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Epi Seminar

Dr. Stephen Hawes presenting during an EPI 583 Seminar.

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. 

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 30  |  3:30–4:50 PM PT

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Healthcare: Potential Roles for Probiotics
Lynne McFarland, PhD

UW Medicinal Chemistry

April 6  |  3:30–4:50 PM PT

​Laptop to Bedside: Computational Modeling for Policy and Decision Support
Eric Lofgren, MSPH, PhD

Washington State University, Paul G Allen School for Global Animal Health

April 13  |  3:30–4:50 PM PT

Uncovering the Hidden Curriculum of Grad School: A Panel Discussion

UW Department of Epidemiology

April 20  |  3:30–4:50 PM PT

Modeling Maternal and Child Growth Trajectories Using Electronic Medical Record Data
Janne Boone-Heinonen, PhD, MPH
OHSU-PSU School of Public Health

April 27  |  3:30–4:50 PM PT

Nutritional Factors and Lung Cancer in Large-Scale Epidemiological Studies
Yumie Takata, PhD
Oregon State University

May 4 |  3:30–4:50 PM PT

Dealing with Treatment-confounder Feedback and Sparse Follow-up in Longitudinal studies-Application of a Marginal Structural Model in a Multiple Sclerosis Cohort
Ehsan Karim, MSc, PhD
University of British Columbia

May 11  |  3:30–4:50 PM PT

Malaria Epidemiology in Western Mozambique: Implications for Effective Control
Kelly Searle, ScM, PhD
University of Minnesota

May 18  |  3:30–4:50 PM PT

Analytic Challenges in Nutritional Epidemiology: The Utility of Bayesian Methods
Patrick Bradshaw MS, PhD
University of California, Berkeley

May 25  |  3:30–4:50 PM PT

Student Presentations
Ashenafi Cherkos, MPH
Megan Suter, MS

UW Department of Epidemiology

June 1  |  3:30–4:50 PM PT

Studying the Association of Maternal Mental Health and the Built Environment Using Health Informatics
Yiye Zhang, MS, PhD
Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell University

For questions, contact Faculty Seminar Coordinator: Daniel Enquobahrie (