Appendix A:
Symposium Agenda

Through the Kaleidoscope:

Viewing the Contributions of the Behavioral and Social Sciences to Health

The Barbara and Jerome Grossman Symposium: 2001

National Academy of Sciences

2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20418

May 23, 2001

8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

9:00 am

Welcome

Jerome H. Grossman, M.D., Senior Fellow for the Health Care Delivery Project, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

9:10 am

Introduction to the Subject

Lisa F. Berkman, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Health and Social Behavior, Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University

Scholarship in the behavioral and social sciences has made significant strides over the last decade and is poised to assume a central role in understanding and influencing the determinants of health. Realizing that opportunity requires bold new thinking in research design, training, infrastructure investments, and grant making.



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Appendix A: Symposium Agenda Through the Kaleidoscope: Viewing the Contributions of the Behavioral and Social Sciences to Health The Barbara and Jerome Grossman Symposium: 2001 National Academy of Sciences 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20418 May 23, 2001 8:00 am Continental Breakfast 9:00 am Welcome Jerome H. Grossman, M.D., Senior Fellow for the Health Care Delivery Project, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University 9:10 am Introduction to the Subject Lisa F. Berkman, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Health and Social Behavior, Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University Scholarship in the behavioral and social sciences has made significant strides over the last decade and is poised to assume a central role in understanding and influencing the determinants of health. Realizing that opportunity requires bold new thinking in research design, training, infrastructure investments, and grant making.

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9:35 am What We Know: The Tantalizing Potential Etiology, Part I John Cacioppo, Ph.D., Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor; Director, Social Psychology Program; and Co-Director, Institute for Mind and Biology, The University of Chicago Etiology, Part II Robert J. Sampson, Ph.D., Lucy Flower Professor in Sociology, Department of Social Sciences, The University of Chicago 10:15 am Q&A 10:25 am Early Childhood Interventions: Theories of Change, Empirical Findings, and Research Priorities Interventions, Part I Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D., Dean, Heller Graduate School; Samuel F. and Rose B. Gingold Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, Brandeis University Interventions, Part II Margaret Chesney, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco 11:05 am Q&A 11:15 am Why Exploiting This Knowledge Will Be Essential to Achieving Health Improvements in the 21st Century Raynard S. Kington, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Director of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, National Institutes of Health 11:45 am Q&A 12:00 pm Lunch

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1:00 pm Refocus Lisa F. Berkman, Ph.D., Harvard School of Public Health Priority investments necessary to support rapid advances in the behavioral and social sciences. 1:15 pm Research to Understand the Mechanisms Through Which Social and Behavioral Factors Influence Health Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D., Alfred E. Mirsky Professor, Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology, The Rockefeller University 1:45 pm Q&A 2:00 pm Investments in Longitudinal Surveys, Databases, Advanced Statistical Research, and Computation Technology Robert M. Hauser, M.D., Vilas Research Professor of Sociology, Center for Demography of Health and Aging, University of Wisconsin 2:30 pm Q&A 2:45 pm Investments in Research and Interventions at the Community Level S. Leonard Syme, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Division of Public Health Biology and Epidemiology, University of California, Berkeley 3:15 pm Q&A 3:30 pm Reactor Panel for Research Funders Lynda A. Anderson, Ph.D., Senior Health Scientist, Prevention Research Centers Program, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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  J. Michael McGinnis, M.D., Senior Vice President and Director, Health Group, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Judy Vaitukaitis, M.D., Director, National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of Health 4:10 pm Wrap-up Kenneth I. Shine, M.D., President, Institute of Medicine