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Presentations

Surwit, Richard (2011, April 8). Hostility, Adiposity and the Adrenal Medulla: Psychological Factors and the Physiology of Glucose Metabolism [PowerPoint slides]. Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois, Chicago.

Richard S. Surwit, PhD, is professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University. His research focuses on the role of stress, depression and personality variables in the etiology and treatment of diabetes mellitus. He is the author of more than 120 refereed articles, 20 book chapters, and five books, including The Mind-Body Diabetes Revolution: A Proven New Program for Better Blood Sugar Control (Free Press, 2004). Learn... more

DuBois, David (2011, January 18). Investigating the Effects of a Comprehensive School-Based Prevention and Health Promotion Program [PowerPoint slides]. Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois, Chicago.

Positive Action is a program designed to reduce problem behaviors and promote academic achievement among elementary school students. Dr. DuBois reported on the program's effects based on data collected from youth who were followed from third through eighth grades in 14 Chicago Public Schools that were assigned randomly to either implement or not implement the program.

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Brownell, Kelly. (2010, Dec. 15) Is There the Courage to Change the U.S. Diet? Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Professor Brownell is professor of psychology, epidemiology and public health at Yale University, where he directs the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity.

Elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2006, Professor Brownell has received numerous awards and honors for his work.

Professor Brownell has advised members of Congress, governors, world health and nutrition organizations, and media leaders on issues of nutrition, obesity, and public policy. In 2006, Time magazine listed him among “The World’s 100 Most... more

Strasser, Andrew. (2010, November 4). New Low Nicotine Cigarettes are Still as Harmful: Implications for FDA Regulation of Tobacco [PDF of PowerPoint slides]. Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago.

In 2010, the University of Pennsylvania's Andrew Strasser, PhD, was conducting laboratory-based research on what makes cigarette advertising and anti-tobacco public service announcements (PSAs) effective. In a series of studies, he and his team coded PSAs for message sensation value (MSV), a measure of video and audio content, and argument strength.

For low-sensation-seeking smokers, low MSV PSAs increased self-efficacy, and high MSV PSAs... more

Hedeker, Don. (2010, June 15) Using SuperMix for Multilevel Discrete/Grouped Time Survival Analysis [PDF of PowerPoint slides]. Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago.

This three-hour workshop focused on analysis of clustered data (e.g., students within classes and schools) using multilevel (a.k.a. mixed) models, where the dependent variable represents time to an event (e.g., survival time, time until relapse). The focus was on studies where time is not measured continuously but only at certain follow-up waves, and the recording of the event is obtained at these follow-up waves.

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