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Upcoming LecturesDate/TimeLocation
Daniel Forman, MD
University of Pittsburgh
Geriatric Cardiology: Refining Approaches to cardiovascular Care to
Better Align with the Needs and Priorities of an Aging Population
June 26, 2019
Davis Auditorium 
UVM MC Campus
Burlington, VT
Greg Miller, PhD
Northwestern University
Topic: Early life stressors and epigenetic changes
September 18, 2019
Davis Auditorium 
UVM MC Campus
Burlington, VT

*7th Annual VCBH Conference
Dorothy Hatsukami, PhD
University of Minnesota

October 10-11, 2019
Burlington Hilton Hotel

Robert Althoff, MD
University of Vermont
Topic: Assessing suicide risk in adults

November 20, 2019
Davis Auditorium 
UVM MC Campus
Burlington, VT
Completed 2014-2019 Lectures DatePresentation

Tim Lash, DSc, MPH
Emory University

Significance Testing is the Reason that Scientific Results have Poor Reproducibility

May 15, 2019

Elizabeth Evans, PhD
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Addressing Opioid Use Disorders Over the Life Course Among Criminally Involved Adults

April 10, 2019Video
JoEllen Tarallo, Ed.D., Center for Health & Learning, & Vermont Suicide Prevention Center and Thomas Delaney, PhD, University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine
Introduction to the Zero Suicide Framework: Suicide Safe Pathways to Care
March 15, 2019

Benjamin Bearnot, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Meeting People Who Use Drugs Where They Are: Career Development in Addiction Research and Implementation

February 13, 2019
Andrew Stokes, PhD
Boston University
Association of Electronic Cigarette Use with Subsequent Initiation of Tobacco Cigarettes in US Youths
January 23, 2019
Video unavailable.
Mary Brunette, MD
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Using Technology to Address Smoking in Disadvantaged Populations
December 19, 2018
Video unavailable.
Sherry Grace, PhD
York University
Strategies to Increase Utilization of Cardiac Rehabilitation
November 14, 2018Presentation Slides
*6th Annual VCBH Conference
Keynote Speaker: Sharon Walsh, PhD
University of Kentucky
Title: Deploying Science and Ethics to Change Hearts and Minds: The American Opioid Crisis
October 11-12, 2018
David Holtgrave, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Title: History and Status of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the US: Applications of Policy Modeling and Implementation Science
September 19, 2018
Video not available.
Adam Leventhal, PhD
University of Southern California
The Multi-faceted Impact of Vaping on Population Health: Implications for Precision Regulation
May 16, 2018Video
Kelly Dunn, MS, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Opioid Use Disorder Treatment: Evaluating and Maximizing Pharmacotherapies
April 18, 2018
Richard Rawson, PhD
University of Vermont/UCLA
Evaluation of Vermont's Hub and Spoke Opioid Addiction Treatment System
February 2, 2018
*Co-hosted with
UVM Psychiatry Grand Rounds
Jaimie Gradus, DSc, MPH
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Trauma and Suicide in Denmark: Current Understanding and Future Directions
January 17, 2018Video
Matthew Price, Ph.D.
University of Vermont
Technology strategies to evaluate the mental health outcomes of exposure to traumatic events
December 1, 2017
*Co-hosted with UVM Psychiatry Grand Rounds

Reagan Wetherill, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Sex Differences in Nicotine Use Disorder: Findings from Neuroimaging

November 16, 2017
Video not available.
Mitch Zeller, J.D.
Director, FDA Center for Tobacco Products
"FDA's New Comprehensive Plan for Nicotine Regulation
October 5, 2017Video

Michelle Lofwall, M.D.
University of Kentucky
"Clinical Research Pertinent to Rural Populations Affected by the
Opioid Epidemic"

September 20, 2017
Steve Keteyian Ph.D.
Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit
“Cardiac Rehabilitation: Improving on an Already Successful Intervention”
May 17, 2017Video
Brad Appelhans, Ph.D. 
Rush University
"The Challenge of Temptation in Management in Obesity Control"
April 26, 2017Video
Michael Toth, Ph.D.
Larner College of Medicine
"Muscle Disuse During Aging and Physically Disabling Events: Physiology and Interventions"
April 12, 2017Video not available.
Holly Hagan, Ph.D.
New York University
"Toward Eliminating Hepatitis C Virus Infection in People who Inject Drugs"
February 15, 2017Video

Gordon Jensen, Ph.D., M.D.
Larner College of Medicine, UVM

"Overweight and Obesity: Impact of Metabolic Risk Upon Health and Mortality Outcomes"

January 18, 2017Video not available.
Elise Weerts, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University
"Neuroimaging, Genetic and Pharmacological Approaches
towards Understanding Alcohol Use Disorder Risk and Treatment"
Co-sponsored by Psychiatry Grand Rounds
December 2, 2016Video
Neal Cohen, Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Human Memory, Hippocampus, and Navigating Life"
November 16, 2016Video

Kelly D. Brownell, Ph.D.
Dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy
Duke University
"Harnessing Research to Maximize Impact on Public Policy” 

October 6, 2016Video

Eric Slade, Ph.D.
University of Maryland School of Medicine
“Economic Assessment Approaches for Implementation and Dissemination Studies in Psychiatry"

September 21, 2016Video
JoAnn Manson, M.D., DrPH
Chief, Division of Preventive Medicine
Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women's Health
Harvard Medical School
"Women and Cardiovascular Disease: The Power of Prevention"
May 11, 2016Video


Robert Schwartz, M.D.
Medical Director, Senior Research Scientist
Friends Research Institute
"Entry and Engagement in Opioid Agonist Treatment"

April 27, 2016Video
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, 2016Video
Dorothy Hatsukami, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry 
University of Minnesota
"Changing the Landscape of Nicotine Addiction and Tobacco Harm"
March 16, 2016Video
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, 2016Video

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, 2016Video
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, 2015Video
Rodger Kessler, Ph.D.
University of Vermont
"An Emerging Bold Standard for Conducting Relevant Research in a Changing World"
November 18, 2015Video
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, 2015Video
Howard Rachlin, Ph.D.
Stony Brook University
"Altruism: A Behavioral Analysis"
September 16, 2015Video not available.
Alan Blum, M.D.
University of Alabama
"Blowing Smoke: The Lost Legacy of the Surgeon General's Report"
August 26, 2015Video
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, 2015Video
Xiaozhong Wen, PhD
University of Buffalo
“Developmental Origins of Obesity: Pre-Postnatal Tobacco Exposure as an Example”
March 18, 2015Video
Marian Fitzgibbon, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago
"Obesity Interventions in Underserved Populations: What Works and What Doesn't"
February 18, 2015Video
Completed 2013-14 LecturesDatePresentation
VCBH's 1st Annual Behavior Change ConferenceSeptember 26-27, 2013Streamed 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 SlidesVideo
Alan Budney, Ph.D.
Dartmouth College
"Incentives in the treatment of substance use disorders and beyond"
October 14, 2013 SlidesVideo
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, 2013Slides | Video
Carl Hart, Ph.D.
Columbia University
"Challenging Assumptions about Drugs" 
January 21, 2014Video
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, 2014Video
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, 2014Video
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, 2014Video
VCBH 2014 2nd Annual Behavior Change Conference
Behavior Change, Health and Health Disparities
 October 2-3, 2014Streamed talks
Kenneth Silverman, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
“Incentives & Health: The Application of Operant Conditioning in Health Promotion”
November 19, 2014Video
Isabelle Desjardins, PhD
University of Vermont
"Suicide Risk Assessment in Hospitals: an Expert System Based Triage Tool" 
December 17, 2014