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

Check back soon for scheduled presentations for the spring '24 semester!

Previously Recorded Sessions

Check out the CHHB YouTube Channel

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

Fall 2023

Kate Rogers, PhD

Doctoral candidate, Kate Rogers, presents her dissertation defense titled "Gender Norms and Attitudes in the Sexual Behavior and Values of Tanzanian Young People and African Immigrant Young Women in the US."

Spring 2023 Lectures

Jacob Bleasdale, PhD

Doctoral candidate Jacob Bleasdale presents his dissertation defense titled "The Role of Food Insecurity in the HIV Care Continuum: A mixed methods approach to a complex public health phenomenon."

Laurene Tumiel Berhalter, PhD

Dr. Laurene Tumiel Berhalter, director of Community Translational Research
 in the Department of Family Medicine at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, presents "Family History and Breast Health: Learning from the past to improve our future."

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."