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 8, 2022 Sir Jonathan Van-Tam, MBE, FmedSci University of Nottingham, UK

Thomas Francis Jr. Memorial Lecture: Parables of the Pandemic, from the UK

March 7, 2022 Dr. Sebastian Zollner;
Dr. Jennifer Smith; Anisa Driscoll
University of Michigan Precision Health Workshop  
January 27, 2022 Dr. Christina Denslinger Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center (GLITEC) Opioid Response in Tribal Communities: The Saving Lives Project  
December 9, 2021 Dr. Colin Carlson Georgetown University Predicting and preventing the next pandemic new ideas for a familiar problem Video
December 2, 2021 Dr. Daniel M. Parker University of California, Irvine Mapping mosquito spit: a novel way to assess the space-time risk of mosquito-borne diseases Video
November 4, 2021 Dr. Laura Matrajt Fred Hutch Research Center, Seattle Optimizing COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Video
September 30, 2021 Dr. Samuel Cohn Texas A&M University All Societies Die: The Causes of Long-Term Societal Dysfunction Zoom Webinar
September 2, 2021 Dr. Belinda Needham University of Michigan Maternal exposure to vicarious structural racism and newborn health disparities in Michigan: The Flint Water Crisis Video
April 29, 2021 Dr. Xin Wang University of Michigan Metals and Aging-Related Diseases: A Persistent Public Health Problem Zoom Webinar
April 15, 2021 Dr. Elle O'Brien University of Michigan The Michigan Lighthouse COVID-19 Data Project Zoom Webinar
April 1, 2021 Dr. Alison Mondul University of Michigan Statin use and Head and Neck Cancer  Zoom Webinar
March 25, 2021 Dr. Nancy Fleischer University of Michigan Building an equity-focused surveillance system in a pandemic: The Michigan COVID-19 Recovery Surveillance Study Zoom Webinar
March 11, 2021 Dr. Jon Zelner University of Michigan Where models meet morality: What role should epidemiological models play in addressing racial and socioeconomic disparities in the COVID-19 crisis? Zoom Webinar
March 4, 2021 Dr. Michael Hayashi University of Michigan Computation in Epidemological Practice and Research Zoom Webinar
December 3, 2020 Dr. Darien Weatherspoon National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer trends and disparities in the United States Zoom Webinar
November 19, 2020 Dr. Arnold Monto University of Michigan Update on SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines Zoom Webinar
November 12, 2020 Dr. Yasamin Kusunoki University of Michigan The Dynamics of Intimate Relationships and Contraceptive Use During Early Emerging Adulthood Zoom Webinar
November 5, 2020 Dr. Abram Wagner University of Michigan International surveys of vaccine hesitancy during the COVID-19 pandemic Zoom Webinar
October 22, 2020 Dr. Jonathan Metzl Vanderbilt University Why do People Vote Against Their Own Self-Interests?: The 2020 Election and the Politics of Racial Resentment Zoom Webinar
October 1, 2020 Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha Michigan State University What the eyes don't see. Zoom Webinar
December 5, 2019 Roberta McKean-Cowdin, Ph.D. University of Southern California, School of Medicine A Population-based Study of Eye Disease and Vision-Specific Quality of Life; findings from the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study and the African American Eye Study.  N/A
 November 14, 2019 Eben Kenah, Ph.D. Ohio State University, College of Public Health Pairwise survival analysis, regression models, and epidemiologic methods for infectious disease transmission.  N/A
 October 17, 2019 Marc Lipsitch, D.Phil. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Measuring the effects of vaccines in randomized and observational contexts: challenges and ways forward.  N/A
September 5, 2019 Joseph Eisenberg, Ph.D. University of Michigan, School of Public Health Extending One-Health principles using a systems epidemiologic approach: The spread of antibiotic resistance in rural Ecuador.  N/A
April 23, 2019  Jana Hirschtick, Ph.D., MPH University of Michigan Examining health inequities at the individual, community, and national level  N/A
April 18, 2019  Jane E. Clougherty, M.Sc., Sc.D. Drexel University Social Susceptibility to Air Pollution in Respiratory and Cardiovascular Health  N/A
February 21, 2019 Lisa Mirel, MS National Center for Health Statistics National Center for Health Statistics' Data Linkage Program: Leveraging Administrative Data for Surveys  N/A
 February 7, 2019 Aubree Gordon, Ph.D. University of Michigan Studies of the Epidemiologic Features and Transmission of Influenza  N/A
January 17, 2019  Eduardo Villamor, M.D., MPH, Dr.P.H.  University of Michigan Addressing causation through study design in perinatal epidemiology: New magic with old tricks  N/A
December 6, 2018  Mary L. Marazita, Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh Genetic Epidemiology of Orofacial Cleft Birth Defects  N/A
December 5, 2019 Roberta McKean-Cowdin, Ph.D. University of Southern California, School of Medicine A Population-based Study of Eye Disease and Vision-Specific Quality of Life; findings from the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study and the African American Eye Study. N/A
November 15, 2018  Wei Zhao, Ph.D. University of Michigan Multi-omics approaches to the genetics of complex disease Video
November 1, 2018  Jessie Marshall, M.D., MPH Washtenaw County Health Department Pursuit of Health Equity in Washtenaw County Video 
October 4, 2018  C. Leigh Pearce, Ph.D., MPH University of Michigan An attempt to clarify the muddled world of ovarian cancer epidemiology Video
September 20, 2018  Abram Wagner, Ph.D. University of Michigan The epidemiology and control of vaccine-preventable diseases globally  N/A
 September 6, 2018 Liming Dong, Ph.D. University of Michigan Post-Stroke Depression: Prevalence, Risk Factors and Methodological Challenges 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
February 22, 2018 Lewis B. Morgenstern, M.D. University of Michigan Cognitive Impairment in Hispanic Americans  Video
February 8, 2018 Marisa C. Eisenberg, Ph.D, MS University of Michigan Identifiability and uncertainty in modeling disease dynamics  Video
January 25, 2018 Erica Warner, Sc.D., MPH Harvard Medical School Controversies in Breast Cancer Screening: Balancing Risks and Benefits and Implications of New Guidelines N/A
January 11, 2018 Emily Martin, Ph.D, MPH University of Michigan Molecular Epidemiology of Rhinoviruses and Respiratory Enteroviruses  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
November 9, 2017 Demetrius Albanes, M.D. National Cancer Institute Prostate Cancer, Micronutrients, and Metabolomics  Video
October 12, 2017 Gillian Hanley, Ph.D. The University of British Columbia An assessment of ovarian cancer prevention recommendations  Video
September 28, 2017 Shawnita Sealy-Jefferson, Ph.D., MPH Virginia Commonwealth University Neighborhood Context and Preterm Delivery in Black Women  Video
September 14, 2017 Marie S. O'Neill, Ph.D. University of Michigan Health vulnerability to extreme heat: Developing knowledge for action  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., MPH 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., MS 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., MS, 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., MPH 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, MPH, Sc.D. Stanford University In Defense of Descriptive Epidemiology: New Applications and Approaches Video
January 8, 2015 Nigel Paneth, M.D., MPH Michigan State University Why John Snow Still Matters to Modern Epidemiology N/A
December 4, 2014 Caroline Fox, M.D., MPH NIH Metabolic Research at the Population Level: Past, Present, Future N/A
November 20, 2014 Joseph N.S. Eisenberg, Ph.D., MPH University of Michigan Environmental determinants of Infectious Diseases: Roads and diarrheal disease. Video
September 18, 2014 Stephen T. McGarvey, Ph.D., MPH Brown University Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Nutrition Transition: Obesity and Health in Modernizing Samoans Video
September 4, 2014 Lynda D. Lisabeth, Ph.D., MPH 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., MPH  University of Michigan Epidemiology and Control of Measles in Tianjin, China Video 
 March 13,  2014 Murray Mittleman, M.D.C.M., MPH, 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., MPH  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., MPH  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., MPH 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., MPH University of Pittsburgh Peripheral nerves and musculoskeletal function: Impact on mobility outcomes in older adults N/A