Upcoming & Recent Seminars

Global and Local Perspectives for Health Equity, Social Justice, and Organizational Change
- Seminar by Dr. Bernice B. Rumala, Ph.D., M.Phil., Ed.M., M.A.
Monday, November 26, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Calit2 Auditorium
Dr. Bernice B. Rumala, Ph.D., M.Phil., Ed.M., M.A.

Dr. Bernice Rumala will address healthy equity, health impacts of discrimination and organizational change. She will highlight global and local parallels between her experiences in Iraq, during the height of the war on ISIS, and the United States. A social determinants of equity framework will be used in exploring health equity, social justice, policy, practices, individual level and institutional level interventions. Additionally, implicit biases, phobias, and racism will be addressed as part of the equity framework. At the end of the seminar, attendees will have a clearer... read more

Prenatal and postnatal tobacco and cannabis exposure and child behavior problems
- Seminar by Dr. Rina D. Eiden
Monday, October 29, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Calit2 Auditorium
Dr. Rina D. Eiden

Tobacco use in the form of cigarettes continues to be one of the most commonly used drugs in pregnancy and delivers significant amounts of chemical toxins to the fetus via maternal bloodstream. Tobacco use is often comorbid with cannabis and the two substances are often smoked together, but little is known about potential effects of co-use on child developmental outcomes. Such use is also more prevalent among young, low-income, single women. Together, this reflects a large public health problem for both maternal and child health. Although most women cut down substance use... read more

The Monkeybar Project: identifying environmental risk factors for an emerging zoonotic malaria in Malaysian Borneo
- Seminar by Dr. Kimberly Fornace
Monday, October 22, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Calit2 3008
Dr. Kimberly Fornace

This talk will present results from the Monkeybar project, a multidisciplinary project on the environmental, social and biological risk factors for the zoonotic malaria Plasmodium knowlesi. Linkages between land use change and human disease risks were explored using high resolution GPS tracking data of macaques and people. Based on these findings, an environmentally stratified cross-sectional survey was conducted across Northern Sabah to identify exposure to P. knowlesi and other malaria species; results from this survey were combined with aerial (drone) and satellite-based... read more

A Bio-social Strategy for Tuberculosis Elimination
- Seminar by Salmaan Keshavjee, MD, PhD, ScM
Monday, October 15, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Calit2 Auditorium
Salmaan Keshavjee, MD, PhD, ScM

Tuberculosis has been a curable disease since the 1950s. In the more than six decades since then, knowledge has been amassed about how to ameliorate its social causes, prevent its transmission, and treat both its clinical and latent forms. In many high-income settings, this knowledge has been used with great success. Elsewhere, this is far from the case: more than 4000 people die from this curable and preventable airborne disease each day, mostly in low-income and middle-income settings. Although tuberculosis incidence has declined over the past 25 years, it has done so at a... read more

Fall Quarter 2018

Please join us for engaged learning with our distinguished speakers throughout the Fall quarter in a series of seminar presentations that address contemporary issues in public health. All seminars are typically scheduled from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM on Mondays. Unless otherwise stated, seminars will be held in the Calit2 Auditorium. If necessary, alternative locations will be announced to accommodate specific audiences. We provide opportunities to meet with our speakers individually or in small groups during their visit.

No RSVP is necessary, and the seminars are free and open to the public.

Date Speaker
Salmaan Keshavjee, M.A., M.D., M.Sc.
Oct. 15, 2018

Salmaan Keshavjee, M.A., M.D., M.Sc., Professor, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University

TOPIC: Tuberculosis: Gaps in Policies and Solutions.
VENUE: Calit2 Auditorium
Kimberly M. Fornace
Oct. 22, 2018

Kimberly M. Fornace , Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, England, United Kingdom

TOPIC: The Monkeybar Project: identifying environmental risk factors for an emerging zoonotic malaria in Malaysian Borneo.
VENUE: Calit2 Auditorium
Rina D. Eiden, Ph.D.
Oct. 29, 2018

Rina D. Eiden, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Research Institute on Addictions, Pediatrics & Psychology, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

TOPIC: Prenatal and postnatal tobacco and cannabis exposure and child behavior problems.
VENUE: Calit2 Auditorium
Lisa J. White, Ph.D.
Nov. 05, 2018

Lisa J. White, Ph.D., Professor, Modelling and Epidemiology, Nuffield Department of Medicine, Oxford University, England, United Kingdom

Putting Programmers into Programs: modeling and capacity building in malaria control programs.
VENUE: Calit2 Auditorium
Marta E. Hanson, Ph.D.
Nov. 12, 2018

Marta E. Hanson, Ph.D., Institute for the History of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

Documentaries, film, and fiction as powerful responses to HIV/AIDS in modern China
VENUE: Calit2 Auditorium

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