Previous Seminars (Archive)

Use of non-invasive biomarkers of exposure and response to improve estimates of environmental infectious disease burden in community settings
- Seminar by Christopher D. Heaney, PhD, MS
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Room 1030 AIRB
Christopher D. Heaney, PhD, MS

There is a potential to lose participants​ and miss sentinel cases in at-risk populations with high exposure burden if measurements, biomarkers, and screening tests​ used in population-based studies are invasive and/or lack cultural acceptance. This can impede knowledge advancements about the natural history, disease ecology, and transmission routes for established and emerging infectious diseases. This seminar will highlight... read more

A Double-edged Sword: Gender-based Violence Against Women and HIV among Marginalized Populations
- Seminar by Jamila K. Stockman, Ph.D., MPH
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Room 2080 AIRB
Jamila K. Stockman, Ph.D., MPH

A Double-edged Sword: Gender-based Violence Against Women and HIV among Marginalized Populations Dr. Jamila K. Stockman Ph.D., MPH is an Associate Professor in the Division of Global Public Health, and Center on Gender Equity and Health, Department of Medicine, at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Stockman is also Director of the Disparities Core at UCSD’s Center for AIDS Research. She holds a Ph.D. in... read more

Risks and Benefits of Insecticide Use for Disease Vector Control
- Seminar by Jonathan Chevrier
Monday, May 16, 2016
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Calit2 Auditorium
Jonathan Chevrier

In the early 2000s, a massive malaria control campaign was undertaken following the establishment of malaria reduction targets by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Millenium Development Goals, and a WHO position shift in favor of the scale up of "Indoor Residual Spraying" (IRS) using all available insecticides including dichlorodiphenyl trichloroethane (DDT). As a consequence, the number of countries using... read more

Partnered- and Engaged-approaches to Address Cancer-related Health Disparities
- Seminar by Heather M. Brandt, PhD, CHES
Monday, May 9, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
AIRB 1030
Heather M. Brandt, PhD, CHES

Complex and multi-faceted health and social problems are often ill-suited to “outside experts.” Partnered- and engaged-approaches to conducting research offer many benefits, including the opportunity to work within established infrastructure of partners, share resources across stakeholders, build on existing social networks, and expedite the process of translating what works into practice. In addition, partnered- and... read more

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