EOH Seminar

Learn from our students/staff/faculty, nationally and internationally known scientists, practitioners and policymakers on issues of environmental, occupational and public health.

EOH Seminar Series takes place every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 1:00pm – 2:00p.m. Through presentations and discussions, we aim to highlight the latest cutting-edge environmental health science research, promote public health, and enhance multidisciplinary collaborations between medical, public health specialists and community.  Moreover, we would like to highlight research from young investigators and our EOH students and fellows. In additional to topics of environmental and occupational health exposures, we will have presentations about social justice and diversity, women and children health, neurological disorders, cell metabolism and stem cells, metal toxicity, respiratory biology, redox biology, microbiology and host defense, and environmental epigenetics. Please stay-tuned! 

We will hold “hybrid” meetings, which will meet our speaker in person (Pitt Public Health) and also allow for virtual participation (via Zoom).  


If you would like to attend a seminar or receive e-mail notices about future EOH seminar series, please contact Adam Orbell (aorbell@pitt.edu). If you have other questions about our EOH seminar series, please contact Winnie Tang (wat23@pitt.edu) and Peng Gao (peg47@pitt.edu). We are looking forward to your participation.

Upcoming Seminars

Fall 2023, Hybrid - Room 1155 and Zoom

September 15, 2023

Speakers: EOH students and faculty

Research highlight: Feature EOH students and faculty, who they are, and their research interests. An opportunity for our EOH community to come together.

October 20, 2023

Speakers: Xiaobin Wang, Zanvyl Krieger, professor and director, Center on Early Life Origins of Disease, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and professor of pediatrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Presentation title: Early life origins of disease: Gene-environment interactions

Location: Zoom only 

Research highlight: Wang has served as the principal investigator (PI) of multiple large-scale molecular and genetic epidemiological studies funded by the National Institutes of Health and Maternal and Child Health Bureau, with a particular focus on environmental factors, nutritional biomarkers, genetic variants, epigenetic and metabolomic alterations, and their interactions in complex human diseases, including reproductive and pregnancy outcomes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, food allergy and asthma, as well as autism and other developmental disabilities. 

November 3, 2023

Guest Speakers: Gary Miller, PhD
Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, (in Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics), Vice Dean for Research Strategy and Innovation, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Presentation Title: Environmental Health: Genomics, Epigenomics and Exposome

Location: 1155

Research Highlight: Dr. Miller is a leader in the exposome field, which strives to provide a systematic and comprehensive analysis of the non-genetic contributors to health and disease. His laboratory uses a variety of methods including laboratory experimental models and use of human studies.

November 17, 2023

Guest Speakers: Donghai Liang, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Health, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

Presentation Title: Air Pollution and Exposure Assessment 

Location: 1155

Research Highlight: Dr Liang’s research focuses on measuring multi-dimensional exposures and elucidating the molecular mechanisms accounting for the complex health responses to environmental mixtures. His team utilize high resolution metabolomics and multi-omics to investigate molecular mechanisms and disease etiology associated with environmental exposures.

December 1, 2023

Guest Speakers: Tina Ndoh, PhD
Associate Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health University of Pittsburgh

Presentation Title: TBA

Location: 1155

Speaker Highlight: Dr, Ndoh actively participates and coordinates community research programs including CHEER, Rust Revive Connection and Homewood fAIR. 

December 15, 2023

Guest Speakers: Kambez H. Benam, DPhil
Associate Professor of Medicine, and Bioengineering, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, UPMC

Presentation Title: Respiratory disease and host-environment interaction.

Location: 1155

Research Highlight: Dr. Benam is the founder of Translational and Multidisciplinary Lung Microengineering Lab, which brings together researchers from the engineering, biology, bio-pharmaceutical industry, clinical and business communities with the aim of developing new technologies that recreate complex human organ pathophysiology in vitro, and applying them to discover novel therapeutics and personalized biomarkers.