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Department of Epidemiology Seminar Series: Dr. Julia Simard - "Pregnancy in Contemporary Systemic Lupus"

June 10, 2019

Pregnancy is complicated for women with systemic lupus. Much of what we know about their risks come from patients who were either sufficiently healthy with uncomplicated lupus or who got pregnant despite their doctor’s advice. However, patients are no longer unequivocally told to avoid pregnancy simply because of their disease history. The risks in the full spectrum of pregnant women with lupus are still being investigated, as they pertain to parity, comorbid conditions, and medication. In this talk, Dr.

Terror Here? Challenges and Lessons from the 2011 Terror Attacks in Norway

May 30, 2019

On May 30th, Fielding School of Public Health welcomes experts Dr. Henrik Syse, Dr. Melissa Brymer, and Dr. Robert Pynoos to discuss the July 22, 2011 terror attacks in Norway, which targeted a government building and a youth summer camp.  A total of 77 people were killed. The panelists will discuss who was impacted, approaches to mitigating trauma, immediate and ongoing responses or policies to address terror, and the role of media advocacy. Furthermore, the panelists will discuss what lessons we can learn for addressing gun violence and terror in our own community.

Dept. of Epidemiology Introductory Mendelian Randomization Workshop

May 31, 2019

Mendelian randomization (MR) utilizes the particular properties of germline genetic variation to strengthen causal inference with respect to modifiable influences on health, disease and social outcomes. This session will present the assumptions required for MR and the ever-expanding range of sensitivity analyses and falsification strategies that are available. Hypothesis-free causal search strategies based on MR will be briefly touched upon, as will the application of MR to molecular and tissue-specific phenotypes.

Dept. of Epidemiology: Dr. George Davey Smith - “The Book of Why” for empiricists

May 29, 2019

Judea Pearl has been at the cutting edge of developing causal inference approaches for a quarter of a century, and in “The Book of Why” he has produced a popular introduction to his approach. This discussion is intended for readers of “The Book of Why” (or of Pearl’s cognate writings), and present the views of an applied epidemiological researcher on the usefulness and limitations of its framework for empirical investigations.

Pre-Departure Global Health Orientation

June 4, 2019

The Center for Global and Immigrant Health is hosting a pre-departure meeting on health and safety precautions overseas. This meeting is mandatory for all FSPH students going abroad. There will also be an opportunity to meet fellow students doing international fieldwork.


The Semel Healthy Campus Initiative Center at UCLA presents: Health in Harmony

May 23, 2019

The Semel Healthy Campus Initiative Center at UCLA invites you to our 2019 Celebration:


At UCLA, health transcends the physical. We envision a world where health is a shared meal, a walk in the garden, a deep breath, and a beautiful melody. As UCLA reaches its Centennial milestone, Semel HCI reimagines health in our own backyard. Join us to celebrate visionary leaders, brilliant discoveries, and the power of music to create health in harmony.

May 23, 2019 | 4:00PM – 7:30PM

Bixby Lecture with Dr. Dallas Swendeman, PhD, MPH: “Empowerment with Sex Workers for HIV Prevention in India”

May 23, 2019

Join the Bixby Center for a talk with Dr. Dallas Swendeman on Thursday, May 23rd from 12-1pm in the Dean’s Round Conference Room 16-032 FSPH. This lecture will review stories from 15 years of mixed-methods research collaborations with Durbar, a WHO model for HIV/STI prevention and community development. Lunch will be provided and no RSVP is required. 

Paul Torrens Health Forum at UCLA FSPH: Immigrant Health at the Border and Beyond

May 29, 2019

Immigration has recently been at the forefront of a complex national debate. What are the public health implications of current immigration policies? How does immigration affect the health of different groups living near the border region? In this last Paul Torrens Health Forum of the academic year, we’ll explore how immigration impacts public health with experts from policy, clinical practice, and advocacy. This session is co-presented by the Promise Institute for Human Rights at the UCLA School of Law.


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