Departmental Seminar Series
The focus of the seminar is to discuss topics related to the four graduate tracks: exercise physiology, motor control, biomechanics, and physical activity epidemiology. Each track invites a minimum of one external speaker each year.
If you are interested in presenting, please contact Dr. Nick Stergiou.
On September 5th, Dr. Sherry Pagoto will present workshops on social media. A workshop will be open to the public 12:00 - 1:30 PM in HPER 112.
Dr. Pagoto is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and co-founder of the UMass Center for mHealth. Her expertise is in obesity interventions, eating behavior, physical activity, depression, and cancer prevention. She has been continuously funded by the NIH and/or CDC for 10 years and has published 96 papers in scientific journals. Her work has been featured in Time.com, NPR.org, NBC News, and CNN.com just to name a few.
Social Media in Health Research – The use of online social networks has become ubiquitous in recent years, which means we have new ways to interact socially and to disseminate information. The possibilities for health research are limitless. Patients are increasingly flocking to online social networks to learn more about their health conditions and interact with providers and other patients. The phenomenon has been coined “peer-to-peer healthcare” by the Pew Research Center Internet and American Life Project, the group tracking the growth of this trend. This seminar is for faculty and students interested in leveraging online social networks for health research. Participants will learn of the different ways social media has been leveraged to measure, understand and intervene upon disease and health behavior.