Seminar Series


The Social Dynamics and Community Health Speaker Series is held once per month, usually from noon–1:30 p.m. in A521 Public Health. See below for details.

Upcoming BCHS Seminars

Wed 2/26/2020 12:00PM - 1:00PM
BCHS Seminar Series
A Bird's Eye View of Tobacco Research: The Confluence of Social Dynamics and Technology BCHS Seminar Series
A Bird's Eye View of Tobacco Research: The Confluence of Social Dynamics and Technology
Wed 2/26/2020 12:00PM - 1:00PM
6140 Public Health, Henkel Seminar Room

Dr. Chu completed his BS in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University, MS in Computer Science from Columbia University, PhD in Communication and Information Sciences from the University of Hawaii, and MS in Clinical Research from the University of Pittsburgh. For the past several years, he has studied various public health issues, including community health coalitions, youth vaping, and cancer prevention. Dr. Chu’s current research focuses on innovative methods of using technology to support tobacco control efforts for adolescents and young adults.

6140 Public Health, Henkel Seminar Room

Previous BCHS Seminars

BCHS Seminar Series

Chronic Pain in People Living with HIV: State of the Science

Tuesday 4/2 12:00PM - 1:30PM
A521 Public Health

Dr. Merlin is a clinician-investigator in infectious diseases and palliative care with a board-certification in addiction medicine and a PhD-trained behavioral scientist. She has directed multidisciplinary chronic pain clinics embedded in HIV patient-centered medical homes, first at the 1917 Clinic at UAB and now at the Pittsburgh AIDS Center for Treatment. Her research mirrors her clinical work and focuses on chronic pain and opioid misuse in people living with HIV and other primary care populations. During her career development award from NIMH, she developed and pilot-tested a behavioral intervention for chronic pain in patients with HIV. She is now conducting an R01-funded full-scale efficacy trial of this intervention. This talk will focus on chronic pain in people living with HIV, including pathophysiology, epidemiology, and evidence-based management approaches.

Jessica Merlin, MD, PhD, MBA
Associate Professor of Medicine, General Internal
  Medicine and Infectious Diseases,
University of Pittsburgh

Last Updated On Friday, March 22, 2019 by Cotter, Susan
Created On Friday, March 22, 2019


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