EpiHour Seminar Series

When Mar 29, 2018 12:00 PM to
Apr 30, 2018 01:00 PM
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The Department of Epidemiology and Population Health is hosting EpiHour, a seminar series that will meet select Thursdays from 12 to 1 p.m. at the School of Public Health and Information Sciences (Room 103, 485 E. Gray St.) All faculty and staff are invited to attend. If you have questions about EpiHour, please contact Dr. Kathy Baumgartner.

2017-18

March 29 
"Trends in Hospitals’ Health Promotion Services Before and After the ACA"
J’Aime Jennings, PhD
Co-Director, UofL NSF Center for Health Organization and Transformation; Assistant Professor, Dept. of Health Management and Systems Sciences
Room Change: SPHIS Room 001

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) encourages hospitals to engage in population health management, requiring them to offer programs and services that improve health across a diverse patient population and community.  To incentivize hospitals to respond to population needs, the ACA now requires not-for-profit hospitals to conduct a community health needs assessment (CHNA) at least once every three years and to develop implementation strategies for addressing those needs.  This talk will focus on US hospitals’ delivery of health promotion services before and after the CHNA requirement, as well as the hospital and community characteristics associated with high levels of health promotion service delivery.

April 5 
"It Takes A Village: Addressing Food Insecurity with Communities, Physicians and Partnerships"
Emily McGrath, MBA
Strategic Consultant in the Office of the Chief Medical Officer at Humana

Humana has a bold goal – to improve the health of the communities we serve 20% by 2020 – and we cannot do it alone. Through our concerted efforts to address food insecurity, we are partnering with communities and physicians in new and innovative ways. This presentation will provide an overview of how we are addressing food insecurity and building a body of research to support food as a covered benefit.

April 12 
"Occupational Patterns in Drug and Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths – United States, 2007 to 2012"
Laurel Harduar-Morano, PhD
Epidemic Intelligence Officer (EIS); National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH), Cincinnati, Ohio

The presentation will explore overdose deaths of unintentional or undetermined intent by usual occupation.  Opioid-related overdoses and drug sub-types will also be discussed.  This project is an important application of basic epidemiologic methods in applied public health.  The results of the study provide valuable information for combating the opioid epidemic and understanding 

April 26
Dr. Erik Svendsen
Medical University of South Carolina

Dr. Svendsen works in environmental epidemiology with an emphasis on disaster epidemiology. Much of his work involves follow-up of a population in Graniteville, South Carolina, who were exposed to chlorine gas following a train derailment. He has also been involved in studies related to Chernobyl and Fukashima nuclear disasters.

Jan. 25, 2018 
“2017/18 Hepatitis A Outbreak in Louisville”
Sara Moyer, MD, MPH
Director, Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness

Since August, Louisville has seen a dramatic spike in Hepatitis A cases, specifically among the homeless and people who inject drugs.  This presentation will provide an overview of hepatitis, the current outbreak, Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness’s response and current challenges. 

Nov. 9, 2017 
"Social Epidemiology: Exploring the Social and Structural Predicates of Global Population Health.”
Anne Wallis, PhD, MHS
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health
UofL School of Public Health and Information Sciences

Can a more thorough understanding of social variables, improved theory about the relationships between and among social variables and health outcomes, and more sophisticated analytical models better inform not only our understanding of causal linkages, but help support a new population-based public health?

Oct. 12, 2017
“miRNAs and Aneuploidy in Arsenic-induced Skin Carcinogenesis”  
J. Christopher States, Ph.D.
Professor, University Scholar | Vice Chair for Graduate Education
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Associate Dean for Research
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Chronic arsenic exposure is a worldwide health problem and causes cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.  Skin cancer is a common outcome of chronic arsenic exposure and the mechanism remains largely undefined.  This presentation will explore the potential role that dysregulation of miRNA expression plays in arsenic carcinogenesis in skin.

Sept. 14, 2017 
“The Impact of Race and Spatial Deprivation on the Incidence and Clinical Outcomes of Hospitalized Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia”
Timothy L Wiemken, PhD, MPH, CIC, FAPIC 
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health
UofL School of Public Health and Information Sciences

Lower respiratory tract infections, including community acquired pneumonia are the leading cause of infectious diseases related deaths worldwide. Although health disparities have been documented for a wide variety of conditions and outcomes, there is a paucity of data in the field of pneumonia. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of race and socio-economic factors on the incidence, epidemiology, and clinical outcomes of hospitalized patients with community acquired pneumonia using data from a two-year population-based study in Louisville, KY. 


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April 12, 2017
“Investigation of a Cluster of Rapidly-Growing Mycobacteria Infections Associated with Joint Replacement Surgery in a Kentucky Hospital”
Matthew Groenewold, PhD, MSPH, NREMT
Epidemiologist, US Public Health Service 
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health 

March 2, 2017
“Coal Ash and Children’s Neurobehavioral Health in Louisville, Kentucky”
Kristina Zierold, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health
UofL School of Public Health and Information Sciences

Jan. 19, 2017
“Developing Collaborative Health Literacy Interventions for West Louisville”
Ryan Combs, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences 
UofL School of Public Health and Information Sciences

Jan. 12, 2017
“HIV & Hepatitis C – A Public Health Emergency of Nationwide Concern: Kentucky & Indiana’s Local Response Webinar”
Doug Thoroughman, PhD, MS, CAPT, US Public Health Service, CDC Career Epidemiology Field Officer, Kentucky Department for Public Health
Joan Duwve, MD, MPH, Associate Dean of Public Health Practice, Fairbanks School of Public Health, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Nov. 10, 2016
"Tracking the HIV Epidemic in Louisville"
Joann Schulte, DO, MPH
Director, Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness
Associate Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology & Population Health, UofL School of Public Health and Information Sciences

Oct. 13, 2016
“HPV Vaccination in Girls and Boys: Current Trends in the Decision to Vaccinate or Not"
Scott LaJoie, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences 
UofL School of Public Health and Information Sciences

Sept. 22, 2016
"Impact of Hospital Scheduling on Follow-Up Appointments After Failed Newborn Hearing Screening"
Liza M. Creel, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Health Management and Systems Sciences
Commonwealth Scholar, Commonwealth Institute of Kentucky
UofL School of Public Health and Information Sciences


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