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IPHAM Public Health seminar — Nature Contact: A Social Determinant of Health for People, Population, and Planet

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When: Thursday, May 16, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: Online
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Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: IPHAM  

Group: Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM)

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Gain basic knowledge on some of the mental health benefits of spending time in nature. Learn about mental health outcomes of an immersive, nature-based program with young adult cancer survivors. Discuss the importance of reciprocity and independence between human health and the health of the planet. Featuring: David E Victorson, PhD Professor of Medical Social Sciences Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine David Victorson is a licensed psychologist, Professor of Medical Social Sciences, and Director of the Flourishing in Society and Health research lab at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He is Director of Integrative Oncology research at the Cancer Survivorship Institute at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University, and Co-Founder and Executive Director of the young adult cancer support nonprofit True North Treks. His research focuses on the development and delivery of bio-behavioral interventions aimed at increasing mindfulness-based emotion regulation, social connection, nature contact, and engagement in positive health behaviors on health, wellbeing, and flourishing spanning people, population, and planet. 

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