Upcoming Seminars and Meetings


Seminar Schedule - 2019-2020

(All in person seminars are held at 722 W. 168th, Room 1102
from 12:00-1:00 pm unless otherwise noted
For access to the virtual Zoom presentations please contact
Gail Garbowski at gcg1 [at] columbia.edu)
April 2:  Itai Kloog, PhD, Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Development, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel;
“New Advances in Satellite Based Exposure Modeling: Lessons Learned from Models in the US, Mexico, Israel, India and Europe”
Host:  Andrea Baccarelli                                     POSTPONED
April 16:  Joshua Warren, PhD, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, Yale University School of Public Health, New Haven, CT;
“Critical Window Variable Selection for Pollution Mixtures”
Host:  Jeanette Stingone                                   POSTPONED
June 4:  Phoebe Stapleton, PhD, ATC, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ;
Title TBD
Host:  Beizhan Yan                                             POSTPONED
June 25:  Scott Weichenthal, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada;
“Ultrafine particles, Particle Oxidative Potential, and Deep Learning for Exposure Prediction: An Overview of Our Recent Work in Air Pollution Epidemiology.”
Host:  Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou            VIA ZOOM


June 18:  EAC Meeting, 9:30am-1:00pm with the Executive Committee and WG Leaders; via Zoom



September 13th:  P30 Cross-Center Networking Event
Hosted by Mount Sinai, 3:30pm-6:30pm.
Topic: Successful P30 pilot projects - followed by refreshments and networking time.
September 26:  Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Environmental Medicine and Population Health, New York University Langone
“Endocrine disrupting chemicals: a costly public health threat with opportunities for policy prevention”
Place: 722 W. 168th Street, Room 1102
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Host:  Julie Herbstman
October 3:  Manish Arora, PhD, FICD, Edith J. Baerwald Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY
"The Biodynamic Interface Theory of the Environment and Human Health”;
Place: 722 W. 168th Street, Room 1102
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Host:  Andrea Baccarelli
October 17:  Cavin Ward-Caviness, PhD, Clinical Research Branch, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC
“Epigenetics and Electronic Health Records: How ‘Big Data’ is Powering Environmental Epidemiology”
Place: 722 W. 168th Street, Room 1102
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Host:  EHS Doctoral Students
October 31st:  Quarterly Center Meeting with lunch, 722 W. 168th Street, 11th floor, EHS Conference Room 1102, 11:30am-1:00pm;
Speakers include: Micaela Martinez, PhD “The Influence of Light Pollution & Light-at-night on the Circadian Clock” and Elizabeth Oelsner, MD, MPH “E-cigarettes and circulating microRNAs in extracellular vesicles.”
November 7:  Joel Schwartz, PhD, Professor of Environmental Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA;
“Causal Modeling in Environmental Epidemiology”
Place: 722 W. 168th Street, Room 1102
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Host:  Marianthi Kioumourtzoglou
December 5: Lucas Henneman, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Dept. of Environmental Health, Boston, MA;
“People and power plants: estimating health impacts of energy transitions in the United States”
Hosts:  Beizhan Yan and Marianthi Kioumourtzoglou
January 16:  Elijah Stommel, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, Hanover, NH;
“Environmental Risk Factors in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis”;
Hosts:  Diane Re/Beizhan Yan
Place: TBD
February 6:  Daniel Belsky, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Robert N Butler Columbia Aging Center;
“Measuring Pace of Aging from a Drop of Blood”
Host:  Andrea Baccarelli
February 20:  Cheryl Walker, PhD, Director, Center for Precision Environmental Health and Professor, Depts. of Molecular & Cell Biology and Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX;
Title TBD
Host:  Andrea Baccarelli
March 5:  Thomas Clasen, MSc, PhD, Professor of Environmental Health, Epidemiology and Global Health, Rollins SPH at Emory University, Atlanta, GA; “Rationale and Design of a Multi-Country Trial to Assess the Health Effects of an LPG Stove Intervention”
Hosts:  Joe Graziano/Darby Jack
April 23:  Quarterly Center Meeting, 12:00pm-1:00pm; via Zoom
May 7:  Zeyan Liew, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Environmental Health Sciences, Yale University School of Public Health, New Haven, CT;
"PFAS exposure effects on maternal and child health: findings in the Danish National Cohort Study"
Host: Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou                     Presentation via Zoom
May 26:  Center Retreat, 9:30am-1:00pm with Center Members, students, postdocs and lab managers; via Zoom