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.


Date Speaker Topic
April 24 Michael J. Bauer, MS Law Enforcement-Involved Injuries and Fatal Encounters (LEIFE)
March 27 Fabienne Laraque, MD, MPH Public Health Approaches in Homeless Services: A Case Study in Overdose Prevention
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
Dec 14 Vivian Santiago, PhD Ouch! Towards Understanding Mechanisms of Chronic Pain
Dec 13 Patricia Ning, PhD Metapopulation Modeling and Inference for Scientific Discovery
Dec 5 Catherine Stayton, DrPH, MPH Public Health Perspectives on Firearm-Related Injury Surveillance: Examples from New York City
Dec 2 Carmen Isasi, MD, PhD Early and Life Course Economic Adversity and Chronic Disease. Insights from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL)
Nov 30 Nicole Schupf, PhD Epidemiology of Alzheimer's Disease in Down Syndrome: A Model High Risk Population
Nov 29 Allison Hill, PhD The Role of Transmission Heterogeneities in COVID-19 Dynamics and Evolution
Nov 21 Andrew Medina-Marino, PhD TB in South Africa: Improving Case Finding and Retention in Care
Nov 14 Jeff Duncan-Andrade, PhD Equity or Equality: Toward a Model of Community-Responsive Education
Nov 9 Dana Goin, PhD Perinatal Health and the Throughline of History: Linking the Social and Physical Environment to Health Inequities
Nov 4 Michele Allen, MD, MS Racism as a Fundamental Cause of Chronic Disease: The Center for Chronic Disease Reduction and Equity Promotion Across Minnesota
Oct 27 Steven Thrasher, PhD The Role of a Viral Underclass in Public Health: A Case Study of HIV/AIDS, Covid-19 and Monkeypox in the United States
Oct 19 Thomas A. LaVeist, PhD Building Public Health Equity
Oct 17 Becky Naumann, PhD, MSPH Integrating Systems Thinking Tools into Road Safety Research and Practice
Oct 13 Thomas A. LaVeist, PhD Documentary Screening: The Skin You're In (Register Here)
Oct 12 Tyler Brown, MD Geographic Origins and Disperal of Drug-Resistant TB Strategies for Early Detection
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 Various 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


Date Speaker Topic
December 9 Kate Duchowny, PhD, MPH Uncovering the Intersection between Social Determinants and Musculoskeletal Health to Promote Health Equity
December 8 Mitch Elkind, MD, MS 25 Years of the Northern Manhattan Study: From Community to Clinic
December 8 Yian Gu, MD, MS, PhD The Role of Diet in the Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease
December 6 Jhumka Gupta, ScD, MPH Intimate Partner Violence and Forcibly Displaced Populations: Drivers and Intervention Strategies
November 22 Cassandra Crifasi, PhD, MPH The Impacts of Deregulating Civilian Gun Carrying on Violent Crime
November 15 Jacqueline Torres, PhD The Spillover Effects of Adult-Socio-Economic Status on Older Parents' Cognitive Performance and Other Dementia Risk Factors: Quasi-Experimental Evidence
October 29 Lynn Petukhova Implementing Precision Medicine to Improve the Clinical Management of Skin Disease
October 28 James E. Galvin, MD, MPH Assessing Multicultural Communities for Brain Health and Cognitive Impairment
October 27 Dustin Duncan, ScD Applications of Geospatial Methods to Study Neighborhoods and Health Disparities
October 25 Gonzalo Martinez-Ales, MD, MSc, PhD Country-Level Social Environmental Determinants of U.S. Suicide Incidence
October 13  Gregg Gonsalves, PhD CUEGR: A New Politics of Care
October 5 Jaime Slaughter-Acey, PhD, MPH Racial Segregation, Colorism, and Discrimination among Expecting Black Mothers
September 27 Jermaine Jones, PhD The Abuse Potential of Oxymorphone: Lessons Learned from Two Clinical Laboratory Studies
August 3 Paris "AJ" Adkins-Jackson, PhD, MPH An Intersectional Approach to Examining Parkinson's Disease Disparities in Cognitive Functioning
June 25 Jonine Figueroa Cancer Data Science Studies for Population Health and Precision Medicine: An International Perspective
June 23 Melissa DuPont-Reyes, PhD, MPH Leveraging Intersectionality Towards Achieving Mental Health Equity: A Research Agenda
June 16 John R. Pamplin II, PhD, MPH Exploring the Effects of Structural Racism on Health: A Tale of Paradoxical Findings and Ubiquitous Exposures
May 27 Elliot M. Tucker-Drob, PhD Theoretical and Methodological Considerations in the Epidemiology of Cognitive Aging and Dementia
April 19 Ricky N. Bluthenthal, PhD Injury Risk and Prevention Among People Who Inject Drugs
March 25 Alexis Elbaz, MD, PhD Strengthening Causal Inference in Parkinson's Disease Research: Triangulation of Evidence
March 15 Sandhya Kajeepeta, MS The Police-Centric Response to Intimate Partner Violence: An Epidemiologic Critique of Carceral Feminism
March 10 Eugene Richardson, MD, PhD CUEGR: Epidemic Illusions: On the Coloniality of Global Public Health
March 5 Simona Kwon, DrPh, MPH Applying a Participatory Implementation Research Approach to Hypertension Prevention for Asian American Communities in Faith-based Settings
February 22 Edouard Coupet Jr, MD, MS Substance Use Among Victims of Violence
February 19 Krithiga Shridhar MDS, MSc Environmental, Host & Lifestyle Factors for Cancer Risk in India: An Overview of Epidemiological Studies at the Public Health Foundation of India
January 28 Jennifer Albrecht, PhD Neuropsychiatric Sequelae of TBI: Incidence, Treatment, and Outcomes
January 26 Catalina Lopez-Quintero, MD, PhD Elucidating the Mechanisms Underlaying Marijuana Use Patterns, Transitions and Trajectories
January 25 Mike Dolan Fliss, PhD, MPS, MSW Critically Examining Three Intersections of Public Health Injury & Policing: Traffic Stops, Death by Law Enforcement, and Opioid Overdose Indicators
January 15 Colin Begg, PhD In Defense of P-Values


Date Speaker Topic
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

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


Date Speaker Topic
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



Date Speaker


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



Date Speaker Topic
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



Date Speaker Topic
December 7 Jason Corburn, PhD, MCP CUEGR Urban health equity on a planet of cities: From local to global
November 9 Michelle Bell,  PhD , MS CUEGR: Geoffrey Howe Memorial Lecture: Climate change and human health: Reflections on research and remaining challenges
October 19 Maria Glymour, ScD, MS CUEGR: Epidemiologic research in Alzheimer's disease and dementia prevention: Why aren't we making faster progress?
September 14 Lisa Bowleg, PhD CUEGR: “I am a man”: Intersectionality, black heterosexual men, and sexual HIV risk
May 11 Raj Chetty, PhD CUEGR: The relationship between life expectancy and income in the United States, 2001–2014
April 13 Ruth Enid Zambrana, PhD CUEGR: ALan Berkman Memorial Lecture: Meanderings of Latino population health research: What is next?
March 9 Laura C. Rodrigues, MD, MSc, PhD, FFPHM CUEGR: The epidemic of microcephaly attributed to ZIKA in Brasil
February 10 Donna Spiegelman, ScD CUEGR: Towards a unified methodology of study design and statistical analysis for causal inference in implementation science
January 20 Moyses Szklo, MD CUEGR: Translational epidemiology: Are we missing the boat?



Date Speaker Topic
December 9 Ken Rothman, PhD CUEGR: Technology's role in the increasing isolation of epidemiologists
November 18 Andrew Olshan, PhD CUEGR: Geoffrey Howe Memorial: The evolution of cancer epidemiology: Promise and pitfall
October 14 Lisa Berkman, PhD CUEGR: Work, family, and health: The long arm of early and middle adulthood
September 30 Sir Richard Peto, PhD CUEGR: Halving premature death
May 13 Timothy L. Lash, DSc, MPH CUEGR: Molecular markers of endocrine therapy failure: Controversies, results, and future directions
April 15 Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH CUEGR: ALan Berkman Memorial: Seeking equity in solutions to obesity: Spinning the wheels of ethnicity, gender, and social class (Alan Berkman Memorial Lecture)
March 25 Laura C. Rodrigues, MD, MSc, PhD, FFPHM CUEGR: Big data in epidemiology: Opportunities, challenges and one example: The virtual cohort of 80 million Brazilians
February 18 Margaret Warner, PhD,
Cecelia McNamara Spitznas, PhD
CUEGR: The drug overdose epidemic: Epidemiology and control strategies
January 14 Steve Marshall, PhD CUEGR: Innovations in concussion research and injury epidemiology: Can epidemiology make the world a better place?



Date Speaker Topic
December 10 Meir Stampfer, MD, DrPH CUEGR: Why we should stop studying (overall) prostate cancer
November 19 Lynn A. Rosenberg, MS, ScD CUEGR: (Geoffrey Howe Memorial Lecture)  What accounts for the excess of ER-Negative breast cancer in African American women?
October 15 James Goedert, MD CUEGR: Epidemiologic studies of the microbiome and cancer: A short history and a long future
September 17 Enrique Schisterman, PhD, MA CUEGR: Randomized clinical trial of preconception low dose aspirin use and pregnancy rate: The EAGeR trial
May 7 Cesar Victora, MD, PhD CUEGR: Epidemiology and the post-2015 agenda: What can we learn from monitoring the MDGs
April 16 Arline T. Geronimus, ScD CUEGR: Alan Berkman Memorial; Weathering social climate change
April 2 Olli Miettinen CUEGR: On progress in epidemiologic academia
March 26 Dan King, PhD,
Lynda King, PhD
CUEGR: Positive adjustment among American repatriated prisoners of the Vietnam War: Modeling the long-term effects of captivity
February 19 Janet Rich-Edwards, ScD, MPH CUEGR: Sticks and stones may break my heart: How early physical and sexual abuse shape lifelong cardiovascular risk



Date Speaker Topic
December 4 Brian Schwartz, MD, MS CUEGR: Navigating a career in environmental epidemiology: Has complexification been informative?
November 20 Malcolm Pike, PhD CUEGR: Preventing breast cancer: Lessons from the prevention of ovarian cancer
October 23 Jan P Vandenbroucke, MD, PhD, FRCP, FRCPE CUEGR: Can counterfactual theory provide a complete theory of causal inference as we practice it in epidemiology?
September 11 David Savitz, PhD CUEGR: From power lines to cell phones: 25 years of research on nonionizing radiation and cancer
April 24 Susan Reverby, PhD CUEGR: The medical/political/revolutionary life of Dr. Alan Berkman
March 27 Michelle Williams, ScD CUEGR: Diet, physical activity, and sleep: The three pillars of perinatal health
February 27 Sander Greenland, DrPH CUEGR: Is epidemiology too difficult for statisticians?
January 23 Steven Cole, PhD CUEGR: Social regulation of gene expression



Date Speaker Topic
December 5 Lewis H. Kuller, MD, DrPH CUEGR: "Dead science" in the era of molecular biology? The NIH attack on epidemiology
November 14 Nubia Muñoz, MD, MPH CUEGR: From etiology to prevention: The case of cervical cancer (Geoffrey Howe Memorial Lecture)
October 24 Ronald Gray, MD CUEGR: Male circumcision for HIV/STI prevention: Trials and tribulations of implementation
April 25 Salim Abdool Karim, MD, PhD CUEGR: Alan Berkman Memorial Lecture:  New hope for HIV prevention (Alan Berkman Memorial Lecture)
March 21 David Hemenway, PhD CUEGR: Guns and public health
February 28 Lawrence Altman, MD CUEGR: Who goes first? The story of self-experimentation in medicine
January 25 Deborah Winn, PhD CUEGR: Cancer epidemiology cohorts: Trends, value, and future directions



Date Speaker Topic
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



Date Speaker Topic
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