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The Department of Public Health Sciences hosts regular seminars on alternate Friday afternoons between 12:00 and 1:30, as well as special seminars at other times.

Both faculty and invited speakers present research on a broad range of topics in public health, epidemiology, and health services research.

Doctoral students and Fellows present research workshops on the Fridays when there are no seminars. The topics for the workshops are announced one week in advance.


Public Health Grand Rounds- From Politics Towards Care: Talking about Abortion as a Health and Public Health Issue

Lisa Harris, M.D., Ph.D. - Professor, University of Michigan Medical School

 Dec 09, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

Public Health Grand Rounds & 11th annual Bernard Guyer Lecture on gun violence and prevention

Garen Wintemute, M.D., M.P.H; Susan P. Baker-Stephen P. Teret - Professor of Emergency Medicine; Chair in Violence Prevention at UC Davis, director, Violence Prevention Research Program

 Nov 18, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

2022 Annual Saward-Berg Lecture

Dr. Hao Yu - Associate Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Department of Population Medicine

 May 06, 2022 @ 12:30 p.m.

Public Health Grand Rounds: Mental Health and COVID-19

April Aycock, M.D.; Bonnie Smith - Director of the Monroe County Office of Mental Health, Monroe County Department of Public Health; Senior Manager, Planning at Monroe County Office of Mental Health/CCSI, Monroe County Department of Public Health

 Apr 22, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

Public Health Grand Rounds: Sustainability

Michael Waller, PhD - Director of Sustainability, Rochester Regional Health

 Apr 01, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

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Public Health Grand Rounds: Maternal and Child Health Disparities

Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, M.D. - Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and Julia A. Okoro Professor of Black Maternal Health and Associate Professor Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine

 Mar 18, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

Public Health Grand Rounds: Social and Emotional Learning Tool via Moxie the Robot

Heather Comerci Reyes, M.D., M.E. - Pediatrician, Golisano Children's Hospital; Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Critical Care, School of Medicine and Dentistry, URMC

 Mar 04, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

Pre-registration for this session is required using the link:

Host: Department of Public Health Sciences, and Center for Community Health & Prevention, with additional funding from the UR Clinical and Translational Science Institute