Columbia SRP Seminar Series Archive

May 18, 2021


Cadmium and Cardiovascular Disease: Evidence for a Novel Risk Factor

Organizers: Jaymie Meliker & Maria Tellez Plaza

Moderators: Ana Navas-Acien & Tony Lamas

March 15, 2021

Occupational Hazard due to Lead Exposure among Bronze Metal Sculpture Artists in Southern India

Rajan Patil, PhD

Yusuf Hamied Fellow

Senior Epidemiologist, Associate Professor School of Public Health

SRM University, Chennai, India

December 7, 2020

Arsenic in Groundwater of Glacial Aquifers, Upper Midwest USA

Melinda Erickson, PhD, PE

Research Hydrologist

US Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Water Science Center

Inequalities in Public Water Arsenic and Uranium Levels in Counties and Community Water Systems Across the USA

Anne Nigra, PhD, MSc

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

October 19, 2020

Metal-induced Epigenetic Changes and Chronic Disease: Evidence from the Strong Heart Study

Arce Domingo Relloso, MS

Biostatistician, Columbia University

PhD Student, National Center of Epidemiology, Spain

Linking Flooding to Groundwater Arsenic Heterogeneity and Risk of Exposure Across Scales in Southeast Asia

Craig Connolly, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Geochemistry

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

June 24, 2020


Metals and Epigenetics Mini-Symposium

Co-Sponsored by the Columbia and Berkeley Superfund Research Programs

May 11, 2020

What Selenium Isotopes Can Tell Us About Environmental Processes and Human Health

Kathrin Schilling, PhD

Associate Research Scientist, Department of Geochemistry

Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

Tracing Uranium Mobility in the Environment Using Uranium Isotopes

Anirban Basu, PhD

Lecturer in Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences

Royal Holloway, University of London

February 21, 2020


Novel Methods for Integrating Environmental and Metal Biomarker Data

February 10, 2020

Arsenic-containing lipids and sugars - analytical and environmental aspects

Ronald Galbonjat, PhD

Post-doctoral Scholar, Karl-Franzens University, Graz, Austria

An epigenome-wide association study of urinary arsenic: Findings and translation to community members

Anne Bozack, PhD

Post-doctoral Scholar, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

December 9, 2019

  • Barry Rosen, PhD, MHS - Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
    Arsenic Antibiotics: Old and New
  • Steve Spayd, PhD, MPH, PG - NJDEP-New Jersey Geological and Water Survey
    Innovative Private Well Testing and Water Treatment for Arsenic, Boron and Radionuclides in NJ

November 11, 2019

  • Keeve Nachman, PhD, MHS - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Department of Environmental Health Sciences
    The Safe Urban Harvest Study: Metals, Decision-making and Risk Communication
  • Lewis Ziska, PhD - Department of Environmental Health Sciences Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
    Climate, CO2 and Plant Biological Links to Public Health: The Good, The Bad and the OMG

June 27, 2019

  • Donald Smith, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
The Manganese Conundrum: Establishing Causality Between Developmental Exposures & Neurological Deficits
Presented jointly with the NIEHS P30 Center Seminar Series

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May 20, 2019

  • SRP Trainee Speed talks – Each Columbia SRP Trainee gives a 3 minute talk summariizing their work over the past year.

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April 15, 2019

  • Miroslav Styblo, PhD, Professor of Nutrition Director of the BSPH-MS Program in Nutrition Gillings School of Global Public Health University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Factors Affecting Arsenic-Associated Diabetes in Mouse Models: Diet and Genetics
  • Benjamin Bostick, PhD, Lamont Associate Research Professor Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Columbia University
    Coupled Arsenic and Iron-Based Photosynthesis Fueled a 3.26 Billion Year Old Ecosystem

March 18, 2019

  • Johnnye Lewis, PhD, Director of the METALS Superfund Center, Navajo Birth Cohort Study/ECHO, and Center for Native Environmental Health Equity Research, at the College of Pharmacy, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
    Multigenerational impacts of mine waste exposures on tribal lands: Learning to break the cycle
  • Cherie DeVore, MS, PhD Candidate in the Department of Civil Construction and Environmental Engineering and the Center for Native Environmental Health Equity Research at the University of New Mexico
    Biogeochemical investigation of arsenic reactivity and mobility near abandoned mine wastes in Cheyenne River watershed, South Dakota

October 15, 2018

  • Paul M. Bradley, PhD, Research Ecologist/Hydrologist South Atlantic Water Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Michael Focazio, PhD, Program Coordinator, Toxic Substances Hydrology and Contaminant Biology Programs, Environmental Health Missions Area, U.S. Geological Survey
    Assessing Exposures from Drinking Water at the Point of Use: USGS Collaborative Tapwater Research
  • Ana Navas-Acien, MD, PhD, MPH, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Director, Columbia University Superfund Research Program
    Arsenic and Health Effects in the Strong Heart Study: Opportunities for Prevention

September 17, 2018

  • Linda Valeri, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
    Metal mixtures and child neurodevelopment in Bangladesh: Investigating joint effects and windows of susceptibility using Bayesian Kernel Machine Regression
  • Alexander van Geen, PhD, Lamont Research Professor in the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Columbia University
    Declining exposure of Health Effects of Arsenic Longitudinal Study (HEALS) cohort over 18 years: Causes and consequences

June 18, 2019

  • Megan Rockafellow-Baldoni, PhD, MPH, Program Coordinator, Center for Public Health Workforce Development School of Public Health, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
    New Jersey Township Ordinance for Arsenic Treatment Reduces Cancer Risk

May 21, 2018

  • SRP Trainee Speed talks – Each Columbia SRP Trainee gives a 3 minute talk summarizing their work over the past year.

April 16, 2018

  • Anna Tompsett, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics Stockholm University Sweden.
    How do community contribution requirements affect the provision of a local public good? Experimental evidence from safe water sources in Bangladesh

March 19, 2018

  • Christine Marie George, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of International Health Program in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Strong Heart Water Study: Participatory Interventions to Reduce Arsenic Exposure among Private Well Users in American Indian Communities
  • Daniel C. Walsh, PhD, Director, New York City Mayor’s Office of Environmental Remediation and Adjunct Senior Research Scientist, Earth Engineering Center, Earth Institute, Columbia University.
    Reducing Exposure to Legacy Pb and As Pollution in Urban Soils: Advances in New York City

February 26, 2018 (attended by 20 on site and 12 on line)

  • Ricardo Maertens, PhD, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Department of Economics, Harvard University.
    Demand for information on environmental health risk, mode of delivery, and behavioral change: Evidence from offering well tests for arsenic in Sonargaon, Bangladesh
  • Miranda Jones Spratlen, PhD, Post-Doctoral Research Scientist Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia University.
    Arsenic, targeted metabolomics and diabetes related outcomes: Connecting the dots in population-based studies

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