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The CHRS seminar series features speakers who discuss critical issues in applying social science perspectives to health. It covers cross-disciplinary topics and includes a combination of presentations, "work in progress" seminars, and thematic seminars.

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Fall 2018 Seminar Series and Sponsored Events
Date and Time Speaker Topic Location

Tuesday 9/25
1:00 PM

Jimmy Kolker, MPA Former Ambassador to Burkina Faso

How AIDS, Ebola and Zika Changed US Diplomacy (Co-sponsored with CAS Dean's Office & DHS)

Formal Lounge in Letts Hall

Wednesday, 10/3 

2:30-4:00 PM

Kelly King, PhD
Mobile Integrated Health Manager

Baltimore City Fire Department


Putting Out Fires: Curbing Baltimore's Opioid Epidemic 

Watkins G12

Thursday, 10/4

11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Karambu Ringera, PhD

International Peace Initiatives


Reframing empowerment: Dialogues in the context of health and development in Kenya (Co-sponsored DHS)

Founder’s Room SIS

Wednesday, 10/17    

2:30-4:00 PM

Kim M. Blankenship, PhD
Professor, Department of Sociology

Associate Dean of Research, College of Arts and Sciences, American University


Housing Instability, Housing Policy and Health

Watkins G12

Wednesday, 10/31

2:30-4:00 PM

Sangeetha Madhavan, PhD
Associate Professor, African American Studies and Sociology
Assoc. Director, MD Population Research Ctr University of Maryland

Urban hotspots of vulnerability and resilience: An analysis of food insecurity and kinship in a Nairobi slum (Co-sponsored with the Metropolitan Policy Center)

Kerwin 301

Wednesday, 11/7      

2:30-4:00 PM

Maria Floro, PhD

Professor, Department of Economics, Co-Director, Graduate Program on Gender Analysis in Economics (PGAE), American University


Care Work and the Economy:  
The Role of Gender-Sensitive Macroeconomic Models in Policy Analyses


Watkins G12

Wednesday, 12/5       

2:30-4:00 PM

Ali Groves, PhD, MSH
Assistant Professor, Community Health Prevention

Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University


Postpartum sexual risk behavior among younger and older South African women

Watkins G12