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.

January 2008 Schedule
February 2008 Schedule
March 2008 Schedule
April 2008 Schedule

January 2008 Schedule


JANUARY 24

From society to genes: epigenetics as the missing link
Darlene Francis, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Public Health, UC Berkeley

Location: UC Berkeley, University Hall

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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JANUARY 31
Social aspects of health in Jews and Arabs in Israel

Orna Baron-Epel


Senior Lecturer

Head of Health Promotion Program

School of Public Health

Haifa University, Israel

Location: UC Berkeley, University Hall

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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February 2008 Schedule


FEBRUARY 7

Subjective SES: What is it and does it matter?

Nancy Adler, PhD
Professor, Psychiatry Department

Director, Center for Health and Community, UCSF


Location: UC San Francisco, Laurel Heights campus

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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FEBRUARY 14

From molecule to mind: stress, the brain-body connection and the social environment

Bruce McEwen, PhD
Professor, Rockefeller University

Head, Harold & Margaret Milliken Hatch

Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology

Location: UC San Francisco, Laurel Heights campus

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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FEBRUARY 21
Parental Mapping of Danger: an investigation into the physical activity of children

William Satariano, PhD
Professor, Epidemiology

School of Public Health

UC Berkeley

Location: UC San Francisco, Laurel Heights campus

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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FEBRUARY 28
Aging Young: the weathering of Black Americans

Arline Geronimus, ScD
Professor, Health Behavior & Health Education

Senior Research Scientist, Population Studies Center, School of Public Health

University of Michigan

Location: UC San Francisco, Laurel Heights campus

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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March 2008 Schedule


MARCH 6

TOPIC: Race as a basis for understanding diseases and treatments

Jay Kaufman, PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Location: UC Berkeley, University Hall

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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MARCH 13


TOPIC:

The scientist in the crib: how children learn

Alison Gopnik, D.Phil
Professor, Psychology Department

Director, Cognitive Development Lab, UC Berkeley

Location: UC Berkeley, University Hall

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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April 2008 Schedule


APRIL 3


Scholar Session

TOPICS:

Needham:Gender differences in mental and physical health: are they related?
Nobles: The Social Context of Disaster Aftermath: Evidence from Indonesia



Belinda Needham, PhD

Jenna Nobles, PhD

Location: UC San Francisco, Laurel Heights campus

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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APRIL 10

Scholar Session

TOPICS:

LeWinn: Does socioeconomic status modify the effect of genetic susceptibility on neurobiological correlates of emotion regulation? A pilot project

Rehkopf: Estimating the effects of fundamental causes on health: an example examining income and adolescent obesity


David Rehkopf, ScD

Kaja LeWinn, ScD

Location: UC San Francisco, Laurel Heights campus

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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APRIL 17
Scholar Session


TOPICS:

Brown: Next steps: portable psychophysiology, social context, and pathways to disease

Chae:
Do dimensions of racial/ethnic identity moderate the influence of racial discrimination on cardiovascular health among African American men?


Ryan Brown, PhD

David Chae, ScD

Location: UC San Francisco, Laurel Heights campus

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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APRIL 24
TOPIC:

Inside the black box of school-based interventions: Initial steps in assessing participatory research processes with urban teens
Emily Ozer, PhD
Assistant Professor, Community Health & Human Development

School of Public Health, UC Berkeley

View a PDF version of Emily Ozer's above presentation reading article

Location: UC San Francisco, Laurel Heights campus

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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