School of Public Health

Epi Seminar Series

The Epi Seminar Series is sponsored by the Department of Epidemiology 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. 

Winter 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.


January 5  |  3:30–4:50 PM PT

Role of Genetic Ancestry and Socio-Environmental Factors in African American Asthmatics
Tesfaye Mersha, PhD

Division of Asthma Research, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati

January 12  |  3:30–4:50 PM PT

January 19  |  3:30–4:50 PM PT

Characterizing the Exposome with an Interdisciplinary Data Science Approach​
Judit Marsillach, PhD​

UW School of Public Health, Department of Health Services

January 26  |  3:30–4:50 PM PT

Mohammad Jalali, PhD

Harvard Medical School
MIT Sloan's System Dynamics Group

February 2  |  3:30–4:50 PM PT

Studying Medications and COVID-19 Outcomes Using Electronic Health Data​
Sascha Dublin, MD, PhD

Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute

February 9  |  3:30–4:50 PM PT

Risk Factors in Adolescence for the Development of Elevated Blood Pressure and Hypertension in American Indian and Alaskan Native Adults
Anna Zamora-Kapoor, PhD​

Assistant Professor, Departments of Sociology and Medical Education and Clinical Sciences (joint appointment), Washington State University
Community Liaison, Health Equity Research Center, Washington State University
Luciana Hebert, PhD
WSU  Assistant Research Professor, Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH) and the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Washington State University

February 16  |  3:30–4:50 PM PT

Understanding and Addressing Firearm Suicide in Vulnerable Populations: The Path Toward Clinical and Policy-Relevant Solutions
Laura Prater, PhD
Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center

February 23  |  3:30–4:50 PM PT

Some Infectious Stories About Severe Acute Malnutrition
Indi Trehan, MD, MPH

UW School of Medicine

March 3  |  3:30–4:50 PM PT

Modeling the Opioid Cris
Mohammad Jalali, PhD
Harvard Medical School
MIT Sloan's System Dynamics Group

March 9  |  3:30–4:50 PM PT

Let the Question Drive the Approach: Lessons from Lifecourse in Epidemiology
Wei Perng, PhD
Colorado School of Public Health

For questions, contact Faculty Seminar Coordinator: Daniel Enquobahrie (