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Public Health Dynamics Seminars Archive

The Seminar Series is sponsored by the Public Health Dynamics Laboratory and supported through PHASYS, the NIH/NIGMS Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Vaccine Modeling Initiative. Previous years' seminars are listed below.

Click the seminar title for an abstract and speaker biography. Some past seminars have been recorded and can be viewed, and some have slides available.

October 7, 2014: You Say Pertussis, I Say Petussis: Comparative Epidemiology of Whooping Cough

Pejman Rohani, PhD

Pearl L. Kendrick Professor
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Center for the Study of Complex Systems, Department of Epidemiology
University of Michigan

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
3:00 – 4:00 PM
109 Parran Hall – Pitt Public Health


September 9, 2014: FUNNEL: Automatic Mining of Spatially Coevolving Epidemics

Yasuko Matsubara, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Kumamoto University

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
3:15 – 4:15 PM
109 Parran Hall


April 1, 2014: Can we improve population health by improving foundational determinants? In silico experiments and agent based counterfactuals

Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH

Anna Cheskis Gelman and Murray Charles Gelman Professor
and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
3:00 – 4:00 PM
109 Parran Hall


March 4, 2014: Assessing and Addressing the Complexity of Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis Epidemics

Ted Cohen, MD, MPH, DPH

Associate Professor
Division of Global Health Equity
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
3:00 – 4:00 PM
109 Parran Hall


February 11, 2014: Social Networks to Combat Obesity: Worth the Effort?

David Shoham, PhD, MSPH

Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
3:00 – 4:00 PM
109 Parran Hall


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