A student discusses his research poster display at Zeigler Forum

2023 Zeigler Research Forum - Wednesday, May 10 from 8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. in the UVM Davis Center

Featuring the Keynote "Letting the Gini out of the Bottle – How Income Inequality Harms Population Health"

  • Ichiro Kawachi, MB.Ch.B., Ph.D. John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Professor of Social Epidemiology Social & Behavioral Sciences Department Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, USA


    Ichiro Kawachi, MB.Ch.B., Ph.D. John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Professor of Social Epidemiology, Social & Behavioral Sciences Department, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston

    Ichiro Kawachi received his medical degree and Ph.D. (in epidemiology) from the University of Otago, New Zealand. He has taught at the Harvard School of Public Health since 1992. His research focuses on the social determinants of health and health equity. Kawachi is the co-editor (with Lisa Berkman) of the textbook Social Epidemiology, published by Oxford University Press in 2000 (new & revised edition with Maria Glymour and Lisa Berkman published in 2014). His other books include Behavioral Economics and Public Health (with Christina Roberto, Oxford University Press, 2015) and Neighborhoods and Health (2nd edition, Oxford University Press, with Dustin Duncan 2018). The Social Epidemiology of the COVID-19 Pandemic is forthcoming in 2023 (Oxford University Press, with Dustin Duncan and Stephen Morse). Kawachi is an editor of the American Journal of Epidemiology and served for 10 years as Editor-in-Chief of Social Science & Medicine. He is an elected member of the US National Academy of Medicine, and an elected Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand. He received an honorary Doctor of Science from the Australian National University in 2019.


  • 8 - 8:45 a.m. - Breakfast and Poster Setup
  • 8:45 - 9:45 a.m. - Opening Remarks and Keynote
  • 9:45 - 11 a.m. - Poster Session
  • 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Departmental Mini Talks
  • 12 - 12:15 p.m. - Closing Remarks

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Departmental Mini Talks: Speakers and Titles


  • Bikki Tran Smith, Ph.D., M.A., Assistant Professor: "Picturing access: The experiences of Afghan refugees in navigating healthcare and health resources access in rural and small-town resettlement communities in Vermont"


  • Kathryn Fagan, M.S. Candidate: "The Development and Pilot of a Broadband Caregiver-Informant Measure of Autobiographical Memory"

NURSING (11:30-11:45 A.M.)

  • Elise Tarbi, Ph.D., M.B.E., APRN, Assistant Professor: "Improving Communication During Serious Illness: Taking a Basic Science Approach"


  • Timothy Tourville, Ph.D., ATC, Associate Professor: "Longitudinal Evaluation of Thigh Muscle Adaptations Following ACL Reconstruction"

Information for Poster Presenters

  • Poster presenters will be notified by email by May 1 of their acceptance.
  • Poster set-up will take place from 8-8:45 a.m. You are expected to attend the poster session and stand by your poster from 9:45 - 11 a.m. to answer questions about your poster.
  • There is no specific size required for your poster, but its dimensions may not exceed 5 ft. by 3 ft. 
  • Push pins will be provided.
  • Poster number and location will be provided the week of the event via the event program.

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