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.


April 2

Introducing the trend-in-trend research design
Sean Hennessy, PharmD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

April 9

From bench to delivery: Applying epidemiologic methods across the translational research continuum
Kristjana Ásbjörnsdóttir, PhD
UW Department of Epidemiology

April 16

Integration of molecular and radiologic markers to better understand breast cancer risk
Rulla Tamimi, ScD
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

April 23

Application of epidemiology to health services research: Informing VA reproductive health care for women veterans
Jodie Katon, PhD, MS
VA Puget Sound Health Care System; UW Department of Health Services

April 30

The role of sleep and meal timing in cardiovascular risk: Is body clock medicine the new prevention approach?
Nour Makarem, PhD
Columbia University

May 7

Epidemiology of the Expanded Program on Immunization
Tove Ryman, PhD
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

May 14

Using mathematical modeling to identify efficient strategies for HIV care and prevention in sub-Saharan Africa
Monisha Sharma, PhD
UW Department of Global Health

May 21

Using epidemiologic methods to further our understanding of risk factors for venous thrombosis
Laura Harrington, PhD, MPH
Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute

May 28

Chemicals in drinking water, genes and public health
Manolis Kogevinas, PhD, MD
Barcelona Institute for Global Health

June 4

Student presentations
Epidemiology students
UW School of Public Health

For questions, contact Faculty Seminar Coordinator: Daniel Enquobahrie (