Lecture Series

InCHIP Lecture Series: Sara Bleich 11/16/17

Please join us for our next event in the 2017-2018 InCHIP Lecture Series!

“Philadelphia Beverage Tax: Early Data on Price and Consumption”

Sara Bleich, PhD
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Thursday, November 16, 2017
12:30 – 1:30pm

To attend this lecture, please RSVP

Sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) taxes are gaining momentum. Berkeley passed the nation’s first SSB tax in 2014 followed by Philadelphia in 2016. Since then, seven new SSB laws have passed across the U.S. with more likely in the near future Taxing SSBs is considered by many to be a promising public health response to the obesity epidemic. SSBs are strongly linked with obesity (more so than any other food or beverage group), are a risk factor for a variety of diseases such as type 2 diabetes, are the largest source of added sugar in the U.S. diet, and have no nutritional value. This presentation will cover the preliminary results from the evaluation of the SSB tax in Philly – one of the largest SSB taxes to pass to date. It will specifically focus on the influence of the Philadelphia beverage tax on beverage prices and sales.

Co-Sponsored By:

  • UConn Allied Health Sciences
  • UConn Center for Environmental Health and Health Promotion
  • UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • UConn Department of Communication
  • UConn Department of Human Development and Family Studies
  • UConn Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
  • UConn Department of Nutritional Sciences
  • UConn School of Business
  • UConn School of Medicine

Location
For directions and maps, see directions to InCHIP.  Accessibility: elevator available in the building lobby on the ground floor.

Livestream Access
View the live stream of the lecture via the InCHIP website, or view it later in our archives.

Questions:  lectureseries@chip.uconn.edu.

About the InCHIP Lecture Series
The InCHIP Lecture Series provides an invaluable forum for researchers – at InCHIP, throughout the UConn community and beyond – to learn about new work in development by leading figures in health behavior change. The InCHIP Lecture Series also provides a venue for researchers to share late-breaking findings and identify emerging trends in health behavior research. For the current semester schedule, visit InCHIP 2017 – 2018 Lecture Series.

 

InCHIP Lecture Series: William H. George 11/2/17

Please join us for our next event in the 2017-2018 InCHIP Lecture Series!

“‘Heat of the Moment’ Experiments: Mediators and Moderators of the Alcohol and Sex Risk Link”

William H. George, PhD
University of Washington
Thursday, November 2, 2017
12:30 – 1:30pm

To attend this lecture, please RSVP

Sexual risk taking, particularly condom nonuse, contributes to HIV/STI transmission. Basic science research has linked alcohol causally with sexual risk taking. Heat-of-the-Moment experiments analogizing condom use decisions and examining mediators and moderators of the alcoholsexual-risk link will be described. Findings indicate that sexual arousal and myopic attention play mediating roles. Also, sexual victimization history seems to exert an important background influence on women’s sexual risk taking, mediated by women’s responses to and perceptions of a partner. Implications for theory, intervention, and future research are discussed.

Co-Sponsored By:

  • UConn Alcohol Research Center
  • UConn Allied Health Sciences
  • UConn Center for Environmental Health and Health Promotion
  • UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • UConn Department of Communication
  • UConn Department of Human Development and Family Studies
  • UConn Department of Psychiatry
  • UConn School of Business
  • UConn School of Medicine

Location
For directions and maps, see directions to InCHIP.  Accessibility: elevator available in the building lobby on the ground floor.

Livestream
View the livestream of the lecture via the InCHIP website, or view it later in our archives.

Questions:  lectureseries@chip.uconn.edu.

About the InCHIP Lecture Series
The InCHIP Lecture Series provides an invaluable forum for researchers – at InCHIP, throughout the UConn community and beyond – to learn about new work in development by leading figures in health behavior change. The InCHIP Lecture Series also provides a venue for researchers to share late-breaking findings and identify emerging trends in health behavior research. For the current semester schedule, visit InCHIP 2017 – 2018 Lecture Series.

 

 

InCHIP Lecture and Workshop: Rosalie Corona 10/26/17

Join us for two special events on October 26, 2017!

Rosalie Corona, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University
Thursday October 26, 2017

Lecture: 12:30-1:30 pm   
RSVP for this lecture
“Engaging Families and Communities to Promote Health”
Many cities and towns across the US are experiencing “emerging” Latina/o communities, comprised of both native US citizens and immigrants. Latina/os are becoming the largest, as well as the youngest, ethnic group in the US. Research on Latina/o youth and young adults often requires regular engagement and collaboration among numerous agencies and organizations, as well as community members. This presentation will provide an overview of strategies for engaging community partners and families in research focused on Latina/o youth adjustment. The presentation will also provide anecdotal illustrations of how research with emerging Latina/o communities can be successfully implemented and can provide a springboard for the translation of research to clinical practice.

Workshop: 3:00 – 4:00pm
RSVP for this workshop
“Adapting Evidence-Based Health Interventions for Working with Latina/os”
Latina/os are the largest minority group in the United States yet this group experiences significant health disparities. The current workshop will provide an overview of strategies used in adapting evidence-based prevention and treatment interventions as applied among two diverse Latina/o samples: (a) mental health treatment for Latina/os and (b) family cancer assessment and communication intervention among Latina women and families. Cultural adaptation involves a number of issues such as conceptualizing culture and context, selecting a framework and level of adaptation, identifying core intervention components, involving the target population and identifying factors impacting cultural relevance and adaptation mismatch. These issues will be addressed as they pertain to Latina/os, with an emphasis on strategies for navigating the conflict between maintaining fidelity to the original intervention and adapting the intervention to meet the needs of the cultural group.

Lecture Co-Sponsored By:

  • UConn Allied Health Sciences
  • UConn Center for Environmental Health and Health Promotion
  • UConn Center for the Study of Culture, Health and Human Development
  • UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • UConn Department of Communication
  • UConn Department of Kinesiology
  • UConn Health Disparities Institute
  • UConn Department of Human Development and Family Studies
  • UConn School of Business
  • UConn School of Medicine
  • UConn School of Pharmacy
  • UConn School of Social Work

Location
For directions and maps, see directions to InCHIP.  Accessibility: elevator available in the building lobby on the ground floor.

Livestream
View the livestream of the lecture via the InCHIP website, or view it later in our archives.

Questions:  lectureseries@chip.uconn.edu.

About the InCHIP Lecture Series
The InCHIP Lecture Series provides an invaluable forum for researchers – at InCHIP, throughout the UConn community and beyond – to learn about new work in development by leading figures in health behavior change. The InCHIP Lecture Series also provides a venue for researchers to share late-breaking findings and identify emerging trends in health behavior research. For the current semester schedule, visit InCHIP 2017 – 2018 Lecture Series.

 

InCHIP Lecture 2/9: Robert Aseltine, Jr. PhD

Please join us for our next event in the Spring 2017 InCHIP Lecture Series!

“Using Medical Claims and EHR Data to Predict Suicide Risk”

Rob aseltine

Robert H. Aseltine, Jr., PhD
University of Connecticut, CPHHP

Thursday, February 9, 2017
12:30 – 1:30pm

About the Speaker

Robert Aseltine, PhD, is Professor and Interim Chair in the Division of Behavioral Sciences and Community Health and Deputy Director of the Center for Public Health and Health Policy at UCONN Health. Dr. Aseltine is a medical sociologist with diverse research interests that include health disparities, suicide prevention, and the development of innovative medical and public health information systems. Over the past 20 years he has led several major studies funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Department of Defense. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Connecticut All-Payer Claims Database and Vice Chair of the New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council (CEPAC).

Dr. Aseltine received his BA from Wesleyan University and his PhD from the University of Michigan.

Co-Sponsored By:
Allied Health Sciences
UConn Center for Environmental Health and Health Promotion
UConn Center for Public Health and Health Policy
UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
UConn Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences
UConn Department of Communication
UConn Department of Human Development and Family Studies
UConn Global Affairs
UConn Neag School of Education
UConn Occupational and Environmental Medicine
UConn School of Business
UConn School of Medicine
UConn School of Nursing
UConn Statistics Department
UConn School of Social Work
UConn School of Pharmacy

Location
The lecture will take place in Video Conference Room 204 on the second floor of the Ryan Building at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. For directions and maps, see directions to InCHIP. Accessibility: elevator available in the building lobby on the ground floor.

To attend this lecture, please RSVP by clicking this link: Lecture RSVP. When you RSVP, you can also request to meet with Dr. Aseltine in an individual meeting on Thursday, February 9th from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.

Web Stream
You can view this lecture streamed live or afterwards at the InCHIP Lecture Series Website.

Any questions, please email: lectureseries@chip.uconn.edu.
About the InCHIP Lecture Series
The InCHIP Lecture Series provides an invaluable forum for researchers – at InCHIP, throughout the UConn community and beyond – to learn about new work in development by leading figures in health behavior change. The InCHIP Lecture Series also provides a venue for researchers to share late-breaking findings and identify emerging trends in health behavior research. For the current semester schedule, visit InCHIP 2016 – 2017 Lecture Series.

InCHIP Lecture 1/26: Sheana Bull, PhD, MPH

Please join us for our next event in the Fall 2016 InCHIP Lecture Series!

"Innovations in Technology for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: The mHealth Impact Lab

Bull

Sheana Bull, PhD, MPH
University of Colorado, Aurora
Thursday, January 26, 2017
12:30 – 1:30pm

About the Speaker: Dr. Sheana Bull directs the mHealth Impact Laboratory at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. In the past 20 years, Dr. Bull has participated in 17 research studies related to mobile and digital health serving as PI on seven of these. She has produced 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts specifically related to mobile and digital health methods, theory and study outcomes since 2007, and authored a textbook on the development and evaluation of mobile health. In the three years since the mHealth Impact Laboratory was established, she has overseen five clinical trials to establish acceptability and preliminary efficacy for programs related to vaccinations for human papilloma virus, supporting initiation and sustainability of breast feeding, text messages for teen pregnancy prevention, an app for trauma surgeons to improve care delivery and promotion of parent child interaction for 12-18 month old child development.

Co-Sponsored By:
UConn Allied Health Sciences
UConn Center for Environmental Health and Health Promotion
UConn Center for Public Health and Health Policy
UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
UConn Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science
UConn Department of Communication
UConn Department of Human Development and Family Studies
UConn Global Affairs
UConn Neag School of Education
UConn Occupational and Environmental Medicine
UConn Office of Public Engagement
UConn School of Business
UConn School of Medicine
 

Location: The lecture will take place in Video Conference Room 204 on the second floor of the Ryan Building at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. For directions and maps, see directions to InCHIP. Accessibility: elevator available in the building lobby on the ground floor.

To attend this lecture, please RSVP by clicking this link: Lecture RSVP. When you RSVP, you can also request to meet with Dr. Bull in an individual meeting on Thursday, January 26th from 9:30 am to 10:30 am.

Web Stream: You can view this talk streamed live or afterwards at the InCHIP Lecture Series Website.

Any questions, please email: lectureseries@chip.uconn.edu.

About the InCHIP Lecture Series: The InCHIP Lecture Series provides an invaluable forum for researchers – at InCHIP, throughout the UConn community, and beyond – to learn about new work in development by leading figures in health behavior change. The InCHIP Lecture Series also provides a venue for researchers to share late-breaking findings and identify emerging trends in health behavior research. For the current semester schedule, visit InCHIP 2016 – 2017 Lecture Series.