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

Spring 2023 Upcoming Lectures

Dr. Laurene Tumiel Berhalter.

Thurs., March 2, 2023
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EST

Biomedical Education Building 125

Family History and Breast Health: Learning from the past to improve our future
Laurene Tumiel Berhalter, PhD
Directory of Community Translational Research
Department of Family Medicine
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

A recording of this session will be available on our YouTube channel following Dr. Tumiel Behalter's presentation!

PhD Candidate, Jacob Bleasdale.

Tues., April 11, 2023
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST

Biomedical Education Building 125

The Role of Food Insecurity in the HIV Care Continuum: A mixed methods approach to a complex public health phenomenon
A dissertation defense for PhD candidate, Jacob Bleasdale, MS

This presentation will be live streamed simultaneously via zoom.  Please register for the zoom link!

Previously Recorded Sessions

Fall 2022 Lectures

Carole Rudra, PhD

Dr. Carole Rudra, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, presents her current research: Clinical and cost-related outcomes of palliative care.

Spring 2022 Lectures

Gloria Aidoo-Frimpong, PhD

Doctoral candidate, Gloria Aidoo-Frimpong, presents her dissertation defense titled: Exploring the Acceptability and Potential Use of Oral Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention Among Ghanaian Immigrants in the United States of America.

Amanda Ziegler, PhD

Doctoral candidate, Amanda Ziegler, presents her dissertation defense titled: Adolescent Eating Autonomy: Defining and Measuring a Novel Construct to Assess Adolescents’ Autonomous Eating Behaviors.

Fall 2021 Lectures

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. 

Christina Kasprzak, PhD, MS

Doctoral candidate, Christina Kasprzak, presents her dissertation defense titled: Evaluation of pre-implementation capacity and implementation effectiveness of an evidence-based intervention for mobile produce markets.

Spring 2021 Lecture

Danielle Smith, PhD, MPH

Doctoral candidate, Danielle Smith, presents her dissertation defense titled, Adult Co-Use of Cannabis and Nicotine: 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, PhD, MPH

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

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