New Issue of NCCIH Update: Social Technologies for Predicting and Changing Health Behavior Lecture on Nov 2

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Q&A With Dr. Sean Young, Speaker for November 2 Integrative Medicine Lecture


On Tuesday, November 2 from 1–2 p.m. ET, Sean D. Young, Ph.D., will present “Reading Between the Tweets: Social Technologies for Predicting and Changing Health Behavior.” Dr. Young is the executive director of the University of California Institute for Prediction Technology (UCIPT) and an associate professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Informatics (split appointment) at the University of California, Irvine. 


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Reading Between the Tweets: Social Technologies for Predicting and Changing Health Behavior

November 2, 2021 from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. ET; Virtual

Sean D. Young, Ph.D., M.S.

Dr. Young will discuss how social technologies and data (e.g., artificial intelligence and data science modeling) are being used to impact public health, and how researchers and health departments/agencies might apply them in public health surveillance/intervention efforts. He will also present his team’s research on how these tools can be employed to predict and change health behaviors, and on implementation-related issues such as policy and ethical questions. 


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December 15 Distinguished Lecture—"Mindfulness as a Support for Healing Conversations and Actions Toward Social Justice and Equity"

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Rhonda V. Magee, J.D., professor of law, long-time mindfulness teacher, scholar of contemplative education, and practitioner of mindfulness, will deliver the 2021 Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary Therapies. Professor Magee will describe some of the research on how mindfulness has been shown to help us, for example, increase our emotional resilience; address fears, anxieties, and other emotions; choose how we will respond to injustice; and change unhelpful habits. She will also discuss an exciting new area of study: focusing on external mindfulness and its effects as individuals interact with others, their environments, and the array of challenges facing us all. 


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