Epidemiology Research Seminar
(HRP 236)

Spring Quarter 2017

Course Director:  Alice Whittemore, PhD
April 3-June 7, 2017
(Tuesdays 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.)
CCSR, Room 4205


View the reading material for spring quarter here.

Date Speaker Topic



Alison Fohner, PhD
Staff Scientist, Department of Genetics
Stanford Medicine

Disappearing vitamin D:  how lifestyle changes are affecting health in Alaska Native communities
4/11 Matthew Sigurdson
MS Candidate (Epidemiology)
Redundancy in meta-analyses of genetic epidemiology
4/18 Gillian Schivone, MD, MS(c)
Family Planning Fellow, OB/GYN
MS Candidate (Epidemiology)
Self-administered lidocaine gel for pain control during cervical preparation for second trimester abortion
4/25 Themistocles Assimes, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Stanford Medicine
Moderate alcohol use and cardiovascular health...or detriment?
5/2 Collin M. Leibold
MS Candidate (Epidemiology)

Pete C. Schmidt, MD Clinical Instructor, Division of Pain Medicine MS Candidate (Epidemiology)
"You can do it and we can help":  utilization of wellness coaching in a telehealth primary care clinic

Comparative effects on driving performance of 3 postherpetic neuralgia medications
Scarlett Gomez, PhD
Senior Research Scientist
Cancer Preventive Institute of California
Social determinants of health and cancer survival?
5/16 Cindy Shih
MS Candidate (Epidemiology)

Camille Ezran
MS Candidate (Epidemiology)
Effects on Blood Lipid Concentrations of Differential Changes in Saturated Fat Intake in the Context of a Low Carb Diet

Measuring the impact of improved health care delivery in a district of Madagascar

Dana Clutter, MD
Fellow, Infectious Diseases & Geographic Medicine
MS Candidate (Epidemiology)

Michael Le
MS Candidate (Epidemiology)

Catherine Dawson

MS Candidate (Epidemiology)

Transmitted HIV-1 Drug Resistance: Clinical Outcomes and Prevalence of Drug-Resistant Minority Variants"

Trends in prevalence and predictors of Hepatitis B immunization in the general United States population from 1999-2014

Diagnostic Characteristics of Kaposi Sarcoma in HIV-infected children in Botswana, Malawi, Uganda and Tanzania

5/30 Melissa Oliver, MD
Pediatric Rheumatology Fellow, Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology
Stanford Medicine
MS Candidate (Epidemiology)

Peter Chiu, MD
Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery
MS Candidate (Epidemiology)
Determinants of anti-tumor necrosis factor drug use in juvenile spondyloarthropathy and their impact on clinical disease outcomes

Open vs. endovascular repair of intact descending thoracic aortic aneurysms:  an instrumental variable analysis of the Medicare database
6/6 Hannah  Karpel
MS Candidate (Epidemiology)

Maya Krasnow
MS Candidate (Epidemiology)
Climate shocks and stunting

The Incidence of Microcephaly in California

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