Departmental seminars meet once per week, generally Wednesdays at 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., from the first to tenth weeks of the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters. There may be occasional seminars during the Summer quarter. Unless otherwise specified, presentations will be held in the medical center, Room W229 of the Albert Merritt Billings (AMB) building.

Topics mirror the breadth of the department: biostatistics, environmental statistics, survey methodology, epidemiology, clinical epidemiology, health services, health economics, and medical ethics and other public-health related areas. Presentations last 45 to 60 minutes, with additional time for discussion. Refreshments are provided.

The Department of Public Health Sciences occasionally cosponsors seminars with the Cancer Research Center and the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, Department of Statistics and also with the Graduate School of Business. Joint seminars with the Cancer Center/MacLean Center or the GSB may be in a different location, as noted in the table below. Seminars sponsored jointly with the Statistics Department are often held on Monday afternoons in Eckhart Hall, as noted below.

Information about building access for persons with disabilities may be obtained in advance by calling the department office at (773) 702-2453.

If you have any questions or need further information about our seminars, please contact Cheryl Martinez.

Upcoming Seminars

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 “Extracellular RNA, Biomarkers, and the Future of Disease Monitoring”
Muneesh Tewari, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Michigan-Health System, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
James Dignam, PhD
University of Chicago-Department of Public Health Sciences

Past Seminars

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Regional Variation in the Cost of Prostate Cancer Screening and Treatment
Xiaomei Ma, PhD
Yale Univ. School of Public Health
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 A Locally Convoluted Cluster Model for Nucleosome Positioning Signals in Chemical Map
Jiping Wang, PhD
Northwestern University-Statistics
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 “Big Data” and Analytics: The Role of Biomedical Informatics
John Holmes, PhD
University of Pennsylvania-Perelman School of Medicine
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Multiple imputation for harmonizing non-commensurate measures in individual participant data meta-analysis
Juned Siddique, PhD
Northwestern University, Preventive Medicine-Biostatistics and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 Objective and Subjective Measures of Sleep and Health Outcomes in Older Community-dwelling Adults: Methods, Results, and Future Directions
Katie L. Stone, PhD
University of California, San Francisco-Senior Scientist, California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Applications of Behavioral Economics to Health Informatics: A Multi-site Randomized Trial and Other Studies on Antibiotic Prescribing
Daniella Meeker, PhD
Keck School of Medicine of USC