Epidemiology Research Seminar (HRP 236) - Archive

Winter Quarter 2015
Course Director: Weiva Sieh
January 6 - March 10, 2015
(Tuesdays 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.)
CCSR, Room 4205

Date Speaker Topic

Sam L. Savage, PhD

Consulting Professor of Management Science and Engineering

Curing the Flaw of Averages or Ending an Epidemic of Erroneous Models
1/13 Maria Polyakova, PhD

Assistant Professor of Health Services Research
Regulation of Insurance with Adverse Selection and Switching Costs: Evidence from Medicare Part D
1/20 David Spiegel, MD

Professor and Associate Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Mind Matters: Stress, Support, and Survival with Breast Cancer
1/27 Tina Hernandez-Boussard, PhD, MPH, MS

Assistant Professor of Surgery and Medicine (Biomedical Informatics)
The Affordable Care Act and ED Utilization by Young Adults
2/3 Oxana Palesh, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Cancer Treatments and Side Effects: Focus on Sleep and Circadian Disruption
2/10 Jan P. Vandenbroucke, MD, PhD

Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Leiden University
What Can We Learn from an Example of Gene-environment Interaction? Tracing the Evolution of the Concepts of Interaction from the 1980s to 2014
2/17 Paul A. Heidenreich, MD, MS

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and
Trials of Clinical Reminders Using the Electronic Medical Record
2/24 Laura C. Lazzeroni, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Bias Correction; Replication Probabilities; and the Design of Genomic Studies
3/3 Manjula K. Tamura, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Nephrology
Health Services Research in End-Stage Disease
3/10 Nigam Shah, MBBS, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics Research
Using Aggregate Patient Data to Generate Practice Based Evidence
3/17 No seminar Final exams week

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"