At the postdoctoral seminars, “Psychology and Medicine” faculty or guest speakers present their current research.  The seminars are open to UCSF graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty and meet on Tuesdays from 8:30 am to 10:00 am in room 474 (unless otherwise indicated) at the Laurel Heights Campus, 3333 California St., 4th floor. If interested in attending, please contact Marilyn Vella (476-7285 or for further information.

The postdoctoral seminars consist of presentations by "Psychology and Medicine" faculty or guest speakers focusing on their current research, how they came to study the questions they do, and what theoretical perspectives they bring. Speakers discuss where they are going and reflect on the process of research, including ethical issues, methodological or statistical challenges.   

2006 - 2007



Title of Presentation

Sept. 12

Ricardo Muñoz, PhD

Evidence-based interventions for diverse populations: The San Francisco General Hospital prevention and treatment manuals
(Contact Marilyn Vella for reading material for this seminar.)

Sept. 19

Ricardo Muñoz, PhD

Evidence-based Web Interventions:  Using the Internet to reduce health disparities worldwide (Contact Marilyn Vella for reading material for this seminar.)

Sept.  26
Oct. 3

Margaret Kemeny, PhD

Psychoneuroimmunology: The biology of self

Oct. 10
Oct. 17

Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD

Health-related decision-making:  The adolescent and young adult perspective

Oct. 24
Oct. 31

Owen Wolkowitz, MD

The foe who fights from within: Stress, mood and the brain

Nov. 7

Kristine Yaffe, MD

Conducting epidemiological and outcomes research on dementia

Nov. 14

Patricia Areán, PhD

Treating depression in older adults: A social/organizational perspective

Nov. 21

Stephen Morin, PhD

HIV prevention with positives in clinical care settings

Nov. 28
Dec. 5

Jeanne Tschann, PhD 

Personal relationships and health-related behaviors among children and adolescents

Dec. 12
Dec. 19

Elissa Epel, PhD  

Coping with chronic stress: Psychobiological pathways to risk and resilience

Jan. 2
Jan. 9

no seminar


Jan. 16
Jan. 23

Susan Folkman, PhD

The life history of a research question

Jan. 30
Feb. 6

Victor Reus, MD

Thirteen ways of looking at a blackbird: A career in mood disorders

Feb. 13
Feb. 20

Constance Weisner, DrPh

Alcohol and drug problems and implications for health, medical utilization and cost of substance abuse patients and family members

Feb. 27
March 6

Wendy Mendes, PhD

Cardiovascular and neuroendocrine concomitants of emotional and motivational states

March 13

Amani Nuru-Jeter, PhD, MPH

The ecology and psychophysiology of race: A population health perspective

March 20
March 27

Lauri Pasch, PhD

Psychological aspects of infertility

April 3
April 10



April 17
April  24

Thomas Neylan, MD

Sleep and stress I and II

May 1
May 8

Sharon Hall, PhD

Treatment of tobacco dependence in complex populations

May 15
May 22

Alicia Lieberman, PhD

Mental health in infancy and early childhood: Evidence-based intervention

May 29
June 5

Judith Moskowitz, PhD

The role of positive affect in adjustment to chronic illness

June 12
June 19



June 26




Leadership in research, education, psychiatric care and public service