Department of Epidemiology Seminar Series

Date Name Affiliation Subject

Coming Soon

11/30/2017 Milton “Mickey” Eder, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota

Past Seminars

11/02/2017 Ding-Geng (Din) Chen, PhD, ASA Fellow Wallace H. Kuralt Distinguished Professor and Director of Statistical Development and Consultation, University of North Carolina School of Social Work From Study Design to Statistical Analysis: A Bayesian Perspective on Intervention Research
10/19/2017 Mia M. Gaudet, PhD Faculty Candidate, Strategic Director of Breast and Gynecologic Cancer Research, American Cancer Society Risk factors for breast cancer subtypes: a pooled analysis of nine cohort studies
10/05/2017 Gang Hu, MD, MPH, PhD, FAHA Associate Professor and Director, Chronic Disease Epidemiology Lab, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University Tianjin Gestational Diabetes Prevention Program
09/19/2017 Catherine W. Striley, PhD, MSW, ACSW, MPE Faculty Candidate, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Florida Increasing Recognition of Need and Decreasing Service Barriers through Community Engagement
09/07/2017 Derek A. T. Cummings, PhD Preeminence Professor, Department of Biology and Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida Challenges in the Use of Dengue Vaccines
08/22/2017 Omayma Alshaarawy, MBBS, PhD Faculty Candidate, Research Associate, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University Using Pre-clinical Biomarkers and Epidemiological Models to Assess the Effects of Cannabinoids on Disease
08/09/2017 Min-A Jhun, PhD Faculty Candidate, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Epigenome-wide Association Study (EWAS) of Circulating Lipid Levels
05/18/2017 Shanker Swaminathan, PhD Faculty Candidate, Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Pediatrics – Nutrition, USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine Genetic Analysis of Congenital Cardiovascular Left-sided Lesions and Severe Childhood Malnutrition
05/04/2017 Lloyd Michener, MD Professor and Chair, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke Health Improving Community Health through Community Engagement and Data – an Opportunity for Academic Health Centers
03/02/2017 Joanne Dorgan, PhD, MPH Professor and Director, Division of Cancer Epidemiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine Hormonal Determinants of Breast Cancer – An Epidemiologic Perspective
02/02/2017 Vicki Osborne
Sadaf Milani
Jacob Ball
Bin Yu
Epidemiology PhD Students PhD Student Presentations
01/12/2017 Barbara Howard, PhD Senior Scientist, MedStar Health Research Institute Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes – Lessons from Diverse Populations
12/01/2016 Philip M. Alberti, PhD Senior Director, Health Equity Research and Policy, Scientific Affairs, AAMC Health Equity Research and Policy: Building the Evidence Base for Solutions to Health and Health Care Gaps
11/03/2016 José A. Bauermeister, MPH, PhD Penn Presidential Associate Professor of Nursing, Department of Family and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania Space, place, and location: Spatial correlates of HIV risk among young men who have sex with men
09/08/2016 Siobhan Sutcliffe, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine Epidemiologic analyses of poorly – Characterized and – studied conditions: the example of urologic chronic pelvic pain syndromes
8/22/2016 Ting-Yuan (David) Cheng, PhD Faculty Candidate, Assistant Professor, Roswell Park, Cancer Center Institute, Buffalo, New York Body Size, mTOR Pathway, and Breast Cancer Subtypes in African American and European American Women
08/4/2016 Thomas Pearson, MD, MPH, PhD Executive Vice President for Research and Education, University of Florida Health Sciences Center Precision Public Health: Panacea or Contradiction in Terms?
07/14/2016 Hui Hu, PhD Faculty Candidate, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida All-Cause Mortality Associated with Early Drunkenness and Nonmedical Use of Opioid Pain Relievers: A 27-Year Follow-Up from the Epidemiologic Catchment Area Study
07/07/2016 Michael G. Perri, PhD Dean, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida Obesity in Rural America: Addressing the Challenges of Treatment, Dissemination and Implementation
05/19/2016 Pierangelo Veltri, PhD Associate Professor, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro On applying bioinformatics and health informatics techniques to analyze big data: experiences in south Italian regions
04/19/2016 Jinying Zhao, MD, PhD Faculty Candidate, Professor of Epidemiology, Tulane University An integrated multi-omics approach to identify novel biomarkers for human complex diseases
04/07/2016 Kasisomayajula Viswanath, PhD Chair, Health Communication Concentration, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Communication, Health & Poverty: Notes from the Field
03/28/2016 Pascal Jean-Pierre, PhD, MPH Faculty Candidate, Asst. Professor of Psychology, University of Notre Dame Cancer and Treatment-related Neurocognitive Dysfunction: Assessment and Treatment Challenges, Progress and Opportunities
03/24/2016 Kevin Bardosh, PhD Faculty Candidate, Postdoctoral Researcher, Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida Constructive Collaboration: Linking Epidemiology and Anthropology in the Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases
03/10/2016 Vincent Munster, PhD Chief, Virus Ecology Unit Laboratory of Virology, Rocky Mountain Laboratories The ecology of MERS-CoV and Ebolavirus: from host reservoir to disease
02/04/2016 Hongjie Liu, MS, PhD Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Maryland Multilevel analysis of egocentric network data
01/07/2016 Paula Frew, PhD Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine Threading the Needle: How HIV Care Inconsistency and Vaccine Hesitancy Informs Strategies to Improve Clinical Trial Recruitment among Vulnerable Populations
11/12/2015 George Howard, PhD Professor of Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham Seeking the causes of the racial (and geographic) differences in stroke mortality
10/01/2015 Gwendolyn Quinn, PhD Professor of Oncologic Sciences, University of South Florida The Role of Social Marketing in Cancer Behavioral Research
09/03/2015 Eric Caine, MD Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry Suicide prevention is a winnable battle…if…
07/09/2015 Diana E. Clarke, PhD, MSc Research Statistician, Epidemiologist of American Psychiatric Foundation and American Psychiatric Association Suicide Risk in DSM-5: Its Importance and Implications
5/20/2015 Sanjeev Jain, MD Professor of Psychiatry and Major Foreign Collaborator, Fogarty Indo-US Training Program, Department of Psychiatry, NIMH and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore, India Psychiatry in India: Past History and Present Status
05/07/2015 Lorelei Mucci, ScD, MPH Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Head, Cancer Epidemiology Track, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan, School of Public Health Unraveling the mysteries of Prostate Cancer’s Etiology
04/02/2015 Jane Mawell, PhD Research Professor, Addiction Research Institute, Achool of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin Barefoot Epidemiology
03/12/2015 Eva Schernhammer, MD, DrPH Associate Professor of Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Harvard School of Public Health
Sleep, Shift Work, Obesity, and Cancer Risk
02/05/2015 Thomas Pearson, MD, MPH, PhD Executive Vice President for Research and Education, Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine, University of Florida Community-Based Interventions to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease: Did it Make a difference?
01/08/2015 Kathleen Wolin, ScD, FACSM Principal and Co-Founder, Coeus Health, LLC and Scale Down, LLC Lifestyle Change in Cancer Survivors: An Implementation Focus
12/04/2014 James Blumenthal, PhD Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral sciences, Duke University Medical Center Depression as a Risk Factor for Patients with Coronary Heart Disease: Current Status and Treatment
11/13/2014 Celine Vachon,  PhD Professor of Epidemiology, Mayo Clinic- Rochester, MN The contributions of a polygenic risk score to breast cancer risk
10/02/2014 Bonita Stanton, MD Vice Dean of Research, School of Medicine, Wayne State University A Quarter Century of HIV Prevention Intervention Efforts Among Children and Adolescents Across the Globe
09/04/2014 Purnima Madhivanan, MD, MPH, PhD Associate Professor, Deaprtment of Epidemiology, Florida International University Role of Community in Prevention of Mother ot Child Transmission of HIV
08/19/2014 Travis Gerke, MA Havard School of Public Health Discovery and validation of a gene expression signature that improves prognostic specificity for non-lethal prostate cancer
08/04/2014 David Ndetei, MD, DPM, DSc, FRCPsych Professor of Psychiatry, University of Nairobi Providing Mental Health Services in Low Income Country: Challenges, Opportunities, and Innovation
07/14/2014 Thomas Pearson, MD, MPH, PhD Executive Vice President for Research and Education, Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine, University of Florida Implementation of Evidence-Based Guidelines: THe Last Stop in Research Translation
05/22/2014 Stephen Gilman, ScD Harvard School of Public Health, Havard University The Developmental Origins of Social Inequalities in Common Mental Disorders
05/12/2014 Sheena Bull, PhD, MPH Professor & Chair, Department of Community and Behavioral Health
Colorado School of Public Health
University of Colorado Denver
mHealth and HIV: Advances in the Field and Emerging Opportunities
04/14/2014 Jay Kaufman, PhD Canada Research Chair in Health Disparities, McGill University What We Have Learned So Far About Racial Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease from Genome-Wide Association Studies
03/26/2014 Graham A. Colditz, MD, DrPH, FAFPHM Neiss-Gain Professor, Department of Surgery; Chief, Divison of Public Health Sciences; Associate Director, Siteman Cancer Center; Deputy director, Institute for Public Health; Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Breast Cancer Prevention: Missed Opportunities and why we must act now
12/18/2013 Sarah McKune, PhD, MPH Post doctoral Fellow, Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Program, International Studies Center – the University of Florida Patterns of Malnutrition Among Agropastoralists in Eastern Niger
12/09/2013 Rumi Kato Price, PhD, MPE Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry – Washington University School of Medicine Invisible wounds: From Vietnam to Afghanistan
11/14/2013 Aubree Gordon, PhD, MPH Division of Epidemiology, University of California, Berkley Unveiling Influenza in the Tropics: Studies of the Epidemilogic Features and Transmissions
11/12/2013 Sunita Dodani, MBBS (MD), MS, PhD Associate professor, Division of Cardiology, UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville, FL & Department of Epidemiology, UF College of Public Health abd Health Proffessions & College of Medicine Coronary artery Disease (CAD) in South Asian Immigrants – Role of Dysfunctional HDL in Predicting CAD Risk
10/16/2013 Luisine Yaghjyan, MD, MPH, PhD Predoctoral Research Associate, Division of Publlic Health Sciences, Department of Surgery – Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine Mammographic Breast Density and the risk of Breast Cancer: A Quest for Answers
10/14/2013 Carl W. Lejuez, PhD Center for Addictions, Personality & Emotion Research – University of Maryland Behavioral assesment of Risk Taking Behavior
09/17/2013 Jacinda K. Dariotis, PhD, MAS, MA AssistantProfessor, Department of Population Family & Reproductive Health – The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Connecting Determinants, Outcomes, Trajectories (DOTs): Addressing the Disconnect between Youth Risk Intentions and Behaviors
09/13/2013 Krishna Vaddiparti, PhD, MSW, MPE Post Doctoral Research Associate, Department of epidemiology – The University of Florida Epidemiological research Without Boundaries: Cross cultural Experiences in HIV & Mental Health
08/27/2013 Ronald Shorr, MD, MS, FACP Director, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center – Malcom Randall VAMC Falls in Hospitals: One Step forward, Two Steps Back
08/20/2013 Xinguang (Jim) Chen, MD, PhD Wayne State University – Detroit Michigan New Analytical Trends in Modern epidemiology
07/17/2013 Volker Mai, PhD, MPH Assistant Professor, Department of Microbilogy and Cell Science – Emerging Pathogens Institute, the University of Florida Challenges in Linking gut Microbia Composition to Human Health
06/19/2013 Alan G. Nyitray, PhD Post-doctoral Fellow and Faculty, Behavioral Oncology Program – H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute The epidemiology of Anal Human Papillomavirus (HPV) among Men
04/10/2013 Typhanye P. Dyer, PhD, MPH Research Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics – University of Maryland Social and Behavioral HIV Risk among Black Men Who Have Had Sex with Men
03/28/2013 Sara E. Wagner, PhD, MSPH Assistant research Scientist, Dept of Epidemiology and Biostatistics – University of Georgia Integrating Biology, Geography and Epidemiology: A Cancer-Focused Research Agenda
01/28/2013 Norman Sartorius, MD, DPM, PhD, FRCPsych Former Director World Health Organization, Division of Mental Health; Former President, World Psychiatric Association Public health efforts to fight the stigma of mental disorders
01/23/2013 Deepthi Varma, PhD Population council, New Dheli, India Postpartum care of mother and newborn: Practices and challenges from India
01/10/2013 Claire E. Marerison-Zilko, PhD Center for Social Work Research, University of Texas at Austin Multilevel determinants of maternal, infant, and child health.
01/08/2013 Susan Carnell, PhD New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center, Columbia University Parents, genes and neuroimaging: a muktidisciplinary approach to studying childhood obesity risk
12/12/2012 Ali Jaffe, PhD Matrix Institute on Addictions – West Los Angeles Looking for help in all the right places: A targeted substance use provider system pilot
05/17/2012 Richard S. Hopkins, MD, MSPH Acting state Epidemiologist, Beureau of Epidemiology, florida Department of Health Public Health Surveillance: Challenges and Opportunities
03/08/2012 David L. Rosen, PhD, MD Postdoctoral Fellow, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Incarceration and Public Health
02/22/2012 Evelyn O. Talbott, Dr. PH Professor, Department of Epidemiology – University of Pittsburgh Study of Environmental Risk Factors for Childhood Autism
02/01/2012 Dr. Judith Charlton Associate Director, Behavioral Saftery Science – Monash University, Accident Research Centre, Victoria, Australia Ozcandrive: Cohort study for older drivers
02/01/2012 Dr. Jennifer Oxley Associate Director, Monash University, Accident Research Centre, Victoria, Australia Using Naturalistic Driving Methods to Understand Driving Patterns
08/15/2011 John D. Clemens, MD, PhD Evaluation of Vaccine Herd Protection in Clinical Trials

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