Doctoral Training Webinars

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Statistics

Catherine Sugar, PhD

Date: 2-3 p.m., Oct. 11, 2017

Presenter: Dr. Catherine Sugar is a professor in the UCLA Departments of Biostatistics, Statistics and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. Her methodological research focuses on clustering, classification, and functional data analysis, all techniques for identifying patterns in complex multivariate or longitudinal data. She currently directs both SIStat at UCLA and the data and statistics core for the VISN 22 Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center at the VA, both of which provide analytical training, data management and statistical support to young researchers. View her PPT.


Emotional Competence Skills for the Graduate Journey

Ruth Thomas-Squance, PhD

Date: 2-3 p.m., May 23, 2017

Presenter: Dr. Ruth Thomas-Squance, orginally from the UK, is Executive Director of San Francisco nonprofit Equilibrium Dynamics, which provides training in emotional Intelligence skills for marginalized populations and organizations. She is passionate about tackling health disparities and applying emotional intelligence principles in public health policy and strategy to boost health equity. She has 15 years of international experience in biomedical research. She has an MPH, and a PhD in Biochemistry. Equilibrium offers free downloads and studies on mentoring and training.


Time Management

Georgia Sadler, PhD

Date: 2-3 p.m., Aug. 1, 2016

Presenter: Georgia Robins Sadler, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Surgery at the UC San Diego School of Medicine. She also is Associate Director, Community Outreach at the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, where she directs the Community Outreach Program for lay and professional communities. She is the principal investigator of multiple grants focusing on finding ways to reduce the nation’s health disparities. For additional resources, Dr. Sadler recommends this book and this book.


21st Century Postdoc Fellowships: Finding and Making Your Best Fit in Academia

Shine Chang, PhD

Date: 2-3 p.m., May 3, 2016

Presenter: Shine Chang, PhD, is University of Texas System Distinguished Teaching Professor, Director, Cancer Prevention Research Training Program, Department of Epidemiology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.


Intern Webinars

Social Accountability in Scientific Research

Marsha Michie, PhD

Date: 1-2 p.m., June 27, 2017

Presenter: Marsha Michie, PhD, is an assistant professor of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences, and the Institute for Health & Aging at UCSF. A medical anthropologist and bioethicist, Dr. Michie’s NIH-funded research examines social/ethical issues in translating new genomic technologies. She has conducted qualitative research on stakeholders in prenatal genetic testing, families of children with genetic disorders, and more. She also teaches bioethics and the responsible conduct of research. See her PPT slides.


Social Accountability in Scientific Research and the Culture of Science

Ulluminair Salim, PhD

Date: 2-3 p.m., June 28, 2016

Presenter: Ulluminair Salim, PhD, is a Rosenberg-Hill Graduate Research Fellow and doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of California, San Francisco, who explores questions of whose lives matter, whose bodies count, and who decides, while traversing the interstices between scientific progress and social responsibility.


Alumni Webinars

Writing Health Disparities Research Grants

Rena Pasick, DrPH

Date: 2-3 p.m., Sept. 12, 2017

Presenter: Dr. Rena Pasick is a professor at UCSF School of Medicine. For more than 25 years, she has conducted research, training, and community engagement to reduce cancer disparities among underserved populations of the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. She directs the Minority Training Program in Cancer Control Research program to encourage under-represented master’s level public health students and professionals to pursue doctoral training and become leaders in public health and disparities research. View her PPT.


Funding a Doctoral Program

Joseph Korevec, PhD

Date: 2-3 p.m., April 5, 2017

Presenter: Joseph Korevec is senior director of admission and financial aid at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. He focuses on enrollment management issues and strategic use of financial aid to make private institutions an affordable option. Dr. Korevec has been in graduate admissions since 1996 and in higher education since 1989. He holds a master’s in business administration and a PhD in educational administration. View his PowerPoint for resources on outside funding opportunities, state financial aid, and more.


Real-World Research and Practice: Implications for Career Trajectories in Public Health

Lawrence W. Green, DrPH

Date: 2-3 p.m., Jan. 11, 2017

Presenter: Lawrence W. Green, DrPH, is a professor (retired) at the School of Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco. He recently was named the APHA's Sedgwick Memorial Medal for Distinguished Service in Public Health for devoting his career to the bridging of theory and research to planning, implementation and evaluation of programs and policies in public health. Read more about him or check out his articles for Vision-Direction, The Art of Health Promotion, Turnstile Careers, and Research to Best Practice.


Applying Yourself: A Guide to the Doctoral Admissions Process

Katherine Isokawa, PhD

Date: 2-3 p.m., July 12, 2016

Presenter: Katherine Isokawa, PhD, is a San Francisco-based educator specializing in critical reading and writing instruction for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. She holds a PhD in English from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a B.A. in English & Comparative Literature and History from Columbia University. For additional resources on doctoral applications, go here.