Health Psychology Lecture Series Seminar

Fall 2023 Schedule

Fall 2023, Wednesdays 12-1pm, Pritzker Hall Room 3571

10/4/23 Julienne E. Bower, PhD

Professor and Health Area chair

Organizational meeting:  Health Psychology area majors and minors and NIMH trainees only
10/11/23 Health Psychology faculty panel discussion

Profs. Bower, Tomiyama, & Wilson

Making an impact in the world with your work: Examples, experiences, and hopes for the future
10/18/23 Julianne Holt-Lunstad, PhD

Professor, Psychology and Neuroscience

Brigham Young University

Q&A with the lead science editor of the US Surgeon General’s Advisory on the Healing Effects of Social Connection and Community
Recommend skimming the advisory in advance
10/25/23 Dana Rose Garfin, PhD

Assistant Professor-in-Residence

Community Health Sciences

Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA

Adversity & Mental Health: Understanding Risk, Building Resilience Using a Community-engaged Approach
11/1/23 Gabrielle Rinne, MA, C.Phil

Psychology, UCLA

Perinatal Influences on Infant and Child Biobehavioral Development
11/8/23 Professional development alumni panel

Olajide Bamishigbin, SCAN Health Plan, JSI

Alexandra Crosswell, Apple

Josephine Menkin, Evernorth

Arielle Radin, Bruin Health

Health psychology careers in industry/business/entrepreneurship

Held on Zoom – meeting room link will be distributed in early November.

11/15/23 John Ruiz, PhD

Professor, Clinical Health Psychology

University of Arizona

Q&A with the editor-in-chief of Health Psychology and US Preventive Services Task Force member

Skim USPSTF anxiety and depression screening recc’s for adults (anxiety, depression) and/or children (anxiety, depression) in advance

11/22/23 NO MEETING: Thanksgiving

Karen D. Lincoln, PhD, MSW

Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health

Susan & Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences, UC-Irvine

Racial Discrimination, Sleep Quality and Brain Health among Community-Dwelling Black Americans
12/6/23 Chanita Hughes Halbert, PhD

Vice Chair for Research and Professor, Department of Population and Public Health Sciences

Keck School of Medicine

University of Southern California

Title TBD

This interdisciplinary seminar is sponsored by the UCLA Health Psychology Program (Department of Psychology) and NIMH training grant #15750.  Interested persons are encouraged to attend any or all of these sessions. The seminar is also offered for two credits per quarter as Psychology 219: Health Psychology Lecture Series.  For additional information, please contact Professor Theodore Robles at

Past Syllabi