SPH Solutions Series – Developing & Testing Electronic/Moblie Interventions for Substance Misuse and HIV Prevention

Come hear Dr. Robert Leeman speak on July 24, 2018 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm in EAD 703.

Robert Leeman, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Education and Behavior at the University of Florida and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Clark University, followed by an M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. After his Ph.D., Dr. Leeman spent a decade at Yale, first as a post-doctoral fellow, then as a faculty member. His primary research interest is in relationships between difficulties with self-control and addictive behaviors, particularly alcohol use, though he also has also conducted research on opioid misuse, tobacco use and gambling. Using human laboratory, survey and randomized controlled trial methods, Dr. Leeman tests novel interventions and attempts to learn more about risk factors for substance misuse, particularly in adolescent and young adult populations. In his recent research, these novel interventions have been primarily technology-based including web-based interventions, devices and smartphone applications.

Lunch will be provided for the first 20 attendees