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Introducing the 2019 Dean's Seminar Series

Join Dean Louis for the inaugural Dean's Seminar Series.

Please join Dean Germaine Louis for the inaugural College of Health and Human Services Dean’s Seminar Series, made possible through the generous contributions of an anonymous donor.

Note that all Dean’s Seminar Series events will take place in the Peterson Family Health Sciences Hall multipurpose room from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., followed by a lunch reception in Peterson Family Health Sciences Hall lobby.  All presentations will be available via WebEx as well as archived.

Monday, November 11, 2019

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. followed by lunch reception
Peterson Hall multipurpose room (event)
Peterson Hall lobby (lunch reception)

Scott Zeger, Ph.D., M.S.
John C. Malone Professor of Biostatistics and Medicine
and former Chair Department of Biostatistics
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Title:  Data Science for a Learning Healthcare System of Systems

This talk addresses a data science framework that is essential infrastructure for a learning healthcare system of systems.  We frame core health-system questions in statistical terms, then offer a Bayesian hierarchical modeling approach that integrates complex data with prior biomedical knowledge to empirically address the questions.  We discuss the importance of both discovery and delivery to improve health outcomes at more affordable costs.  Our approach is being implemented in the Johns Hopkins Precision Medicine program called Hopkins inHealth.  Recent progress from a few of JHM’s 30 inHealth Centers of Excellence is used to illustrate the methods and current obstacles.  The talk identifies opportunities for data scientists to directly impact healthcare decisions by translating their models into practice for use locally and in multi-institutional information networks of the future.

Space is limited. RSVP today


Monday, January 27, 2020

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. followed by lunch reception
Peterson Hall multipurpose room (event)
Peterson Hall lobby (lunch reception)

Kerry Keyes, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology & Co-Director, Psychiatric Epidemiology Training Program
Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University

Title:  The Rapid Decline in Adolescent Mental Health in the 21st Century:  Magnitude, Causes, and Public Health Implications


Monday, February 17

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. followed by lunch reception
Peterson Hall multipurpose room (event)
Peterson Hall lobby (lunch reception)

Frank Hu, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Fredrick J. Stare Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology
Chair, Department of Nutrition
Director of Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center Epidemiology & Genetic Core
Co-Director, Program in Obesity Epidemiology and Prevention
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Monday, March 2, 2020

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. followed by lunch reception
Peterson Hall multipurpose room (event)
Peterson Hall lobby (lunch reception)

F. DuBois Bowman, Ph.D., M.S.
Professor and Dean
School of Public Health
University of Michigan


Monday, March 23, 2020

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. followed by lunch reception
Peterson Hall multipurpose room (event)
Peterson Hall lobby (lunch reception)

Jon Samet, M.D., M.S.
Professor and Dean
Colorado School of Public Health
University of Colorado, Colorado State University & University of Northern Colorado

Title:  Risky Breathing and Policy:  Lessons Learned from Smoking and Air Pollution


Date to Be Announced (Monday, March 16 or Thursday, April 16)

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. followed by lunch reception
Peterson Hall multipurpose room (event)
Peterson Hall lobby (lunch reception)

Coleen Boyle, Ph.D., MSHyg
Director, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Title:  Emerging Health Threats to Mothers, Infants and Young Children: Our Public Health Response

 

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