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DMH Wednesday Noon Seminar Series 2018-19

The Department of Mental Health Wednesday seminars are open to faculty, staff and students of the Johns Hopkins community.  The seminars are held in the Hampton House Lecture Hall (B14B) at 12:15 PM, unless otherwise stated.

September 5, 2018
Center Overviews: Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse/Center for Mental Health Addiction Policy Research
Elizabeth Letourneau, PhD
; Professor | Elizabeth Stuart, PhD; Professor
Department of Mental Health
View CMHAPR Presentation by Dr. Stuart
View Moore Center Presentation by Dr. Letourneau

September 12, 2018
Center Overviews: Center for Adolescent Health/Urban Health Institute/Center for Prevention of Youth Violence; Urban Health Institute; East Baltimore Community Trauma Response
Tamar Mendelson, PhD; Associate Professor/Philip J. Leaf, PhD; Professor
Department of Mental Health
View Center for Adolescent Health by Dr. Mendelson
View Center for Youth Violence/UHI/East Balto Community Trauma Response by Dr. Leaf

September 19, 2018
Center Overviews: Center for Aging and Health (COAH)/Wendy Klag Center (WKC)

Michelle Carlson, PhD; Associate Professor/Heather Volk, PhD; Associate Professor
Department of Mental Health
View COAH Presentation by Dr. Carlson
View WKC Presentation by Dr. Volk

October 3, 2018
Emerging Communication Research on Substance Use Disorders and Implications for Policy

Alene Kennedy-Hendricks, PhD
Assistant Scientist
Department of Health Policy and Management
Seminar Co-sponsored with Center for Mental Health and Addiction Policy Research (CMHAPR)

October 17, 2018
Integrating Communication Research and Tobacco Regulatory Science – Implications for Policy and Practice
Andy Tan, PhD
Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Seminar Co-sponsored with Center for Mental Health and Addiction Policy Research (CMHAPR)
View Presentation

October 24, 2018
The Effects of Messaging on Social Stigma and Support for Punitive Policies toward Individuals with Prior Drug Convictions: Results from a Randomized Experiment
Sachini Bandara, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Health Policy and Management Bloomberg School of Public Health
Seminar Co-sponsored with Center for Mental Health and Addiction Policy Research (CMHAPR)

October 31, 2018
Suicide Prevention: Restricting Access to Lethal Means
Paul S. Nestadt, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

November 14, 2018  *Time and Location Change*  Seminar runs 12:15 - 1:20 PM and will be held in the Wolfe St. Bldg.; Paige Hall, W2030
LGBTQ and Gender Diverse Approaches to Sexual Health Education
Becca Mui, MsED

Education Manager
Seminar Co-sponsored with Department of Population Family and Reproductive Health

November 28, 2018
Strategies for Job Negotiation in Public Health
Elizabeth J. Letourneau, PhD
| Professor | Department of Mental Health
Elizabeth A. Stuart, PhD | Professor | Department of Mental Health
View Presentation

December 12, 2018
Psychosocial Mechanisms of Dementia Inequalities

Laura Zahodne, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Michigan
Add to Outlook

December 19, 2018
Bandit the Dolphin: Piloting a Virtual Reality Application to promote Executive function and Community Mobility in Aging Adults
Michelle C. Carlson, PhD

Professor, Department of Mental Health

The Johns Hopkins Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center for Minority Research (AD-RCMAR): Opportunities for Students
George W.
Rebok, PhD
Professor, Department of Mental Health
Roland J. Thorpe, Jr., PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Health, Behavior and Society
Add to Outlook

January 23, 2019
Food Insecurity Among Adolescents in Baltimore
Kristin Mmari, PhD

Associate Professor
 Department of Population, Family and
 Reproductive Health
 Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Members of the Center for Adolescent Health Youth Advisory Board:
Joni Holifield
Jerome Waters

View Presentation

January 30, 2019
Partners in School: Improving Continuity of Care Across Home and School for Children with Autism
Gazi F. Azad, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Mental Health
Clinical Psychologist, Center for Autism and Related Disorders; Kennedy Krieger Institute
Add to Outlook

February 6, 2019
COMPASS: A student-centered and teacher coaching intervention that doubles the individualized educational program (IEP) outcomes of children and youth with ASD
Lisa Ruble,
Professor of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology
University Research Professor
Licensed Psychologist
University of Kentucky

View Presentation

February 20, 2019
Health Disparities in Middle and High School Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Extracurricular Activities and School Engagement
Lex Curhan, MPH

Doctoral Student, Department of Mental Health
Add to Outlook

February 27, 2019
Rhythms and Reward:  Do Circadian Factors Contribute to Risk for Adolescent Substance Use?
Brant Hasler, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology and Clinical and Translational Science
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Add to Outlook

March 6, 2019
Marian Tzuang, MSW,
PhD Student; Department of Mental Health
Actigraphic Sleep and Functional Decline in Older Men
Alfonso Alfini, PhD;
Postdoctoral Fellow; Department of Mental Health
Sleep, Acute Exercise, and Salience network Functional Connectivity
Add to Outlook

March 27, 2019

Michael T. Smith, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Division of Behavioral Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
Johns Hopkins Bayview

April 3, 2019
Title TBD
Magdalena Cerda, DrPH

Faculty, Department of Population Health
Director, Center on Opioid Epidemiology and Policy
NYU Langone Health
New York University School of Medicine

April 10, 2019
Title TBD
Takeru Igusa, PhD
Department of Civil Engineering
Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering
Program Lead, Education & Training Program, Johns Hopkins Global Obesity Prevention Center
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

April 24, 2019
Title TBD
Shoshanna Fine, AB, MPH

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Mental Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

May 1, 2019

May 8, 2019