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All events take place from 4:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m. in 22 BBH Building


September 10, 2018

Talk title: Consequences of exposure to early adversity on the trajectory of brain development

Susan Andersen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Research Interests: environmental factors that alter typical brain development


September 24, 2018

Talk title: Using behavioral pharmacology to improve opioid use disorder treatment

Kelly Dunn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Research Interests: opioid use disorders and treatment strategies


October 8, 2018

Talk title: Circadian Rhythms and Addiction: Interplay between Metabolic and Circadian Pathways in the REgulation of Reward-related Neural Circuitry

Ryan Logan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
The University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Research Interests: circadian rhythms as modulator of mood and addiction


October 29, 2018

Talk title: Early environments and the “eco-logics” of inflammation:  Insights from comparative human biology into the links among ecology, inflammation, and disease

Thomas McDade, Ph.D.
Professor of Anthropology
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Research Interests: life course approaches to stress and the human immune system


November 5, 2018

Talk title: Using mHealth to understand and predict the dynamics of real life psychopathology

Ulrich Ebner-Priemer, Ph.D.
Professor at The Institute for Sports and Sport Science
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology , Germany
Research Interests: self-esteem and borderline personality disorder


December 3, 2018

Talk title: Intertwining Research and Social Justice to Promote Health Equity in Underserved Communities

Bridgette Brawner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Nursing
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA
Research Interests: neighborhood factors that are associated with sexual health


January 28, 2019

Talk title: Substance Co-Use in the Population and in Daily Life: Laying the Groundwork for Mobile Health Intervention

Ashley Linden-Carmichael, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Biobehavioral Health and the Prevention Research Center                                  
Penn State University, University Park, PA
Research Interests: predictors and consequences of substance use in young adults


February 25, 2019

Talk title: Embracing complexity in biomedical informatics

Molly Hall, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Penn State University, University Park, PA
Research Interests: genetic and environmental contributions to human disease


March 11, 2019

Talk title: Rodent models of stress-induced depression: Behavioral and pharmacological perspectives

Sergio Iñiguez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX
Research Interests: developmental neurobiology and mood-related illnesses

April 1, 2019

Talk title: TBD

Penny Kris-Etherton, Ph.D.
Professor of Nutrition
Penn State University, University Park, PA
Research Interests: diet and cardiovascular disease