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What: Symposium on Health & Wellness Behavior
Where: Burlington, VT USA
When: September 5-7, 2018

Symposium on Health & Wellness Behavior

During this intensive three-day professional education short course, we will explore cutting-edge research that is being used to tackle issues related to complexity in human behavioral health. We will be looking at behavioral health systems from a complex systems perspective and explore the current methods and tools being used in health analytics and data collection, methods used in behavioral health prediction and intervention, and we will address some of the shortfalls we face when behavior is ignored in health models and interventions. 

Faculty for this course come from data analytics, medicine and behavioral health, complexity science, computer science, psychology, neuroscience, economics, biology, global public health, and biomedical engineering. During this program, you will be introduced to methods, tools, and theory currently being used to understand human wellness from a multi-scaled perspective.

Our professional education programs attract a diverse network of business professionals, academics, innovators, investors, government and health practitioners, regulators, and educators. Our programs challenge participants to think about global issues from a new perspective, to expand their network outside their normal fields, and seek solutions to real world data-rich problems informed by cutting-edge scientific research. No background in science or mathematics is required. We aim for this course to be an intimate experience, space is very limited and is available first-come-first-served.

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  • Symposium Faculty
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      Integrating behavioral and digital technology to promote health behavior

      Allison Kurti - University of Vermont, Vermont Center on Behavior and Health and Department of Psychiatry

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      Social media and mental health

      Chris Danforth - University of Vermont, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Flint Professor of Mathematical, Natural, and Technical Sciences; Member, The Vermont Complex Systems Center
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      History of the Human Heartbeat

      Dario Robleto - Artist
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      Behavioral economic principles that motivate health-related behavior change

      Diann E Gaalema - University of Vermont, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
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      Network Theory and the Unexpected Consequences of Behavior

      Laurent Hébert-Dufresne - Assistant Professor, University of Vermont Department of Computer Science; Member, The Vermont Complex Systems Center
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      The Ecology of Poverty: understanding the root causes of poverty and disease

      Matt Bonds - Matt is an Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School; and Co-CEO and Co-Founder of PIVOT.
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      Science of Willpower - Neuroscience of Addiction and the Frontal Lobes

      Nicholas Allgaier - University of Vermont, Postdoctoral Associate in Psychiatry

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      Non-Opioid Chronic Pain Treatments

      Paula M. Gardiner, MD - Assistant Director for the Program for Integrative Medicine and Health Care Disparities at Boston Medical Center. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine
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      Happiness and the Hedonometer

      Peter Dodds - Director, Vermont Complex Systems Center
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      Obesity from a complex systems perspective

      Ross A. Hammond - Director - Center on Social Dynamics and Policy; Senior Fellow - Economic Studies
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      Wearable and mobile technologies for improving human health and performance

      Ryan McGinnis - Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of Vermont

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      Additions to speaker list coming soon!

  • CME Information

    Coming Soon!

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  • Contact

    For any additional information, please contact:

    Juniper Lovato
    Director of Outreach for Complex Systems
    The Vermont Complex Systems Center

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