Epidemiology Grand Rounds and Special Seminars

The Columbia University Epidemiology Grand Rounds (CUEGR) and Special Seminar series hosts global leaders in epidemiology who share their ground-breaking work with the Department’s faculty, students, and the Columbia community at-large. These lectures present a broad range of topics, fostering academic exchange around key issues in epidemiology. The series has forged important links between the Department and leading figures and programs in public health and epidemiology throughout the world. Lectures are followed by discussion and interaction between speakers and audience in order to forge new dialogue and ideas for science and policy. Speakers are invited to spend the day at Columbia with ample time to engage faculty and students prior to the lecture.

2023 Events

Date Speaker Topic
May 15 Rubeshan Perumal, MBChB, MPH, MMed, MPhil, FCP (SA), Cert Pulmonology (SA), PhD The Long Walk to TB Control in Sub-Saharan Africa
May 4 Trish Starks, PhD CUEGR: Cigarettes and Soviets: Communism, Capitalism, and the Tobacco Uptake
May 2 Justin Knox, PhD Understanding and Addressing HIV and Substance Use
April 28 Kim Rhoads, MD, MS, MPH Health Equity Requires Action
April 24 Michael J. Bauer, MS Law Enforcement-Involved Injuries and Fatal Encounters (LEIFE)
April 21 Salvatore Vacarella, PhD Socioeconomic Inequalities in Cancer Between and Within Countries
April 19 Hari Sagiraju, MD, MPH, PhD Two-Way Translational Cancer Research to Combat Cancer
April 18 Sarah Cobey, PhD Effective Vaccination Against Influenza
April 12 Nicole Schupf, PhD Epidemiology of Alzheimer's Disease in Down Syndrome: A Model High Risk Population
April 3 Dr. Lilith Whittles Real Time Modeling of COVID-19 in the UK: Insights from a Pandemic at the Interface of Science and Policy
March 31 Michael Goran, PhD Effects of Dietary Sugars on Metabolic, Gut and Brain Developmental Outcomes: The Good the Bad and the Ugly
March 28 Teresa Janevic, PhD, MPH Social and Structural Determinants of Postpartum Cardiometabolic Health
March 27 Fabienne Laraque, MD, MPH Public Health Approaches in Homeless Services: A Case Study in Overdose Prevention
March 7 Tongtan (Bert) Chantarat, PhD, MPH Measuring Structural Racism to Advance Research and Policies
March 3 Henry Greenberg, MD Global Clinical Disease, An Economic Threat
Feb 27 David Siscovick, MD, MPH Health Data for New York City, A Potential Model for Injury Science and Prevention in NYC
Feb 16 Magdalena Janecka Investigating the Environmental Etiology of ASD
Feb 8 Elaine Wirrell, MD; Nathalie Jette, MSc, MD, FRCPC Neuroepidemiology in Action - How our Epidemiological Findings Change Clinical Practice
Feb 1 Asa E. Radix, MD, PhD, MPH, FACP Transgender Health in the 21st Century: Epidemiologic Theory and Methods
Jan 27 Lisa Hark, PhD, MBA Manhattan Vision Screening and Follow-up Study (NYC-SIGHT)
Jan 23 Ahmed Shelbaya, MD, MSc, MPH Unintentional Injuries, Confronting the Burden (The Care of Road Traffic Injuries)
Jan 19 Suzue Saito, PhD HIV Recent Infection Surveillance and Role in Epidemic Control


  • May 15: Rubeshan Perumal, PhD, The Long Walk to TB Control in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • May 4: CUEGR: Trish Starks, PhD, Cigarettes and Soviets: Communism, Capitalism, and the Tobacco Uptake
  • May 2: Justin Knox, PhD, Understanding and Addressing HIV and Substance Use
  • April 28: Kim Rhoads, MD, MS, MPH, Health Equity Requires Action
  • April 24: Michael J. Bauer, MS, Law Enforcement-Involved Injuries and Fatal Encounters (LEIFE)
  • April 21: Salvatore Vacarella, PhD, Socioeconomic Inequalities in Cancer Between and Within Countries
  • April 19: Hari Sagiraju, MD, MPH, PhD, Two-Way Translational Cancer Research to Combat Cancer
  • April 18: Sarah Cobey, PhD, Effective Vaccination Against Influenza
  • April 12: Nicole Schupf, PhD, Epidemiology of Alzheimer's Disease in Down Syndrome: A Model High Risk Population
  • April 3: Dr. Lilith Whittles, Real Time Modeling of COVID-19 in the UK: Insights from a Pandemic at the Interface of Science and Policy
  • March 31: Michael Goran, PhD, Effects of Dietary Sugars on Metabolic, Gut and Brain Developmental Outcomes: The Good the Bad and the Ugly
  • March 28: Teresa Janevic, PhD, MPH, Social and Structural Determinants of Postpartum Cardiometabolic Health
  • March 27: Fabienne Laraque, MD, MPH, Public Health Approaches in Homeless Services: A Case Study in Overdose Prevention
  • March 7: Tongtan (Bert) Chantarat, PhD, MPH, Measuring Structural Racism to Advance Research and Policies
  • March 3: Henry Greenberg, MD, Global Clinical Disease, An Economic Threat
  • February 27: David Siscovick, MD, MPH, Health Data for New York City, A Potential Model for Injury Science and Prevention in NYC
  • February 16: Magdalena Janecka, PhD, Investigating the Environmental Etiology of ASD
  • February 8: Elaine Wirrell, MD; Nathalie Jette, MSc, MD, FRCPC, Neuroepidemiology in Action - How our Epidemiological Findings Change Clinical Practice
  • February 1: Asa E. Radix, MD, PhD, MPH, FACP, Transgender Health in the 21st Century: Epidemiologic Theory and Methods
  • January 27, Lisa Hark, PhD, MBA: Manhattan Vision Screening and Follow-up Study (NYC-SIGHT)
  • January 23, Ahmed Shelbaya, MD, MSc, MPH: Unintentional Injuries, Confronting the Burden (The Care of Road Traffic Injuries)
  • Jan 19, Suzue Saito, PhD: HIV Recent Infection Surveillance and Role in Epidemic Control


  • Dec 14, Vivian Santiago, PhD, MPH, Ouch! Towards Understanding Mechanisms of Chronic Pain
  • Dec 5, Catherine Stayton, DrPH, MPH: Public Health Perspectives on Firearm-Related Injury Surveillance: Examples from New York City
  • Nov 14, Jeff Duncan-Andrade, PhD: Equity or Equality: Toward a Model of Community-Responsive Education
  • Oct 27, CUEGR: Steven Thrasher, PhD: The Role of a Viral Underclass in Public Health: A Case Study
  • Oct 17, Becky Naumann, PhD, MSPH: Integrating Systems Thinking Tools into Road Safety Research and Practice
  • Oct 11, David Rasmussen, PhD: Learning What Shapes Pathogen Fitness from Phylogenies
  • Sept 27, Forrest Crawford, PhD: COVID-19 Transmission Models in the Real World: Models, Data, and Policy
  • Sept 23, Mary Beth Terry, PhD: COMMUNITY Center: A Multi-Institutional Approach to Addressing Health Disparities in Chronic Diseases
  • Sept 19, Lisa Geller, MPH: The Role of Domestic Violence in Fatal Mass Shootings
  • Sept 9, Liat Lerner-Geva: Assisted Reproductive Technologies - Epidemiological and Public Health Issues 
  • May 26, Sara Mostafavi, PhD: Machine Learning for Understanding Gene Expression Basis of Alzhimer's Disease
  • May 20, Biana Roykh, DDS, MPH: Mobile Health Center Units: Integrated Approaches to Community Care
  • May 13, Dan Belsky, PhD: Quantification of Biological Aging: Opportunities in Neuroepidemiology
  • April 29, Monik Jimenez, SM, ScD: Using Data to Dismantle Injustice: Bridging the Gap between Epidemiology and Advocacy
  • April 25, Madelyn S. Gould, PhD, MPH: Building 988: An Opportunity to Build Inclusive Crisis Care Structures – Effectiveness of the Lifeline
  • April 22, CUEGR: Visionary Woman in Science: Remembering and Celebrating the Life of Zena A. Stein
  • April 8, Aline Thomas, PhD: Nutrition, Brain Health, and Structure with Aging
  • March 24, Alexis Elbaz, MD, PhD: Strengthening Causal Inference in Parkinson's Disease Research: Triangulation of Evidence
  • March 21, Ricky N. Bluthenthal, PhD: The Contribution of Structural Violence to Injuries Among People Who Inject Drugs
  • March 18, Wan Yang, PhD: Modeling the COVID-19 Pandemic in New York City
  • March 11, Laura Xicota: Down Symdrome: A Key to Understanding Alzheimer's Disease Risk Variation
  • February 14, Dionne D. Williams, MPS: Introduction to WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System)
  • January 24, Megan S. Ryerson, PhD: Safe by Design: Estimating Proactive Urban Transportation Safety Methods based on Traveler Biometrics
  • January 11, Hoda S. Abdel Magid, MHS, PhD: Leveraging Spatial Data and Epidemiology to Reduce Health Disparities



  • December 11, Sarah E. Tom, PhD, MPH:  Socioeconomic Disadvantage, Cardiovascular Disease, Air Pollution and COVID-19 Burden Among Black and Hispanic Mothers
  • December 7, Zinzi Bailey, ScD, MSPH:  The Role of Structural Violence in a Public Health Approach to Violence and Injury Prevention
  • December 4, Adana Llanos, PhD, MPH: Adipokine and Adipokine Receptor Expression in the Breast Tumor Microenvironment: Associations with More Aggressive Clinicopathology
  • November 16, Shani Buggs, PhD, MPH: Understanding and Preventing Community Violence
  • November 11, Prabhat Jha, MD OC: CUEGR: Science (not only love) in a time of cholera: Reliable quantification of causes of death worldwide
  • October 29, Walter A. Rocca, MD, MPH: Sex, Gender, and the Brain
  • October 22, CUEGR: Susan Reverby, PhD; Donna Murch, PhD: CUEGR: Alan Berkman Memorial Lecture The Legacy of Columbia Epidemiologist Alan Berkman (1945-2009): from Political Revolutionary to Global Health Hero
  • October 19, Justin Michael Feldman, ScD: Public Health Monitoring and Accountability for Police Violence
  • September 21, Trina K. Kumodzi, PhD, RN, CCRN: Direct Violence in St. Kitts and Nevis as a Case Study of Structural Violence
  • May 28, Olajide Williams, MD, MS: Randomized Behavioral Interventions Across the Continuum of Stroke Disparities
  • May 6, Silvia Martins, PhD: Recreational Marijuana Legalization in the USA: Association with Marijuana Use, Frequent Marijuana Use and Cannabis Use Disorder by Age , Gender and Race/Ethnicity
  • May 4, Jonathan H. Epstein, DVM, MPH, PhD: Understanding the Ecology of Emerging Zoonoses
  • May 4, David Humphreys: Evaluating the Impact of "Stand Your Ground" Self Defense Laws
  • April 27, Christopher Morrison, PhD: Ridesharing and Motor Vehicle Crashes
  • March 26, Brian A. Fallon, MD, MPH: Neuropsychiatric Lyme Disease: Challenges, Controversies, and Opportunities
  • March 23, Dustin Duncan, ScD: Black, Gay and Bisexual Men and HIV Disparities: The N2 Cohort Study
  • March 6, Joanne Dorgan, PhD, MPH: Early Life Exposures and Breast Cancer Risk: Findings from the Dietary Intervention Study in Children
  • February 27, Nur Zeinomar, PhD, MPH: Integrating Absolute Risk Prediction into Studies of Modifiable Risk Factors for Breast Cancer Risk 
  • February 26, Peter Daszak, PhD: Using Disease Ecology to Predict and Prevent Pandemics Like the New Wuhan Coronavirus
  • February 24, Anne-Catrin Uhlemann, PD, PhD: Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria and the Gut Microbiome
  • February 24, Noa Krawczyk, PhD: Linking Criminal Justice and Healthcare Data to Address the Opioid Crisis
  • January 30, Jan Claasen, MD: Impairment and Recovery of Consciousness
  • January 27, Ashley Brooks-Russell, PhD, MPH: Cannabis Impaired Driving: The Importance of Tolerance and Challenges of Roadside Testing


  • December 11, Dana Goin, PhD: Epidemiological throughline: Addressing methodological challenges in studying firearm violence, pregnancy complications, and birth outcomes
  • December 4, Josef Coresh MD, PHD: CUEGR: Optimal Health and Vascular Disease Prevention: Beware of "Normal" Aging
  • November 20, Andrew Rundle, DrPh: Searching for the Causes of Obesity: A Journey to DOHaD
  • November 6, Stephen J. Chanock, MD: CUEGR: Geoffrey Howe Memorial Lecture Radiogenomic Studies in follow-up of the Chernobyl Accident
  • October 30, Caroline A. Thompson, PhD, MPH: Disentangling Cancer Healthcare Disparities: Real World Data and Casual Inference Methodology
  • October 23, Pam Factor-Litvak, PhD: One Health and the Brain: Preliminary Work in the Slum Areas of Jaipur and Jakarta
  • October 7, Yueqin Huang, MD, PhD: Epidemiology of Psychiatric Disorders in China: Findings from the National Mental Health Survey
  • October 2, Nour Makarem, PhD, MS: The Role of Sleep and Meal Timing in Cardiovascular Risk:  Is Body Clock Medicine the New Prevention Approach?
  • September 18, Jessica Justman, MD: Department Seminar: HIV Population Surveys: Bringing Precision to the Global Response
  • April 17, George Davey Smith: CUEGR: Alan Berkman Memorial Lecture: Post- "Modern Epidemiology": when methods meet matter
  • April 16, James Noble, MD, MS, CPH, FAAN: Sports-related concussions
  • April 15, Samuel Jenness, PhD: Network-Based Transmission Models to Identify Novel Strategies for HIV and STI Prevention
  • April 15, Surinder Jaswal, PhD: Climate Change and Migrant Workers in India: From Vulnerability to Adaptation
  • April 11, Jeremy Kane, PhD, MPH: Applications of psychiatric epidemiology for measuring and treating substance use problems in low- and middle-income countries
  • April 11, Michael B. Cook, PhD: Answering critical questions of esophageal adenocarcinoma and prostate cancer
  • March 28, Sander Markx, MD: CNTNAP2-Associated Autism: From Animal Model to hiPSC-Derived Neuronal Model to Clinical Trial
  • March 28, Jaime Slaughter-Acey, PhD, MPH: Beyond race: The salience of skin tone and black women's birth outcomes
  • March 26, Melissa Tracy, PhD, MPH: Application of complex systems approaches to injury
  • March 15, Shehnaz K. Hussain, PhD, ScM: Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Mechanisms of pathogenesis & opportunities for prevention
  • March 11, Lisa Saiman, MD, MPH: Impact and Control of Heathcare-associated Infections caused by Multidrug-resistant Organisms
  • March 4, Jessica Petrick, PHD, MPH: Obesity and cancer: Etiology, mechanisms, and future directions
  • February 28, T. Peter Kingham, MD, FACS; Improving outcomes for cancer patients in Nigeria: A global oncology program
  • February 27, Michael Harhay, PhD: Measuring and modeling treatment effects in trials for critically ill patients
  • February 25, Simon Anthony, D.Phil: Viral Discovery as a Tool in Pandemic Preparedness
  • February 20, Megan Murray, MD, MPH, DPH: CUEGR: Who gets TB infection and disease in Lima, Peru
  • February 19, Stanley Lemeshow, PhD, MSPH: Assessing the calibration of the logistic regression model with a binary outcome variable: Problems and potential solutions with big data
  • January 31, Martin Picard, PhD: Mitochondrial mechanisms for the biological embedding of psychosocial experiences
  • January 30, James Kirkbride, PhD: On being out of place: Towards an integrated understanding of the social epidemiology of psychotic disorders
  • January 29, Kathleen Bachynski, PhD, MPH: Time Out: NFL conflicts of interest with public health efforts to prevent traumatic brain injury
  • January 24, Karen Bandeen-Roche, PhD, Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH: Toward a Biology of Resilience and Health, A Public Health Paradigm


  • December 10, Denise Paone, PhD: Measuring the Opioid Epidemic: Surveillance to Inform and Evaluate a Public Health Approach
  • November 28, Miguel Hernán, MD, MPH, ScM, DrPH: CUEGR: Estimating per-protocol effects: Randomized trials analyzed like observational studies
  • November 19, Kitty H. Gelberg, PhD, MPH: Applied Public Health - Tackling Diseases of Despair
  • November 15, Heather Ochs-Balcom, PhD: Familial breast cancer studies in the post-GWAS era
  • November 7, Mark Schiffman, MD, MPH: CUEGR: Geoffrey Howe Memorial Lecture: Beyond the Pap test: Precise and simple cervical cancer screening and management guidelines
  • October 25, Cathryn Bock, PhD: Prostate Cancer Disparities: What we know and where to go
  • October 25, Edward Huey, MD: Neoropsychiatric symptoms in Frontotemporal dementia and related disorders
  • October 15, Catherine Stayton, DrPH, MPH, Deena Patel, PhD: NYC Traffic Crashes: Classifying Crash Severity using Crash Reports and Hospital Data
  • September 20, Kara Rudolph, PhD: Improving prediction of intervention effects across populations
  • September 17, Xuguang (Grant) Tao, MD, PhD: Opioid Utilization and its Association with Workers Compensation Cost and Return to Work
  • June 22, Chanita Hughes Halbert, PhD: Social Determinants of Minority Health and Health Disparities from a Translational Perspective
  • May 31, Matthew Lebowitz, PhD: (Unintended) Consequences of Biomedical Explanations for Mental Disorders
  • April 27, Sharon Manne, PhD: Psychological Interventions for Cancer Patients
  • April 26, Lawrence Amsel, MD, MPH: Towards a Mathematical Psychiatry: Using Decision Theory and Game Theory to Model Complicated Grief
  • April 26, Justin Brown, PhD: The Role of Energy Balance Related Lifestyle Factors in Colorectal Cancer Prognosis
  • April 24, Tara Kelley-Baker, PhD: The Four Pillars of Traffic Safety
  • April 20, Hazel Nichols, PhD: Reproductive Health after Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) cancer
  • April 19, Martha Hickey, MSc, MSChB, FRCOG, FRANZCOG, MD: WHAM: What happens after menopause? Preliminary findings from a prospective, multicentre, age-matched trial of RRBSO in premenopausal high-risk women
  • April 13, Luis Carvajal-Carmona, PhD: Cancer Genetic studies in Latino popluations
  • April 12, Andreas Neophytou, ScD: Counterfactuals in epidemiology: Using observational data to answer causal questions
  • April 11, Elizabeth Yeampierre: CUEGR: Alan Berkman Memorial Lecture: Climate Justice: From Brooklyn to Puerto Rico
  • April 10, Nrupen Bhavsar, PhD, MPH: Improving Population Health Through Novel Epidemiologic Approaches
  • March 29, Mitchell Elkind, MD, MS: Twenty Years of the Northern Manhattan Study: What Have We Learned about Brain Health?
  • March 28, Jeanette Stingone, PhD, MPH: Unlocking the potential of big public health data: Incorporating data science into the epidemiologist's toolbox
  • March 27, Monica Wendel, DrPH, MA: Changing the Narrative on Youth Violence Prevention
  • March 15, Johnathon Ehsani, PhD, MPH: Practice driving and crash risk among newly licesensed teen drivers. Is there a link?
  • March 9, Diana Buist, PhD, Shine Chang, PhD, Amy Trentham-Dietz, PhD: On the Moonshot and Beyond: Perspectives from 20 years in Cancer Prevention
  • March 6, Sandra Albrecht, PhD, MPH: Socioecological influences of obesity and diabetes risk among Hispanic/Latino populations
  • March 2, Lisa Bodnar, PhD, MPH: Challenges in defining optimal weight gain ranges for pregnant women
  • February 27, Joel Caplan, PhD: Risk terrain modeling: Geospatial risk assessment for public health and safety
  • February 27, Magdalena Cerdá, DrPH, MPH: Drug policis and opioid overdose in the United States: A spatio-temporal approach to policy evaluation
  • February 22, Nathalie Jette, MD, MSc, FRCPC: Depression in epilepsy - epidemiological lessons that can be applied to other chronic conditions
  • February 21, Frank B. Hu, MD, PhD: CUEGR: The role of precision nutrition in obesity and diabetes prevention and management
  • February 20, Rupak Shivakoti, PhD, MSPH: Nutrition, inflammation and gut microbiome in HIV
  • February 16, Julia Brody, PhD: Moving beyond 'don't ask, don't tell': Environmental research into endocrine disruptors in engaged communities
  • February 12, Matthew Mimiaga, ScD: From the ground up: Applying a syndemics model to enhance HIV prevention science among marginalized groups globally
  • February 7, Seth Prins, PhD, MPH: The criminalization of mental illness and the medicalization of crime as social determinants of health
  • January 29, Katherine Ornstein, PhD, MPH: Reframing healthcare beyond the individual: A focus on serious illness and end-of-life care
  • January 26, Roshni Rao, MD, FACS: Exercise during neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer
  • January 25, Mark Olfson, MD, MPH: Using epidemiological research to inform suicide prevention
  • January 23, James Noble, MD, MS, CPH: Epidemiological challenges in concussion and CTE
  • January 17, Fred Tabung, PhD, MSPH: The inflammatory and insulinemic potential of diet and risk of cancer


  • December 19, Vincent Duron, MD: Trauma survelliance in global health
  • December 15, Anita Koushik, PhD: The role of lifestyle factors on ovarian cancer risk
  • December 6, Mona Hanna-Atisha, MD, MPH, FAAP: CUEGR: The Flint water crisis: A journey for justice
  • December 1, Deborah Donnell, PhD: Implementation science and clinical trial design: Current perspectives from HIV prevention
  • November 30, Adam Brickman, PhD: Reconsidering harbingers of Alzheimer's disease: Risk factors, biomarkers, and white matter hyperintensities
  • November 17, Max O'Donnell, MD, MPH: A precision public health approach to epidemic viral respiratory infection in Uganda
  • November 14, Andrew Willis: Preventing adverse childhood experiences
  • October 27, Ted Cohen, MD, MPH, DPH: Using geographic and pathogen genetic data to understand tuberculosis transmission
  • October 27, Camille Ragin, PhD, MPH: Cancer health disparities in the African diaspora: Investigating contributions of biology and the environment
  • October 26, Murray Stein, MD, MPH: Military mental health epidemiology
  • October 24, Shankar Viswanathan, DrPH, MSc: Inflicted traumatic brain injury (iTBI) study: An examination of a hidden epidemic
  • September 29, Ana Navas-Acien, MD, PhD: Arsenic genetics, epigenetics, and health effects: Evidence from US populations
  • September 26, Hasanat Alamgir, PhD: Epidemiology and economic burden of occupational falls in health care
  • September 22, Celia Byrne, PhD: Is mammographic breast density an intermediate biomarker for breast cancer?
  • August 1, Suzanne Leal, PhD, MS: Methods to identify the genetic etiology of complex traits through the analysis of massively parallel sequence data
  • July 17, Lauren Houghton, PhD, MSc: An epidemiologic time warp: Study designs for diseases of long latency
  • July 10, Yuequin Huang, MD, PhD: Epidemiology of psychiatric disorders in China: Findings from the national mental health survey
  • June 23, Daniel Freedberg, MD, MS: How the hospital environment shapes risk for Clostridium difficile infection
  • June 6, Haidong Wang, PhD: Estimating burden of disease due to HIV/AIDS: Current challenges and an integrated approach
  • May 25, Jay Gingrich, MD, PhD: Serotonin modulation of brain development: New implications for the use of antidepressants in pregnancy
  • May 18, Elizabeth Rose Mayeda, PhD, MPH: Disparities in brain aging: Measurement challenges, selection bias, and lifecourse inequities
  • May 11, Wan Yang, PhD: Inference and forecast of infectious disease transmission dynamics
  • May 1, Christopher Morrison, PhD, MPH: Where do bike lanes work best? Using spatial epidemiologic methods to improve road safety in our cities
  • April 28, John Brooks, MD: The evolving epidemiology of HIV infection in persons who inject drugs: Lessons learned from Indiana 2015
  • April 27, Jonas Hagen: Environmental justice, traffic safety, and street design: Preliminary results from New York City's Neighborhood Slow Zones
  • April 27, George Bonanno, PhD: Loss, trauma, and resilience: From heterogeneity to flexibility
  • April 21, Michele Cote, PhD, MPH: Benign breast cancer disease and breast cancer risk: The Detroit cohort
  • April 19, Dean Alondra Nelson, MPhil, PhD: CUEGR: Alan Berkman Memorial Lecture: Not just fun and games: The sociopolitical and medical import of "recreational" genetics
  • March 30, Cruz María Nazario, PhD: Epidemiological transitions: From infectious to chronic diseases in Puerto Rico
  • March 30, Amelia Boehme, PhD: The relationship between infections and stroke
  • March 24, Neil Schluger, MD: Thinking about tuberculosis elimination at home and abroad
  • March 23, Melissa Tracy, PhD, MPH: The transmission of violence within social networks
  • March 22, Pia Mauro, PhD: Substance use disorder and treatment access across the life course
  • March 8, David Seres, MD, ScM, PNS, FASPEN: Nursing home policies force unnecessary surgical feeding tubes: A multidisciplinary collaboration
  • February 24, Daniel Westreich, PhD: From patients to policies in HIV: Toward epidemiologic methods for implementation science
  • February 23, Madelyn Gould, PhD, MPH: Suicide contagion: Evidence and implications for postvention
  • February 21, Sara Fredericka Jacoby, PhD, MSN, MPH: Optimizing Injury Recovery in Underserved Urban Populations
  • February 8, Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD: CUEGR: Behavioral economics and health
  • February 2, Silvia Martins, MD, PhD Child maltreatment and consequential future outcomes
  • February 1, Esteban Calvo, PhD, MsPH, Ignacio Madero-Cabib, PhD: From snapshots to movies: Labor-force sequences and health trajectories in old age
  • January 27, Christine Kreuder Johnson, VMD, MPVM, PhD: Quest for the secrets of pandemics: Understanding viral spillover and spread
  • January 26, Yian Gu, PhD: Dietary factors and Alzheimer's disease
  • January 19, Julian Santaella-Tenorio, DVM, MSc: The influence of firearm legislation on violence: Evidence from US and international studies
  • January 12, Xuesong Wang, PhD: Traffic safety improvement activities in Shanghai







  • December 7, Paolo Vineis, MD, MPH, FFPH: Integrating -omics into epidemiological longitudinal studies
  • November 30, Leslie Bernstein, PhD: Tackling breast cancer risk and prognosis: Can we improve our game? (Geoffrey Howe Memorial Lecture)
  • October 26, Gary Giovino, PhD: Tobacco in the 21st Century: National and international challenges and opportunities
  • September 28, Tyler J. VanderWeele, PhD: Mediation analysis and applications to perinatal epidemiology
  • May 25, Graham Thornicroft, PhD: Lessons learned in developing community mental health care worldwide
  • April 27, Albert Hofman, MD, PhD: Epidemiology beyond genomics
  • March 2, George Davey-Smith, MD, DsC: Can we edge closer to causal understanding using observational data?
  • February 23, Daniel M. Fox, PhD: Where the money is: Sutton’s Law and comparative effectiveness research


  • December 15, Jonathan Samet, MD, MS: Translating epidemiological evidence Into Policy: How epidemiological research helped to clear the air
  • November 17, Anthony Miller, MD, FRCP, FRCP (C), FFPH, FACE: Should we stop screening for invasive cancers? (Geoffrey Howe Memorial Lecture)
  • October 13, Conrad Keating, MSc, PGCE: Smoking and lung cancer: The anatomy of a scientific dispute between R. A. Fisher and Richard Doll
  • September 29, Daniel Fitzgerald, MD: Conducting HIV research in Haiti: The GHESKIO program
  • June 16, Karestan Koenen, PhD: A lifecourse perspective on gene-environment interplay in the production of mental disorders
  • May 19, Jay Kaufman, PhD: Heteroeroticism: Your subgroups or mine
  • April 14, Alain-Jacques Valleron, DSc: What can the 1889 Russian flu teach us about the surveillance of modern pandemics?
  • March 10, Sonia Hernandez-Diaz, MD, DrPH: Birth weight and infant mortality: Cause, bias, or paradox?
  • February 10, Sally Blower, PhD: Evolution, complex networks, and drug resistance to HIV