Date: Friday, May 20, 2022
Time: 10:30am - 2:30pm
Location: Wallis Annenberg Conference Room, SSMS 4315
Located on the fourth floor of the Social Sciences and Media Studies Building (SSMS 4315), located next to the Carsey Wolf center. 
 
IN PERSON and Zoom options available - please register below - the link for VIRTUAL option will be provided upon registration.

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Keynote

"Rethinking Systems"
Many counties across the country, including the County of Santa Barbara, have declared racism a public health crisis. This affords us the opportunity to introspect on the causes of inequities, and what we can do address them. Rethinking the systems that created the inequities that exist allows us to reimagine a more just and equitable Santa Barbara County for all.

Timothy Watts, MPH, CHES
Health Equity Coordinator,
Santa Barbara County Public Health Department

 

Timothy Watts is proud to be the Health Equity Coordinator for Santa Barbara County Public Health. He has been steeped in Public Health Work for over 10 years in a variety of settings, including serving four years as a Health Educator in the Community Health Division of the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department. Prior to his work with Santa Barbara County Public Health, Timothy served as a Tobacco Cessation Program Coordinator with the Department of Health and Environmental Control for the State of South Carolina, overseeing a team of Health Educators for the State’s initiative to help pregnant individuals permanently quit tobacco use. Tim also worked with the American Red Cross’ Preparedness, Health, and Safety Division for over three years, overseeing multiple preparedness education campaigns. Tim is a proud alum of the University of Georgia, where he received his Master’s Degree in Public Health with a focus on Health Promotion and Behavior. His preferred pronouns are: “He/Him/His”, he enjoys spending time with his wife and newborn daughter, cooking and playing music, and is an avid fan of many Georgia and Atlanta-area sports teams.

 

About the Symposium 

The ISBER-OR mini symposium is an annual interdisciplinary event that brings together UCSB faculty from across campus to exchange ideas, share research interests, and launch new collaborations related to a specific topic. This year's topic is: "Ending Systemic Racism."

“Ending Systemic Racism” focuses on the causes, consequences, and disruptors of racism, racial and ethnic inequality, and the systems and processes that create, reproduce, embody, and/or dismantle racism and its effects. Presenters will represent a range of social science and humanistic social science disciplines and methodological approaches.
 

Event Agenda

WELCOME AND OPENING

  • 10:30-11:00: COFFEE AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

  • 11:00-11:15: WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS, STUART SMITH, DIRECTOR OF ISBER

FLASH TALK SESSION 1

  • 11:16-11:25: AMIT AHUJA, POLITICAL SCIENCE, THE COLOR OF BELONGING: SKIN TONE AND ATTITUDES TOWARDS CASTE-BASED VOTING IN INDIA

  • 11:25-11:33: JOHN PARK, ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES, RACE, PRECARITY, AND PRIVILEGE: MIGRATION IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT

  • 11:33-11:41: MUSA MALIK AND RENE WEBER, COMMUNICATION, INCLUSION RESEARCH AT UCSB'S MEDIA NEUROSCIENCE LAB: STRATEGIES FOR ASSURING REPRODUCIBILITY, AVOIDING BIASES, AND SHARING RESULTS

  • 11:41-11:49: ANNA JASKIEWICZ, ECONOMICS, INTERGENERATIONAL IMPACT OF ANTI-BLACK HATE CRIMES

  • 11:49-12:00: QUESTIONS

LUNCH + KEYNOTE

  • 12:00-12:30 LUNCH

  • 12:30-12:35: INTRODUCTION OF KEYNOTE SPEAKER, STUART SMITH, DIRECTOR OF ISBER

  • 12:35-1:30: KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: TIMOTHY WATTS, HEALTH EQUITY COORDINATOR, SANTA BARBARA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT, RETHINKING SYSTEMS

  • 1:20-1:30 QUESTIONS

  • 1:30-1:45: COFFEE BREAK

FLASH TALK SESSION 2 + CLOSING

  • 1:45-1:53: CATHERINE WEINBERGER, ISBER, ENGINEERING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY: LESSONS FROM 1970S AND 1980S POLICIES TO INCREASE THE SHARE OF BLACK COLLEGE GRADUATES WITH MAJOR IN ENGINEERING OR COMPUTER SCIENCE

  • 1:53-2:01: EMIKO SALDIVAR, ANTHROPOLOGY, STATISTICAL ACTIVISM:  TOWARDS THE INCLUSION OF THE BLACK POPULATION IN MEXICO'S 2020 CENSUS

  • 2:01-2:09: ALISON CEREZO AND DAVID RIVERA, CCSP, EXAMINING COVID-19 PANDEMIC-RELATED ECONOMIC AND HOUSEHOLD STRESS AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH MENTAL HEALTH, ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE USE IN A NATIONAL SAMPLE OF LATINX SEXUAL MINORITY AND HETEROSEXUAL ADULTS

  • 2:09-2:20: QUESTIONS

  • 2:20-2:30: CLOSING REMARKS

 

Event Registration

 
This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Research, the Institute for Social, Behavioral and Economic Research (ISBER), and the Division of Social Sciences.