Seminars in Public Health: 2012-2013


Public Health


Public Health Seminar Series
2012-2013


You are invited to join us for a series of seminars that address contemporary issues in public health throughout the 2012-2013 academic year. A list of confirmed seminars is presented below. All seminars are scheduled from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM on Mondays. Unless otherwise stated, seminars will be held in McDonnell Douglas Auditorium. If necessary, alternative locations will be announced to accommodate specific audiences.

No RSVP is necessary, and the seminars are free and open to the public. Videotapes of Public Health seminars are archived through the UC Irvine OpenCourseWare program - please visit http://ocw.uci.edu/lectures/?cat=2. For updates, please check our website: publichealth.uci.edu or contact Ms. Sarah Link at (949) 824-8214 or Slink@uci.edu.

Oladele Ogunseitan
Professor and Chair


October 8th, 2012:

Deborah Mindry, Ph.D.
UCLA Center for Culture and Health


TOPIC: "HIV and Reproductive Choices and Challenges: Provider and Client Perspectives from South Africa."

This seminar is co-sponsored by GHREAT: Global Health Research, Education, and Translation program.

Deborah Mindry, Ph.D.


October 15th, 2012:

Leakhena Nou, Ph.D.
Asian Pacific American Institute, New York University & California State University, Long Beach


TOPIC: "Trauma and Health Care Beliefs and Practices of Cambodian Americans."

Leakhena Nou, Ph.D.


October 22nd, 2012:

Michelle Miller-Day, Ph.D.
Professor of Communication Sciences, Chapman University

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Michael Hecht, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences and Crime, Law, and Justice, Pennsylvania State University


TOPIC: "It's Supposed to Work…in Theory: The Importance of Aligning Public Health Prevention Research and Theory with Actual Prevention Practice."

Michelle Miller-Day, Ph.D.


Michael Hecht, Ph.D.


November 5th, 2012:

Michelle Fortier, Ph.D.
Co-director of the UCI Center on Stress & Health, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care, UC Irvine, Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC)


TOPIC: "Pain Management in Pediatric Oncology Patients."

Michelle Fortier, Ph.D.


November 19th, 2012:

Annie Ro, Ph.D.
University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellow
UCLA Community Health Sciences



TOPIC: "The Health Consequences of Asian Immigrant Integration."

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Mohammed Imran Khan, M.B.B.S, Ph.D
International Vaccine Institute, South Korea


TOPIC: "International Vaccine Insititute: addressing the need to combat infectious diseases through innovations in vaccine design, development and introduction."

This seminar is co-sponsored by GHREAT: Global Health Research, Education, and Translation program.

Annie Ro, Ph.D.


Mohammed Imran Khan, M.B.B.S, Ph.D


December 3rd, 2012:

Yunan Chen, Ph.D.
Department of Informatics, UC Irvine


TOPIC: "Adoption, Adaptation, and Appropriation: Designing Electronic Medical Record System to Support Clinical Work Practices."

Yunan Chen, Ph.D.


January 14th, 2013:

Helena Temkin-Greener, Ph.D.
Department of Community & Preventive Medicine,Co-Director of Research, Center for Ethics, Humanities, and Palliative Care, University of Rochester


TOPIC: "Teams and Teamwork in Healthcare: Using Evidence to Inform Policy."

Helena Temkin-Greener, Ph.D.


January 28th, 2013:

Michele Cheung, M.D., M.P.H.
Deputy Medical Director, Epidemiology Division, Orange County Health Care Agency


TOPIC: "Influenza Surveillance in California."

This seminar is co-sponsored by GHREAT: Global Health Research, Education, and Translation program.

Michele Cheung, M.D., M.P.H.


February 11th, 2013:

Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Ph.D.
Professor & Chief, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health, Department of Public Health Sciences
Director, Northern California Collaborative for the National Children's Study,
Deputy Director, Center for Children's Environmental Health
M.I.N.D. Institute (Medical Investigations of Neurodevelopmental Disorders), University of California Davis


TOPIC: "Current understanding of the environmental contributions to Autism."

Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Ph.D.


February 25th, 2013:

Jeffrey M. Lobosky, M.D.
Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California at San Francisco
Co-Director, Neurotrauma Intensive Care Unit, Enloe Memorial Hospital


TOPIC: "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Mission Accomplished?"

Jeffrey M. Lobosky, M.D.


April 22nd, 2013:

Jerome Galea, Ph.D.
Director, Partners in Health, PERU


TOPIC: "No Butts About it: Rectal Microbicides and HIV Prevention for Anal Intercourse."

This seminar is co-sponsored by GHREAT: Global Health Research, Education, and Translation program.

Jerome Galea, Ph.D.


May 20th, 2013:

Typhanye Dyer, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Maryland


TOPIC: "HIV Risk among Black Men who Have Sex with Men and Women and their Female Partners."

This seminar is co-sponsored by GHREAT: Global Health Research, Education, and Translation program.

Typhanye Dyer, Ph.D., M.P.H.


June 3rd, 2012:

Tania Basta, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Department of Social and Public Health, Ohio University


TOPIC: "Conducting research in rural Appalachia - cultural and practical considerations."

This seminar is co-sponsored by GHREAT: Global Health Research, Education, and Translation program.

Tania Basta, Ph.D., M.P.H.



For updates, please check our website: publichealth.uci.edu
or contact Sarah Link, 949 824-8214 or Slink@uci.edu.