i-BSHS Seminar Series

Semenir series1.pngThe Innovations in Behavioral and Social Health Sciences (i-BSHS) lecture series is sponsored by the C.V. Starr Lectureship. i-BSHS presentations are designed to promote collaboration and to showcase innovative research falling under four broad themes: Health Disparities, Community Engagement, Technology, Intervention Development.

i-BSHS lectures focus of the following core research areas: Alcohol and other drug use; Smoking and tobacco use; Obesity, Nutrition, Physical Activity; HIV and sexually transmitted infections; Behavioral medicine; and Health Disparities and Culture.

10-04-2019

Belinda Borrelli, PhD
Director, Center for Behavioral Science Research
Professor, Department of Health Policy & Health Services Research
Boston University, Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Lecture Title: TBD

10-25-2019

Jay Irwin
Associate Professor of Sociology
Graduate Program Chair
Department of Sociology & Anthropology
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Lecture Title: TBD

11-01-2019

Kathleen Carroll
Lecture Title: TBD

11-22-2019

John Jemmott III, PhD
Kenneth B. Clark Professor of Communication and Psychiatry
Director, Center for Health Behavior and Communication Research
Annenberg School for Communication
University of Pennsylvania
Lecture Title: TBD

02-14-2020

Community Engagement Panel

03-13-2020

Michelle Cardel, PhD, MS, RD, FTOS
Assistant Professor | Department of Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics
Director | Obesity Research Alliance
Associate Director | Center for Integrative Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases
University of Florida College of Medicine
Lecture Title: TBD

10-27-2017

Valerie Jernigan, DrPH, MPH
Lecture Title:
"Policy and Environmental Interventions to Address Cardiovascular Disease with Native American Nations"
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11-10-2017

Sara Becker, PhD
Lecture Title:
"Direct-to-Consumer Marketing of Behavioral Treatment: A Complementary Approach to Traditional"
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11-17-2017

Patrick Sullivan, PhD, DVM
Lecture Title:
"PrEP Three Ways: Tailoring HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Programs to Local HIV Epidemics"
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2-16-18

Wizdom Powell, PhD
Lecture Title:
“Policy Disrupting single stories about Black male health equity”
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3-02-18

Ricky Bluthenthal, PhD
Lecture Title:
“The emerging injection drug use crisis: Consequences and prevention options”
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5-11-18

Steven Gortmaker, PhD
Lecture Title:
“The Childhood and Adolescent Obesity Epidemic: The Most Cost- Effective Prevention Strategies”
 

9-23-2016


Audrey Pettifor, PhD 
Associate Professor, Epidemiology
UNC, Gillings School of Global Public Health 
Lecture Title: Cash transfers: Addressing structural determinants to reduce HIV risk in young South African women
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11-04-2016


Stephen Intille, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Health Sciences,
Northeastern University  
Lecture Title: Measuring Behavior Using Mobile Technology and Micro Ecological Momentary Assessment
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2-03-2017


Gary W. Harper, PhD, MPH
Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education
University of Michigan School of Public Health
Lecture Title: For You or For Youth? Collaborative Community Engagement in HIV Prevention Intervention Development for Youth 
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3-03-2017


Alka Kanaya, MD
Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
University of California  
Lecture Title: Sociocultural Determinants of Cardiometabolic Disease among South Asians: The MASALA Study 
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3-31-2017


Frederick Muench, PhD
Director, Digital Health Interventions, CASPIR at Northwell Health 
Lecture Title: Building and sustaining multi-modal digital behavioral health interventions 
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4-21-2017


Lorna Haughton McNeill, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor & Deputy Dept Chair, Department of Health Disparities Research
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center 
Lecture Title: Eight years of building research partnerships with African American churches in Houston--Project CHURCH 
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10-2-2015 

Sherry Pagoto, PhD
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Lecture Title: "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
Lecture Title: "Understanding Disparities in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders"
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2-26-2016 

Abigail Harrison, PhD
Brown School of Public Health -BSS
2015 Innovations Award Winner
Lecture Title: "
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
Lecture Title: "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
Lecture Title: "Cash transfers: Addressing structural determinants to reduce HIV risk in young South African women"

10-24-2014

Stephen B. Thomas
University of Maryland  School of Public Health
Lecture Title: "Toward a 4th Generation of Disparities Research to Achieve Health Equity"
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11-21-2014

Rochelle Rosen
Brown School of Public Health
The 2014 RINS Innovations Award Winner
Lecture Title:
"Text-Messaging for Alcohol Prevention: A Novel Qualitative Method for Intervention Development

 

1-23-2015

Carl Latkin
Johns Hopkins
Lecture Title: "Social Network Approaches to HIV Prevention and Care"
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2-27-2015

Lisa Marsch
Dartmouth
Lecture Title: “"Transforming Behavioral Healthcare via Science-Based Technology"”
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4-24-2015

Herman A. Taylor
Morehouse School of Medicine
Lecture Title: “Race, Risk and Resilience: Launching and Learning from the Jackson Heart Study”
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10-11-2013 

Cui Yang
Johns Hopkins, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Lecture Title: "Alcohol Use among Populations at Greater Risk for HIV:  Findings from China and Baltimore, MD"
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10-25-2013 

Community Engaged Panel
Brown University: Professors Kim Gans, Steve Buka, Bart Laws, Jacob Vandenberg
Amelia Rose, Director of Environmental Justice League of RI
Channavy Chhay, Executive Director, Center for Southeast Asian Studies

 

11-22-2013

Andrea Parker 
Northeastern University
Lecture Title: "Health Promotion through Digital Innovation"
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1-24-2014

Dr. Christine Economos 
Tufts University
Lecture Title: “Catalyzing Communities to Prevent Obesity: A Systems Approach”
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 2-28-2014 

Judith Arroyo
NIAAA
Lecture Title: "Addressing Health Disparities and Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-funded Workforce
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4-25-2014

Jukka-Pekka Onnela
Harvard School of Public Health
Lecture Title: "Future Directions for Data-Driven Study of Individual and Collective Health"