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Challenges and Opportunities for Development Beyond Tenure
Date: November 29, 2018
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Presenters: Genevieve Dunton, PhD, MPH; Emily Mailey, PhD; Dori Rosenberg, PhD, MPH; and Jeff Vallance, PhD
Cost: Registration is free for SBM members and $15 for non-members.


This webinar provides targeted career development and mentoring on key issues that are of interest to midcareer faculty and early career professionals, including 1) juggling research, teaching, service, and mentoring obligations, 2) challenges with mid-career transitions, 3) identifying opportunities for continued growth and development, 4) preparing for the next phase of career excellence, 5) work/life flow versus balance, maintaining momentum, and much more.

Presenters include Drs. Genevieve Dunton (Associate Professor, Institute for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention, University of Southern California), Emily Mailey (Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Kansas State University), Dori Rosenberg (Associate Scientific Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute), and Jeff Vallance (Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Disciplines, Athabasca University).

Webinar attendees will walk away with skills to navigate their new academic environments and will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss challenges. Physical Activity SIG advisory board member, Linda Trinh, PhD, and, SIG Chair, Siobhan Phillips, PhD, MPH will moderate.

Genevieve Dunton, Ph.D, MPH is an Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine & Psychology at the University of Southern California. She earned a doctorate in Health Psychology from the University of California, Irvine and a Master of Public Health from the University of Southern California. Dr. Dunton received post-doctoral training in physical activity, nutrition, and cancer prevention from the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program at the National Cancer Institution, where she worked in the Health Promotion Research Branch. The objectives of her research are to explain and promote participation in physical activity and healthy dietary behaviors in children, adults, and families. This work is guided by a social-ecological perspective of behavior change, which takes into account the interplay between environmental, social, and individual variables. Her research considers how policy, community, neighborhood, and school contexts can influence physical activity either independently or through their impact on more proximal social and psychological factors. Dr. Dunton uses real-time data capture strategies such as Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) and Ecological Momentary Intervention (EMI) to investigate and influence activity and healthy eating. Mobile phones or PDA devices provide feedback or elicit responses through electronic texts accompanied by auditory signals that are programmed to occur at predetermined intervals throughout the day. She is currently the Principal Investigator on a study funded by the Active Living Research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to examine the effects of the built environment on children's physical activity contexts using EMA. She is also a co-investigator on a 5-year study funded by the National Cancer Institute to determine the effects of a smart growth community on family obesity risk. Twitter handle: @GenevieveDunton

Emily Mailey is an associate professor in the Kinesiology department at Kansas State University. Emily completed her PhD at the University of Illinois in 2012, and obtained a tenure-track position at Kansas State the same year. Her research focuses on the design and delivery of theory-based interventions to promote physical activity and/or reduce sedentary behavior in various populations. Specifically, she has contributed to our field's understanding of how to effectively promote physical activity among parents, and how to reduce sedentary behavior in the workplace. Her interventions are primarily guided by self-determination theory and social cognitive theory and have been delivered online, in worksites, and in group-based community settings. Emily was awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor in March 2018. Having recently made the transition to mid-career faculty, she can discuss her experience navigating the tenure process and establishing new goals for the next phase of her career. She is also a strong advocate of work-life balance and can speak to her experience juggling work and family roles. Emily has been an active member of SBM since 2008, and is currently co-chair of the Women's Health SIG. Twitter handle: @emily_mailey

Dori Rosenberg, PhD, MPH is an associate scientific investigator at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute and is an Affiliate Assistant Professor with the University of Washington, Department of Health Services. She has conducted extensive research on physical activity and sedentary time among older adults and populations with chronic conditions.  She completed her PhD in clinical psychology & behavioral medicine at the University of California San Diego and San Diego State University.  She currently holds a career development award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (K23HL119352) examining ways that technology can be leveraged to reduce sitting time in older adults with obesity.  Dr. Rosenberg recently received funding to conduct a randomized controlled trial of sitting reduction for older adults with obesity (R01HL132880).  She is most interested in developing pragmatic and patient-centered interventions to support various patient populations in developing healthy lifestyle habits to support healthy aging.  Here is a link to more information about her:  https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/our-research/our-scientists/rosenberg-dori-e/  Twitter handle: @DoriRosenberg

Jeff Vallance is a Professor in the Faculty of Health Disciplines at Athabasca University in Alberta, Canada. He currently holds a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Management as well as a Population Health Investigator Award from Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Oncology at the University of Calgary. He received his MA (2002) and PhD (2007) in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta. He completed my undergraduate degree at the University of British Columbia, School of Human Kinetics (2000). His research program explores physical activity, sedentary behavior, and related psychosocial health outcomes across the cancer context as well as other chronic diseases. He is also involved in (and leading) several studies to objectively assess sedentary time and physical activity behaviors of cancer survivors and individuals with other chronic diseases. His research also aims to develop and evaluate strategies to facilitate physical activity behavior among cancer survivors. He currently leads several national and international studies focusing on the health consequences of physical activity and sedentary behavior among cancer survivors, and individuals with other chronic diseases. Twitter handle: @jeffvallance

Current Approaches to Physical Activity Promotion
Date: December 6, 2018
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Presenters: Ricky Camplain, MSPH, PhD; Lucia Leone, PhD; Katie (Becofsky) Potter, PhD; and James Whitworth, PhD
Cost: Registration is free for SBM members and $15 for non-members.


This webinar will include IGNITE-style presentations from 4 speakers who will share their novel approaches to promoting physical activity in various populations.  Dr. Leone will discuss the results of her YMCA-based exercise program focusing on improving enjoyment among women with obesity.  Dr. Whitworth will share his high intensity resistance exercise intervention for people with posttraumatic stress disorder. Dr. Camplain will share his research on physical activity among incarcerated individuals.  Finally, Dr. Potter will share the design of her BuddyStudy in which she is pairing inactive individuals with foster dogs.  There will be time for questions and discussion.

Dr. Camplain is a postdoctoral scholar at Northern Arizona University’s Center for Health Equity Research. She graduated with her doctoral degree in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research has focused on physical activity and sedentary behaviors among minority and other marginalized population and has an interest in how policy and the built environment promote health behaviors. Her current research focuses on physical activity promotion among incarcerated populations.

Lucia A. Leone, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health and Health Behavior at the University at Buffalo’s School of Public Health and Health Professions.  She also holds an adjunct faculty position in the Department of Nutrition at UNC-Chapel Hill.  Her research focuses on understanding and addressing health disparities related to cancer and obesity.  Dr. Leone has experience in conducting and evaluating community, organizational and environmental-level interventions to increase physical activity, cancer screening and healthy diet. Current research includes studying the effectiveness and implementation of mobile produce market knows as The Veggie Van around the country. She also works with the YMCA to develop exercise programs designed to increase exercise enjoyment among women with obesity.  

Dr. Katie (Becofsky) Potter is an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at UMass Amherst. She developed an interest in studying how dogs affect physical and mental health while a postdoctoral fellow in cardiovascular behavioral medicine at The Miriam Hospital/Brown Medical School.  She earned her PhD in Exercise Science from the University of South Carolina in 2014.  Twitter handle @DrKatiePotter

James Whitworth, PhD.  Prior to my education, I served seven years in the US Army. After my service, I received a bachelor of science in exercise science from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, a masters degree in applied exercise physiology, and a PhD in kinesiology from Teachers College Columbia University. I am a current T32 postdoctoral research fellow at Boston University, and I am conducting research at the National Center for PTSD within the Boston Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. My research area of interest is exercise for mental health/illness. I am particularly interested in conducting research to explore potential psychological and physiological mechanisms to explain the effects of exercise on PTSD, and related physical and mental health conditions. My recent past projects have included observational examinations of the relationship between physical activity and PTSD symptoms, as well as experimental studies exploring the effects of resistance training on PTSD.

Optimization of Behavioral Interventions – An Illustrative Example of an Adaptive Intervention
Date: December 13, 2018
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Presenters: Danielle Symons Downs, PhD; Daniel Rivera, PhD; and Jennifer Savage Williams, PhD
Cost: Registration is free for SBM members and $15 for non-members.


This webinar will introduce participants to optimization of behavioral interventions (e.g., MOST, SMART trials, Adaptive Interventions) and use an illustrative example of the Healthy Mom Zone Intervention, an individually-tailored, adaptive intervention to manage weight gain among overweight and obese pregnant women, to explain the theoretical basis of the intervention and its components, describe the 2-phased intervention approach that led to the development of the intervention protocol and randomized intervention trial, outline  the decision rules for adapting the intervention, present preliminary findings, and discuss next steps for further optimization of the intervention in the future. This webinar is intended for all individuals interested in learning about sequential, multiple assignment, randomized trial (SMART) designs in action. This webinar is designed for investigators at any level of their career. No prerequisite knowledge is required for this webinar.

Dr. Danielle Symons Downs is a Professor of Kinesiology and Obstetrics & Gynecology, Director of the Exercise Psychology Laboratory, and Associate Director of the Social Science Research Institute at the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Downs’ research broadly examines the theoretical determinants of exercise motivation and participation to inform the design and implementation of individually-tailored, theoretically-designed, and optimized behavioral interventions. Her recent interventions have focused on innovative strategies to promote physical activity, healthy behaviors, and weight management among women before, during, and after pregnancy.

Dr. Daniel Rivera is a Professor of Chemical Engineering and Program Director for Arizona State University’s Control Systems Engineering Laboratory. His research interests include the topics of robust process control, system identification, and the application of control engineering principles to problems in process systems, supply chain management, and prevention and treatment of interventions in behavioral health.

Dr. Jennifer Savage Williams is the Director for the Center of Childhood Obesity Research at The Pennsylvania State University and an Assistant Professor within the Department of Nutritional Sciences. Her research endeavors focuses on building, optimizing, and evaluating multi-faceted interventions that are designed to prevent pediatric obesity. She uses an intergenerational approach that targets gestational weight gain to ultimately improve maternal/infant health and impact the etiology of obesity at a critical time in the life cycle.

Grant-Writing Workshop: Submitting a Successful Specific Aims Page
Date: January 10, 2018
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Presenters: Carly M. Goldstein, PhD; Megan McVay, P.D; and Molly L. Tanenbaum, PhD
Cost: Registration is free for SBM members and $15 for non-members.


Graduate, postdoctoral researchers, and early-career faculty are invited to attend a webinar focused on crafting an effective specific aims page. This webinar will feature a panel of professionals with experience writing winning grant proposals. Our presenters will share advice and tips for writing a compelling and convincing specific aims page across several types of funding opportunities, including NIH F and K awards. Specific topics covered will include: 1) conceptualizing your research project (and training plan, if applicable), 2) constructing a strong argument, and 3) framing and selling your proposed project, yourself, and your research.

Carly M. Goldstein, Ph.D, is an Assistant Professor (Research) of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Brown Alpert Medical School and the Weight Control & Diabetes Research Center of The Miriam Hospital. She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Kent State University in 2015. Her research is focused on developing and improving mHealth interventions and prevention programs for obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Much of her work involves adapting existing weight loss programs to clinical settings serving medically-complex patients including cardiac rehabilitation and primary care. Dr. Goldstein is also interested in novel research methodology such as the Multiphase Optimization Strategy and dissemination and implementation science. Her work is supported by a K23 from NHLBI and an R18 from NIDDK, and she has experience applying for many different types of funding. Twitter handle @sciCarly

Megan McVay, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Education and Behavior. She completed her PhD in Psychology (Clinical and Biological areas) at Louisiana State University and completed her clinical internship and postdoctoral training at Duke University Medical Center and Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. McVay conducts research on behavioral aspects of weight management. Her current work is focused on initiation and engagement in evidence-based approaches to weight management among adults with obesity. This focus stems from recognizing that the majority of adults with obesity do not initiate evidence-based weight loss treatments. To address this, she is focused on (1) developing and testing strategies that mobilize non-treatment seeking adults with obesity to enroll in empirically supported weight loss interventions and on (2) identifying or developing weight loss interventions (including preventive interventions) that are more likely to be initiated and sustained by adults with obesity. This work includes a focus on using digital health tools to address these and other aspects of weight management. In 2015, Dr. McVay received a 5-year career development grant from the National Institute of Heart, Lung, and Blood (NHLBI) to develop and pilot test a web-based intervention to increase initiation of weight loss treatments.
Twitter handle @MeganMcVay1

Molly L .Tanenbaum, PhD, is an Instructor at Stanford University School of Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes. She completed her PhD in clinical psychology (health emphasis) at Yeshiva University in 2015 and her predoctoral internship at Brown Alpert Medical School. As a clinical researcher, Dr. Tanenbaum's overall aim is to work to improve health and quality of life outcomes for people with diabetes. Most recently, the main focus of her research has been on barriers to uptake of diabetes devices and on designing interventions to improve uptake of beneficial technology (insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitoring, closed loop systems). She submitted her first application for a K23 from NIDDK in Feb 2018. 

How to Manage Your Lab Using Project Management Techniques
Date: January 24, 2018
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Presenters: Jessica Bibeau, MA
Cost: Registration is free for SBM members and $15 for non-members.

This webinar will provide helpful information about how to manage a research lab effectively. The 5 phases of project management (initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, and closing) will be reviewed in the context of research projects.  Special attention will also be paid to team identification and communication. No requisite knowledge is required to participate. Participants will learn techniques on building, managing, and maintaining a research lab.

Jessica Bibeau is the program director for Dr. Sherry Pagoto’s lab. She has a master’s in counseling and has been working in behavioral research for 18 years. She has experience in working with interventions focused on weight loss, skin cancer prevention, mobile apps, and social media. 

Webinar Recordings


Engaging Patients and Communities in Your Research
Date: November 15, 2018

Science is meant to serve the public, e.g., patients and communities; however findings relevant to clinical practice take a long time to impact care and findings relevant to individual behavior are communicated via the media or not at all.  Engaging patients and communities in research as partners (as opposed to the limited role of research participant) may create more relevant and rapidly adopted findings and help resolve the science communication problem.  Speakers in this webinar will be discussing meaningful partnerships between researchers and the public. Dr. Eric Hekler will discuss a patient-led innovation project, in which Ms. Dana Lewis, a person with type I diabetes who has developed a network of patients advancing diabetes care including the creation of the first patient-create open artificial pancreas system (www.openaps.org) was the lead PI and Dr. Hekler was co- principal investigator, supporting Ms. Lewis’s research agenda. Dr. Emil Chiauzzi will discuss how PatientsLikeMe, an online platform for patient communities, engages patients in the design and implementation of their communities as well as the research conducted on patient-reported outcomes. Dr. Stephenie Lemon will discuss how her CDC Prevention Research Center engages communities in prevention research. The webinar will provide a sneak peak of exciting activities being planned at the annual meeting, including the Program Committee’s effort to, for the first time ever, actively engage patients and communities in the annual meeting.


Muscling up on mental illness – integrating exercise as routine care
Date: November 8, 2018

This webinar will outline recent advances in our understanding of the role exercise can play as a component of routine care for a range of mental disorders including depression, schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress disorder. The physical and mental health effects as well as the potential of exercise as a preventative and treatment strategy will be covered.  Examples of how exercise professionals can be integrated within mental health treatment facilities and ways to facilitate culture change within psychiatric services will also be presented. Intended audience for the webinar would be any health professionals working with or interested in the evidence regarding exercise and mental illness.


Choosing the Right Postdoc
Date: October 25, 2018

This webinar will present informational resources, along with personal experiences, on selecting a postdoctoral training experience that is ultimately the best fit for a trainee.  We will start with the basics and end with a live Q and A session. The intended audience would be students (undergrad/graduate)/pre-doctoral interns, no prerequisite knowledge required.


Enhancing the Mentorship Experience -- Perspectives from Mentors and Mentees
Date: October 18, 2018

This webinar will present informational resources, along with personal experiences, on making the most of a mentoring relationship. Common issues for both mentors and mentees will be addressed, including choosing your mentor/mentee, best practices for engaging your mentor/mentee, and defining your relationship and expectations with a mentor/mentee. We will also spend time addressing challenges that may arise in the transition from “mentee” to “mentor” including ways to build mentoring skills in the early stages of one’s career.  The webinar will conclude with a live Q and A session. The intended audience for this webinar includes mentees/students/postdoctoral fellows, new (early career) mentors, and mid-to-senior career mentors wishing to improve mentoring relationships. There is no prerequisite knowledge.

Applying for the NIH/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Loan Repayment Program (LRP) for Health Disparities
Date: October 11, 2018

This webinar will review the application process for applicants applying to the NIMHD LRP for Health Disparities Research (L60). We will discuss the application process for new and renewal (extramural) applications. We cannot give specific responses on individual applications.  We will cover parts of the application that you need to complete, the documents that you should have on hand, the timeline from submission until the award, and expectations if your application was successful. The intended audience for this webinar would be mentored (junior faculty, post-docs and trainees) and non-mentored applicants.

Transition from Postdoctoral Fellowship to Junior Faculty
Date: September 20, 2018

This webinar will discuss tips and techniques applicable to transitioning from a postdoctoral fellow to a junior faculty member, including how to lead a team, project management, time management, and grant management. The intended audience for this webinar would be those who are currently completing a postdoctoral fellowship, those on the job market, and recently hired junior faculty members.

BIT SIG Webinar

Using Smartphones to Identify and Intervene Upon Mechanisms of Behavior Change
Date: September 6, 2018

Dr. Businelle will discuss his work using Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) data to estimate imminent risk of smoking lapse and intervene in real time with Just-in-Time Adaptive Interventions (JITAI). He will also provide an overview of the versatile Insight mHealth Platform, which facilitates the development of advanced mobile apps that aim to prevent cancer and other chronic diseases (i.e., mental, physical), supplement treatments, and improve quality of life. The intended audience includes researchers at all career levels (e.g., pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, faculty) who are interested in using smartphones as data collection and/or intervention tools.

BIT SIG Webinar

Collaborating to Disseminate Worksite Health and Well-Being Research
Date: August 30, 2018

This webinar will provide SBM members with information about The Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) and its activities, as a way to identify opportunities for SBM members to disseminate their research and share expertise. Opportunities include contributing to articles in peer-reviewed journals, presenting research on HERO webinars, and promoting their research in HERO member newsletters. The webinar will also provide an overview of the HERO Scorecard and discuss its potential use as a research tool.

BIT SIG Webinar

Thriving and Not Just Surviving Career Change After Academia
Date: July 19, 2018

Dr. Brent Van Dorsten is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in health and pain psychology and behavioral medicine assessment and treatment at the Colorado Center for Behavioral Medicine. At the CCBM, Dr. Van Dorsten is also involved in federally funded clinical research, national and international continuing education, forensic medicine and psychology assessments, and organizational/administration for several regional and national organizations. This seminar will review opportunities and considerations for research, teaching, program development and administration, clinical work and business/industry consulting after leaving an academic career and pursuing community opportunities. The webinar will be appropriate for all levels of experience, and for professionals in primarily teaching, research or clinical positions.

Critical Issues to Consider When Measuring Affect and Perceived Norms
Date: June 21, 2018

Measurement of constructs that are central to behavior change theories is an often overlooked, yet critical, issue to the advancement of our science. Good measurement of constructs allows for the precise test of interventions and of the theories in which they are rooted; poor measurement undermines these objectives. In this webinar, findings relevant to current limitations in the measurement of prevalent constructs in health behavior research (e.g., attitudes, affect, perceived norms) will be presented. The research presented will bring to light critical measurement issues for attitudes, affect and perceived norms, which can spark new interest in finding ways to improve their measurement.

BIT SIG Webinar

Transitioning from Graduate Student to Postdoc and Early Career
Date: May 3, 2018

Transitioning from graduate studies to a professional career path can be difficult. Having an idea of what to expect can make these transitions easier. In this webinar, SBM's Behavioral Informatics and Technology Special Interest Group brings  Kaitlin Roke, PhD Manager of Nutrition and Scientific Affairs at the Canadian Sugar Institute; Ajeng Puspitasari, PhD,  assistant professor at Mayo Clinic College of Science and Medicine and a Clinical Director at Mayo Clinic’s new residential treatment program for adults with serious mental illness; and Carly Goldstein, PhD, assistant professor at the Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center at The Miriam Hospital and Brown and Alpert Medical School, three individuals in their early-career stage from two different professions (nutrition and psychology) who had experience in academia and industry. They discuss their transition from PhD student to post-doctoral fellowship to current position. 

HBIC Webinar

Tips for Successful Grant Writing for the Health & Behavior International Collaborative Award
Date: April 4, 2018

This webinar provides tips and best practices for grant-writing for small professional organization awards, specifically the Health & Behavior International Collaborative Award. This award ($3,000; submission deadline May 1) is jointly sponsored by the Society of Behavioral Medicine, International Society of Behavioral Medicine, the Society for Health Psychology of the American Psychological Association, and the American Psychosomatic Society. The award's purpose is to facilitate a visit to an international laboratory or research group under the guidance of an identified international mentor.

SOBC Webinar

Introducing the Science of Behavior Change Online Repository of Measures of Behavior Change Mechanisms
Date: March 29, 2018

 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, walks attendees through the measures repository and highlights its value for the field.

CPEC Webinar

How to Write Op-Eds and Why You Should
Date: March 22, 2018

 This webinar is designed to empower and excite attendees to contribute to and shape the public narrative about health behavior change. Our expertise as behavioral medicine researchers and practitioners gives us an important opportunity to shape how society thinks about health. This webinar will discuss how to get on the road to becoming a thought leader by learning to write for the public. We will focus on op-ed writing, which entails building a sound evidence-based, values-based argument that is effective and easily digestible to a broad audience. We will review the basic structure of op-eds and how to pitch to editors. We will also discuss important considerations regarding op-ed writing including time commitment, how it can fit into tenure and promotion, dealing with rejection, and dealing with opposing views.

HDM Webinar

Perspectives on Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment from Across the Healthcare Continuum
Date: March 15, 2018

 Research has revealed that certain commonly used medical interventions are not as beneficial as was previously assumed, or that the risks may outweigh the benefits for some people. As the related problems of overdiagnosis (diagnosis of a medical problem that would have not caused harm) and overtreatment (use of treatments that do not improve well-being or lengthen life) are increasingly recognized, understanding how to communicate newly recognized risks and uncertainties to patients is imperative. Scaling back (or even de-implementing) treatment is an unresolved challenge in a culture promoting more intervention(s). To foster a discussion about these issues, this webinar brings together experts in end of life decision making (palliative care), overdiagnosis in cardiovascular disease, and cancer overdiagnosis and overtreatment to provide diverse perspectives from across the healthcare continuum. This webinar is presented by the Health Decision Making Special Interest Group and the SBM/Society for Medical Decision Making Crosstalk Committee. 

PA Webinar

Translational Research to Improve Physical Activity Outcomes in the Real-World
Date: March 8, 2018

 This webinar provides 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, provides 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, provides 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, highlighst the translation of an efficacious physical activity behavior change intervention from research into cancer survivorship care. Viewers 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, moderate.

Program Webinar

Extending the Reach of Behavioral Medicine: Lessons Learned Working with Policymakers
Date: March 1, 2018

Dr. Rachel Shelton, SBM's 2018 Annual Meeting Program Committee chair, will interview Dr. Binta Beard, managing partner at Equinox Strategies, and Dr. Sara 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.

OBBI SIG Webinar

The Quest for "Independence" as an Early-Career Professional
Date: February 22, 2018

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.