Events


The Cofrin Logan Center is proud to host fall and spring seminar series events featuring national scholars in addiction research. Seminars are held in person and simultaneously live-streamed via the KU Life Span Institute's YouTube channel.

Find previously recorded live streams on the Cofrin Logan Center seminar series YouTube playlist.

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Spring 2024 Upcoming Talks


2024 Spring Seminar Series

The following videos feature our Spring seminar speakers.

 

 

2024 Spring Seminar: Suzanne Mitchell, Ph.D.

Suzanne Mitchell presented "Exploring the role of 'reinforcer pathology' in substance use disorders" on February 16, 2024.


Previous Seminars

"Exploring the Role of 'Reinforcer Pathology' in Substance Use Disorders" by Suzanne Mitchell, Ph.D., Professor at Oregon Health and Science University;  February 16, 2024. Watch the recorded livestream on YouTube.

"Using Human Laboratory Studies to Advance Cannabis Regulatory Science" by Tory Spindle, Ph.D., Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; March 22, 2024. 

"Inequities in Alcohol-Related Problems: What We Know and Where We Need to Go" by Sarah Pedersen, Ph.D., Associate Professor at University of Pittsburgh; April 26, 2024.

 

"Reinforcing & Disinhibiting Effects of Alcohol & Their Role in At-risk Drinking" by Mark Fillmore, Ph.D., Professor & University Research Professor, University of Kentucky; Oct. 27, 2023. Watch the recorded livestream on YouTube.

"Appeal & Addictiveness of Commercial Non-Combustible Nicotine Tobacco Products," by Adam Leventhal, Ph.D., Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences, Director of the USC Institute for Addiction Science, University of Southern California.; September 8, 2023. Watch the recorded livestream on YouTube.

"Helping Moms Quit: Preliminary Studies on Text Message Support for Postpartum Smoking Abstinence," by Taneisha Scheuermann, Associate Professor in Population Health from the University of Kansas Medical Center; March 10, 2023. Watch the recorded livestream on YouTube.

"Understanding adolescent substance use through a developmental lens," by Elisa Trucco, Associate Professor, Associate Director of Clinical Training, Center for Children and Families, Florida International University; Feb. 17, 2023. Watch the recorded livestream on YouTube.

"Understanding and Reducing Substance Use and Other Health Disparities Among Sexual and Gender Minority Individuals" by Annesa Flentje, Associate Professor from the University of California, San Francisco; November 4, 2022. Watch the recorded livestream on YouTube.



"Can Food be Addictive? A Review of the Science" by Dr. Ashley Gearhardt, Associate Professor, from the University of Michigan; October 21, 2022. Watch the recorded livestream on YouTube.



"Novel Cocaine Use Disorder Outcomes and Treatment Target Identification from the Human Laboratory" by William Stoops, Professor from the Departments of Behavioral Science, Psychiatry and Psychology & Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, University of Kentucky; September 16, 2022. Watch the recorded livestream on YouTube.



"Making an Impact on Our Overdose Crisis: A Complex but Not Impossible Task" by Rachel Winograd, associated professor at the University of Missouri - St. Louis Department of Psychological Sciences; April 22, 2022. Watch the recorded livestream on YouTube.

"Behavioral Impaired Control Over Drinking:  Exploring Acute Stress (Trier Social Stress Test), a Prime Dose, and Childhood Trauma With Self-Administration Methods," by Julie Patock-Peckham, assistant research professor at the Arizona State University Social Addictions Impulse Lab, Department of Psychology; March 11, 2022. 

"Understanding Alcohol and Other Substance Use Among Black Americans Through a Socio-Ecological Lens," by Tamika Zapolski, associate professor of clinical psychology at the Indiana University-Purdue University Department of Psychology; Feb. 18, 2022. Watch the recorded livestream on YouTube.

"Sex Differences in Cannabinoid Effects on the Brain and Behavior," by Elise Weerts, professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Nov. 19, 2021.

"Acute Alcohol Effects and Risk For Alcohol Consequences," by Denis McCarthy, professor at the University of Missouri Department of Psychological Sciences; Oct. 15, 2021. Watch the recorded livestream on YouTube.

"Young Adult Substance Use and Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Opportunities For Prevention," by Christine Lee, associate director at the University of Washington Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors; Sept. 24, 2021.

"New Perspectives on Alcohol Harm Reduction and Recovery From Alcohol Use Disorder: A 20 Year Journey," by Katie Witkiewitz, Regent's professor at the University of New Mexico Department of Psychology; April 16, 2021. Watch the recorded livestream on YouTube.

"Causes and Consequences of Cannabis Use," by Hugh Garavan, professor at the University of Vermont Department of Psychological Sciences; March 12, 2021. Watch the recorded livestream on YouTube.

"Community Responsive Interventions for Addictive Behaviors: Smoking Cessation as a Use Case," by Monica Webb Hooper, deputy director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIH); Feb. 19, 2021. Watch the recorded livestream on YouTube.

"Contextualizing Hispanic Alcohol (Mis)Use: Sociocultural and Individual Difference Factors," by Priscilla Lui, assistant professor at the Southern Methodist University Department of Psychology; Nov. 20, 2020. Watch the recorded livestream on YouTube.

"Drunk In Love: Genes, Romantic Relationships, and Alcohol Misuse," by Jessica E. Salvatore, assistant professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Psychology and Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics; Oct. 16, 2020. Watch the recorded livestream on YouTube.

"Psychedelic Science: Behavioral and Therapeutic Effects of Psilocybin," by Matthew W. Johnson, professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Sept. 18, 2020. Watch the recorded livestream on YouTube.

"Personality and Alcohol Use Disorder: What Is the Connection?" by Kenneth Sher, Curators' Distinguished professor at the University of Missouri Department of Psychological Sciences; Feb. 21, 2020.

"Top-Down Control of Impulsive Choices Using Time-Based Interventions in Rats," by Kimberly Kirkpatrick, director, University Distinguished Professor, at the Kansas State University Cognitive and Neurobiological Approaches to Plasticity Center, Department of Psychological Sciences; Nov. 15, 2019.

"Neuroimaging: A Tool to Examine Addictive Behaviors," by Laura Martin, associate professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Hoglund Brain Imaging Center; April 26, 2019.

"Changing the Default for Tobacco Cessation Treatment," by Kimber Richter, professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health; March 22, 2019.

"'Now, That Bridge Needs Crossing': Navigating the Co-Occuring Issues of Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence," Dr. Adrianne Kunkel, professor at the University of Kansas Department of Communication Studies, and Jennifer Guthrie, assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Department of Communication Studies; Feb. 22, 2019.

"Inaugural Lecture: Applying Behavioral Economics to the Study and Treatment of Drug Addiction," Stephen Higgins, Virginia H. Donaldson Professor of Translational Science at the University of Vermont Departments of Psychiatry and Psychological Science; Feb. 1, 2019.

Previous Brown Bags

"Rethinking Addictions Training and Related Activities in the Cofrin Logan Center," by Michael Amlung, Ph.D., Associate Professor of the Department of Applied Behavioral Science; April 21, 2023. 

"College Students Who Engage in Hazardous Drinking Project Increases in Demand for Alcohol," by Rebecca Kurnellas, B.A., Graduate Student of the Department of Psychology; March 3, 2023. 

"Art-Delivered Episodic Future Thinking Reduces Delay Discounting: A Proof-of-Concept Trial," by Jennifer Hudson, B.A., of the Behavioral Health Research Group; March 3, 2023. 

“Promoting health equity by advancing tobacco use treatment among African Americans,” by Lisa Sanderson Cox, Ph.D., Professor for the Department of Population Health at the University of Kansas Medical Center; Feb. 3, 2023.  

“An Overview of Health-promoting Media Literacy and its Application in Addiction Research,” by Yvonnes Chen, Ph.D., Professor for the School of Journalism and Mass Communications; Oct. 7, 2022.   

“It's All About the Situation: Understanding the Larger Context Surrounding Substance Use,” by Brandon Miller M.S., Graduate Student of the Department of Applied Behavioral Science; Sept. 2, 2022. 

“Bridging Gaps by Including Culture: Development and Empirical Test of the Culturally Informed Theory for Disordered Eating among Black Women,” by Alexis Exum Graduate Student of the Department of Psychology; April 1, 2022.   

“Identifying Substitute Activities for Alcohol Consumption: A Preliminary Analysis.” Sarah Weinsztok, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher of the Behavioral Economics & Addictions Neuroscience Laboratory; March 4, 2022.   

“Race-Related Stress and Eating Behaviors in Black Women,” by Ebony Onianwa, M.D., at the University of Kansas Medical Center; Feb. 4, 2022.

“It’s All Happening’: An Introduction to the Jarmolowicz Lab,” by Robert LeComte, Graduate Student of the Department of Applied Behavioral Science; Nov. 5, 2021. 

“Social Support and Dyadic Coping: The Role of Addiction,” by Corey Petersen, Graduate Student of the Department of Communication Studies; Oct. 1, 2021. 

“Abuse Liability and Acceptability of Non-Cigarette Tobacco Products Among Diverse Smokers,” by Eleanor Leavens, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor for the Department of Population Health at the University of Kansas Medical Center; Sept. 3, 2021. 

 “Drug Taking in an Uncertain World: Quantifying Valuation Processes for Drug and Non-Drug Commodities,” by Aaron Smith, Postdoctoral Researcher of the Behavioral Health Research Group; April 9, 2021.     

 “12-Step Involvement among Sexual and Gender Minority Populations: A Mixed Methods Analysis,” by Briana McGeough, Ph.D., Assistant Professor for the School of Social Welfare; March 5, 2021. 

“Structural and Functional Brain Markers of Alcohol Use Disorder and Alcohol-Related Decision-Making,” by Michael Amlung Ph.D., Associate Professor for the Department of Applied Behavioral Science; Nov. 6, 2020. 

“Examining Single and Cross-Commodity Discounting of Hyper-Palatable Food,” by Kayla Bjorlie, Graduate Study of the Department of Psychology; Oct. 2, 2020. 

“Extending the Explicit-Zero Effect to Cross-Commodity Discounting: Behavioral Economic and Clinical Relations,” by Gideon Naudé Ph.D., of the Behavioral Economics & Addictions Neuroscience Laboratory; Oct. 2, 2020. 

“Association between Environmental Reinforcement and Alcohol Use Behavior among a National Sample of Adolescents,” by Cassie Sutton, M.A., Graduate Student of the Department of Psychology; Sept. 4, 2020. 

“When We Will and Won’t Accept Fairness: Choice in a Three-Player Ultimatum Game,” by Richard Yi, Ph.D., Professor for the Department of Psychology; Sept. 4, 2020. 

“Using Grounded Theory to Understand Ways Individuals Navigate Parenting and Recovery Identities,” Nancy Jo Kepple, Ph.D., Assistant Professor for the School of Social Welfare; March 6, 2020. 

“On the Behavioral Economics of College Students’ Risky Sexual Behavior,” by David Jarmolowicz, Ph.D., Associate Professor for the Department of Applied Behavioral Science; Nov. 22, 2019. 

“Reinforcement Processes Related to Hyper-Palatable Food and Alcohol Consumption,” by Tera Fazzino, Ph.D., Assistant Professor for the Department of Psychology; Oct. 25, 2019. 

Student Data Blitz featuring members of Dr. Richard Yi’s Behavioral Health Research Group and Dr. Derek Reed’s Applied Behavioral Economics Laboratory at the University of Kansas; Sept. 27, 2019.