Chronic Disease Seminar: 2020-2021

Scoping the Future: A Research Agenda for Public Health 

September 24, 2020

James W. Curran, MD, MPH 
Dean, Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University 

Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH 
Dean and DeLamar Professor of Public Health 
Senior Vice President, Columbia University Medical Center 
Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine 
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health 


Priorities in COVID-19 Vaccination  

October 29, 2020

Bruce Gellin, MD, MPH 
President, Global Immunization
Sabin Vaccine Institute 

Ronald Bayer, PhD 
Professor, Sociomedical Sciences
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health 


Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Human Activity, Ecosystem Ablation and the Future of Health 

November 19, 2020

Alexander Pfaff, PhD 
Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy
Duke University

Gary Miller, PhD 
Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Vice Dean, Research Strategy and Innovation
Columbia Mailman School of Public Health


A Blood Test for Cancer: A New Dimension in Case Finding

January 28, 2021

Nickolas Papadopoulos, PhD
Professor, Oncology and Pathology
Director of Translational Genetics Ludwig Center for Cancer Genetics & Therapeutic
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Johns Hopkins Institutions 

Mary Beth Terry, PhD
Department of Epidemiology
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health


Diseases of Despair: Psychosocial Pathways and Disease Patterns 

February 25, 2021

Lauren Gaydosh, PhD
Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology
University of Texas at Austin

Myrna M. Weissman, PhD
Diane Goldman Kemper Family Professor of Epidemiology and Psychiatry
Mailman School of Public Health


ZZZs and Disease: Sleep Pathologies and Health  

March 25, 2021

Allan I. Pack, MBChB, PhD, FRCP
John Miclot Professor in the Division of Sleep Medicine/Department of Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Dustin T. Duncan, ScD
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health


Vaccine Safety: Urgency vs Prudence  

April 13, 2021

David M. Knipe, PhD
Higgins Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Department of Microbiology, Blavatnik Institute
Head, Graduate Program in Virology, Division of Medical Sciences
Harvard Medical School

Danielle Laraque-Arena, MD, FAAP 
Adjunct Professor Epidemiology
Columbia Mailman School of Public Health 
Senior Scholar- in-Residence, The New York Academy of Medicine
Associate Director, Injury Free Coalition for Kids
President and Professor Emerita, SUNY Upstate Medical University