Previous Seminars (Archive)

Food Insecurity in Orange County
- Seminar by Christina S. Hall
Monday, May 22, 2017
CalIT2, Auditorium
Christina S. Hall

Many of Orange County's youngest residents aren't sure where their next meal will come from. Almost half of all OC's children receive free or reduced price lunches at school, and for many, that will be the healthiest meal of the day. Food insecurity is a condition of not having enough food to eat but also not having access to a sufficient variety of foods for adequate nourishment. Food insecurity impacts over 13% of adults and 24%... read more

Health Disparities Research and Practice in a Changing Political Context: Hosted by Health and Justice Advocates at UCI
- Seminar by Dr. Annie Ro
Monday, May 15, 2017
12 – 12:50 pm
Dr. Annie Ro

The results of the 2016 US presidential election have presented many changes and challenges for health disparities researchers, practitioners and scholars. The current administration has proposed sweeping changes in many policy areas, including immigration, criminal justice, environmental regulation, federal taxes, and healthcare. Moreover, the results of the election suggest deep social divisions, and certain racial, ethnic, and... read more

Drivers' attitudes about bicyclists: roadway norms, implicit bias, and implications for safety
- Seminar by Tara Goddard
Monday, May 8, 2017
CalIT2, Auditorium
Tara Goddard

Although traffic deaths in the United States have declined since the 1970s, car crashes remain a leading cause of death. Vulnerable road users (VRUs) like bicyclists and pedestrians continue to be injured or killed at rates that outpace their mode share or miles traveled. In the United States, bicyclists are twelve times more likely to be killed in a traffic crash than car occupants. Existing research into crash causation has... read more

Persistence of the White Plague (Tuberculosis): An Infectious Disease Perspective of Public Health
- Seminar by Michael Carson
Monday, May 1, 2017
CalIT2, Auditorium
Michael Carson

The White Plague (Tuberculosis) is as old as the human race, and still persists today. To understand infectious disease scientific and public health advances over the centuries is to understand the path of tuberculosis (TB) discovery, treatment and cure. This presentation will focus on early TB history, TB public health implications, strategies to combat TB before modern science, identification of the TB causative agent, TB... read more

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