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Wednesday Seminars 2021-2022

12:15 - 1:20 p.m. – Zoom Seminars

Join us for exciting and engaging weekly seminars led by experts, covering important public health topics.
Contact PFRH-Communications if you have any questions.

When available, recordings to past events will be uploaded within three business days.

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Past Seminars 2021-2022

When available, recordings of our past seminars are uploaded within three business days.

September 1. 2021  - 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


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September 8. 2021 - 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


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September 22. 2021 - Female-specific factors that impact women’s cardiovascular risk across the lifespan

Joint Seminar with The Division of cardiology, JHU, SOM

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


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September 29. 2021 - Equity Focused: Safe and Healthy Schools in a Pandemic

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

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


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October 6. 2021 - COVID-19 in Pregnancy and Adverse Outcomes: Patterns and Racial/Ethnic Inequities

Laura Jelliffe-Pawlowski, PhD, MS
Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Director, Precision Health & Discovery
UCSF California Preterm Birth Initiative
Primary Investigator, HOPE COVID-19
University of California San Francisco School of Medicine

Deborah Karasek, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
Researcher with the California Preterm Birth Initiative
University of California, San Francisco


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October 13. 2021- Perspectives on Reproductive Health During COVID-19 in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Resilience of Women and Health Systems

Celia Karp, PhD'20
Assistant Scientist
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Caroline Moreau, MD, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Shannon Wood, PhD'20, MSc
Assistant Scientist
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Linnea Zimmerman, PhD'14, MPH
Assistant Professor
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


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October 27. 2021 - The Deaths America Treats as Normal: Structural Racism and Racial Disparities in Mortality During the COVID-19 and 1918 Flu Pandemics

Population, Family and Reproductive Health and Hopkins Population Center

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.


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November 3. 2021 - Maryland Building Better Beginnings Equity Report

Speakers

Barbara Andrews, PhD, Administrator, Early Childhood Services
Montgomery County, Department of Health and Human Services

Alexis Campbell, MSPH’20, Sr Research Program Coordinator
Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health

Felicia Jones, EdD, PN3 Project Director, Maryland Family Network

Moderator

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


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November 10. 2021 - T.R.A.S.H. Traumatic Realities American Society Hides

Presented by the Departmental Student Alliance

Pamela Winn, RN, Founding Director, RestoreHER US.America


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December 1. 2021 – Behavioral Insights and Parental Decision-Making: Implications for Intervention and Moderation of Treatment Impacts

Speaker

Ariel Kalil, PhD, Professor, Director, Center for Human Potential and Public Policy
Co-director, Behavioral Insights and Parenting Lab
Harris School of Public Policy Studies
University of Chicago


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December 8. 2021 – Recognizing Cardiovascular Risk Early in the Lifecourse: Optimizing Cardiovascular Health Pre-Pregnancy

Presented by the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health and the Division of Cardiology, JHU, SOM

Speaker

Sadiya S. Khan, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
 


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February 2, 2022 – Leveraging Mixed-Reality to Improve Teacher Practices to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Bullying

Presented by the Department of Mental Health and the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Speakers

Elise Pas, PhD, MA, Associate Scientist
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins University

Brooke Paskewich, PsyD, MS, Director of Operations
School-Based Bullying and Social Emotional Learning
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Tracy Waasdorp, PhD, Med, Research Assistant Professor in Psychiatry
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Director of Research for School-Based Bullying and Social Emotional Learning, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia


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February 9, 2022 – Strengthening Measurement to Inform Action: Reducing mistreatment during childbirth and promoting respectful care for all

PFRH AMAZING ALUMNI SEMINAR SERIES

Speaker

Meghan A. Bohren, PhD '16, MSPH '12, Associate Professor
ARC DECRA & Dame Kate Campbell Principal Research Fellow
Gender and Women’s Health | Centre for Health Equity
School of Population and Global Health
The University of Melbourne


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February 16, 2022 – Pragmatic Clinical Trial to Limit Gestational Weight Gain and Prevent Obesity

Presented by the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health and the Division of Cardiology, JHU, SOM

Speaker


Wendy Bennett, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


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March 2, 2022 – A National Plan for PrEP Access: Covering Costs for Uninsured and Insured Patients

Presented by  The Departmental Student Alliance

Jeremiah Johnson, MPH
PrEP Project Manager, PrEP4All

Kenyon Farrow
Managing Director, Advocacy & Organizing, PrEP4All


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E-News Winter 2021

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