Courtney Simpson discusses her research on eating disorders, obesity and mental health.
Episode 15 – The Psychology of Forgiveness with Dr. Everett Worthington
Dr. Everett Worthington explores the psychology of forgiveness and the relationship between empathy and humility, health and justice.
Episode 14 – The History of Spit for Science and COBE with Dr. Danielle Dick
Dr. Danielle Dick explores her 20+ year career studying substance use and mental health outcomes in adolescents, the creation of Spit for Science and the importance of translating research with COBE.
Episode 13 – Relationships and Substance Use with Dr. Jessica Salvatore
Dr. Jessica Salvatore explains the shared genetic and environmental influences on relationships and substance use.
Episode 12 – Using Technology to Support Recovery with Daniela Tudor
Daniela Tudor discusses her journey through recovery and the creation of WeConnect, an application that aims to overcome relapse through accountability and peer support.
Episode 11 – Public Health and #MindfulFinals with Trisha Saunders
Trisha Saunders discusses her career in counseling, advocacy and education and the new #MindfulFinals campaign at VCU.
Episode 10 – Anxiety, Stress and On-Campus Support Services with Jessica Bourdon
Jessica Bourdon explains her research on behavioral inhibition and anxiety in pre-adolescents and how students utilize support services on campus.
Episode 9 – Mindfulness and Leadership with Dr. Chris Reina
Dr. Chris Reina explores the intersection of mindfulness, leadership and emotional well being and how those topics relate to productivity and positive work environments.
Episode 8 – Harm Reduction and Substance Use with Kristen Kidd Donovan
Kristen Kidd Donovan of The Well at VCU and discuss how the Peace Corps jumpstarted her career in public health and the importance of harm reduction policies at VCU and beyond.
Episode 7 – Veterans, Resilience and PTSD with Dr. Ananda Amstadter
Dr. Ananda Amstadter explores stress, trauma and resilience as she explains how her research and clinical experience informs new treatments for veterans with PTSD.
Episode 6 – Sociology and Genetics with Dr. Peter Barr
Dr. Peter Barr explains how his research uses sociology, genetics and statistics to learn more about the relationships between behavior, the environment and mental health outcomes.
Episode 5 – Opioids and Cannabinoids with Dr. Tricia Smith
Dr. Tricia Smith discusses her work with opioids and cannabinoids as well as her undergraduate course on drugs of abuse.
Episode 4 – Collegiate Recovery Programs and Research Translation with Tom Bannard
Tom Bannard discusses the importance of research translation, his work with collegiate recovery programs and his personal journey to recovery.
Episode 3 – Vaping, Hookah and Tobacco Alternatives with Dr. Caroline Cobb
Dr. Caroline Cobb discusses the similarities and differences in health outcomes between smoking hookah, e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes.
Episode 2 – Substance Use and Health Policy with Dr. Andrew Barnes
Dr. Andrew Barnes discusses choosing an insurance plan, HIV health policy research and how he and his students are working to address the opioid crisis in Virginia.
Episode 1 – The State of Collegiate Mental Health with Dr. Linda Hancock
Dr. Linda Hancock discusses collegiate mental health, resources on campus and why she loves working with students.