The Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research hosts an informal seminar series as a venue for investigators and staff to present their work, present new ideas, to brainstorm, and to present information pertinent to all, such as review of benefits.

The Brown Bag series convenes during September through June on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays  in Conference Room 636 between Noon-1:00 pm at 121 S. Main Street.

For more information, or if you are interested in presenting at this venue, please contact the series organizer Becky_Genberg@Brown.Edu.

Brown Bag Presentation Schedule - 2015-2016 Academic Year will be determined soon.  Below is the 2014-15 Academic Brown Bag Schedule.


Date Speaker Title
September 16, 2014
Stephanie  Chow
Durable Medical Equipment, Medicare Spending & The Choices Our Seniors Make
September 24, 2014 at 4 PM Albert Siu, MD, MSPH is our featured speaker for the 28th Annual Katz Lecture.  This lecture will take place in Conference Room 245 at 4 PM. Saving Medicare:  The Defining Domestic Policy Challenge for Our Generation
October 7, 2014
Clara Berridge
Breathing room in monitored space: Opportunities for privacy in boundary management
October 21, 2014

Amal Trivedi

Rescheduled to November 25th due to Building's Power Outage 

Australia's Closing the Gap Initiative: Evaluating Drug Copayment Reductions among Indigenous Australians
November 4, 2014
Laura Keohane
 Dueling reasons for dual-eligibility: Hospitalizations, out-of-pocket costs and Medicaid enrollment among Medicare beneficiaries 
November 18, 2014
Kali Thomas
More than a Meal: Results from a Pilot Randomized Control Trial of a Home-Delivered Meals Program
November 25, 2014 Amal Trivedi Australia's Closing the Gap Initiative: Evaluating Drug Copayment Reductions among Indigenous Australians
December 2, 2014
Ulrika Winblad
 The Swedish Health Care System:  Is there anything to learn?
December 16, 2014
January 6, 2015
Momotazur "Shantu" Rahman
 Does Size Matter? Nursing Home Scale and Post-Acute Outcomes
January 20 2015
Omar Galarraga
Conditional economic incentives to reduce HIV risks in Mexico: Results from a randomized controlled pilot
February 3, 2015
Cara Sammartino
Medical Care Linkage Experience for Individuals with HIV leaving Prison in Rhode Island and North Carolina
February 17, 2015
Nina Joyce
The effect of Nursing Home and Hospital prevalence of C.difficile on risk of Infection 
March 3, 2015
Bart Laws
Preliminary Results from MEDICC project
March 17, 2015
Jessaca Leinaweaver
Aging in Peru: Anthropological Perspectives
April 7, 2015 Cancelled

April 21, 2015 Maricruz Rivera-Hernandez Quality of chronic disease and preventive care for Hispanic adults in Medicare Advantage plans in Puerto Rico and the United States.”
May 5, 2015
Yordanos Tiruneh
Retention-in-care among HIV-Positive Adults in Urban Ethiopia: A Mixed-Methods Study, 2005-2011 
May 19, 2015
Shailender Swaminathan
Transitions into Young Adulthood: Effect of the ACA on Health Insurance Coverage of Children with Disabilities
June 2, 2015
Julie Lima

An Important Refresher for Working with Confidential Data at the Center:  Policies, Procedures, and Current Data Holdings