Seminar Series

The EpiCH Seminar Series brings together leading public health practitioners and researchers who address our mission to improve the public’s health through state-of-the-art research, translation of research into practice, and innovative training.

Seminars are presented throughout the semester on Fridays from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Central Time. All are welcome.

Seminar Series Zoom Link (used for all seminars)
Meeting ID: 941 8757 4025, Passcode: x88dKA

Spring 2022

Date Speaker/Affiliation Topic/Title
  • Tara Kirk Sell, Johns Hopkins
Carl J. Martinson, MD Lectureship in Preventive Medicine. Combating Health-Related Misinformation and Disinformation
  • Jillian Peterson, Hamline University
The Violence Project: How to Stop a Mass Shooting Epidemic
  • DEI Action Team, UMN EpiCH
Past, Current, and Future EpiCH DEI-related Work
  • Maria Regan Gonzalez, M Health, Mayor, Richfield
Reframing Public Health: Catalyzing Action to Lead and Inspire Transformative Change in Our Communities NOTE: Joint seminar with HPM starting at 11:30 am
  • Veena Iyer, Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota
  • Sarah Culver, UMN HPM
  • Mark Wexler, CEO of Not for Sale
In-service – Collaborative Community Engagement Ideas for Research and Teaching
  • Michael Osterholm, CIDRAP
Where Do We Go From Here? A Discussion About the Near Future of COVID
  • Alicen Spaulding, NIH/NIAID
Preparing for the Next Pandemic (While We Are Still in the Current One)
  • Jan Fransen, UMN Libraries
  • Lisa Harnack, UMN EpiCH
In-service – How to Manage Your Online Scholarly Presence and Understand the Impact and Reach of Your Research
  • Kelsey Johnson, Genetics, Cell Biology and Development
  • Emily Nagel, UMN EpiCH
An Investigation of Human Milk and the Impact of Maternal Factors Within the Mom-Milk-Baby-Triad
  • Kevin Escandon (he/him), MD, MSc, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School
Science-policy Interfaces and Challenges in Public Health: The Case of COVID-19
  • Steve Stovitz, UMN Family Medicine and Community Health
Pitfalls in the Communication of Evidence and the Practice of Clinical Medicine: Let’s Discuss!
  • Jake Loeffler, Psy.D., L.P. (he/him), Staff Psychologist, Student Counseling Services, University of Minnesota
  • Chieh-Yu Liao, MA (she/her/hers), Psychology Intern, Student Counseling Services, University of Minnesota
Resilience and Burnout: How Can We Support Students?
  • Talia Quandelacy, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health
Assessing Seasonality and Forecasts of Dengue Across the Americas
  • Julia Joseph-Di Caprio, M.D., M.P.H. UCare SVP and CMO, (she, her)
An Anti-racism Approach to Improving the Health of Populations
  • Julian Wolfson, UMN Biostatistics
mHealth: mHope or mHype?
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