Dr. Harry Guess

Since 2008, the UNC International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology chapter has sponsored the Harry Guess Memorial Lecture. This lecture series was conceived of by UNC students to honor Dr. Guess, a man who built the pharmacoepidemiology program here, to remember his outstanding dedication to teaching and mentoring. We hope that this lecture series continues to be a moment where we can pay tribute to our roots as a program and Dr. Guess’ unique and lasting contribution.

Read more about Dr. Guess on the Harry Guess Research Community webpage.

Sonia Hernandez-Diaz

Dr. Hernández-Díaz

2020 Speaker

Wednesday, Sept. 9
Sonia Hernández-Díaz, MD, DrPH, professor of epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: “Drug Safety in Pregnancy: Challenges and Solutions in the Modern Era of Pharmacoepidemiology.”

Watch the 2020 Harry Guess Memorial Lecture (YouTube).

View Dr. Hernández-Díaz’s slideshow presentation (PPT).

Previous Speakers:

David Graham, MD, MPH, associate director, Food and Drug Administration, “Observational Studies, Effectiveness, and Real-world Evidence: How do we get there from here? (PDF)

View Dr. Graham’s slideshow presentation (PPT).

Richard Platt, MD, MSc, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, “Building a Learning Health System: How Harry Guess Helped Lay the Foundation (PDF)

Susana Perez-Gutthann, MD, PhD, MPH, FISPE, RTI Health Solutions, “Looking Behind the Codes (PDF)

Miriam Sturkenboom, PharmD, PhD, MSc, FISPE, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, “Distributed Data Models Applied to Global Vaccine Issues (PDF)
Watch the lecture on YouTube.

Nancy Santanello, MD, MS, FISPE, “The Role of Epidemiology in the Pharmaceutical Industry – 1985-2015 (PDF)

Malcolm Maclure, University of British Columbia, “Compromising on Rigor to Encourage Participation? Applying Epidemiologic Methods in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement (PDF)
Watch the lecture on YouTube.

Alexander M. Walker, principal, World Health Information Science Consultants, LLC, “Equipoise (PDF)
Watch the lecture on YouTube.

Elizabeth Andrews, RTI Health Solutions, “How Can Pharmacoepidemiology and Data Privacy Protections Co-exist? Historical Perspective, Creative Responses (PDF)

Wayne Ray, Vanderbilt University, “Improving Automated Database Studies of Therapeutic Interventions (PDF)

Stephen Evans, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, “Scientific Integrity : Pressure Points for Epidemiology
Watch the lecture on YouTube.

Kenneth Rothman, Boston University, “Reconciling Conflicting Results from Epidemiologic Studies (PDF)

Brian Strom, University of Pennsylvania, “What Are Our Drugs Truly Doing To Our Patients? Lessons from Pharmacoepidemiology (PDF)