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Epi Seminar: Understanding nature's impact on health: How can we determine whether the outdoor environment impacts symptoms in Veterans with PTSD and what do we know so far?
WhenTuesday, Mar 3, 2020, 3:30 – 4:50 p.m.
WhereHealth Sciences Building, Room K-069
Event typesLectures/Seminars

Alyson Littman, PhD, MPH
Research Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington
Investigator, Seattle Epidemiologic Research Information Center
Investigator, Seattle-Denver COIN for Veteran-Centered and Value-Driven Care

Dr. Littman will provide a brief overview on the literature on nature and health, specifically as it relates to PTSD. Most of her talk with focus on the study design issues that she and her team contemplated when planning for and conducting a pilot study of nature hiking for Veterans with PTSD. Dr. Littman will then share results for the pilot, lessons learned, and future plans.

Alyson Littman, PhD, MPH is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and an Investigator at the Seattle Epidemiologic Research Information Center and the Seattle-Denver Center of Innovation for Veteran-Centered and Value-Driven Care, which are both at the Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System. Her primary research areas are physical activity, weight management, and outcomes in people with lower extremity amputation. She enjoys conducting both observational and experimental studies, and studies using both quantitative and qualitative data.…
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