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Join us for a series of free Health Talks, offered virtually, on timely and relevant issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts from a variety of backgrounds share their knowledge on specific topics related to COVID-19, including causes of the virus, how scientists use biomedical data to make data-driven decisions, and how to maintain well-being and health throughout the pandemic.

These events are offered as part of our mission to support the health of our communities and are open to anyone who seeks information and knowledge while navigating the current health crisis.

Each webinar is offered at no charge and approved for one continuing education credit.

Register for the next event of our series

Behavioral Medicine and COVID-19 Risk Reduction: From Evidence to Practice
Thursday, Nov. 19, Noon–1 p.m.

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Non-communicable diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and obesity are associated with greater risks for adverse outcomes from COVID-19. Behavioral or lifestyle medicine promotes better health outcomes by improving nutrition, increasing physical activity, promoting weight loss and decreasing sedentary behavior, which can reduce COVID-19 risks. However, the evidence for effective behavioral interventions is mixed and often lifestyle changes are not sustained over time. We will highlight best practices in lifestyle medicine in the context of COVID-19, barriers to sustainable change and approaches to overcome these barriers.


Scott Leischow, moderator
Professor and director of clinical and translational science
College of Health Solutions

Sue Dahl-Popolizio
Clinical associate professor of integrated behavioral health 
College of Health Solutions

Ronald R. O'Donnell
Clinical professor of integrated behavioral health
College of Health Solutions

Chad Stetcher
Assistant professor of health economics 
College of Health Solutions

Upcoming Health Talks

Pandemic Preparedness: Health Systems, Policies and Transformation
Thursday, Dec. 10, Noon–1 p.m.

Continuing Education Information

Each webinar is offered at no charge and approved for one continuing education credit.


Jointly Accredited Program logoIn support of improving patient care, Arizona State University is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.


As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Arizona State University is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Board's (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Arizona State University maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1 credit hour of continuing education credits per individual session. 


This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Health Talks Archive: COVID-19 Series

Fall 2020

Fall 2020

October 22, 2020
Health Information and Misinformation During COVID-19: What Can We Believe?

September 17, 2020
From Bench to Bedside in the COVID-19 Era: The Role of Testing in Clinical Care and Public Health Surveillance

Summer 2020

Summer 2020

July 23, 2020
Data to decisions: Using information to take action during COVID-19

June 18, 2020
COVID-19 and Vulnerable Populations, Part 2:
The effects on racial and ethnic minorities

June 4, 2020
COVID-19 and Vulnerable Populations, Part 1:
The effects on older adults

Spring 2020

Spring 2020

May 21, 2020
Food and Nutrition during COVID-19

May 8, 2020
COVID-19: What does the science say about reopening?

April 17, 2020
COVID-19 and effective diagnostics: The key to recovery of health, society, and the economy

April 2, 2020
The COVID-19 Pandemic: Causes, Testing Options and Care