Upcoming Seminars:


September 4 - Rouzbeh Nazari, PhD

Dr. Nazari is an Associate Professor with a dual appointment in the Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering and the School of Public Health at University of Alabama at Birmingham. His primary research interests are: application of remote sensing in water resources and environment, Coastal resiliency, hydrodynamic modeling, storm water management and impact assessment of extreme weather events on built environment. He has worked on New York and New Jersey Resiliency planning has been a pioneer in identification of the high risk areas and prediction of the possible damages and cost analysis under various extreme climatic scenarios. He has received over $3,200,000 in funding from federal, state and industry for his research.

We will host Dr. Nazari at noon on September 4, in room 407 of the Ryals Public Health Building. Lunch will be served, and all are welcome to join!

It isn't required, but you can RSVP on Facebook to receive reminders and updates.


October 2 - James McClintcok, PhD

Dr. McClintock, Endowed University Professor of Polar and Marine Biology at UAB, will give his talk "From Penguins to Plankton – the Dramatic Impacts of Climate Change on the Antarctic Peninsula" in Room 407 of the Ryals Public Health Building at noon on October 2. Lunch will be provided and all are welcome to join.

McClintock recently returned from his 15th research expedition to Antarctica where he and his research collaborators have become among the world’s authorities on Antarctic marine chemical ecology and drug discovery and have developed an award-winning interactive educational outreach web site (UAB In Antarctica). His expertise on the ecological impacts of climate change and ocean acidification on marine life of the Antarctic Peninsula has garnered numerous invited lectures and published pieces. His book Lost Antarctica: Adventures in a Disappearing Land (Palgrave/MacMillan) was released in September 2012 and has garnered considerable national and international praise. In June 2013, a video short based on his book was produced and released by the EO Wilson Biodiversity Foundation that featured narration by Harrison Ford.

It isn't required, but you can RSVP on Facebook to receive reminders and updates.


October 9 - Lois Gibbs

Together with the Office of Public Health Practice, we're bringing Lois Gibbs to campus October 8 & 9

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. We will have refreshments available. All are welcome to join.



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Past Seminars:


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."