CCEB/DBEI Epidemiology Seminar Series, Julie Christine Lauffenburger, PharmD, PhD

"Designing and Evaluating Pragmatic Trials of Behavioral Science-Based Interventions to Support Deprescribing"Julie Christine Lauffenburger, PharmD, PhDAssistant Professor in the Department of EpidemiologyJulie C. Lauffenburger, PharmD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an epidemiologist in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Her work focuses medication optimization and adherence in chronic diseases, where she has expertise in pragmatic trials, observational study designs, and predictive analytics.

A Trial of Transplanting Hepatitis C Kidneys into Hepatitis C-Negative Kidney Recipients (THINKER-NEXT)

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Funding: NIDDK
Investigator: Reese, P; Schaubel, D; Goldberg, D

The CRCU serves as the Data Coordinating Center for the THINKER-NEXT trial. The THINKER-NEXT trial, led by Peter Reese, MD and Douglas Schaubel PhD at The Perelman School of Medicine and David Goldberg, MD at the University of Miami in Florida, is a single arm open-label NIDDK-funded clinical trial.  The main objective of the study is to estimate the hepatitis C virus (HCV) cure rate after transplantation, using kidneys from HCV-infected deceased donors for HCV-negative recipients, followed by treatment with direct acting antivirals

Risk Underlying Rural Areas Longitudinal (RURAL) Cohort Study

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Funding: NHLBI
Investigator(s): Ramachandran, V

The Risk Underlying Rural Areas Longitudinal (RURAL) Cohort Study, coordinated by Vasan Ramachandran, MD, at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is a six-year research project seeking to understand why people born in rural communities in the South live shorter and less healthy lives than do their counterparts elsewhere in the country. 

CANCELED: Biostatistics Seminar Series - Shelley Liu, PhD

Title: "Developing an exposure burden score for chemical mixtures using item response theory: Applications to PFAS mixtures and phthalate mixtures"Abstract:My talk will focus on applying item response theory (psychometric models used in educational testing), to create a latent burden score of exposure to chemical mixtures. This provides a simple, single metric to represent total exposure burden to the mixture, independent of a health outcome. This summary metric could be used in biomonitoring, risk assessment, health risk calculators or mediation models.

CCEB/DBEI Epidemiology Seminar Series - Deborah Donnell, PhD

"HIV Prevention Trials and the Challenges of Success"Deborah Donnell, PhDAffiliate Professor, Global HealthAffiliate Professor, Health Systems and Population HealthMember, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research CenterUniversity of WashingtonDr Donnell is a biostatistician in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division at Fred Hutch, Seattle and the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington and the Principal Investigator of the HPTN Statistical and Data Management Center.

CCEB/DBEI Epidemiology Seminar Series - Jonathan M. Zenilman, MD

Data Safety Monitoring Boards in Vaccine Trials--The COVID Experience Jonathan M. Zenilman, MD Professor of Medicine Division of Infectious Disease Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineDr. Jonathan M. Zenilman is a professor of medicine, at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He also has as joint appointments in population family and reproductive health, international health and epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.Dr. Zenilman is known internationally for his work in infectious disease epidemiology.

CCEB/DBEI Epidemiology Seminar Series -Melanie L. Kornides, ScD, MPH, APRN

"Misinformation About Vaccines on Social Media: A Study of the HPV Vaccine"Melanie L. Kornides, ScD, MPH, APRNAssistant Professor of NursingUniversity of Pennsylvania My interdisciplinary research focuses on strategies to combat misinformation and improve equitable uptake of vaccines and other forms of preventative health care." Dr. Kornides works with a multidisciplinary team to conduct research into misinformation, and its impact on vaccine acceptance. Disciplines include computer science, communication science, behavioral economics, and behavioral science.

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