Past RWJF Health & Society Seminars

Fall 2014 Seminars

September 11“Meet the Scholars” seminar presenting the 2014-2016 cohort of Harvard Pop Center RWJF Health & Society Scholars including Angie Boyce, Rourke O’Brien, and Colleen Reid. *Note: This event will take place at Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, 9 Bow Street, Cambridge

Spring 2014 Seminars

January 30 – “Cross-National Comparisons of Social Inequalities in Health” presented by Jason Beckfield, PhD, Professor of Sociology, Harvard University.

February 27 – “Spreading the Health: Americans’ Estimated and Ideal Distributions of Health and Healthcare” presented by Michael Norton, PhD, Associate Professor of Business Administration and Marvin Bower Fellow, Harvard Business School

March 13 – “Emotion and Decision Making,” presented by Jennifer Lerner, PhD, Professor of Public Policy and Management, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

March 27 – “How Change Sticks: How Treatment Effects Can Persist After Treatment Has Been Discontinued,” presented by Todd Rogers, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

April 3 – “Bridging the Health Care System and Public Health: Policy Imperative or Mission Impossible?” presented by Susan Dentzer, Senior Health Policy Adviser, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

April 10 – “Behavioral Economics and Health,” presented by Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Health Care Management; Director, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, Leonard Davis Institute, University of Pennsylvania

Fall 2013 Seminars

September 12 – “Meet the RWJF Health & Society Scholars” presented by Courtney Cogburn, PhD, Psychologist and RWJF Health & Society Scholars (cohort 10); Adam Lippert, PhD, Sociologist and RWJF Health & Society Scholars (cohort 11); Selena Ortiz, PhD, Health Policy Researcher RWJF Health & Society Scholars (cohort 11); Christina Roberto, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Epidemiologist and RWJF Health & Society Scholars (cohort 10); and Jessica Williams, PhD, Health Policy Researcher RWJF Health & Society Scholars (cohort 11)

September 26 – “Intro to Population Health – Geoffrey Rose Revisited” presented by Ichiro Kawachi, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health

October 10 – “Thinking ‘Below the Skin': Emerging Biomarkers and Implications for Epidemiology” presented by Dani Fallin, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Mental Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

November 7 – “Distress-Proneness and the Habit of Discontent: Childhood Origins of Cardiovascular Disease” presented by Laura Kubzansky, Professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health

November 21 – “Population Health Policy: Metrics, Incentives and Partnerships” – David Kindig, MD, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Population Health Sciences and Emeritus Vice-Chancellor for Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

December 12 –  “Legal Approaches to Food Policy Reform: Perspectives from the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic” – Emily Broad Leib, JD, Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law; Director of the Food Law and Policy Clinic; and Associate Director of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, Harvard Law School