The RWJF Health & Society Scholars postdoctoral program at Harvard is anchored by this bi-weekly Thursday seminar series, which provides a forum for transdisciplinary analysis and discussion of major issues in population health. Faculty members from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Medical School, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and the Graduate School of Design attend the sessions throughout the year. The seminars consist of presentations by faculty and researchers from both within and outside Harvard, and are known for yielding rich dialogue and debate.
Fall 2015 Seminars
All seminars will be held in Kresge 708 unless otherwise noted.
October 22 – Gender Expression, Stigma, and Public Health: Research Insights Into the Burden on Child Health, S. Bryn Austin, ScD, Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
November 5 – Affect Contagion: Physiological Covariation Among Strangers and Close Others, Wendy Berry Mendes, PhD, Sarlo Ekman Endowed Chair in the Study of Human Emotion and Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco
November 19 – Fetal Origins of the Aging of Memory Circuitry, Emily Goard Jacobs, PhD, Instructor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Research Associate Psychologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Former Health & Society Scholar, Cohort 8)
December 10 – The Effects of Early Psychosocial Deprivation on Brain-behavioral Development, Charles Nelson, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital and Director of Research, Developmental Medicine Center, Boston Children’s Hospital
For information on past seminars, click here.