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.

2015-2016 Schedule

10-2-2015
Sherry Pagoto, PhD (University of Massachusetts Medical School)
"Using Social Media to Deliver Lifestyle Interventions"  
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10-23-2015
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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2-26-2016
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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3-25-2016
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: 

4-24-2015
Herman A. Taylor (Morehouse School of Medicine) 
“Race, Risk and Resilience: Launching and Learning from the Jackson Heart Study”
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2-27-2015
Lisa Marsch (Dartmouth) 
"Transforming Behavioral Healthcare via Science-Based Technology"
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1-23-2015
Carl Latkin (Johns Hopkins) 
"Social Network Approaches to HIV Prevention and Care"
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11-21-2014
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" 

10-24-2014
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: 

4-25-2014
Jukka-Pekka Onnela (Harvard School of Public Health)
"Future Directions for Data-Driven Study of Individual and Collective Health"

 2-28-2014 
Judith Arroyo (NIAAA)

"Addressing Health Disparities and Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-funded Workforce"
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 1-24-2014
Christine Economos (Tufts University)
“Catalyzing Communities to Prevent Obesity: A Systems Approach”     Listen to the Lecture.

11-22-2013
Andrea Parker (Northeastern University)
"Health Promotion through Digital Innovation"
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10-25-2013 
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

10-11-2013 
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