Webinars

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2019 Presidential Candidate Webinar
Presenters: Monica Baskin, PhD and Brad Hesse, PhD

   

If you missed the 2019 Presidential Candidate webinar on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, then you can watch the recorded webinar below. The candidates discussed their passions outside of work, and answered questions about SBM's top strengths and challenges. Watch the recording below to hear more about their vision for SBM.


Behavioral Medicine in Real World Settings: An Introduction to Implementation Science
Date: January 17, 2019
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Presenters: Carly Goldstein, PhD; Margaret Handley, PhD; and Charles Jonassaint, PhD
Cost: Registration is free for SBM members and $15 for non-members.

   

This webinar is a brief introduction to implementation science (ImS), often referred to as dissemination and implementation science (D&I). The overall purpose of ImS theory and design is to provide clinicians, public health practitioners and researchers with the tools to accelerate the translation of evidence into practice, policy, and public health. This webinar will provide the appropriate ImS primer for those who are collaborating, or looking to collaborate, on an implementation project or for those who are planning additional study within this discipline and want to ultimately design and lead an implementation project of their own. The presenters will provide a brief overview of models, theories and frameworks used in ImS and how these approaches help translate evidence-based behavioral medicine research into intervention strategies that are effective in real-world settings.

At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Articulate the rational for Implementation science theory and design in behavioral medicine
  • Understand some basic implementation strategies and how they would be applied to their own work
  • Develop one or more implementation science aims related to their work

Intended audience would be all career levels. Those with limited or introductory knowledge of implementation science methods. Webinar will be particularly helpful for those who are interested in implementing behavioral interventions and digital health.

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. Her research is focused on developing and improving mHealth interventions and prevention programs for obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes utilizing novel technology. Much of her work involves adapting existing weight loss programs to clinical settings serving medically-complex patients including cardiac rehabilitation and primary care. She is also interested in adequate self-management such as medication adherence and cognitive impairment. Dr. Goldstein is broadly interested in novel research methodology such as the Multiphase Optimization Strategy and dissemination and implementation science. Twitter handle @sciCarly

Margaret A. Handley, PhD, MPH, is a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and in the Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine. She has a public health background and has worked in local and state health departments prior to coming to UCSF. She is a faculty member of the UCSF-Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Center for Vulnerable Populations. She co-directs the Training Program in Implementation Science, which focus on the art and science of translating evidence into practice, policy and public health. Her areas of interest are public health and primary care interventions to address health disparities, implementation and dissemination sciences, chronic disease prevention and self-management in safety net settings, public health literacy, migration and health/trans-national health, and reduction of the burden of global TB.

Charles Jonassaint, PhD MHS is an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Jonassaint is a practicing clinical health psychologist focusing on the implementation of behavioral intervention technologies in low-resource settings. He has clinical expertise in chronic disease self-management and cognitive behavioral therapy and has had extensive experience working with underrepresented and underserved patients. He completed his graduate training at Duke University and medical psychology residency at the Duke University Medical Center. He went on to do a clinical research fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as well as, a Masters in Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is currently funded through an NHLBI K23 grant to lead a program of research in sickle cell disease focused on designing and testing evidence-based mHealth tools for improving stress and pain management.


How to Manage Your Lab Using Project Management Techniques
Date: January 24, 2019
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. 


Primary Care Behavioral Health Innovations: Lessons Learned from 20 Years of Department of Defense Research
Date: January 31, 2019
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Presenters: Adam D. Dell, PsyD, ABPP, Maj, USAF and Ryan Landoll, Ph.D. ABPP, Maj, USAF
Cost: Registration is free for SBM members and $15 for non-members.

 

This webinar will summarize the history of innovations in the United States Air Force Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) model of integrated care, with a focus on recent innovations such as the “BHOP First Stop” quality improvement program. Participants will be able to compare innovations piloted in the Military Health System to other healthcare organizations with a focus on understanding cultural considerations. Participants will be able to evaluate the applicability of PCBH initiatives to clinics with various demographic and cultural differences.

Major Adam David Dell is currently serving as Mental Health Flight Commander, 71st Medical Operations Squadron, Vance AFB, Oklahoma. His duties include supervision and management of all mental health and disaster mental health operations at Vance AFB. Maj Dell dedicates clinical and professional supervision to a multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals to include three junior officers, three enlisted members, and four civilians. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. He provides evidence-based assessment and treatment to patients in outpatient settings as a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist. He serves as the Director of Psychological Health for Vance AFB and partners with other helping agencies to promote wellness and prevention across the installation. While deployed in 2016, he served as the sole mental health professional in support of 4 Operations and 3 Areas of Responsibility for 5,000+ joint service members at Al Dhafra AB, UAE. He previously served as the sole Behavioral Science consultant to 2nd Air Force and was a featured lecturer for the annual 2nd Air Force Character Development Seminar to 6 Air Education and Training Command bases in addition to ongoing consultation and curriculum development to 2nd Air Force regarding the Military Training Leaders course at Keesler AFB.
After successful completion of all pre-doctoral internship courses in the Doctor of Psychology program at Indiana State University, he was eligible to Commission as a captain in the United States Air Force in May 2013. He completed Commissioned Officer’s Training in July 2013. As a captain, he served as Chief Resident from August 2013 to August 2014 in the pre-doctoral internship at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio Lackland AFB, Texas. Prior to his current position, he was the Behavioral Health Optimization Program Manager, Mental Health Clinic Element Chief, and Interim Mental Health Flight Commander, 81st Medical Operations Squadron, Keesler AFB, Miss. 

Major Ryan Landoll is the Assistant Dean for the Preclinical Sciences for the Office of Student Affairs, Uniformed Services University (USU). Prior to his current assignment, Major Landoll was the Director of Integrated Behavioral Health in the Department of Family Medicine at USU. He oversaw integrated behavioral health services for the approximately 2,000 student, faculty, and staff beneficiares of the University Family Health Center. Major Landoll also continues to serve as Principal Investigator of the Military Active Duty Sexual + Reproductive Health (MARSH) Research Program, a $1.2M research program involving 15 investigators across 4 Military Treatment Faciltiies and civilian partner sites.
As a board certified Clinical Psychologist, Major Landoll also served as the Behavioral Health Optimization Program Manager and Chief, Mental Health Clinic of the 20th Medical Operations Squadron, 20th Medical Group, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. In this capacity, from 2012-2016 he directed a team of 20 health care specialists in providing behavioral health services for over 13,000 joint members and dependents.
Major Landoll completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He subsequently earned his Masters of Science and PhD in Clinical Psychology with a Specialization in Children and Families. Major Landoll completed his clinical residency at Malcolm Grow Medical Center at Andrews AFB in 2012.


Behavioural Science meets Computer Science: The Human Behaviour Change Project
Date: February 7, 2019
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Presenters: Susan Michie, FMedSci, FAcSS
Cost: Registration is free for SBM members and $15 for non-members.

Behaviour change is essential if major health problems such as obesity and cancer are to be tackled.  Evidence is needed by researchers, policy-makers and practitioners about intervention effectiveness across contexts, and about mechanisms of action. Such evidence is currently produced on a vast but fragmented scale and more rapidly than humans can synthesise and access.  Computers have the capacity and speed to do this task but lack the organisational structure to do this successfully. Progress in this area requires a collaboration between computer and behavioural scientists to develop a knowledge structure (‘ontology’) and apply it to the evidence, and information science to support the curation and access of evidence. 

The Human Behaviour Change Project(www.humanbehaviourchange.org) brings together behavioural, computer and information scientists to build an Artificial Intelligence system to continually scan the world literature on behaviour change, extract key information and use this to build and update the scientific understanding of human behaviour to answer variants of the ‘big question’: ‘What works, compared with what, how well, for whom, in what settings, for what behaviours and why?’

This webinar is intended for all individuals interested in learning about human behavior and how to change it, and how computer science can contribute to this. This webinar is designed for investigators at any level of their career. No prerequisite knowledge is required for this webinar.

Susan Michie, FMedSci, FAcSS is Professor of Health Psychology, Director of the Centre for Behaviour Change at University College London, UK, (www.ucl.ac.uk/behaviour-change) and Co-Director of the Behavioural Sciences Policy Research Unit for England and Wales. She has developed innovative methods for characterising and reporting complex population, organisational and individual level interventions and for synthesising evidence about their effectiveness, working across disciplines such as information science, environmental science, computer science and medicine. Two collaborative interdisciplinary projects are the Human Behavior Change Project (www.humanbehaviourchange.org) and Complex Systems for Sustainability and Health www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/environmental-design/research/research-projects/cussh. She is Chair of the UK Food Standard Agency’s Social Sciences Advisory Committee and chaired the Academy of Social Science’s ‘Health of People’ project.

Website: www.ucl.ac.uk/health-psychology/people/Susan_Michie  

Twitter handle @SusanMichie 


Webinar Recordings


 

Grant-Writing Workshop: Submitting a Successful Specific Aims Page
Date: January 10, 2019

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.



 

Optimization of Behavioral Interventions – An Illustrative Example of an Adaptive Intervention
Date: December 13, 2018

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.



 

Current Approaches to Physical Activity Promotion
Date: December 6, 2018

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.



 

Challenges and Opportunities for Development Beyond Tenure
Date: November 29, 2018

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).



 

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.