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Winter 2011

Epidemiology Seminars take place at Purvis Hall, 1020 Pine Avenue West, Room 25 on Mondays from 4pm until 5pm.


10 January
Yan Kestens, Médecine Sociale et Préventive , Institut de recherche de santé publique de l'Université de Montréal.
Topic: Epidemiological modelling of contextual effects: Accounting for daily mobility and multiple exposures to places.

17 January
Chantal Mérette, Centre de recherche U.L. Robert-Giffard.
Topic: The potential role of intermediate phenotypes to improve the detection of susceptibility genes in psychiatric disorders.

24 January
Joe Schwarcz, McGill University Office for Science and Society.
Topic: Hey! There are cockroaches in my chocolate ice cream!

31 January
James Hanley, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University.
Topic: Cultural imagery and statistical models of the force of mortality: Addison, Gompertz and Pearson.


7 February
Bryan James, Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center; Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Community Epidemiologic Research, Rush University Medical Center.
Topic: Can an active lifestyle promote healthy brain aging?

14 February
Forlini Cynthia and Eric Racine, Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal, affiliated with the Université de Montréal.
Topic: “Neurocognitive enhancers”: Hopes, concerns, and health policy issues.

21 February
No Seminar - Study Break

28 February
Adina Georges Zeki al Hazzouri, University of Michigan.
Topic: Socioeconomic context and mental health among a cohort of Mexican Americans: Results from the Sacramento Area Latino Study on Aging.


7 March
Dawn Fowler, National Abortion Federation.
Topic: Abortion - We have come far but not far enough!

14 March
Theresa Osypuk, Department of Health Sciences, Northeastern University.
Topic: A geography of opportunity perspective for understanding place effects on health: leveraging a housing voucher experiment and instrumental variable analysis for estimating causal effects of neighborhood change.

21 March
Raquel Fonseca, Département des sciences économiques, Université du Québec à Montréal.
Topic: TBA.

28 March
Susan Stock, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Montreal and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University.
Topic:Social inequalities, Musculoskeletal Health and Work.



4 April

J. Michael Oakes, Division of Epidemiology & Community Health University of Minnesota School of Public Health, University of Minnesota.
Topic: Structural Confounding.