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UW Epidemiology Department Seminar Series (Epi 583)

Past Seminars
Winter Quarter 2014
January 7

Twin Researach: Past, Present and Future
Jack Goldberg, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology

February 4

Smoking, genes and outcomes
Jaakko Kaprio, MD, PhD, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology, University of Helsinki

March 4
Bryant Thomas Karras, MD ,Chief PH Informatics Officer (Meaningful Use Coordinator), State of Washington, Department of Health
March 17 -- Special Seminar
Epidemiologic theory, embodied history, & health inequities: critical challenges
Nancy Krieger, Professor of Social Epidemiology, in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health and Director of the HSPH Interdisciplinary Concentration on Women, Gender, and Health
Autumn Quarter 2013

October 1
Megan Moreno, MD, MPH
Depression references on social media: New public health opportunitiesdiatrics

November 5
Epi Expoow

December 3
Noel Weiss, MD, DrPH, Professor of Epidemiology
The withholding of test results as a means of assessing the effectiveness of treatment in test-positive persons

Spring Quarter 2013
April 2
Renee Heffron, MPH, PhD
Hormonal Contraception and HIV Risk

May 7
Lisa A. Jackson, MD, MPH
Epidemiologic Approaches to Estimate Influenza Vaccine Benefit in Seniors"

June 4
Eric J.Chow, MD, MPH
Title: Cardiovascular disease after cancer: Learning from the past and predicting the future"
Winter Quarter 2013
February 5
Allen Wilcox, MD
Epidemiology as a basic science: A survey of work from the NIEHS Early Pregnancy Study
March 5
Daniel A. Enquobahrie, PhD, MPH, MD
Maternal Vitamin D and Perinatal Outcomes
Autumn Quarter 2012
October 2
Dedra S. Buchwald, MD
Research, Training, and Community Engagement in Native Communities

October 23

Ka`imi Sinclair, PhD
Community-based approaches to reducing cardiometabolic disparities

November 6

Epi Expo
Engagement in Native Communities

December 4
Andrea Z. LaCroix, PhD, MPH
Improving the Health of Aging Women: The Women's Health Initiative as a Population-based Laboratory for Epidemiologic Research

Spring Quarter 2012

April 3, 2012
Gary M. Goldbaum, MD, MPH
Hunct Associate Professor, Health Services
Application of Epidemiologic Principles and Skills on a Daily Basis in the County Health Department"

May 1, 2012
Alyson Littman, MPH, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Electronic medical records and epidemiologic research: You can't always get what you want. But if you try---you might just get what you need!”

June 5, 2012
Michael Von Korff, Sc.D.
Senior Investigator at the Group Health Research Institute, Group Health Cooperative
Long-term Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain: Risks and Risk Mitigation

Winter Quarter 2012

January 10 & 11
Dr. Sharon Schwartz

Professor of Clinical Epidemiology
Columbia, Mailman School of Public Health
Causal Inference: Implications of Rubin’s Causal Model and Other Counterfactual Approaches

February 7
Scott Emerson, MD, PhD

fessor of Biostatistics
Statistical Implications in Taking an Organized Approach to Scientific Researc

March 6
Susie Cassels, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Epidemioogy and Global Health
Human mobility and HIV infection: What can we learn from network epidemiology?

Autumn Quarter 2011

October 4
The Cardiovascular Health Research Unit: 20 Years of CVD Research
Susan Heckbert, MD, PhD, MPH, Professor
Department of Epidemiology

Nicholas Smith, PhD, MPH, Professor
Department of Epidemiolog

November 8
Epi Expo
Meet with Epidemiology Department faculty members to discuss research in their fields of study and more ... (Flier)

December 6
Strengthening the prevention and care of injuries globally
Charles Mock, MD, MPH, PhD, FACS
Professor of Surgery, Epidemiology and Global Health

Spring Quarter 2011

March 29
Ali Mokdad, PhD

Professor, Global Health
Adjunct Professor. Epidemiology

Monitoring Disparities in Chronic Conditions: The MDCC Study

April 5
Frederick P. Rivara, MD, MPH

Professor, Pediatrics
Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
Tips on writing scientific papers for publication
May 17
Dr. Paul E. M. Fine
Professor, Departmetn of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Herd immunity:  big ideas evolve….
Winter Quarter 2011

February 1
ott Davis, PhD
Professor and Chair, Dept. of Epidemiology, School of Public Health
Circadian Disruption, Night Shift Work and the Risk of Cancer: A Review of The Evidence And The Progression of Studies In Seattle.
Does Shift Work Really Increase Risk?
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Autumn Quarter 2010

Susan J. Astley, PhD
Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology
Adjunct Professor, Pediatrics

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): From Discovery to Prevention in WA State. A Model of Translational Research.

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November 2

Brian Saelens, PhD , is a health psychologist at Seattle’s Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Adjunct Associate, Health Services

Isaac Rhew, PhD
Research Scientist, Social Development Research Group

Does your neighborhood physical environment matter for your health?  Recent findings, methodologic challenges, and future directions

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November 9 2010 Epi Expo

Each fall, the Epidemiology Department Seminar Committee sponsors the Epi Expo, a forum for faculty and students to meet and talk. Our 2010 Epi Expo will be held on Tuesday, November 9th from 3:30-5:00p, in the Health Sciences Center.

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December 7  

Ulrike (Riki) Peters, PhD
Research Associate Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology
Associate Member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

Studying Genetic and Environmental risk factors for colorectal cancer- how to navigate the world of consortia?

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Spring Quarter 2010
April 6

Ali Mokdad, PhD
Professor, Global Health
Adjunct Professor.

Dr. Ali Mokdad leads the survey and surveillance activities at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME).

The Role of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System in Disease Control and Prevention

The seminar will be held in the new Genome Sciences Building: GENOM S060 (More details....)

May 4

Jared Baeten, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Global Health and Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology

His research focuses on epidemiologic and biologic risk factors for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, and clinical trials for prevention of HIV transmission.

Multi-center efficacy trial of antiretroviral prophylaxis among HIV discordant couples in east Africa.  

The seminar will be held in the new Genome Sciences Building: GENOM S060. (More
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June 8

Philip Eckhoff, Ph.D
Research Scientist at Intellectual Ventures

Computer-Based Modeling in Support of Global Eradication of Infectious Diseases

Winter Quarter 2010
February 2 & 3

Malcolm Maclure, ScD
Distinguished Visiting Epidemiologist

British Columbia Chair in Patient Safety and Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC;
Director of Research and Evidence Development, Pharmaceutical Services Division, BC Ministry of Health Services, Victoria BC; and Past-President of the Society for Epidemiologic Research.

Seminar: Causation of Bias: The Episcope
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March 2 “Practical issues in the conduct of epidemiologic research in Africa".

Jessica Fleming, PhD, MSc
Immunization Specialist, PATH, University of Washington
Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology

Kenny Sherr, PhD, Assistant Professor, UW Department of Global Health

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