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 2007 Schedule
October 2007 Schedule
November 2007 Schedule
December 2007 Schedule

September 2007 Schedule


SEPTEMBER 13

Designing social determinants into studies of gene-environment interactions: the Kaiser Permanente Research Program in Genes, Environment, and Health


Robert Hiatt, MD, PhD


Director of Population Science and

Deputy Director, UCSF

Comprehensive Cancer Center

Location: UC Berkeley, University Hall

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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SEPTEMBER 20
SCHOLAR SESSION

Jenna Nobles, PhD

David Rehkopf, ScD



Nobles: Current research on child health

Rehkopf:
Impacts of the Earned Income Tax Credit: Understanding the

connection of income and health


Location: UC Berkeley, University Hall

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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SEPTEMBER 27
Discussion of New York Times article


ARTICLE: "Do We Really Know What Makes Us Healthy?

By GARY TAUBES
Much of what we’re told about diet, lifestyle and disease is based on epidemiologic studies. What if it is just bad science?

Read article

Location: UC Berkeley, University Hall

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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October 2007 Schedule


OCTOBER 4


Presentation: Disparities Research at Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente

Joe V. Selby, MD, MPH

Director, Division of Research

Kaiser Permanente

Location: UC San Francisco, Laurel Heights campus

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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OCTOBER 11

SCHOLAR SESSION

Ryan A. Brown, PhD

Belinda Needham, PhD



Brown: Evolutionary and cultural perspectives on risk-taking: the role of affect and social relationships

Needham: Toward a biopsychosocial explanation of gender differences in physical health


Location: UC San Francisco, Laurel Heights campus

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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OCTOBER 18
SCHOLAR SESSION

David H. Chae, ScD

Kaja LeWinn, ScD



Chae: Social Determinants of racial/ethnic disparities in health

LeWinn: Interdisciplinary approaches to the study of cognitive development over the life course


Location: UC San Francisco, Laurel Heights campus

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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OCTOBER 25
Trying to Think Big: Behind the scenes in an academic's effort to restructure U.S. healthcare


Harold S. Luft, PhD
Director, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, UCSF


Location: UC San Francisco, Laurel Heights campus

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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November 2007 Schedule


NOVEMBER 1
Influence of the built environment on obesogenic trajectories in children

Michael Jerrett, PhD
Associate Professor, UC Berkeley

School of Public Health


Location: UC Berkeley, University Hall

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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NOVEMBER 8
Adolescent depression and risk factors for adult morbidity: An examination of gender differences

Belinda Needham, PhD
4th Cohort HSS Scholar



Location: UC Berkeley, University Hall

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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NOVEMBER 15
Social health disparities among managed care patients with diabetes: The Diabetes Study of Northern California (DISTANCE) Study

Andrew J. Karter, PhD
Division of Research

Kaiser Permanente


View a PDF version of Andrew J. Karter's above presentation reading article


View a PDF version of Andrew J. Karter's additional reading article


Location: UC Berkeley, University Hall

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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NOVEMBER 29
Making the Land Use/Public Health Connection: Adventures in engaging the healthcare sector

Loel Solomon, PhD
Director, Community Health Initiatives and Evaluation

Kaiser Permanente



Location: UC Berkeley, University Hall

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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December 2007 Schedule


DECEMBER 6

Developing a national commission on health inequalities in the U.S.

Paula Braveman, MD, MPH

Professor of Family and Community Medicine

Director, Center on Social Disparities in Health, UCSF

Location: UC San Francisco, Laurel Heights campus

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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