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Public Health Grand Rounds Archive

Below you can find available videos and slides from past presentations. Closed Captioning as noted (CC).

4/16/21: Girmay Berhie, PhD, Dean of the College of Health Sciences, Jackson State University, Managing Epidemics with Consumer Wearables

4/2/21: MODERATOR: Katrina Smith Korfmacher, PhD, Director, Community Engagement Core, Environmental Health Sciences Center; Professor of Environmental Medicine, URMC

SPEAKER:  Elijah de la Campa, PhD, Senior Research Associate in Economics and Urban Analytics, Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative


  • Nadine D. Hylton, PhD, Senior Research Associate, Common Ground Health
  • Mark Muoio, Program Director, Housing Unit, Legal Aid Society of Rochester (LASROC)
  • John Oster, ‎Senior Community Housing Planner, City of Rochester
  • Denise Read, Director of Financial Assistance Services, Monroe County Department of Human Services. 

Housing and health in a pandemic: A public health perspective on Rochester’s looming eviction crisis


3/19/21: Stephanie Townsend, PhD, Director of Research & Analytics, ROC the Future; Member, Commission on Racial and Structural Equity, Our City. Our County. United for Change.

3/5/21: Nancy M. Bennett, MD, MS, Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, founder and Director of the Center for Community Health & Prevention and Co-Director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Feast and Famine: COVID-19 Vaccine Local Efforts Dr. Bennett Q & A 

2/19/21: Amy JH Kind, MD, PhD, Director, Health Services and Care Research Program; Professor of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Aligning Towards Action in Social Determinants of Health Research: The Neighborhood Atlas

2/5/21: Marguerite A. Urban, MD , Medical Director, Center for Community Practice; Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, URMC, Pandemics and Epidemics: Updates on Sexually Transmitted Infections in 2021

12/4/21: Medical students, Medical student community health improvement projects

11/20/21: Pebbles Fagan, PhD, MPH, "Tobacco Use and Vulnerable Populations"

11/6/21: Ann M. Dozier, RN, PhD and Irena Pesis-Katz, PhD, "COVID-19 Modeling: Navigating Towards a Moving Target"

10/16/21: Gipsy Escobar, PhD, and Sema Tehari, PhD, MA, "Measures for Justice"

10/2/21: Panelists include:

  • Shani Wilson, PA-C - Internal Medicine Board-certified Physician Assistant (NCCPA); Chair of the Rochester Police Accountability Board
  • Adrienne Morgan, PhD - Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion SMD; Associate Vice President in the University’s Office of Equity and Inclusion
  • Kevin Spencer Beckford – University of Rochester HR Director, Staff Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Rochester Anti-Racism Action Coalition (RARAC); Councilman Board Member Pittsford-NY Town Board
  • Yvette Conyers, DNP, MS, RN, FNP-C, CTN-B - Assistant Professor of Nursing, St. John Fisher College; Founding President, Rochester Black Nurses Association
  • Mitch Gruber, PhD - Foodlink's Chief Strategy Officer and City Councilmember
  • Jerome H. Underwood - President & CEO Action for a Better Community; Co-Chair RMAPI Steering Committee

"Racism as a Public Health Crisis"

9/18/21: Michael Mendoza, MD, MPH, MS, "COVID-19: It Shouldn't Have to Take a Pandemic to Rediscover Public Health"

3/6/20: Rep. Joseph D. Morelle, U.S. Congressman, Wade Norwood, CEO of Common Ground Health, and Laura Gustin, MPH, 

"Monroe County Systems Integration Project: Building a multi-sector, person-centered system of service delivery"*

*Rep. Morelle’s likeness is not to be used for monetary gain in any way, now or in the future.

2/21/20: Michael Mendoza, MD, MPH, MS, "Vaping and E-Cigarettes: Fighting the Battle, Losing the War?"

2/7/20: R. Cameron Schauf, Director, University of Rochester Campus Dining Services and Auxiliary Operations, "Local, Sustainable and Delicious"

12/6/19: David Rich, ScD, MPH, Air pollution exposure and effects on fetal growth: From Beijing to Rochester 

11/15/19: P. Amina Alio, PhD, Socio-cultural, economic and internal drivers of HIV related stigma among female and male sex workers in Niamey, Niger

11/1/19: Julie A. Baldwin, PhD, “Walking in Beauty:” Addressing Health Concerns of American Indian Communities: Future Directions for Health Equity Research 

10/18/19: Leonard Brock, PhD, and Larry Marx, Poverty & Policy: Can't Just Program Our Way Out

10/4/19: Mark A. Levine, MD, The Continuum of Potential Comprehensive Public Health Responses to the Opioid Crisis

9/20/19: Parul D. Rahbari, MPH, and Pamela Bailie, MPH, The Urgency of type 2 Diabetes Prevention and Rochester’s Initiatives to Address it Locally 

2/1/19: Mike Mendoza, MD, MPH, The Opioid Crisis in Monroe County: Past, Present and Future

2/15/19: Fahad Saeed, MD, BS, Dialysis Decision-Making for Older Adults

3/1/19: Daniel Maeng, PhD, Impact of Primary and Specialty Care Integration via Asynchronous Communication

4/5/19: Sheryl Zimmerman, MSW, PhD, A Public Health Imperative: Improving Mouth Care in Nursing Homes

4/19/19: Daniel Ford, MD, Dr. Ford's involvement in the initiative to connect their state quit line with their HER for bidirectional referral and progress reporting 

9/21/18: Stanley O. Foster, MD, PhD, MPN, OBN, Strengthening Community Ownership of Health and Well-Being

10/12/18: Joyce Duckles and ENGOAL, Project ENGOAL: Engaging Older Adult Learners as Health Researchers

10/19/18: Addisu Mesfin,​ Management of Metastatic and Primary Spine Tumors: Do Health Care Disparities Exist?

11/2/18: Adam Simning, MD, PhD, An interdisciplinary approach to understanding and optimizing the SNF to home transition

11/16/18: Monica Sharma, MD, Radical Transformational Leadership - Dr. Sharma has 20 years working at the United Nations and has written a book, "Radical Transformational Leadership

12/7/18: Robert Block, MD, MPH, Geof Williams, MD, PhD, & Katherine Manou, clinical pharmacist, The Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

5/11/18: Dr. Supriya Mohile, Improving Cancer Care Delivery for Older Patients with Cancer and Their Caregivers: Updates from GAP/COACH Trials and Next Steps

5/4/18: Jennifer R. Mammen, PhD NP-C, Smartphone-Based Telemedicine for Primary Care of Asthma: Development of a Technology-Enabled Asthma Management System (TEAMS)

4/6/18: Dr. Timothy Dye, Critical Medical Ecological Perspectives on Diabetes in the Pacific Islands: Colonialism, Power, & Balance in Human-Environment Interaction Over Time

2/16/18: Caroline P. Thirukumaran, Natural Language Processing for the Identification of Surgical Site Infections

2/2/18: Mitch Gruber, PhD, Chief Programs Officer, Foodlink, The history of healthy food retail/access in Rochester

12/1/17: Dr. Yeates Conwell, Randomized clinical trial in rural China, testing a new clinical care model for the co-management of depression and hypertension.

11/3/17: Melissa Pennise, Laura M. Robinson, Health Status and Services for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Past, Present, and Future.

10/20/17: Berryman, Nickels, & Schrack, It's all about understanding - The history of health literacy

10/6/17: Dr. Brian E. McGarry, Decision making of Medicare beneficiaries regarding Medicare Part D insurance plan choice

9/15/17: Ben George and Justin Grishkan, The Future of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program"Presentation slides available here

5/5/17: Dr. Stephanie Nothelle, "Advancing Interprofessionalism and Caring for the Most Complex Patients: The Student Hotspotting Initiative"(CC)

4/21/17: Dr. Kathi Heffner, "Chronic Pain and Poor Sleep: Disentangling These Bedfellows to Improve Public Health"(CC)

4/7/17: Dr. Andy Aligne, "The Preventing Teen Pregnancy with LARC Project."(CC)

3/3/17: Dr. Norbert Goldfield, "Health Through Peace-Building: Challenges and Opportunities for Israelis and Palestinians."(CC) Slides are available HERE

2/17/17: Dr. Laurent Glance, "Can We Do Better? Can Quality Measurement Help?"(CC)

2/3/17: Dr. Irina Pesis-Katz & Dr. David Krusch, "The Importance of Population Health Analytics in Value-Based Care"(CC)

12/2/16: Dr. Kevin Kless,  "An Introduction to Integrative Medicine and its Application in the Primary Care Setting"(CC)

11/18/16: Robert Block, MD, and Scott McIntosh, PhD, "Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Familial Hypercholesterolemia”(CC)

11/4/16: Dr. Kreipe, Elaine Spraull, Faith Davignon, " Because Not Every Family in Crisis Has a Village - Rochester has a Crisis Nursery."(CC) Slides are available HERE

10/21/16: Dr. Aaron Fields, "The Opioid Epidemic: Where Are We Now, How Did We Get Here, and Where Are We Going?"(CC)

9/16/16: Michael Hasselberg, PhD, RN, NPP-BC, "UR Medicine Project ECHO: Improving access to complex care through videoconferencing." (CC)

4/15/16: Ronald Epstein, MD, "Talking about the Hard Stuff: An Intervention to Improve Communication in Advanced Cancer." (CC)

4/1/16: Timothy Quill, MD, FACP, FAAHPM,  "Palliative Care: Who, What, When, Where, and Why." (CC)

3/4/2016: Solomon Abiola, MS, "Health Big Data Applications for Realtime Infectious Disease Modeling From Ebola to Zika and Beyond." (CC)

2/19/2016: URMC Hot Spotter Team, "Putting the Patient at the Center of Medical Education: and Interdisciplinary and Longitudinal Approach." (CC)

2/5/2016: Bob Gramling, MD, DSc, "The Palliative Care Communication Research Initiative." (CC)

12/4/2015: Sue Groth, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FAANP, "The Complexities of Weight Gain and Downstream Effects." (CC)

11/20/2015: Kevin Kennedy, MPH, "Housing and Health: Changing the Healthcare Paradigm Through a Healthy Homes Program" (CC)

11/6/2015: Dr. Steven Barnett, "The Deaf Weight Wise Clinical Trial: Community-Engaged Health Research With Rochester Deaf Populations" (CC)

10/16/15: Dr. David Chan, "The Benefit and Burden of Electronic Reminders for Optimizing Patient Care" (CC)  Dr. Chan's slides are also available to view.

10/2/15: Dr. Eche Ezeanolue, "Finding the Walgreen and CVS in Congregation-Based Health Interventions: Evidence From the Baby Shower Trial."(CC)

4/3/15: URMC Hotspotters, "Walk With Them: Lessons from the 2014 URMC Student Hotspotters." (link to video of presentation)

3/20/15: Dr. Ray Dorsey, "Using Technology to Transform Care."

3/6/15:  Wade Norwood, Candice Lucas, Gladys Pedraza-Burgos, "What's Goin' on With Nuestra Salud?"

2/6/15: Dr. Yeates Conwell, "Collaborative Care For Depression in Later Life: Lessons Learned From Urban China."

11/7/14: Dr. Michael Mendoza, "Take an Aspirin (or Two) and Call (or Text or Email) Me (or Us) in the Morning (or Later)."