Rollins Grand Rounds Lecture Series

The Rollins Grand Round Lecture Series was relaunched in 2023 as a way to create more engagement opportunities for our school. This year's lineup of public health luminaries includes distinguished guest lecturers from across the nation who will delve into inspirational, captivating, and cross-cutting topics.

All meetings take place from 12:00-1 p.m. in the Claudia Nance Rollins Building Auditorium (CNR 1000). 


Fall 2023-Spring 2024 Calendar

Susan Sherman

Susan Sherman, PhD, MPH

Bloomberg Professor of American Health, Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

DATE: Tuesday, October 10

TOPIC: The overdose epidemic in the U.S. 

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 Chris Beyrer, MD, MPH

Chris Beyrer, MD, MPH

Director, Duke Global Health Institute; Professor of Medicine, Duke University; Associate Director, Global HIV, Duke Center for AIDS Research 

DATE: Tuesday, November 14

TOPIC: The challenge of HIV incidence 

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Michael Elliott, PhD

Michael Elliott, PhD

Professor of Biostatistics, Research Professor of Survey Methodology, University of Michigan

DATE: Rescheduled, date TBD

TOPIC: Using Synergies Between Survey Statistics and Causal Inference to Improve Transportability of Clinical Trials

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Drew Shindell, PhD

Drew Shindell, PhD

Nicholas Distinguished Professor of Earth Science, Duke University

DATE: Tuesday, February 13 

TOPIC: Reductions in premature deaths from heat and particulate matter under decarbonization

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Brendan Saloner, PhD

Brendan Saloner, PhD

Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

DATE: Tuesday, March 19 

TOPIC: From Crisis to Opportunity: Touchpoints to Expand Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

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Lauren Ancel Meyers, PhD

Lauren Ancel Meyers, PhD

Cooley Professor of Integrative Biology and Statistics & Data Science at The University of Texas at Austin

DATE: Tuesday, April 9

TOPIC: Modeling to Mitigate Pandemics in US Cities

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View Previous Lectures

Foege, Callahan, & Orenstein

Bill Foege, MD, MPH, Kelly Callahan, MPH, Walt Orenstein, MD
Going, Going, Gone! The Fight to Eradicate Poliomyelitis, Dracunculiasis, and Smallpox

Venkat Narayan

K.M. Venkat Narayan, MD
Ruth and O.C. Hubert Professor of Global Health & Epidemiology
Rollins School of Public Health
Professor of Medicine, Emory University
Type 2 diabetes precention: A 21st century global challenge


Lance Waller

Lance A. Waller, PhD
Rollins Professor and Chair
Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Rollins School of Public Health
Maps and medicine: Why 'where and when' can tell us 'what'

Ken Thorpe

Kenneth Thorpe, PhD
Robert W. Woodruff Professor and Chair
Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health
Role of prevention in health reform