Chronic Disease Seminars

This seminar series focus on one of today's greatest public health challenges: the global epidemic of chronic diseases, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and the pandemic of obesity. To foster discussion and innovation across the Mailman community on key questions such as the role of prevention and health preservation, how to reduce disparities, determining which policies and interventions will be most impactful and at what points in the life-course, and how to set goals and measure progress, the School offers talks by thought leaders outside of and among the Mailman School faculty.

Faculty and doctoral students are also invited to meet with the speakers. To RSVP or to arrange to meet with a speaker, contact km2884 [at] columbia.edu (Kim Milian).

See below for the upcoming schedule. For information on past seminars, including links to readings and video, view the 2017-20182016-2017 and 2015-2016 recaps.

Upcoming Lectures
 

Frailty, Resilience and New Models for Aging 

September 17, 2018
11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Allan Rosenfield Building
722 West 168th St., Hess Commons

Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH
Dean and DeLamar Professor of Public Health
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Gary Miller, PhD  
Vice Dean for Research Strategy and Innovation
Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Environmental Health
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health 

 

Social Engagement and Health: The Lethality of Loneliness

October 30, 2018
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Allan Rosenfield Building
722 West 168th St., 8th Floor Auditorium

Louise Hawkley, PhD [BIO]
Senior Research Scientist at NORC
University of Chicago 

Lisa Bates, ScD 
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology 
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
 

Population Screening at the Exome Level: The Geisinger Clinic Program

November 19, 2018
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Allan Rosenfield Building
722 West 168th St., 8th Floor Auditorium

Michael F. Murray, MD [BIO
Director for Clinical Operations in the Center for Genomic Healt
Yale University

Paul S. Appelbaum, MD   
Director, Division of Law, Ethics & Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

 

The Long Tail: Late Health Effects of War

December 5, 2018
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Allan Rosenfield Building
722 West 168th St., 8th Floor Auditorium

Dora Costa, PhD [BIO]
Professor-Department Chair of Economics
University of California, Los Angeles
 
L. H. Lumey, MD, PhD 
Professor of Epidemiology 
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health