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Harnessing Technology for Social Good Lecture Series- Topic 4: Health Care Training in a Virtual Reality Environment

Event Type
Lecture
Topics
behavior, health care, science and technology, social justice, social media, technology
Sponsor
School of Social Work
Location
School of Social Work 1010 W. Nevada Street Urbana IL
Date
Dec 6, 2018   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Cost
Free
Registration
Registration
Contact
Judy Havlicek
E-Mail
jhavlice@illinois.edu
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Topic 4: Health Care Training in a Virtual Reality Environment

Rosalba Hernandez, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Social Work

December 6, 2018 (12-1 p.m.)
School of Social Work, Room 2015

Dr. Hernandez’s interests are in exploring the link between positive psychological well-being and cardiovascular health, particularly in underserved minority populations. She explores whether characteristics like optimism and resilience are associated with low-risk cardiovascular disease profiles, and whether interventions geared toward increasing psychological well-being can favorably impact subclinical and clinical manifestations of disease. Dr. Hernandez’s goal is to employ theories from positive psychology to help inform primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease and diabetes in Hispanic/Latino and African American adults.

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