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Psychology lecture series hosts expert on men’s health research Oct. 11-12

The Boise State Department of Psychological Science presents John Oliffe from the University of British Columbia as the Fall 2022 Invited Speaker for a limited lecture series focused on pressing issues surrounding gender and mental health. Oliffe, an internationally-recognized expert on men’s mental health, will speak on his work in this area in two, free public lectures on Oct. 11 and 12.

Oliffe’s work focuses on masculinities as it influences men’s health behaviors and illness management, and its impact on partners, families and overall life quality. Findings drawn from his research offer guidance to clinicians and researchers in psychosocial prostate cancer care, smoking cessation and male suicide prevention. Oliffe also leverages descriptive research findings and needs analyses to design and formally evaluate tailored e-health and community-based interventions for men and their families.

“Unpacking Men’s Health Research and Tailored Programs”

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, 12 – 1 p.m.
Education Building, Room 112
RSVP for the Oct. 11 event here.

“Promoting Men’s Mental Health to Reduce Male Suicide”

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, 6 – 7 p.m.
Multipurpose Classroom Building, Room 101
RSVP for the Oct. 12 event here.

More about Oliffe:

  • professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Men’s Health Promotion at the School of Nursing, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • joint fractional appointment at the Department of Nursing, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • founder and lead investigator of University of British Columbia’s Men’s Health Research program

Please contact Matthew Genuchi ( with any questions about these events.