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Your Health Lecture Series

The Your Health Lecture Series is a collaborative community event sponsored by Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and its community partners throughout the state. 

See sidebar for upcoming lectures. All events are free and open to the public.

Questions? Contact Mark Brieve at 616-234-2667 or by email



Unequal at birth

Monday, November 14 at 12:30 pm
Kettering University, Campus Center, Room A
1700 University Avenue, Flint

Click here to RSVP or call 616-234-2667

A woman’s health can impact her child even before conception. Medicaid insured pregnant women are often faced with difficult life circumstances and many barriers to receiving the care they need. Thus, their infants are more likely to be born preterm or at low birth weight, with long-term consequences for development. Join Dr. Lee Anne Roman at this Your Health Lecture to learn about women’s health disparities during the perinatal period and the programs designed to reduce these disparities on Monday, November 14 at 12:30 pm, at Kettering University’s Campus Center.

The Your Health Lecture Series is a collaborative community event sponsored by Kettering University, McLaren-Flint and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. 

About the speaker

Lee Anne Roman, PhD, RN, is a professor in the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. Dr. Roman specializes in health services research primarily focused on women and infant health and disparities among Medicaid-insured families. Her research is conducted in collaboration with multiple partners, health systems, health departments, community agencies, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Federal Healthy Start programs. She has a special research interest in Community Health Workers who engage women living in difficult life circumstances in health services.



Individuals with Autism in our Community

Tuesday, November 15 at 7 pm
Grand Valley State University Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences
Hager Auditorium, 301 Michigan Street NE, Grand Rapids 

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The increase in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) has been unprecedented and currently 1 in 68 children are identified with ASD.  With so many children, adolescents, and adults on the spectrum, we need to better understand how to work collaboratively with families, and provide effective educational and healthcare services to meet their needs to be full members of their community.  Join experts at this Your Health Lecture to learn more about ASD, what you can do, and how to access information and resources on Tuesday, November 15 at 7 pm, at Grand Valley State University’s Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences.

The Your Health Lecture Series is a collaborative community event sponsored by Grand Valley State University, Spectrum Health and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. 

About the speakers

  • Amy Matthews, PhD, BCBA
    Professo/r, Grand Valley State University Psychology Department
    Project Director, Statewide Autism Resources and Training 
    Vice Chair, Michigan Autism Council
  • Anthony J. Richtsmeier, MD
    Associate Professor, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Department of Pediatrics and Human Development
    Section Head, Behavioral Pediatrics, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital



Unequal at birth
Monday, November 14 at 12:30 pm, Kettering University

Individuals with Autism in our Community
Tuesday, November 15 at 7 pm, Grand Valley State University Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences