• Tue
    2:00 pm55 W 125th Street, Room 708

    Engaging the "Hard-to-Reach" in HIV Care Services: What Works & What's Next

    Dr. Julie Dombrowski

    Dr. Dombrowski's research focuses on the delivery of HIV and STD clinical services and population-based approaches to improving the HIV care continuum. She is the Medical Director of the Public Health – Seattle & King County STD Clinic and oversees the King County HIV Care and ART Promotion Program, a project to improve engagement in HIV care and antiretroviral use in King County. She conducts capacity-building assistance with health departments throughout the U.S. to improve HIV prevention and care activities.

  • Thu
    4-5:30pm55 W 125th Street, Room 708

    How do we learn what works? A two-step algorithm for causal inference from real world data

    Dr. Miguel Hernán
    Kolokotrones Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 

    Dr. Miguel Hernán conducts research to learn what works for the treatment and prevention of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and HIV infection. Together with his collaborators, he designs analyses of healthcare databases, epidemiologic studies, and randomized trials. Dr. Hernán teaches clinical data science at the Harvard Medical School, clinical epidemiology at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, and causal inference methodology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where he is the Kolokotrones Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology. His edX course Causal Diagrams and his book Causal Inference, co-authored with James Robins, are freely available online and widely used for the training of researchers. Dr. Hernán is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, past Chair of the American Statistical Association Section on Statistics in Epidemiology, an Editor of Epidemiology, and past or current Associate Editor of Biometrics, American Journal of Epidemiology, and the Journal of the American Statistical Association.


  • Wed
    4-5:30pm55 W 125th Street, Room 708

    Designing the Mental Health Continuum

    Dr. Ann Marie Sullivan
    Commissioner, NYS Office of Mental Health

    Dr. Ann Marie Sullivan is currently the Commissioner of the New York State Office of Mental Health. As Commissioner, she is responsible for a multi-faceted mental health system that serves more than 700,000 individuals each year. The Office of Mental Health (OMH) operates psychiatric centers across the State, and oversees more than 4,500 community based programs. As Commissioner, she has guided the transformation of the state hospital system in its emphasis on recovery and expansion of community based treatment, reinvesting over 90 million dollars in community services; implemented the incorporation of critical recovery services for the seriously mentally ill in the Medicaid benefit plan and expanded services for the mentally ill in the criminal justice system and in community reentry.

  • Wed
    4-5:30pm55 W 125th Street, Room 708

    HIV treatment-as-prevention in South Africa and the elusive 'end of AIDS'

    The ISPH is pleased to host Grand Rounds with Dr. Jacob Bor of Boston University. Jacob Bor, ScD, SM, is Assistant Professor and Peter T. Paul Career Development Professor in the Departments of Global Health and Epidemiology. His research applies the analytical tools of economics to the study of population health, with a focus on HIV treatment and prevention in southern Africa. Current research interests include economic spillover effects of HIV treatment on patients, households, and communities; decision-making in HIV-endemic risk environments; population health impacts of social policy; and causal inference in public health research. He is a faculty affiliate of BU's Global Development Policy Center, a Junior Faculty Fellow at BU's Hariri Institute for Computational Science, an affiliate of the Africa Health Research Institute, and Senior Research at the Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office in South Africa.

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  • Mon
    NYU and Rockefeller University, NYC

    BioC2019 highlights current developments within and beyond the Bioconductor project. It consists of:

    • Developer Day June 24 at NYU Langone: provides developers and would-be developers with insights into Bioconductor project direction and software development best practices.
    • Main Conference June 25-26 at Rockefeller University: morning scientific talks and afternoon workshops provide insights and tools required for the analysis and comprehension of high-throughput genomic data.
    • Robert Gentleman Symposium June 27 at Rockefeller University: A one-time symposium in honor of the 60th birthday of Robert Gentleman, one of the originators of R and Bioconductor. This day will feature talks and panel discussion by Robert Gentleman and associates.

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