Victoria Holt seminar on 5/16: Challenges in women's reproductive health research

Announcement from the UW Department of Epidemiology: 



Victoria Holt

UW School of Public Health

For her last formal seminar as Chair of the Department of Epidemiology, Dr. Victoria Holt will discuss what has kept her interested in doing research in the area of reproductive epidemiology over the past 30 years. Research in this area presents methodologic challenges that sometimes require creative solutions to yield valid and informative results, and it's never boring!

About the Speaker

Victoria Holt, PhD, MPH is Professor and Chair in the Department of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington and Member (Joint) in the Program in Epidemiology of the Division of Public Health Sciences at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She obtained her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Nursing and MPH and PhD degrees in Epidemiology from the University of Washington. Dr. Holt's primary research interests are in the areas of reproductive epidemiology and intimate partner violence. Reproductive epidemiology research projects include an analysis of recent trends in US ectopic pregnancy incidence, studies on the epidemiology of adenomyosis and endometriosis (with emphasis on reproductive and contraceptive risk factors and environmental chemical exposures), and risk factors for oral contraceptive failure, including obesity. Dr. Holt has participated in several research projects concerning intimate partner violence through the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center. Recent violence-related projects concern the effect of protection orders on future intimate partner violence, and the impact of the justice system response to partner violence on the risk of subsequent violence and injury.

Please join us for the seminar
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 
3:30-4:50 | Health Sciences K-069


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