See below for information on seminars from the 2013-2014 academic year, including links to video of the seminars and readings.
Topics & Speakers
September 16, 2013
Strengthening Chronic Disease Synergies
Lee Goldman, MD, MPH
Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH
Fried LP, Hogam P, Rowe J. Design and operation of health systems in wealthy industrial countries. Chapter 12. Beard JR, Biggs S, Bloom DE, Fried LP, Hogan P, Kalache A, Olshansky SJ, eds. Global Population Ageing: Peril or Promise. World Economic Forum, Geneva, 2011.
Goldman L et al. Projected Effect of Dietary Salt Reductions on Future Cardiovascular Disease. N Engl J Med, Feb 18, 2010.
Goldman L et al. Adolescent Overweight and Future Adult Coronary Heart Disease. N Engl J Med, Dec 6, 2007.
Rowe JW, Fried LP. Beyond Medicare Reform: Strategies to Enhance Health and Well-Being in Older Persons. Public Policy & Aging Report, In Press, 2013.
Wang Y et al. A Penny-Per-Ounce Tax On Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Would Cut Health And Cost Burdens Of Diabetes. Health Aff, Jan 2012.
October 3, 2013
Cost, Benefits, and Reducing the Chronic Disease Burden: Real-World Considerations Beyond the Short Run
Sherry Glied, PhD
Muennig P, Glied S. What Changes In Survival Rates Tell Us About US Health Care. Health Aff, Sept 2013.
Barbash G, Glied S. New Technology and Health Care Costs — The Case of Robot-Assisted Surgery. N Engl J Med, Aug 19, 2010.
November 7, 2013
Global Public Health Perspectives in Chronic Disease: Innovative Applications and Research
Ilona Kickbusch, PhD
Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH
Kickbusch I. Addressing the interface of the political and commercial determinants of health. Health Promot Int, 2012.
Kickbusch, I. In search of the public health paradigm for the 21st century: the political dimensions of public health. Política de saúde, 2009.
Palen J, et al. PEPFAR, Health System Strengthening, and Promoting Sustainability and Country Ownership. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, Aug 15, 2012.
Rabkina M, Krukb ME, El-Sadr WM. HIV, aging and continuity care: strengthening health systems to support services for noncommunicable diseases in low-income countries, AIDS, 2012.
Rabkina M, et al, Strengthening Health Systems for Chronic Care: Leveraging HIV Programs to Support Diabetes Services in Ethiopia and Swaziland. J Trop Med, 2012.
January 30, 2014
The Dementias: New Biology, Public Health Applications
Dennis J. Selkoe, MD
Richard Mayeux, MD
Li S, Selkoe D, et al, "Environmental Novelty Activates β2-Adrenergic Signaling to Prevent the Impairment of Hippocampal LTP by Aβ Oligomers," Neuron, March 6, 2013.
Reitz C, Mayeux R, et al, "Epidemiology of Alzheimer Disease," Nat Rev Neurol, March, 2011.
Reitz C, Mayeux R, et al, "Variants in the ATP-binding cassette transporter (ABCA7), apolipoprotein E ϵ4,and the risk of late-onset Alzheimer disease in African Americans," JAMA, April 10, 2013.
Shankar GM, Selkoe D, et al, "Amyloid-bold beta protein dimers isolated directly from Alzheimer's brains impair synaptic plasticity and memory," Nature Medicine, July 15, 2008.
February 25, 2014
The Long and the Short of It: Telomeres, Aging and Chronic Disease
Abraham Aviv, MD
Pam Factor-Litvak, PhD
Aviv A, Susser E, "Leukocyte Telomere Length and the Father’s Age Enigma: Implications for Population Health and for Life Course," Int J Epidemiol, Feb 4, 2013.
Aviv A, "Genetics of leukocyte telomere length and its role in atherosclerosis," Mutat Res-Fund Mol M, Feb 2012.
March 12, 2014
Is Heart Disease Contagious?: Issues in Communicability and Chronic Disease
James H. Fowler, PhD
Andrew Rundle, DrPH
April 3, 2014
Why Isn't Everyone Sick?: Vulnerability and Resilience in Chronic Disease
Steven W. Cole, PhD
Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH
Cole SW, "Social Regulation of Human Gene Expression: Mechanisms and Implications for Public Health," Am J Public Health, Oct 2013.
Fredrickson BL, Cole SW, et al, "A functional genomic perspective on human well-being," PNAS, July 2013.
Galea S, et al, "A model of underlying socioeconomic vulnerability in human populations: evidence from variability in population health and implications for public health," Sco Sci Med, June 2005.
Norris FH, S Galea, et al,"Looking for resilience: Understanding the longitudinal trajectories of responses to stress," Soc Sci Med, June 2009.
Powell ND, Cole SW, et al, "Social stress up-regulates inflammatory gene expression in the leukocyte transcriptome via β-adrenergic induction of myelopoiesis," PNAS, Aug 2013.
Toyokawa S, Galea S, et al, "How does the social environment ‘get into the mind’? Epigenetics at the intersection of social and psychiatric epidemiology," Soc Sci Med, Jan 2012.
May 14, 2014
Infection and Cancer
Martin J. Blaser, MD
W. Ian Lipkin, MD
Blaser MJ, Falkow S, "What are the consequences of the disappearing human microbiota?" Nat Rev Microbiol, Dec 2009.
Cho I, Blaser MJ, et al, "Antibiotics in early life alter the murine colonic microbiome and adiposity," Nature, Aug 30, 2012.
Plottel C, Blaser M, "Microbiome and Malignancy," Cell Host Microbe, Oct 20, 2011.
June 10, 2014
The Microbiome & Chronic Disease
David A. Relman, MD
Ryan T. Demmer, PhD
Costello E, Relman D, et al, "The Application of Ecological Theory Toward an Understanding of the Human Microbiome," Science, June 6, 2012.
Demmer RT, et al, "The Influence of Anti-Infective Periodontal Treatment on C-Reactive Protein: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials," PLOSone, Oct 14, 2013.
Demmer RT, et al, "Periodontal infection, systemic inflammation, and insulin resistance: results from the continuous National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999-2004," Diabetes Care, July 26, 2012.
Dethlefsen L, McFall-Ngai M, Relman D, "An ecological and evolutionary perspective on human–microbe mutualism and disease," Nature, Oct 18, 2007.