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InCHIP Lecture: Julie Wagner

Thursday, April 28, 2016
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Storrs Campus
J. Ray Ryan Building, Room 204

InCHIP Lecture Series, Spring 2016

"Diabetes, Culture and Mental Health in Vulnerable Populations"

Julie Wagner, PhD

- Associate Professor, Oral Health & Diagnostic Sciences, UConn Health

***Lecture Location***

Video Conference Room 204 on the second floor of the Ryan Building at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. For directions and maps, see:


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*** About the Speaker ***

Dr. Julie Wagner is a licensed clinical health psychologist. She is Associate Professor in the division of Behavioral Sciences and Community Health, and the Department of Psychiatry, at the University of Connecticut Health Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine where she is a teacher and researcher. She teaches a biopsychosocial approach to diabetes, and has designed innovative curricula to promote cross-cultural communication between patients and healthcare providers. She researches psychosocial factors in diabetes among women and minorities. She investigates the relationship between mood disturbance and vascular complications of diabetes, psychophysiological mechanisms of stress and discrimination, and culturally relevant behavioral interventions to prevent diabetes and improve diabetes outcomes among minorities in the US and Southeast Asia. Her research has been funded by the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Disorders, the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Heart Association. Dr. Wagner holds or has held leadership positions in professional societies including the American Diabetes Association, the American Psychological Association (Division 38 Health Psychology), and Behavioral Research in Diabetes Group Exchange (BRIDGE).

***Web Stream***

LIVE: The InCHIP Lectures Series can be viewed via a live web stream by clicking on the webcast "play button" for the selected talk. ARCHIVED: If you missed the live webcast, use the same button to access the archived video, available by the afternoon of the next business day.

***About the InCHIP Lecture Series***

The InCHIP Lecture Series provides an invaluable forum for researchers -- at InCHIP, throughout the UConn community and beyond -- to learn about new work, late-breaking findings, and emerging trends from leading figures in health behavior and health behavior change.

For the Spring 2016 InCHIP Lecture Series schedule, visit


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