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Behavior Change Grand Rounds

Tune in on select Thursdays at 1 p.m. ET to learn from the best and brightest in behavioral medicine.


The Primary Care Behavioral Health Model Current State of Science: Engaging in Practice-Based Research Helping Move the Scientific Research Base Forward

Jennifer Funderburk Jodi Polaha

Jennifer Funderburk,
PhD

Jodi Polaha,
PhD

   
   

Date: January 25, 2018

Time: 1 p.m. ET

Jennifer Funderburk, PhD, and Jodi Polaha, PhD, will highlight notable gaps in the primary care behavioral health scientific research base, in particular surrounding its impact on patient and implementation outcomes. They will also identify how researchers/practitioners can help fill those gaps. Dr. Funderburk is a clinical research psychologist at the Veterans Administration Center for Integrated Healthcare. Dr. Polaha is an associate professor in the Division of Primary Care Research within the Department of Family Medicine at East Tennessee State University. Their presentation will be of particular value to those with an interest in integrated primary care, effectiveness research, implementation science, and/or clinical and translational research. This webinar is presented by SBM's Integrated Primary Care Special Interest Group.

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The Opt-In Study to Optimize Intervention for Weight Loss Initiation

Linda Collins
Bonnie Spring, PhD, ABPP


Date: February 1, 2018

Time: 1 p.m. ET

SBM Past-President Bonnie Spring, PhD, will discuss the design, implementation, initial findings, and implications of the Opt-In study, a multiphase optimization strategy factorial experiment conducted to optimize a scalable intervention to foster weight loss initiation. A low-cost intervention designed to be delivered entirely remotely, the study tested the weight loss impact of five treatment components:  coaching dose, meal replacement recommendations, text messaging, reports to primary care provider, and supportiveness training for buddies. Dr. Spring directs the Institute for Public Health and Medicine at Northwestern University. This webinar is presented by SBM's Optimization of Behavioral and Biobehavioral Interventions Special Interest Group. The group's conference chair, Angela Pfammatter, PhD, will moderate.

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Graduate School Basics: Managing Time, Money, Projects, and Professional Relationships

Britney Blair Jerel Calzo Stephanie Manasse

Britney Blair,
PsyD

Jerel Calzo,
PhD, MPH 

Stephanie Manasse,
PhD

Date: February 8, 2018

Time: 1 p.m. ET

Undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral researchers are invited to attend this webinar, which will feature a panel of recent advanced degree graduates and early-career professionals: Britney Blair, PsyD, Jerel Calzo, PhD, MPH, and Stephanie Manasse, PhD. They'll share advice and reflections for staying sane and successful during your graduate school years. Specific topics covered will include managing time well, making sound financial decisions, developing and managing a research project, and building professional connections.

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The Quest for “Independence” as an Early-Career Professional

David Marquez Felicity Harper Karen Basen-Engquist

David Marquez,
PhD,

Felicity Harper,
 PhD

Karen Basen-Engquist,
PhD, MPH

Date: February 22, 2018

Time: 1 p.m. ET

This webinar will provide targeted career development and mentoring on key issues of interest to new/junior faculty and early-career professionals, including (1) juggling research, teaching, and service obligations; (2) learning about and utilizing the resources around you; (3) identifying formal and informal mentors and mentorship opportunities; (4) planning for promotion and tenure; and (5) work/life flow versus balance. Presenters include Drs.  Karen Basen-Engquist (professor, Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center), Felicity Harper (associate professor, Department of Oncology, Wayne State University/Karmanos Cancer Institute), and David X. Marquez (associate professor, Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition, University of Illinois at Chicago). Webinar attendees will walk away with skills to navigate their new academic environments and will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss challenges. SBM Physical Activity Special Interest Group Chairs Scherezade K. Mama, DrPH, and Siobhan M. Phillips, PhD, will moderate.

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Extending the Reach of Behavioral Medicine: Lessons Learned in Working with Policy Makers

Sarah Bleich Binta Beard

Sarah Bleich,
PhD

Binta Beard,
ScD, SM

   
   

Date: March 1, 2018

Time: 1 p.m. ET

Dr. Rachel Shelton, SBM's 2018 Annual Meeting Program Committee chair, will interview Dr. Binta Beard, managing partner at Equinox Strategies, and Dr. Sarah Bleich, professor of public health policy at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, to learn about their career trajectories and  experiences influencing policy and working with policymakers. Drs. Beard and Bleich will be part of an Annual Meeting master lecture panel on health policy.

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Translational Research to Improve Physical Activity Outcomes in the Real World

Cynthia Vinson Paul Estabrooks Laura Rogers

Cynthia Vinson,
PhD, MPA

Paul Estabrooks,
PhD

Laura Rogers,
MD, MPH, FACP,
FACSM

Date: March 8, 2018

Time: 1 p.m. ET

This webinar will provide practical guidance on the translation of physical activity research into clinical and public health practice. Cynthia A. Vinson, PhD, MPA, senior adviser for the Implementation Science Team in the Office of the Director in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute, will provide an overview of dissemination and implementation research, funding opportunities, and resources. Paul A. Estabrooks, PhD, professor and the Harold M. Maurer Distinguished Chair of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, will provide an example of the dissemination, implementation, knowledge translation, and scale-up of a physical activity intervention adapted from evidence-based principles. A second example presented by Laura Q. Rogers, MD, MPH, FACP, FACSM, professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will highlight the translation of an efficacious physical activity behavior change intervention from research into cancer survivorship care. Attendees will walk away knowing a basic definition of translational science, how to design studies with dissemination and implementation in mind, and resources relevant to translational behavioral medicine. This webinar is co-sponsored by SBM's Physical Activity Special Interest Group (PA SIG) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). PA SIG Chair Scherezade K. Mama, DrPH, and ACSM Strategic Health Initiatives Behavioral Strategies Committee Chair Bryan Blissmer, PhD, will moderate.

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Introducing the Science of Behavior Change Online Repository of Measures of Behavior Change Mechanisms


Donald Edmondson, PhD, MPH

Date: March 29, 2018

Time: 1 p.m. ET

Supported by the National Institutes of Health Common Fund, the Science of Behavior Change (SOBC) program seeks to improve the understanding of mechanisms underlying human behavior change by applying an experimental medicine approach to behavior change research. This August, SOBC launched an Internet-based measures repository where researchers can learn about and download measures of key behavior change mechanisms. Research funded during stage one of SOBC (2009-14) identified three broad classes of intervention targets that are highly relevant to the mechanisms underlying behavior change: self-regulation; stress reactivity and stress resilience; and interpersonal and social processes. This aided the development of a reliable and valid way to measure engaged targets through experimental manipulation or interventions. This measurement focus has been the foundation for the current stage two phase of the SOBC Research Network (2015-present). Initial findings from stage one have informed the population of the SOBC measures repository. An essential and unique feature of the repository is the documentation of a measure’s status through the three steps of the SOBC experimental medicine approach: (1) identify, (2) measure, and (3) influence. This webinar, led by SOBC Resource and Coordinating Center Director Donald Edmondson, PhD, MPH, will walk attendees through the measures repository and highlight its value for the field.

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Capitol Hill Advocacy Tips

Wendy Naus Joanna Buscemi

Wendy Naus,
PhD

Joanna Buscemi,
PhD
Marian Fitzgibbon Sara Knight
Marian Fitzgibbon,
PhD
Sara Knight,
PhD

Date: May 17, 2018

Time: 1 p.m. ET

This webinar will provide strategies for advocating for health policy change on Capitol Hill. Wendy Naus, executive director of the Consortium of Social Science Associations, will present on how to develop and deliver salient talking points to legislative aides. Then, Joanna Buscemi, PhD, Marian Fitzgibbon, PhD, and Sara Knight, PhD, of SBM’s Health Policy Council, will share experiences and talking points from SBM’s recent advocacy visits with U.S. Senate offices. There will be time for questions from participants.

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