Skip Navigation

Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics


2019 Seminar Series

Current Issues in Epidemiologic Research

June 10 - June 26, 2019
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Room W5008
Bloomberg School of Public Health


Monday, June 10Celentano

Adventures in Epidemiology - You Don't Have to Choose Etiologic OR Applied Research

David Celentano, ScD
Charles Armstrong Chair, Department of Epidemiology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr. Celentano's research integrates behavioral science theory and research with epidemiology methods in the study of behavioral and social epidemiology.


Tuesday, June 11 - Room W5008AM

What is Going On in Public Health? A Year Review of the Contents of the AJPH.

Alfredo Morabia, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Dr.  Morabia serves as the Editor in Chief of the AJPH (former American Journal of Public Health), and lectures and teaches on the history of epidemiology internationally.


Wednesday, June 12Kuller

Meta-nonsense: Aspirin or no Aspirin? A Real Headache.

Lewis Kuller, MD, DrPH
Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health

Dr. Kuller is nationally recognized for his contributions in the study of cardiovascular disease and the use of non-invasive techniques such as ultrasound, to detect early heart disease in people without symptoms.


Thursday, June 13

Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing for Health: From Automating Evidence Synthesis to Making Clinical PredictionsBW

Byron Wallace, PhD
Assistant Professor, College of Computer and Information Science,  Northeastern University

Dr. Wallace's research  looks to developing machine learning and natural language processing methods that make synthesizing the vast biomedical evidence-base more efficient.


Friday, June 14

The Integrative Systems Practice for Implementation Research
(INSPIRE) Model: Application to Context-appropriate Design of
a Cervical Cancer Screening Program in the Peruvian
Amazon   Patti Gravitt

Patti Gravitt,  PhD, MS
Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Gravitt is a molecular epidemiologist whose research in human papillomavirus and cervical cancer spans the translational spectrum from natural history to implementation of global cervical cancer prevention strategies.


Monday, June 17 JGiles

Genetic and Environmental Determinants of Chronic Inflammatory Arthritis

Jon T. Giles, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons

Dr. Giles is an epidemiologist and clinical researcher in the Division of Rheumatology at Columbia University. His research has focused on understanding the determinants and impacts of extra-articular comorbidities of rheumatoid arthritis


Tuesday, June 18PD

From Polio to AFM: “Sooner or Later Everything Old is New Again

Priya Duggal, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr.  Duggal is the director of the genetic epidemiology program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research focus is to identify the underlying mechanisms of infectious disease by identifying host genetic variants that alter or influence our immune response


Wednesday, June 19

Epidemiology at the Heart of Population Health Science
to Inform a Public Health of Consequence SG

Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH
Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

Dr. Galea's research examines the social production of health of urban populations. He has published extensively about social epidemiology, health inequalities, and the health of vulnerable populations.


Thursday, June 20 NM

A Brief History of Racism in the Americas, and Its Implications for Public Health

Richard Cooper,  MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Public Health Sciences
Loyola University Stritch Medical School

Dr. Cooper is a cardiovascular epidemiologist with a long-term interest in hypertension and related conditions in populations of African origin. His work has demonstrated the determining role of changing environmental conditions on the evolution of cardiovascular risk status.


Friday, June 21LS

Screening and Diagnosis of Diabetes: The Importance of Epidemiology

Elizabeth Selvin, PhD
Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr. Selvin is an internationally recognized leader in the field of diabetes and cardiovascular epidemiology. Her work on the association of hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) with complications and its role in the diagnosis of diabetes has directly influenced clinical practice guidelines.


Monday, June 24

Public Health Significance of Hearing Loss: Implications for an Aging BrainJD

Jennifer Anne Deal, PhD
Assistant Scientist, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Trained in the epidemiology of aging, Dr. Deal studies how hearing impairment and vascular factors and markers influence cognitive function in order to inform strategies for the prevention of cognitive decline and dementia in older adults.


Tuesday, June 25

Blood Pressure as an Exposure and Outcome: Measurement MattersEdgar

 Edgar R. Miller, MD, PhD
Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular and Clinical Epidemiology

Dr. Miller is a clinical investigator conducting research in nutritional epidemiology, hypertension and kidney disease.


Wednesday, June 26

The Social Epidemiology of Sleep Healthchandra

Chandra Jackson, PhD, MS
Stadtman Investigator, Epidemiology Branch/Social and Environmental Determinants of Health Equity Group, NIEHS

Dr. Jackson studies pathways by which factors in the physical and social environments impact racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in sleep health and subsequent risk of chronic diseases related to cardiometabolic dysfunction