SERjournal Club

The SPC Online Journal Club is a live, online journal club for SER-SPC members. The journal club provides our members with the opportunity to discuss recent epidemiologic literature. Papers chosen for discussion in the journal club are focused on epidemiologic methods. Journal club sessions are led by one of the authors of the article. Members participate via chat and polls using the Clickmeeting software. Headphones are recommended. Please join us for our next session!


October 21, 2020

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Date: July 15, 2020

Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm EDT

Author: Dr. Laura Balzer

Article: Machine learning to identify persons at high-risk of HIV acquisition in rural Kenya and Uganda

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Author: Dr. Jason Salemi

Article: Estimating the obstetric co‐morbidity burden using administrative data: The impact of the pregnancy‐related assessment window


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Jason L. Salemi, Michael A. Hansen, Sanjukta Modak, Jennifer L. Matas, George J. Germanos, Syed Ahsan Raza, Denny Fe G. Agana, Judette M. Louis

Date: January 15, 2020

Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm EDT


Author: Dr. Erika Garcia

Article: “Association of Changes in Air Quality With Incident Asthma in Children in California, 1993-2014”

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Date: October 16, 2019

Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm EDT

Author:  Dr. Sarah MacDonald, ScD, ScM
Senior Consultant Epidemiologist, IQVIA


Article: “Assessment of recording bias in pregnancy studies using health care databases: An application to neurologic conditions.”


Link to Article

MacDonald SC, Hernán MA, McElrath TF, Hernández-Díaz S. Assessment of recording bias in pregnancy studies using health care databases: An application to neurologic conditions. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2018 May ; 32(3): 281–286. doi:10.1111/ppe.12459. PMID 29569366

Date: July 17, 2019

Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm EST

Author: Mustafa Hussein

Article: “Unequal Exposure or Unequal Vulnerability? Contributions of Neighborhood Conditions and Cardiovascular Risk Factors to Socioeconomic Inequality in Incident Cardiovascular Disease in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis”

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Date: April 17, 2019

Time: 12:00-1:00pm EST

Author: Joan Casey and Dana Goin

Article: “Retirements of Coal and Oil Power Plants in California: Association with Reduced Preterm Birth Among Populations Nearby” 

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Article referenced during event: “Natural Experiments: An Overview of Methods, Approaches, and Contributions to Public Health Intervention Research”

Date: January 23, 2019
Time: 12:00-1:00pm EST
Author: Paulina Kaiser 

Article: “Comparing methods to address bias in observational data: statin use and cardiovascular events in a US cohort


Date: September 27, 2017
Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm, EST
Author: Katherine Keyes
Article: “Age, period, and cohort effects in conduct problems among American adolescents from 1991 through 2015”

March 2016 – “Multiple imputation to account for measurement error in marginal structural models”
Author: Jess Edwards
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