OBSSR Director's Webinar Series

The OBSSR hosts virtual and in-person meetings that highlight behavioral and social sciences research (BSSR). In coordination with the NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices, other government agencies, and the wider BSSR community, OBSSR facilitates opportunities to network, collaborate, explore, and advance BSSR.

OBSSR hosts a Director’s Webinar Series on a variety of BSSR topics to help communicate BSSR findings and other relevant BSSR information. Subscribe to receive updates on the latest OBSSR and BSSR-related event information.

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Archived OBSSR Director's Webinars by Year

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Event Date: March 19, 2024, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Julianne Holt-Lunstad, Ph.D., Brigham Young University

Presentation topic: Social Connection

Dr. Julianne Holt-Lunstad is a professor of psychology and neuroscience, and director of the Social Connection & Health Lab at Brigham Young University. She is also the founding scientific chair…

Event Date: September 19, 2023, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Neil Lewis, Jr., Ph.D., Cornell University

Health equity has become a hot topic over the past few years. The COVID-19 pandemic made salient just how separate and unequal the United States remains in modern life, and the consequences of that inequality for the health and wellbeing of…

Event Date: May 16, 2023, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Megan L. Ranney, MD, MPH, FACEP, Brown University School of Public Health

The United States had more mass shootings than days of the year in 2022, and firearm injury has overtaken car crashes as the leading cause of death for American children. Meanwhile, our youth — particularly young women and sexual- and gender-…

Event Date: March 28, 2023, 2:30 pm
Presenter: Monica McLemore Ph.D., M.P.H., RN

The purpose of this session is to honor the work that has been done toward health equity and to move beyond reproductive health and rights to reproductive justice. Participants will vision about the blueprint for reproductive justice and focus…

Event Date: September 27, 2022, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Emily Falk, Ph.D.
OBSSR hosted a director’s webinar on Tuesday, September 27, at 2:00 ET. Dr. Falk, a professor of Communication, Psychology, and Marketing at the University of Pennsylvania, presented: Webs of Wellness: Connections Between Mind, Body, and Community…
Event Date: July 19, 2022, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Irene Dankwa-Mullan M.D., M.P.H.

OBSSR hosted a director’s webinar on Tuesday, July 19 at 2:00 p.m. ET, featuring Irene Dankwa-Mullan M.D., M.P.H., Chief Health Equity Officer/Deputy Chief Health Officer at IBM Watson Health. In her role, Dr. Dankwa-Mullan is responsible for the…

Event Date: March 8, 2022, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D., FAED
OBSSR hosted a director’s webinar on Tuesday, March 8 at 2:00 p.m. ET, featuring Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D., FAED, Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders and Founding Director, UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders, at The University of North…
Event Date: September 14, 2021, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Erich D. Jarvis, Ph.D.

Dr. Jarvis proposes a motor theory of vocal learning origin in which brain pathways for vocal learning evolved by brain pathway duplication of an ancestral motor learning pathway using mostly the same genes, but with some divergences in gene…

Event Date: July 20, 2021, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Elizabeth A. Howell, M.D., MPP

Dr. Howell described the intertwined racial and ethnic disparities in maternal and infant mortality. She introduced a framework that describes the complex web of factors that contribute to these disparities. The model also described pathways…

Event Date: March 23, 2021, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Rebecca Cunningham, M.D.

This presentation provided an overview of violence prevention among Emergency Department patients including the CDC best practice program SafERteens. Participants will understand the longitudinal outcomes of Emergency Department youth regarding…