PRCHN Seminar Series - Social Network Analysis: Building Community Health and Relational Well-Being

September 10, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods
BioEnterprise Building: Ground Floor Conference Room 11000 Cedar Avenue
Cleveland, OH

In the age of Facebook and Twitter, there is no question that social connections matter, but how? Dr. Kimberly Bess will explore the ways in which social network analysis, as a paradigm and a method, can be used to better understand the relational aspects of individual and community health and well-being. Dr. Bess will introduce foundational social network concepts and discuss them in relation to findings from two social network studies using different levels of analysis and approach, illustrating the important contributions social network analysis can make to understanding the relational dynamics within communities, informing local intervention systems, and improving the lives of individuals in concrete ways. Dr. Bess trained as a community psychologist and studies the role community-based organizations play in improving the health, educational, and social outcomes of children and families living in high-poverty communities. She is an Assistant Professor of Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University.

Parking on available onsite and a light lunch is served.  For more information contact Kathy Kelly at 216.368.8516 or kjk3 [at] case [dot] edu