OPAL Center Seminars and Events

The OPAL Center supports several interdisciplinary activities including seminar series, research and outreach symposia, workshops, and student interest groups. If you are interested and would like to have more information, please contact Xiaoyan Xu.

Symposia

OPAL Annual Meeting

Date: October 27, 2020
Time: 10AM - 4PM
Location: Zoom

OPAL Stakeholder Advisory Board Meeting

Date: November 6th, 2020
Time: 12 noon - 2 PM
Location: Zoom

Seminars in Spring 2021

Future Seminars:
6/1/2021, Terry E. Goldberg Ph.D, Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry), Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Workshops

OPAL Qualitative Interview Training Workshop

Date: October 15th, 2019
Time: 3-4
Location: NYSPI Pardes 6204

OPAL Qualitative Interest Group  Workshop

Date: March 28th, 2019
Time: 2:30-4
Location: NYSPI Pardes 3001

OPAL Qualitative Interest Group  Workshop

Date: January 16th, 2019
Time: 2-4
Location: NYSPI Pardes 5001

OPAL Qualitative Interest Group  Workshop

Date: September 25th, 2018
Time: 3-4
Location: NYSPI Pardes 5001

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Archive

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Suicide risk in schizophrenia across the lifespan

Speaker: Mark Olfson, MD, MPH
Date: May 4th, 2021
Time: 4-5

 

 

 

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Individual Cultural Assessment and Treatment Engagement

Speaker: Roberto Lewis-Fernández, MD
Date: April 6th, 2021
Time: 4-5

 

 

 

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Psychosis, meaning, and social context: Psychiatric care and treatment in state hospitals, 1950-1980.

Speaker: Joel Braslow, MD, PhD
Date: March 23rd, 2021
Time: 4-5

 

 

Beyond Telehealth: Advances in Digital Mental Health Research and Practical Clinical Considerations for Smartphone Apps in Care

Speaker: John Torous, MD MBI​
Date: March 2nd, 2021
Time: 4-5

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Criminal Justice Involvement Among Persons with Serious Mental Illness: Opportunities for Collaboration and Reshaping the Ethic of Care

Speaker: Leah Pope, PhD​
Date: February 2nd, 2021
Time: 4-5

 

 

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Digital phenotyping of social activity in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder: challenges and opportunities for causal inference​

Speaker: Linda Valeri, PhD​
Date: January 26th, 2021
Time: 4-5​

 

 

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Age-specific Incidence and Prevalence of Dementia Diagnoses in Older U.S. Adults with Schizophrenia​

Speaker: Tobias Gerhard, PhD​
Date: December 1st, 2020
Time: 4-5

 

 

Racism, the Social Environment, and Psychosis​

Speaker: Deidre M. Anglin, PhD
Date: November 17th, 2020
Time: 4-5

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The impact of COVID-19 on clinical practice and well-being of global mental health professionals​

Speaker: Geoffrey Reed, PhD
Date: October 6th, 2020
Time: 4-5

 

 

 

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Introduction to Causal Random Forests

Speaker: Min Qian, PhD
Date: September 22nd, 2020
Time: 4-5

 

 

 

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Interdisciplinary Health Services Research, Center for Health Policy Columbia University School of Nursing​

Speaker: Patricia W. Stone, PhD, RN, FAAN, Lusine Poghosyan, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN
Date: June 23rd, 2020
Time: 4-5

 

 

 

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Integrated Care's Final Frontier: Primary Care in Assertive Community Treatment 

Speaker: David Woodlock, ICL president and CEO, Jeanie Tse MD, ICL Chief Medical Officer
Date: June 2nd, 2020
Time: 4-5

 

 

 

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Does early intervention improve the long-term course of schizophrenia?

Speaker: Donald C. Goff, MD
Date: March 3rd, 2020
Time: 4-5
Location: NYSPI Multipurpose Room 

 

 

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Paying Managed Care Plans Fairly for Persons with Mental Illness and Other Chronic Conditions.

Speaker: Thomas G. McGuire, PhD
Date: February 25th, 2020
Time: 4-5
Location: NYSPI Multipurpose Room 

 

 

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Everyday Bias for Healthcare Professionals

Speaker: Michael J. Devlin, MD and Jean-Marie Bradford, MD
Date: January 28, 2020
Time: 4-5
Location: NYSPI Multipurpose Room 

 

 

Signal and Noise: Restoring Balance to the Epic driven Clinician Digital Experience?

Speaker: Devin Mann, MD, MS
Date: November 26th, 2019
Time: 4-5
Location: NYSPI Multipurpose Room 

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UW ALACRITY: A User-Centered Approach to Redesigning Mental Health

Speaker: Emily Friedman, MID, CPE
Date: November 14th, 2019
Time: 3-4
Location: NYSPI Boardroom

 

 

How do we learn what works? Emulating target trials from ovservational data.

Speaker: Miguel Hernán, MD, Dr.PH
Date: October 23rd, 2019
Time: 2-3
Location: NYSPI Multipurpose Room

 

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Recency and Intensification of Positive Symptoms Enhance Prediction of Conversion to Syndromal Psychosis in Clinical High-Risk Patients

Speaker: Ragy Girgis, MD
Date: October 22nd, 2019
Time: 4-5
Location: NYSPI Multipurpose Room

 

 

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Moving Early Psychosis Intervention from Research to On-The-Ground Community Practice

Speaker: Lisa Dixon, MD, MPH
Date: September 24th, 2019
Time: 4-5
Location: NYSPI Multipurpose Room 

 

 

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Suicide Risk in Schizophrenia Across the Lifespan

Speaker: Mark Olfson, MD, MPH
Date: June 25th, 2019
Time: 4-5
Location: NYSPI Multipurpose Room 

 

 

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Aging Persons with Chronic Mental Illness-Observations and Recommendations from Mobile Crisis and CPEP

Speaker: Mark R. Nathanson, MD
Date: May 28th, 2019
Time: 4-5
Location: NYSPI Room 2001

 

 

Off-label second-generation antipsychotic utilization in racially/ethnically diverse publicly insured populations

Speaker: Marcela Horvitz-Lennon, MD, MPH
Date: May 7th, 2019
Time: 4-5
Location: NYSPI Boardroom, #6601

 

Use of mHealth Technologies in Research and Treatment of Individuals with Schizophrenia

Speaker: David Kimhy, PhD
Date: April 23rd, 2019
Time: 4-5
Location: NYSPI Multipurpose room, #6602

 

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Re-thinking Consent to Research

Speaker: David H. Strauss, PhD
Date: March 26th, 2019
Time: 4-5
Location: NYSPI Multipurpose room, #6602

 

 

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Peer Support & Peer Providers in the Context of Psychosis & Serious Mental Illness​

Speaker: Nev Jones, PhD
Date: March 5th, 2019
Time: 4-5
Location: NYSPI Multipurpose room, #6602

 

 

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Introduction to Machine Learning, Part II

Speaker: Melanie Wall, PhD
Date: February 26th, 2019
Time: 4-5
Location: NYSPI Multipurpose room, #6602

 

 

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Introduction to Machine Learning, Part I

Speaker: Min Qian, PhD
Date: February 5th, 2019
Time: 4-5
Location: NYSPI Multipurpose room, #6602

 

 

 

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Mental health, Disability, and Social Policy

Speaker: Sherry Glied, PhD
Date: November 13, 2018
Time: 4-5
Location: NYSPI Multipurpose room, #6602

 

 

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A causal mediation analysis approach to explain the relative efficacy of antipsychotics

Speaker: Linda Valeri, PhD.
Date: October 23, 2018
Time: 3-4
Location: NYSPI Pardes 3001

 

 

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Implementation & Adaptation Science seminar

Speaker: Leopoldo J. Cabassa, PhD, Ana Stefancic, PhD
Date: October 2, 2018
Time: 4-5
Location: NYSPI Multipurpose room, #6602

 

 

Comparative Effectiveness of Adjunctive Pharmacotherapies for Schizophrenia

Speaker: T. Scott Stroup, MD, MPH
Date: September 11, 2018
Time: 4-5
Location: NYSPI Multipurpose room, #6602

Clinical Assessments training

Speaker: David Kimhy, PhD
Date: Aug 1, 2018
Time: 11-12

Qualitative Interview Training

Speaker: Leopoldo J. Cabassa, PhD, Ana Stefancic, PhD
Date: July 26, 2018
Time: 2-4
Location: NYSPI Pardes 4002