Epi Seminars

Fall 2020
Thursdays 12:10-1:10 PM
Epidemiology Events Calendar

August 20

Welcome and Q&A
Epidemiology – Here and Now
Anne B. Newman, MD, MPH. Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh.

August 27

Cancer and Environmental Area of Emphasis
Cancer Epidemiology – New Focus with Changing Environment
Jian-Min Yuan, MD, PhD. Professor, Department of Epidemiology. 
Research Challenges in Environmental Epidemiology; Global and Domestic
Evelyn O Talbott, DrPH, MPH. Professor, Department of Epidemiology.

September 3

Cardiovascular and Diabetes Area of Emphasis 
Training in Cardiovascular Epidemiology
Akira Sekikawa, MD, MPH, PhD. Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
T32 Training Program Work In Progress Presentations
Emma Barinas-Mitchell, PhD. Assistant Professor, Epidemiology.
Adrianna Acevedo-Fontanez, Fouzia Farooq, Mary Schiff, Susan Devaraj, Emily Guhl, Megan Marron.

September 10

Psychiatric Epidemiology Area of Emphasis
Gale A. Richardson, PhD. Professor, Psychiatry and Epidemiology, Graduate
School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh

Early Lessons in from the YoungMoms Prenatal Cohort
Natacha M Degenna, PhD. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology
Ashley V. Hill, PhD, MPH. Post-Doctoral Scholar with the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

September 17

Women’s Health and Aging Area of Emphasis
Jane Cauley, DrPH. Distinguished Professor and Executive Vice Chair, Epidemiology
Elsa S. Strotmeyer, PhD, MPH. Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Preeclampsia and the Brain: Small Vessel Disease and Cognition Among Women in Early Midlife
Janet Catov, PhD. Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science and Epidemiology.
Preserving Muscle Mass, Strength and Performance in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Focus on Dietary Protein Quantity & Distribution
Samaneh Farsinjani, PhD Post-Doctoral Fellow in Epidemiology

September 24 – October 1 - October 8

Epidemiology In Action! Masters Internship Poster Sessions
Nancy W. Glynn, PhD. Associate Professor, Director of Master’s Degree Programs Department of Epidemiology
Ayesha Godiwala, Grace Hutko, Ryan Katz, Jimmie Roberts, Ke’alohi Worthington, Erica Fan, Kavya Hiryur, Elora Kalix, Tatiana Pomerantz, Mihloti Williams, Paula Dzimira, Vivian Feng, Austin Maloney, Leah Pope, Sarah Royce, and Brenden Vadenais.

October 15

Molecular Area of Emphasis
Joseph M Zmuda, PhD Associate Professor Department of Epidemiology
Molecular Epidemiology of Physical Function in Older Adults
Adam Santanasto, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor Department of Epidemiology

October 22

Lifestyle & Physical Activity Area of Emphasis
Bonny Rockette-Wagner, PhD. Assistant Professor, Epidemiology.
When Moving More Starts with Sitting Less: Continued Translation of the Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Intervention
Susan Devaraj, MS, RD. Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology T32 Trainee.
Jenna Napoleone, MPH. Aging Epidemiology T32 Trainee

October 29

Population Neuroscience Area of Emphasis
Caterina Rosano, MD, MPH. Tenured Professor, Epidemiology.
Population Neuroscience of Sex Differences in the Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) Cascade: The Role of Cerebral Small Vessel Disease
Beth Shaaban, MPH, PhD, MS Neuroscience. Postdoctoral Associate, Epidemiology.

November 5

Clinical Trials & Methods Area of Emphasis
Steven H. Belle, PhD, MscHyg. Professor, Epidemiology. Co-Director, EDC.
Population-Based Surveillance for COVID-19 Prevalence
Wendy King, PhD. Associate Professor, Epidemiology.
Challenges to Continuing Respiratory Virus Research During a Pandemic
G.K. Balasubramani, PhD. Research Associate Professor, Epidemiology.
Using Bayesian Platform Trials to Evaluate Treatments for COVID-19
Maria M. Brooks, PhD. Professor, Epidemiology. Co-Director, EDC.
Marnie Bertolet, PhD. Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, CTSI.

November 12

Reproductive, Perinatal & Pediatric Area of Emphasis
Catherine L. Carlson Haggerty, PhD, MPH. Associate Professor, Epidemiology.
Structural and Social Determinants of Maternal Health
Dara Mendez, Phd, MPH. Assistant Professor, Epidemiology.
“What about Dads? Characteristics of Fathers and Influences on Preterm Birth
Ashley V. Hill, PhD, MPH. Post-Doctoral Scholar with the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

November 19

Infectious Disease Area of Emphasis
Research in Infectious Diseases Epidemiology
Lee H. Harrison, MD. Professor of Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology.

**Thanksgiving No Seminar**

December 3

Injury Prevention and Applied Public Health Area of Emphasis
Anthony Fabio, PhD, MPH. Associate Professor, Epidemiology.
The Origins of Crime Guns and Violent Crime Disparities: The Philadelphia Gun Violence Task Force
Brendan O'Malley. Chief Deputy Attorney General, Gun Violence Section Pennsylvania's Office of Attorney General.