Spotlight Series

The Social Behavioral Scientific Core Spotlight Series is a monthly webinar presentation discussing critical research development and implementation topics. Featured speakers and subject matter experts are invited monthly to present and engage in meaningful dialogue with researchers and advocates. Below you will find upcoming webinars and can browse recordings of previous presentations. 

If you have specific questions or items to discuss for the presentations, please email Nicole MontaƱez ( and Jen Libous (

Upcoming Webinars


23 May 2024: Qualitative & Quantitative Application

This spotlight series will summarize quantitative and qualitative approaches in clinical trials with infants, children, adolescents, mothers, and families/caregivers. We will emphasize measures and research strategies that engage participants to better understand their treatment/care experiences, experienced/anticipated stigma, quality of life, and preferences.

23 May 2024 at 10:00 a.m. ET

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Presenters: Graeme Hoddinott, PhD (1,2,3) & Radhika Sundararajan MD, PhD (4,5)

  1. Global Health Group, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney
  2. Group for Research on Infectious Diseases, Department of Human Biological and Translational Medical Sciences, University of Namibia
  3. Desmond Tutu TB Centre, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University
  4. Weill Cornell Center for Global Health, New York, USA
  5. Weill Cornell Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, New York, USA
27 June 2024: Mixed Methods Research

Featuring Rivet Amico, PhD (University of Michigan School of Public Health).

27 June 2024 at 10:00 a.m. ET

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Spotlight Series Webinars occur on the fourth Thursday of every month at 10:00 a.m. ET. Check back here for more details as they become available. You can also follow the IMPAACT Network on social media (@IMPAACTNetwork) and subscribe to our newsletter for updates!

Previous Webinars

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Implementation Science

Demystifying Implementation Science
Dr. Whitney Irie

25 April 2024 | 10:00 a.m. ET
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Human-Centered Research Design

Spotlight on Human-Centered Design: Bridging Gaps from the Bench to the Real World in Matrix

28 March 2024 | 10:00 a.m. ET
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Exposure to Violence & HIV Risk Behaviors Among Adolescents

Dr. Rachel Kidman, Stony Brook University (SUNY)

25 January 2024 | 10:00 a.m. ET