BBH Colloquium 2017 Schedule

All events take place from 3:30 p.m - 4:30 p.m. in 22 BBH Building

January 8, 2018

Nina Jablonski, Ph.D.
Evan Pugh University Professor of Anthropology
Penn State University, University Park PA
Research Interests: Human skin and pigmentation; primate evolution; hominid bipedalism

Talk title: How Skin Color Affects Health

January 22, 2018*

Martha Wadsworth, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Penn State University, University Park PA
Research Interests: The role of stress and coping processes in developmental psychopathology

Talk title: Rethinking Maladaptive Couping in Children Facing Adversity

February 12, 2018

Scherezade Mama, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Penn State University, University Park PA
Research Interests: Physical activity; health promotion; health disparities

Talk title: Human Behavior and Physical Activity-Related Disparities

March 12, 2018

Benjamin Levi, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Humanities
Penn State University College of Medicine, Hershey PA
Research Interests: Conceptual and applied aspects of respecting patient autonomy, medical decision making, and “reasonable suspicion”

Talk title: iLookOut for Child Abuse: Harnessing the Power of Mobile Technology and Gamified Learning to Protect Young Children

March 26, 2018*

Sara Jaffee, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA
Research Interests: Development of antisocial behavior; gene-environment interplay

Talk title: Development of Anti-Social Behavior: Gene-Environment Interplay

April 2, 2018*

Stacey Scott, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Social and Health Psychology
Stoney Brook University, Stony Brook NY
Research Interests: Stress, emotions, health, lifespan development, longitudinal and intensive measurement designs and analysis

Talk title: Adult Development and Aging in Context

April 23, 2018 (Founder’s Day)

Andrew Miller, M.D.
Director, Division of Adult Outpatient Psychiatry, Psychiatric Oncology, and Behavioral Immunology Program
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Research Interests: Depression, stress, and inflammation

Talk title: Immune System Targets in the Brain in Depression: Impact on Neurotransmitters and Neurocircuits

*Indicates dates of department-sponsored lunch with the speaker at 12 p.m. for graduate students only.