The Health, Behavior and Society colloquium series, sponsored by the Office of the Provost
of Teachers College and Gottesman Libraries, seeks to bring together faculty and students from across Teachers College and other units of Columbia University whose research interests include the biological, behavioral, and social basis of healthy human development and health-related educational, behavioral, and social intervention.
- Improving Medication Adherence in Hypertensive African Americans, Results of Two Behavioral Interventions, with Dr. Olugbenga Ogedegbe, Thursday, 4/21, 12-1:30pm
Dr. Olugbenga Ogedegbe is an Associate Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Center for Healthful Behavior Change in the NYU School of Medicine's Division of General Internal Medicine. The programmatic focus of Dr. Ogedegbe's research is the translation and dissemination of evidence-based behavioral interventions targeted at cardiovascular risk reduction. His work focuses on translational behavioral medicine, addressing the T2/T3 gaps in translation research. Dr. Ogedegbe has extensive experience in the implementation of clinical trials of behavioral and lifestyle interventions targeted at medication adherence and blood pressure control in primary care practices and community-based settings. He is Principal Investigator on several NHLBI-funded R01 community and practice-based clinical trials, Project Leader on two NCMHHD-funded Health Disparities Center, and Co-Investigator on several NIH-funded trials in diabetes management and sleep disorders. Dr. Ogedegbe has served on several NIH study sections, is a permanent member of the Behavior Medicine Intervention and Outcomes study section and several special emphasis panels at the NHLBI, NCI, and the NCMHHD, as well as a member of the Eighth Joint National Committee on the Detection, Evaluation, Prevention and Treatment of Hypertension, and The Institute of Medicine Committee on Living Well with Chronic Disease.
Where: 305 Russell
- The Future of Innovation in Community Mental Health Is in the Developing World, with Dr. Gary Belkin, Thursday, 4/7, 12-1:30pm
Gary Belkin, MD, PhD, MPH is Associate Professor and Director, Program in Global Mental Health, New York University School of Medicine. He works both in day-to-day operational and overall policy development for systems of mental health care, as well as in efforts to develop and study emerging approaches to public mental health. In that vein of both research and practice he is Senior Director for Psychiatric Services in the Health and Hospitals Corporation of the City of New York which operates the New York City public hospitals and clinics system and was formerly Chief of Psychiatry at Bellevue Hospital. He is also founding Director of the NYU Program in Global Mental Health, which is intended to further implementation and policy approaches that both extend access to mental health services, and extend the impact of behavioral health sciences on other social sectors and outcomes. Initial ventures of that Program are the development of a Mental Health Component of the Millennium Villages Project, for which he is Mental Health Advisor, and for designing expanded mental health capacity within the Partners In Health system in Haiti.
This event is also part of the month's venue on creativity, comprising library events and offerings in support of the Department of Arts and Humanities Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation Symposium on April 28th and 29th.
Where: 305 Russell
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