Upcoming Seminars

Past Seminars

Speaker: Leslie Hossfeld, Mississippi State University
Topic: Building Local Food Infrastructure to address Food Insecurity, Food Access, and Health Disparities
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Date: November 4, 2016, 1:30 - 2:30pm

Speaker: Joseph "Joe" Johnson, University of South Carolina
Topic: Numerical Data Standardization and Novel Cluster Analysis of Food Content using Mathematical Networks
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Date: April 29, 2016, 2:00-3:00PM

Speaker: Kathryn "Kate" Hoy
Topic: Behavioral Economics and the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement
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Date: November 20, 2015

Speaker: Tommy Tobin
Topic: Food & Health: Food Law and Policy Perspectives
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Date: October 30, 2015

Speaker: Dr. Ronald David Pate
Topic: Getting to Good by Grounding Community Health & Development in Stories
Date: April 24, 2015

Speaker: Amy Lanou, PhD
Topic: Food Fight: Strategies for Influencing Nutrition Policy in the US
Date: February 6, 2015

Speaker: Angela D. Liese, PhD
Topic: Informing the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Evidence from the Dietary Patterns Methods Project
Date: November 21, 2014M

Speaker: Ed Frongillo, PhD
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Topic: Agricultural livelihood intervention in rural Kenya to improve food security also improved nutrition, empowerment, and HIV outcomes
Date: October 31, 2014

Speakers: Rejin James and Danielle Scoffman
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Topic: A seminar about mobile technologies in health
Date: May 2, 2014

Speaker: Dr. Andrew Hansen
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Topic: Talking with preschooler children about fruits and vegetables
Date: February 28, 2014

Speaker: Elizabeth Racine, PhD
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Topic: How Do the Characteristics and Concentration of SNAP Approved Stores Affect Community Health?
Date: January 31, 2013

Speaker: Dr. Sonya Jones
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Topic: Nutrition Policy Update
Date: January 10, 2014

Speaker: Edward Frongillo, PhD
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Topic: How is it possible for people to be both food-insecure and obese?
Date: April 25, 2013

Speaker: Angela Liese, PhD
Topic: Looking Forward and Reflecting Back: Celebrating Ten Years of Research on Food Access and Food Security at the Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities
Date: September 27, 2013

Speaker:Jason Glaser
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Topic: Public Health in the Context of Structural Violence
Date: April 25, 2013

Speaker: Dr. Rodrigo Reis
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Topic: Built and social environment and physical activity in Latin America
Date: January 25, 2013

Speaker: Nancy Fleischer, PhD
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Topic: Socioeconomic gradients of noncommunicable disease risk within and between countries: Evidence for a social transition
Date: February 22, 2013

Speaker: Dr. Rodrigo Reis
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Topic: Built and social environment and physical activity in Latin America
Date: January 25, 2013

Speaker: Andrew Kaczynski, PhD
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Topic: Equal access for all? Environmental justice perspectives on the built environment and active living
Date: November 30, 2012

Speaker: Tony Kleese
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Topic: Regional Food Systems: A View from the Southeast U.S.
Date: November 8, 2012

Speaker: Angela D. Liese, PhD
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Topic: Recent Advances in Dietary Measurement Error Correction Methods: Findings from the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Nutrition Ancillary Study
Date: October 26, 2012

Speaker: Daheia J. Barr-Anderson, PhD, MSPH
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Topic: Obesity interventions for African American girls: Does family involvement make a difference?
Date: September 28, 2012

Speaker: Justin Moore, PhD, MS, FACSM
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Topic: Association of the Built Environment with Physical Activity and Adiposity in Rural and Urban Children
Date: April 6, 2012

Speaker: Phoenix Do, PhD
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Topic: Investigating the Connection between Neighborhoods and Health: A Longitudinal Perspective
Date: March 23, 2012

Speaker: Jeffrery Campbell, PhD
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Topic: Locally produced food purchasing through retail grocery channels: Customer and store environment attributes
Date: February 10, 2012

Speaker: Joel Gittelsohn, PhD, MS
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Topic: Environmental interventions for chronic disease prevention: The Healthy Stores projects
Date: January 24, 2012

Speaker: Andreana Haley, PhD
Topic: Obesity, Nutrition, & Brain Function in Midlife
Date: December 2, 2011

Speaker: Shannon Zenk, PhD, MPH, RN
Topic: Food Environment Complexities and Urban Populations
Date: November 11, 2011

Speaker: Virginia Shervette, PhD
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Topic: The Problem with Faith-based Research on Health Risks of Methylmercury Exposure from Seafood
Date: November 4, 2011

Speaker: Sarah Rothenberg, D.Env.
Topic: Mercury (Hg) species in rice grain grown in Guizhou Province, China
Date: October 28, 2011

Speaker: Brie Turner-McGrievy, PhD, MS, RD
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Topic: Peas and the Pod: Exploring innovative approaches to weight control and behavior change
Date: October 7, 2011

Speaker: Tom Laffay
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Topic: Examining Food Access through Community Film Making
Date: September 30, 2011

Speaker: Joel Kimmons, PhD
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Topic: Improving the Food Environment at Worksites & Schools through Sustainable and Healthy Food Procurement and Farm to Institution Strategies
Date: September 9, 2011

Speaker: Timothy Griffin, PhD
Topic: Regional Food Systems: A View from the Northeast U.S.
Date: August 26, 2011

Speaker: Eran Ben- Joseph, PhD
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Topic: Designed for Health: Does City Planning Matter?
May 27, 2011

Speaker: Alice Ammerman, DrPH, RD
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Topic: Sustainable food systems and public health - Access and health disparities
Date: April 22, 2011

Speaker: Ed Frongillo, PhD
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Topic: Emerging opportunity to raise nutrition to high global political and fiscal priority
Date: February 25, 2011

Speaker: Sonya Jones, PhD
Topic: Federal Nutrition Policy in 2011
Date: January 21, 2011

Speaker: Latetia Moore, PhD
Topic: Informing public health policy: state of the science of food environment research
Date: November 10, 2010

Speaker: Kirk Goldsberry, PhD
Topic: Visualizing nutritional terrain:  Using GIS to evaluate urban food environments in Lansing, Michigan
Date: October 22, 2010

Speaker: Delores Pluto, PhD
Topic: Nutrition policies in South Carolina schools
Date: September 17, 2010

Speaker: Angela Liese, PhD
Topic: Food deserts or the Garden of Eden? Food environment measurement issues
Date: August 25, 2010

Speaker: Christine Blake, PhD, RD
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Topic: Assessing eating identities of rural African American's in the Southern US
Date: April 30, 2010

Speaker: Katrina Walsemann, PhD, MPH
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Topic: The effects of childhood and adult socio-economic factors on BMI trajectories from late adolescence to mid-life: A life course perspective
Date: March 19, 2010

Speaker: Bethany Bell, PhD
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Topic: Dancing the sample size limbo with multilevel models: How low can you go?
Date: March 5, 2010

Speaker: Jihong Liu, ScD
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Topic: Diet, physical activity, and sedentary behaviors as risk factors for childhood obesity:  An urban and rural comparison
Date: February 19, 2010

Speaker: Susan Steck, PhD, MPH, RD
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Topic: Vitamin D and breast cancer: A focus on racial disparities in cancer outcomes
Date: February 5, 2010

Speaker: Ann Pringle Washington, MPH
Topic: 5-a-day and 50K: How one community has worked to bring fruits and vegetables to those with chronic diseases
Date: January 22, 2010

Speaker: Suzi Baxter, PhD, MS
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Topic: The A, B, Cs of school meals: Daily attendance, body mass index (BMI), and observed consumption
Date: November 20, 2009

Speaker: Michael Beets, PhD, MPH, MEd
Topic: Placing the culinary camp into practice - Program development, evaluation, and feedback
Date: November 6, 2009

Speaker: Edward Frongillo, PhD
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Topic: Positive parenting practices associated with subsequent childhood weight gain
Date: October 23, 2009

Speaker: Amy Splittgerber, MEd
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Topic: Eat Smart Move More SC
Date: October 9, 2009

Speaker: Maryah Fram, PhD
Topic: You feel like you've got a bunch of cramps in your stomach: Youth experiences of food insecurity from the Family Food Decision-Making study
Date: September 11, 2009

Speaker: Matt Rousu, PhD
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Topic: Using experimental auctions to determine optimal labeling policies: Evidence from auctions of tobacco and food Products
Date: June 12, 2009

Speaker: Sonya Jones, PhD
Topic: Moon pies and pizza polie?  The roles of state policy, school availability, principals, and children's purchasing in eating junk food
Date: May 22, 2009

Speaker: Darcy Freedman, PhD
Topic: Developing a situated Theory of Food Access
Date: March 27, 2009

Speaker: Matteo Bottai, ScD
Topic: What you need to know about multilevel models
Date: February 4, 2009

Speakers: Jan Probst, PhD & Saundra Glover, PhD, MBA
Topic: Continuing challenges: Obesity and physical inactivity among rural minority populations
Date: January 30, 2009

Speakers: Tom Hurley, MS & James Hebert, ScD, MSPH
Topic: Insights from the nutrition working group of the National Cancer Institute's Behavior Change Consortium
Date: November 7, 2008

Speaker: Angela Liese, PhD
Topic: Geographic variation and neighborhood-level correlates of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in youth: First results of the Spatial Epidemiology of Diabetes Project
Date: October 17, 2008

Speaker: Edward Frongillo, PhD
Topic: Social and nutritional effects of BRAC's poverty reduction program targeting the ultra-poor in rural Bangladesh
Date: August 29, 2008

Speaker: Michael Beets, PhD, MPH, MEd
Topic: Promoting physical activity & healthy dietary habits of children & young adolescents: Paternal influence and cooking behaviors
Date: April 29, 2008

Speaker: Jihong Liu, ScD
Topic: Health effects of active living during pregnancy
Date: March 21, 2008

Speaker: Nichole Zarrett, PhD
Topic: Promoting active youth: How and understanding of context can support & inform health-based interventions
Date: March 6, 2008

Speaker:Tirzah Spencer, PhD
Topic: Cultural and developmental context considerations for research and obesity
Date: February 27, 2008

Speaker: Matteo Bottai, ScD
Topic: Quantile regression
Date: February 1, 2008

Speaker: Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD
Topic: Assessing children's diets: How far have we come?
Date: January 25, 2008

Speaker: Angela Liese, PhD
Topic: Dietary pattern analysis - transforming nutritional epidemiology to be fun and fruitful! Findings from the Insulin Resistance Atherosclerosis Study
Date: November 30, 2007

Speaker: Gabriel Shaibi, PhD, PT
Topic: Fitness, exercise, and metabolic disease risk in overweight youth
Date: October 30, 2007

Speaker: Robert Hall, PhD
Topic: Nutrition and disease in the African Diaspora
Date: October 12, 2007

Speaker: Susan Steck, PhD, MPH, RD
Topic: Meat intake, DNA repair genes and cancer risk
Date: September 28, 2007

Speaker: Karen Peterson, ScD, RD
Topic: Evolution of life on planet health:  Moving from evidence to action in school-based obesity prevention
Date: August 28, 2007

Speaker: Sonya Jones, PhD
Topic: Why we need a science of policy formation and implementation: the case of beverages in schools.
Date: May 8, 2007

Speaker: Steven Kogan, PhD
Topic: Social support, depression, and glycemic control among rural African Americans with type 2 diabetes: Initial findings from the Center for Family Research
Date: May 4, 2007

Speakers: James Stallworth, MD & Sharon Wolf
Date: April 13, 2007

Speaker: Anwar Merchant, ScD
Topic: Contextual determinants of obesity - the causes of the causes
Date: April 3, 2007

Speaker: Terry Bazzarre, PhD
Topic: Creating a multi-Level, multi-sectoral obesity research model: Challenges and opportunities
Date: March 14, 2007

Speaker: James Hebert, ScD, MSPH
Topic: Diet and hormone-sensitive cancers: Comparing and contrasting breast and prostate
Date: March 9, 2007

Speaker: Myriam Torres, PhD, MSPH
Topic: Hispanic immigration & cultural patterns
Date: February 9, 2007

Speaker: Peggy Bentley, PhD
Topic: Infant temperament Is associated with inappropriate feeding and increased energy intakes among young African-American infants
Date: February 2, 2007

Speaker: Melinda Sothern, PhD, CEP
Topic: Prevention and treatment of childhood obesity: A family affair
Date: January 30, 2007

Speaker: Dawnavan Davis, PhD
Topic: Understanding body image and weight status among African American women and children: A community-based approach
Date: January 29, 2007

Speaker: Edward Frongillo, PhD
Topic: Mainstreaming nutrition initiative: Repositioning nutrition as central to development through Convergence of nutrition and health agendas
Date: January 12, 2007

Speaker: Rebecca Meriwether, MD, MPH
Topic: Preventing obesity in preschool children
Date: November 17, 2006

Speaker: Cate Burns, PhD
Topic: Poor neighborhoods, poor food?: Current issues for food access and security in Australia
Date: October 25, 2006

Speaker: Andrew Lawson, PhD
Topic: Why should we use Bayesian methods in nutritional studies
Date: August 25, 2006

Speaker: Karen Graham, MS
Topic: Color Me Healthy, South Carolina
Date: April 7, 2006

Speaker: Dianne Ward, EdD, MS
Topic: Healthy weight at child care: NAP SACC
Date: March 24, 2006

Speaker: Webcast- UNC Chapel Hill
Topic: 27th Annual Minority Health Conference
Date: February 24, 2006

Speaker: Beth Mayer-Davis, PhD
Topic: Breastfeeding & childhood obesity - Does maternal diabetes or obesity matter?
Date: February 10, 2006

Speakers: Deborah Parra-Medina, PhD & Fransico Sy, MD, DrPH
Topic: Eliminating health disparities and CBPR
Date: October 7, 2005

Speakers: Edna Page Anderson, PhD
Topic: Update on school nutrition in SC
Date: September 9, 2005

Speaker: Beth Mayer-Davis, PhD
Topic: Studies of nutrition and obesity-related health disparities
Date: May 6, 2005

Speaker: Angela Liese, PhD
Topic: Eating healthy in a rural community
Date: April 1, 2005

Speaker: Sandra Evans, PhD
Topic: Junk food fighters
Date: March 4, 2005

Speaker: Wanda Loftin, PhD
Topic: Soul Food Light: Rural diabetes project
Date: February 6, 2005

Speaker: Angela Hitch MSPH
Topic: The Diabetes TeleCare Project
Date: January 28, 2005

Speaker: Lauri Byerley, PhD, RD
Topic: Altered states of lipid metabolism: Stable isotope and molecular studies with special focus on cachexia
Date: December 6, 2004