On Thursday, February 7, 2013, from 12:30 - 1:30 pm, the lecture series will host Patrick Wilson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Socio-medical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, who will give a lunch-time lecture about “Using a situational framework to understand mood, well-being, and HIV risk among ethnic minority MSM” on Thursday February 7th from 12:30-1:30pm.
Patrick Wilson, PhD, focuses on research related to HIV risk and prevention, ethnicity, and sexuality among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States. Basically, his work falls into three broad topic areas including the intersecting roles that psychological factors (i.e., self-concept, identity, self-efficacy) and socio-contextual factors (i.e., social networks, discrimination and stigma, religion, trauma) play in explaining HIV risk and protective behaviors among ethnic minority MSM; the situational factors that may promote or prevent sexual risk-taking, substance use, and poor mental health among MSM; and the development, implementation, evaluation, and translation of primary and secondary HIV prevention interventions targeting youth and MSM. Cutting across these topical areas is his use of innovative and rigorous quantitative and qualitative methodologies to answer research questions of interest.
Dr. Wilson's research is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The lecture will be in Video Conference Room 204 on the second floor of Ryan at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs.You can also view this talk streamed live during or after the lecture at the following link: http://www.chip.uconn.edu/lecture-2-7-13
CHIP will provide lunch for those that indicate their preference ahead of time from a platter of sandwich and wrap selections, including: Roast beef, roasted red peppers, Monterey jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, horseradish mayonnaise on sourdough roll; Chicken salad with apples, walnuts, lettuce on a sourdough roll; and Hummus with lettuce, tomato, assorted shredded vegetables and cheese on a wheat hard roll. All selections come with a piece of fresh fruit and bottled water. Anyone looking to attend needs to let Stacy Leeds know your preference by Monday, February 4 at 10:30 am.