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.

Past Events

 “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