NIH: Office of Disease Prevention

Gordon Lecture series

The Robert S. Gordon, Jr. Lecture was established in 1995 in tribute to Dr. Gordon for his outstanding contributions to the field of epidemiology and for his distinguished service to the National Institutes of Health. The award is made annually to a scientist who has contributed significantly to the field of epidemiology or clinical trials research. The Lectureship is awarded by the NIH on the advice of the Office of Disease Prevention in the Office of the Director and the recommendation of the Epidemiology & Clinical Trials Interest Group.

The Gordon Lecture is part of NIH's Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series (WALS), which was organized in 1994 by the Office of Intramural Research to invite distinguished scientists to present topics of broad scientific interest to a cross-section of NIH researchers.

Recent Lecture

Research Directions for Solving the
Obesity Epidemic in High-Risk Populations

Shiriki K. Kumanyika, Ph.D., M.P.H. External Website Policy
Professor Emerita of Epidemiology in the Department of
Biostatistics & Epidemiology

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

December 3, 2014

3:00 p.m.
NIH Campus
Masur Auditorium (Building 10)
Bethesda, Maryland

Note: This is the 2015 lecture.


Previous Lectures:


Moyses Szklo, M.D., Dr.P.H., M.P.H. External Website Policy
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore
Epidemiology: Back to Translation (PDF - 370 KB)


Mitchell Gail, M.D., Ph.D.
Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics, National Cancer Institute
Using Risk Models for Breast Cancer Prevention (PDF - 476KB)


Lewis H. Kuller, M.D., Dr.P.H.
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
The Obesity Epidemic: Why Have We Failed? (PDF - 234KB)


Jonathan Samet, M.D.
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore
Big Epidemiology for Big Problems


Julie E. Buring, Sc.D.
Harvard Medical School, Boston
What Do We Do When Studies Disagree?

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