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.  All Spring 2022 seminars will be held via Zoom; please see the listings for how to acquire the access information.

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Seminars 2021-2022

(please note that the details are being finalized and will be updated regularly)

Date Presenter Seminar Title
Spring 2022    

1/18/22

David Chelmow, MD, FACOG | Leo J. Dunn Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, VCU Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Interim Dean, VCU School of Medicine; Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, VCU Health; Immediate Past Chair, WPSI Multidisciplinary Steering Committee and Past Advisory Panel Member; Member, United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
Cee Ann Davis, MD, MPH, FACOG, FACPM
 | Adjunct Instructor, VCU Division of Epidemiology; National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Representative, WPSI Dissemination and Implementation Steering Committee; Director, Blue Ridge Community Health
presented in partnership with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) The Women’s Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI)
The Women’s Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI) Overview and Update 
via Zoom; register here
     

2/1/22

Whitney Graves, MPH | PhD Student, VCU Division of Epidemiology TBD
     

2/8/22

Vimbainashe Dihwa, MBA and Heather Saunders, MSW | PhD Students, VCU Department of Health Behavior and Policy
Seminar Type: Department of Health Behavior and Policy Research Seminar
TBD
     

2/15/22

DaShaunda Taylor, MPH | PhD Student, VCU Division of Epidemiology TBD
     

2/22/22

PhD Students | VCU Department of Health Behavior and Policy
Seminar Type: Department of Health Behavior and Policy Research Seminar
TBD
     

3/1/22

Medhin Tsegaye, MPH | PhD Student, VCU Division of Epidemiology TBD
     

3/1/22

Wendemi Sawadogo, MPH | PhD Student, VCU Division of Epidemiology TBD
     

4/5/22

National Public Health Week please note that there will be lectures and events happening throughout the week, and this page will be updated 
     
4/19/21 Yufan Guan, MS | PhD Student, VCU Division of Epidemiology TBD
     

4/26/21

Anushree Vichare, PhD | Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University
Seminar Type: Department of Health Behavior and Policy Research Seminar
TBD
     
5/3/21 Alexis Donaldson, MPH and Jonathan Wells, MHS | PhD Students, VCU Division of Epidemiology TBD
     
Completed Seminars Fall 2021
Date Presenter Seminar Title
     
8/31/21 Ashley Felix, PhD | Interim Chair, Health Behavior and Health Promotion; Associate Professor, Epidemiology, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University
Seminar Type: Research Seminar presented in partnership with the Department of Health Behavior and Policy

Racial disparities in receipt of guideline-concordant endometrial cancer treatment

     

9/14/21

Winston Tseng, PhD | Associate Professor of Research, Division of Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health; Lecturer, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Program, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley Community Defined-Evidence Practices to address Mental Health among the Hmong Refugee Older Adults in Rural California 
     

9/28/21

Aurora Higgs, M.Ed. | Program Director, Diversity Richmond The Epidemic of Intersectional transphobia 
     

10/12/21

Derek Chapman, PhD | Associate Professor, VCU Division of Epidemiology; Interim Director, VCU Center on Society and Health

Hua Zhao, PhD | Professor, VCU Division of Epidemiology

A Faculty Panel Discussion on COVID-19 Research Projects in the VCU Division of Epidemiology 
     

10/20/21 (Wednesday)

Esther Johnston, MD, MPH | Residency Faculty, Wright Center National Family Medicine Residency at HealthPoint - Auburn, WA; Clinical and Academic Advisor, Seed Global Health
Seminar Type: 11th Annual Clancy A. Holland Lecture
Reimagining Global Health: Connecting Past & Present Toward a More Equitable Future
     

10/26/21

no seminar (APHA conference) -
     

10/28/21 (Thursday)

Yeunkyung (Yoon) Kim, PhD | Senior Researcher, Anthem, Inc. Health Services Research Team
Seminar Type: Department of Health Behavior and Policy Research Seminar
Improve Healthcare Delivery, Reduce Disparities & Enhance Health 
     

11/9/21

Amanda Gentry, PhD | Post Doctoral Scholar, VCU VIPBG (Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics) The End of Significance
     

11/30/21

Dana Lapato, PhD | Instructor, VCU Department of Human and Molecular Genetics; Faculty, VCU Data Science Lab  Open science methods for project management & reproducibility