Previous Seminars (Archive)

Public Conceptions of Child Vaccination: A Randomized Experiment on Evaluations, Stigma, & Policies
- Seminar by Richard M. Carpiano, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Friday, March 4, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
AIRB 2088
Richard M. Carpiano, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Child undervaccination is a complex public health problem and a contentious social issue. Efforts to increase vaccination coverage require understanding how the public evaluates different reasons for undervaccination, which may influence stigmatizing attitudes and behavior as well as support for various vaccination policies. My presentation will focus on an ongoing project that investigates these issues by examining how different... read more

Is Eating Organic Food Healthier: A New Research Platform Could End This Endless Debate
- Seminar by Alex Lu, Ph.D.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
AIRB 2086
Alex Lu, Ph.D.

In this presentation, I intend to demonstrate results from an explorative study that is designed to elucidate the health benefits of consuming organic foods in children. Much research efforts have been devoted to better understand and characterize children’s dietary exposure to pesticides; however, these studies did not provide insight into how children’s health might benefit from the reduction in dietary pesticide intakes.... read more

Passage To Frontierland: Vaccination Politics, Law, and Ethics after SB277
- Seminar by Ross D. Silverman, JD, MPH
Monday, February 29, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Calit2 Auditorium
Ross D. Silverman, JD, MPH

The Disneyland measles outbreak fostered a nationwide debate over childhood vaccination. The passage of Senate Bill 277, eliminating vaccine-related religious and philosophical exemptions to school and day care entry requirements in California, was the most dramatic regulatory response to an outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease in decades. In this presentation, the following questions will be addressed: What are the ethical,... read more

Community-Engaged Research on Social Policies Contributions to the Health of Latino Communities
- Seminar by Alana M. (Wooley) LeBrón, Ph.D.
Monday, February 29, 2016
3:30PM - 5:00PM
Calit2 Auditorium
Alana M. (Wooley) LeBrón, Ph.D.

Research regarding the contributions of social contexts and policies to health inequities facing Latinos are increasingly salient as several exclusionary social and health care policies have unfolded at national, state, and local levels in recent years. Dr. LeBrón uses multiple methods and community-engaged research strategies to understand and address the contributions of social contexts to health inequities affecting Latinos.... read more

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