RWJF Health & Society Seminar Series
The RWJF Health & Society Scholars postdoc program at Harvard is anchored by this bi-weekly seminar series and provides a forum for transdisciplinary analysis and discussion of major issues in population health. Faculty members from all four participating institutions (School of Public Health, Kennedy School of Government, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and the Medical School) attend the sessions throughout the year. The seminars consist of presentations by faculty and postdoctoral researchers from both within and outside Harvard, and are known for yielding rich dialogue and debate.
Location: Spring 2013 seminars occur at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, 9 Bow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Attendees: Open to faculty, research scientists, and postdoctoral fellows. Graduate students may attend with permission of one of the co-directors or a core faculty member.
Advanced Readings: Advanced readings are emailed out to the HSS listserv prior to the session.
No need to RSVP, however, if you have questions, please contact Laura Price at firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter/Spring 2013 Schedule
January 31 – “Embodied Histories & Health Inequities: Racism, Class, Mortality, Body Size, & Breast Cancer – An Ecosocial Analysis,” presented by Nancy Krieger, professor of social epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
February 28 – “Biomarkers and the Transformation of Social Science Research: The Case of Cortisol,” presented by Aaron Mauck, lecturer, departments of social studies and the history of science, Harvard University
March 14 – “Using Mixed Methods to Understand the Drivers of Risk Behavior: A Case Study with Homeless Men,” presented by Ryan Brown, associate behavioral and social scientist, Rand Corporation; and professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
April 4 – “Some signals but a lot more noise: making sense of gene-environment interactions across the human genome,” presented by Jason Boardman, associate professor of sociology, University of Colorado at Boulder