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 AM CT.

  • Fall semester seminars will be delivered in-person in the WBOB. Please see EpiCH Events Page for further information.
  • EpiCH Seminar Series events will be available online the following Monday at EpiCH Youtube Playlist
  • If you would like to receive emails about upcoming seminars, please contact Katie Gunderson at

Fall 2023

Date Speaker/Affiliation Topic/Title
9/8/23 Justin Feldman, ScD Is an Epidemiology of Justice Possible? Structural Racism, Causality, and the Forensics of State Violence
9/22/23 Brooke Cunningham, MD, PhD 21st Century Public Health: Challenges and Opportunities
9/29/23 Rebecca St. Germaine, PhD MPH, ENPH
& Will Funmaker
Tribal Data Sovereignty in Federal and State Data: Are You Able to Access Opioid and Mental Health Data?
10/6/23 Pamela Lutsey, PhD, MPH Pharmacoepidemiology: An Introduction, Applications, and Opportunities
10/13/23 Ugochi Ukah, PhD, MPH Severe Maternal Morbidity and Risks of  Adverse Outcomes in Women and Children
10/20/23 Greta Bauer, PhD, MPH Bringing Intersectionality into Sex, Gender and Health Research
10/27/23 Andrew Fenelon, PhD; Abigail Johnson, PhD, RD; Nancy Sherwood PhD; and Darin Erickson, PhD Flash Presentations
11/3/23 Marsha Davis, PhD Pursuing Understanding: Conducting and Evaluating Community-Based Research
11/10/23 TBD PhD Student Advising
11/17/23 Andrew Goodman-Bacon, PhD New Developments in Difference-in-Differences
12/1/24 Pamela Schreiner, PhD CARDIA: One Cohort’s Experience with the COVID-19 Pandemic
12/8/24 Kumi Smith, PhD Is the US opioid epidemic a white problem? Stories of the Black experience in Minnesota
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