The Academic Minute for 2018.07.16-07.20


Academic Minute from 7.16 – 7.20

Monday, July 16th
Carlos Mendes de Leon – University of Michigan
Wealth Shock
Dr. Carlos Mendes de Leon is a Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, where he has been a faculty member since 2011.  Prior to joining the University of Michigan, he was first and Associate Professor and then a Professor of Internal Medicine (Epidemiology) and Preventive Medicine at Rush University Medical Center. From 2008-210, he served as the Director of the Rush Institute for Healthy Aging.  Before joining the Rush Institute for Healthy Aging in 1995, he was an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Yale University School of Public Health.

Tuesday, July 17th
Meredith MacKenzie-Greenle – Villanova University
Informal Caregivers
Negotiating end-of-life care can leave many family members and loved-ones of the elderly searching for support. Meredith MacKenzie Greenle, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, CNE focuses her research on end of life outcomes and support for family caregivers, as well as how to provide the best care for aging adults. Dr. MacKenzie is an expert on a number of end-of-life healthcare issues including end-of-life treatment preferences, costs of care for chronically ill aging adults, and hospice care outcomes.

Wednesday, July 18th
Lewis Davis – Union College
Gendered Language
Prof. Davis has been a faculty member at Union College since 2006 and teaches courses on political economy, economic growth, and the economics of culture, and the economics of sin. He has over twenty peer-reviewed and edited articles, including three, coauthored with Union students, with recent publications in the Journal of Economic Growth, European Economic Review, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and the Journal of Development Studies. Prof. Davis’ research addresses a broad range of topics, including economic growth, income inequality, political economy, intellectual property rights, individualism, social solidarity, and envy. Prof. Davis serves on the editorial boards of the Eastern Economic Journal and the Review of Economics and Institutions and recently organized the 11th Annual Workshop on Macroeconomic Research at Liberal Art Colleges, which took place at Union College in August 2015.

Thursday, July 19th
Lambrianos Nikiforidis – SUNY Oneonta
Do Parents Have a Favorite Child
Lambrianos Nikiforidis is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at SUNY Oneonta. He received a B.A. in Mathematics from Hamilton College in New York, an M.B.A. in Marketing from the American College of Thessaloniki in Greece, and a Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Texas at San Antonio. His area of expertise is consumer behavior, specifically related to family spending decisions, personal financial decisions, and consumer goal pursuit. His research has been published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology and appeared in media such as Newsweek, Yahoo!, and many more, including international media in Australia, England, India, Ireland, New Zealand, and South Africa.

Friday, July 20th
Sean Nordt – Chapman University
Teen Energy Drink Use
Sean Patrick Nordt, M.D., Pharm.D. is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Chief Medical Officer and the Gavin Herbert Endowed Professor of Pharmacy at the Chapman University School of Pharmacy.
Prior to joining the School of Pharmacy’s Administrative team, he was an Assistant Dean of Pre-Health Education at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. He was also the Director of the Minor in Health Care Studies and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine. While at the University of Southern California, he held various positions including: Director of the Section of Toxicology, Chair of Medication Safety, member of the Admissions, Curriculum, Student Affairs, Educational Affairs, Accreditation, and Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committees. In addition, he served on multiple Department of Emergency Medicine committees.