah Olson
Hopkins Population Center – Lingxin Hao & Emily Agree

September 16, 2015

Center Presentations

Audio File
Center on the Early Life Origins of Disease – Xiaobin Wang
CAHMI – Christy Bethell
Gates Institute – Oying Rimon
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)- Susan Gross

September 23, 2015 – Amazing Advocates #1

These Politics are Personal: The Fight for Reproductive Health, Reproductive Rights, and Facts in the 21st Century
Chloe Cooney
Director, Global Advocacy
Planned Parenthood Federation of America

September 30, 2015 – Amazing Alumni #1

Audio File

My Collision with History: MCH and the New (old) Population Health

Donna Petersen, ScD, MHS, CPH
Senior Associate Vice President, USF Health
Dean, College of Publich Health
Professor of Global Health
University of South Florida

October 7, 2015 – WCHPC #1

Less of Us and More of We: A PFRH Panel Discussion on Collaboration

David Bishai, MD, PhD, MPH
Duff Gillespie, PhD
Beth Marshall, DrPH
Cynthia Minkovitz, MD, MPP

October 14, 2015 – Pop Center #1

Child Survival in 2015: Much Accomplished, but More to Do

Li Liu, PhD
Assistant Professor
Blomberg School of Publich Health

October 21, 2015 – Center for Fetal Origins

Early Origins of Childhood Asthma and Airflow Obstruction: When can observations be translated into interventions to improve health?

Diane Gold, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Professor of Environmental Health
Harvard School of Public Health

October 28, 2015 – Amazing Advocates #2

Evidence to Action: Improving Lives through Research

Julia Bunting, OBE
Population Council

November 4, 2015 – Amazing Alumni #2

Towards a New Vision and Set of Expectations for Health: Implications for the Future of Analysis and the Workforce.

Anita Chandra, DrPH
RAND Justice, Infrastructure and Enviroment
RAND Corporation

November 11, 2015 – Center for Adolescent Health

Adolescents as a Vulnerable Population Implications for Public Health Practice

Maria Trent, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

November 18, 2015 – WCHPC #2

Leading Change: Improving the Healthof America’s Mothers and Children

Michael C. Lu, MD, MS, MPH
Associate Administrator
Maternal and Child Health
Health Resources and Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

November 25, 2015 – Pop Center #2

Improving Demographic Data in Low-Income Countries: Initial Results and New Directions

Stephane Helleringer, PhD
Assistant Professor
Population, Family, and Reproductive Health

December 2, 2015 – New Departmental Research #1

What's New in PFRH Research? The Inside Story on Projects Newly Funded in 2015: Overview of New PFRH Funding

Panel Discussion

Saifuddin Ahmed, PhD, MBBS
Michele Decker, ScD, MPH
Cynthia Minkovitz, MD, MPP
Caroline Moreau, MD, PhD, MPH

December 9, 2015 – Amazing Alumni #3

The Science of Population Health

Christine Bachrach, PhD
Research Professor
Department of Sociology and Maryland Population Research Center
University of Maryland, College Park

January 20, 2016 – Departmental Seminar

Audio File

Gender and Health in South Asia: Differences across the Life-Cycle

Omrana Pasha, MBBS, MSPH
Senior Scientist
Population, Family, and Reproductive Health

January 27, 2016 – WCHPC #3

From Data to Action: Impact of Maryland Maternal Mortality Review and PRAMS on Women's Health

Diana Cheng, M.D.
Chief, Perinatal and Women's Health
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

February 3, 2016 – Amazing Advocates #3




February 10, 2016 – DSA #1

The Money Shot: Sex Work and Making a Scene 

Dale Cooper
Sex Worker

February 17, 2016 – Amazing Alums #4

Maternal mortality and severe morbidity in the United States 

Andreea Creanga, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of International Health
Associate Director, International Center for Maternal and Newborn Health

February 24, 2016 – Center for Fetal Origins

Pregnancy Loss – High prevalence, but why so few answers?

Germaine Buck Louis, Ph.D
Director and Senior Investigator, Division of Intramural Population Health Research
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development  (NICHD)

March 2, 2016 – Pop Center #3

Audio File

Urbanization, Migration, and Health in a Transition Economy: Insights from South Africa

Michael White, Ph.D
Professor, Department of Sociology
Brown University 

March 9, 2016 – Amazing Alums #5

Diverse Strategies to Address the Intersection of Women, Violence, and HIV in the United States: A Professional Journey

Vignetta Charles, PhD
Chief Science Officer


March 23, 2016 – Urban Health #2

Audio File

Gender-Transformational Programming and Measurement for HIV and IPV Reduction

Julie Pulerwitz, ScM, ScD
Director, Project SOAR
Director, Social and Operational Research HIV/AIDS
Population Council


March 30, 2016 – New Departmental Research #2

Audio File

Navigating the NRSA: Applying for NIH Funding & Why It Can be Worth the Effort    

Sarah Peitzmeier
PhD Candidate
Population, Family, and Reproductive Health

April 6, 2016 – DSA #2

Audio File

Efforts to Address Female Genital Cutting in the US: Politics, Evidence, and Programming

Nicole E. Warren, PhD, MPH, CNM
Assistant Professor
Department of Community Public Health
JHU School of Nursing

April 13, 2016 – Amazing Alum #6

Focus on the Data: Addressing Controversial Issues In Sexual and Reproductive Health

Chelsea B. Polis, PhD
Senior Research Scientist
Guttmacher Institute

April 20, 2016 – Masters Students Presentations


April 27, 2016 – Masters Students Presentations


May 4, 2016 – Masters Students Presentations


May 6, 2016 – Amazing Alum #7

Seminar Title: TBD

Lawrence B. Finer, PhD
Director of Domestic Research
Guttmacher Institute

May 11, 2016 – Masters Students Presentations


May 18, 2016 – Department Centennial Speaker