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November 13, 2023

Title: Self, social, and societal determinants of pain in the brain and body

Marianne Reddan, Ph.D., M.A.
Instructor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Research Interests: social cognitive neuroscience, health equity, emotion representation, biomarker development, fMRI, machine learning, affective computing, dyadic interaction, predictive coding, threat, pain, socioeconomic influence, clinical & policy translation


February 12, 2024

Title: TBD

Zaneta Thayer, Ph.D., M.A.
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Dartmouth College
Research Interests: Human biology /Intergenerational effects /Race and racism /Developmental plasticity /Maternal and child health /Health effects of stress and trauma


February 26, 2024

Title: TBD

Andres Acosta, Ph.D., M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Research Interests: mechanisms and regulation of appetite, satiation and satiety, including the role of gastric function, gastrointestinal hormones, taste preferences, bile acids, and enterohepatic regulation and gut energy utilization.


March 11, 2024

Title: TBD

Danielle Crookes, DrPH
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Health Sciences
Bouvé College of Health Sciences, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Northeastern University
Research Interests: understanding how immigrant-related policies, racism and xenophobia affect the health of immigrant and subsequent US-born generations and the ways in which psychological and social stressors affect cardiometabolic health in children and adults.