School of Public Health

Epi 583 Seminar Series

The Epi 583 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 T-739, unless otherwise noted.


October 2

Experiences in field epidemiology
Student Epidemic Action Leaders (SEAL) Team
UW School of Public Health

October 9

UW School of Public Health Town Hall Meeting in Turner Auditorium
Dean Hilary Godwin, PhD
UW School of Public Health

October 16

A gender transformative intervention with men to improve acceptance of family planning in Western Kenya
Shari Dworkin, PhD
School of Nursing and Health Studies, UW Bothell

October 23

Effect size in the design and interpretation of randomized trials: A (so-called) statistical reviewer's perspective 
Thomas Koepsell, MPH, MD
UW Departments of Epidemiology and Health Services
Supplemental References

October 30

Addressing environmental determinants of child health - In your backyard and in our nation
Catherine Karr, PhD, MD
UW Departments of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

November 6

Contact Amanda Phipps ( for more details.
Faculty Summary Guide

November 13

Moving towards elimination of mother-to-child HIV transmission (eMTCT)
Alison Drake, MPH, PhD
UW Departments of Global Health and Epidemiology

November 20

Evaluating medication safety to improve cancer outcomes: A big data approach
Lu Chen, PhD
Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute

November 27

Generational changes and vitamin D deficiency in Alaska Native communities
Alison Fohner, PhD
UW Department of Epidemiology

December 4

Here's why One Health in aquatic ecosystems is important to humans
Stephanie Norman, DVM, MS, PhD


For questions, contact Faculty Seminar Coordinator: Amanda Phipps (