Spring 2010 Monday Seminar Schedule

January 25
Felix Elwert, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Testing Frailty Explanations for the Black-White Mortality Crossover.”
February 1
Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH, Professor and Director, Global Environmental Health and Population Health Sciences, Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), University of Wisconsin, “Climate Change and Health: Why Energy Policy Decisions Could be our Largest Population Health Intervention this Century.” Co-sponsored by the UW Population Health Institute.
February 8
Aaron Wernham, MD, Director, Health Impact Assessment Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, DC, “The Health Impact Project of Pew Charitable Trusts and RWJ: Promoting ‘Health Impact Assessments’ for Practical Policy Solutions to Population Health Challenges.”
February 15
Lindsey Leininger, PhD, Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar, Department of Population Health Sciences, “Understanding Persistent Coverage Differences Between Low-Income Teenagers and Younger Children.”
February 22
Carrie Tomasallo, MPH, PhD, Epidemiologist, Wisconsin Division of Public Health “Mortality Among an Aging Cohort of Great Lakes Sport Fish Consumers.”
March 1
Speaker pending. Co-sponsored by the UW Population Health Institute.
March 8
Katherine Dickinson, PhD, Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar, Department of Population Health Sciences, “Mosquitoes in Madison: Assessing Quality of Life Impacts and Willingness to Pay for Disease Risk and Nuisance Avoidance.”
March 15
Peter Bearman, PhD, Director, Lazarsfeld Center for the Social Sciences, Cole Professor of Social Science, and Co-Director of the Health & Society Scholars Program, Department of Sociology, Columbia University, “Understanding the Increased Prevalence of Autism.”
March 22
Paul E. Peppard, PhD, Philip M. Farrell Population Health Distinguished Alumni Lecture, 1325 Health Sciences Learning Center (please note room location), “title pending.”
March 29
Spring Break – no seminar
April 5
Margot Wooten, D.Sc., Director of Nutrition Policy, Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), Washington, DC, “It Takes More than Willpower: Supporting Americans’ Efforts to Eat Well and Watch Their Weight.” Co-sponsored by the UW Population Health Institute.
April 12
Leila W. Jackson, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, “The Association Between Bone Turnover, Micronutrient Intake and Blood Lead Levels Among Pre- and Post-Menopausal Women, NHANES 1999-2002.”
April 19

Kosali Simon, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, “title pending.”

April 26

Carmen Mandic, ScD, MPH, Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar, Department of Population Health Sciences, “title pending.”

May 3 (tentative)

Alta Charo, JD, Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin Law School, “title pending.” Cosponsored by the UW Population Health Institute.