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SOCIAL DYNAMICS & COMMUNITY HEALTH SPEAKER SERIES

The Social Dynamics & Community Health Speaker Series is held once per month usually from 12-1:30 pm in A521 Public Health. See below for specific seminar dates.

Upcoming BCHS Seminars



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Previous BCHS Seminars

Mon 10/8/2018
Using Systems Science Approaches to Reduce Health Inequities for Sexual and Gender Minority Youth BCHS Seminar Series
Using Systems Science Approaches to Reduce Health Inequities for Sexual and Gender Minority Youth
Mon 10/8/2018 1:00PM - 2:00PM
6140 Public Health, Henkel Seminar Room

Robert Coulter, PhD, MPH, is a Post-doctoral Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh.  As a public health researcher, Dr. Coulter's mission is to reduce substance use and violence inequities for sexual and gender minority youth (SGMY; i.e., adolescents who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender [LGBT]). To accomplish this mission, he conduct three lines of inquiry: epidemiologic, intervention, and systems science research. Dr. Coulter's research agenda integrates these three approaches to (1) improve our understanding of the complex social mechanisms producing SGMY health inequities and (2) increase our knowledge about the impact of interventions on violence and substance use inequities for SGMY.

Thu 10/4/2018
"You Have to Want It": Mental Models of Addiction Recovery & Implications for Intervention BCHS Seminar Series
"You Have to Want It": Mental Models of Addiction Recovery & Implications for Intervention
Thu 10/4/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
6140 Public Health, Henkel Seminar Room

Ms. Erin Stringfellow is a PhD candidate at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. She specializes in applying qualitative and systems science methods to improving outcomes for people living with addictions. Her goal is to engage communities to develop sustainable interventions and policies that support recovery from addiction. 
Mon 10/1/2018
Leverage Points and Consumer Insights: Integrating Systems Science and Public Health BCHS Seminar Series
Leverage Points and Consumer Insights: Integrating Systems Science and Public Health
Mon 10/1/2018 1:00PM - 2:00PM
6140 Public Health, Henkel Seminar Room

Brian J. Biroscak, PhD, MS, MA is Assistant Professor at Yale University School of Medicine. His line of research is focused by a social justice perspective with emphases on violence and injury prevention research. He has a strong research interest in system dynamics modeling, which utilizes ‘feedback’ insights and computer simulation to hypothesize, test, and refine explanations of systems change. His expertise in social marketing—which integrates commercial marketing with other approaches to influence behaviors that benefit individuals and the greater social good—is particularly valuable for prevention efforts
Thu 9/20/2018
Social Networks & Health - Kar-Hai Chu, Pitt Center for Research on Media, Technology, & Health BCHS Seminar Series
Social Networks & Health - Kar-Hai Chu, Pitt Center for Research on Media, Technology, & Health
Thu 9/20/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A521 Public Health

Kar-Hai Chu of Pitt's Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health will discuss his use of innovative techniques such as social network analysis (SNA) in exploratory and surveillance studies and interventions including recent work on the marketing and use of electronic cigarettes. 

Mon 3/26/2018
Can tobacco control policies reduce smoking disparities and improve downstream health equity? BCHS Seminar Series
Can tobacco control policies reduce smoking disparities and improve downstream health equity?
Mon 3/26/2018 12:00PM - 1:30PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

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Contact

For information on seminars and events in the department, contact:

Sue Cotter
suecot@pitt.edu
412-624-9594

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