Research Seminars

Fridays 1-2 p.m.


  Presentations will be held via Zoom until further notice. For now, please mark your calendars and stay healthy.

The seminar series provides a forum for faculty in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences and other researchers (national and international) to present and discuss current research topics in an environment conducive to stimulating research collaboration and fostering student learning. Faculty and students from the Division of Health Sciences and other colleges, research centers and institutions are encouraged to participate.

The seminar series is co-sponsored by:

Seminars Spring Term 2021

April 9

Local public health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic

Charlie Fautin, RN, MPH

Retired local public health administrator


April 16

Who shall live when all cannot live? Ethical issues in COVID-19 vaccine prioritization

Courtney S. Campbell, PhD

Hundere Professor of Religion and culture director of the Medical Humanities Program in OSU’s School of History, Philosophy and Religion


April 23

Is exercise really medicine? The importance of context

Barry Braun, PhD

Professor and head of the department of health and exercise science and executive director of the Human Performance Clinical Research Laboratory at Colorado State University

Co-sponsored by the CPHHS Kinesiology program


April 30

Conflict, climate change and mining: Lessons from Nigeria, Kyrgyzstan and beyond

Casey Bartrem, PhD

Executive director of the TerraGraphics International Foundation and senior fellow of the Norwich University Center for Global Resilience and Security


May 7

Remixing research epistemologies for health equity: Poetry as antiracist + decolonizing praxis

Ryan Petteway, PhD, MPH

Assistant professor at the OSHU-PSU School of Public Health

May 14

A grab bag of COVID-19 modeling

Peter Banwarth, MS

Epidemiologist and public health data scientist for the Benton County Health Department

Co-sponsored by the CPHHS epidemiology program

May 28

Alcohol: A simple nutrient with complex actions on the skeleton

Urszula Iwaniec, Ph.D.

Professor of Nutrition. College of Public Health and Human Sciences

June 4

Application of photovoice as a participatory method to explore internalized HIV-related stigma

Associate professor Latrice C. Pichon, PhD, MPH, CHES & Andrea Stubbs, MPA, assistant director of the HPV cancer prevention program at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital and PhD student at the School of Public Health at the University of Memphis


Video of past seminars