Seminar Series

The Division of Epidemiology hosts a biweekly seminar series that is open to students, faculty, and staff throughout VCU. Lectures address various aspects of epidemiologic research and practice and include presentations by leaders in the field of population health.

Seminars are generally held from 12:00 to 1:00 pm on TUESDAYS at One Capitol Square (830 E. Main Street), 6th floor room 644.

One Capitol Square
Seminars 2019-2020
Date Presenter Seminar Title
     
1/14/20 Danielle Apugo, PhD | Visiting Scholar, VCU iCubed initiative
Seminar Type: MPH/PhD
A Hidden Culture of Coping: Insights on Black Women's Experiences in Predominantly White Institutions (Department of Health and Behavior Policy Research Seminar)
     

1/16/20 (THURSDAY)

Jacqueline Britz, MD, MSPH | Chief Resident, University of Virginia Family Medicine Residency
Seminar Type: Special Invited Speaker
Transforming transgender health in the primary care setting
     
1/21/20 Aderonke A. Akinkugbe, DDS, MPH, PhD | Assistant Professor, Dental Public Health and Policy, VCU School of Dentistry; Member, Oral Health Transdisciplinary core, VCU iCubed
Seminar Type: MPH/PhD

Prenatal smoking and risk of early childhood caries

     

1/31/20 (FRIDAY)

Sebastian Tong, MD, MPH | Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine Specialist
Seminar Type: Special Invited Speaker
Addressing the Intersection of Addiction, Loneliness and Social Needs
     
2/4/20 Duong (Tony) Nguyen, DO, FAAP | Commander, US Public Health Service; Chief Medical Officer and Acting Chief, Operations Branch, Division of Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Seminar Type: MPH

TBD (topic: NHANES; presented in partnership with VCU Family Medicine medical students)

LOCATION: McGlothlin Medical Education Center, room 3-101

     
2/11/20 Kerri-Anne Mitchell, DrPH Post-Doctoral Fellow, Cancer Prevention and Control, VCU Department of Health Behavior and Policy
Seminar Type: MPH/PhD
TBD (Department of Health Behavior and Policy Research Seminar)
     
2/18/20 Courtney Blondino, MPH | PhD Candidate, VCU Division of Epidemiology
Seminar Type:PhD
TBD
     
3/3/20 James Clifford, MS | PhD Candidate, VCU Division of Epidemiology
Seminar Type:PhD
TBD
     
3/17/20 John Lee, MS | PhD Student, VCU Division of Epidemiology
Seminar Type: PhD
TBD
     
3/24/20 Fidelma Rigby, MD | Associate Professor, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, VCU Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Seminar Type: MPH/PhD
The Crucial Role of Public Health in Addressing the Human Trafficking Crisis (presented in partnership with PhD in Epidemiology Student Body and Medical Students Fighting Human Trafficking)
     
3/31/20 no seminar this week (National Public Health Week seminars next week) -
     
4/7/20 Cee Ann Davis, MD, MPH | Adjunct Instructor, VCU Division of Epidemiology
Seminar Type: MPH  (presented as part of National Public Health Week)

Women's Health Preventive Service Recommendations

     
4/14/20 Whitney Graves, MPH and DaShaunda Taylor, MPH | PhD Students, VCU Division of Epidemiology
Seminar Type: PhD

TBD

     
4/28/20 First Year PhD Students, VCU Division of Epidemiology
Seminar Type: PhD

TBD

     
5/12/20 Anushree Vichare, PhD | Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University
Seminar Type: MPH/PhD

TBD (Department of Health Behavior and Policy Research Seminar)

     
Completed Seminars Fall 2019
Date Presenter Seminar Title
     
9/10/19 Natalie Pennywell, MPH, CHES | Site Director, VCU Health Hub at 25th
Seminar Type: MPH
MPH to Health Hub: A Winding Professional Road
     
9/24/19 Megan Hollis, MS | Associate Director, Health Sciences Career Advising, VCU Career Services
Seminar Type: MPH/PhD
Developing a Targeted Job Search
     
10/8/19 group discussion
Seminar Type: MPH
The Role of Medicaid in Addressing the Overdose Crisis
     
10/22/19 Mirinda Gormley, MSPH, NRP | PhD Candidate, VCU Division of Epidemiology
Seminar Type: PhD
Is layperson naloxone administration associated with refusal of emergency medical services transport to the hospital after a nonfatal opioid overdose?
     
11/1/19  Arielle Deutsch, PhD | Assistant Scientist, Sanford Research; Assistant Professor, University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences Department of Pediatrics
Seminar Type: MPH/PhD
Systems, Syndemics, and Solutions: Embracing complexity in health disparities of alcohol exposed pregnancy
     
11/12/19 Hua Zhao, PhD | Professor, VCU Division of Epidemiology
Seminar Type: PhD
Obesity and obesity related cancers among Mexican Americans
     
11/19/19 MPH Students | attended American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Expo My APHA Experience
     
12/6/19  Tiara Willie, PhD, MA | Post-Doctoral Fellow, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University/Miriam Hospital The Sociopolitical Context of Intimate Partner Violence and U.S. Women's Health: Advancing Health Equity through Collaborative Response Efforts