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IAPHS Online Events

IAPHS is pleased to offer online events throughout the year. In most cases, the online events will be recorded and available to IAPHS members to access.


Communicating Controversial Science

June 1, 2023 at 12:00PM EDT
Every now and then scientists produce research findings that challenge accepted narratives in public health and academia or even their own assumptions about what’s right and wrong. Maybe they find that a favored gun policy does not reduce gun violence, or that having an abortion causes emotional distress. Scientists can’t self-censor: they need to share all evidence that sheds light on the issues they study. However, colleagues have been known to respond to findings such as these with resistance or even censure. What should scientists do if they have controversial findings? Can they disseminate these in a way that promotes constructive discussion? How can they prepare for any negative attention their findings might provoke? This webinar convenes scientists who have had experience with these issues along with experts in the communication of science to search out and share helpful guidance for anyone facing this situation.












The Nuts and Bolts of Using An Intersectionality Framework in Population Health Research

May 18, 2023 at 12:00PM EDT
Intersectionality examines the impacts of overlapping systems of oppression including racism, sexism, classism, homophobia and other forms of inequality and is increasingly being used in population health research. During this webinar, we will convene a panel of experts who will share how they have applied an intersectional framework in their own work. Please join us for a discussion on how this framework can be used in a population health context, including the benefits and challenges of using it in your research, and new and innovative ways of measuring intersectionality. The webinar will begin with a moderated discussion with the panelists followed by a Q&A session with attendees.









Racialization and Global Racial Hierarchies

April 4-5, 2023
We will convene the RacismLab symposium in two parts. The first part, on April 4, 2023 (1:00pm-4:30pm EDT) will include a keynote panel of four speakers on racialization (including a short break between speakers 2 and 3); and after a 30-minute break, we will reconvene with a one-hour discussion on measurement of racialization. The panel will be live from the University of Michigan and cast over zoom to anyone. The second part, on April 5, 2023 (1:00pm-4:00pm EDT) will be two student-led panels on race and health and will be over zoom only. Registration is required.

Webinar: Speaking Science on Social Media

March 2, 2023
12:00PM EDT

Hear from scientists who have used social media to communicate their population health knowledge and research and learn how to choose and create your own program of science dissemination.




Warts and All: Successes and Failures in Population Health Grant Writing

February 16, 2023
12:00PM – 1:30PM EDT

Warts and All: Successes and Failures in Population Health Grant Writing In our professional lives, we tend to talk a lot more about our successes than our failures. This can give a misleading impression of how hard our jobs can be, and that can contribute to impostor syndrome and anxiety. For example, if you only hear about the grants that a senior faculty member received, you might mistakenly think that they get every grant they apply for – and, when your own grant is rejected, you might think this means you’ll never be as successful as them. Conversely, you might feel a little better if you know that the same senior faculty member had a lot of grants rejected before they got those few grants funded. Read more


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Abstract Writing Workshop 

January 26, 2023
5:30-6:30PM EDT

**Must be an IAPHS Student Member.
Registration Capacity is 50 Registrants

Join the IAPHS Student Conference Committee in this 60-min abstract writing workshop. This workshop is for students interested in submitting a conference abstract for the upcoming annual meeting or to a professional conference elsewhere. We will cover the basics of writing an abstract, review samples, and share helpful strategies to assist in a successful submission.


Akliah Collins-Anderson, Washington University in St. Louis
Bee Ben Khallouq, University of Central Florida
Carlyn Graham, Pennsylvania State University

Webinar: Securing Funding for Applied Research

October 20, 2022
12:00-1:30pm Eastern

Learn about private and public funding sources for applied research in population health and strategies for making your search for funding a success.   

Webinar: Forging Research Partnerships with Community-Based Organizations

July 28, 2022
12:00-1:00pm Eastern

Join us for a panel discussion on building research partnerships with community-based organizations as a doctoral student, post-doc, or early career researcher.


Mónica Gutiérrez, PhD
University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work


Libby McClure, PhD
DataWorks NC


Kristefer Stojanovski, PhD
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Webinar: Bridging Research with Community Practice

July 21, 2022
12:00-1:30pm Eastern

How scientists can contribute knowledge and research skills to population health practice in local communities by engaging with community organizations, building sustainable long-term relationships, and structuring meaningful and equitable collaborations.

“Building a Professional Network of Population Health Scientists”

May 19, 2022
12:00-1:30pm Eastern

The focus of the panel discussion is to discuss: 1) the rationale for; 2) the implications of; and 3) strategies for professional network building in population health.


Christine Bachrach, PhD
University of Maryland


Marino Bruce, PhD, MSRC, MDiv
University of Houston


Deborah L. Heiltzer, ScD
Arizona State University


Roland J. Thorpe, Jr., PhD
Johns Hopkins University


Alyssa Kumler, M.A.
MPH Candidate, Harvard T.H. Chan

Webinar: Making Research Actionable for State & Local Policymakers

March 31, 2022
12:00-1:30pm Eastern

Learn what policymakers need from you to inform their decision-making and how to connect and communicate with them effectively.

Webinar: NIH and Foundation Graduate and Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities

March 24, 2022
12:00-1:00pm Eastern

The purpose of this webinar is to help orient IAPHS students to the variety of funding sources available either for dissertation completion or postdoctoral study. We anticipate opening the webinar with an overview of funding in general (max 10 mins), and then invite each of the three funding agency representatives to give a brief overview of their relevant mechanisms (8-10 mins each). We will leave at least 20 minutes for Q&A. A member of the IAPHS student committee will moderate the discussion.


Jennifer Ailshire
University of Southern California


Juanita Chinn


Sheldon Watts
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


Aixa Cintron-Velez
Russell Sage Foundation


Natalie Smith
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Kelley Akiya
New York University

Webinar: Abstract Writing Workshop

February 22, 2022
5:00-6:00pm Eastern
If you are not a current member, click here to join us!

Writing a clear and concise conference abstract can be difficult. This workshop will help students, whether they are interested in submitting to the upcoming IAPHS conference or a professional conference elsewhere. We will discuss the basics of a conference abstract, review samples, and share helpful strategies and resources.

Space is limited, register early!


Akilah Collins-Anderson
Washington University in St. Louis



Julene Kemp Cooney
Syracuse University

Webinar: Communicating Research Through the Print and Broadcast Media 

January 20, 2022
12:00-1:30pm Eastern

 An expert panel discusses the keys to success when communicating with journalists or being interviewed about your research.

Webinar: Rewarding engaged scholarship in the academy: Strategies and successes

October 7, 2021
12:00-1:30pm Eastern

Conducting engaged scholarship is an essential component of using research to improve population health. Engaged scholarship includes community engaged research, research-to-practice and research-to-policy translation, media communication, and numerous other activities designed generate and disseminate relevant, applicable scholarship to improve population health. However, many scholars in academic positions experience barriers to engaged scholarship due to the structure of most university promotion and tenure standards, which prioritize traditional academic products over engaged, “public-facing” activities.

In this webinar, four panelists will discuss strategies for amending university incentive structures to recognize engaged scholarship and share success stories of changes at several major US universities. The panel will be moderated by Julie Maslowsky, PhD, Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago.


John Saltmarsh, PhD
University of Massachusetts, Boston


Emily J. Ozer, PhD
University of California, Berkeley


Byron White, Ed.D
University of North Carolina, Charlotte


Adam Gamoran, PhD
William T. Grant Foundation


Julie Maslowsky, PhD
University of Illinois, Chicago

Webinar: Interdisciplinarity and the Job Market

This event is sponsored by the IAPHS Student Committee

August 26, 2021
12:00-1:00pm Eastern

This webinar will help students and postdocs begin to navigate the job market as interdisciplinary researchers. We will discuss how to position oneself as an interdisciplinary scholar, and how to communicate the strengths of interdisciplinarity across various hiring committees. Additionally, we will incorporate a short reflection exercise for attendees to begin thinking through their own interdisciplinary applications.


Reginald Tucker-Seeley, ScD.
University of Southern California


Karen Fingerman, PhD.
University of Texas at Austin


Audrey Dorélien, PhD
University of Minnesota


Matthew Lee
Columbia University


Natalie Smith
UNC Chapel Hill

Webinar: Race—The Power of an Illusion Part III: The House We Live In

This event is co-sponsored by IAPHS, ISEE, and ISR.

June 3, 2021
12:00-1:30pm Eastern

Webinar: Reflections on Interdisciplinary Research as a Spectrum

May 27, 2021
12:00-1:00pm Eastern

This webinar will focus on understanding interdisciplinary research as a spectrum. Panelists will speak to conducting interdisciplinary work in all its forms (e.g., from engaging other fields/disciplines in a more consultative way at just one stage or for one piece of a study, to fully integrated studies across all aspects of the study, to potentially “non-disciplinary” work where boundaries aren’t drawn based on how collaborators were trained). The event will take place virtually on: Thursday, May 27th, noon-1pm (eastern time). The session will consist of time for speakers to: (1) introduce themselves; (2) respond to questions about their experiences conducting collaborative interdisciplinary research across settings; and (3) answer questions from the audience.


Stephanie Cook
NYU College of Global Public Health


Donald Chi
University of Washington


Kristen Hassmiller Lich
UNC Chapel Hill


Matthew Lee
Columbia University


Natalie Smith
UNC Chapel Hill

Webinar: Race—The Power of an Illusion, Part II: The Story We Tell

This event is co-sponsored by IAPHS, ISEE, and ISR.

May 20, 2021
12:00-1:30pm Eastern

Webinar: Race—The Power of an Illusion, Part I: The Difference Between Us

This event is co-sponsored by IAPHS, ISEE, and ISR.

May 6, 2021
12:00-1:30pm Eastern

 “COVID-19 and Health Equity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Communities: When No Data Equals No Disparities”

April 1, 2021
12:00-1:30pm Eastern

Lan Doan, PhD, MPH

Department of Population Health Section for Health Equity, NYU Grossman School of Medicine


Roopa Kalyanaraman Marcello, MPH

Office of Ambulatory Care and Population Health, New York City Health + Hospitals

Brittany Morey, PhD, MPH

Department of Health, Society, & Behavior, Program in Public Health, University of California, Irvine

Corina Penaia, MPH

NHPI Data Policy Lab, Asian Pacific Islander Forward Movement, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Stella Yi, PhD, MPH

Department of Population Health Section for Health Equity, NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Data – a critical first link to the continuum of research, resource allocation and policymaking – describing the health of Asian American (AA), Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NH&PI) was sorely deficient in pre-COVID times and this deficiency has only been magnified during COVID. Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, we have learned more about the AA and NH&PI COVID experience from community partners, social and mass media, and other countries (e.g., United Kingdom) than from the published scientific literature base in the United States. This blind spot towards AAs and NH&PIs as a community of color deserving of attention and resources reflects implicit bias in the scientific community and society at large.Read more

 Toxic Equilibrium: Structural Racism and Population Health Inequities

The American social structure is composed of a resilient, symbiotic network of the formal and informal institutions that operate to maintain an equilibrium toward White privilege. Across time and place, changes in one institution can reverberate through other institutions, and importantly, when we attempt to intervene toward equity in one institution, other institutions can move to restore this toxic equilibrium. Cultural racism, which encompasses the socially accepted ideologies, values, and behavioral norms determined by the dominant power group, sets this equilibrium. Particularly insidious as it operates on the level of our shared social subconscious, the processes that comprise cultural racism are invisible to many because they are our “givens”, our assumptions, our defaults – but the result shapes our answers to the question: Whose life counts?

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February 24, 2021
10:00am – 6:30pm EDT

 “NIH early career development awards: Advice for interdisciplinary scholar applicants”

NIH offers a series of career development awards (i.e., K awards) for scholars at different career stages to develop new skills and knowledge to support. At the early career stage (i.e., post-doctoral, junior faculty), NIH offers both the K01 and K99/R00 awards that support substantial portions of scholar salaries for up to five years, protected time to develop these new skills and knowledge. However, there are many misconceptions about what these awards are (and what they are not) and how to prepare a strong application. IAPHS presents an interdisciplinary panel of scholars who have successfully secured either K01 or K99/R00 awards from a wide range of NIH institutes. Panelists will discuss how they decided to apply for this type of award, how they developed their applications, and how they have used this award to advance their careers. This webinar is open to IAPHS members and non-members; an archived recording will be available to IAPHS members only. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
12:00-1:30pm EDT

K01 from NHLBI

Danya Johnson
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University

K99/R00 from NIA

Grace Noppert
Research Investigator
Survey Research Center
Institute for Social Research
University of Michigan

K01 - NCI

Tasleem Padamsee, PhD, MA
Assistant Professor of Health Services Management and Policy
The Ohio State University 
College of Public Health

K99/R00 - NIA

Lauren Schmitz
Assistant Professor of Public Affairs
La Follette School of Public Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Session Organizer:

Margaret Hicken, MPH, PhD
Survey Research Center
Population Studies Center
University of Michigan


Savannah Larimore
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Department of Sociology
Washington University in St. Louis

 “Health Care – Population Health Science Partnerships: What Can and Can’t They Do”

The growing interest in population health approaches among health care entities is creating new opportunities for partnerships between health care systems and population health science.  This webinar examines the potential, as well as the challenges and limitations, of these partnerships for advancing population health and equity. Organized and moderated by Sara Curran (University of Washington) and Chris Bachrach (University of Maryland).

Thursday, September 17, 2020
12:00pm – 1:00pm EST

Sponsored By:

Philip Alberti
Senior Director
Health Equity Research and Policy
At Association of
American Medical Colleges

Dawn Alley
Deputy Senior Advisor
to the Secretary
For Value-based Transformation
U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services (HHS)

Chisara Asomugha
Principal Consultant
FutureHealth Strategies

Lisa Berkman
Thomas D. Cabot
Professor of Public Policy
and of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan
School of Public Health

 “Understanding Interdisciplinary Career Paths in Population Health”

The IAPHS Student Committee is pleased to announce its new three-part training series “Launching a Career as an Interdisciplinary Scholar: A Training Series.” As a collaborative, cross-disciplinary population health organization, IAPHS is uniquely positioned to guide the next generation of population health scholars. The organization’s leadership and members bring a wealth of knowledge and training based on their graduate school experiences, post-graduate professional appointments, and current roles as mentors and supervisors. These experiences provide key insight into the methodological skills, substantive knowledge bases, and professional activities that are most valuable to the development of excellent population health scholars. Furthermore, these diverse experiences provide key insights into the nuances of navigating career paths and opportunities in population health.  

The content of this event will focus on highlighting careers across all sectors, including government, industry, non-profits, and academia. Panelists will reflect on the highlights and difficulties of their training, career, and advice to young population health scientists.

Members of all organizations at any level of training (predoctoral, postdoctoral, or faculty) are welcome to participate! This is a moderated event, but attendees will have the opportunity to pose their own original questions to panelists.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
12:00pm – 1:30pm EST

Sanne Magnan MD, PhD
Former Commissioner
Minnesota Department of Health

Philip Alberti, PhD
Senior Director
Health Equity Research and Policy
Association of American Medical Colleges

Bridget Goosby, PhD
Professor of Sociology
University of Texas at Austin

Frederick Zimmerman, PhD
Health Policy & Management
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

 “Balancing health and economic considerations in COVID-19 responses: Dilemmas and opportunities for population health”

The current COVID-19 pandemic has had major negative impacts on both health and economic conditions and has amplified existing health and economic disparities. This has raised many questions and debates about how to balance health and economic considerations in our responses to the pandemic. Join us as we convene an interdisciplinary panel to discuss dilemmas and opportunities for promoting population health in the time of COVID-19.

May 21, 2020
12:00 – 1:00pm EST

Erika Blacksher
Department of Bioethics & Humanities
University of Washington

Frederick Zimmerman
Department of Health Policy & Management
University of California, Los Angeles

Roland J. Thorpe
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Julie Maslowsky
Department of Kinesiology & Health Education
Department of Population Health
University of Texas at Austin



Society Collaboration Event

“Intersections Between Econometric and Epidemiologic Methods for Assessing Impact of Policies and Interventions on Population Health”

 The Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) and Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS) held a joint webinar featuring Drs. Tim Bruckner and Rita Hamad.


Professional Development Webinar

“Getting your first NIH Grant”

Are you thinking of developing an NIH proposal to support additional career development or a research project? Are you overwhelmed by the grant writing and submission process? Join us as we convene an interdisciplinary panel of scholars who have ongoing NIH funding and will share their advice about preparing your first NIH career-development or research project grant. 
September 10, 2019
12:00 – 1:00pm

Bethany Everett
Department of Sociology
University of Utah

Anjum Hajat
Department of Epidemiology
University of Washington

Jennifer Karras Montez
Department of Sociology
Syracuse University

Morgan Philbin
Department of Sociomedical Sciences
Columbia University

Society Collaboration Event

“Causal Inference and Population Health” with Dr. Michael Oakes

The Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) and Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS) held a joint webinar featuring Dr. Michael Oakes. Members of all organizations were invited to participate. The recording is available to current IAPHS members.

May 29, 2019
12:00 – 1:00pm EST

Student Mid-Year Webinar

“Preparing the Next Generation of Population Health Researchers”

A panel of experts will discuss the interdisciplinary knowledge, skills, and partnerships needed to advance health and health equity.

May 2, 2019
12:00 – 1:30pm EST