School of Public Health

Epi Seminar Series

The Epi Seminar Series is a department-sponsored seminar series for students, staff, and faculty, as well as practicing professionals in the field. Speakers and topics are selected to highlight the diversity of research ongoing in the department. 

Seminars are held Tuesdays from 3:30-4:50 PM in Health Sciences K-069, unless otherwise noted.

This seminar is open to other academic departments and partners. Sign up for Epi Seminar emails through the UW Preference Center.

FALL 2019

October 1

Zoonotic and Vector-borne Disease Surveillance in Washington State
Hanna Oltean, MPH
Washington State Department of Health

October 8

Equity and Diversity Applied in Epidemiological and Public Health Work
Laura Newman, PhD, MPH
Washington State Department of Health, Refugee Health Program

October 15

Student Epidemic Action Leaders (SEAL) Team: Experiences in Field Epidemiology
UW School of Public Health

October 22

START's Academic Consulting Model: Learnings, Strategies, and Examples
UW School of Public Health

October 29

Patterns of Alcohol Use and Care Among Transgender Persons: Existing, Current, and Needed Research
Emily Williams, PhD, MPH
UW School of Public Health

November 5

Epi Expo
South Campus Center, room 316

November 12

Marijuana Health Risks: Legalization, Public Perception, and Health Outcomes
Esther Chung, MD, MPH
UW Medicine

November 19

Health Disparities in LGBT Populations
Keren Lehavot, PhD
VA Puget Sound Health Care System

November 26

Finding Who Benefits From Social Policy: Machine Learning Approaches To Estimating Heterogeneity of Treatment Effects
David Rehkopf, ScD, MPH

Stanford University, School of Medicine

December 3

Implementing Point-of-care Testing to End HIV and Tuberculosis
Paul Drain, MD, MPH, FACP
UW School of Public Health

For questions, contact Faculty Seminar Coordinator: Daniel Enquobahrie (