2016-2017

See below for information on seminars from the 2016-2017 academic year, including links to video of the seminars and readings.

Previous Lectures


Policy and Primary Prevention: Oxymoron or Peas in a Pod?

September 30, 2016
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Eighth Floor Auditorium

J. Michael McGinnis, MD [BIO]
Leonard D. Schaeffer Executive Officer of NAM
National Academy of Medicine

Lawrence D. Brown, PhD
Professor of Health Policy and Management
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Climate Change and Human Welfare: A Role for Public Health?

October 10, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Hess Commons

Kristie Ebi, MPH, Phd [BIO]
Professor of Global Health and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
University of Washington

Jeffery Shaman, PhD
Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Social Stratification and Chronic Disease: A Hierarchy of Risk

November 4, 2016
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Eighth Floor Auditorium

Thomas A. LaVeist, PhD [BIO]
Professor and Chair, Health Policy and Management
George Washington University
Milken Institute School of Public Health

Gina Wingood, ScD, MPH
Sidney and Helaine Lerner Professor of Public Health Promotion and Director of the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

(Don't) Take a Deep Breath: Air Pollution and Chronic Disease

December 8, 2016
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Eighth Floor Audito

C. Arden Pope, PhD [BIO]
Mary Lou Fulton Professor of Economics
Brigham Young University

Patrick Kinney, ScD
Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and Director of the Program on Climate and Health
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

The Next Tipping Point: Chronic Disease in the Developing World

January 23, 2017
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Eighth Floor Auditorium

Harold Varmus, PhD [BIO]
Lewis Thomas University Professor
Weill-Cornell Medical College

Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA
University Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine
Director of ICAP and the Global Health Initiative
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Who Still Smokes? Designing the Tobacco End Game

February 24, 2017
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Eighth Floor Auditorium

Judith Mackay, MBCHB, FRCP [BIO]
Senior Advisor, Vital Strategies / World Lung Foundation

Neil Schluger, MD
Professor of Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences, and Medicine
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Firearm Violence as a Disease: A Role for Public Health - CANCELED

March 29, 2017
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Eighth Floor Auditorium

Daniel Webster, ScD, MPH [BIO]
Director, Center for Gun Policy and Research
Professor of Health Policy and Management
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Charles Branas, PhD
Chair, Department of Epidemiology
Anna Cheskis Gelman and Murray Charles Gelman Professor of Epidemiology
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Firearm Violence as a Disease: A Role for Public Health

March 29, 2017
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Eighth Floor Auditorium

Daniel Webster, ScD, MPH [BIO]
Director, Center for Gun Policy and Research
Professor of Health Policy and Management
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Charles Branas, PhD
Chair, Department of Epidemiology
Anna Cheskis Gelman and Murray Charles Gelman Professor of Epidemiology
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Health Behaviors and Social Network Interventions

April 18, 2017
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Eighth Floor Auditorium

Nicholas A. Christakis, MD, PhD, MPH [BIO]
Sol Goldman Family Professor of Social and Natural Science
Yale University

Andrew Rundle, DrPh, MPH
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Co-Director, Obesity Prevention Initiative
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Social Media and the Epidemiology of Risk - CANCELED

April 24, 2017
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Eighth Floor Auditorium

Damon Centola, PhD [BIO]
Associate Professor of Communication
University of Pennsylvania

Gina M. Wingood, ScD, MPH
Sidney and Helaine Lerner Professor of Public Health Promotion Sociomedical Sciences
Director, Lerner Professor of Public Health Promotion
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health