Previous Seminars (Archive)

The Costs of Exclusion: How Gender Inequality Stymies Global Development
- Seminar by Jennifer McCleary-Sills, PhD., MPH
Monday, October 17, 2016
12pm-1:15pm
Calit2 Auditorium
Jennifer McCleary-Sills, PhD., MPH

This talk will focus on various manifestations of gender inequality and how these translate into social and economic costs. Key forms of inequality discussed will include intimate partner violence, early and forced marriage, discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, and access to justice. Dr. Jennifer McCleary-Sills is the Director of the Global Program on Gender Violence and Rights at the International Center... read more

Ecology becomes biology: A population health perspective on self-regulation and the foundations of health disparities
- Seminar by Sara B. Johnson
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
12pm-1:15pm
Room 2086 AIRB
Sara B. Johnson

This talk will focus on how the social environment shapes the basic building blocks of self-regulatory development (cognitive, emotional, behavioral, physiological) in the first two decades of life, and the implications of this knowledge for efforts to reduce child and health and educational disparities. Dr. Sara B. Johnson Ph.D., MPH is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health at Johns Hopkins University Schools of... read more

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
12pm-1:15pm
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
12pm-1:15pm
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

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