Seminar Series

The SCEHSC hosts a monthly seminar series which brings distinguished guests from the local, national, and international environmental health sciences community. Speaker expertise is wide and enhances cross-disciplinary collaborations. Seminar speakers share cutting-edge research and innovative methods while engaging Center members and Career Development Program participants in active and fruitful discussion.

2015-2016 Seminar Schedule

March 3, 2017

Reducing Indoor Concentrations of Respirable Particles: Will the Body Respond?

Jim Zhang, PhD Professor Global and Environmental Health Nicholas School of the Environment Duke University Soto Street Building, 2001 North Soto Street, Room SSB 115/116, Los Angeles, CA 90032
February 3, 2017

Childhood Adversity and Cardiometabolic Health

Shakira Suglia, ScD, MS Associate Professor Department of Epidemiology Rollins School of Public Health Emory University Soto Street Building, 2001 North Soto Street, Room SSB 115/116, Los Angeles, CA 90032
January 27, 2017

“New Approaches for Investigating Children’s Exposures to Environmental Toxicants”

William Funk, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Preventive Medicine Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University Soto Street Building, 2001 North Soto Street, Room SSB 115/116, Los Angeles, CA 90032
January 13, 2017

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals — Sources and Targets

Karin Michels, Sc. D., Ph.D. Chair and Professor at the UCLA Department of Epidemiology Soto Street Building, 2001 North Soto Street, Room SSB 116, Los Angeles, CA 90032
December 12, 2016

Asthma Mobile Health Study Using Apple’s Research Kit

Yu-Feng Yconne Chan, MD, PhD, FACEP Associate Professor Genetic and Genomic Sciences Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai Soto Street Building, 2001 North Soto Street, Room 303, Los Angeles, CA 90032
October 7, 2016

Linking Exposure and Translational Science: A Community-Engaged Project near a Legacy Mine

Paloma Beamer, PhD Associate Professor Environmental Health Sciences Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health University of Arizona Soto Street Building, 2001 North Soto Street, Room SSB 116, Los Angeles, CA 90032
September 9, 2016

Communicating Air Quality Data and Health Risk to the Public

Jo Kay Ghosh, PhD Health Effects Officer South Coast Air Quality Management District Soto I Building, Room 116
August 23, 2016

Perinatal Metal Exposure and Neurodevelopment: Identifying Windows of Susceptibility

Megan Horton, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Soto I Building, SSB 117
August 22, 2016

Reconstructing Early Life Environment Exposures Using Tooth Matrix Biomarkers

Manish Arora, PhD Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, The Saban Research Building Auditorium, 4661 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027
August 12, 2016

High-Resolution Metabolomics: A Platform for Exposome Research

Douglas Walker Soto Street II Building, Room 2902
July 21, 2016

The Study of Mayak Radiation Workers: Long Term Effects and Implications for Radiation Safety

Mikhail Sokolnikov, D.M.Sc. Investigator on Department of Energy Russian Studies Grant Soto Street Building, 2001 North Soto Street, Room SSB 116, Los Angeles, CA 90032
June 3, 2016

The Future of Health Care is Digital

Leslie Saxon, MD Executive Director USC Center for Body of Computing Professor of Medicine Keck School of Medicine Soto Street Building, Room 115, 2001 North Soto Street, Los Angeles, CA 90032
May 6, 2016

Field and Laboratory Evaluation of ‘Low-Cost’ Air Quality Sensors

Andrea Polidori, PhD Soto Street Building, Room 115
April 12, 2016

Do Not Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste: Environmental Health Challenges and Opportunities in Mongolia

Purevdorj B. Oikhanud, MD, PhD, MPH Department Chair Environmental Health Sciences School of Public Health Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences 2001 North Soto Street, SSB #116, Los Angeles, California 90089
April 1, 2016

Low Cost Air Quality Sensors: Interesting Projects and Future Challenges

Tim Dye, CCM Senior Vice President of Sonoma Technology, Inc. Soto Street Building, Room 115, 2001 North Soto Street, Los Angeles, CA 90032
February 5, 2016

Clinical and Biomedical Research Advantages of Studying Racially Diverse Populations

Esteban Burchard, MD Professor, Department of Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences & Medicine University of California, San Francisco
January 8, 2016

Ambient Ozone and Incident Diabetes: A Prospective Analysis in a Large Cohort of African American Women

Michael Jerrett, PhD Professor & Chair Department of Environmental Health Sciences & Director, Center for Occupational & Environmental Health Fielding School of Public Health University of California, Los Angeles
December 4, 2015

Finding Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease

Paul S. Aisen, MD Director, Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute University of Southern California San Diego, California
October 6, 2015

Spatial methods for exposure modeling and disease mapping in environmental epidemiology

Veronica Vieira, DSc Associate Professor of Public Health University of California, Irvine
October 4, 2015

Development of Integrated Reactor Systems for the PV-Powered Treatment of Domestic Wastewater without Discharge to the Environment

Michael R. Hoffmann, PhD. James Irvine Professor of Environmental Science & Engineering California Institute of Technology
September 11, 2015

Maternal And Developmental Risks from Environmental and Social Stressors – a new Center for Environmental Health Disparities in Los Angeles

Carrie Breton, Sc.D. Assistant Professor Department of Preventive Medicine Keck School of Medicine University of Southern California
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