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 sr3614 [at] cumc.columbia.edu (subject: Chronic%20Disease) (Sarah Rubenfeld).

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.

2018-2019 Schedule
 

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
Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
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
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 
Director for Clinical Operations in the Center for Genomic Health
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 6, 2018
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Allan Rosenfield Building
722 West 168th St., 8th Floor Auditorium

Dora Costa, PhD
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
 

War, Geopolitics and Famine: Malthus Revisited

January 28, 2019
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Allan Rosenfield Building
722 West 168th St., Hess Commons

Martin W. Bloem, MD, PhD
Director of the Center for Livable Future
John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Sandra Albrecht, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
 

The Obesity Epidemic: Looking for Game Changers

February 21, 2019
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Allan Rosenfield Building
722 West 168th St., Room 532 A/B

William H. Dietz, MD, PhD
Director of the Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness
George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health

Andrew Rundle, DrPh
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
 

Beyond the Apple Watch: The Arrival of Mobile Health Technologies

NEW DATE: April 1, 2019
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Allan Rosenfield Building
722 West 168th St., Room 532

Samuel K. Sia, PhD 
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Columbia University Data Science Institute

Ellen Morrison, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Ethical Issues in Public Health: Morality, Justice and the Public Good

April 29, 2019
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Allan Rosenfield Building
722 West 168th St., Hess Commons

Ruth R. Faden, PhD
Berman Institute Founder
Philip Franklin Wagley Professor of Biomedical Ethics
John Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

Ronald Bayer, PhD
Professor of Sociomedical Sciences
Co-Director of the Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health