Dr. Segui-Gomez is a graduate from both the University of the Barcelona School of Medicine and the Harvard University School of Public Health. Since 1993, her work has evolved around securing longer and healthier lives through the eradication of
injuries, most notably those following traffic crashes. Her positions have included: Deputy Director of the Harvard Injury Control Center (Harvard University School of Public Health); core faculty of the Injury Control and Research Center (Johns Hopkins
Bloomberg School of Public Health); tenured faculty, founder, and director of the European Center for Injury Prevention (University of Navarra); General Director for Public Health, Drug Dependencies and Consumer Affairs (Regional Government of Castilla-La
Mancha); and General Director for Traffic (Spain). Her research interests have evolved around injury information systems, development of injury outcomes measures, and effectiveness and economic evaluation of motor vehicle-related injuries. Dr. Segui-Gomez
is the recipient of several international awards, including the International Distinguished Career and Excellence APHA award, the Fellowship and Mirkin AAAM awards, and the Beltil Aldman Award from IRCOBI.
This event was held online on December 16, 2020.
Cheryl Anderson, MS, PhD, MPH serves as Director of the UC San Diego Center of Excellence in Health Promotion and Equity, with a joint appointment in the Department of Medicine Division of Nephrology and Hypertension. Dr. Anderson received her doctoral degree from the University of Washington, and her Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Anderson’s research is focused on nutrition and chronic disease prevention with a goal of equitably improving human health; including development of nutrition policy strategies for prevention of cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, and diet-related cancers; and promotion of health behavior and elimination of health disparities by personal and environmental factors. Dr. Anderson has served on the Pan American Health Organization’s Technical Advisory Group on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention through Dietary Salt Reduction, the National Academy of Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board, and the 2015 US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. She is the Chair of the American Heart Association (AHA) Council of Epidemiology and Prevention and immediate past Chair of the AHA nutrition committee. She currently serves on the editorial board of Circulation. Dr. Anderson was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Medicine in 2016.
This event was held online on December 2, 2020.
Christl Donnelly, CBE, FRS, FMedSci is Deputy Head of Department for the Department of Statistics at University of Oxford and Deputy Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Modelling at Imperial College London School of Public Health. For the past 25 years, she has worked on the statistical epidemiology of infectious diseases, with a focus on real-time epidemic analysis to improve situational awareness and inform response. Christl has been involved in many intensive efforts to understand and control infectious disease threats, including those relating to BSE/vCJD, FMD, SARS, pandemic H1N1 influenza, MERS, Ebola (in West Africa and DRC), Zika and now COVID-19. Through the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis and the WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Modelling, she has collaborated with colleagues in WHO, government departments and Public Health England on a variety of public and animal health threats. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society and of the Academy of Medical Sciences, and is also a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
This event was held online on November 18, 2020.
Dr. Shelley Hearne has spent more than three decades as a change-maker bent on
boosting the health, safety, and sustainability of our planet and the people on it. She works with foundations, policymakers, and the private and non-profit sectors to tackle some of the thorniest health and environmental issues of the day: from finding
solutions in urban health policy to reducing exposure to toxic chemicals in our everyday lives. Dr. Hearne serves as the principal investigator for CityHealth and as a senior advisor to the Big
Cities Health Coalition which is a forum for the leaders of the nation's largest metropolitan health departments. She is also the executive director of the Forsythia Foundation and incoming director of the Center for Public Health Advocacy at the Johns
Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
This event was held at CU Anschutz on February 25, 2020. Dr. Hearne also spoke at CU Denver on Feb. 24.
Dr. Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati is Associate Dean for Community Initiatives at the Keck School of Medicine (KSOM) and Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement at the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Southern California. She also the Associate Director for the Center for Health Equity in the Americas.
Dr. Baezconde-Garbanati spoke at all three ColoradoSPH campuses December 2 & 3, 2019, with a panel discussion following her presentation at CU Anschutz on Dec. 3. The panel discussed Colorado efforts to reduce the burden of tobacco and cancer disparities in the Latino/Hispanic community, and was moderated by Cerise Hunt, PhD, director of the Center for Public Health Practice and co-chair of the ColoradoSPH Inclusive Excellence Committee.
Dr. Javier Nieto is a physician-epidemiologist with ample experience in epidemiology research and teaching. His main areas of research interest are survey research, epidemiologic methods, cardiovascular disease epidemiology, and the health consequences of sleep disorders. Specific areas of research interest include the relationship between sleep breathing disorders and inadequate sleep on chronic diseases (including clinical and subclinical cardiovascular disease, cancer, and mood disorders), as well as furthering our understanding of upstream determinants of health. He was the founding director of the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW) and is author or co-author of nearly 250 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. He is co-author of “Epidemiology Beyond the Basics,” an epidemiology textbook widely used in graduate epidemiology programs worldwide. He joined Oregon State University in Fall 2016 to become a professor and dean of the College of Public Health and Human Sciences.
Dr. Neito's talk highlighted the “inertia” of epidemiology and mainstream medicine to acknowledge sleep disorders as important determinants of chronic diseases. In this talk, Dr. Nieto made the analogy with the decades it took for cholesterol to be recognized as a CVD risk factor (from the 1910’s studies by Austrian and Russian pathologists, to the Framingham study in the 1950’s, to the national cholesterol management guidelines in the 1980s) and the “inflammation theory” of atherosclerosis (from Virchow’s and Rokitansky’s writings debating the issue in the 1850s, to the current controversies), to outline the progression and research of sleep health over the years.
This lecture was held at CU Anschutz on December 3, 2018.
Thomas Burke is a professor and chair in Health Risk and Society Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. His lecture presented a frontline perspective on the nation’s most pressing environmental challenges. From climate to clean air, pesticides to drinking water safety, the science supporting our environmental policies is facing unprecedented challenges. With these challenges comes opportunity to rethink our approaches to environmental health. We need to broaden our view of the social context of environmental decisions, work across the many disciplines of environmental health, reach out to the business community, and regain public trust in science. Case examples including hydraulic fracturing, pesticide safety, lead, and PFAS in drinking water will be discussed. The new Environmental Health Matters Initiative of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine were also presented.
This lecture was held at CU Anschutz on October 1 and at CSU on October 2, 2018.