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Previous Seminars (Archive)

Ethnic and Sex Health Disparities: A Social Psychophysiology Perspective
- Seminar by DeWayne P. Williams, Ph.D.
Monday, January 27, 2020
Calit2 Auditorium
DeWayne P. Williams, Ph.D.

Ethnic health disparities exist such that African Americans (AAs) are at an elevated risk for cardiovascular and other diseases in comparison to European Americans. Disparities in health also exist between sexes, as women typically report greater psychopathology (e.g., anxiety and depression) compared to men. Converging evidence suggests that lower resting heart rate variability (HRV) is associated with poorer mental and physical... read more

Extended Duration of Untreated Psychosis and Cognition among an Untreated Cohort of Individuals with Psychosis in China: Expanding Global Mental Health to China
- Seminar by Lawrence Yang
Monday, November 18, 2019
12pm - 1pm
Calit2 Auditorium
Lawrence Yang

Studies to date indicate that cognitive problems in individuals with psychosis increase up until the end of the first psychotic episode and subsequently remain relatively stable after onset of psychotic illness. In a novel test of this topic, we examined in a remote, rural region of China (Ningxia Province) the association between duration of untreated psychosis and cognitive function over a much longer time span than previously... read more

Improving the impact of occupational and environmental epidemiology on decision-making
- Seminar by David B. Richardson, PhD
Friday, November 1, 2019
3:30 pm to 4:45 pm
University Research Park, 100 Theory Drive, Room 158, Irvine, CA 92617 (Parking is free)
David B. Richardson, PhD

Occupational and environmental causes of mortality have been studied for centuries, often using classical tabular methods of analysis involving counts of people or person-time. These methods are well-suited to etiological research. However, occupational and environmental epidemiology, like many substantive areas in epidemiology, is changing as a result of increasing access to large administrative databases, high-dimensional... read more

The future of healthcare: One for all or all for one?
- Seminar by Dr. Harriet Teare
Monday, October 7, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Calit2 Auditorium
Dr. Harriet Teare

The engaged patient is ‘the blockbuster drug of the century’ (L. Kish, HL7 Standards, 2012). A reorganisation of healthcare is taking place, with individuals repositioned as partners in their health journey. Patients are being encouraged to monitor their condition; to oversee how their data are being used; to interact directly with their medical record; to be more engaged and share responsibility for the decisions that will... read more

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