Upcoming Seminars and Meetings


Seminar Schedule - Fall 2021

(All seminars will be held from 12:00-1:00 pm, unless otherwise noted,
and will be virtual throughout the Fall.
For access to the virtual Zoom presentations please contact
Carolina Montes Garcia at cm3341@cumc.columbia.edu)

September 30:  Deepti Chatti, PhD, Assistant Professor of Environmental Justice, Department of Environmental Studies Research Center, Humboldt State University, CA
"Taking community voices seriously in international development research"
Host: Misbath Douda
Time: 1:00-2:00pm ET
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October 7:  Tracey Woodruff, PhD, NIEHS P30 Center Director of the Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, University of California San Francisco, CA
“Environmental Exposures and Health: Scientific Evidence & Policy Approaches”
Host: Andrea Baccarelli
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November 4: JOINT SEMINAR with Mariona Bustamante, PhD, Staff Scientist in molecular epidemiology at ISGlobal and Jordi Sunyer, MD, Research Professor and Head of the Childhood and Environment Program at ISGlobal and Professor in Preventative Medicine and Public Health at Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain
“Environmental exposures, molecular signatures, and child health: a special focus on air pollution and neurodevelopment”
Host: Ana Navas-Acien
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December 2: Mary Rice, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, MA
“Health Benefits of Air Pollution Reduction:  from Policy to Practice”
Host: Stephanie Lovinsky-Desir
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October 28: Quarterly Center Meeting, 11:30am-1:00pm; Antiracism Workshop led by EHS Antiracism Committee; contact Carolina Montes Garcia for Zoom link
November 11: Moving Towards Beauty Justice: Conversations for Change Conference; 3:00pm-6:00pm EST; Hosted by P30 Center, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, and the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health. Session recordings posted on Center YouTube Channel.


September 13, 2019:  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, 2019:  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”
Host:  Julie Herbstman
October 3, 2019:  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”
Host:  Andrea Baccarelli
October 17, 2019:  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”
Host:  EHS Doctoral Students
October 31, 2019:  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, 2019:  Joel Schwartz, PhD, Professor of Environmental Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA;
“Causal Modeling in Environmental Epidemiology”
Host:  Marianthi Kioumourtzoglou
December 5, 2019: 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, 2020:  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
February 6, 2020:  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, 2020:  Cheryl Walker, PhD, Director, Center for Precision Environmental Health and Professor, Depts. of Molecular & Cell Biology and Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX;
“Epigenetic Reprogramming by Early-Life Environmental Exposures.”
Host:  Andrea Baccarelli
March 5, 2020:  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, 2020:  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, 2020:  Center Retreat, 9:30am-1:00pm with Center Members, students, postdocs and lab managers; via Zoom
June 18, 2020:  EAC Meeting, 9:30am-1:00pm with the Executive Committee and WG Leaders; via Zoom
June 25, 2020:  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                    Presentation via Zoom
September 17, 2020 Sacoby Wilson, PhD, MS, Associate Professor and Director, Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, and Health (CEEJH), Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health, SPH, University of Maryland-College Park, MD;
“This is a Syndemic, Not a Pandemic: Old and New Approaches to Address Toxic Racism, Pollution, Climate, and Viruses”
Hosts:  EHS Doctoral Students
October 15, 2020 Itai Kloog, PhD, Senior Faculty, Dept. of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn SPH at Mount Sinai and Professor in the Department of Geography and 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
October 29: Quarterly Virtual Center Meeting, Pilot speakers: Rebecca Leeman-Neill, “Evaluation of genomic instability in pesticide-exposed B cells” and Annie Nigra, "Assessment of Mercury and Other Metals in Biospecimens from the Strong Heart Study.”
November 5, 2020 Jessie Buckley, PhD, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health and Engineering, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD; “Prenatal Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemical Mixtures and Childhood Bone Health”
Host:  Joan Casey
December 3, 2020 Phoebe Stapleton, PhD, ATC, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ;
“Impacts of Nanoplastic Particle Exposure in the Maternal-fetal Environment"
Host:  Beizhan Yan    
January 28, 2021:  Ama Francis, JD, Climate Law Fellow, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School, NY, NY
"Climate Mobility & Public Health"
Host:  Diana Hernández
February 4, 2021:  Tanjala S. Purnell, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg SPH, Baltimore, MD
“Race, Racism, and COVID-19 Health Disparities: The Importance of Community-Engaged Research”
Host:  Matt Perzanowski
February 18, 2021: Quarterly Center Meeting, 11:30am-1:00pm; Speakers: Rebecca Leeman-Neill (pilot awardee) and Julie Herbstman (CCCEH); contact Gail for Zoom link
*February 25, 2021:  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
March 25, 2021:  Yvonne Fondufe-Mittendorf, PhD, Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
“Epigenetic reprogramming in response to an environmental toxicant”
Hosts:  Diana Hernández/Matt Perzanowski
April 15, 2021:  Jennifer Denise Roberts, DrPH, MPH, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, University of Maryland SPH and Director of the Public Health Outcomes and Effects of the Built Environment Lab (PHOEBE)
“Environmental Racism: An Old Wine in a New Bottle**”
**Title borrowed from Dr. Deborah Robinson
Host:  Matt Perzanowski
May 4, 2021: Center Retreat, 9:30am-1:00pm with Center Members, students, postdocs and lab managers.
May 6, 2021:  Jamaji C. Nwanaji-Enwerem, PhD, MD, MPP Candidate | Harvard Medical School & Harvard Kennedy School of Govt. 2021
A More Perfect Land: Early Career Equity and Environmental Health Perspectives”
Host:  Andrea Baccarelli
June 3, 2021:  Miranda R. Jones, PhD, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology-Cancer Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg SPH, Baltimore, MD
“Building on the intersection of environmental and social determinants to reduce disparities in chronic disease”
Host:  Matt Perzanowski/Diana Hernández
June 10, 2021: Kofi Amegah, PhD, Senior Lecturer of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana; "Air pollution in African Cities: Sources, Vulnerable Populations, Health Impacts and Interventions"
Host:  Darby Jack
*Speaker postponed from fall seminar series