2021-2022 Seminars

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Joshua Gonzalez, PhD,
OFDIR Postdoctoral Fellow,
Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences,

Title: “Autonomic Balance: How Fasting and Vaping Tilt the Scale”

Host: Nicole Bowles

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Cindy Perry, PhD, FNP-BC, FAHA
Elizabeth N. Gray Distinguished Professor,
School of Nursing,

Title: "Promoting Physical Activity in Rural Communities"

Host: Brad Wipfli

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Glen Kisby, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology
College of Osteopathic Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences

Title: “Western Pacific ALS/PDC: Will the real culprit stand-up!”

Host: Peter Spencer

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Zachary Nagel, PhD,
Assistant Professor,
Radiation Biology Environmental Health,
Harvard University

Title: "Measuring multi-pathway DNA repair landscapes to understand how human variation contributes to disease susceptibility"

Host: Caren Weinhouse

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Melissa Emery Thompson, PhD
Associate Professor,
Department of Anthropology,
Assistant Vice President for Research,
University of New Mexico
Co-director of the Kibale Chimpanzee Project

Title: "Chimpanzees and the Evolution of Healthy Aging"

Host: Saurabh Thosar

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Jonathan S. Emens, MD, FABSM,
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine,
Assistant Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine,
Affiliate Faculty, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences,
Staff Physician, VA Portland Health Care System

Title: “Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Rhythm Disorder: The Price of Electric Light”

Host: Steven Shea

April 6, 2022

Jingyi Qian, PhD
Instructor, Department of Medicine
Associate Physiologist, Brigham and Women's Hospital,
Associate Director of the Medical Chronobiology Program, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Title: "The interaction of the circadian system and physical activity on cardiometabolic outcomes"

Host: Andrew McHill

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Hiroko Kiyoshi-Teo, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor,
School of Nursing,

Title: "Reducing fall risks in older adults in hospital and community using patient-centered communication approach: Motivational interviewing"

Host: David Hurtado

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Sayaka Inoue, PhD,
Scientific Research Associate
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,
School of Medicine,
Stanford University

Title: “Neural basis underlying state changes in female social behaviors”

Host: Matt Butler

Friday, March 11, 2022

Elizabeth Holly, PhD,
Postdoctoral Fellow,

Perelman School of Medicine,
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Title: “Effects of stress and local striatal circuits on goal-directed behaviors”

Host: Matt Butler

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Christopher T. Minson, PhD
Kenneth and Kenda Singer Endowed
Professor of Human Physiology,
Department of Human Physiology,
University of Oregon
View Recorded Seminar

Title: “Get Out! Breaking out of our comfort zone to improve human health”

Host: Saurabh Thosar

Friday, March 4, 2022

Jordan Marrocco, PhD,
Assistant Professor,
Department of Biology,
Touro College and University System
New York, NY

Title: “Experiences nurturing the epigenome: allostatic circuits of the hippocampus”

Host: Matt Butler

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Xiaoting Wu, PhD,
Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,
Stanford University,
Stanford, CA

Title: “5-HT in the medial septum regulates social memory”

Host: Matt Butler

Friday, February 25, 2022

Masatoshi Inoue, PhD,
Basic Life Research Scientist,
Stanford University,
Stanford, CA

Title: “Understanding Social Circuit Dynamics in Autistic Model with Multiplexed Imaging and Control”

Host: Matt Butler

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Sharon Torigoe, PhD,
Assistant Professor of Biology,
Lewis and Clark University

Title: "Mechanisms for Transcriptional Regulation in Pluripotent Stem Cells"

Host: Caren Weinhouse

Friday, February 18, 2022

Orna Issler, PhD,
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Neuroscience Department,
Icahn School of Medicine at
Mount Sinai

Title: “The missing LINC Long non-coding RNA as key players in depression”

Host: Matt Butler

Friday, February 11, 2022
11:00AM - Noon

Daniel W Bayless, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Psychiatry and
Behavioral Sciences, Stanford
University, Stanford, CA

Title: “Sex on the brain: Sexually differentiated neural regulation of sex recognition and mating behavior”

Host: Matt Butler

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Morgan L Gustison, PhD,
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Department of Integrative Biology,
College of Natural Sciences,
University of Texas at Austin

Title: “Strangers to partners: Neuro-behavioral signatures of pair-bonding”

Host: Matt Butler

February 2, 2022

Patrick McGowan , PhD
Department of Biological Sciences,
University of Toronto Scarborough,
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Title: "Epigenetic Programming of the Response to Stress"

Host: Chuck Allen

January 5, 2022

Kimberly E. Beatty, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering,
Associate Professor of Chemical Physiology and Biochemistry,
Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program, Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences,
OHSU School of Medicine, OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine, School of Medicine
View Recorded Seminar

Title: "Genetically-encoded tags for correlated light and electron microscopy"

Host: R. Stephen Lloyd

December 1, 2021

Jenny Tung, PhD,
Associate Professor, Evolutionary Anthropology
Associate Professor, Biology,
Affiliate, Duke Population Research Institute
and Center for Genomic and Computational Biology
Senior Fellow, Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human
Duke University

Title: "Social hierarchies, gene regulation, and health: lessons from our primate cousins"

Host: Caren Weinhouse

November 10, 2021

Francesca Luca, PhD,
Associate Professor of Molecular Medicine and Genetics and of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Center For Molecular Medicine and Genetics,
Wayne State University
View Recorded Seminar

Title: "Genetic, developmental and social factors in immune cell gene expression and health"

Host: Caren Weinhouse

November 3, 2021

Jessee Dietch, PhD
Assistant Professor,
School of Psychological Science
Oregon State University
View Recorded Seminar

Title: "Developing, Testing, and Launching CBTIweb: A web-based provider training in cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia"

Host: Ryan Olson

October 27, 2021

Monica Ramirez-Andreotta, PhD
Associate Professor,
Director, Project Harvest,
Director, Gardenroots,
University of Arizona
View Recorded Seminar

Title: "Participatory Research Methods to Address Layered Environmental Health Burdens and Mobilize Resilience"

Host: Nicole Bowles

October 13, 2021

Timothee Lionnet, PhD
Assistant Professor,
Department of Cell Biology,
NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Title: "Lighting up mechanisms of transcriptional dynamics and heterogeneity"

Host: Chuck Allen

October 6, 2021

Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher, PhD
Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education,
Research Associate Professor, Internal Medicine (General Medicine),
School of Public Health, University of Michigan

View Recorded Seminar

Title: "Making Measurements Meaningful"

Host: David Hurtado, ScD

September 29, 2021

The Oregon Healthy Workforce Center’s (OHWC) new cycle, 2021-2026
Hosts: Ryan Olson and Leslie Hammer
View Recorded Seminar

  • Ryan Olson, PhD & Leslie Hammer, PhD
    Co-Directors, Oregon Healthy Workforce Center

    Title: "OHWC Introduction"

  • Nicole Bowles, PhD,
    Assistant Professor

    Title: "A natural experiment for the impact of schedules on sleep, health, and safety in firefighters"

  • David Hurtado, ScD,
    Assistant Professor

    Title: "The Work-life Check-ins: A supervisor-driven intervention to reduce workers’ burnout"

  • Emily (Yueng-hsiang) Huang, PhD,
    Associate Professor

    Title: "Development and validation of a Total Worker Health Climate Scale"

  • Ryan Olson, PhD
    Co-Director, Oregon Healthy Workforce Center

    Title: "Translating an intervention to address chronic pain among home care workers"

  • Dede Montgomery, MS, CIH,
    Senior Research Associate

    Title: "OHWC Outreach Core"

September 22, 2021

Ryan McGinnis, PhD,
Assistant Professor,
Deptartment of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering,
Assistant Director, Biomedical Engineering Program,
Director, M-Sense Research Group,
University of Vermont
View Recorded Seminar

Title: “Developing Digital Biomarkers, Phenotypes, and Therapeutics: The Future of Wearables for Improving Human Health"

Host: Steven A. Shea, PhD

September 8, 2021

Herman Pontzer, PhD,
Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology and Global Health,
Duke University
View Recorded Seminar

Title: "Daily Energy Expenditure Across the Lifespan: Effects of Lifestyle, Age, and Evolution"

Host: Andrew McHill

September 1, 2021

Roman Baca, MFA
Co-founder, Artistic Director
Exit12 Dance Company
View Recorded Seminar

Title: "Choreographing War Stories to Provoke Healing, Peacebuliding, and Understanding"

Host: Krista Brockwood