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VCBH Lecture Series


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Upcoming Lectures
Date & Time

JoAnn Manson, M.D., DrPH

Chief, Division of Preventive Medicine

Professor of Medicine, Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women's Health

Havard Medical School

"Women and Cardiovascular Disease: The Power of Prevention"


May 11, 2016

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Davis Auditorium

UVM MC Campus

Burlington, VT

Completed 2015-16 Lectures

Robert Schwartz, M.D.

Medical Director/Senior Research Scientist
Friends Research Institute

"Entry and Engagement in Opioid Agonist Treatment"

April 27, 2016 Video

Kai Ling Kong, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Behavioral Medicine

University of New York, Buffalo

"Obesity Prevention: It's Never Too Soon to Start"

March 23, 2016 Video

Dorothy Hatsukami, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of Minnesota

"Changing the Landscape of Nicotine Addiction and Tobacco Harm"

March 16, 2016 Video

Amy Trentham-Dietz, Ph.D.

Professor, Population Health Sciences

Program Leader for Cancer Control, Carbone Cancer Center

University of Wisconsin-Madison 

"Challenges in Evaluating the Impact of Modifiable Behaviors on Breast Cancer Prevention"


February 17, 2016



Rick Rawson, Ph.D.

Retired Co-Director, UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs

Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

"Can Exercise Be Useful in Reducing Drug Use?"


January 20, 2016



Cynthia Rand, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Faculty, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

"Take this Pill Twice a Day Forever: Adherence in the Age of Polypharmacy, Chronic Illness and Multi-morbidity"

December 16, 2015 Video

Rodger Kessler, Ph.D.

University of Vermont

"An Emerging Bold Standard for Conducting Relevant Research in a Changing World"

November 18, 2015 Video

Steven F. Maier, Ph.D.

University of Colorado at Boulder

"Behavioral Control Blunts Reactions to Contemporaneous & Future Adverse Events: Medial Prefrontal Cortex Plasticity & A Corticostriatal Network”

October 9, 2015

Howard Rachlin, Ph.D.

Stony Brook University

"Altruism: A Behavioral Analysis"

September 16, 2015
Video not available.

Alan Blum, M.D.

University of Alabama

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

August 26, 2015 Video

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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