The CHRS weekly 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.

For further information on the series or working groups, contact

All events are Wednesdays, 2:30-4 PM in Watkins G12.

Seminars, Spring 2018

January 31
Deanna Kerrigan, PhD, MPH, Professor and Director of the Center for Health, Risk & Society in the Department of Sociology, American University
"Building Collaborative Research Platforms"

February 7
Abigail Sewell, PhD, MA, Assistant Professor Of Sociology, Emory University
"When Systems of Care Hurt: The Community Illness Burdens of Police Violence Effects"

February 21
Jonathan Purtle, DRPH, MPH, MSC, Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy, Center for Population Health and Community Impact, Drexel University
"Heroes' Invisible Wounds of War: Constructions of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Federal Legislation and Popular Press"

March 21
Ali Groves, MHS, PhD, Assistant Professor, Community Health and Prevention, Drexel University
"Postpartum Sexual Risk Behavior Among Younger and Older South African Women"

March 28
Robert Turner, PhD, Research Scientist, Center on BioBehavioral Health Disparities Research, Duke University
"A Life course conceptual approach for the examination of the African American Male Experience"

April 18