University of Washington School of Public Health

Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Since Fall 2000, the School of Public Health has honored one of its outstanding faculty members with the Distinguished Faculty Lectureship for his or her contributions to the public health sciences.

Winter 2012 Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Socioeconomic Status: Mediator, Moderator or Cause?


Sverre VedalShirley A. A. Beresford

Professor, Epidemiology
Adjunct Professor, Health Services

March 12, 3:30pm
T-733 Health Sciences Building

Shirley Beresford has been principal investigator on numerous studies focusing on dietary intake and chronic disease prevention. She is well known for her worksite randomized trials in behavior change, most recently in obesity prevention. She jointly created the course "nutritional epidemiology" in 1989 and has been teaching and directing it ever since. Read a Q&A with Professor Beresford.

Recorded Distinguished Faculty Lectures

Dr. Shirley Beresford: Socioeconomic Status: Mediator, Moderator or Cause?
March 14, 2012

Dr. Sverre Vedal: Air Pollution: Can It Really Be That Bad For Us?
December 15, 2011

Dr. Connie L. Celum: "Biomedical HIV Prevention: The Road Long Traveled."
May 10, 2011

Doug Conrad: "A 15-Year Research Program in Health Economics: Impacts of Physician Financial Incentives"
March 11, 2011

Dr. Lianne Sheppard: "Health Effects of Environmental Exposures: When Do We See Them and Why Do We Miss Them?"
November 19, 2010

Michelle Williams, Professor of Epidemiology: "Biomedical, Social, and Environmental Determinants of Reproductive Health: A Changing Landscape"
May 17, 2010

Lucio Costa, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences: "My (First) 30 Years in Neurotoxicology"
February 12, 2010

Grace John-Stewart, Professor of Global Health: "Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV-1: From Discovery to Delivery"
December 3, 2009

Tom Wickizer, Professor of Health Services: Reflections on 10 Years of Collaborative Research to Improve Health and Health Care for Injured Workers in Washington State
May 19, 2009

Dr. Thomas Fleming, Professor of Biostatistics: "Clinical Trials: Discerning Hype from Substance"
March 2, 2009

Adam Drewnowski, Professor of Epidemiology, Director of the Nutritional Sciences Program, and the Center for Public Health Nutrition, presents the lecture "Food, Incomes, and Health."
November 20, 2008

Dr. Seixas, Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, presents his lecture, "Occupational Exposure Assessment and the Evolution of Work Organization."
February 29, 2008

Christopher J.L. Murray, Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and Professor of Global Health: "Evaluating the performance of national medical care and public health systems."
October 8, 2007

Jeffrey Harris, Professor of Health Services, UW Health Promotion Research Center: "Beyond workplace health promotion programs: Improving health via a comprehensive approach."
May 29, 2007

Dr. Gerald van Belle, Professor Emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, spoke on "Biostatistics as a Distillation of Everyday Experience."
March 7, 2007

Fall 2006 Distinguished Faculty Lecture, "What History Tells Us About Maternal and Child Health," Dr. Irvin Emanuel, Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology and Pediatrics
December 5, 2006

Professor David L. Eaton speaks on "Genes and Cancer-Causing Chemicals: Understanding Why Humans Are Not Just Big Rodents."
May 26, 2006

Recent Distinguished Faculty Lectures

Dr. Shirley Beresford: Winter 2012 Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Dr. Shirley Beresford: Socioeconomic Status: Mediator, Moderator or Cause?
March 14, 2012
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Sverre Vedal

Dr. Sverre Vedal: Air Pollution: Can It Really Be That Bad For Us?
December 15, 2011
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