Epidemiology Research Seminar (HRP 236)

Fall Quarter 2015
Course Director: Victor W. Henderson
Sept 22 - Dec 1, 2015
(Tuesdays 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.)
CCSR, Room 4205

Date Speaker Topic

Victor Henderson, MD, MS

Rita Popat, PhD

No seminar: Orientation for new Masters students (Faculty and other students welcome)

Bonnie Maldonado, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases) and of HRP (Epidemiology)

Global polio eradication: live oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV) transmissibility in communities after cessation of routine OPV immunization*
10/6 Jay Bhattacharya, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine (PCOR) and, by courtesy, HRP, Economics, and the Freeman Spogi Institute
Nudges in Exercise commitment contracts: a randomized controlled trial*
10/13 Julia Simard, ScD

Assistant Professor of HRP (Epidemiology) and, by courtesy, of Medicine (Immunololgy & Rheumatology)
Preeclampsia in SLE pregnancy: An example of misclassification in register-data*
10/20 Tim Assimes, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)
Genetic risk predictionfor coronary heart disease: will we ever get there or are we already there?
10/27 Arnold Milstein, MD

Professor of Medicine (General Medical Discipline); Director, Clinical Excellence Research Center
Searching for features of higher value healthcare providers

Lorene Nelson, PhD

Associate Professor of HRP (Epidemiology)

Data mining methods in epidemiologic research*

Julie Parsonnet, MD

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of HRP (Epidemiology)

Spirits in a microbial world

Stephen Luby, MD

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Senior Fellow, Woods Institute and Freeman Spogli Institute

Lead intoxication in rural Bangladesh
11/24 No Seminar Thanksgiving recess

Michelle O'Shaughnessy, MD



Lisa Wise-Faberowski, MD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (Pediatric), Stanford

All kidney diseases are not treated equally: approaches to renal replacement therapy in glomerulonephritis


Antibiotic use and risk of Hodgkin’s disease

12/8 No seminar Final exams week

* Background readings for this seminar will be emailed to registrants. If not registered, please contact Toni Ali for a copy.

Student/Alum Publications and awards

Dec 2017: Congratulations Ph.D. candidate, Stelios Serghiou, for being awarded the David Sackett Young Investigator Award 2017 by the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology for his paper on Field-wide meta-analyses!
"Field-wide meta-analyses of observational associations can map selective availability of risk factors and the impact of model specifications"

Nov 2017: Congrats to recent Ph.D. grad, Andrew Goldstone, on his recent publication with NEJM! Keep up the fantastic work!
"Mechanical or Biologic Prostheses for Aortic-Valve and Mitral-Valve Replacement"

July 2017: Congrats to MD/Ph.D. candidate, Nathan Lo, on his publication!
"Public Health and Economic Consequences of Vaccine Hesitancy for Measles in the United States"

April 2017: Congrats to Ph.D. candidate, Katherine Holsteen, for writing a competitive grant for the Center for Digital Health!

March 2017: Congrats Ph.D. candidate and guest speaker, Nathan Lo, for giving a talk in London for the Gates Neglected Tropical Disease Modeling Consortium meeting. Talk title: "Strengthening guidelines for helminths and NTDs: applications of cost-effectiveness analysis”

February 2017: Congrats Ph.D. candidate, Nathan Lo, for his publication in NEJM
"The Perils of Trumping Science in Global Health — The Mexico City Policy and Beyond"