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2016 Congress Plenary Sessions

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Michael A. McGeehin, Keynote Speaker

“Climate Change: A Public Health Crisis”

Michael A. McGeehin is a senior environmental health epidemiologist whose work focuses on investigating the associations between global climate change and human health outcomes. Click here to view full profile.

Diane S. Lauderdale, SER President

“SER at 49: Looking ahead to looking back”

Diane S. Lauderdale is a professor of epidemiology and Chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Chicago. Her research focuses on the health of immigrant populations in the United States and social determinants of health behaviors. Click here to view full profile.

Jonine L. Bernstein, ACE President

“The American College of Epidemiology”

Jonine L. Bernstein, Is an Attending Epidemiologist at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) in New York City.  The focus of her research is in the area of genetic and molecular epidemiology, particularly in the etiology of breast cancer and gliomas. Click here to view full profile.


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Mauricio Barreto, Keynote Speaker

Mauricio L. Barreto – After finishing my medical studies in 1977, I completed a Master’s degree in Public Health, and in 1980 began my academic career at the School of Medicine, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil. In 1987, I was awarded a Ph.D. from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), University of London, where I am now an Honorary Professor. Click here to view full profile.

Valerie Beral, IEA President

Born in Australia, Dame Valerie studied medicine at Sydney University, graduating in 1969.  As the top graduate that year she was awarded the University Gold Medal, the first woman ever to receive this award in medicine. After a few years of clinical work in Australia and New Guinea she moved to the UK and became board certified in internal medicine soon after. Click here to view full profile.

Oscar Alleyne, APHA Section Chair

Dr. Oscar Alleyne is Senior Advisor for Public Health Program at the National Association of County and City Health Officials providing leadership and senior level management of a portfolio of $14 million covering the programmatic divisions of Infectious Disease and Informatics, Public Health Preparedness, Pandemic and Catastrophic Preparedness, and Environmental Health. Click here to view full profile


Friday, June 24, 2016

Michael S. Kramer, Keynote Speaker and Award Winner

“Developmental Origins of Health and Disease: Is Prevention Just Around the Corner?”

Dr. Michael S. Kramer is James McGill Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and Director of the Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre.  Click here to view full profile.

J. Nadine Gracia, Keynote Speaker

“Reducing Health Disparities and Accelerating Health Equity for the Nation”

J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE, is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health and the Director of the Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Office of Minority Health is dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities. Click here to view full profile.

Suzan Carmichael, SPER President

Suzan Carmichael’s research focuses on the contribution of nutritional status, environmental contaminants and genetic susceptibility to the risk of perinatal outcomes such as structural birth defects, preterm delivery and stillbirth; and on factors affecting the care and health of infants born with birth defects and other adverse perinatal outcomes.