i-BSHS Schedule

Innovations in Behavioral and Social Health Sciences (i-BSHS) talks are held on Fridays, 12:00-1:00 pm, in the Brown University School of Public Health, 121 South Main St. Providence, RI, Room 245.

2017 Fall Schedule: 

Valerie Jernigan, DrPH, MPH
Policy and Environmental Interventions to Address Cardiovascular Disease with Native American Nations

Sara Becker, PhD
Direct-to-Consumer Marketing of Behavioral Treatment: A Complementary Approach to Traditional

Patrick Sullivan, PhD, DVM
PrEP Three Ways: Tailoring HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Programs to Local HIV Epidemics.

2016-2017 Schedule: 

Audrey Pettifor, PhD
Associate Professor, Epidemiology, UNC, Gillings School of Global Public Health

Cash transfers: Addressing structural determinants to reduce HIV risk in young South African women
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Stephen Intille, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Health Sciences, Northeastern University 
Measuring Behavior Using Mobile Technology and Micro Ecological Momentary Assessment
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Gary W. Harper, PhD, MPH
Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health
For You or For Youth? Collaborative Community Engagement in HIV Prevention Intervention Development for Youth 
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Alka Kanaya, MD
Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of California 
Sociocultural Determinants of Cardiometabolic Disease among South Asians: The MASALA Study 
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Frederick Muench, PhD
Director, Digital Health Interventions, CASPIR at Northwell Health 
Building and sustaining multi-modal digital behavioral health interventions 
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Lorna Haughton McNeill, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor & Deputy Dept Chair, Department of Health Disparities Research, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center 
Eight years of building research partnerships with African American churches in Houston--Project CHURCH 
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2015-2016 Schedule

Sherry Pagoto, PhD (University of Massachusetts Medical School)
"Using Social Media to Deliver Lifestyle Interventions"  
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Andrea Acevedo, PhD (Brandeis University Heller School for Social Policy and Management)
"Understanding Disparities in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders"
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Abigail Harrison, PhD, (BSS, Brown School of Public Health)
*2015 Innovations Award Winner*

"Engaging Adolescent Girls in Community-based HIV Prevention in South Africa" 
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David Wetter, PhD (Department of Psychology, Rice University)
"Social Determinants and Smoking Cessation" 
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4-22-2016 (POSTPONED)
Audrey Pettifor, PhD (Department of Epidemiology, UNC, Gillings School of Global Public Health)
"Cash transfers: Addressing structural determinants to reduce HIV risk in young South African women"

2014-2015 Schedule: 

Herman A. Taylor (Morehouse School of Medicine) 
“Race, Risk and Resilience: Launching and Learning from the Jackson Heart Study”
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Lisa Marsch (Dartmouth) 
"Transforming Behavioral Healthcare via Science-Based Technology"
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Carl Latkin (Johns Hopkins) 
"Social Network Approaches to HIV Prevention and Care"
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Rochelle Rosen (Brown School of Public Health)
The 2014 RINS Innovations Award Winner: "Text-Messaging for Alcohol Prevention: A Novel Qualitative Method for Intervention Development" 

Stephen B. Thomas (University of Maryland  School of Public Health)
"Toward a 4th Generation of Disparities Research to Achieve Health Equity" 
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2013-2014 Schedule: 

Jukka-Pekka Onnela (Harvard School of Public Health)
"Future Directions for Data-Driven Study of Individual and Collective Health"

Judith Arroyo (NIAAA)

"Addressing Health Disparities and Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-funded Workforce"
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Christine Economos (Tufts University)
“Catalyzing Communities to Prevent Obesity: A Systems Approach”     Listen to the Lecture.

Andrea Parker (Northeastern University)
"Health Promotion through Digital Innovation"
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Community Engaged Panel
Brown University: Professors Kim GansSteve BukaBart Laws,Jacob Vandenberg; Amelia Rose, Director, Environmental Justice League of RI; Channavy Chhay, Executive Director, Center for Southeast Asian Studies

Cui Yang (Johns Hopkins, Bloomberg School of Public Health)
"Alcohol Use among Populations at Greater Risk for HIV:  Findings from China and Baltimore, MD"
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2015 i-BSHS speaker Dr. Andrea Acevedo (Brandeis) with Professor Akilah Dulin Keita and BSHS Doctoral Students2015 i-BSHS speaker Dr. Andrea Acevedo (Brandeis) with Professor Akilah Dulin Keita and BSHS Doctoral Students

“Direct-to-Consumer Marketing of Behavioral Treatment: A Complementary Approach to Traditional”