Celebrating 30 Years of Excellence in Epidemiology

BUSPH Epidemiology Doctoral Program

Anniversary Symposium

1:30 pm OCTOBER 17, 2014

Heibert Lounge
72 East Concord Street, 14th Floor
Boston, MA

This fall marks the 30th anniversary of the BUSPH doctoral program in Epidemiology. In 1984, the first group of doctoral students in the Department of Epidemiology began their journey towards understanding the causes of diseases in human populations. Since then, the program has become a key component in upholding the mission of the School to improve the health of local, national, and international populations by training our students to become independent, productive, and creative research scientists in the field of epidemiology. In celebration of this important accomplishment, we invite our doctoral program alumni and supporters to join us for a special symposium where faculty and students will come together to reflect on our past and to discuss the future of epidemiology.

Theodore Colton Fellowship Fund in Epidemiology

The Theodore Colton Fellowship Fund in Epidemiology will provide support for doctoral students in the Department of Epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health. To inspire giving to the fellowship fund, Colton has announced a matching gift challenge: he will generously match additional contributions to the fund, dollar for dollar, up to a total of $20,000. Please help us to achieve this important goal!

Schedule of Events

1:30 – Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • Martha Werler, SPH ‘89

    Professor and Chair,
    Boston University School of Public Health

1:45 – Honoring Our Past


HIV AIDS: The beginning, the middle, the End???
  • George Seage, SPH ‘91

    Professor and Director of Program in the Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases,
    Harvard School of Public Health

Social Epidemiology: A personal journey
  • Yvette Cozier, SPH ‘04

    Assistant Professor,
    Boston University School of Public Health and Slone Epidemiology Center

Psychiatric Epidemiology Then and Now: Military, Methods, and Me
  • Jaimie Gradus, SPH ‘09

    National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System; Assistant Professor,
    Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health

3:30 – Shaping Our Future


The future of epidemiology: Where do we go from here?
  • Timothy Lash, SPH ‘99

    Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

4:30 – Doctoral Student Poster Session

For more information, please email Shelley Barnes in the Department of Epidemiology or call 617-638-7775.