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BRAIN, BEHAVIOR AND CANCER SEMINAR SERIES March 28, 2013, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UPMC Shadyside - Hillman Cancer Center (Cooper Classroom B)

Seminar Series

Sponsored by
The Biobehavioral Medicine in Oncology Program
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute 

Connected: Saved or Doomed? Social Network Analysis for Public Health


Hasan Guclu, PhD
Assistant Professor
Public Health Dynamics Laboratory and Department of Biostatistics
University of Pittsburgh
Graduate School of Public Health 

Dr. Guclu will talk about the use of network modeling and analysis in some public health problems including - but not limited to - global food trade and cancer risk; smoking behavior on social networks of college students; legal public health system analysis for emergency preparedness; and infectious disease spread. I will argue that network analysis provides a very basic framework to model and study these complex systems. 

The Cooper Classrooms are located on the ground level of the Hillman Cancer Center, 5115 Centre Ave, Shadyside. After entering the building walk to the left past the elevators and gift shop and make the first right down the hallway. Room B is the 2nd door in the lobby area.


Parking is available in the garage at the UPMC Cancer Pavilion across the street from the Hillman Cancer Center (~$6 cash/credit for 1-2 hours). There are also parking meters along Centre Avenue, Cypress Street, and Baum Boulevard in the blocks surrounding the Cancer Center. The 71A & 71C both travel from Oakland and stop at Cypress Street just beyond the Cancer Center entrance. UPMC shuttles also run between Oakland and Shadyside. 

Light lunch provided. Please contact Dolores Oliver ( if you plan to attend, need directions, or need more information.