2020 – 2021 Lecture Series

The InCHIP Lecture Series will be held in a virtual format until further notice.

Lectures are typically held on Thursdays at 12:30 PM, exceptions will be noted with an asterisk. 

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Inquiries: lectureseries@chip.uconn.edu

The InCHIP Lecture Series is made possible with support from the Office of the Vice President of Research.

Fall 2020


 


Deborah Carr, PhD, Boston University

Thursday, October 1, 2020

12:30 – 1:30 PM

“Interpersonal and Institutional Discrimination among U.S. Adults with Disability”

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More than one in four U.S. adults reports at least some difficulty with vision, cognition, mobility, self-care, or independent living. Rates of impairment among working-age adults have increased in recent years, raising concerns about the short- and long-term consequences for their social integration, psychological well-being, and economic security. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), enacted 30 years ago, has been instrumental in expanding opportunities for and fighting institutional discrimination against persons with impairment. However, less is known about the more subtle yet pernicious forms of stigmatization and microaggressions experienced by persons with impairment. Using data from the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS), a national sample of U.S. adults, I examine whether persons with impairment are at a heightened risk of multiple forms of interpersonal and institutional discrimination, and the extent to which these experiences are a mechanism linking disability status with mental health symptoms. Drawing on stigma, life course, and double jeopardy perspectives, I also show how the psychosocial consequences associated with disability status differ on the basis of age/life course stage, gender, and occupational status. The results demonstrate that impairment does not operate as a “master status” and its interpersonal consequences vary by one’s social location. I discuss the implications for theory, research, and practice.

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Dustin T. Duncan, ScD, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

Thursday, November 19, 2020

“Black Gay and Bisexual Men and HIV Disparities: The N2 Cohort Study”

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Dr. Duncan is an internationally recognized social and spatial epidemiologist studying how specific neighborhood characteristics influence population health and health disparities, among sexual and gender minorities, especially gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women from an intersectional perspective. His research has a strong domestic focus – including in New York City – but recent work spans the globe, including studies in Paris, London, and Abu Dhabi. Forthcoming collaborative projects are in east Africa. Methodologically, his research utilizes a geospatial lens to apply, for example, computer-based geographic information systems (GIS), web-based and real-time geospatial technologies, and geospatial modeling techniques. For instance, he applies Global Positioning System (GPS) devices and smartphones to examine spatial mobility and social networks in and across neighborhoods. His work appears in leading public health, medical, geography, criminology, demography and psychology journals. He has over 150 high-impact publications and book chapters, and his research has appeared in major media outlets including U.S. News & World Report, the Washington Post, the New York Times and CNN.

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C. Debra Furr-Holden, Ph.D., Michigan State University

Tuesday*, September 15, 2020

12:30 – 1:30 PM

“Community-Engaged Research Examining Behavioral Health Equity”

Dr. Furr-Holden is the Associate Dean for Public Health Integration and Director of the Flint Center for Health Equity Solutions, funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD; #U54MD011227) and also serves as the MSU Co-Director of the Healthy Flint Research Coordinating Center. She is an epidemiologist and classically-trained public health professional with expertise in drug and alcohol dependence epidemiology, psychiatric epidemiology, and prevention science. She attended Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (BA Natural Sciences and Public Health, 1996) and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (PhD, 1999).

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