Research Seminars

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 Fall Term 2018

  Held 1-2 p.m. in Bray Conference Center (HFC 115) unless otherwise stated.


September 28

Dawn K. Wilson, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Director of the Behavioral Medicine Research, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Watch recording

  Campbell Lecture Series

The Role of Nurturance and Positive Parenting on African American Adolescent Well-being

October 5

Edmond D. Shenassa, Sc.D., MA
Associate Professor of Maternal and Child Health and Epidemiology, University of Maryland, College Park

Watch recording

Prenatal Cigarette Smoke Exposure and Psychopathology During Adulthood: A Life Course Perspective

October 12

Karen Davison, Ph.D,, RD, CHES
The Fulbright Canada Research Chair, Faculty in the Health Science Program, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey, BC

Feeding Minds: Nutrition, Food Security and the Promotion of Mental Health
October 19

Yongju Kim, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology, Korea Military Academy, Seoul, South Korea

Watch recording

The Present and Future of Stress Research in the South Korean Army
October 26

Cynthia Thomson, Ph.D., RD
Professor, Health Promotion Sciences and Director, University of Arizona Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention & Health Promotion, Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health; Member; Arizona Cancer Center

Watch recording

Implementation Science: Evaluating the Impact of Diet and Physical Activity Interventions in Cancer Survivorship

Co-sponsored with Nutrition Program

November 2

Patty Case, MS, RD, CDE
Associate Professor,  College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University
Mandy Hatfield
Nutrition Education Coordinator,  College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University
Cheryl Kirk
Senior Instructor, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University
Lauren Kraemer, CPS, MPH
Instructor, Extension Family and Community Health Program, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University

Watch recording

Creating a Culture of Health: The Blue Zones Projects in Four Oregon Communities

November 9

Alyshia Galvez, Ph.D.
Professor, Latin American and Latino Studies, Lehman College of the City University of New York

Watch recording

Eating NAFTA: Trade, Food Policies, and the Destruction of Mexico

Co-sponsored with Global Health Program

November 16

Iman Nuwayhid, MD, DrPH
Professor and Dean
Faculty of Health Sciences
American University of Beirut

Watch recording

Health in the Arab World: The Social, the Political, and Identity


November 23 Holiday  
November 30

Carol Ryff, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology, Director of the Institute on Aging, University of Wisconsin – Madison

watch recording

Rethinking the Meaning of Human Health:  Transformational Advances from MIDUS


Video of past seminars

Academic Year 2018-2019

Academic Year 2017-2018


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