2023 Fall Lecture Series

Leigh E. Szucs, Ph.D.  

November 30, 12:30 ET - 1:30 ET

Topic: School-Based HIV Prevention Programs in Adolescents

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Leigh Szucs, Ph.D., CHES is a Health Scientist in the Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) at the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Her research focuses on implementation and evaluation of school-based health education programs, specifically sexuality education to prevent STIs, including HIV, and unintended pregnancy among adolescents. Through this portfolio of work, Leigh also provides technical and capability building assistance to local education agencies (LEAs), using evidence-informed strategies that address adolescent sexual health outcomes, but also protective factors to support the social, emotional, and learning needs of young people. Leigh earned a Master of Education in Health Education at Texas State University and PhD in Health Education at Texas A&M University.

Past Speakers and Recordings

Lazar, S. (2023) “Examining the Neural Mecchanisms Underlying the Beneficial Effects of Yoga and Meditation

November 16, 2023

Proulx, J. (2023) Using Culture as the Vehicle to Emotional Well-being: Indigenous MIND Project

Suldo, S. (2022) Monitoring and Increasing Middle School Students’ Subjective Well-Being ( InChip Lecture Series)

Keltner, D. (2022) Emotional Well-Being – A New Frontier?   [InChip Lecture Series] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJVk41Nu0vE&list=PLz0B1cdU38a-MMd0V6IQqhEYShb1GAtWS&index=1

Salsman, J. (2022) The “Good Stuff” in Life: Assessing and Intervening to Promote Emotional Health [InChip Lecture Series] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PxZhmAEiPY&t=145s&ab_channel=UConnInCHIP

Park, C.L. (2021) Emotional Well-Being in the Context of Mind-Body Practices [InChip Lecture Series] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_6VWqeo454&t=399s