Department of Epidemiology

The faculty search committee identified six finalists for the open tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in the Department of Epidemiology. Each candidate will virtually visit the department for interviews and presentations beginning Monday, March 28, 2022.

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to view the presentation by each candidate. Recordings will be made available on this page if you cannot attend the live presentation. Please feel free to share your feedback via link below or directly with the search committee via email at

Upcoming virtual faculty candidate campus visits:

Naomi Thyden

March 28 | 10:30–11:30 AM PT

Naomi Thyden, MPH, PhDc
University of Minnesota
“Applying epidemiologic data and frameworks to measure structural racism, from birth to emerging adulthood”

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March 29 | 11:30 AM–12:30 PM PT

Vivian Ukah, MPH, PhD
McGill University
“Pregnancy complications and beyond: early identification of women and children at risks of long-term adverse health outcomes”

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April 1 | 2:30–3:30 PM PT

Tongtan (Bert) Chantarat, MPH, PhD
University of Minnesota
“Measuring structural racism to advance antiracist research and health policies”

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Renee Mehra

April 4 | 10:30–11:30 AM PT

Renee Mehra, MS, PhD
University of California, San Francisco
“Influencing policy to address inequities in parental and infant health”

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Jeanie Santaularia

April 5 | 11:30 AM–12:30 PM PT

Jeanie Santaularia, MPH, PhD
University of Minnesota
“Measuring the hidden burden of violence: Causes and consequences”

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Sabrina Boyce

April 7 | 10:30–11:30 AM PT

Sabrina Boyce, MPH, PhDc
University of California, Berkeley
“Social norms and gender-based violence prevention among women and girls in the US and internationally”

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