Epidemiology Seminar Series

Date Name Affiliation Subject

Past Seminars

03/12/2020 Xinguang (Jim) Chen, MD, PhD, FACE Professor of Epidemiology, University of Florida Outbreak of the COVID-19 Epidemic: Second derivative modeling of the epidemic in the 1st three months in China
01/09/2020 Miguel A. Hernan, MD, DrPH Kolokotrones Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health How do we learn what works? A two-step algorithm for causal inference from real world data
11/07/2019 Pamela Matson, PhD, MPH Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics; Director of Research, Adolescents Medicine Fellowship Program, John Hopkins University School of Medicine Using a System Science Approach to Understand How Dynamic Social Complexities Influence Adolescent and Young Adult Marijuana Use
10/03/2019 Muin Khoury, MD, PhD Director, Office of Public Health Genomics Center for Disease Control and Prevention From Public Health Genomics to Precision Public Health: A 20-Year Journey
08/15/2019 Eduardo Villamor, MD, DrPH, MPH Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health Addressing Causation Through Study Design in Perinatal Epidemiology: New Magic with Old Tricks
07/18/2019 Christina Chambers, PhD, MPH Co-Director, Center for Better Beginnings;Professor for Division of Dysmorphology and Teratology,Department of Pediatrics;Divisions of Epidemiology and Global Health,Department of Family Medicine and Public Health and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences;University of California, San Diego Ignorance is Not Bliss: The MotherToBaby Program Approach to Evaluating the Safety of Exposures in Pregnancy and Lactation
06/06/2019 Bradley Malin, PhD Professor and Vice Chair of Biomedical Informatics, Co-Director, Health Data Science Center, Vanderbilt University Data Privacy in Large Biomedical Research Repositories.
05/02/2019 Stefano Allesina, PhD   Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolution and Computation, University of Chicago What’s in a Name? List of Names Reveal Differences in Academic Systems.
04/18/2019 Thomas Pearson, MD, MPH, PhD, Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Medicine, University of Florida

Hui Hu, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Florida

Genetic Code verses ZIP Code: The Complementarity of Precision Medicine and Precision Public Health.
03/21/2019 George Howard, DrPH Professor, Department of Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham Efforts to Reduce the Black Excess Stroke Risk… With a Trip Upstream to Racial Differences in Blood Pressure
01/31/2019 Bradley Pollock, PhD Professor and Chairman, Arline Miller Rolkin Chair in Public Health Sciences, Department of Public Health Sciences; Associate Dean of Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis Liver Cancer Risk in a Vulnerable South Texas Population
01/17/2019 James Anthony, MSc, PhD Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Director, NIDA Drug Dependence Epidemiology Training Program, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University Drugs and the Human Envirome
12/12/2018 Catalina Lopez-Quintero, MD, PhD Faculty Candidate; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Florida Drug use disparities in the US: the role of sociodemographic and neurocognitive factors
12/11/2018 Jerne Shapiro, MPH Faculty Candidate; Adjunct Instructor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Florida Applied Epidemiology Is ‘Epi in Action’
12/06/2018 Alessandro Doria Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health Genetic Modulation of Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes: Translational Opportunities
11/01/2018 Deborah Erwin, PhD Distinguished Member Director, Office of Cancer Health Disparities Research, Roswell Park Institute Translating Community Outreach and Engagement for Optimizing Research with Under-Represented Populations 
10/04/2018 Timothy Dye, PhD, FACE Professor and Associate Research Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; University of Rochester Medical Center Should unwanted pregnancy be considered a high-risk condition of pregnancy? Results from 900,000+ women from Upstate New York
09/20/2018 Cristina Bares, MS, MSW, MBA, PhD Associate Professor, School of Social Work; University of Michigan Exploring Gene-Environment Correlations and Interactions in Adolescent Substance Use
08/23/2018 Yan Wang, PhD Faculty Candidate; Research Assistant Scientist, Department of Epidemiology, University of Florida Real-time assessment of health behaviors and outcomes: Opportunities and challenges
08/02/2018 Bindu Kalesan, PhD, MPH Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of Center for Clinical Translational Epidemiology and Comparative Effectiveness, Boston University School of Medicine Health Consequences of Firearm Violence in the US
06/28/2018 Colin Walsh, MD, MA Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Medicine and Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University Applied Predictive Modeling to Enable Mental Health
05/23/2018 Riki (Ulrike) Peters, PhD Candidate for the Director of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology, Member of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Research Professor, University of Washington Precision Prevention of Colorectal Cancer-from the Discovery of Genetic Risk Factors to Risk Stratified Screening
05/03/2018 Denny Fe Garcia Agana
Verlin Joseph
Michael Swain
Ayodeji Otufowora
University of Florida, Department of Epidemiology PhD Students Epidemiology PhD Student Presentations
03/14/2018 Huaizhen Qin, PhD Faculty Candidate; Assistant Professor Department of Global Biostatics and Data Science, Tulane University Co-localizing Alcoholism and Breast Cancer Genes in African Diaspora
03/01/2018 Mark Sherman, MD Senior Associate Consultant II,Career Scientist, Professor of Epidemiology and Pathology Estimating Breast Cancer Risk After a Benign Biopsy: Opportunities and Obstacles
02/22/2018 David Savitz, PhD Professor, Epidemiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brown University  Interpreting Epidemiologic Evidence: The Art of Using Research Wisely
01/30/2017 Hui Hu, PhD Faculty Candidate; Research Assistant Scientist, Department of Epidemiology, University of Florida Examining Geographic and Temporal Variations of Racial Disparities in Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy
12/12/2017 Catalina Lopez-Quintero, MD, PhD Faculty Candidate; Postdoctoral Associate, Substance Use and HIV Neuropsychology Laboratory, Florida International University A global overview of cannabis use patterns and transitions across the use continuum
12/06/2017 Maha A. Elbadry, PhD Faculty Candidate; Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Environmental and Global Health and Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida Malaria elimination, a dream or reality: A focus on the Haiti example
11/29/2017 Milton “Mickey” Eder, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota Translational Science and Production of Community Benefit
11/28/2017 Robert A. Fieo, PhD Faculty Candidate; Assistant Professor, Department of Aging and Geriatric Research, Institute on Aging, University of Florida Alzheimer’s: Early risk assessment and the attenuation of cognitive decline
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
08/22/2016 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
08/04/2016 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; Assistant 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
05/20/2015 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 Maxwell, PhD Research Professor, Addiction Research Institute, School 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 and 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 and Department of Epidemiology, UF College of Public Health and Health Professions and 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 and Emotion Research, University of Maryland Behavioral assesment of Risk Taking Behavior
09/17/2013 Jacinda K. Dariotis, PhD, MAS, MA Assistant Professor, Department of Population Family and 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 Microbiology 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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