i-BSHS Schedule

Innovations in Behavioral and Social Health Sciences (i-BSHS) talks are held on Fridays, 12:00-1:00 pm, in the Brown University School of Public Health, 121 South Main St. Providence, RI, Room 245.


Herman A. Taylor (Morehouse School of Medicine) 

Dr. Taylor serves as the director and endowed professor of the Morehouse School of Medicine's Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI).

Dr. Taylor is a nationally-recognized cardiologist leader with broad experience and success in key areas including invasive practice/research. Over the last decade he has focused predominantly on preventive cardiology and leadership of the landmark Jackson Heart Study (JHS) and ancillary observational research projects. Dr. Taylor was appointed in 1999 as the Principal Investigator and Director of the Jackson Heart Study, the largest epidemiological study of African Americans and cardiovascular disease of its kind ever undertaken. Since assuming that role he has held three simultaneous positions with the institutions funded by the NIH to administer the Study: Professor of Medicine and an attending cardiologist (and the inaugural holder of the Aaron Shirley Endowed Chair for the Study of Health Disparities) at University of Mississippi Medical Center; Visiting Professor of Biology in the Division of Natural Sciences at Tougaloo College; and, Clinical Professor of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Jackson State University.


Lisa Marsch (Dartmouth) 
"Transforming Behavioral Healthcare via Science-Based Technology"
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Carl Latkin (Johns Hopkins) 
"Social Network Approaches to HIV Prevention and Care"

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Rochelle Rosen (Brown School of Public Health)
The 2013 RINS Innovations Award winner will present "Text-Messaging for Alcohol Prevention: A Novel Qualitative Method for Intervention Development." 

Stephen B. Thomas (University of Maryland  School of Public Health)
"Toward a 4th Generation of Disparities Research to Achieve Health Equity" 
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Jukka-Pekka Onnela (Harvard School of Public Health)
"Future Directions for Data-Driven Study of Individual and Collective Health"

Judith Arroyo (NIAAA)

"Addressing Health Disparities and Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-funded Workforce"
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Christine Economos (Tufts University)
“Catalyzing Communities to Prevent Obesity: A Systems Approach”     Listen to the Lecture.

Cui Yang (Johns Hopkins, Bloomberg School of Public Health)
"Alcohol Use among Populations at Greater Risk for HIV:  Findings from China and Baltimore, MD"
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Community Engaged Panel
Brown University: Professors Kim Gans, Steve Buka, Bart Laws, Jacob Vandenberg; Amelia Rose, Director, Environmental Justice League of RI; Channavy Chhay, Executive Director, Center for Southeast Asian Studies

Andrea Parker (Northeastern University)
"Health Promotion through Digital Innovation"
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