Past Webinars

The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) hosts a webinar series on a variety of behavioral and social sciences research topics that highlight the research of investigators supported by the NIH.

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Event Date: July 20, 2021
Presenter: Elizabeth A. Howell, MD, 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 linking…
Event Date: March 23, 2021
Presenter: Rebecca Cunningham, M.D.
This presentation will provide 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 subs…
Event Date: May 19, 2020
Presenter: John Besley, Ph.D.
Dr. Besley studies public opinion about science and scientists' opinions about the public in the context of trying to help science communicators be more strategic. He wants to understand how views about decision-makers and decision processes affect p…
Event Date: September 24, 2019
Presenter: Felicia Hill-Briggs, Ph.D., ABPP
In the era of transformation to value-based care, new accountability is placed on health care delivery systems to provide high quality care that improves the health of populations, improves the patient experience of care, and concurrently reduce cost…
Event Date: May 14, 2019
Presenter: Jeffrey Olgin, M.D.
This presentation will provide an overview of the Eureka Research Platform, an NIH-funded resource for conducting research using mobile technology. Dr. Olgin will describe the resource (including its capabilities), provide a description of ongoing st…
Event Date: March 18, 2019
Presenter: Pamela Herd, Ph.D.
The microbiome is now considered our "second genome," with potentially comparable importance to the genome in determining human health. There is, however, a relatively limited understanding of the broader environmental factors, particularly social co…
Event Date: November 13, 2018
Presenter: Peter Pirolli, Ph.D.
Peter Pirolli, Ph.D., will present an overview of the Fittle+ mHealth systems that have been used to study several evidence-based behavior change interventions. Dr. Pirolli will present models developed in the ACT-R computational cognitive architectu…
Event Date: October 27, 2018
Presenter: Vitaly Napadow, Ph.D., LAc.
The patient-clinician interaction is central to mind-body therapies, including acupuncture, where psychosocial factors, such as clinician empathy and therapeutic alliance, are the source of key mechanisms of action. While self-report assessments of t…
Event Date: September 18, 2018
Presenter: Stanton A. Glantz, Ph.D.
Tobacco companies use color on cigarette packaging and labelling to communicate brand imagery, diminish health concerns, and as a replacement for prohibited descriptive words ('light' and 'mild') to make misleading claims about reduced risks. Dr. Gla…
Event Date: August 20, 2018
Presenter: Russell A. Poldrack, Ph.D.
Psychological science has long been focused on the discovery of novel behavioral phenomena and the mechanistic explanation of those phenomena, which has led to a lack of cumulative conceptual progress. Dr. Poldrack will argue that the development of…