Historical Department Seminar Series

The Epidemiology Seminar Series brings together current leaders in the field to share the most exciting developments in Epidemiologic science with the University of Michigan academic community.

Date/Time Speaker Institution Presentation Title Video
September 14, 2017 Marie S. O'Neill, Ph.D. University of Michigan Health vulnerability to extreme heat: Developing knowledge for action  Video
September 28, 2017 Shawnita Sealy-Jefferson, Ph.D., M.P.H. Virginia Commonwealth University Neighborhood Context and Preterm Delivery in Black Women  Video
October 12, 2017 Gillian Hanley, Ph.D. The University of British Columbia An assessment of ovarian cancer prevention recommendations  Video
November 9, 2017 Demetrius Albanes, M.D. National Cancer Institute Prostate Cancer, Micronutrients, and Metabolomics  Video
November 30, 2017 Alexis Handal, Ph.D. UNM Health Sciences Center Impact of large‐scale agricultural production on maternal and child health: a case study from Ecuador  Video
January 11, 2018 Emily Martin, Ph.D, M.P.H. University of Michigan Molecular Epidemiology of Rhinoviruses and Respiratory Enteroviruses  Video
January 25, 2018 Erica Warner, Sc.D., M.P.H. Harvard Medical School Controversies in Breast Cancer Screening: Balancing Risks and Benefits and Implications of New Guidelines  No Video
February 8, 2018 Marisa C. Eisenberg, Ph.D, M.S. University of Michigan Identifiability and uncertainty in modeling disease dynamics  Video
February 22, 2018 Lewis B. Morgenstern, M.D. University of Michigan Cognitive Impairment in Hispanic Americans  Video
March 15, 2018 Ana Baylin, M.D., Dr.P.H. University of Michigan Light Innovations in the Workplace to Promote Physical and Mental Health  Video
March 30, 2017 Sioban D. Harlow, Ph.D. University of Michigan  Women's Midlife Health: New insights from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation  N/A
February 23, 2017 Lars Fritsche, Ph.D. NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway  Exploring the Potential of Genome x Phenome-wide Association Studies  N/A
February 9, 2017 Mahasin S. Mujahid, Ph.D. University of California Berkeley  Is There a Future for Neighborhoods and Health Research in the Era of Big Data and Precision Medicine?"  N/A
January 12, 2017 Rafael Meza, Ph.D. University of Michigan  The exciting world of tobacco simulation modeling. Emerging challenges and opportunities  N/A
December 1, 2016 Mark Katz, M.D. Ben Gurion University of the Negev  New Vaccine Introduction in Kenya: Influenza as a Case Study  N/A
November 3, 2016 Joseph N.S. Eisenberg, Ph.D., M.P.H. University of Michigan  New Directions to Address Old Problems/A systems approach to diarrheal disease epidemiology Video 
October 6, 2016 Mahasin S. Mujahid, Ph.D., M.S. University of California Berkeley  Neighborhoods and Cardio-Metabolic Health  N/A
September 22, 2016 Edward Peters, D.M.D., S.M., Sc.D. Louisiana State University  The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Health in Louisiana Women  N/A
September 8, 2016 Andrew Brouwer, Ph.D., M.S., M.A. University of Michigan From Prevalence to Incidence: Modeling the Connection Between HPV and Oral Cancer  N/A
April 16, 2015 Alexander H. Rickard, Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc. University of Michigan From Field to Lab Bench and Back Again: Developing Novel Approaches to Control Oral Biofilms. N/A
 April 10, 2014 Alvaro Munoz, Ph.D.  John Hopkins Bloomberg The Perilousness of Proportional Hazards Models  in the Competing Risks Setting Video
April 2, 2015 Marisa C. Eisenberg, Ph.D., M.P.H. University of Michigan Identifiability and Interacting Scales in Modeling Disease Dynamics N/A
February 5, 2015 Adam A. Szpiro, Ph.D. University of Washington Revisiting the analytic framework: Spatial measurement error in air pollution epidemiology N/A
January 22, 2015 David Rehkopf, M.P.H., Sc.D. Stanford University In Defense of Descriptive Epidemiology: New Applications and Approaches Video
January 8, 2015 Nigel Paneth, M.D., M.P.H. Michigan State University Why John Snow Still Matters to Modern Epidemiology N/A
December 4, 2014 Caroline Fox, M.D., M.P.H. NIH Metabolic Research at the Population Level: Past, Present, Future N/A
November 20, 2014 Joseph N.S. Eisenberg, Ph.D., M.P.H. University of Michigan Environmental determinants of Infectious Diseases: Roads and diarrheal disease. Video
September 18, 2014 Stephen T. McGarvey, Ph.D., M.P.H. Brown University Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Nutrition Transition: Obesity and Health in Modernizing Samoans Video
September 4, 2014 Lynda D. Lisabeth, Ph.D., M.P.H. University of Michigan A Decade of Stroke Disparities Research - What Have We Learned and Where Are We Going? Video
 March 27, 2014 JoLynn P. Montgomery, Ph.D., M.P.H.  University of Michigan Epidemiology and Control of Measles in Tianjin, China Video 
 March 13,  2014 Murray Mittleman, M.D.C.M., M.P.H., Dr.P.H.  Harvard Physical, Psychological and Chemical Triggers of Cardiovascular Events  Video
 February 27, 2014 Rafael Meza, Ph.D.  University of Michigan Extrapolating from the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) to determine
optimal lung cancer screening regimens - Using comparative modeling to
inform cancer-screening guidelines
 February 13, 2014 Veronica Berrocal, Ph.D.  University of Michigan Directional Spatial Smoothing: Application to Environmental and Epidemiological Data  
 January 30, 2014 Betsy Foxman, Ph.D.  University of Michigan Streptoccocus Pneumoniae and Acute Respiratory Infection  Video
 January 16, 2014 Gregory Wellenius, Sc.D.  Brown University Air Pollution and Brain Health: a vascular perspective  Video
 December 19, 2013 William H. Herman, M.D., M.P.H.  University of Michigan Should Hemoglobin A1 be Used to Diagnose Diabetes?  Video
 December 5, 2013 Michael S. Kramer, M.D.  McGill What is Preterm Birth  Video
 November 21, 2013 Ana Baylin, M.D., Dr.P.H.  University of Michigan A Novel Fatty Acid Profile Index - the Lipophilic Index - and Risk of Myocardial Infarction   N/A
 November 14, 2013 Emily Martin, Ph.D. Wayne State University Not Just the Common Cold: the Epidemiology of Respiratory Virus Coninfections in Children   N/A
 November 7, 2013 Joel Gagnier, Ph.D., N.D., M.Sc., B.A.  University of Michigan Investigating "Clinical" Sources of Heterogeneity in Systematic Reviews N/A
September 26, 2013 Alfredo Morabia, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.  Columbia University Applications of Novel Methods in Epidemiology: a Historical Perspective  N/A
September 12, 2013 Sioban Harlow, Ph.D.  University of Michigan The Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN): Staging Ovarian Aging and Integrating Women's Health   N/A
 April 18, 2013 Tod J. Merkel  Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA Pertussis Transmission and Disease  N/A
 April 11, 2013 Allison Aiello and Erik Volz  University of Michigan A Social Network Intervention for Reducing Respiratory Infectious Illness
Transmission: The Ex-Flu Cluster Randomized Trial, Methods and
Preliminary Findings.
 March 28, 2013 Yong Yang  University of Michigan Agent-based modeling for active travels: adults' utilitarian walking and children's travel to school  N/A
 March 14, 2013 Eden Wells  University of Michigan Epidemiology in the Public Health Disaster Management Cycle  Video
 February 28, 2013 Pejman Rohani  University of Michigan Dissecting pertussis epidemiology: The role of contact networks, duration of immunity and vaccination  Video
 February 14, 2013 Maria Glymour  Harvard, Department of Society, Human Development, and Health Identifying lifecourse determinants of cognitive decline in old age: the example of education  Video
 January 31, 2013 Miguel Hernan  Harvard, School of Public Health Epidemiologic methods are useless. They can only give you answers. N/A
 January 17, 2013 Edward Ionides  University of Michigan Epidemiological inferences using stochastic dynamic models  Video
 January 10, 2013 Joel Gittelsohn  Johns Hopkins University Development of multi-level interventions for chronic disease prevention  N/A
December 13, 2012 Sara Adar  University of Michigan Air Pollution and Health: Studying and Creating Change in the World  Video
November 29, 2012 Eric Tchetgen  Harvard, School of Public Health A unified approach for estimation of a treatment effect when the outcome is truncated by death  Video
November 15, 2012 Sung Kyun Park  University of Michigan Lead and Health: A Never-Ending Story  Video
November 1, 2012 Enrique F. Schisterman  National Institutes of Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Biomarkers Revolution  Video
 October 24, 2012 Noel S. Weiss, M.D., Dr.P.H.  University of Washington When will the results obtained in randomized trials not accurately
characterize the impact of an intervention measure among persons in the
community who receive it.
 October 18, 2012 Sven Cnattingius  Karolinska Institutet Low birth weight and risk of chronic adult disease: lessons from twins  Video
October, 4, 2012 James S. Koopman University of Michigan Treatment as Prevention for HIV: One Paradigm for Dynamic System Analysis in Epid  N/A
September 20, 2012 David A. Savitz Brown University The Public's Love/Hate Relationship with Epidemiology: The Burden of Being Relevant Video
September 6, 2012 Ana Diez Roux University of Michigan Understanding the multilevel determinants of health: challenges and opportunities for epidemiology  N/A

Historical Thomas Francis, Jr. Memorial Lectures

Date Speaker Institution Presentation Title Video
April  15,  2014 Nubia Munoz, M.D., M.P.H. Former Unit Chief, International Agency for Research on Cancer Emeritus Scientist National Cancer Institute of Colombia; Member of the Society of Scholars of Johns Hopkins University Human papillomavirus in the etiology and prevention of genital cancers N/A
February  26,  2013 Walter C. Willett, M.D., Dr.P.H Harvard University Diet and Health: A Progress Report Video

 MaryFran Sowers Lecture

Date Speaker Institution Presentation Title Video
October 10, 2013 Elsa S. Strotmeyer, Ph.D., M.P.H. University of Pittsburgh Peripheral nerves and musculoskeletal function: Impact on mobility outcomes in older adults N/A