Previous Seminars (Archive)

Community-Level Prejudice and Mortality among Immigrant Groups
- Seminar by Brittany Morey, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Monday, April 2, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Calit2 Auditorium
Brittany Morey, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Building on theories of structural stigma and health, this study examines whether anti-immigrant prejudice at the community level is prospectively associated with mortality. I analyzed 10 waves of data from the General Social Survey (GSS) that were linked to mortality data via the National Death Index (NDI) for the period between 1993 and 2014 (n=13,242). The 2014 GSS-NDI dataset is a nationally representative sample reporting... read more

Access and delivery of mental healthcare in Santa Barbara - A Clinical Perspective
- Seminar by Dr. Anish Dube, MD, MPH
Monday, March 12, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Calit2 Auditorium
Dr. Anish Dube, MD, MPH

In this presentation I will review some of the demographic characteristics of Santa Barbara before discussing my own clinical experiences working with children and their families at the local County Mental Health clinic and some of the structural challenges I faced in the delivery of mental healthcare. Dr. Anish R. Dube is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at UCI where he also... read more

Housing Experiment to Inform How Housing and Neighborhood Factors Influence Health and Health Equity
- Seminar by Dr. Theresa L. Osypuk, SD
Monday, February 26, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Calit2 Auditorium
Dr. Theresa L. Osypuk, SD

Persistently high racial residential segregation predicts poor health, and the vast racial inequalities in neighborhood environment may play an important role in creating and maintaining racial disparities in health. However there is a dearth of translational social epidemiology evidence to inform policies that may promote health equity. This talk will focus on a social experiment of neighborhood relocation that occurred in the... read more

Healthy Campus Initiative: Making the healthy choice the easy choice
- Seminar by Wendelin Slusser, MD, MS
Monday, February 5, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Calit2 Auditorium
Wendelin Slusser, MD, MS

In January 2013, Chancellor Gene Block launched the UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative (HCI). The UCLA HCI, envisioned and supported by Jane and Terry Semel, prioritizes the health and wellness of students, staff, and faculty. It is a campus-wide effort to draw upon UCLA’s world renowned research and teaching, to find new and innovative ways to promote living well on the UCLA campus, and to share that education and research with... read more

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