UMD Summer Diversity Conference
Thursday, July 11, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)
The UMD Clinical Psychology Program and the NIH-funded T32 Training Program in Basic Science and Addiction Treatment (Co-PI's Drs. Carl Lejuez and Cynthia Moss), in collaboration with the Psychology Department Diversity Committee, the Dean's Office of the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion is hosting a one day Summer Diversity Conference. Presentations will focus on current directions in research and practice on cultural competence, diversity (very broadly defined), and psychological health, with an emphasis on basic science findings and their real-world application.
Invited speakers from UMD include Derek Iwamoto Ph.D., Karen O’Brien Ph.D., and Tracy Riggins, Ph.D, as well as three trainees from the T32 program. Our outstanding list of outside speakers include Cristiane Duarte, Ph.D. (Columbia University), Mark Hatzenbuehler, Ph.D. (Columbia University), and Raymond Crowel, Psy.D. (Behavioral Health and Crisis Services in Montgomery County, MD).
Please note that registration will continue until July 10th, however, breakfast, lunch and conference materials may not be available to those who register after July 8th.
The conference will be held on Thursday, July 11th, 2013, in the Hoff Theater (room 0126) of the Stamp Student Union at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Please note that breakfast will be held from 8:45 am - 9:15am. The conference will run from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Parking information for visitors can be found at the following link: http://www.umd.edu/parking_info.cfm . We recommend parking in Union Lane Garage. Parking is $3.00 per hour, $15 daily maximum. Parking can be paid by cash or credit card via garage paystations. We cannot validate parking.
Please send questions to Sharon Thomas and Victoria Smith (UMDdiversitycommittee@gmail.com).
Title: Context and Development of Psychopathology in Latino Children
Presented by Cristiane Duarte, Ph.D., Columbia University
Biography: Dr. Duarte is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Columbia University. Her research is based on innovative and large-scale population-based studies designed to generate knowledge of high public health impact about child mental disorders. In every instance, the goal has been to use state-of-the art sampling and assessment methodologies to generate population-based, intervention-relevant information to improve mental health outcomes among underserved, hard-to-reach, understudied, populations, with emphasis on Latino youth. She is part of highly influential studies of Latino youth in the US, Puerto Rico and Brazil, supported by NIH, NARSAD and RWJF.
Title: Structural Stigma and the Health of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Populations.
Presented by Mark Hatzenbuehler, Ph.D.,
Biography: Mark L. Hatzenbuehler, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences in the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. He completed his doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Yale University and was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia. Dr. Hatzenbuehler's research examines how structural forms of stigma increase risk for adverse health outcomes among members of socially disadvantaged populations, with a particular focus on lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals. His research has been published in several leading journals, including the American Journal of Public Health, Psychological Bulletin, and Pediatrics. Dr. Hatzenbuehler's research has received multiple awards from the American Public Health Association and the American Psychological Association, has been widely covered in the media, including television and print interviews, and has been cited in court cases on sexual orientation-related discrimination. Dr. Hatzenbuehler is currently being funded on a K01 award from NIDA to study social determinants of substance use and other health outcomes among sexual minority youth.
Title: Racial and Cultural Socialization in White Adoptive Families with Children of Color
Maria L. Berbery and Karen M. O'Brien, UMD
Presented by Karen M. O'Brien , Ph.D.
Biography: Dr. Karen M. O’Brien is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland. She received her doctoral degree from Loyola University Chicago. Through her research, teaching, and service, she strives to generate knowledge to address social concerns, to educate and mentor students to achieve their potential, and to contribute to the communities where she lives and works. Dr. O’Brien’s main research focus is the circumscription of women in low paid occupations and the factors related to successful management of work and family. She also studies service learning for undergraduates and factors related to healthy adoptive families.
Title: Understanding the Gender-Relevant Factors Related to Problem Drinking among Young Adult Women
Presented by Derek Iwamoto, Ph.D., UMD
Biography: Dr. Derek Iwamoto (PI) is currently a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, Center for Addiction, Personality, and Emotion Research (CAPER) and will be an Assistant Professor in the Counseling Psychology program at UMD starting August 2013. The aim of his research is to address health disparities among ethnically diverse populations by 1) identifying sociocultural factors and mechanisms that influence the development of alcohol abuse and related problems, and 2) conducting translational research to inform and augment substance abuse treatment and interventions targeting at-risk young adults.
Title: Neurocognitive outcomes in adolescents with a history of prenatal drug exposure
Presented by: Tracy Riggins, Ph.D., UMD
Biography: Tracy Riggins received her Ph.D. in Child Psychology from the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota in 2005. She completed postdoctoral fellowships in pediatric neuroimaging at the University of California, Davis and the University of Maryland, School of Medicine in Baltimore. The goal of her research program is to provide better understanding of the neural bases of cognitive development. The empirical research conducted in her laboratory involves both typically developing children and children at-risk for cognitive impairments and uses a combination of behavioral and neuroimaging methodologies. Findings from her research have shown alterations in memory and brain development as a result of prenatal iron deficiency, chromosomal abnormalities, and prenatal drug exposure.
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UMD Clinical Psychology Program
This one day event is hosted by the UMD Clinical Psychology Program and the NIH-funded T32 Training Program in Basic Science and Addiction Treatment (Co-PI's Drs. Carl Lejuez and Cynthia Moss), in collaboration with the Psychology Department Diversity Committee and the BSOS Deans Office.