Epidemiology Research Seminars (HRP 236)

Winter Quarter 2021

Course Director: Michelle Odden
January 12-March 16
(Tuesdays 12:30 - 1:50 p.m.)

Remote Access Only: Please contact Kevin Horner (kahorner@stanford.edu) for information regarding how to access the session. 

Date Speaker Topic



Pablo Paredes, PhD, MBA, MS, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Epidemiology and Population Health (by courtesy), Stanford School of Medicine Pervasive Wellbeing Technology - designing digital ecosystems for population health
1/19 Francesca Dominici, PhD, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Biostatistics, Population and Data Science, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health How much evidence do you need? Data Science to Inform Environmental Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic
1/26 Andres Cardenas, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor in Residence, Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, Berkeley  The Epigenome: a key regulator between the environment and disease
2/2 Gina Lovasi, PhD, MPH, Dornsife Associate Professor of Urban Health, Co-Director of the Urban Health Collaborative, Drexel University How might we change the food environment to benefit population health?
2/9 Theresa Chapple-McGruder, PhD, MPH, Health Scientist, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) The Need for Doctoral Prepared Epidemiologist in State and Local Health Departments
2/16 Patricia Rodriguez Espinosa, PhD, MPH, Associate Director of Research, Office of Community Engagement, and Instructor of Epidemiology and Population Health, Stanford School of Medicine The Promise of Community Engagement for Health Equity: From Principles to Practice
2/23 Julia Marcus, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute  Centering Human Needs in Public Health: From HIV to Covid-19

Student Thesis Presentations

Rebecca Dang, MD

Sophia Sidhu

Temperature measurement and values at well-child visits (Dang)

Psychological Distress Among a Sample of  U.S. Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Sidhu)

3/9 Mario Sims, PhD, MS, FAHA, Interim Director and Principal Investigator; Chief Science Officer, Jackson Heart Study; and Professor of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center Social determinants of cardiovascular disease among African Americans: The Jackson Heart Study

Dylan Cooper, MS Student

Sherri Rose, PhD, Associate Professor Of Medicine (Primary Care And Outcomes Research), Stanford School of Medicine

On Non-Discrimination Legislature's Impact on Physical Violence Against the Transgender Community in the United States (Cooper)

Machine Learning in Health Care: Too Important to Be a Toy Example (Rose)

For further information about HRP 236 Epidemiology Research Seminars, please contact Educational Program Manager Misty Mazzara (mmazzara@stanford.edu).