Fall 2013 Seminars

The planned location for all fall 2013 seminars is 022 Biobehavioral Health Building / the Ruth Pike Auditorium, from 4–5 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center seminars will eventually be offered via Adobe Connect. Notice of their availability via this service will be distributed soon. Instructions

Fall 2013 Seminar Flyer (PDF)

September 11

Lorah Dorn, Ph.D., Professor of Nursing, Penn State, "The Impact of Depressive Symptoms and Smoking on Bone Health in Adolescent Girls: Recent Findings and New Directions in Research" [abstract] [presentation]

September 18

Lauren Connell, M.S., and Brea Burger, M.S., MFT, doctoral students, Department of Biobehavioral Health and PAMT Pre-doctoral Fellows, College of Health and Human Development, Penn State, "Profiling Parents and Deconstructing Depression: A Unique Combination of Latent Profile Analysis and Growth Mixture Modeling—Manuscript Development after the 2013 SPR Cup Competition" [abstract]

September 25

David Wyrick, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Public Health Education, and Kelly Rulison, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Public Health Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, "The Evolution of an Online ATOD Intervention: From Conceptual Model to Scalable Intervention with an Eye toward Optimization" [abstract] [presentation]

October 2

Linda Fogarty, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, and Director of Monitoring Evaluation and Research, Jhpiego, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, "Women's Health Research in Low-Resource Settings: Testing the Effectiveness of WHO's Safe Childbirth Checklist" [abstract] [presentation]

October 9

Jesse Boring, Ph.D., Research Associate, Prevention Research Center, Penn State, "Working toward Realizing the Potential of Internet-based Prevention Programs: Results of the Children of Divorce – Coping with Divorce RCT" [abstract] [presentation]

October 16

Melissa Tibbits, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, "From Research to Practice and Practice to Research: Collaborating with Community Partners to Promote Health" [abstract] [presentation]

October 23

Cleve Redmond, Ph.D., Associate Director, Partnerships in Prevention Science Institute, Iowa State University, "The Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10–14: Research to Establish an Evidence Base and Support Dissemination Through the PROSPER Partnership-based Delivery Model" [abstract]

October 30


to a later date**

Mark Greenberg, Ph.D., Edna Bennett Chair in Prevention Research and Professor of Human Development and Psychology, and Alexis Harris, Doctoral student in Human Development and Family Studies and TIES Pre-doctoral Fellow, College of Health and Human Development, Penn State, "CALM for Teachers: Yoga Anyone?" [abstract]

November 13

Joint Session with the Methodology Center

Stephanie Lanza, Ph.D., Sara Vasilenko, Ph.D., and Rebecca Evans-Polce, Ph.D., Methodology Center, College of Health and Human Development, Penn State, "The Future of Regression: Time-Varying Effect Models to Explore Historical and Developmental Shifts in Coefficients" [abstract] [presentation]

November 19

mHealth Challenge with the Colleges of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) and Health and Human Development (HHD)—Reception, 5–6 p.m., Challenge, 6–8 p.m. [bios] [mHealth Challenge Website]

November 20

Patricia G. Greene, Ph.D., Professor of and Paul T. Babson Chair in Entrepreneurship, Babson College, and Co-Founder of the Diana Project, "What Do You Do with Entrepreneurship? Everything!" [abstract] [Entrepreneurship video]

November 27

No Seminar—Fall Break/Thanksgiving

December 11

Child Study Center Presentation, 4:15 p.m., Nittany Lion Inn

Nancy Gonzales, Ph.D., ASU Foundation Professor and DIrector of the ASU Prevention Research Center, Arizona State University, "Promoting School Engagement to Reduce Disparities for Mexican American Youth" [abstract]

December 12


(Note different day [Thursday] and location [Living Center])

Nancy Gonzales, Ph.D., ASU Foundation Professor and Director of the ASU Prevention Research Center, Arizona State University, "The Role of Culture in Prevention Science: Past Progress and Future Challenges" [abstract] [event flyer] [presentation] [resource page]