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Previous Seminars (Archive)

Addressing Food and Physical Activity Environments for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
- Seminar by Deborah A. Cohen, M.D., M.P.H.
Monday, April 29, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Calit2 Auditorium
Deborah A. Cohen, M.D., M.P.H.

Because the food and physical activity environments constrain lifestyle choices that are critical to health promotion and disease prevention, more research is needed to mitigate the conditions that set people up for chronic diseases. This talk will describe unique methods to measure the use of parks and factors associated with park-based physical activity, as well as methods to measure and intervene on harmful food environments.... read more

Citizenship health inequalities across the US: State-level immigrant policies and health care access
- Seminar by Maria-Elena De Trinidad Young, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Monday, April 15, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Calit2 Auditorium
Maria-Elena De Trinidad Young, Ph.D., M.P.H.

In this talk I present findings from two studies that examine how citizenship status and immigrant policies influence inequities in access to health care. Immigrants who lack citizenship are less likely to have health insurance and access to health care compared to citizens. Citizenship status is a form of inequality that is shaped by the policies that determine immigrants’ rights and opportunities and the social environments in... read more

Using Molecular Epidemiology to Uncover Socio-Political Factors that Shaped the Ukrainian HIV epidemic
- Seminar by Tetyana Vasylyeva
Monday, April 8, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Calit2 Auditorium
Tetyana Vasylyeva

After independence in 1991, Ukraine struggled with political, economic, and social crises, which led to the expansion of drug trafficking and drug use, which subsequently enabled fast HIV spread. Interestingly, the two different HIV-1 subtypes (namely subtypes A and B), which were introduced to the country around the same time, had very dissimilar epidemiological histories due to social and cultural differences between the regions... read more

Using Molecular Epidemiology to Uncover Socio-Political Factors that Shaped the Ukrainian HIV epidemic
- Seminar by Tetyana Vasylyeva, D.Phil.
Monday, April 8, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Calit2 Auditorium
Tetyana Vasylyeva, D.Phil.

After independence in 1991, Ukraine struggled with political, economic, and social crises, which led to the expansion of drug trafficking and drug use, which subsequently enabled fast HIV spread. Interestingly, the two different HIV-1 subtypes (namely subtypes A and B), which were introduced to the country around the same time, had very dissimilar epidemiological histories due to social and cultural differences between the regions... read more

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