Public Health Grand Rounds

Public health grand rounds provide a regular forum for discussion and communication on significant topics in public health research, policy and practice, and also serves as a platform for collaborations and networking. These seminars are collaboratively organized by the Department of Population Health Sciences, Center for Public Health Practice and Research, and Student Organizations: Public Health Association and American Mock World Health Organization.

Venue

Seminars are held in Room 102 at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine's Blacksburg Campus at Virginia Tech. from 12:00 - 12:50 pm, unless otherwise noted. 

Directions, Maps & Parking

Find the college on Google Maps; campus map is accessible here. Parking is available in the F/S lot using the visitor parking permit.

Audience

Open to one & all. Students, alumni, faculty and staff; also welcome are public health professionals from health organizations, government agencies, academic institutions, and others interested in public health research, policy and practice.

Webcast

The seminars are webcast live and archived here. Tweet your questions @PublicHealthVT #Seminar.

Speaker nomination

Students, alumni, faculty and staff at Virginia Tech are welcome to host speakers in the public health grand rounds seminars. Please send your speaker nomination to Kaja Abbas or Sophie Wenzel.

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Schedule

Spring 2017
Date Presenter Title

January 26, 2017

(webcast)

Laura Hungerford, PhD
Professor & Head
Department of Population Health Sciences
Virginia Tech
One Health: Synergy in Method and Meaning

March 23, 2017

(webcast)

Lauren Childs, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
Virginia Tech
Modeling the Dynamics of Malaria Infection

March 30, 2017

(webcast)

Cassidy Rist, DVM, MPH
Assistant Professor
Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine
Department of Population Health Sciences
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Future of Tuberculosis Diagnosis and Treatment: Pilot Study in Madagascar

April 6, 2017

(webcast)

Leah Johnson, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Statistics
Computational Modeling and Data Analytics
Virginia Tech
Strategic vs Tactical Modeling Approaches to Predicting Mosquito-borne Disease in the Americas

April 13, 2017

(webcast)

Meredith Wilson, MPH
Founder & Lead Game Designer
Bedhouse Games
Perspectives on Video Games and Mental Health

April 20, 2017

(webcast)

Claire Standley, PhD, MSc
Assistant Professor
Global Health Science and Security
Department of International Health
Georgetown University
Improving Global Health Security: Frameworks and Implementation

April 27, 2017

(webcast)

Antonio Brown, MPH
Public Health Advisor
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
New River Health District
Epidemiology of Hepatitis C
Fall 2016
Date Presenter Title

September 1, 2016

(webcast)

Danielle Henderson, MPH
Population Health Surveys Supervisor
VDH LiveWell
Virginia Department of Health
Tracking the Progress of the Virginia Plan for Well-Being

September 8, 2016

(webcast)

Head
Infectious Disease Modelling
Centre for Population Health
Burnet Institute
Adjunct Professor
School of Population Health & Preventive Medicine
Monash University
Professorial Visiting Fellow
Kirby Institute
University of New South Wales
NHMRC Senior Research Fellow
Improving Efficiency in Health

September 15, 2016

(webcast)

Pamela Teaster, PhD
Professor & Associate Director
Center for Gerontology
Virginia Tech
Public Health Problem of Elder Mistreatment

September 22, 2016

(webcast)

Sally Morton, PhD
Dean and Professor
College of Science
Virginia Tech
Patient-Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research

October 20, 2016

(webcast)

Jessica Taaffe, PhD
Global Health Scientist and Consultant
Current Metabiota
This Week in Global Health (TWiGH)
The World Bank
Evidence-based Global Health Policy

October 27, 2016

(webcast)

Bryan Lewis, PhD, MPH
Research Assistant Professor
Network Dynamics & Simulation Science Laboratory
Biocomplexity Institute
Virginia Tech
The Role of Infectious Disease Modeling in Epidemic Response
Spring 2016
Date Presenter Title

January 21, 2016

(webcast)

Frank William Pierson,MS, DVM, PhD, Diplomate, ACPV
Professor
Biosecurity and Infection Control, Avian Medicine
Department of Population Health Sciences
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Agro-terrorism

January 28, 2016

(webcast)

Korine Kolivras, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Geography
College of Natural Resources and Environment
Virginia Tech
Environmental Variability and the Continued Emergence of Lyme Disease

February 4, 2016

(webcast)

Executive Director
VT KnowledgeWorks
Social Entrepreneurship

February 11, 2016

(webcast)

Thomas Ewing, PhD
Professor, Department of History
Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
Virginia Tech
Conspiring Against Grip: Public Health and Medical Expertise during the 1890 Russian Flu

March 17, 2016

(webcast)

Sally Lahm, PhD
Professor of Research
Department of Global Health
Milken Institute School of Public Health
The George Washington University
Progressing from Two-thirds Health to One Health via a Systems Approach

March 24, 2016

(webcast)

Gabriel Blouin Genest, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
ASPECT Affiliate Faculty
Virginia Tech
Global Politics of Health Security: Policy Reforms to Paradigm Shift

April 7, 2016

(webcast)

Cristina Lanzas, DVM, PhD
Assistant Professor of Infectious Disease
Department of Population Health and Pathobiology
College of Veterinary Medicine
North Carolina State University
Transmission Dynamics of Enteric Pathogens

April 21, 2016

(webcast)

Assistant Professor of Personalized Medicine
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
North Carolina State University
Mathematical Models for Influenza Vaccine Design and Allocation
 
Fall 2015
Date Presenter Title

August 27, 2015

(webcast)

Kaja Abbas,1 Narges Dorratoltaj,2 Gloria Kang2
1Assistant Professor; 2PhD Student
Department of Population Health Sciences
Virginia Tech
Epidemiological, Economic and Immune Modeling of Infectious Diseases: Tuberculosis, Brucellosis, Influenza, HIV

September 3, 2015

(webcast)

Madhav Marathe, PhD
Professor, Department of Computer Science
Director, Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
Virginia Tech
Urban Science, Engineering and Public Health: The Role of Big Data and High Performance Pervasive Computing

October 1, 2015

(webcast)

Ronny Bell, PhD, MS
Director, Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity
Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Prevention
Division of Public Health Sciences
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Understanding and Addressing Disparities in Diabetes

October 15, 2015

(webcast)

Karen Roberto, PhD
University Distinguished Professor
Adult Development and Aging, Department of Human Development
Director, Center for Gerontology
Director of the Institute for Society, Culture and Environment
Virginia Tech
Family Care and Community Support for Older Persons with Mild Cognitive Impairment

October 22, 2015

(webcast)

Ralph Hall,1 PhD & Sophie Wenzel,2 MPH
1Assistant Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning
2Assistant Director, Center for Public Health Practice & Research
Virginia Tech
Interdisciplinary Exploratory Research: Visualizing Water Services for Community Decision Making in Burkina Faso

October 29, 2015

(webcast)

Valerie Ragan, DVM
Director, Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Population Health Sciences
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Beyond Private Practice - The Wide World of Veterinary Medicine

November 12, 2015

(webcast)

Scientist
Division of International Epidemiology and Population Studies
Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health
Pigs and Pandemics

November 12, 2015

(webcast)

Scientist
Division of International Epidemiology and Population Studies
Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health
Gravity Models, Mobility, and Spread of Influenza in United States
 
Spring 2015
Date Presenter Title

January 22, 2015

(webcast)

Laura Sands, PhD
Professor, Center for Gerontology
Department of Human Development
Virginia Tech
Consequences of Insufficient Help in Late Life: Evidence from Medical Claims Data

January 29, 2015

(webcast)

Julia Gohlke, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
School of Public Health
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Estimating Health Outcomes Attributed to Environmental Exposures using a Variety of Data Sources

February 19, 2015

(webcast)

Sukran Kilic, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Early Childhood and Education
Aksaray University
Turkey
Parental Socialization and Children’s Socioemotional Outcomes in the US and Turkey

February 26, 2015

(webcast)

Kerry Redican, PhD, MSPH, MPH
Professor
Department of Population Health Sciences
Virginia Tech
Youth Risk Behavior, Assessment, Reporting, and Utility
March 19, 2015 Lawrence Madoff, MD
Editor, ProMED, International Society for Infectious Diseases
Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Director, Division of Epidemiology and Immunization, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
One Health and the Detection of Emerging Infectious Diseases

April 9, 2015

(webcast)

Achla Marathe, PhD
Professor
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics & Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
Virginia Tech
Comparison of Private versus Public Interventions for Controlling Influenza Epidemics

April 23, 2015

(webcast)

Nanda Nanthakumar, PhD
Associate Professor of Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Human Secretor Phenotype in Host-Microbial Interaction: Significance in Infant Health, Infection and Inflammation
 
Fall 2014
Date Presenter Title

August 28, 2014

(webcast)

Mihalea Stanca Ciupe, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
Virginia Tech
Mathematical Models of Immune Responses to Hepatitis B Virus Infection

September 4, 2014

(webcast)

Charlie Klauer, PhD
Research Scientist
Leader, Teen Risk and Injury Prevention Group
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
What Are Teenagers Doing that Make Them Such Risky Drivers???

September 25, 2014

(webcast)

Sandy Fogel, MD, FACS
Surgeon, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine & Research Institute
National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

October 9, 2014

(webcast)

Associate Professor
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation
Virginia Tech
Zoonoses at the Human Wildlife Interface

October 30, 2014

(webcast)

Assistant Professor
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Virginia Tech

November 13, 2014

(webcast)

David Dowdy, ScM, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University
Modeling the Interface between Diseases, Populations, and Health Systems: The Example of Diagnostic Testing for Tuberculosis

November 20, 2014

(webcast)

P. Selvaraj1, MVSc, PhD & S. Eswari2, MVSc, PhD
1Professor & Head (Thanjavur)
2Associate Professor & Head (Tirunelveli)
Department of Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry
Veterinary College and Research Institute
Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
Stem Cell: Regenerative and Comparative Medicine
 
Spring 2014
Date Presenter Title
January 23, 2014 Kristian Lum, PhD
Assistant Research Professor
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
Virginia Tech
Modeling Incarceration as an Epidemic
January 30, 2014 Wornie Reed, PhD
Professor, Department of Sociology
Director, Center for Race and Social Policy
Virginia Tech
Increasing Cultural Competency Among Medical Care Providers
February 20, 2014 Susan Meacham, PhD, RD
Administrative Director of Preventive Medicine Research Center
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Chronic Disease in Coal Dependent Areas of Virginia
March 6, 2014 Ana Aizcorbe, PhD
Research Professor
Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
Virginia Tech
Potential and Pitfalls of Health Related Big Data
March 27, 2014
Nammalwar Sriranganathan, BVSc, MVSc, PhD, DACVM
Professor of Bacteriology
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Vaccines and Drugs for Intracellular Pathogens
April 3, 2014 Ted Cohen, MD, MPH, DrPH
Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard School of Public Health
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Epidemiological Modeling of Drug Resistant Tuberculosis

April 9, 2014
 

 

Isabel Bradburn, PhD
Research Director
Child Development Center for Learning & Research
Department of Human Development
Virginia Tech
Integrating Administrative Data on Early Childhood Initiatives: Case Study in Virginia
April 10, 2014 Phindile Chitsulo1, BSc; Keith Lipato2, SRN; Jones Masiye3, MD
1Nutritionist; 2Nurse; 3Physician
Malawian Health System
Health System in Malawi
 
Fall 2013
Date Presenter Title
August 7, 2013 Jamie Zoellner, PhD, RD
Associate Professor
Department of Human, Nutrition, Foods & Exercise
Virginia Tech
Development & Advancement of the Dan River Partnership for a Healthy Community
August 7, 2013 Elizabeth Holbrook, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Health & Human Performance
Roanoke College
Member, PATH Community Coalition
Creating a “Win-Win” While Facilitating Change in the Roanoke Valley: The Role of the Academic Partner
September 5, 2013
Information Literacy Coordinator
College Librarian for Science, Life Sciences, and Engineering
University Libraries, Virginia Tech
Systematic Reviews in Health Sciences
September 12, 2013 Tanya Ferraro
Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator
Roanoke/Alleghany, Blue Ridge, & New River Valley Units
Virginia Medical Reserve Corps
Virginia Department of Health
New River Valley Medical Reserve Corps
October 3, 2013 Terry Hrubec, DVM, PhD
Associate Professor of Anatomy and Embryology  
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine  
What's up with our water? Effects of contaminants on reproduction and development
October 17, 2013 Jocelyn Widmer, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Urban Affairs and Planning
School of Public and International Affairs
Virginia Tech 
Scalability of a Community-Based Approach to Improve Water Point Access, Functionality, and Public Health in the Leogane and Gressier Districts of Haiti
October 24, 2013 Glen Mays, PhD, MPH
F Douglas Scutchfield Endowed Professor of Health Services and Systems Research
University of Kentucky College of Public Health
Public Health Services & Systems Research: Building the Science of Public Health Delivery
November 7, 2013
 
Timothy Bromage, PhD
Professor
Biomaterials and Biomimetics
College of Dentistry
New York University
Avoid Infection, and While You’re at It, Have a Demographic Transition
November 7, 2013 Dana Cruikshank, MA
Communications Manager
Army Educational Outreach Program
Virginia Tech
Public Health Communication in a Changing Media Landscape

November 19, 2013

 

Chun Hai (Isaac) Fung, PhD
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health
Georgia Southern University
Epidemiological Modeling of Cholera and Water-borne Diseases
November 19, 2013 Leigh-Anne Krometis, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Systems Engineering
Virginia Tech
Water and Sanitation in Rural Virginia
November 19, 2013 Marc A. Edwards, PhD
Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Virginia Tech
Corrosion/Coagulation/Treatment, Nitrification and Human Pathogens in Homes
November 21, 2013  Stephen Eubank, PhD
Professor
Department of Population Health Sciences & Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
Virginia Tech 
Agent Based Modeling of Gun Violence
 
Spring 2013
Date Presenter Title
February 7, 2013 Jeffrey Stover, MPH
Director
Health Informatics & Integrated Surveillance Systems
Division of Disease Prevention
Virginia Department of Health
Navigating Public Health Data at the Virginia Department of Health
 
Fall 2012
Date Presenter Title
September 11, 2012 Molly O'Dell, MD, MFA, FAAFP
Director
New River Health District
Virginia Department of Health
We're in the Jailhouse now (Tuberculosis)
September 18, 2012 Carlyle Brewster, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Entomology
Virginia Tech
Geospatial Modeling for Insect Vector Detection and Surveillance
September 25, 2012 Paige Bordwine, MPH, MT (ASCP)
District Epidemiologist
New River Health District
Virginia Department of Health
To Whoop or Not to Whoop: A Pertussis Outbreak in a Private School
October 2, 2012 Bryan Lewis, PhD, MPH
Public Health Policy Analyst
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
Virginia Tech
Computational Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
October 11, 2012 Josep Bassaganya-Riera, DVM, PhD
Professor of Immunology
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
Virginia Tech
Modeling Immune Responses to Gut Pathogens
October 17, 2012 Sarah McDonald, PhD
Assistant Professor of Virology
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Unraveling the Molecular Mysteries of Rotavirus
November 2, 2012 Beth O’Connor, MEd
Executive Director
Virginia Rural Health Association
Virginia Rural Health Association & Rural Health Data
November 12, 2012 Steve Sedlock, MS
Executive Director
GeoHealth Innovations
The Virginia Health Chart Book
December 4, 2012 Robin Wood, MD
Professor and Director
Desmond Tutu HIV Centre
University of Cape Town
Tuberculosis Control - Successes and Failures over the Last Century
 
Spring 2012
Date Presenter Title
May 1, 2012 Geeta Marappan, MVSc
Assistant Professor
Department of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University  
Impact of Climate Change on Zoonoses
 
Fall 2011
Date Presenter Title
September 14, 2011 Courtney Corley, PhD
Senior Research Scientist
Knowledge Discovery and Informatics Group
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
BioCat: Operational Biosurveillance Model Evaluations and Catalog