“Engaging in community-based participatory policy work to address obesity in tribal communities: The THRIVE study”

Start: Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 1:31 pm

End: Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 1:31 pm

Policy and environmental strategies to improve access to healthy foods are increasingly recommended to address obesity.  Such strategies are critical in Native American communities where more than half of Native youth are overweight and obesity rates among both Native youth and adults continue to rise.


Advancing Health Equity For Native American Youth

Start: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 8:30 am

End: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 5:00 pm

This one-day public workshop will explore the challenges and oprutunities facing Native American youth today, and how these effect health outcomes.


Hispanic Student Success in Higher Education: Implications for Earnings, Health, and Other Socioeconomic Outcomes

Start: Friday, April 25, 2014 - 2:30 pm

End: Friday, April 25, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Dr. Mora will discuss how demographic changes and the growing Hispanic population mean that Hispanic student success in higher education has become an increasingly important national issue. In addition to providing a demographic overview that also considers heterogeneity among the Hispanic population, Dr. Mora will discuss preliminary results from an ongoing study (co-authored with Dr.


Weathering Social Climate Change and Austerity Urbanism

Start: Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 12:00 pm

End: Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Dr. Geronimus will discuss how the decades old high priority national public health objective of eliminating racial/ethnic health inequality remains seemingly impervious to efforts and intentions. Disciplinary compartmentalization and lack of clarity or consensus on central constructs – most prominently including race/ethnicity, itself -- importantly contribute to this dilemma. Models emphasizing the dynamic, relational, and contingent nature of race or ethnicity have been theorized, yet few empirical studies of health inequality draw on this theoretical base.

Calendar Calendar

Has Obamacare Already Changed American Healthcare?

Start: Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 12:30 pm

End: Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 2:00 pm

The fiery political fight in Washington to repeal health care reform continues, splitting the political parties and elevating uncertainty about the future of medical care. The reality, however, is that American healthcare is well along an irreversible path of reform - enrolling millions, reshaping insurance markets, and reducing medical expenditures. The steady progress of health reform raises new questions and debates about who is covered, how generously, and at what cost to taxpayers. The real action along the reform path is taking place at the level of individual states.


Facing Race: Dallas, TX November 13-15

Start: Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 12:00 am

End: Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 12:00 am

Professor Nancy Lopez is recruiting people to attend the Facing Race conference in November.



Lecture Series

“Engaging in community-based participatory policy work to address obesity in tribal communities: The THRIVE study”
Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 1:31 pm
Location: HSC Domenici Room 2112

Spring 2013 Lecture Series: March 28, 2013: Dr. Peter Conrad

Start: Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 12:00 pm

End: Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Peter Conrad, Ph.D. is a Harry Coplan Professor of Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology at Brandeis University. This lecture will consider the origins and consequences of the increased medicalization of society using specific examples.  It will examine how medicalization manifests itself in many quarters and where there is both support of and resistance to medicalized diagnoses and treatments.  The lecture will also present emerging areas of medicalization and speculate on the future of medicalized responses to human conditions.


Spring 2013 Lecture Series: March 7, 2013: Dr. Hortensia De Los Angeles Amaro

Start: Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 12:00 pm

End: Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Dr.Amaro is the Associate Vice Provost for Community Research Initiatives and Dean’s Professor, School of Social Work and Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California. This lecture "Integrating Trauma and Mental Health Treatment into Addiction Treatment: Findings from the Boston Consortium Model" will provide participants with the the opportunity to discuss the links between addiction, trauma and mental health problems.