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Upcoming seminars
  • May 22, 2024

    No seminar scheduled

    Our Seminar Series will be on break on May 22. 

  • May 29, 2024 | 12 P.M. PST

    J'Mag Karbeah, Ph.D., M.P.H.

    Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

    Advancing health equity in health services research: Have we moved the needle?

  • June 5, 2024 | 12 P.M. PST

    Rebecca Tryon, M.S.

    HHSA Program Manager, Healthy Communities Initiative, Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency

    Looking upstream to address Yolo County’s significant health needs: Reducing health disparities through the Social Determinants of Health

Recent seminars
  • May 15, 2024

    In conversation with Jonathan Metzl: Public health and gun reform

    Jonathan Metzl, M.D., Ph.D. | Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Psychiatry, Department of Medicine, Health, and Society, Vanderbilt University

    Guest moderator: Shani Buggs, Ph.D., M.P.H. | Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, Violence Prevention Research Program, UC Davis Health

    No video recording available.

  • May 8, 2024

    Economic evaluation using Value of Heterogeneity:

    Using genomic heterogeneity to inform therapeutic decisions for metastatic colorectal cancer

    Reka Pataky, Ph.D. | Senior Health Economist, BC Cancer

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  • May 1, 2024

    Real-world economic evaluation of genome-wide sequencing

    Deirdre Weymann, M.A. | Senior Health Economist, BC Cancer

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  • April 24, 2024

    Patient preferences for reimbursement and uptake of precision oncology:

    Current efforts and future directions

    Samantha Pollard, Ph.D. | Research and Implementation Scientist, Fraser Health

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  • April 17, 2024

    The Good Life program on healthy aging: The new California standard of care

    David Johnson, Ph.D. | Professor, Department of Neurology, UC Davis Health

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  • April 10, 2024

    Why individuals choose cannabis to medicate their cancer-related symptoms:

    A mixed methods study

    Helen McTaggart-Cowan, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University

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  • April 3, 2024

    Communicating about vaccines:

    Impacts of uncertainty, misinformation, and relationships in health communication and decision-making

    Nicole Kelp,  Ph.D. | Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, Colorado State University

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  • March 13, 2024

    Youth (dis)engagement and rurality:

    Trends, challenges and opportunities in Africa

    Wilson Majee, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.B.A. | Associate Professor, College of Health Sciences, Health and Rehabilitation Science, University of Missouri

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  • March 6, 2024

    Democratic erosion and working-age mortality

    Jennifer Karas Montez, Ph.D. | Professor, Sociology Department, Syracuse University

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