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Johns Hopkins To Host Department of Epidemiology Centennial Symposium

Symposium On Nov. 8 – Nov. 9

The Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is hosting a symposium on Thursday, Nov. 8 and Friday, Nov. 9, as part of the department’s centennial. Speakers at this 1.5-day event will discuss the past, present and future of the field of epidemiology.


Panel discussions will feature deans and chairs of epidemiology and editors of scientific journals, as well as breakout sessions discussing trends in epidemiology.

Johns Hopkins Department of Epidemiology Centennial Symposium



Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Sommer Hall, Room E2014

615 N Wolfe St

Baltimore, MD 21205


Thursday 11/08/18 | 12:30-4:30 pm


12:30-2 pm: Welcome, Introduction, and Visiting the Past 100 years

2:30-3:00 pm: How do we communicate science and how can we improve?

3:00-4:30 pm: Alan Alda Communications Team–Hands on Session on Communicating Science

4:45-6:00 pm: Cocktail Reception


Friday 11/09/18 | 8:30 am-5:00 pm

8:30-10:00am: Breakout Sessions focused on “Big Questions In Epidemiology”
10:15-11:30am: Epidemiology through the lens of the Journals (Invited Panel Discussion)
12:45-2:00pm: Report from Breakout Session and Discussion
2:30-5:00pm: Teaching and Training Epidemiology into the next 100 years (Invited Panel Discussion)


The event is open to the public. Space is limited. Registration is required.


The event will be webcast here: https://www.jhsph.edu/departments/epidemiology/epi-centennial/symposium.html


Confirmed panelists

  •   Roberta Ness, MD, MPH, Dean, The University of Texas School of Public Health
  •   Matthew Fox, DSc, MPH, Professor, Departments of Epidemiology and Global Health
  •   Allen Wilcox, MD, PhD, Senior Investigator, Epidemiology Branch, Reproductive Epidemiology Group, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  •   Katherine Keyes, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Co-Director, Psychiatric Epidemiology Training Program, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  •   Alfredo Morabia, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  •   Barbara Mahon, MD, Deputy Chief of the Enteric Diseases Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  •   Moyses Szklo, MD, University Distinguished Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  •   Karen Thomas, PhD, Historian, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  •   Christine Laine, MD, MPH, Editor-in-Chief, Annals of Internal Medicine
  •   Sonja Schmid, Associate Editor, Microbiology and Immunology Team, Nature Communications
  •   Rebecca Cooney, North American Executive Editor, The Lancet
  •   Brad Wible, Senior Commentary Editor, Science

Event contact: Jonathan Eichberger | je@jhu.edu