2013 - 2014 SEMINARS:
2012 - 2013 SEMINARS:Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 4 - 5:30 pm, 1690 Lane Auditorium SPH Crossroads
Jason Beckfield, Professor, Sociology, Harvard University
Comparing Social Inequalities in Health Across Societies.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 4 - 5:30 pm, 1690 Lane Auditorium SPH Crossroads
Phillip Levy, Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, Assistant Director Clinical Research, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Wayne State Univ School of Medicine
Subclinical Target-Organ Damage in African-Americans with Hypertension: Lessons Learned from the Inner City
Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 4 - 5:30 pm, 1690 Lane Auditorium SPH Crossroads
John Komlos, Professor, Economics, Univ. of Munich: Visiting Professor, Economics, Duke Univ.
Economics and Human Biology: the Findings of 25 Years of Research
Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 4 - 5:30 pm, 1690 Lane Auditorium SPH Crossroads
Jeffrey Shaman, Assistant Professor, Dept. Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman SPH, Columbia Univ.
Forecasting Seasonal Outbreaks of Influenza
Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 4 - 5:30 pm, 1690 Lane Auditorium SPH Crossroads
Richard Steckel, Professor, Economics & Anthropology, Ohio State University
A Dreadful Childhood: The Long Shadow of American Slavery
Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 4 - 5:30 pm, 1690 Lane Auditorium SPH Crossroads
Becca Levy, Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Psychology, Yale University
Research interest: how psychological factors, particularly older individuals' perceptions of aging, affect cognition and health in old age.
2011 - 2012 SEMINARS:
Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 4 - 5:30 pm, 1655 SPH CrossroadsClick here to view Dr. Blakely's presentation.
Social and Neighbourhood Determinants of Health in New Zealand: Ethnic & Socioeconomic Trends in Mortality, Casual Explanations, & the Possible Role of Neighbourhoods
Dr. Blakely is Director of the Health Inequalities Research Programme at the University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand, as well as research professor, epidemiologist, and public health medicine specialist. Dr. Blakely will talk about ethnic and scio-economic disparities and trends in mortality and health.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 4 - 5:30 pm, 1655 SPH CrossroadsClick here to view Dr. Taveras' presentation.
Accelerating the Adoption of Childhood Obesity Comparative Effectiveness Research Evidence
Dr. Taveras is Assistant Professor of Ambulatory Care and Prevention and Pediatrics in the Dept. of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, and is a pediatrician and health services researcher. Dr. Taveras was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Physician Faculty Scholar. She also co-directs DACP's Obesity Prevention Program. Dr. Taveras will talk about the epidemiologic and health services research aspects of nutrition and physical activity as they affect child health.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 4 - 5:30 pm, 1655 SPH CrossroadsClick here to view Dr. Barnes' presentation.
Quarantine and the Rigorously Anecdotal Science of Epidemiology in the Nineteenth Century
Dr. Barnes teaches the history of medicine and public health in the Dept. of History & Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include the history of infectious disease, epidemiology, and public health; the Bacteriological Revolution and its effect on public health; 19th century European (esp. French) social and cultural history; cultural history of bodily knowledge and practices; history of disgust.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 4 - 5:30 pm, 1655 SPH CrossroadsClick here to view Dr. Jacob's presentation.
Measuring the Cost and Effectiveness of Interpreter Services in the Health Care Setting
Assoc. Professor & Assoc. Vice Chair for Health Services Research, Dept. of Medicine at the Univ. of WI School of Medicine and Public Health. Language barriers in health care are a large and growing problem in the US, which contribute to disparities in health care quality and outcomes in populations with limited English proficiency. While provision of adequate interpreter services has been shown to reduce these disparities, many health care organizations do not provide them, citing their cost. However, little is known about the true costs of providing these services or the costs of not providing them. In this presentation, Dr. Jacobs will describe what is known about the costs and the benefits of providing interpreter services, including data from a study in which her research team calculated the cost of providing interpreter services in a network of public hospitals and put them in the context of estimated costs for other modes of interpretation.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 4 - 5:30 pm, 1655 SPH CrossroadsClick here to view Dr. Barabas' presentation.
Informed Consent: How the Public Learns about Congressional Votes on Health Care and Supports Incumbents Who Represent Constituent Preferences
Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Political Science, Florida State University
Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 4 - 5:30 pm, 1655 SPH Crossroads
The Central Role of the Brain in Stress and Adaptation: Impact of the Social Environment
Alfred E. Mirsky Professor of Neuroscience, Rockefeller University; Director of the Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 4:00 - 5:30pm, 1655 SPH Crossroads
High Seas, High Altitude, and High Cholesterol: Ancel Keys and the Evolution of the Diet-Heart Hypothesis, 1935-1955
Epidemiologists who study cardiovascular disease are well aware of the Diet-Heart Hypothesis and the controversy that surrounds it. Few, however, may be aware of the important work of Ancel Keys, a physiologist-turned-epidemiologist, who played a leading role in the development of the diet-heart hypothesis and championed the Mediterranean Diet as part of a heart-healthy lifestyle. Keys’ trajectory from biological oceanography through respiratory and nutritional physiology to CVD epidemiology is a remarkable story that highlights the fluid nature of the biomedical sciences at mid-century, the changing nature of human subject research, and the ambitious and multi-talented nature of one of the twentieth-century’s great polymaths. This talk focuses on two decades that were transformative for both Ancel Keys and for the development of CVD epidemiology and discusses the important relationship between the man and the emerging discipline.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 4:00 - 5:30PM, 1655 SPH Crossroads
Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 4:00 - 5:30 PM, 1655 SPH Crossroads
Food Insecurity, Health and Wellbeing and the Global Food Crisis
Food insecurity occurs when individuals face unpredictable access to safe and nutritious foods. Although a common public health problem, food insecurity has rarely been a research priority among those studying population health. This has been changing in the face of the global recession. In this talk I will discuss the current global food insecurity situation and highlight studies we have carried out in East Africa examining the impact of food insecurity on social, physical and mental health. I then use data from our ongoing longitudinal study to examine the impact the 2008 global food crisis had on Ethiopian adolescents and specifically test several hypotheses promulgated in the popular media about who was most affected by the food crisis. Our results suggest that youth are not buffered from the negative impacts of the global food crisis. Our results also suggest that the patterns of vulnerability among Ethiopian youth differ considerably from those reported in popular media outlets. These data offer a cautionary tale to broad generalizations about who is being affected by the food crisis and suggest novel hypotheses and new research directions.
Perceived Social Isolation and Health*
Global Inequalities in Tobacco Consumption (video) (slides)
Innovative Interventions to Tackle Poverty: Child development outcomes from the 10-year follow-up of Mexico’s conditional cash transfer program*
Thinking about the Brain: Neighborhoods and Neurons*
The Vicious Cycle: Segregated Housing, Schools and Intergenerational Inequality (video) (slides)
Major Depression and its Social Origins: Are We Poised for a New Social Psychiatry
The Health and Mental Health of Welfare Recipients-Implications for Public Policy
Sleep and Disparities in Cardiovascular Risk
Wealthier and taller: How can we explain socioeconomic inequalities in height in today's children in the UK?
Stress and Depression Can be Deadly: New Perspectives on Aging Morbidity, and Mortality from Psychoneuroimmunology
The Inclusion of Women in Clinical Trials: Complexities, Patterns, and Paradoxes
Trends in Socioeconomic Inequalities in U.S. Infant Mortality and Life Expectancy, 1970-2005
Assets and Stress: Using the Housing Market to Explore Health Effects of Wealth
Speaking Truth to Power? The Influence of Policy Debate on High School Educational Outcomes in an Urban Public School Setting
Epigenetics and the Intergenerational Transmission of Disease Susceptibility
Low Intensity Warfare and Life on the Run: What can Nomadic Herders from Northern Kenya Teach Us About Linking Context to Global Health
Neighborhood Effects on Adult Health: Results from the Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey
Education and Housing Segregation in the Twin Cities: Public Health Implications
Paying for Performance: The Power of Incentivies Over Habits
Psychobiological Processes Linking Psychosocial Factors with Disease Risk
A Post-Genomic Surprise: The Molecular Reinscription of Race in Clinical Medicine and Forensitcs - with Some Significant Social and Political Implications
The Impact of Family Planning Programs on the Health and Well-Being of US Women and Children, 1960-1980
The Influence of Media Frames of the Determints of Diabetes on Public Health Policy Opinions
Spatial Dynamics of the Local Food and Recreation Environment: An Examination of Measurement and Effects of the Neighborhood Built Environment
Novel Approaches to Understanding Environmental Determinants of Health Behaviors: Using Agent-Based Models to Study the Relation Between Spatial Access to Health Food Stores and Diet
Under the Skin: Understanding the Links Between Socieconimic Status, Stress, Immune Function and Health
Neighborhood Context and Youth Health Behavior Outcomes from Adolescents to Emerging Adulthood
Health Risk Behaviors of Multiracial and Monoracial Young Adults
The Influence of Black Ethnic Identity on Telephone-Administered Health Surveys
Assessing the Impact of Expanded Newborn Screening in Michigan
Cross-Cultural Competency, Patient-Provider Partnership, and Improving Health Outcomes for African Americans with Diabetes
What is the Relevant Risk? Reconciling 25 Years of Epidemiological Evidence on the Causes of Population Levels and Social Inequalities in CHD
Account for Selection/Response Bias Using a Two-Phase Analysis
Neighborhood Effects and Aging-Related Health Among Older African-Americans and Whites
Multiple Dimensions of Vulnerability to HIV/AIDS in Africa
Neuroimaging as Biomarker in Population-Based Studies
Relationship of Frailty to Multimorbidity and Disability
Schools, Neighborhoods, Peers, and Adolescent Cigarette Smoking
Social Context and the Consequences of Disasters: A Mixed Methods Approach to Identifying Underlying Vulnerabilities and Capacities
The Mother-Baby Study: Consequences of Maternal PTSD for Parenting and Infant Stress Regulation Among African-American Women
The Geography of Opportunity: Metropolitan Racial Inequality, Institutionalized Racism, and Individual Birth Weight*
Socio-economic Position, Air Pollution and Infant Mortality in the United States
Mutlilevel Determinants of Pneumococcal Carriage: Implications for Population Vaccination
County-level Structural and Environmental Factors that Contribute to Population Health and Health Disparities
Neighborhood Context and Youth Health Behavior Outcomes from Adolescent to Emerging Adulthood
Social Determinants, Latent Infection, and Cognitive Decline
Putting Knowledge to Work: Shortcomings of a Deterministic Account of the Role of Science in Medicine
Cardiovascular Disease in the Hispanic Migration: Modeling Race and Class Effects Across Borders
Marginal Structural Models for Causal Inference from Longitudinal Studies: Workshop
Developing Pharmacokinetic-Pharmacodynamic Models for Analyzing Cortisol Circadian Rhythm Using Bayesian Framework: Application to a Depression Study
The Health Effects of Civil Rights Legislation
Genomics, Racial/Ethnic Identity, and Population health: Creating New Bridges and Sharing Resources
The Politics of Sex Research: Political Controversy and the Supression of Scientific Agendas
Gender, Socioeconomic Status (SES) and Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Mortality
A Possible Decline in Life Expectancy in the US in the 21st Century
Understanding the SES Gradient in Health: The Causal Impact of Education on Mortality
Stigma and Smoking: Misguided Strategy of Public Health Achievement?
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