HSR Work in Progress Meetings

The Center for Health Services Research holds a weekly Work in Progress (WIP) seminar on Tuesdays from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. The seminars format is now hybrid.   


Fall/Winter 2023 and Spring 2024 Schedule




09/12/23 Markie Sneed, PhD, MSN, FNP-BC Whole Foods for Teens: Protocol of a  Family-Based Intervention to Treat  Adolescent Obesity
09/19/23 Nathaniel Tran Policy Solutions for LGBTQ+ Population Health Equity
09/26/23 Dennis Lee The Role of Clinician Peer Networks in Buprenorphine Adoption
10/03/23 Eddie Iglesia, MD, MPH Developing a Food Allergy Prevention Clinical Pathway
10/10/23No Seminar - Fall Break
10/17/23 Christine Kimpel, PhD, RN, MA  Advance Care Planning for Older Adults with Low Income
10/24/23Job Talk - Dr. Orr
10/31/23Cancelled Seminar
11/07/23 Katherine Schafer, PhD Developing Treatment Recommendation System: An Application within Suicide Prevention
11/14/23 Erica Koch, MD Social Determinants of Health and Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug Adverse Events in the Emergency Department

No Seminar - Thanksgiving

11/28/23 Michael Cauley, PhD, DMin, MS DEPART: Detecting, Evaluating, and Preventing Aberrancies in Routine Transfers
12/05/23 Jasmine Berry, DNP, FNP-C Enhancing Obesity Screening, Counseling, and Program Referral in Obese Veterans Living with HIV Using the HAB-IS Framework
12/12/23 Emily Morrow, PhD, CCC-SLP Designing Tailored Interventions for People with Diabetes and Cognitive Impairment

No Seminar - Winter Break


No Seminar - Winter Break


No Seminar - Winter Break

01/09/24 Lucy Spalluto, MD, MPH and Jennifer  Lewis, MD, MS, MPH Lung Cancer Screening Implementation in the VA: Current Work and Future Directions

Cancelled Seminar

01/23/24 Megan Shroder, MD NCCN Guideline Adherence in Rectal Cancer and Outcomes in Low-volume vs. High-volume Centers
01/30/24 Nadia Syed, DO Impact of Financial Toxicity on Pediatric Hematologic Malignancy Patients.

Cancelled Seminar

02/13/24 Joseph Starnes, MD, MPH Impact of Skin Tone on Pulse Oximetry Accuracy and Diagnosis of Congenital Heart Disease
02/20/24 Emma Bradley, MDPatient Health Literacy and Receipt of Guideline Informed Colorectal Cancer Treatment
02/27/24 Anna Gallion, FNP, DNP

 That Hospital-At-Home Caregiver


 CIBS Candidate: Yelena Bodien, PhD


No Seminar - Spring Break

03/19/24 Liliana Wagner, PhD, BCBA Adapting an ASD Tele-assessment Approach for Families Living in Rural, Underresourced Communities
03/26/24 Peds Candidate: Michelle Gorecki, MD, MPH, FAAP Early Childhood Nutrition Equity
04/02/24 Erin Von Klein, MD Impact of Preterm Birth on Caregiver Employment: Insights from the National Survey of Children's Health

No Seminar 

04/16/24 Jennifer Hess, MD Presentation for CHSR Health Equity Research Grant Awardee: Seeing the Unseen: Screening for Housing Insecurity
04/23/24 Ellen McMahon, MD, MPH Associations Between Parenting Behaviors and Child Mental and Behavioral Health Outcomes in a Longitudinal Cohort
04/30/24 Helen Jack, MDFaculty Candidate: Behavioral Health Access: Expanding Who Delivers Care and Where it is Delivered
05/07/24 Shelley Jazowski, PhD, MPH Medicare Plan Switching Behavior Among Older Adults with and without a History of Cancer
5/14/24LHS Symposium
5/21/24McKenzie K. Roddy, PhDOptimizing an Adaptive Self-care Support Intervention for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Leveraging their Social Relationships
5/28/24Elisabeth M. Sebesta, MDPresentation for CHSR Health Equity Research Grant Awardee: The Impact of Social Determinants of Health on Women with Incontinence Living in Rural Communities

If you would like to be added to the weekly seminar announcement email or are interested in presenting, please contact Beverly Fetterman at beverly.fetterman@vumc.org
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