A round-table discussion between faculty, staff and students surrounding topics of justice and equity, including ways to support students and peers at all levels of academia. Open to all UMass PBS faculty,
staff and students.
Evely Mercado PhD, assistant professor at UMass's Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, will speak about how close relationships buffer or increase risk for mental health outcomes in ethnic minority populations, with an emphasis on families of Latin American backgrounds; exposure to stress and discrimination and impacts on parent-adolescent relationship and youth adjustment.
Gaja Jarosz PhD, associate professor in UMass's Department of Linguistics, will give a talk about language learning and development; how natural language sound systems and their acquisition by children can be formally and computationally characterized.
Damon J Vidrine DrPH, professor in the Department of Family and Preventative Medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, will present a talk titled Mobile Health Smoking Cessation Interventions for People Living with HIV/AIDS.