EOH Seminar Series

Upcoming EOH Seminars

Learning from our students/staff/faculty, nationally and internationally known scientists, practitioners and policymakers on issues of environmental, occupational and public health

EOH Seminar Series takes place every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 1:00pm – 2:00p.m (via Zoom). Through presentations and discussions, we aim to highlight the latest cutting-edge environmental health science research, promote public health, and enhance multidisciplinary collaborations between medical, public health specialists and community.  Moreover, we would like to highlight research from young investigators and our EOH students and fellows. In additional to topics of environmental and occupational health exposures, we will have presentations about social justice and diversity, women and children health, neurological disorders, cell metabolism and stem cells, metal toxicity, respiratory biology, redox biology, microbiology and host defense, and environmental epigenetics. Please stay-tuned!


EOH Seminar Series ( 1-2pm, Oct 2020-Dec 2020): Register

Discussion Forum Connecting Speaker and Students/Fellows (2-2:30pm Oct 2020-Dec 2020): Register

If you would like to attend a seminar or receive e-mail notices about future EOH seminar series, please select the registration links above or contact Adam Orbell (aorbell@pitt.edu). If you have other questions about our EOH seminar series, please contact Winnie Tang (wat23@pitt.edu) and Bruce Pitt (brucep@pitt.edu). We are looking forward to your participation.

Upcoming Seminars:

September 18, 2020

Guest Speaker: Joan Casey, PhD. Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Science, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health
Presentation Title: Environmental injustice: from hyperlocal air pollution and maternal health to redlining and greenspace
Research Highlight: Dr. Casey is an environmental epidemiologist studying the relationship between emerging environmental exposures and population health. Dr. Casey employs innovative and promising approaches like spatial statistics and electronic health records to tackle the research challenges of environmental health.

October 2, 2020

Guest Speaker: anupama (anu) jain, Executive Director of Pittsburgh’s Gender Equity Commission, City of Pittsburgh
Presentation Title: Intersectionality and Research: Acknowledging the Gender Data Gap
Research Highlight: anupama (anu) jain - is the Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Gender Equity Commission, in the Mayor’s Office of Equity. Previously, anu spent more than a decade in higher education conducting original research, teaching varied topics, and supporting diversity initiatives. anu is the author of the book How to Be South Asian in America: Narratives of Ambivalence and Belonging, which investigates the American Dream as it includes or excludes diverse individuals from the national imaginary. As the founder of Inclusant, anu has made use of applied research and evidence-based strategies to offer cross-sector training and design customized equity interventions for nearly 80 local organizations. PhD: UW-Madison. BA: Bryn Mawr College

October 16, 2020

Guest Speaker: Jin-Ah Park, PhD. Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Presentation Title: Epithelial unjamming: A new mechanism for collective cellular migration
Research Highlight: Dr Park’s lab focuses on studying the role of airway epithelium in pathogenesis of asthma, utilizing the cutting-edge in vitro model systems demonstrating the effect of mechanical stress on airway epithelial cells.  Their discovery of the unjamming transition in airway epithelial cells provides new insight into the alternative mechanism of cellular migration,  that contributes to airway remodeling (Nature Materials, 2015 and Nature Communications, 2020).

November 6, 2020

Guest Speaker: Seema Lakdawala, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

November 20, 2020

Guest Speaker: Gina Garcia, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh

December 4, 2020

Guest Speaker: Thomas Jinming Zhao, Faculty Member - Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, University of Pittsburgh

December 18, 2020

Guest Speaker: Fenna Sille, Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health
Presentation Title: Sex-specific Effects Of Arsenic On Immune Function, Cancer, Infectious Disease Risk and Vaccine Outcomes
Research Highlight: Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health & Engineering

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