Program Seminar Schedule

Structured seminars offer scholars an overview of the determinants of health, in-depth exposures to relevant research, and sustained experiences in an interdisciplinary research environment. Scholars will have some shared core course experience, coupled with an individualized curriculum oriented around the scholar's specific educational background and professional goals. Two seminars and one ten-week course on the "Responsible Conduct of Research" constitute the core aspects of our curricular plan.

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If interested in attending, please contact hss@chc.ucsf.edu .

September 2006 Schedule
October 2006 Schedule
November 2006 Schedule
December 2006 Schedule

September 2006 Schedule


SEPTEMBER 14

Place and Health: conceptualizing and measurement of neighborhood environment
Irene Yen, PhD, MPH

Division of General Internal Medicine, UCSF

View a PDF version of Irene Yen's presentation article


Location: UC San Francisco, Laurel Heights campus

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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SEPTEMBER 21
Eliminating Health Disparities: How Serious Are We?
Tony Iton, MD, JD, MPH

Alameda County, California Health Officer

Eight Americas: Investigating Mortality Disparities across Races, Counties, and Race-Counties in the United States

View a PDF version of Tony Iton's above presentation reading article

Relation between income inequality and mortality in Canada and in the United States: cross sectional assessment using census data and vital statistics

View a PDF version of Tony Iton's above presentation reading article

Tackling the Root Causes of Health Disparities Through Community Capacity Building

View a PDF version of Tony Iton's above presentation reading article



Location: UC San Francisco, Laurel Heights Campus

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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SEPTEMBER 28
Sleep Disturbances in Midlife Women: Are There Ethnic Or Class Differences, Or Is It All Just Hormonal?
Kathryn A. Lee, RN, PhD, FAAN
Professor and Livingston Chair

Department of Family Health Care Nursing, UCSF

View a PDF version of Kathryn A. Lee's above presentation reading article

Causes and consequences of temporal variation in the human secondary sex ratio

Ray Catalano, PhD
Co-Director, UCSF-UCB RWJF Health & Society Scholars Program



Location: UC San Francisco, Laurel Heights Campus

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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October 2006 Schedule


OCTOBER 5

Psychobiology writ large: Acquiring complex biological information at the population level

Lia Fernald, PhD


Assistant Professor, Public Health Nutrition, UC Berkeley

Location: UC Berkeley, University Hall

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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OCTOBER 12

Discussing work-in-progress
Wizdom Powell Hammond, PhD (Cohort 3)

Ryan A. Brown, PhD (Cohort 4)

The Masculine Role as a Moderator of Stress-Distress Relationships

View a PDF version of Wizdom Powell's above presentation reading article

Racism as a Stressor for African Americans; A biopsychosocial model

View a PDF version of Wizdom Powell's above presentation reading article

Masculinity Ideology and Forgiveness of Racial Discrimination among African American Men: Direct and interactive relationships

View a PDF version of Wizdom Powell's above presentation reading article

 

Location: UC Berkeley, University Hall

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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OCTOBER 19
Discussing work-in-progress
June Tester, MD (Cohort 3)
Candyce Kroenke, ScD (Cohort 3)

Location: UC Berkeley, University Hall

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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OCTOBER 26
Imaging the Aging Brain
William Jagust, MD

Professor of Public Health and Neuroscience, UC Berkeley

Positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis and prediction of dementia

View a PDF version of William Jagust's above presentation reading article

Location: UC Berkeley, University Hall

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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November 2006 Schedule


NOVEMBER 2

The Role of Cardiovascular Epidemiology in Addressing Health Disparities
Marilyn Winkleby, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford University

Influence of Individual and Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status on Mortality among Black, Mexican-American, and White Women and Men in the U.S.

View a PDF version of Marilyn Winkleby's above presentation reading article

The Stanford Medical Youth Science Program: An 18-Year Evaluation of a Biomedical Pipeline Program for Low-Income High School Students

View a PDF version of Marilyn Winkleby's above presentation reading article

Location: UC San Francisco, Laurel Heights Campus

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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NOVEMBER 9

Social Capital and Health: Economists Finally Get It
Richard Scheffler, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Health Economics &

Public Policy, UC Berkeley

Director, Nicholas C. Petris Center for Healthcare Markets &

Consumer Welfare

New insights into pancreatic cancer risks in a population-based case-control study
in the San Francisco Bay Area
Elizabeth Holly, PhD, MPH

Professor and Division Head

Epidemiology & Biostatistics, UCSF

Location: UC San Francisco, Laurel Heights Campus

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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NOVEMBER 16

The health impact of sleep loss and sleep disorders
Orfeu Buxton, PhD

Instructor in Medicine, Harvard University

Location: UC San Francisco, Laurel Heights Campus

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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NOVEMBER 30

Cognitive manifestations of social disparity: stress reactivity and decision-making in adolescence
Sara Johnson, PhD (Cohort 3)


Income and Health: Moving from Association to Causation
David Rehkopf, ScD (Cohort 4)

Location: UC San Francisco, Laurel Heights Campus

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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December 2006 Schedule


DECEMBER 7

Racial and ethnic disparities in use of psychiatric emergency services

Lonnie Snowden, PhD, MA
Professor, School of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley


Unemployment and Coerced Treatment: A Test of the Intolerance Hypothesis*

View a Word document version of Lonnie Snowden's above presentation reading article

Running head: AFRICAN AMERICANS and EMERGENCY MENTAL HEATLH CARE

View a Word document version of Lonnie Snowden's above presentation reading article

Ethnic Minority Children's Use of Psychiatric Emergency Care In California's Public Mental Health System

View a Word document version of Lonnie Snowden's above presentation reading article

Location: UC Berkeley, University Hall

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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