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Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health

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Wednesday Seminars 2021-2022

12:15 - 1:20 p.m. – Zoom Seminars

Please contact PFRH-Communications to receive the zoom link and passcode. When available, the recording is uploaded within two business days.

September 1  - Stories of Our Faculty Part I

Phil Anglewicz, PhD, MA, Associate Professor
Robert Blum, MD, PhD, MPH, Professor
Beth Fredrick, Sr. Associate
Alison Gemmill, PhD, MPH, MA, Assistant Professor
Susan Gross, PhD, MPH, Associate Scientist
Dylan Jackson, PhD, MS, Assistant Professor
Terri Powell, PhD, MA, Associate Professor
Shannon Wood, PhD’20, MS, Assistant Scientist

September 8 - Stories of Our Faculty PART II

Saifuddin Ahmed, MBBS, PhD, Professor
Christina D. Bethell, PhD, MBA, MPH, Professor
Krishna Bose, PhD, MPH, MSc, Senior Associate
Michele R. Decker, ScD, MPH, Professor
Charvonne N. Holliday, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor
Celia Karp, PhD’20, Assistant Scientist
Li Liu, MB, PhD ’08, MHS ’06, Associate Professor
Tamar Mendelson, PhD, MA, Professor
Kristin Mmari, DrPH, MA, Associate Professor
Jose G. Rimon II, PgDip, MA, Senior Scientist
Donna Strobino, PhD, Professor
Allison West, PhD, MSW, Assistant Professor

September 22 - Female-specific factors that impact women’s cardiovascular risk across the lifespan

Erin D. Michos, MD, MHS
Associate Director of Preventive Cardiology
Division of Cardiology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Co-Editor in Chief
American Journal of Preventive Cardiology

Joint Seminar with The Division of cardiology, JHU, SOM

September 29 - Adolescent Health Seminar - Title forthcoming

Annette Anderson, PhD
Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Education
Deputy Director, Center for Safe and Healthy Schools

Ruth Faden, PhD, MPH
Founder, Berman Institute of Bioethics
Philip Franklin Wagley Professor of Biomedical Ethics

October 6 – Maternal Fetal and Perinatal Seminar - Title forthcoming

Laura Jelliffe-Pawlowski, PhD, MS
Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
School of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

Deborah Karasek, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences
School of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

Present their research on COVID and pregnancy, including some preliminary results from the HOPE COVID-19 study.


October 13 – TBD

October 13 – TBD

October 27 - The Deaths America Treats as Normal

Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, PhD, MS, MA
Assistant Professor, Sociology and Minnesota Population Center
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Elizabeth Wrigley-Field specializes in racial inequality in mortality and historical infectious disease and co-leads (with J.P. Leider) an ongoing project on COVID-19 mortality in Minnesota. She is also a quantitative methodologist, developing models designed to clarify relationships between micro and macro perspectives on demographic relationships.


November 3 – Maryland B3 Equity Report

Cynthia Minkovitz, MD, MPP
William H. Gates, Sr. Professor and Chair
Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Professor of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

November 10 - Departmental Student Assembly Seminar

Title forthcoming

November 17 | 12-1:15pm – Women in Global Health Seminar

Please note special time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Title forthcoming

Grace Malera

Joint Seminar with Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health

December 8 – Title forthcoming

Sadiya Khan, MD, MSc
Associate Professor of Medicine – Cardiology
Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine – Epidemiology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL


Joint Seminar with The Division of cardiology, JHU, SOM

February 2 – Adolescent Health - Mental Health Seminar

More information forthcoming


Joint Seminar with the Department of Mental Health, JHSPH

February 16 – Pragmatic Clinical Trial to Limit Gestational Weight Gain and Prevent Obesity: Bridging the Gap Between RCT and Clinical Practice


Wendy Bennett, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, School of Medicine
Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Joint Seminar with The Division of cardiology, JHU, SOM

E-News Spring 2021

Explore department highlights, new accolades, events, and opportunities in PRFH's most recent E-News newsletter.