Department Seminars

Epidemiology Department Seminars, held 8 times annually, showcase the research and work being done by faculty and trainees in the department.

Past Department Seminars


Date Speaker Topic
May 5 Linda Gross Kahn, MA, MPH, PhD A life course approach to potentially modifiable predictors of semen quality
March 24 Stephen S. Morse, PhD Lessons of Ebola and Zika for emerging infectious diseases
January 27 Lloyd I. Sederer, MD Improving mental health: Four secrets in plain sight



Date Speaker Topic
December 9 Guohua Li, MD, DrPH The elements of scholarship
November 11 Manuela Orjuela-Grimm, MD, ScM From retinoblastoma to sweet bread: An examination of folate, folic acid, and migration
October 14 Master's student day: Poster session and presentations
September 9 Silvia S. Martins, MD, PhD Recent trends in nonmedical prescription opioid use, heroin use, and marijuana use in the U.S.
May 13 Shakira Suglia, ScD, MS Childhood adversity and cardiovascular health across the life course
April 22 R. Graham Barr, MD, DrPH Rediscovering emphysema and the pulmonary microvasculature
March 25 Mitchell S. V. Elkind, MD, MS, FAAN, FAHA Epidemiology of stroke: The view from northern Manhattan
February 19 Deborah S. Hasin, PhD Marijuana and marijuana use disorders in the U.S.: Changing times
January 29 Mary Beth Terry, PhD Breast cancer prevention: A story of lifetime exposures, genetics and epigenetics



Date Speaker Topic
December 3 Yuval Neria, PhD Neural and behavioral mechanisms of fear in PTSD
November 6 Deborah Hasin, PhD Substance use disorders in the United States
October 9 Master's student day: Poster session and presentations
September 25 Thomas Briese, PhD SARS, MERS and what next? Emerging diseases and microbe hunting
April 24 Grace Hillyer, EdD, MPH Colorectal cancer screening from a pragmatic perspective
March 27 Cande Ananth, PhD, MPH, MSc Placental abruption and neurodevelopmental outcomes in children
January 23 Elaine Larson, RN, PhD, FAAN, CIC Interdisciplinary work to prevent infections



Date Speaker Topic
November 14 Andrea A. Howard, MD, MS Narrowing the ‘know-do gap’: Using implementation science to address TB/HIV co-infection in Sub-Saharan Africa
October 11 Master's student day: Poster session and presentations
September 12 Dawn L. Hershman, MD, MS Understanding and improving the quality of breast cancer treatment
May 9 Pam Factor-Litvak, PhD Early life exposures and later outcomes: What we don't know
April 11 Alfred I. Neugut, PhD Thoughts on new trends in management of colon cancer
February 14 Benjamin Lebwohl, MD, MS Investigating Celiac Disease with large data sets
January 24 Katherine Keyes, PhD Epidemiology matters: A new introduction to methodological foundations


Date Speaker Topic
December 6 Henry Greenberg, MD The emerging role of global cardiovascular disease in the public health curriculum
November 1 David Lederer, MD, MS Body composition and lung transplantation: A translational epidemiological approach
October 11 Master's student day: Poster session and presentations
September 13 Elan D. Louis, MD, MS Searching for the prime mover of the movers and shakers: Recounting a 15-year journey into the environmental epidemiology of essential tremor
June 7 Ernest Drucker, PhD A plague of prisons: The epidemiology of mass incarceration in America
May 10 Jessica Justman, MD Understanding HIV incidence
April 12 Jeanine Genkinger, PhD Investigating modifiable preventive factors for rare and fatal cancers
February 8 L.H. Lumey, MD, PhD Lifecourse epidemiology of disease: Can famine studies answer any questions?
January 8 Katherine Keyes, PhD Monitoring the future: Study design, measures, and important findings


Date Speaker Topic
December 7 Thelma Mielenz, PhD Person-centered wellness Home: An idea whose time has come
October 12 Master's student day: Poster session and presentations
September 7 Lawrence Yang, PhD Effects of urbanicity on employment for individuals with schizophrenia: A representative, population-based cohort study in China
June 8 Stephen S. Morse, PhD, FAAM Surveillance and forecasting of emerging infectious diseases
April 13 Moïse Desvarieux, MD, DMM, PhD Investigating the link between chronic infections and vascular disease: Are we nuts?
March 9 Sharon Schwartz, PhD What is the stable unit treatment value assumption (SUTVA) and should you care?
February 10 Tiffany Gary-Webb, PhD Social/environmental determinants of diabetes and obesity


Date Speaker Topic
November 11 Lisa Bates, PhD Gendered social context, deviance, and intimate partner violence in rural Bangladesh
October 28 Master's student practicum presentations
September 9 Ping Wu, PhD Adolescent substance use, criminal justice system involvement, and unmet need for drug treatment services: An examination of racial disparities
June 10 Heather Greenlee, ND, PhD Do integrative therapies improve breast cancer outcomes?
May 13 Mitchell Elkind, MD, MS Inflammation and infection as risk factors for stroke
April 8 Jeri Nieves, PhD Insulin resistance, diabetes, and cognitive impairment: From observation to translation
March 11 Alfredo Morabia, MD, PhD Political epidemiology of case-control studies: 1900-1950
February 11 Nicole Schupf, PhD, DrPH Beta Amyloid as a risk biomarker for  late onset  Alzheimer's disease
January 7 Graham Barr, MD, DrPH An integrative approach to the endothelial hypothesis of emphysema


Date Speaker Topic
November 12 Jose Luchsinger, MD, MPH Insulin resistance, diabetes, and cognitive impairment: from observation to translation
October 22 Lucy Almers, Natalie Levy, Hae Young Kim Master's students practicum presentations
September 24 Richard Mayeux, MD Genetic approaches to Alzheimer's Disease
June 18 Magdalena Cerdá, DrPH Using innovative methods to understand the social determinants of co-occurring mental health problems across the  lifecourse
May 28 Ryan Demmer, PhD Periodontal infections and type 2 diabetes risk
May 7 Daniel Barth-Jones, PhD Workshop: Systems dynamics modeling
April 9 Louise Kuhn, PhD Treatment of HIV-infected children with antiretroviral drug resistance
February 26 Wim Veling, MD, MSc, PhD Us and Them: Epidemiological findings on migration and schizophrenia in the Netherlands