Previous Seminars (Archive)

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

Improving Executive Decision-Making through Research-Based Science and Simulation
- Seminar by Donna Barbisch, MPH, DHA
Monday, April 11, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Calit2 Auditorium
Donna Barbisch, MPH, DHA

Senior leaders make decisions during disaster with limited knowledge of the impact on morbidity and mortality of populations. Public health emergencies and disasters are considered wicked problems, that is, problems with ambiguous and confounding challenges that often have no clear-cut right or wrong but only better or worse answers. While executive leaders generally desire to lead effectively and improve outcomes, their... read more

Epidemiology of HPV Related Cancers, the Unfolding Story
- Seminar by Margaret Madeleine, MPH, PhD
Friday, April 8, 2016
11:00AM - 12:00PM
AIRB Room 2086
Margaret Madeleine, MPH, PhD

HPV has become a well-developed model for understanding viral carcinogenesis, and the interdisciplinary work that ensued allowed for the development of the HPV vaccine. The vaccine is nearly universally effective, and leads to an overwhelming and seemingly durable antibody response. Still, there has been a relatively slow rate of HPV vaccine in the U.S. and globally. This translates to continuing susceptibility to the six... read more

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