University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Vermont Center on Behavior and Health



VCBH Lecture Series & Annual Conference


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Upcoming Lectures

Alan Blum, M.D.


University of Alabama


"Blowing Smoke: The Lost Legacy of the Surgeon General's Report"

August 26, 2015 Burlington, VT

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Nancy Bercaw


VCBH 2015 3rd Annual Behavior Change Conference Oct. 1-2, 2015 Burlington, VT

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Marissa Wells


Completed 2015 Lectures

John Ware Jr., PhD


University of Massachusetts


“Standardizing and Integrating Disease-specific and Generic Patient-reported Outcome Measures."

June 24, 2015 Video  

Mary Cushman, MD


University of Vermont


“The Simple 7 Approach to Health”

April 15, 2015 Video  

Xiaozhong Wen, PhD


University of Buffalo


“Developmental Origins of Obesity: Pre-Postnatal Tobacco Exposure as an Example”

March 18, 2015 Video  

Marian Fitzgibbon, PhD


University of Illinois at Chicago


"Obesity Interventions in Underserved Populations: What Works and What Doesn't"

February 18, 2015 Video  

Completed 2014 Lectures




VCBH's 1st Annual Behavior Change Conference September 26-27, 2013 Streamed talks  
Jack Henningfield, Ph.D.

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Pinney Associates

"Tobacco use as an exemplar of what can be accomplished with behavior changes: Challenges ahead"
September 26, 2013

Slides Video

Alan Budney, Ph.D.

Dartmouth College

"Incentives in the treatment of substance use disorders and beyond"
October 14, 2013 Slides Video  
Sarah Heil, Ph.D.

University of Vermont

"Buprenorphine for Treating Opioid-Dependent Pregnant Women: Behavioral Pharmacology in Action"
November 18, 2013 Slides Video  
Matthew Johnson, Ph.D.

Johns Hopkins University

"Delay Discounting: Innovation in Understanding Risk Behavior"
December 16, 2013 Slides Video  
Carl Hart, Ph.D.

Columbia University

"Challenging Assumptions about Drugs"
January 21, 2014 Video  
Leslie John, Ph.D.

Harvard Business School

"Capitalizing on Irrationality"
February 18, 2014 Video  

*Psychiatry Grand Rounds

Tricia Leahey, Ph.D.

The Miriam Hospital & Brown Medical School

"Financial incentives and social networks for obesity treatment"

March 28, 2014 Video  
James MacKillop, Ph.D.

University of Georgia

"Understanding Addictive Behavioral using Behavioral Economics and Neuroeconomics: A Translational Approach"
April 15, 2014 Video  
Gene Heyman, Ph.D.

Boston College

"What drug users have taught us about addiction–and why the lessons are often ignored"
May 20, 2014 Video  
John Jakicic, PhD

University of Pittsburgh

“If Obesity is a Disease, Is Physical Activity an Effective Lifestyle Treatment?”
June 24, 2014 Video  

Jesse Dallery, Ph.D.


University of Florida


"Digital & Behavioral Technology to Promote Health Behavior"

September 17, 2014 Slides Video  

VCBH 2014 2nd Annual Behavior Change Conference

Behavior Change, Health and Health Disparities

October 2-3, 2014 Streamed talks  

Kenneth Silverman, Ph.D.

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

“Incentives & Health: The Application of Operant Conditioning in Health Promotion.”

November 19, 2014 Slides Video  
Isabelle Desjardins, PhD

University of Vermont

"Suicide Risk Assessment in Hospitals: an Expert System Based Triage Tool"
December 17, 2014 Slides Video  

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