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CHRS Speaker Series, 2023-24 

Spring 2024 SeriesJanuary 24–April 17
Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Watkins G2 and on Zoom

Refreshments and networking from 3:30-4:00.

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  • January 24, The Toll of Exclusion on Immigrants’ Healthacross the Life Course: Research Advances and Future Directions
    Molly Dondero, PhD, MA (American University)
  • January 31, Health Disparities at the Border
    Ernesto Casteñada, PhD (American University)
  • February 7, Seeds of Unity: Examining the Link Between Joint Land Titles and Women's Status and Well-Being in Western Uganda
    Michelle Poulin, PhD (University of California, Berkeley)
  • February 14, User-centered Design in Combination Interventions to Prevent Perpetration of Violence and HIV among Adolescents
    Caroline Kuo, DPhil, MPhil (American University)
  • February 21, Conceptualizing and Operationalizing 'Multi-Partner Fertility' in a Longitudinal Study of Marriage, Kinship Support and Child Health in Low-Income Nairobi
    Kirsten Stoebenau
    , PhD, & Sangeetha Madhavan, PhD
    (University of Maryland, College Park)
  • February 28, The Reproduction of Inequality
    Katherine Mason
    , PhD, MA (Wheaton College)
  • March 6, Title to Be Determined
    Sara Kaplan, PhD (American University)
  • March 20, Intimate Partner Homicide against Older Women: Variations across Age and Relationship Status
    Lynn Addington
    , PhD, JD, MA (American University)
  • March 27, Mass Incarceration, Affordable Housing, and Health Inequities
    Kim Blakenship
    , PhD, MA (American University)
  • April 3, Investigating DC's climate stories: Identifying Gaps and New Directions in Local Media Depictions of Climate Change
    Rosalind Donald
    , PhD, MA (American University)
  • April 10, The Wages of English: Barriers to Cross-Racial Community Mobilization in Non-Profit Organizations
    Sarah Iverson
    , PhD, MPhil, MA (American University)
  • April 17, Refusing Logics of Exclusion, Constructing a Landscape of Care: HPV, Anal Warts, and Queer Recognition in Kenya
    Matt Thomman
    , PhD, MS (University of Maryland, College Park)

Past Events

  • Sanyu A. Mojola, Race, Health, and Inequality: The Roots of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Washington, DC
  • Tracy Weitz, Why Do They Look So Hard? Physician Self-enforcement of “Heartbeat” Abortion Bans 
  • Alison H. Norris, Perspectives from a Midwestern Researcher
  • Jonathan G. Tubman, Exploring Multivariate Risk Factors for Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Among Sexual and Gender Minority Emerging Adults 
  • Rita Jalali, Global Health Priorities and the Neglect of Menstrual Health and Hygiene: The Role of Issue Attributes
  • Robin Lumsdaine, An Analysis of Policymakers’ Communications regarding COVID
  • Kelly Cleland, Emergency Contraception in the Post-Dobbs Era: Urgency, Barriers, and Opportunities to Expand Access