Spring 2022

Second Tuesday of the month: 4-5pm

January 18th: Third Annual CBEHR Science Exchange

  • This annual eent highlights current behavioral economic research begin conducted by our CBEHR students and trainees.
  • Recording

February 8th: Lidia Meshesha, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Central Florida

  • Dr. Meshesha's research examines behavioral interventions for addiction focusing on increasing alternative rewards and using behavioral economic theory to understand etiology, maintenance, and treatment of addiction.

April 12th: Derek D. Reed, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Applied Behavioral Science, University of Kansas

  • Title: Applying Behavioral Economics to Public Health Crises: Historical Precedence and Translational Promise
  • Recording

Fall 2021

Second Tuesday of the month: 4-5pm

September 14th: Dr. Anne Thorndike, MD, MPH; Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Associate Physician at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, MA; Director of the Metabolic Syndrome Clinic at the MGH Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Center.  

Talk Title: Behavioral economics to promote healthy food choices and prevent cardiometabolic disease. 

Link to recording

October 12th: Dr. Stefan Kertesz, MD, MSc; Professor, Division of Preventive Medicine, UAB

Talk TitleIrrational Exuberance, Incautious Stoppage, Ethical Failure: Lessons from Our Prescription Opioid Story 

Link to recording

November 9th: Dr. Nathaniel Haines, PhD; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, the Ohio State University. 

Talk TitleBeyond the Lab: A Computational Framework to Understand How Daily Behaviors Arise from Cognitive, Affective, and Environmental Dynamics

Link to recording

Spring 2021

Second Annual CBEHR Science Exchange
January 21, 2021: Ricarda Pritschmann, MS (Doctoral Student, HEB), Nioud Gebru, MPS, MS, CHES (Doctoral Student, HEB), Katie Lindstrom, MS (Doctoral Student, HEB), Adrian Ortega, MA (Doctoral Student, Kansas University) (Recording)

  • 3:30-5pm via Zoom 

February 11, 2021: Christopher McLeod, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, UF Department of Sport Management and N. David Pifer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management, Texas Tech University (Recording)

  • Unrealistic optimism and aspirational labor in minor league baseball
  • 4:00 - 5:00pm via zoom

April 8, 2021: Matt Field, Phil.D., Professor of Psychology, Univeristy of Sheffield, United Kingdom (Recording)

  • Choice and compulsion in addiction and recovery
  • 4:00 - 5:00pm via zoom

Fall 2020

Jointly sponsored with the HHP Department of Sport Management and HHP Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology

September 8, 2020: Pieter A. Cohen, M.D. (Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School (RECORDING)
  • Hazards of Hindsight: High-risk Weight Loss and Sports Dietary Supplements
  • 4:00-5:00pm via Zoom
Early Career Showcase
October 13, 2020: Samuel F. Acuff, MS, Doctoral Student in Psychology, Universtiy of Memphis (RECORDING)
  • Framing Addiction as Contextual Decision Making
  • 4:00-5:00pm via Zoom
November 10, 2020: Peter D. Kvam, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Florida (RECORDING)
  • Using Bayesian Statistics and Generative Models to Improve Validity of Health Predictors
  • 4:00-5:00pm via Zoom

Spring 2020

January 9, 2020: Dr. James MacKillop (McMaster University)

  • Understanding Addictive Behavior using Behavioral Economics and Neuroeconomics: A Translational Approach
  • Chamber Room in Reitz Union, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
February 13, 2020: Science Exchange 2020
  • HEB doctoral students Ricarda Pritschmann, MS; Shahar Almog, MS; Katie Lindstrom, MS; and Andrea Vasquez Ferreiro, BS; HEB Data Analyst II Joseph Bacon, MA
  • Yon Hall 15, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Co-sponsored by the Center for Behavior Economic Research and Department of Heatlh Education and Behavior - Community and Behavioral Science Seminars:
April 17, 2020: Dr. Peter Hendricks (Associate Professor, Department of Health Behavior, Univeristy of Alabama Birmingham)
  • Psilocybin in the Treatment of Cocaine Dependence: Preliminary Findings
  • FLG 250, 12pm - 1pm

Fall 2019

September 12, 2019: Dr. Bachir Kassas (University of Florida; Food & Resource Economics Department)
  • Happy to Take Some Risk: Investigating the Dependence of Risk Preferences on Mood Using Biometric Data
  • FLG 250, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
October 10, 2019: CBEHR Behavioral Research Symposium: Dr. Joanna Buscemi (DePaul University) and Dr. Ashley Dennhardt (the University of Memphis)
  • Diverse Applications of Behavioral Economics across Health Behavior
  • FLG 250, 3pm - 5pm
November 14, 2019: Early Career Showcase: Dr Jillian Rung (Postdoctoral Fellow; Univeristy of Florida; Department of Epidemiology)
  • Internal Validity and Design Considerations of Episodic Future Thinking Manipulations for Reducing Impulsive Choice
  • FLG 250, 3:30pm - 4:30pm


January 10, 2019: CBEHR Methodology Workshop: Ali Yurasek, Ph.D. & Meredith Berry, Ph.D. (UF Department of Health Education and Behavior)
  • Behavioral Economic Methods & Data Analytic Techniques for Behavioral Impulsivity, Substance Demand and Reward Value
  • FLG 250, 3pm - 5pm
February 14, 2019: Megan McDevitt-Murphy, Ph.D. (Professor, University of Memphis & Research Psychologist, Veterans Affairs Medical Center)
  • Beyond self-medication: Exploring comorbidity between PTSD and substance misuse
  • FLG 250, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
April 11, 2019: Ramzi Salloum, Ph.D.
  • Application of Discrete Choice Experiments in Health
  • FLG 250, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

 Fall 2018

September 13th: Michael Gutter, Ph.D. (University of Florida; IFAS)
  • The Link Between Health and Wealth
October 11th: Jeff Stein, Ph.D. (Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute)
  • Using Behavioral Economics to Understand and Reduce Lifestyle-Related Morbidity and Mortality Evidence from Cross-Sectional, Longitudinal, and Experimental Studies
November 8th: CBEH Early Career Showcase: Keenan Joyner, BA (Florida State University, Clinical Psychology PhD graduate student)
  • Understanding Substance Problems through Combining Trait and Behavioral Economic Perspectives: A Spotlight on Substance-Free Reward


Spring 2018

January 18 (Chamber Room, Reitz Union, 3pm - 5pm) - Peter Ubel, M.D. & Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, Ph.D.
    • What should physicians do when patients make bad decisions?
February 22 (Yon Hall 15, 3:30pm) - Iser "Willie" DeLeon, Professor of Psychology, University of Florida
    • Applied Behavioral Economics in Neurodevelopment Disorders
April 12 (Yon Hall 15, 3:30pm) - Matthew W. Johnson, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins Medicine
    • Sex, Drugs, and Risk Behavior: Decision making and pharmacology underlying sexual risk

Fall 2017

October 12 (Matherly Hall Room 18, 3:30pm - 4:30pm)- Jalie A. Tucker, Ph.D., M.P.H., Professor & Chair, Dept. of Health Education & Behavior, University of Florida, & Director, CBEHR
    • Behavioral Economics of Natural Recovery from Alcohol Problems
November 15 (TBD) - Jaclyn Kropp, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Food & Resource Economics, University of Florida
    • The Effects of Informational Nudging on Pre-Ordered Food Choices of Middle School National School Lunch Program Participants