Presented by William Miller, MD, PhD, MPH
Senior Associate Dean for Research
Professor, Division of Epidemiology
Ohio State University
Epidemiologists seek to improve the public’s health through our efforts to understand disease in populations. Sometimes we seek causal relationships to understand why disease occurs; other times we may describe patterns of disease for surveillance or to target interventions. Regardless of the type of epidemiology we do, we often want our work to lead to policy change. I will share the work of my students, my colleagues, and me over the past 25 years in the fields of sexually transmitted infections, HIV infection, and substance use, highlighting work that has led to policy changes or simply different ways of thinking about problems. Along the way, I will also share some lessons learned in a career filled with serendipity and unexpected turns.
Free and open to the public