Plenary Sessions

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Ibram X. Kendi

Keynote Speaker

Ibram X. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research.

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Moyses Szklo

Distinguished Service to SER Award Winner

Dr. Moyses Szklo is a native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He received his MD degree from the State University of Rio de Janeiro and his master’s and doctoral degrees from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Martha Werler

SER Past-President

Martha Werler is a Professor and Chair of Epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health. She is a perinatal epidemiologist, whose focus is primarily birth defects.

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Barbra Dickerman

Lilienfeld Postdoctoral Prize Paper Award

Barbra Dickerman’s research is focused on using methods in causal inference and machine learning and the vast amount of data available in health care to improve cancer control.

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Michael Webster – Clark

Tyroler Student Prize Paper Award Winner

Michael Webster-Clark is currently a post-doctoral research associate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After receiving his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Northeastern University, his interest in comparative effectiveness research and the external validity of randomized trials prompted him to seek a PhD at UNC.

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Brian Nosek

Keynote Speaker

Brian Nosek is co-Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Open Science.

Godfrey Oakley

Kenneth Rothman Career Accomplishment Award Winner

Dr. Oakley is Director Center for Spina Bifida Prevention and Research Professor of Epidemiology, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health.

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Katherine Keyes

Carol Hogue Mid-Career Award Winner

Katherine M. Keyes is an associate professor of epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

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Elizabeth Stuart

Marshall Joffe Methods Research Award Winner

Elizabeth A. Stuart is a professor of mental health, biostatistics, and health policy and management in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she is also Associate Dean for Education.

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Elizabeth Rose Mayeda

Brian MacMahon Early Career Award Winner

Elizabeth Rose Mayeda is an assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Matthew Fox

Noel Weiss & Tom Koepsell Excellence in Education Award Winner

Matthew Fox, DSc, MPH, is a Professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Global Health at Boston University.

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ALL TIMES LISTED ARE MOUNTAIN TIME (MT)

Dec
16
Wed
Plenary Session 1
Dec 16 @ 8:00 am – 9:45 am

Session Chair: Enrique Schisterman, NIH

Ibram Kendi, Boston University
Keynote Speaker
(Live Q&A Moderated by Chanelle Howe and Martha Werler)

Moyses Szklo, Johns Hopkins University
Distinguished Service to SER Award Winner

Martha Werler, Boston University
Presidential Address

Dec
17
Thu
Plenary Session 2
Dec 17 @ 8:00 am – 9:45 am

Session Chair: Jay Kaufman, McGill University

Lilienfeld Postdoctoral Prize Paper Award Winner, Barbra Dickerman, Harvard University
“Avoidable flaws in observational analyses: an application to statins and cancer”

Tyroler Student Prize Paper Award Winner, Michael Webster-Clark, University of North Carolina
“Reweighting Oranges to Apples: Transported RE-LY Trial vs Non-experimental Effect Estimates of Anticoagulation in Atrial Fibrillation”

Keynote Speaker: Brian Nosek, Center for Open Science
“Bias in Science”

Dec
18
Fri
Plenary Session 3
Dec 18 @ 8:00 am – 9:45 am

Session Chair: Martha Werler, Boston University

Kenneth Rothman Career Accomplishment Award Winner
Godfrey Oakley, Emory University

Carol J. Rowland Hogue Mid-Career Award Winner
Katherine Keyes, Columbia University

Marshall Joffe Epidemiologic Methods Research Award Winner
Elizabeth Stuart, Johns Hopkins University

Brian MacMahon Early Career Award Winner
Elizabeth Rose Mayeda, University of California, Los Angeles

Noel Weiss and Tom Koepsell Excellence in Education Award Winner
Matthew Fox, Boston University