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SPH Fall 2014 Research Symposium

UC, Berkeley School of Public Health Fall 2014 Research Symposium

A Second Chance in the Second Decade: Adolescence as a Key Developmental Window to Transform Population Health

December 8th, 2014: Noon to 5pm
David Brower Center: Tamalpais room, 2nd floor

Come join us for lunch, comments from Dean Stefano Bertozzi, presentations by SPH faculty and guests, and wine and cheese/discussions to follow!


Registration, Lunch and Welcome from Dean Bertozzi

Session 1 - 12:30PM  I4Y: Innovations for Youth Locally and Globally

Colette (Coco) Auerswald, MD, MS.
Associate Professor, UC, Berkeley SPH and Co-Director, I4Y
"Adolescent Reproductive Health: Decreasing risk and optimizing prospects"
Ndola Prata, MD, MSc
Associate Professor, UC, Berkeley SPH
Director, Bixby Center for Population, Health and Sustainability, and Co-Director, I4Y

Session 2 - 1:15PM Community-Based Participatory Research Approaches for the Promotion of Adolescent Health

 "Integrating the 'Insider Expertise' of Adolescents in Innovative School-Based Interventions"
Emily Ozer, PhD
Professor, UC, Berkeley School of Public Health and Co-Director, I4Y
"Reducing teen girls' exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals in make-up: the HERMOSA Study"
Kim Harley, PhD
Associate Professor, UC, Berkeley School of Public Health
Marguerita Lightfoot, PHD
Professor, UCSF School of Medicine and Director, UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies

Session 3 - 2:15PM Community-based structural interventions for youth health and wellbeing

 "Transforming adolescents’ food choices"
Kris Madsen, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, UC, Berkeley SPH
"Community violence and reproductive health among Latino youth: Connections and Prevention Directions"
Ali Minnis, PhD, MPH
Senior Research Epidemiologist, RTI International and Assistant Professor, UC, Berkeley SPH

Session 4 - 3PM Adolescent Developmental Science Informing Public Health Tools

 "Brains, Buddies, and Behavior: Implications for Adolescent Sexual Decision-Making"
Ahna Suleiman, DrPHLecturer and Postdoctoral Fellow
UC, Berkeley School of Public Health
"The Developmental Science of Adolescence: Motivational Learning as a Window of Opportunity for Population Health"
Ron Dahl, MD, Professor, UC, Berkeley School of Public Health, and Director, Institute of Human Development
Discussant: Pending

David Brower Center Gallery

If you have any questions about the SPH Research Symposium, contact:

Eileen Pearl,
Director, External Relations Programs and Annual Giving
School of Public Health
Phone 510-643-6382