Epidemiology Grand Rounds

The monthly Columbia University Epidemiology Grand Rounds (CUEGR) series hosts global leaders in epidemiology who share their ground-breaking work with the Department’s faculty, students, and the Columbia community at-large.

CUEGR lectures present a broad range of topics, fostering academic exchange around key issues in epidemiology. The series has forged important links between the Department and leading figures and programs in epidemiology throughout the world.

All events consist of a 45-minute lecture followed by a 45-minute discussion period, in which audience members are encouraged to participate. Speakers are invited to spend the day at Columbia with ample time to engage faculty and students prior to the lecture.

Please gg2431 [at] columbia.edu (email us) for more information about the CUEGR series.

CUEGR lectures are open to the public and held from 4:00-5:30 p.m., unless otherwise indicated.

Upcoming CUEGRs


February 20 / Allan Rosenfield Building, Hess CommonsMegan Murray, MD, MPH, ScD

Who Gets TB Infection and Disease in Lima, Peru

April 17 (Alan Berkman Memorial Lecture)George Davey Smith 
November 6 (Geoffrey Howe Memorial Lecture)  
December 4  






November 28Miguel Hernán, MD, MPH, ScM, DrPHEstimating per-protocol effects: Randomized trials analyzed like observational studies
November 7Mark Schiffman, MD, MPHBeyond the Pap test: Precise and simple cervical cancer screening and management guidelines
April 11Elizabeth YeampierreClimate Justice: From Brooklyn to Puerto Rico (Alan Berkman Memorial Lecture)
February 21Frank B. Hu, MD, PhDThe role of precision nutrition in obesity and diabetes prevention and management



December 6Mona Hanna-Atisha, MD, MPH, FAAPThe Flint water crisis: A journey for justice
April 19Dean Alondra Nelson, MPhil, PhDNot just fun and games: The sociopolitical and medical import of "recreational" genetics
February 8Kevin Volpp, MD, PhDBehavioral economics and health



December 7Jason Corburn, PhD, MCPUrban health equity on a planet of cities: From local to global
November 9Michelle Bell,  PhD , MSClimate change and human health: Reflections on research and remaining challenges
October 19Maria Glymour, ScD, MSEpidemiologic research in Alzheimer's disease and dementia prevention: Why aren't we making faster progress?
September 14Lisa Bowleg, PhD“I am a man”: Intersectionality, black heterosexual men, and sexual HIV risk
May 11Raj Chetty, PhDThe relationship between life expectancy and income in the United States, 2001–2014
April 13Ruth Enid Zambrana, PhDMeanderings of Latino population health research: What is next?
March 9Laura C. Rodrigues, MD, MSc, PhD, FFPHMThe epidemic of microcephaly attributed to ZIKA in Brasil
February 10Donna Spiegelman, ScDTowards a unified methodology of study design and statistical analysis for causal inference in implementation science
January 20Moyses Szklo, MDTranslational epidemiology: Are we missing the boat?



December 9Ken Rothman, PhDTechnology's role in the increasing isolation of epidemiologists
November 18Andrew Olshan, PhDThe evolution of cancer epidemiology: Promise and pitfall
October 14Lisa Berkman, PhDWork, family, and health: The long arm of early and middle adulthood
September 30Sir Richard Peto, PhDHalving premature death
May 13Timothy L. Lash, DSc, MPHMolecular markers of endocrine therapy failure: Controversies, results, and future directions
April 15Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPHSeeking equity in solutions to obesity: Spinning the wheels of ethnicity, gender, and social class (Alan Berkman Memorial Lecture)
March 25Laura C. Rodrigues, MD, MSc, PhD, FFPHMBig data in epidemiology: Opportunities, challenges and one example: The virtual cohort of 80 million Brazilians
February 18Margaret Warner, PhD and Cecelia McNamara Spitznas, PhDThe drug overdose epidemic: Epidemiology and control strategies
January 14Steve Marshall, PhDInnovations in concussion research and injury epidemiology: Can epidemiology make the world a better place?



December 10Meir Stampfer, MD, DrPHWhy we should stop studying (overall) prostate cancer
November 19Lynn A. Rosenberg, MS, ScDWhat accounts for the excess of ER-Negative breast cancer in African American women? (Geoffrey Howe Memorial Lecture)
October 15James Goedert, MDEpidemiologic studies of the microbiome and cancer: A short history and a long future
September 17Enrique Schisterman, PhD, MARandomized clinical trial of preconception low dose aspirin use and pregnancy rate: The EAGeR trial
May 7Cesar Victora, MD, PhDEpidemiology and the post-2015 agenda: What can we learn from monitoring the MDGs
April 16Arline T. Geronimus, ScDWeathering social climate change
April 2Olli MiettinenOn progress in epidemiologic academia
March 26Dan King, PhD and Lynda King, PhDPositive adjustment among American repatriated prisoners of the Vietnam War: Modeling the long-term effects of captivity
February 19Janet Rich-Edwards, ScD, MPHSticks and stones may break my heart: How early physical and sexual abuse shape lifelong cardiovascular risk



December 4Brian Schwartz, MD, MSNavigating a career in environmental epidemiology: Has complexification been informative?
November 20Malcolm Pike, PhDPreventing breast cancer: Lessons from the prevention of ovarian cancer
October 23Jan P Vandenbroucke, MD, PhD, FRCP, FRCPECan counterfactual theory provide a complete theory of causal inference as we practice it in epidemiology?
September 11David Savitz, PhDFrom power lines to cell phones: 25 years of research on nonionizing radiation and cancer
April 24Susan Reverby, PhDThe medical/political/revolutionary life of Dr. Alan Berkman
March 27Michelle Williams, ScDDiet, physical activity, and sleep: The three pillars of perinatal health
February 27Sander Greenland, DrPHIs epidemiology too difficult for statisticians?
January 23Steven Cole, PhDSocial regulation of gene expression



December 5Lewis H. Kuller, MD, DrPH"Dead science" in the era of molecular biology? The NIH attack on epidemiology
November 14Nubia Muñoz, MD, MPHFrom etiology to prevention: The case of cervical cancer (Geoffrey Howe Memorial Lecture)
October 24Ronald Gray, MDMale circumcision for HIV/STI prevention: Trials and tribulations of implementation
April 25Salim Abdool Karim, MD, PhDNew hope for HIV prevention (Alan Berkman Memorial Lecture)
March 21David Hemenway, PhDGuns and public health
February 28Lawrence Altman, MDWho goes first? The story of self-experimentation in medicine
January 25Deborah Winn, PhDCancer epidemiology cohorts: Trends, value, and future directions



December 7Paolo Vineis, MD, MPH, FFPHIntegrating -omics into epidemiological longitudinal studies
November 30Leslie Bernstein, PhDTackling breast cancer risk and prognosis: Can we improve our game? (Geoffrey Howe Memorial Lecture)
October 26Gary Giovino, PhDTobacco in the 21st Century: National and international challenges and opportunities
September 28Tyler J. VanderWeele, PhDMediation analysis and applications to perinatal epidemiology
May 25Graham Thornicroft, PhDLessons learned in developing community mental health care worldwide
April 27Albert Hofman, MD, PhDEpidemiology beyond genomics
March 2George Davey-Smith, MD, DsCCan we edge closer to causal understanding using observational data?
February 23Daniel M. Fox, PhDWhere the money is: Sutton’s Law and comparative effectiveness research



December 15Jonathan Samet, MD, MSTranslating epidemiological evidence Into Policy: How epidemiological research helped to clear the air
November 17Anthony Miller, MD, FRCP, FRCP (C), FFPH, FACEShould we stop screening for invasive cancers? (Geoffrey Howe Memorial Lecture)
October 13Conrad Keating, MSc, PGCESmoking and lung cancer: The anatomy of a scientific dispute between R. A. Fisher and Richard Doll
September 29Daniel Fitzgerald, MDConducting HIV research in Haiti: The GHESKIO program
June 16Karestan Koenen, PhDA lifecourse perspective on gene-environment interplay in the production of mental disorders
May 19Jay Kaufman, PhDHeteroeroticism: Your subgroups or mine
April 14Alain-Jacques Valleron, DScWhat can the 1889 Russian flu teach us about the surveillance of modern pandemics?
March 10Sonia Hernandez-Diaz, MD, DrPHBirth weight and infant mortality: Cause, bias, or paradox?
February 10Sally Blower, PhDEvolution, complex networks, and drug resistance to HIV