Upcoming Seminars:


October 9 - Lois Gibbs

Together with the Office of Public Health Practice, we're bringing Lois Gibbs to campus October 8 & 9. Join us on Wednesday, October 9 in Room 407 at noon, for her talk "Lessons From Love Canal."

Gibbs, a grassroots organizer and environmental health activist, was essential in the evacuation of the Love Canal neighborhood in Niagara Falls, NY in the late 70's due to environmental contamination

In 1980, she formed the Citizens' Clearinghouse for Hazardous Waste, later renamed the Center for Health, Environment and Justice.


November 20 - Michelle Bell, PhD

Dr. Michelle Bell's research investigates how human health is affected by atmospheric systems, including air pollution and weather. Much of this work is based in epidemiology, biostatistics, and environmental engineering. The research is designed to be policy-relevant and contribute to well-informed decision-making to better protect human health.

She is a Professor of Environmental Health at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, with secondary appointments at the Yale School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences and the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science, Environmental Engineering Program.

We will host Dr. Bell at 10:00am on November 20, at the Edge of Chaos, where she will present "Air Pollution and Human Health: Research Challenges and Future Directions." We will have refreshments available. All are welcome to join.


November 20 - Kari White, PhD

Dr. Kari White is an Associate Professor of Social Work at the Univeristy of Texas at Austin, and the director of the Texas Policy Evaluation Project. She received her PhD in Sociology with a concentration in Demography from the University of Texas at Austin, MPH from Tulane University, and MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Arizona.

On Wednesday, November 20 in Room 407 at noon, Dr. White will present "Impact of Abortion Policy on Women's Health."

Dr. White's research focuses on the impact of health service delivery models and policies on access to and use of highly effective contraception, with a focus on low-income and immigrant populations. Her recent projects include a collaborative evaluation of legislation affecting family planning funding and abortion restrictions in Texas, assessing factors influencing vasectomy use, and examining women's access to abortion and post-abortion contraception in the Southeast. She incorporates both quantitative and qualitative methods in her research.



Interested in giving a health policy-related seminar with the Lister Hill Center? Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll see what we can do! 


Past Seminars:


October 2 - James McClintcok, PhD

Dr. McClintock, Endowed University Professor of Polar and Marine Biology at UAB, gave his talk "From Penguins to Plankton – the Dramatic Impacts of Climate Change on the Antarctic Peninsula" on October 2. A recording will be made available shortly.


September 4 - Rouzbeh Nazari, PhD

Dr. Nazari gave his talk "Resiliency and Vulnerability Planning Through High-Resolution Sensing and Multi-Scale Modeling." Click here to view the recorded lecture.


May 15 - Bradley Herring, PhD

We hosted Dr. Bradley Herring from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. His lecture was titled “Neighborhood Poverty and Healthcare Utilization: Evidence from the Moving To Opportunity Experiment.”


April 12 - Katherine Tucker, PhD

Dr. Katherine Tucker, Director of the Center for Population Health at University of Massachusetts Lowell. The title of her talk was "Nutrition and Health Among Older Puerto Rican Adults: The Boston Puerto Rican Health Study."