Lecture Series

World Mental Health Day Collaboration Featuring: Sarah Ketchen Lipson

A Collaboration In Recognition of World Mental Health Day!

InCHIP and Student Health and Wellness Bring You Two Events Featuring: Sarah Ketchen Lipson, PhD, EdM

Thursday, October 10, 2019


Daytime Lecture

12:30 – 1:30pm | J. Ray Ryan Building, Room 204 (second floor).

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“Understanding and Addressing Mental Health Disparities in College Student Populations”

Mental health among college students is a topic that has garnered much media attention in recent years. There is an ongoing national dialogue about what many refer to as the “campus mental health crisis.” An aspect of this crisis, but one that is not as commonly discussed, is the enormous inequalities that exist with regard to mental health and treatment use. This presentation will focus on understanding mental health inequalities faced by students of color, gender and sexual minority students, first-generation college students, international students, and students from other traditionally underrepresented and marginalized identities. Professor Sarah Ketchen Lipson will draw on data from her national Healthy Minds Study, the largest and most comprehensive survey of mental health on college and university campuses. She will describe inequities that are evident in this large-scale data from hundreds of thousands of students on campuses across the country, and will discuss approaches to advance mental health equity.


Evening Panel Discussion 

“College Mental Health: Equity and Allyship”

  5:00 – 6:00pm | Student Union Theatre

Also Featuring: Clewiston Challenger, PhD and UConn students Kanu Caplash & Jovanni Vicenty.

Moderated by Dr. Amanda Waters.


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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 the InCHIP 2019-2020 Lecture Page.

InCHIP Lecture Series: Courtney D. Cogburn

Please join us for our next event in the Fall 2019 InCHIP Lecture Series!

Courtney D. Cogburn, Ph.D.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

12:30 – 1:30pm

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“Racism, Anti-Racism, Health + Virtual Reality”

Dr. Cogburn is interested in the ways we characterize and measure racism and the effects of racism on racial inequities in health. She has focused on cultural racism and effects of media-based racism on acute physiological, psychological, and behavioral stress responses as well as associations between chronic psychosocial stress exposure and Black/White disparities in cardiovascular health and disease. She is also developing a project using data science approaches to explore links between media-based racism and population health. In a recent project, she has started to explore the use of virtual reality as a tool for improving understanding and engagement of structural racism.

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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 the InCHIP 2019-2020 Lecture Page.

InCHIP Lecture Series: Michelle C. Kondo

Please join us for our next event in the Fall 2019 InCHIP Lecture Series!

Michelle C. Kondo, Ph.D

Thursday, November 7, 2019

12:30 – 1:30pm

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“Place-Based Strategies for Disease, Injury and Violence Prevention”

CEU credits will be offered to Psychologists who attend this lecture.

Dr. Kondo will discuss her quasi-experimental and experimental research of place-based and nature-based interventions in urban areas and their impacts on human health and safety outcomes. She will share findings from her studies of urban greening and blight remediation programs, such as vacant lot greening, abandoned building remediation, and green stormwater infrastructure.

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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 the InCHIP 2019-2020 Lecture Page.

InCHIP Lecture Series: Gary D. Foster

Please join us for our next event in the Fall 2019 InCHIP Lecture Series!

Gary D. Foster, PhD

Thursday, November 21, 2019

12:30 – 1:30pm

“Community Based Approaches to Obesity: Scaling Science”

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Dr. Gary Foster, Chief Scientific Officer at WW International, will discuss his research on community based approaches to preventing and treating obesity in children living in high-minority, low-income neighborhoods. Settings include: schools, corner stores, supermarkets, and community centers. In addition, Dr. Foster will share his perspective on the transition from academia to industry and the principles of scaling science to increase public health impact.

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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 the InCHIP 2019-2020 Lecture Page.

InCHIP Lecture Series: Janet M. Turan

Please join us for our final event in the Fall 2019 InCHIP Lecture Series!

Janet M. Turan, PhD, MPH

Thursday, December 5, 2019

12:30 – 1:30pm

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“Intersectional Stigma and HIV-Related Health: Challenges and Opportunities”

CEU credits will be offered to Psychologists who attend this lecture.

Stigmatized identities, while often analyzed in isolation, do not exist in a vacuum. “Intersectional stigma” is a concept that has emerged to characterize the convergence of multiple stigmatized identities within a person or group, and to address their joint effects on health and wellbeing. Evidence from the existing scientific literature suggest that people in diverse settings experience intersecting forms of stigma that influence their mental and physical health and corresponding health behaviors. As different stigmas are often correlated and interrelated, the health impact of intersectional stigma is complex, generating a broad range of vulnerabilities and risks. While enquiry into the intersections of race, class, and gender serves as the historical and theoretical basis for intersectional stigma, there is little consensus on how best to characterize and analyze intersectional stigma, or on how to design interventions to address this complex phenomenon. In this talk I will highlight existing intersectional stigma literature; describe gaps in our methods for studying and addressing intersectional stigma; provide examples illustrating promising analytical approaches; describe findings of our research group at UAB in elucidating experiences and effects of intersectional stigma (HIV, race, poverty, gender, and substance use) for people living with HIV in Alabama and beyond, and present priorities for future HIV interventions and research.

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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 the InCHIP 2019-2020 Lecture Page.

InCHIP Lecture Series: Sheela Shenoi

Please join us for our first event in the Spring 2020 InCHIP Lecture Series!

Sheela Shenoi, MD, MPH

Thursday, January 30, 2020

12:30 – 1:30pm

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“Community-based Screening for TB and HIV in Rural Africa”

Sheela Shenoi is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the AIDS Program of the Section of Infectious Diseases at Yale University School of Medicine. She conducts clinical research on HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis with a focus on resource-limited settings. She evaluates strategies to improve diagnosis, linkage and retention in care, exploring the role of community-based services and community health workers to facilitate implementation. She prioritizes prevention strategies and integration of HIV and TB services. She serves as a member of Yale’s Global Health Program committee of the Department of Medicine.

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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 the InCHIP 2019-2020 Lecture Page.

InCHIP Lecture Series: John M. Jakicic

In Recognition of Heart Health Month!

Thursday, February 13, 2020

John M. Jakicic, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

“Contemporary Perspectives of Physical Activity: Maximizing the Benefits for Health and Well-Being”

12:30-1:30 pm

 J. Ray Ryan Building, Room 204 (second floor).

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CEU credits will be offered to Psychologists who attend this lecture.

This talk will focus on the scientific evidence regarding the health benefits of physical activity, with a particular focus novel science that contributed to the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Moreover, this session will include discussion of how to apply these novel approaches to physical activity to specific health conditions and novel findings from contemporary research.

The entire 2019-2020 InCHIP Lecture Series was co-sponsored by very generous contributions from the following:

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 the InCHIP 2019-2020 Lecture Page.

InCHIP Lecture Series: Anna Maria Siega-Riz

Please join us for our next event in the Spring 2020 InCHIP Lecture Series!

Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD

Thursday, February 27, 2020

12:30 – 1:30pm

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“Nutritional Factors during the Periconception Period and in Early Childhood that Impact Weight Status of the Mom and Child”

Dr. Siega-Riz’s research focuses on the first 1000 days of life by understanding the influence of maternal weight status and dietary patterns/behaviors in the etiology of adverse pregnancy outcomes, including but not limited to, gestational diabetes, pregnancy induced hypertension, pre-eclampsia, preterm birth and inadequate or excessive gestational weight gain. She is also exploring food reward and sensitivity among pregnant women and early determinants of childhood obesity in the Pregnancy Eating Attributes (PEAS) study funded by NICHD with colleagues at the University of North Carolina (https://www.nichd.nih.gov/about/org/diphr/officebranch/sbsb/pregnancy_eating and the association of maternal preconceptional health with childhood eating and weight status among Hispanics in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL https://www2.cscc.unc.edu/hchs/) funded by NIDDK. Other research interests include examining the determinants and consequences of food insecurity and the implications of food policy on health outcomes.

Co-sponsored by:

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 the InCHIP 2019-2020 Lecture Page.

InCHIP Lecture Series: Dustin T. Duncan

Please join us for our next event in the Spring 2020 InCHIP Lecture Series!

Dustin T. Duncan, ScD

Thursday, March 12, 2020

12:30 – 1:30pm

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

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 my 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.

Co-sponsored by:

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 the InCHIP 2019-2020 Lecture Page.

InCHIP Lecture Series: C. Debra Furr-Holden

Please join us for our next event in the Spring 2020 InCHIP Lecture Series!

C. Debra Furr-Holden, Ph.D.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

12:30 – 1:30pm

J. Ray Ryan Building, Room 204 (second floor).

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Topic: 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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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 the InCHIP 2019-2020 Lecture Page.