Seminar Series

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The Department of Health Behavior and Policy at Virginia Commonwealth University hosts weekly seminars during the fall and spring academic sessions for faculty, staff and students. Invited speakers present on a variety of research themes including:

  • Health disparities
  • Program evaluation
  • Health promotion and disease prevention
  • Global health issues
  • Communication and decision making
  • Cost, accessibility and quality of healthcare

Seminars are typically every other Tuesday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m, although the schedule varies. Seminars are on the sixth floor of One Capitol Square, 830 E. Main St, unless otherwise noted.  Location will depend on attendance.

For more information or to RSVP, email Mary Johnson.

Spring Seminar 2017






1:30 p.m.

April D. Kimmel, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Policy and Tiffany Green, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Policy

Practicum: Using Peer Review to Improve the Craft of Writing and Revision


1:30 p.m.

Robyn McDougle, PhD, Associate Professor and Director, Office Public Policy Outreach, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

The Public Policy Process in the Commonwealth


1:30 p.m.

Faedah M. Totah, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, VCU College of Humanities & Sciencesand Emily Williams, Instructor, Department of Focused Inquiry, VCU College of Humanities & Sciences

Making the Invisible Visible: Communication Biases in the Classroom and Beyond


1:30 p.m.

Andrew D. Mitchell, ScD, Senior Researcher, Joint Commission on Health Care, Virginia General Assembly

Leveraging Research to Inform Policy Decisions: Local to International Perspectives


1:30 p.m.

Isaac M. Lipkus, PhD, Professor, Duke University School of Nursing

Use of biomarkers to promote smoking cessation: Insights from a research program


1:30 p.m.

Torey Edmonds, Associate Director of Community Intervention, VCU Clark-Hill Institute for Positive Youth Development

Building Trust: Improving Communication in the Community

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