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2022

June 3, 2022

Algorithm-Based Medicine: Old Statistics Wine in New Machine Learning Bottles?

Maarten van Smeden, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University Medical Center Utrecht

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MARCH 3, 2022

Causal inference for complex data: Asking questions that matter, getting answers that help

Eleanor J Murray, ScD, MS, MPH, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Boston University

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January 27, 2022

Cardiometabolic Omics: Form and Function

Svati Shah, MD, MHS, Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean of Genomics and Director, Duke Precision Genomics Collaboratory

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2021

DECEMBER 2, 2021

“Limited interaction” approaches to HIV prevention: A focus on alcohol and substance using HIV-vulnerable population

Drew A. Westmoreland, MSPH, Ph.D., City University of New York School of Public Health and Health Policy

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November 18, 2021

Mobile Phone Based Antiretroviral Adherence Interventions: “Call Me, Maybe?”

Robert Gross, MD, MSCE, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

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October 21, 2021

The Intersection of Epidemiology and Biomedical Informatics; Is It Really Just Data Science?

Dr. John H. Holmes, Ph.D., FACE, FACMI, FIAHSI, Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics Institute for Biomedical Informatics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

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SEPTEMBER 2, 2021

Career Paths For An Epidemiology PhD: An Alumni Panel

Dr. Kai Wang, Research Associate, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Department of Epidemiology, Harvard University, Dr. Agana-Norman, Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Population Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Dr. Chukwuemeka Okafor, Assistant Professor, Public Health Department of Epidemiology, Baylor University, and Jake Ball, New field Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) Liaison, Boehringer Ingelheim

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JULY 2, 2021

Doctoral Students in Epidemiology

Sara Nutley, Inyoung Jun, and Akemi Wijayabahu, Ph.D. students, Department of Epidemiology, University of Florida

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MAY 6, 2021

HealthStreet: An Epidemiology Research Lab with and for the Community

Linda Cottler, Ph.D., MPH, FACE Dean’s Professor, Associate Dean for Research, Catherine L Striley, Ph.D., MSW, MPE Associate Professor, Ting-Yuan Cheng, PhD, Assistant Professor, and Deepthi Varma, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida

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APRIL 1, 2021

While things are changing: Mental health research in a world transformed by COVID-19

Ezra Susser, MD, DrPH,
Professor of Epidemiology and Psychiatry
Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University; New York State Psychiatric Institute

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MARCH 4, 2021

Applying the tools of chronic disease epidemiology to an infectious disease pandemic: why we need our entire toolbox to manage a crisis

Charles C. Miller, III, PhD, Professor, Associate Dean, Associate VP
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

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February 18, 2021

Studying Efficacy During An Epidemic: The Case of Convalescent Plasma

Nigel Paneth, MD, MPH, Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Pediatrics, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Michigan State University

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January 21, 2021

Impact and Cost of SARS-CoV-2 Contact Tracing in Utah and Montana

Cuc H. Tran Ph.D., MPH, Epidemiologist, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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2020

December 3, 2020

Estimating the influence of police harassment and incarceration on mental health, addictions, and STI/HIV transmission risk

Maria Khan, MPH, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Population Health; Director, Comparative Effectiveness and Implementation Training Program, New York University Grossman School of Medicine

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November 5, 2020

Impacts of the Diversity Innovation Paradox on Minority Populations in Academia

Alyssa Falise and Upuli Dissanayake, Ph.D. Students, Department of Epidemiology, University of Florida

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NOVEMBER 5, 2020

Turning Chutes into Ladders for Women Faculty: A Roadmap for Equity in Academia

Michelle Cardel, Ph.D., MS, RD, FTOS, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics; Director, Obesity Research Alliance; Associate Director, Center for Integrative Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases, University of Florida College of Medicine

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January 9, 2020

How do we learn what works? A two-step algorithm for causal inference from real world data

Miguel A. Hernan, MD, DrPH, Kolokotrones Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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2019

November 7, 2019

Using a System Science Approach to Understand How Dynamic Social Complexities Influence Adolescent and Young Adult Marijuana Use

Pamela Matson, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics; Director of Research, Adolescents Medicine Fellowship Program, John Hopkins University School of Medicine

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October 3, 2019

From Public Health Genomics to Precision Public Health: A 20-Year Journey

Muin Khoury, MD, Ph.D., Director, Office of Public Health Genomics Center for Disease Control and Prevention

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August 15, 2019

Addressing Causation Through Study Design in Perinatal Epidemiology: New Magic with Old Tricks

Eduardo Villamor, MD, DrPH, MPH, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health

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July 18, 2019

Ignorance is Not Bliss: The MotherToBaby Program Approach to Evaluating the Safety of Exposures in Pregnancy and Lactation

Christina Chambers, Ph.D., MPH, Co-Director, Center for Better Beginnings; Professor, 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

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June 6, 2019

Data Privacy in Large Biomedical Research Repositories

Bradley Malin, Ph.D. Professor and Vice Chair of Biomedical Informatics, Co-Director, Health Data Science Center, Vanderbilt University

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May 2, 2019

What’s in a Name? List of Names Reveal Differences in Academic Systems

Stefano Allesina, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolution and Computation, University of Chicago

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April 18, 2019

Genetic Code verses ZIP Code: The Complementarity of Precision Medicine and Precision Public Health

Thomas Pearson, MD, MPH, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Medicine, University of Florida
Hui Hu, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Florida

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March 21, 2019

Efforts to Reduce the Black Excess Stroke Risk… With a Trip Upstream to Racial Differences in Blood Pressure

George Howard, DrPH Professor, Department of Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham

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January 31, 2019

Liver Cancer Risk in a Vulnerable South Texas Population

Bradley Pollock, Ph.D.
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

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January 17, 2019

Drugs and the Human Envirome

James Anthony, MSc, Ph.D.
Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Director, NIDA Drug Dependence Epidemiology Training Program, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University

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2018

December 6, 2018

Genetic Modulation of Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes: Translational Opportunities

Alessandro Doria
Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health

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November 1, 2018

Translating Community Outreach and Engagement for Optimizing Research with Under-Represented Populations

Deborah Erwin, Ph.D.
Distinguished Member Director, Office of Cancer Health Disparities Research, Roswell Park Institute

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September 20, 2018

Exploring Gene-Environment Correlations and Interactions in Adolescent Substance Use

Cristina Bares, MS, MSW, MBA, Ph.D. Associate Professor, School of Social Work; University of Michigan

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August 2, 2018

Health Consequences of Firearm Violence in the US

Bindu Kalesan, Ph.D., MPH Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of Center for Clinical Translational Epidemiology and Comparative Effectiveness, Boston University School of Medicine

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May 23, 2018

Precision Prevention of Colorectal Cancer – from the Discovery of Genetic Risk Factors to Risk Stratified Screening

Riki (Ulrike) Peters, Ph.D. Candidate for the Director of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology, Member of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Research Professor, University of Washington

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May 23, 2018

PhD in Epidemiology Student Presentations

Denny Fe Garcia Agana, Verlin Joseph, Michael Swain, and Ayodeji Otufowora Ph.D. Students, Department of Epidemiology, University of Florida

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March 14, 2018

Co-localizing Alcoholism and Breast Cancer Genes in African Diaspora

Huaizhen Qin, Ph.D. Faculty Candidate; Assistant Professor Department of Global Biostatics and Data Science, Tulane University

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March 1, 2018

Estimating Breast Cancer Risk After a Benign Biopsy: Opportunities and Obstacles

Mark Sherman, MD Senior Associate Consultant II, Career Scientist, Professor of Epidemiology and Pathology

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February 22, 2018

Interpreting Epidemiologic Evidence: The Art of Using Research Wisely

David Savitz, Ph.D. Professor, Epidemiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brown University

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2017

SEPTEMBER 7, 2017

Suicide prevention is a winnable battle…if…

Derek A. T. Cummings, Ph.D. Preeminence Professor, Department of Biology and Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida

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Februaey 2, 2017

PhD in Epidemiology Student Presentations

Vicki Osborne, Sadaf Milani, Jacob Ball, and Bin Yu Ph.D. Students, Department of Epidemiology, University of Florida

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January 12, 2017

Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes – Lessons from Diverse Populations

Barbara Howard, Ph.D. Senior Scientist, MedStar Health Research Institute

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2016

December 1, 2016

Health Equity Research and Policy: Building the Evidence Base for Solutions to Health and Health Care Gaps

Philip M. Alberti, Ph.D. Senior Director, Health Equity Research and Policy, Scientific Affairs, AAMC

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November 3, 2016

Space, place, and location: Spatial correlates of HIV risk among young men who have sex with men

José A. Bauermeister, MPH, Ph.D. Penn Presidential Associate Professor of Nursing, Department of Family and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania

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September 8, 2016

Epidemiologic analyses of poorly-characterized and -studied conditions: the example of urologic chronic pelvic pain syndromes

Siobhan Sutcliffe, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

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August 4, 2016

Precision Public Health: Panacea or Contradiction in Terms?

Thomas Pearson, MD, MPH, Ph.D. Executive Vice President for Research and Education, University of Florida Health Sciences Center

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July 14, 2016

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

Hui Hu, Ph.D. Faculty Candidate; College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida

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July 7, 2016

Obesity in Rural America: Addressing the Challenges of Treatment, Dissemination and Implementation

Michael G. Perri, Ph.D. Dean, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida

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March 10, 2016

The ecology of MERS-CoV and Ebolavirus: from host reservoir to disease

Vincent Munster, Ph.D. Chief, Virus Ecology Unit Laboratory of Virology, Rocky Mountain Laboratories

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February 4, 2016

Multilevel analysis of egocentric network data

Hongjie Liu, MS, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Maryland

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January 7, 2016

Threading the Needle: How HIV Care Inconsistency and Vaccine Hesitancy Informs Strategies to Improve Clinical Trial Recruitment among Vulnerable Populations

Paula Frew, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine

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2015

November 12, 2015

Seeking the causes of the racial (and geographic) differences in stroke mortality

George Howard, Ph.D. Professor of Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham

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October 1, 2015

The Role of Social Marketing in Cancer Behavioral Research

Gwendolyn Quinn, Ph.D., Professor of Oncologic Sciences, University of South Florida

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September 3, 2015

Suicide prevention is a winnable battle…if…

Eric Caine, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry

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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Series

May 12, 2022

Moving The Needle on HIV Care for Women: The Role of Women Centered HIV Care

Mary Jo Trepka, MD, MSPH, Professor and Chair, Florida International University, and Diana Sheehan Delgado, MPH, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Florida International University

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February 3, 2022

Diversity in Academic Medicine: Why Are We Not There Yet?

James P. Guevara, MD, MPH, Professor of Epidemiology and Pediatrics, Division of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Lead Diversity Search Advisor, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

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August 5, 2021

My Journey to Discover Why Health Disparities Exist

Thomas LaVeist, Ph.D., Dean and Weatherhead Presidential Chair in Health Equity, Tulsane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulsane University

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June 3, 2021

Diversity, Equity, and Engagement: Lessons Learned on Inclusion In Biomedical Research

Joyce Balls-Berry, Ph.D., MPE, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Washington University

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