Brown Bag Lectures

The Department of Community and Health Behavior's brown bag lectures present speakers offering a broad range of research ideas and community activities, in service to improve the health of populations, communities, and people.

Upcoming Brown Bag Sessions

Our fall 2021 lecture has concluded. Stay tuned for spring presentation dates!

For questions on our Brown Bag Lectures please contact Department Coordinator, Jennifer Turkovich, at

Previously Recorded Sessions

Fall 2021 Lecture

Rebecca Ashare, PhD

Dr. Ashare, associate professor in the Department of Psychology at UB, presents her current research:
Determinants and outcomes of tobacco and cannabis use in the context of medical comorbidities

Spring 2021 Lecture

Danielle Smith, MPH, PhD

Doctoral candidate, Danielle Smith, presents her dissertation defense titled, Adult Co-Use of Cannabis and Nictone: Multiple perspectives on a complex phenomenon.

Fall 2020 Lectures

Dean S. Seneca, MPH, MCURP

Community Health and Health Behavior adjunct instructor, Dean S. Seneca, presents: Raising Awareness of American Indian/Alaska Native Health Disparities: Addressing social determinants and promoting health equity.

Jessica O'Neill, MPH, PhD

Doctoral candidate, Jessica O'Neill, presents her dissertation defense titled: Financial scarcity, eating self-regulation, and obesity.

Check out our CHHB YouTube Channel

To view other previously recorded student and faculty presentations, visit Community Health and Health Behavior on YouTube.