Upcoming & Recent Seminars

Can Air Pollution be a Silent Killer in the Developing World? Case Studies of China and Uganda
- Seminar by Qingyu Meng, PhD
Monday, February 8, 2016
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Calit2 Auditorium
Qingyu Meng, PhD

Air pollution is a global public health concern. In the developing world, air pollution presents a particular threat to the health of millions of people in megacities that are growing in a fast, poorly planned, and unregulated manner. Air pollution research in the developing world will be illustrated with two studies: A pioneer air pollution assessment in Uganda and an indoor air intervention study in China. The pioneer air pollution assessment in Kampala/Uganda (east Africa) was conducted from 2014 to 2015. Concentrations and spatial variation of major criteria air pollutants... read more

Healthy Societies, Healthy Individuals: The Impact of the Social Organization on Health Outcomes
- Seminar by Sigrun Olafsdottir
Monday, February 1, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Calit2 Auditorium
Sigrun Olafsdottir

Health outcomes and health inequalities are shaped by the interplay between individual characteristics and broader societal arrangements. At the individual level, factors such as social location, lifestyle choices, and use of health care impact health outcomes. At the national level, factors including access and quality of health care as well as social policies are likely to influence both health and health inequalities. Previous research has found consistent patterns at the individual level, for example by showing that those who are vulnerable in society generally experience... read more

Healthcare Security and Active Shooter Survival
- Seminar by Alon Stivi
Monday, January 25, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Calit2 Auditorium
Alon Stivi

Terrorism and workplace violence are on the rise. Are our medical practice and health care professionals secure? An increasing number of patients get angry and act out their frustrations aggressively, threatening medical staff and health care providers. Disgruntled patients may also follow the staff home, and target the families. Health care facilities may also become the targets of terrorists. This presentation will provide up-to-date practical information on how to prevent and respond to violent risks in a health care setting, including strategies for: • Recognizing and... read more

Orange County’s Healthier Together – A new resource for public health data and information
- Seminar by Jane Chai, MPH
Monday, January 11, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Calit2 Auditorium
Jane Chai, MPH

Orange County has a new interactive and easy to navigate website www.OCHealthierTogether.org that allows anyone to find data and information about health and wellness in Orange County. This presentation will share features available on the website including a dashboard of more than 170 indicators related to the health of Orange County, a database of 137 demographic items, and tools for data analysis and report writing. We will also briefly discuss the Orange County Health Improvement Plan, which highlights county-wide collaborative efforts to address key community health... read more


Winter Quarter 2016

You are invited to join us for a series of seminars that address contemporary issues in public health throughout Winter Quarter 2016. A list of confirmed seminars is presented below. All seminars are typically scheduled from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM on Mondays. Other dates and times are included to accommodate special speaker schedules. Unless otherwise stated, seminars will be held in the Calit2 Auditorium. If necessary, alternative locations will be announced to accommodate specific audiences.

No RSVP is necessary, and the seminars are free and open to the public. Videotapes of Public Health seminars are archived through the UC Irvine OpenCourseWare program.

For updates, please visit: publichealth.uci.edu or contact Ms. Anna Rager at (949) 824-0566 or ARager@uci.edu.

Date Speaker
Jane Chai, MPH
Jan. 11, 2016

Jane Chai, MPH, Public Health Projects Manager, Orange County Health Care Agency


TOPIC: Orange County’s Healthier Together – A new resource for health data and information in Orange County.
VENUE: Calit2 Auditorium
Alon Stivi, CEO
Jan. 25, 2016

Alon Stivi, CEO, Direct Measures International, Irvine


TOPIC: Healthcare Security and Active Shooter Survival
VENUE: Calit2 Auditorium
Qingyu Meng, PhD
Feb. 08, 2016

Qingyu Meng, PhD, Rutgers School of Public Health, The State University of New Jersey


TOPIC: Air pollution research in a global environmental health context
VENUE: Calit2 Auditorium
Edward Okeke, MD, MPH
Feb. 22, 2016

Edward Okeke, MD, MPH, RAND Corporation


TOPIC: Estimating the Marginal Returns to a Hospital Birth: Evidence from Rainfall Shocks in India
VENUE: Calit2 Auditorium
Ross Silverman, JD, MPH
Feb. 29, 2016

Ross Silverman, JD, MPH, Fairbanks School of Public Health, Indiana University


TOPIC: Vaccination Policy in the United States: Shame, Stigma, and Shared Responsibilities (Tentative)
VENUE: Calit2 Auditorium

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