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.


Lisa Marsch (Dartmouth) 
"Transforming Behavioral Healthcare via Science-Based Technology"
Dr. Marsch is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Dartmouth College and Director of the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health at the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center. The Center for Technology and Behavioral Health is an interdisciplinary research and development group focused on the systematic application of cutting-edge technologies to the delivery of behavior change interventions for individuals with substance use disorders and other behavioral health issues.

Dr. Marsch has led a line of research focused on the development and evaluation of state of the art, technology-based (computer-, mobile-, and Internet-delivered) interventions targeting substance abuse treatment among a wide array of youth and adult populations, HIV prevention among substance-using youth and adults, and substance abuse and other risk behavior prevention among children and adolescents. These technology-based therapeutic tools reflect an integration of science-based behavioral interventions with evidence-based informational technologies. This research has provided novel empirical information regarding the role that technology may play in improving the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders and related behavioral health issues in a manner that is cost-effective, ensures fidelity and enables the rapid diffusion and widespread adoption of science-based interventions.


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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