Seminar Series

SOCIAL DYNAMICS and COMMUNITY HEALTH SPEAKER SERIES

The Social Dynamics and Community Health Speaker Series is held once per month, usually from noon–1:30 p.m. in A521 Public Health. See below for details.

Upcoming BCHS Seminars

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Previous BCHS Seminars

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Tue 4/2/2019 12:00PM - 1:30PM
BCHS Seminar Series
Chronic Pain in People Living with HIV: State of the Science BCHS Seminar Series
Chronic Pain in People Living with HIV: State of the Science
Tue 4/2/2019 12:00PM - 1:30PM
A521 Public Health


A521 Public Health
Mon 2/11/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
BCHS Seminar Series
Depression’s Got a Hold of Me: Generational trends in teen substance use & mental health- K. Keyes BCHS Seminar Series
Depression’s Got a Hold of Me: Generational trends in teen substance use & mental health- K. Keyes
Mon 2/11/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

Social Dynamics and Community Health Speaker Series participants are invited to join the Public Health Dynamics Laboratory for a talk entitled “Depression’s Got a Hold of Me:  Generational Trends in Substance Use and Mental Health Among U.S. Adolescents” by Katherine Keyes, associate professor of epidemiology at Columbia University. Keyes will provide a cross-generational and sociological framework to understand the connection between substance use and mental health among adolescents across birth cohorts from the last 40 years, with a particular focus on gender.


1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
Thu 11/29/2018 12:00PM - 1:30PM
BCHS Seminar Series
Online Hyper-local Communities: Designing for Sustainability and Inclusion BCHS Seminar Series
Online Hyper-local Communities: Designing for Sustainability and Inclusion
Thu 11/29/2018 12:00PM - 1:30PM
A521 Public Health

Dr. Farzan earned her Ph.D. in Intelligent Systems Program at the University of Pittsburgh. In her research, she seeks to understand, design, and implement socio-technical systems that empower individuals and groups to contribute to knowledge production and community building. Various information systems have emerged to facilitate citizen participation in communities. In this talk, Dr. Farzan will introduce a framework to identify and analyze factors that influence the sustainability of “hyper-local” information systems, present studies of the framework through one exemplary hyper-local system, and demonstrate the potential of system design to bridge digital inequalities, especially across gender and race. She will also present recent participatory action research to engage youth from underserved communities in building community technologies.

A521 Public Health
Mon 10/8/2018 1:00PM - 2:00PM
BCHS Seminar Series
Using Systems Science Approaches to Reduce Health Inequities for Sexual and Gender Minority Youth BCHS Seminar Series
Using Systems Science Approaches to Reduce Health Inequities for Sexual and Gender Minority Youth
Mon 10/8/2018 1:00PM - 2:00PM
6140 Public Health, Henkel Seminar Room

Robert Coulter, PhD, MPH, is a Post-doctoral Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh.  As a public health researcher, Dr. Coulter's mission is to reduce substance use and violence inequities for sexual and gender minority youth (SGMY; i.e., adolescents who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender [LGBT]). To accomplish this mission, he conduct three lines of inquiry: epidemiologic, intervention, and systems science research. Dr. Coulter's research agenda integrates these three approaches to (1) improve our understanding of the complex social mechanisms producing SGMY health inequities and (2) increase our knowledge about the impact of interventions on violence and substance use inequities for SGMY.


6140 Public Health, Henkel Seminar Room
Thu 10/4/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
BCHS Seminar Series
"You Have to Want It": Mental Models of Addiction Recovery & Implications for Intervention BCHS Seminar Series
"You Have to Want It": Mental Models of Addiction Recovery & Implications for Intervention
Thu 10/4/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
6140 Public Health, Henkel Seminar Room

Ms. Erin Stringfellow is a PhD candidate at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. She specializes in applying qualitative and systems science methods to improving outcomes for people living with addictions. Her goal is to engage communities to develop sustainable interventions and policies that support recovery from addiction. 

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Contact

For information on seminars and events in the department, contact

Sue Cotter
suecot@pitt.edu
412-624-9594