VCBH Lecture Series 

Welcome to the VCBH Lecture Series. This lecture series was created for the greater UVM community as a way to interact and engage with top researchers in the intersectional fields we often work with at VCBH including, but not limited to, behavior change, addiction, chronic disease, and health disparities for vulnerable populations. Due to COVID-19, our in-person lectures will be held virtually until it is safe to gather in person again. We look forward to sharing these lectures with a wider audience. Look for registration information on this webpage and via our emails and social media channels. Please contact us with any questions or if you're interested in speaking.


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In support of improving patient care, The Robert Larner College of Medicine at The University of Vermont is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Vermont designates this internet live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

2020-2021 Lectures DatePresentation

James Murphy, PhD
Director, Health Addiction and Behavioral Intervention Team
University of Memphis
"Novel Behavioral Economic Approaches for Measuring Substance Use Severity and Motivating Change"


September 16, 2020Slides | Video

8th Annual VCBH Conference
Keynote Speaker: Steven Woolf, MD, MPH
"The Decline in US Life Expectancy: Are Deaths of Despair Responsible?


October 8-9, 2020Keynote Speaker 
October 8, 2020

Kenneth Silverman, PhD
Director, Center for Learning and Health
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Johns Hopkins Medicine
"Utility of Operant Conditioning to Address Poverty-Related Health Disparities"


November 18, 2020Slides | Video

Richard Rawson, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry
Senior Advisor, Best Practices Core, Center on Rural Addiction
University of Vermont
"Psychostimulants 2020: An Update"

December 16, 2020Slides | Video
Mary Whooley, MD
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Director, Center for Healthcare Improvement and Medical Effectiveness at the San Francisco VA and University of California, San Francisco
"Heart and Soul and Cardiac Rehabilitation"

January 20, 2021Slides | Video

Brandon Marshall, PhD
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Brown University
"Social, Structural, and Environmental Drivers of the Opioid Overdose Crisis"

February 17, 2021Slides | Video
Peter Hajek, MA, PhD
Professor of Clinical Psychology
Director, Health and Lifestyle Research Unit
Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine
Queen Mary University of London
"E-cigarettes and Smoking Cessation: Can E-cigarettes Speed Up the Demise of Smoking?"

March 17, 2021Slides | Video
Sudie E. Back, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, DART Research Training Program
Medical University of South Carolina
"Integrated, Exposure-Based Treatment of Co-Occurring PTSD and Substance Use Disorders"

April 21, 2021Slides | Video
Diann Galeema, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychological Science
Vermont Center on Behavior and Health
University of Vermont
"Secondary Prevention of Heart Disease: A Focus on Smoking and Socioeconomic Status"

May 26, 2021
Slides | Video