Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Spring 2014 Schedule

Unless otherwise specified, all lectures occur at 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. in the J. Ray Ryan Building (the same building as CHIP) in Room 204 on the 2nd floor.

Please contact if you would like to attend; RSVPs are strongly encouraged.

For more information about each lecture, including the speaker’s bio, please click on the title below.

* Live webcast viewers may submit questions to the speaker in real time using the Q&A Forum feature in the Mediasite webcast interface. Please see instructions for using this feature.

DateSpeakerTitle / TopicWebstream Link *Add to Calendar
Jan 30, 2014Judith Auerbach, PhD
“Social Science Perspectives on HIV Treatment as Prevention”
Feb 20, 2014Linda Cameron, PhD
University of California – Merced
“The Self-Regulation of Health and Illness Behavior: Implications for Cancer Control”
Feb 27, 2014Valerie Duffy, PhD
University of Connecticut
“Can we assess health behaviors by simply asking liking/disliking? Evidence from dietary-based studies”
Mar 6, 2014Sarit Golub, PhD
Hunter College
“Rethinking Risk: Psychological Perspectives on Biomedical HIV Prevention”
Mar 27, 2014Rebecca Ferrer, PhD
National Cancer Institute
“Affective Science Perspectives on Cancer Prevention and Control Decision-making”
Apr 3, 2014Lisa Aspinwall, PhD
University of Utah
CHIP Lecture Series on Genomics and Health Behavior
“Genetic Testing and the Proactive Management of Familial Melanoma Risk”
Apr 10, 2014Tim Bickmore, PhD
Northeastern University
“Automated Health Counselors for Underserved Populations”
Apr 17, 2014Suzanne Mitchell, MD, MS
Boston University School of Medicine
“Women in Control: virtual world diabetes self management education for African American women with DM”
Apr 24, 2014John Mangano, MBA
“Pixels, Patients and Prevention—How Patients Use The Internet to Manage Their Health”
May 1, 2014Linda Pescatello, PhD
University of Connecticut
CHIP Lecture Series on Genomics and Health Behavior
LECTURE (12:30-1:30pm): “Why Don’t My Designer Jeans Fit? It’s Because of My Genes!”
WORKSHOP (2:00-3:30pm): “Overcoming the Hurdles to Designing Personalized Approaches to Lifestyle Risk Reduction Strategies” — with panelists Deborah Fein, Brenton Graveley, Marc Lalande, and George WeinstockBoth the lecture and workshop will be held in Storrs with UConn Health Center videoconferencing location. The lecture will also be web streamed (click on “Play” button at right).Click for more information and to RSVP.
May 6, 2014
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Tim Hunter
UConn Digital Media Center
“Unique Collaborations: Digital Media and Health”


To be rescheduled for 2014-2015 academic year:

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the following CHIP Lectures will be postponed from Spring 2014 until the 2014-2015 academic year. The rescheduled dates will be confirmed when we post the semester schedules during summer 2014. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  • Feb 6, 2014: Cara B. Ebbeling, Boston Children’s Hospital. “Dietary Interventions for Obesity: Considering Internal and External Validity in RCTs”
  • March 13, 2014: Gene Brody, Emory University / University of Georgia. “Gene-Environment Interplay, Health, and Some Thoughts about the Future” (Rescheduled to October 9, 2014)
  • April 3, 2014: Perry Halkitis, New York University. “Syndemic Production in a New Generation of Gay, Bisexual, and other Emerging Adult MSM” (Rescheduled to September 11, 2014)