Grand Rounds

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Unless otherwise noted, sessions are held once per month on Wednesdays at 4 PM via Live Zoom (link to be provided in advance).

Academic Year 2023 - 2024

September 27, 2023
"Big Privacy for Big Biomedical Data Science"
Presented by
Bradley Malin, PhD
Vice Chair for Research Affairs and Accenture Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics, and Computer Science
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

October 18, 2023
"Local to Global: Digital Health and the Future of Mental Health Care"
Presented by
Dror Ben-Zeev, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Psychologist
Director, Behavioral Research in Technology and Engineering (BRiTE) Center
Director, mHealth for Mental Health Program
University of Washington

November 15, 2023
"Place, Race, and Racism: Leveraging Surveillance Data to Achieve Justice in Breast Cancer Outcomes"
Presented by
Dr. Lauren McCullough, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Visiting Scientific Director
American Cancer Society

December 6, 2023
"Lessons from Studying Supervised Injection"
Presented by
Dr. Ahmed Bayoumi, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Professor, Department of Medicine and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation
University of Toronto
Centre for Urban Health Solutions
General Internist
St. Michael's Hospital
Fondation Baxter & Alma Ricard Chair in Inner City Health
St. Michael's and the University of Toronto

January 17, 2024
"15+ Years in the Making - When Will the Digital Mental Health Revolution Deliver on its Promise?"
Presented by
Tanzeem Choudhury, PhD
Roger and Joelle Burnell Chair in Integrated Health and Technology
Professor in Computing and Information Sciences
Cornell Tech
HeartRhythms, Inc.

February 21, 2024
“Predicting the outcomes of multi-cancer early detection tests.”
Presented by
Ruth Etzioni, PhD
Professor, Public Health Sciences Division
Member, Translational Data Science Integrated Research Center
Rosalie and Harold Rea Brown Endowed Chair
Fred Hutch Cancer Center

March 20, 2024
"Technology Regulation Reconsidered: The Effects of Certificate of Need Policies on the Quantity and Quality of Diagnostic Imaging"
Presented by
Carrie Colla, PhD, MA
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice

April 17, 2024
"Approaches to Launch a Health Disparities Research Agenda"
Presented by
Maria-Isabel Roldós, MA, MS, DrPH
Associate Professor
School of Health Sciences, Human Services, & Nursing at Lehman College
CUNY Institute of Health Equity

Academic Year 2022 - 2023

September 21, 2022
"An Adaptive Approach to Active Surveillance for HIV (and SARSCoV2)"
Presented by
Gregg Gonsalves, PhD
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Co-Director, Global Health Justice Partnership
Co-Director, Collaboration for Research Integrity and Transparency
Yale School of Public Health

October 19, 2022
"What We Pay For..."
Presented by
Melinda Buntin, PhD
Mike Curb Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

December 14, 2022
"Drawing Reproducible Conclusions from Observational Clinical Data"
Presented by
George Hripcsak, MD, MS
Vivian Beaumont Allen Professor
Chair, Biomedical Informatics
Director, Medical Informatics Services
Columbia University

January 18, 2023
“Accelerated, Agile Health Care Delivery Science in a Rapidly Changing World”
Presented by 
Stephen Bartels, MD, MS
Inaugural James J. & Jean H. Mongan Chair in Health Policy and Community Health, Department of Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital
Director, Mongan Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School

February 15, 2023
"A Multi-Level Model to Address Cervical Cancer Disparities in Appalachia"
Presented by
Electra Paskett, PhD
Marion N. Rowley Professor of Cancer Research
Director, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, College of Medicine
Professor, Division of Epidemiology, College of Public Health
Associate Director, Population Sciences
Program Leader, Cancer Control Program, Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Ohio State University

April 19, 2023
“Trust and Medical Publishing: A View from JAMA and the JAMA Network”
Presented by
Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS
Editor in Chief, Journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA Network
Lee Goldman, MD Endowed Professor of Medicine 
Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of California, San Francisco

May 17, 2023
"Medicaid Continuity of Coverage During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE)"
Presented by
Kosali Simon, PhD
Distinguished Professor
Herman B Wells Endowed Professor: Paul O'Neill Chair
Associate Vice Provost, Health Sciences
Elected member, National Academy of Medicine
Editor, Journal of Health Economics 
Indiana University

Academic Year 2021 - 2022

September 22, 2021
"Telemedicine in the COVID-19 Era: Where Do We Go From Here?"
Presented by
Ateev Mehrotra, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Health Care Policy and Medicine
Harvard Medical School

October 20, 2021
"Estimating the Causal Effect of Policy Interventions in the Presence of Spillovers"
Presented by
Nandita Mitra, PhD
Co-director of the Center for Causal Inference
Chair of the Graduate Group in Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Vice Chair of Faculty Professional Development in the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics
Professor of Biostatistics
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

November 3, 2021
"Overdose Deaths and Innovative Prevention Strategies During the COVID-19 Pandemic"
Presented by
Chinazo Cunningham, MD, MS
Executive Deputy Commissioner of Mental Health
New York City Department of Mental Health and Hygience 

December 15, 2021
"Addressing Structural and Social Determinants in Cancer Health Disparities Research"
Presented by
Scarlett Lin Gomez, MPH, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

January 19, 2022
"Turning Digital Fumes into a Breath of Fresh Air"
Presented by
Julia Adler-Milstein, PhD
Director of the Center for Clinical Informatics and Improvement Research
Professor of Medicine
UCSF School of Medicine

February 16, 2022
"Advancing Implementation Science in Dynamic Systems: An NIH Perspective"
Presented by
David Chambers, DPhil
Deputy Director for Implementation Science in the Office of the Director in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute

March 16, 2022
"D&I Session: Women in Science"
Presented by
Czarina Navos Behrends, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
Weill Cornell Medicine

Academic Year 2020 - 2021

“What’s in a (Department) Name? The Emergence of Population Health Sciences in Academic Medicine”
Presented by Rainu Kaushal, MD, MPH - Moderator
Senior Associate Dean, Clinical Research
Chair, Population Health Sciences Department
Nanette Laitman Distinguished Professor of Population Health Science

Bruce Schackman, PhD, MBA
Executive Vice Chair, Population Health Sciences Department
Saul P. Steinberg Distinguished Professor of Population Health Sciences

Dhruv Khullar, MD,MPP
Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA
Chief Strategy Officer, Weill Cornell Medicine Physicians Organization
Associate Professor of Clinical Population Health Sciences
Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology

Mark Weiner, MD
Deputy Chief Information Officer for Health Research Analytics
Professor of Clinical Population Health Sciences
Professor of Clinical Medicine

“Title to be determined”
Helen Burstin, MD, MPH, MACP
Chief Executive Officer
Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS)

November 19, 2020
Regulatory science, clinical research and public health: What can we learn from the medical device ecosystem?"
Danica Marinac-Dabic, MD, PhD, MMSc, FISPE
Associate Director, Office of Clinical Evidence and Analysis
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
FDA Food and Drug Administration

December 17, 2020
The evolution, durability of immunity to reinfection, and seasonality of SARS-CoV-2"
Jeffrey Townsend, PhD
Elihu Professor of Biostatistics
Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Yale School of Medicine

January 21, 2021
Does Diversity Matter for Health? Investigating Demand for Preventive Health Care Among African-American Men
Marcella Alsan, MD, MPH, PhD
Professor of Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School

February 18, 2021
My Reflections on 30 Years of Community-Based Research with People who Inject Drugs"
Ricky Bluthenthal, PhD
Associate Dean for Social Justice
Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and the Institute for Prevention Research
University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

March 18, 2021
Building a Laboratory to Examine State Medicaid Policies to Address the Opioid Crisis
Julie Donohue, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Health Policy and Management
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

April 28, 2021
Community-Engaged Interventions to Achieve Health Equity for Black Men: The Power of the Barbershop
Joseph Ravenell, MD, MS
Associate Dean of Diversity Affairs and Inclusion
Professor of Medicine and Population Health
NYU Grossman School of Medicine

May 20, 2021
Designing and Testing Home-Based Cervical Cancer Screening: Results From a Collaborative Academic-Embedded Delivery System Pragmatic Randomized Trial
Diana Buist, PhD, MPH
Senior Investigator and Director of Research and Strategic Partnerships
Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute

June 17, 2021
Getting Into the Weeds: Opportunities and Cautions in International Health Systems Comparisons
Peter Cram, MD, MBA
Senior Scientist, TGHRI
Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Sinai Health System and University Health Network
Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Toronto

Academic Year 2019 - 2020

September 18, 2019
“Towards AI-driven Precision Medicine”
Presented by Olivier Elemento, PhD, MS
Director of the Englander Institute for Precision Medicine
Associate Director of the Institute for Computational Biomedicine

Professor of Physiology and Biophysics
Professor of Computational Genomics in Computational Biomedicine
Walter B. Wriston Research Scholar
Weill Cornell Medicine

October 16, 2019
“Extracting Information from Clinical Text for Secondary Use Applications”
Presented by Meliha Yetisgen, PhD
Associate Professor, Biomedical & Health Informatics
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics
University of Washington

December 18, 2019
“Turning an Academic Medical Center into a Learning Health System: Challenges and Opportunities”
Presented by Leora Horwitz, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Population Health
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Center for Healthcare Innovation and Delivery Science
NYU Langone Health

January 22, 2020
"Sharing Information, Sharing in Decisions: Challenges to Patient Involvement in Their Medical Decisions"
Presented by Angela Fagerlin, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Population Health Sciences
University of Utah Health

February 19, 2020
“Oops! I Placed an Order on the Wrong Patient”
Presented by Jason S. Adelman, MD, MS
Chief Patient Safety Officer and Associate Chief Quality Office
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

March 18, 2020
"Wearable and Implantable Technology (WIT) with Biopharmaceutical Applications"
Presented by Ciprian M. Crainiceanu, PhD
Professor, Department of Biostatistics
Johns Hopkins University

April 22, 2020
"Medicaid Expansion, Disparities, and Health Outcomes"
Presented by Benjamin D. Sommers, MD, PhD
Professor of Health Policy and Economics
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


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