Epi Students present at Michigan Epi Conference

The 16th Annual MPHA Epi Conference, hosted by Grand Valley University was held on Friday, March 31, 2017 in Grand Rapids, MI with several students from the Department of  Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Below is a listing of student presentations

Karl Alcover
“Rapid-onset cannabis problems: Excess risk for polydrug Users?”

Samantha Bauer
“Wet behind the ears? A Bayesian approach to estimating heroin incidence age by age.”

Madhur Chandra
"Of sleet and snow: Are newly incident crack users at greater risk of developing cocaine dependence problems soon after onset of cocaine use?"

Yu (Seashore) Li
"Different race/ethnicity-combined couples and birth outcomes in the United States 1989-2013"

Aisling Nolan
“Epidemiologic Traits of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N2 Outbreak among Commercial Poultry Farms between April and June of 2015"

Chris Thompson
"Adolescents Receiving Treatment for Alcohol and Other Druge Problems in the United States, 2002-2014"

Other Student Presenters

Madhavi Thombre – “Depression, Anxiety, Anti-depressant, Anxiolytic Medication use and their Associations with Maternal Hypertension”

Pete Haak – “Self-reported physical abuse among women before and during pregnancy Michigan Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), 2012-2014

Diana Haggerty - "Michigan County-Level Cancer Incidence and Mortality 2009-2013: the association with percent living in poverty and county urban/rural designation.

Mallory Doan Davis, Shelby Atkinson, Alicynne Glazier and Tengfei Ma, "The archive for research on child health cohort: a wealth of information available to researchers


Jacob Paciorek -- Workplace Leave and Breastfeeding Initiation and Duration; Michigan Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) 2012-2014.

Hannah Sauter -- Maternal Depression in Michigan’s Pregnancy Risk Assessment
Monitoring System (PRAMS), 2012-2014

Department Chair, Dr. Claudia Holzman and Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor of Epidemiolgy and Biostatistics, Dr. David Barondess.