NIH Matilda White Riley Behavioral and Social Sciences Honors

May 20, 2024, 1:00pm – 4:30pm EDT

The Matilda White Riley Behavioral and Social Sciences Honors recognizes both emerging scientists and leaders in the field whose research reflects Dr. Matilda White Riley’s vision of research excellence in health-related behavioral and social sciences. Matilda White Riley, Ph.D., (1911–2004) (634 KB) was a celebrated scientist and member of the National Academy of Sciences whose transformative work and leadership left a lasting impact in the behavioral and social sciences across the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and beyond.

2024 Honorees

Distinguished Lecturer

Bernice Pescosolido, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor, Sociology
Indiana University

Lecture Title: The Power of Human Connections in Health and Health Care

Early Stage Investigators

Jeremy Luk, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health

Lecture Topic: A Person-Centered Approach to Capture Health Disparities and Multidimensional Impact of COVID-Related Stressors

Elyse Thulin, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention
University of Michigan

Lecture Topic: Longitudinal Effects of Electronic Dating Violence on Depressive Symptoms and Delinquent Behaviors Across Adolescence

Vanessa Volpe, Ph.D.

Please note: Dr. Volpe did not present at the event. Her presentation was scheduled for a later date.