Research Seminar

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The Department of Health Behavior and Policy at Virginia Commonwealth University hosts a monthly research seminar 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 on a Tuesday of every month from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., although the schedule varies. Seminars are on the 12th floor of One Capitol Square, 830 E. Main St, unless otherwise noted.  Location will depend on attendance.

Lunch will be provided. For more information or to RSVP, email Mary Johnson.

Seminar 2018-2019

Date

Presenter

Title

9/25/2018

12:00 p.m.

Anika Hines, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Health Behavior and Policy, Virginia Commonwealth Univeristy

 “Upstream Intervention/Downstream Impact: Reducing Stressors to Enhance Psychological and Physiological Outcomes”

10/23/2018

12:00 p.m.

Bethany (bee) Coston, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, College of Humanities and Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University

"Mental Health at the Margins: Being LGBTQIA+, Disabled, and/or Neurodivergent"

12/04/2018

12:00 p.m.

Lauryn Saxe Walker, RN, M.P.H., Doctoral Candidate

 

 



Jodi Winship, M.S., Doctoral Candidate

"Emergency department use among Virginia Medicaid members with opioid use disorder"

 

"Patient Perceptions of Autonomy Support in a Team-Based Wellness Clinic"

2/19/2018

12:00 p.m.

 

Elyas Bakhtiari, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Sociology College of William and Mary

To be determined

3/2019

12:00 p.m.

To be determined

To be determined

4/2/2019

12:00 p.m.

Ellen Montz, Ph.D., Chief Health Economist, Division of Health Economics and Economic Policy, DMAS

To be determined 

5/7/2019

Sunny Jung Kim, Ph.D., MS, MA. Assistant Professor, Health Behavior and Policy, Virginia Commonwealth University

To be determined 

Seminar 2017-2018

 

Date

Presenter

Title

9/13/2017

12:00 p.m.

Peter Cunningham, PhD, Professor, Health Behavior and Policy, Virginia Commonwealth Univeristy, and Andrew Barnes, PhD, Associate Professor, Health Behavior and Policy, Virginia Commonwealth University

“Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services”

10/11/2017

12:00 p.m.

Danielle Dick, PhD, Professor, Developmental Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University

"Spit for Science: A university-wide effort/opportunity to address substance use and related behavioral health challenges"

11/28/2017

12:00 p.m.

Elizabeth A. Carter, Ph.D., Director, DHP Healthcare Workforce Data Center, Executive Director for the Virginia Board of Health Professions

“Virginia’s DHP Healthcare Workforce Data Center”

12/05/2017

12:00 p.m.

Carrie A. Miller, M.P.H., Doctoral Candidate, Health Behavior and Policy

 

 

 

Steven P. Masiano, M.S., Doctoral Candidate, Health Behavior and Policy

“Communicating Colorectal Cancer Risk to Average Risk Adults: Examining the Impact on Risk Perceptions and Health Behavior Intentions”

"Effect of a community intervention on contraceptive use in Malawi"

2/20/2018

12:00 p.m. 

David Muhlestein, PhD, JD, Chief Research Officer, Leavitt Partners

 

“Evolution of the American Health Care System: Policy, Practice and Value”

 

3/20/2018

12:00 p.m.

Richard Brown, PhD, Associate Professor, Health Behavior and Policy, Virginia Commonwealth University

“Patient interaction research utilizing methods and interventions that span Behavioral and Health Economic outcomes"

4/17/2018

12:00 p.m.

Chunling Lu, PhD, Assistant Professor, Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

 

“Effects of survey design on self-reported out-of-pocket health spending in developing countries”