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 email

Quantification of Biological Aging for Population Health Science
Daniel W. Belsky, PhD
Duke University School of Medicine
Wed, May 30, 2018 

Dissecting Genetic Architecture of Complex Diseases From Genome Wide Association Studies
Hongyu Zhao, PhD
Yale School of Public Health
Wed, May 16, 2018

Continuous Safety Monitoring in Large Phase I Cancer Clinical Trials with Multiple Dose Expansion Cohorts
Masha Kocherginsky, PhD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Wed, May 2, 2018

Empirical Strategies for Models of Multidimensional Health Outcomes
John Mullahy, PhD
University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine and Public Health
Wed, Apr 25, 2018

CRISPR screens and cancer research
Xiaole Shirley Liu, Phd
Harvard University
Wed, Apr 18, 2018

Did You Conduct A Sensitivity Analysis? A Weighting-Based Approach with Applications
Guanglei Hong, PhD
University of Chicago
Wed, Apr 11, 2018

Scope of Primary Care Physician Participation in Health Insurance Exchange Plans
Daniel Polsky, PhD
Penn Medicine: University of Pennsylvania Health System
Wed, Apr 4, 2018

Understanding multiple risk factors to reduce chronic disease health disparities: A multilevel model approach to examine smoking and weight gain in African Americans
Marcia McNutt Tan, PhD, MPH
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Wed, Mar 14, 2018

Inequities in Health Care and Reducing Barriers to Care for High Risk Populations 
Loren Saulsberry, PhD
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Tue, Mar 13, 2018

Becoming American": Exploring Exposure to the US and Cardiovascular Health Among Latina/os in the US
Aresha Martinez-Cardoso, MSPH
University of Michigan, School of Public Health
Mon, Mar 12, 2018

Racialized realignment of time and the emergence of chronic disease health disparities by early-adulthood
Linnea Evans, MPH, PhD
University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine and Public Health
Fri, Mar 9, 2018

Adventures with large biomedical datasets: diseases, medical records, environment and genetics
Andrey Rzhetsky, PhD
University of Chicago
Wed, Mar 7, 2018

Relationships among health care and social services for older adults
Amanda Brewster, PhD
Yale School of Public Health
Tue, Mar 6, 2018

Instrumental variable approaches for measuring the comparative effectiveness of trauma and emergency care
M. Kit Delgado, MD, MS, FACEP
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Wed, Feb 28, 2018

The Effect of Medicaid on Spending, Health, and Well-Being
Katherine Baicker, PhD
University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
Wed, Jan 24, 2018

Violence Seen Through a Public Health Lens
Selwyn O. Rogers Jr., MD, MPH
University of Chicago
Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Urbanization as a multi-dimensional nexus for health and sustainable development
Luis Bettencourt,PhD
University of Chicago
Wed, Jan 10, 2018