Previous Seminars (Archive)

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

The role of Family in Non-communicable Disease Management in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Seminar by Rhonda Belue, Ph.D.
Monday, May 2, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Calit2 Auditorium
Rhonda Belue, Ph.D.

Non-communicable diseases (NCD), including cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors such as diabetes (DM) and hypertension (HTN), are becoming an increasing burden in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). By 2030, NCDs are expected to eclipse communicable disease as the leading cause of death in Sub-Saharan Africa. Diabetes and hypertension require ongoing, daily management in order to prevent poor cardiovascular outcomes such as stroke,... read more

Variable selection for marginal analysis of longitudinal data with missing observations
- Seminar by Xianming Tan, Ph.D.
Monday, April 18, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Calit2 Auditorium
Xianming Tan, Ph.D.

Longitudinal studies are widely conducted in public health research. It is common that longitudinal studies collect a large number of covariates, some of which are unimportant in explaining the response. Moreover, longitudinal data analysis is challenged by the presence of measurement error and missing observations. In this talk, I will describe a variable selection procedure that handle high dimensional longitudinal data with... read more

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