Population Health

Let’s Talk Pop Health

Image of a presenter speaking to a large group of peopleThe Population Health Initiative is working to amplify population health-related education and training activities across the UW’s three campuses by offering, partnering to offer, and/or promoting a range of events under the banner of, “Let’s Talk Pop Health.”

These offerings are a mix of virtual, in-person and hybrid workshops, lectures, seminars, film screenings, convenings and so forth, with the in-person activities to be held primarily in the Hans Rosling Center for Population Health as a means of activating it as the university’s hub for population health.

The current “Let’s Talk Pop Health” offerings for academic year 2022-23 are:

The Pink Tax: Gender Differences in Consumption Spending

Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2022

3 p.m.4:30 p.m.

Department of Pharmacy Conference Room H-371
Join Kayleigh Barnes, PhC for the the Program in Health Economics and Outcomes Methodology's (PHEnOM) seminar series.

Expanding Equitable Access to Safe Drinking Water Through Human-Centered Technology Design and Deployment- Katya Cherukumilli, PhD

Thursday, Sep. 29, 2022

12:30 p.m.1:20 p.m.

Virtual
Dr. Katya Cherukumilli is an environmental engineer and aqueous geochemist striving to bridge the gap between fundamental discoveries and real-world impact.

Autumn Dawg Daze Food Systems Walking Tour

Friday, Sep. 30, 2022

1:30 p.m.3 p.m.

Raitt Hall (RAI)
Join representatives from the Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health Major on a guided tour of campus to explore the University’s food system.

ITHS/WE-REACH Innovation Symposium & ITHS Translational Science Expo

Friday, Sep. 30, 2022

2:45 p.m.6:45 p.m.

Burke Museum
How do you translate innovations from great ideas to successful medicine? The ITHS Translational Health Expo will help answer that question in a multifaceted celebration of process, perseverance, and accomplishment.

When and How to Say No with Confidence: Aligning commitments with professional goals and interests

Monday, Oct. 3, 2022

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.

Virtual
This session will explore a process of discernment that can be applied to deciding whether to accept invitations to take on additional work, assume new roles, participate in service activities, and other requests that require a yes or no response.

2022 Fall Forum – Intersections of Race and Gender-based Violence

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022

1 p.m.3 p.m.

UW Tacoma William W. Philip Hall (WPH) and Virtual
2022 Fall Forum will feature Dr. Carolyn West delivering a free presentation exploring the intersections of race and gender-based violence.

Mechanistic pathways linking neighborhood disadvantage with cardiovascular risk factors

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022

3 p.m.4:30 p.m.

Department of Pharmacy Conference Room H-371
The Program in Health Economics and Outcomes Methodology (PHEnOM) presents Min Hee Kim, PhD for her talk "Mechanistic pathways linking neighborhood disadvantage with cardiovascular risk factors: Quasi-experimental evidence from a refugee dispersal policy in Denmark"

2022 Urban Forest Symposium: Restoring Ancestral Stewardship with Community & Our Urban Forests

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022

9:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.

Intellectual House (INT) and Virtual
This year’s program aims to bridge the gap between tribal practices and local government, fostering partnerships that can interweave community, access, ancestral stewardship, and current management practices that all work towards collaborative stewardship of our urban forests.

Introduction to R

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022

Noon2 p.m.

Savery Hall (SAV) 117
This workshop is a 2 hour introduction to the free, open-source statistical programming language R using RStudio.

Equitable PPE Protection: Striving for Safety and Health Equity for All Workers

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022

12:30 p.m.1:20 p.m.

Hans Rosling Center (HRC) 155 and Virtual
Dr. Katherine Nami Yoon is an interdisciplinary research professional with Ph.D. in public health policy. She currently serves as an ORISE research fellow at CDC/NIOSH/NPPTL and her research focuses on health and safety of workers and personal protective equipment (PPE).

Your Public Health Career Toolbox: Creating a Vision, Networking, and Finding Job or Internship Opportunities

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022

3:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.

Virtual
Are you curious about how to talk to people about your interests in public health and to make connections that will help you get those experiences you need to build your skills in the field?

CEI Interdisciplinary Seminar: Dr. Jesse Jenkins, Princeton University

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022

4 p.m.5 p.m.

NanoEngineering and Sciences Building (NAN) 181
This presentation will summarize the major components of the Inflation Reduction Act and infrastructure law, their impacts, and current progress on the road to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.

Panel: Climate and Health, Washington 2022 Report

Friday, Oct. 7, 2022

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.

Hans Rosling Center (HRC) 101 and Virtual
Part of the CSDE Fall 2022 Seminar Series. Co-sponsored with the UW EarthLab, UW CHANGE, Population Health Initiative.

Urban Food Systems Seminar: Reducing Food Loss and Waste

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022

11:30 a.m.12:20 p.m.

Kane Hall (KNE) 120
During the autumn quarter, this seminar series explores the opportunities urban food systems provide in promoting community health, as well as the challenges.

Unequal Treatment in Cardiovascular Care: Evidence for Racial Bias and the Way Forward

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022

Noon1:30 p.m.

Virtual
Dr. Capers will review current evidence and studies from the recent past detailing Black-White disparities in cardiac care, and strategies to reduce or eliminate racial disparities in care. Sponsored by the UW Department of Medicine.

Randomized Regulation: The impact of minimum quality standards on health markets

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022

12:30 p.m.

Savery Hall 409 and Virtual
Dr. Jishnu Das from Georgetown University will report results from the first randomization of a regulatory reform in the health sector.

Are You Sure You Want Health Equity? Presented by: Dr. Ugo Edu

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022

3:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.

Virtual
This talk draws on different moments, fictitious and non-fictitious, to explore our commitments to the anti-racist work needed to move towards health equity.

Microsoft Word for the Social Sciences

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022

10 a.m.Noon

Savery Hall (SAV) 117
This course will teach some of the basic but underutilized functions in Microsoft Word to increase your productivity, decrease time spent in repetitive tasks, and help you make more readable documents.

Lessons and Results for Launching an Occupational Cohort: The Firefighter Cancer Assessment and Prevention Study (CAPS) – Judith Graber, PhD

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022

12:30 p.m.1:20 p.m.

Virtual
Dr. Graber's current research examines cancer risk and risk factors among firefighters with the long-term goal of reducing cancer incidence and mortality among firefighters

Ethical Dilemmas in Relocation as Climate Change Adaptation

Friday, Oct. 14, 2022

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.

Virtual
Part of the CSDE Fall 2022 Seminar Series. Co-sponsored with Cascadia Coastline, Peoples Hazards Research Hub, and Population Health Initiative.

Urban Food Systems Seminar: Food Access and Mutual Aid: Example of Providing Food to the Community Through Decentralized Networks

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022

11:30 a.m.12:20 p.m.

Kane Hall (KNE) 120
During the autumn quarter, this seminar series explores the opportunities urban food systems provide in promoting community health, as well as the challenges.

The Doug Walker Lecture Series presents Climate Crisis: Finding Hope in Action and Community

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022

6:30 p.m.8 p.m.

Town Hall, Seattle - Forum
We can find hope in the relationships we build, the communities we forge, and the power we share when we act together. Join us for the University of Washington College of the Environment’s 2022 Doug Walker Lecture as we explore these topics and more with environmental advocate and educator Jamie Stroble ’10.

Building Capacity to Respond to Extreme Heat in Environmental Justice Communities in Massachusetts Through Multisector Collaboration – Patricia Fabian, ScD

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022

12:30 p.m.1:20 p.m.

Virtual
M. Patricia Fabian is an Associate Professor of the Department of Environmental Health, Associate Director with the Boston University Institute for Global Sustainability and affiliated with the Hariri Institute for Computing and the Graduate Program in Urban Biogeoscience and Environmental Health.

Health Disparities in the United States: Drivers and the Path Forward

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022

7 p.m.

Alder Hall Auditorium
There is an urgent need to address the shared underlying factors driving widespread disparities. In this lecture, the drivers of health disparities and the path forward to improve population health in the US will be discussed.

Earnings Assimilation within and across Immigrant Generations: Evidence from Administrative Records

Friday, Oct. 21, 2022

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.

Hans Rosling Center (HRC) 101 and Virtual
Part of the CSDE Seminar Series. Co-sponsored by the Population Health Initiative.

Oregon-Washington Water Year 2022 Recap & 2023 Outlook Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022

9 a.m.12:30 p.m.

Virtual
The goal of this meeting is to share and gather information regarding climate impacts of the 2022 water year.

Achieving intervention EASE: The multiphase optimization strategy (MOST)

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022

10 a.m.11:30 a.m.

Hans Rosling Center (HRC) 101 and Virtual
Presented by the BIRCH Center and the Implementation Science Program. Dr. Linda Collins will briefly introduce an expanded methodological framework for developing, optimizing, and evaluating behavioral and biobehavioral interventions.

Urban Food Systems Seminar: Seeking Justice, Eating Toxics: Overlooked Contaminants in Urban Community Gardens

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022

11:30 a.m.12:20 p.m.

Kane Hall (KNE) 120
During the autumn quarter, this seminar series explores the opportunities urban food systems provide in promoting community health, as well as the challenges.

Nature and Health Speaks: Get Outside! Using Natural Environments to Support College Student Wellbeing: From Research to Practice

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.

Virtual
The overarching aim is to combine content, research, and practice in a class that supports students’ well-being now and in the future.

Optimizing the Electric Grid: From Climate Change Mitigation to Climate Change Adaptation

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022

4 p.m.5 p.m.

NanoES 181
In this talk, Dr. Line Roald will provide examples from their work on optimal power flow-based methods for both climate change mitigation and adaptation in electric grid operations.

Lessons from a Century of Black Migration

Friday, Oct. 28, 2022

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.

Hans Rosling Center (HRC) 101 and Virtual
Part of the CSDE Fall 2022 Seminar Series. Co-sponsored by the Population Health Initiative.

Urban Food Systems Seminar: Growing Food and Community in Seattle

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022

11:30 a.m.12:20 p.m.

Kane Hall (KNE) 120
During the autumn quarter, this seminar series explores the opportunities urban food systems provide in promoting community health, as well as the challenges.

Like Grandfather, Like Grandson? Multigenerational Mobility in American History

Friday, Nov. 4, 2022

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.

Hans Rosling Center (HRC) 101 and Virtual
Part of the CSDE Fall 2022 Seminar Series. Co-sponsored by the Population Health Initiative.

Recasting the Debate on COVID-19 Origins in Bayesian Terms

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022

12:30 p.m.

Savery Hall 409 and Virtual
The goals include evaluating to what extent a Bayesian framework can help improve reasoning when evidence is limited, communicate degrees of uncertainty more effectively, and illuminate points of agreement or disagreement among experts on questions with significant public policy implications.

Fairtrade Certification as a Reverse Innovation for More Sustainable Agricultural Systems – Alissa Bilfield, PhD, MS

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022

12:30 p.m.

Virtual
Alissa Bilfield received her PhD in Public Health from Tulane University, her Master of Science in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Vanderbilt University.

Urban Food Systems Seminar: Eat Local First – Healthy Food, Healthy Farms, Healthy Economies, and Healthy Communities

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022

11:30 a.m.12:20 p.m.

Kane Hall (KNE) 120
During the autumn quarter, this seminar series explores the opportunities urban food systems provide in promoting community health, as well as the challenges.

Understanding Antimicrobial Resistance Using One Health Approach in a Developing Country Setting – Mohammad Islam, PhD

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022
Virtual
Dr. Mohammad Aminul Islam is an Assistant Professor in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Health at Washington State University. After completing his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Microbiology from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Dr. Islam joined the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh.

Introduction to Bayesian Statistics: Likelihoods, Priors, & Posteriors

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022

Noon2 p.m.

Hans Rosling Center (HRC) 101
This workshop is a 2 hour introduction to the necessary math, probability, and statistics needed to specify a Bayesian model.

Panel: Applied Demography Insights from Washington State

Friday, Nov. 18, 2022

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.

Hans Rosling Center (HRC) 101 and Virtual
Part of the CSDE Fall 2022 Seminar Series. Co-sponsored by The West Coast Poverty Center and the Population Health Initiative.

Urban Food Systems Seminar: Introduction to the Food Equity Fund

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022

11:30 a.m.12:20 p.m.

Kane Hall (KNE) 120
During the autumn quarter, this seminar series explores the opportunities urban food systems provide in promoting community health, as well as the challenges.

Urban Food Systems Seminar: Seattle’s Food Action Plan: Developing the City’s Roadmap Towards a More Sustainable, Equitable Food System

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022

11:30 a.m.12:20 p.m.

Kane Hall (KNE) 120
During the autumn quarter, this seminar series explores the opportunities urban food systems provide in promoting community health, as well as the challenges.

Approaches for Global Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance Using Molecular Methods” – Erica Fuhrmeister, PhD, MS

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022

12:30 p.m.1:20 p.m.

Virtual
Dr. Fuhrmeister studies reservoirs and transmission of antimicrobial resistance and enteric pathogens using molecular methods in order to develop innovative interventions to prevent infections.

Gendered Effects of Intergenerational Social Mobility: Evidence from the General Social Survey

Friday, Dec. 2, 2022

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.

Hans Rosling Center (HRC) 101 and Virtual
Part of the CSDE Fall 2022 Seminar Series. Co-sponsored by the Population Health Initiative.

Urban Food Systems Seminar: Growing Future Cities: The Potential of Urban Food Systems

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022

11:30 a.m.12:20 p.m.

Kane Hall (KNE) 120
During the autumn quarter, this seminar series explores the opportunities urban food systems provide in promoting community health, as well as the challenges.

Environmental Influences on the Human Epigenome – Andres Cardenas, PhD

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022

12:30 p.m.1:20 p.m.

Virtual
Dr. Cardenas' research focuses on molecular and epigenetic biomarkers and the extent to which these alterations contribute to disease risk throughout the life course.

CSDE Autumn 2022 Lightning Talk & Poster Session

Friday, Dec. 9, 2022

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.

Research Commons Green Room A
CSDE Autumn 2022 Lightning Talk & Poster Session.

Please contact us if you are organizing population health-related events that you would like support in partnering and/or marketing under the “Let’s Talk Pop Health” banner.