2019 Seminar Series
Current Issues in Epidemiologic Research
June 10 - June 26, 2019
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Monday, June 10
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 W5008
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 12
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 Predictions
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, 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
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 18
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
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
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 21
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 Brain
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 Matters
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 Health
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