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April 28, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: 5057 Woodward Room 7909 | Map
5057 Woodward
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Current Graduate Students, Faculty

The Researchers of Biobehavioral Health in Urban Settings Today - RoBUST - is pleased to host Dr. David Sbarra, professor of psychology at the University of Arizona on Friday, April 28th from 12 to 1 p.m. in 5057 Woodward Ave, room 7909. Light refreshments will be served before the talk.

Dr. Sbarra will present, "Social Adversity and Health: The Case of Divorce."


Marital separation and divorce are relatively common and stressful events that can set in motion a host of bio-psycho-social changes that ultimately increase risk for poor mental and physical health outcomes. This talk will review a program of research that seeks to unpack the mechanistic pathways linking marital dissolution to distal health outcomes. I review work on this topic from the perspectives of both social epidemiology and social psychophysiology, where the former informs the broad-based questions of interest and the latter examines the psychological and social responses that may convey health-relevant biological changes. Although the talk will focuses on marital separation and divorce, my ultimate goal is to reveal principles for understanding how adults cope with social adversity more generally.

We hope you are able to attend this informative seminar!

For more information about this event, please contact Kayla Watson at 3135775600 or ft2868@wayne.edu.