February 9, 2016 -
PITT Public Health Office of the Dean &
Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences present
Paul Gruenewald, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist & Scientific Director
Prevention Research Center (PRC),
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE)
This talk will introduce new approaches to understanding and modeling the social foundations of drinking and associated risks for alcohol abuse, problems and dependence. The approaches are strongly ecological, computational, and analytic. I argue that the social determinants of "having a drink" are multi-scale and complex, but analytically tractable. As such, drinking behaviors, understood as a whole, constitute a model social system that can be studied to elucidate the essential social dynamics of drug use, abuse and dependence. I begin to chart a course through this territory to enable future social ecological research to prevent alcohol problems.
Location and Address
University of Pittsburgh
Graduate School of Public Health--Room A115 Crabtree Hall
130 DeSoto Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Directions and Parking Information
on street metered parking
O'Hara Garage; Soldiers & Sailors Garage