T32 Seminars

The T32 Seminar meets most Tuesdays from 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM in the 6th Floor Boardroom (Rm. 6601) of the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI), located at 1051 Riverside Drive in Manhattan.

For more information about the T32 Seminar Series, please contact us at info@cugmhp.org.


Upcoming Events

No upcoming seminars or lectures scheduled at this time. Please check back soon.

Past Events

HIV/AIDS Prevention Research in Lebanon

T32 Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Kaveh Khoshnood, PhD, MPH

Kaveh Khoshnood, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Yale School of Public Health and core faculty member of the Yale Council on Middle East Studies.  He is co-founder of Yale Violence and Health Study Group and a Steering Committee member of the Program on Conflict, Resiliency and Health at the Yale McMillan Center.  Dr. Khoshnood is trained as an infectious disease epidemiologist and has more than two decades of domestic and international experience in HIV prevention research among drug users and other at risk populations, including its ethical aspects. Dr. Khoshnood is an investigator on several projects in Lebanon including a parenting intervention with Palestinian refugees and a population size estimation and bio-behavioral surveillance of populations at risk of HIV/AIDS.  Dr. Khoshnood teaches a course at Yale School of Public Health entitled: “Responding to Violent Conflict: Epidemiological Methods & Public Health Interventions” which focuses on how epidemiological methods are applied to understand specific health consequences of violent conflicts, including infectious diseases, mental health, maternal/child health, and chronic health problems. The course has a focus on the Middle East and North Africa region.

04/25/2017 8:45 am - 10:00 am 6th Floor Boardroom (Rm. 6601), NYSPI | 1051 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10032

T32 Seminar

Attendance at this seminar is limited to current T32 Fellows.

04/18/2017 8:30 am - 9:45 am

T32 Seminar

Attendance at this seminar is limited to current T32 Fellows.

04/11/2017 8:30 am - 9:45 am

T32 Seminar

Attendance at this seminar is limited to current T32 Fellows.

04/04/2017 8:30 am - 9:45 am

Journal Club: Implementation Science

T32 Seminar
Speakers: Mary Northridge, PhD, MPH and Sara Metcalf, PhD, MBA

Mary Evelyn Northridge, PhD, MPH is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion at the New York University College of Dentistry and an Associated Professor at the New York University College of Global Public Health. She also holds a part-time appointment as a Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences (in Dental Medicine) at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the College of Dental Medicine and an adjunct appointment as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography, University at Buffalo. Professor Northridge currently serves as the inaugural Editor Emerita of the Journal of the Academy of Distinguished Educators and the inaugural Editor Emerita of the American Journal of Public Health. She has enduring interests in social and environmental determinants of health, including oral health, and a current focus in the utility of implementation science and systems science to promote health equity. She is currently funded by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research of the US National Institutes of Health on a collaborative R01 among researchers and practitioners at the University at Buffalo, Columbia University, and New York University (Lead PI: Northridge), as well as several local participatory projects related to systems science, implementation science, and oral public health. Professor Northridge earned a BA in chemistry with a specialty in biochemistry at the University of Virginia, an MPH in environmental health at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Rutgers University, and a PhD in epidemiology at Columbia University. Upon the completion of a post-doctoral fellowship in cancer epidemiology at the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute in Piscataway, NJ, Professor Northridge continued her academic career at the Harlem Health Promotion Center of Columbia University, where her research and practice projects addressed the elimination of social disparities in health through community-based participatory research for more than two decades. Professor Northridge is the author of over 200 scientific papers and the co-editor of two volumes.


Sara Susanne Metcalf, PhD, MBA is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at the University at Buffalo (UB) of the State University of New York. Professor Metcalf earned a BS in biochemistry and a BS in chemical engineering at Texas A&M University, an MS in chemical engineering and an MBA at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a PhD in geography at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As an urban geographer who practices systems modeling using system dynamics and agent-based models, Dr. Metcalf has experience building simulation models involving social and geographic influences on health care accessibility, diffusion of care-seeking behaviors, and health outcomes. Much of her modeling practice involves a participatory modeling approach that helps to balance convergence and divergence of perspectives in collaborative research contexts. Using insights from these group activities as well as qualitative and quantitative data, Dr. Metcalf and her systems science modeling team have developed a rich portfolio of simulation models, causal maps expressing shared dynamic hypotheses, and statistical models exploring geographic and other influences on health outcomes. The models in this portfolio are used for exploring social dimensions of oral health and care-seeking behaviors. This line of systems science research benefits from innovations in simulation software that facilitate multi-method and hybrid modeling of discrete, spatially-embedded agents alongside, within, or encapsulating stocks of continuously changing accumulations at various scales.


Participants are asked to read the following two articles for discussion prior to the seminar:

Mary E. Northridge and Sara S. Metcalf, “Enhancing implementation science by applying best principles of systems science” (Health Research Policy & Systems, 2016)

Sara S. Metcalf & Mary E. Northridge, “Engaging in Systems Science to Promote Health Equity” (SAGE Research Methods Cases, 2017)

03/28/2017 8:30 am - 9:45 am 6th Floor Boardroom (Rm. 6601), NYSPI, 1051 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10032

Thrive NYC: A Roadmap for Mental Health for All

T32 Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Gary Belkin, Executive Deputy Commissioner at New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
03/21/2017 8:30 am - 9:30 am 6th Floor Boardroom (Rm. 6601), NYSPI, 1051 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10032
03/07/2017 8:30 am - 9:45 am 6th Floor Boardroom (Rm. 6601), NYSPI, 1051 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10032

Journal Club: Implementation Science

T32 Seminar

Our February 14th seminar will be a journal club. We will review a viewpoint and an article, both of which focus on Implementation Science:


#1: Per Nilsen et. al., “Making sense of implementation theories, models and frameworks” (Implementation Science 2015)

The aim of this article is to propose a taxonomy that distinguishes between different categories of theories, models and frameworks in implementation science, to facilitate appropriate selection and application of relevant approaches in implementation research and practice and to foster cross-disciplinary dialogue among implementation researchers.


#2: David A. Chambers et. al, “Convergence of Implementation Science, Precision Medicine and the Learning Health Care System” (JAMA 2016 )

This article highlights key concepts discussed during an exploration of potential synergies among implementation science, precision medicine, and the learning health care system at a National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine workshop sponsored by the Roundtable on Translating Genomic-Based Research into Health.

02/14/2017 8:30 am - 9:45 am 6th Floor Boardroom (Rm. 6601), NYSPI, 1051 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10032

Mental Health System Strengthening in Zimbabwe

T32 Seminar
Speaker: Khameer Kidia, MPhil

Kham Kidia was born and raised in Zimbabwe and is devoted to improving health systems in his home country. He is the co-founder and executive director of Kushinga, a Zimbabwean nonprofit working on mental health systems strengthening through research, advocacy, and capacity building. Kham has experience conducting and leading policy-relevant anthropological research in HIV mental health, especially among adolescents. His work has been published in journals such as New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet Psychiatry, AIDS, and PLoS Medicine and has been featured in the media on BBC News. He holds a BA in French literature from Princeton University, an MPhil in Medical Anthropology from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and will graduate from Mount Sinai with an MD this year.

02/07/2017 8:30 am - 9:45 am 6th Floor Boardroom (Rm. 6601), NYSPI, 1051 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10032

Prevalence, Risk Factors, and a Socioecological Conceptual Model of Gender-Based Violence in Conflict-Affected Communities in Uganda

T32 Seminar
Speaker: Jennifer Mootz, PhD

Dr. Jennifer Mootz is a T32 Global Mental Health Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Columbia University Department of Psychiatry/ New York State Psychiatric Institute.

01/31/2017 8:30 am - 9:45 am 6th Floor Boardroom (Rm. 6601), NYSPI, 1051 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10032