Schedule of Injury Epidemiology Unit Seminars, 2018-2019


All of the seminars listed below will be held from 11:30 – 12:30 pm in the Hammer Health Sciences Building (701 West 168th Street, Rm LL108A). Lunch will be served. Webinar link also listed with each talk.

Please note that the room for Spring-semester seminars has changed, and is now Room LL108A.

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SEPTEMBER 17, 2018

Opioid Utilization and Its Association with Workers Compensation Cost and Return to Work

Xuguang (Grant) Tao, MD, PhD
Associate Professor and Research Director, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

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OCTOBER 15, 2018

Traffic Safety

Catherine Stayton, DrPH, MPH, Director, Injury and Violence Prevention Program, Bureau of Environmental Disease and Injury Prevention, Division of Environmental Health, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Deena Patel, PhD, City Research Scientist, NYC Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics

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NOVEMBER 19, 2018

Applied Public Health – Tackling Diseases of Despair

Kitty H. Gelberg, Ph.D., MPH
Director, Bureau of Occupational Health & Injury Prevention, New York State Department of Health

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DECEMBER 10, 2018

Measuring the opioid epidemic: Surveillance to inform and evaluate a public health approach

Denise Paone, PhD, Senior Director of Research and Surveillance
Michelle Nolan, MPH Epidemiologist, Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care, and Treatment, NYCDOHMH

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JANUARY 29, 2019

Time out: NFL conflicts of interest with public health efforts to prevent TBI | Injury Prevention

Kathleen Bachynski, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow at NYU Langone Health

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FEBRUARY 19, 2019

Assessing the Calibration of the Logistic Regression Model with a Binary Outcome Variable: Problems and Potential Solutions with Big Data

Stanley Lemeshow, PhD, MSPH
Professor, Division of Biostatistics, College of Public Health, The Ohio State

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MARCH 12, 2019

Application of Complex Systems Approaches to Injury

Melissa Tracy, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics School of Public Health, University of Albany, State University of New York

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APRIL 16, 2019

Sports-related concussions

James M. Noble, MD, MS, CPH, FAAN
Associate Professor of Neurology at CUMC

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