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Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

2021 Seminar Series

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Current Issues in Epidemiologic Research


June 14 - June 30, 2021
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Bloomberg School of Public Health

All presentations will be held via Zoom
 

Monday, June 14

Celentano

Adventures in Epidemiology - You Don't Have to Choose Etiologic OR Applied Research


David Celentano, ScD
Charles Armstrong Chair, Department of Epidemiology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr. Celentano's research integrates behavioral science theory and research with epidemiology methods in the study of behavioral and social epidemiology.

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Tuesday, June 15

What's happening in Public Health?
A year review of the AJPH 

AMorabia


Alfredo Morabia, PhD, MD
Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Public Health
Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Dr. Morabia has broad experience in the field of public health as an occupational physician, public health official and spokesperson, researcher and author of articles on contemporary epidemiology and a historian of the discipline and its applications.

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Wednesday, June 16

The Uses of Epidemiology in COVID times

AHofman


Albert Hofman, MD, PhD
Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Public Health
and Clinical Epidemiology
Chair, Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Hofman is an internationally recognized scientific leader in the epidemiology of common neurologic and vascular diseases, in particular dementia and stroke.

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Thursday, June 17

The COVID-19 and Tobacco Pandemics:
Lessons learned—again!

JSamet


Jon Samet, MD, MS
Dean, Colorado School of Public Health
Professor, Departments of Epidemiology
and Environmental & Occupational Health

Dr. Samet’s research has focused on the health risks of inhaled pollutants. He has investigated the occurrence and causes of cancer and respiratory diseases, emphasizing the risks of active and passive smoking.

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Friday, June 18

Acute Flaccid Myelitis and COVID-19:
Research on Emerging Infections

PDuggal

Priya Duggal,  PhD
Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr. Duggal's research interest is on the host genetic susceptibility to infectious diseases, with a goal to identify the underlying mechanisms of infectious disease by identifying host genetic variants that alter or influence our immune response

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Monday, June 21

Practical Approaches to Assessing Race and Racism
in Social Epidemiology

LDEan


Lorraine Dean, ScD
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A social epidemiologist, Dr. Dean's research examines how individual- and neighborhood-level social and economic factors contribute to health disparities and health outcomes for those managing chronic disease.

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Tuesday, June 22

HIV Prevention among Persons who Inject Drugs

DVlahov

David Vlahov, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor, Departments of Epidemiology and Public Health
Yale School of Nursin

Dr. Vlahov’s research and practice have been focused on advancing health in urban settings

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Wednesday, June 23

Contagium animatum: A series of vignettes on the history of infectious diseases, and thus the history of epidemiology, pausing to consider why it took nearly 300 years for widespread acceptance of germ theory
 

Bill Moss


William Moss, MD, MPH
Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr. Moss is a pediatrician with subspecialty training in infectious diseases. The specific focus of his current research is in understanding the impact of the HIV epidemic on measles control and eradication.

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Thursday, June 24

Hearing Loss and the Aging Brain

JDeal

Jennifer Deal, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Trained in the epidemiology of aging, Dr. Deal studies how hearing impairment and vascular factors and markers influence cognitive function in order to inform strategies for the prevention of cognitive decline and dementia in older adults.

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Friday, June 25

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times: The Curious Case of Aducanumab for Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

CA

Caleb Alexander, MD
Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Principal Investigator of the Johns Hopkins-FDA Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (JH-CERSI), Dr. Alexander is internationally recognized for his research examining prescription drug utilization, safety and effectiveness.

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Monday, June 28

Priorities for a post-COVID-19 public health

SG

Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH
Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

 Dr. Galea's research examines the social production of health of urban populations. He has published extensively about social epidemiology, health inequalities, and the health of vulnerable populations.

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Tuesday, June 29

Low Systolic Blood Pressure From Younger Ages Reduces Risk of Dementia.Should we Reconsider Blood Pressure Guidelines?

LKuller

Lewis Kuller, MD, DrPH
Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health

Dr. Kuller is nationally recognized for his contributions in the study of cardiovascular disease and the use of non-invasive techniques such as ultrasound, to detect early heart disease in people without symptoms.

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Wednesday, June 30

Translational Epidemiology Approaches and Impact

DSouza

Amber D'Souza, PhD
Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr. D'Souza's primary research interest is in infectious disease, risk behaviors, and translational epidemiology. She leads a research program on HPV and related cancers, risk triage and risk communication.

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