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Florida Health Grand Rounds

Florida Health Grand Rounds

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The Florida Health Grand Rounds is a monthly webinar presentation given by a researcher from one of Florida’s colleges or universities and hosted by the Florida Department of Health. The topics have a broad focus, touching on emerging, innovative, and cross-cutting areas of public health. Florida Health Grand Rounds provides an opportunity for Florida researchers to highlight and share their work with department staff, leading to a more efficient transition into public health practice. Department staff as well as researchers and staff from Florida’s colleges and universities are invited to attend.

Next Presentation - December 10, 2019

Presentation by Nikema Peterson, MPH

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Florida's Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Program: Descriptive and Spatial Analysis of 2015-2016 Data

    Nikema Peterson, is the Health Data Analyst for the Newborn Hearing Screening program at the Florida Department of Health and has a background in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Ms. Peterson is also currently a Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD student studying Health Outcomes Research and Pharmacoeconomics. As a product of the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Institute of Public Health, Ms. Peterson’s main research interest is Maternal and Child Health. Ms. Peterson has had the pleasure of serving the Newborn Hearing Screening program for a little over two years after completing her role as an Intern-Epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Ms. Peterson is committed to improving maternal and child health outcomes at the state and national levels through research that aids in evidence-based practice improvement.

Join us to learn more about:

  • Upcoming Presentation Schedule
  • Past Presentations

Florida Health Grand Rounds is breaking for summer and will resume presentations in the Fall. If you have any topic or speaker suggestions, please email

Upcoming presentations will take place on the second Tuesday of each month beginning at 10:00 AM EST. 


  • Dec 10, 2019 | Florida's Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Program: Use of 2015-2016 Data to Aid in Evidence-Based Practice | Nikema Peterson, MPH


  • Feb. 11, 2020 | The Florida Cancer Plan | Christopher Cogle, MD
  • Mar. 10, 2020
  • Apr. 14, 2020
  • May 12, 2020
  • Sept. 8, 2020
  • Oct. 13, 2020
  • Nov. 10, 2020
  • Dec. 8, 2020

Presentation slidesets are available for download by clicking on the titles listed below. Presenter bios are available for download by clicking on the names below.

2019 Watch Recorded Presentations

2018Watch Recorded Presentations

2017Watch Recorded Presentations

2016Watch Recorded Presentations

Disclaimer: The opinions and content expressed in the presentations are those of the presenter for educational purposes only and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Florida Department of Health.

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