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. 

Spring quarter seminars will be held each week via Zoom. Registration is required to receive the Zoom URL.

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


March 31

The impact of low-fat and full-fat dairy on glucose homeostasis
Mario Kratz, PhD

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

April  7

UW Epi & COVID-19: Exploring public health research and practice response efforts of UW Epi community
UW Epi Faculty
UW Department of Epidemiology

April 14

Racial disparities in offspring gestational age: The role of household wealth
Collette Ncube, DrPH, MPH, MS
Northeastern University, Bouvé College of Health Sciences

April 21

Systems-involved youth: Using mixed-methods research to improve outcomes
Kym Ahrens, MD, MPH

Seattle Children's Hospital

April 28

Practical concerns in IRB Review for epidemiologists
Luke Wander, MD, MS, FACP
​UW Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

May 5

Epidemiological methods for studying fecundity: History, study designs, and time-to-pregnancy among Kenyan pregnancy planners
Erica Lokken, PhD, MS

UW Department of Global Health

May 12

Perinatal physical activity to improve maternal and child health: From epidemiology to interventions
Sylvia Badon, PhD

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research

May 19

Maternal blood pressure and the placental epigenome
Tsegaselassie Workalemahu, PhD, MS
University of Utah, School of Medicine

May 26

Epi student  research presentations
UW Department of Epidemiology

June 2

Title TBD
Jennifer Weuve, MPH, ScD

Boston University, School of Public Health

For questions, contact Faculty Seminar Coordinator: Daniel Enquobahrie (