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10/30/2014
Adolescent Smoking Uptake: Increasing Pleasure or Decreasing Displeasure?
Brown Bag Seminar Series

Janet Audrain-McGovern
Associate Professor of Psychology and Co-Director, Career Development Core Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Nicotine Addiction
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
Janet Audrain-McGovern, PhD is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and a member of the Cancer Center and Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Nicotine Addiction at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on identifying and understanding the biobehavioral determinants of adolescent smoking acquisition to inform youth smoking prevention and smoking cessation interventions. Her work highlights the heterogeneity in adolescent smoking acquisition and the potential contribution of specific genetic factors to this heterogeneity that has led to the identification of protective and risk enhancing gene by environment interactions on adolescent smoking acquisition. She is investigating the biobehavioral predictors of smoking acquisition from adolescence to young adulthood, the protective role of physical activity in adolescent smoking uptake, the use of behavioral economic approaches to explain smoking acquisition and cessation and the co-morbidity between smoking and depression.
11/6/2014
Ethical Challenges in Confronting Disasters: Some Lessons Learned
Brown Bag Seminar Series

Ruth Macklin
Shoshanah Trachtenberg Frackman Faculty Scholar in Biomedical Ethics
Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Yeshiva University
Thursday, November 06, 2014, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
Ruth Macklin, PhD is Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Shoshanah Trachtenberg Frackman Faculty Scholar in Biomedical Ethics. Dr. Macklin is considered one of the founders of the field of bioethics. Her scholarly work includes ethics in research involving human subjects, multinational research including disasters in both high income countries and low middle income countries as well as Katrina in New Orleans, global health, global gender justice, ethics in reproductive health, stem cell research, ethical aspects of research and treatment of HIV/AIDS and human rights. Dr. Macklin is an adviser to the World Health Organization and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). She is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Bioethics and is co-director of an NIH Fogarty International Center training program in research ethics. Dr. Macklin blogs at The Doctor’s Tablet.
11/13/2014
The Underground Gun Market: What (if anything) Can Be Done to Keep Guns Away from Dangerous People?
Brown Bag Seminar Series

Philip J. Cook
ITT/Terry Sanford Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics and Sociology Faculty Affiliate
Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
Philip J. Cook, PhD is ITT/Terry Sanford Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics and Sociology at Duke University. During this year he is a scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation where he will complete a series of articles based on research in four cities (New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Boston) on the sources of guns to gang members. He hypothesizes that a better understanding of the social networks and other underground sources of guns will inform strategic interventions to disrupt supply and reduce gun violence. Dr. Cook is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and has served in a variety of capacities with the National Academy of Sciences including membership on expert panels dealing with alcohol-abuse prevention, violence, underage drinking, school rampage shootings and the deterrent effect of the death penalty. He is author of a number of books on alcohol control policies, gun violence and income inequality as well as a leading scholar in the economics of crime literature. Dr. Cook is also the codirector of the NBER Crime Working Group.
11/20/2014
PCORI’s Approach to Improving Healthcare System’s Research: Portfolio and Funding Opportunities
Brown Bag Seminar Series

Steven Clauser
Program Director, Improving Healthcare Systems Research
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Thursday, November 20, 2014, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
Steven Clauser, PhD, MPA is the Program Director of the Improving Healthcare Systems Research Program at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). He is responsible for developing PCORI’s research program that evaluates comparisons among alternative health system strategies to improve patient outcomes in a broad range of clinical and organizational domains. Dr. Clauser is a health services and outcomes researcher with over 25 years of research management experience. His past research included developing measures of patient reported outcomes, care experiences and clinical effectiveness for use by health care organizations to track, assess, and improve the quality of care for adults with cancer and other chronic diseases. Prior to PCORI, he held positions at NCI as associate director for the Community Oncology Research Program, chief of the Outcomes Research Branch and co-director of the Community Cancer Centers Program, where he developed and managed research for system strategies to improve cancer care delivery including adherence to evidence based practice and models of multidisciplinary treatment planning. He also held several leadership positions at the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services. Program Director, Improving Healthcare Systems Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
12/11/2014
Using Evidence and Regulation to Improve State Health Policy for Primary Care
Brown Bag Seminar Series

Christopher Koller
President
Milbank Memorial Fund
Thursday, December 11, 2014, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
Christopher F. Koller is President of the Milbank Memorial Fund, a national foundation that works to improve the health of populations. Before joining the Fund he was the country’s first health insurance commissioner in the state of Rhode Island, an appointment he held from 2005 to 2013. Under his leadership, the R.I. Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner was nationally recognized for its rate review process and its efforts to use insurance regulation to promote payment reform, primary care revitalization and delivery system transformation. The Office was also one of the lead agencies in implementing the Affordable Care Act in Rhode Island. Previously he was the CEO of the Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island that primarily serves enrollees in R.I.’s managed care program for low and moderate-income families and was the first community health center-affiliated health plan to attain an “Excellent” rating from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Mr. Koller is adjunct professor of community health in the School of Public Health at Brown University.
3/26/2015
** GLOBAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM ** Latino Immigrant Health over the Life Course: Social, Cultural, and Economic Influences
Brown Bag Seminar Series

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
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