Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research (DESPR) Seminar Series 2011-2012

November 17, 2011 - October 4, 2012


Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research (DESPR), NICHD


6100 Executive Boulevard, 7th Floor Conference Room, Rockville, Maryland


  • October 4, 2012: Design and Analysis of Group-Randomized and Individually Randomized Group-Treatment Trials
    Speaker: David M. Murray, Ph.D., Associate Director, Disease Prevention, and Director, NIH Office of Disease Prevention

  • May 31, 2012: Organochlorine Exposure and Sperm Sex Chromosome Disomy
    Speaker: Melissa J. Perry, Sc.D., M.H.S., Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health School of Public Health and Health Services, George Washington University

  • May 10, 2012: Causal Diagrams and Randomized Clinical Trials? Applications to Secondary Interventions and Unmasking Effects
    Speaker: Nicholas P. Jewell, Ph.D., Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics, University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health

  • May 3, 2012: Childbearing and the Development of Obesity in Women: Opportunities for Intervention
    Speaker: Christine M. Olson, Ph.D., Professor of Community Nutrition, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University

  • April 19, 2012: Adolescent (Add) Health: The Good, the Bad, and the Future
    Speaker: Carolyn Tucker Halpern, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Maternal & Child Health, Deputy Director, National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health and Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • April 12, 2012: Genomic and Proteomic Network for Preterm Birth Research Project: Genome-Wide Association Study of Spontaneous Preterm Birth
    Speaker: Heping Zhang, Ph.D., Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Public Health (Biostatistics), Professor in the Child Study Center and of Statistics, Yale University School of Public Health

  • March 27, 2012: An Etiologic Study of Youth Obesity: What are We Learning About Sleep, Family Meal Practices, and the Built Environment?
    Speaker: Leslie A. Lytle, Ph.D., R.D., Professor, Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

  • March 15, 2012: Concept to Cohort: Development and Utilization of the All Our Babies Cohort
    Speaker: Suzanne Tough, Ph.D., Professor, Departments of Paediatrics and Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary Health Scholar, Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Scientific Director, Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research

  • March 6, 2012: Nutritional Epidemiology—What’s New in the Third Edition?
    Speaker: Walter Willett, M.D., Dr.P.H., Fredrick John Stare Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Chair, Department of Nutrition

  • February 1, 2012: Network Modeling
    Speaker: David Banks, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Statistical Science, Duke University

  • January 26, 2012: Biomarkers for Early Detection of Cancer: From Differences in Means Between Cases and Controls to Risk Stratification; Speakers:
    • Sholom Wacholder, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, Biostatistics Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute (NCI)
    • Nicolas Wentzensen, M.D., Ph.D., Investigator, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, NCI

  • December 19, 2011: Approximate and Pseudo-Likelihood Analysis for Logistic Regression Using External Validation Data to Model Log Exposure
    Speaker: Robert H. Lyles, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

  • November 17, 2011: Using MS Data and Bayesian Inference to Validate and Improve MS/MS Search Results
    Speaker: Jonathan Epstein, M.S., Molecular Genomics Laboratory, Division of Intramural Research, NICHD
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