Previous Seminars (Archive)

I’m going to Disneyland”, Or: what levels of vaccination are necessary for measles control and eradiction?
- Seminar by Andrew Noymer, Ph.D. and Katelyn C. Corey
Monday, May 4, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Calit2 Auditorium
Andrew Noymer, Ph.D. and Katelyn C. Corey

We present a mathematical model of measles virus transmission that is tailored to a dataset on a large outbreak from rural Burundi in the 1980s, in which a major outbreak occurred despite reasonably high vaccination levels. So-called post-honeymoon outbreaks occur after the introduction of vaccination, and punctuate a vaccine-induced quiet period. These are both demographic and epidemiologic phenomena, since they involve... read more

Reproductive Health of Foreign Women in Yunnan, China
- Seminar by Songyuan Tang, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.A.
Monday, April 20, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Calit2 Auditorium
Songyuan Tang, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.A.

In Yunnan’s border areas, there exists a population of female foreign migrants. Most of these women have migrated from border countries such as Vietnam, Myanmar, and Laos through marriage, but due to existing policies and institutional reasons, are not recognized as Chinese nationals. This presents them with problems when trying to use social security services, especially when it comes to accessing and using reproductive health... read more

The National Center for Health Statistics: Research Data Center
- Seminar by Patricia M. Barnes, M.A.
Monday, April 6, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Calit2 Auditorium
Patricia M. Barnes, M.A.

The Research Data Center (RDC) is part of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). NCHS monitors the Nation’s health by collecting, analyzing and disseminating health data. The RDC system was created to provide a secure environment for researchers to access data that cannot be released publicly in order to answer important public health questions. Restricted data can be accessed through NCHS RDCs, a remote access... read more

Communicating Public Health Messages In The Age of Choice, Uncertainty, and Complexity
- Seminar by Suellen Hopfer, Ph.D.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
2080 AIRB, 653 East Peltason Drive
Suellen Hopfer, Ph.D.

Advancing health message design, whether communicating vaccine messages, genomic information, or the health relevance of climate change effectively, requires developing and applying theoretical principles of health communication. Narrative theory is one such principle that guides the design of culture-centric health messages to engage and hold the attention of specific audiences. This talk focuses on a narrative communication model... read more

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