Research Seminars

Fridays 1-2 p.m.


  Presentations will be held via Zoom until further notice. For now, please mark your calendars and stay healthy.

The seminar series provides a forum for faculty in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences and other researchers (national and international) to present and discuss current research topics in an environment conducive to stimulating research collaboration and fostering student learning. Faculty and students from the Division of Health Sciences and other colleges, research centers and institutions are encouraged to participate.

The seminar series is co-sponsored by:

Seminars Spring Term 2020

April 10

The Culture of Mobility for Young Children with Disabilities: An Intersection of Traditional Thinking, Technology and Toys

Sam Logan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University.

Co-sponsored by the CPHHS Kinesiology Program

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April 17

Lessons Learned from being at the First Wave of the Covid-19 Epidemic in the US

Hilary Godwin, Ph.D.

Dean, University of Washington School of Public Health and professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

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April 24

The Demise of Cigarettes and Rise of E-cigarettes

Kurt M. Ribisl, Ph.D.

Chair and Jo Anne Earp Distinguished Professor, Department of Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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May 1

Challenging the status quo in global health: Lessons from reciprocal community engagement in Botswana

Sunil K. Khanna, Ph.D.

Professor and Robert & Sara Rothschild Endowed Chair in Global Health, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University

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May 8

The Intergenerational Compact: Need and Support for Intergenerational Relationships During COVID and Beyond

Shannon E. Jarrott, Ph.D.

Professor, College of Social Work, Ohio State University

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May 15

“Stay Healthy, Stay Happy” Is Dangerous Language

Emily Yates – Doerr, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, School of Language, Culture, and Society, College of Liberal Arts, Oregon State University

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May 22

How not to evaluate and market a diagnostic test: A case study in autism

Steven Goodman, MD, Ph.D., MHS

Associate dean of clinical and translational research; professor of epidemiology and population health and medicine; and co-founder and co-director of the Meta-research Innovation Center at Stanford


May 29

Results of an intervention using text messages to prevent excessive gestational weight gain in Hawaii WIC

Jinan Banna, Ph.D., RD, CDN

Associate professor, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawaii at Mānoa

   Watch live

June 5


Video of past seminars

Academic Year 2019-2020



Academic Year 2018-2019



  To view seminars from past academic years see Research Seminar Video Archive.