Wednesday, October 14, 2015 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Merten Hall (formerly University Hall), #1202
Social support is one of many psychosocial variables that have been found to affect health, particularly cardiovascular disease. Other psychosocial variables, such as anxiety, depression, and hostility have been linked to heart attacks and strokes in individuals. Social support, which is sometimes difficult to measure and define, has been shown to be related to better health outcomes for individuals. We will discuss recent research trends regarding the relationship between social support and health, including the gender differences in this relationship.
Dr. Freeborne is an Adjunct Faculty Member in the Department of Health Administration and was an Associate Clinical Professor in the Health Science Programs/Health Care Sciences at George Washington University. She has significant clinical experience as a Physician Assistant (PA), working in internal medicine, geriatrics and clinical research. She continues to see patients clinically at the George Washington University Student Health clinic.
The Center's Brown Bag Series is part of Mason’s Well-Being University initiative, dedicated to helping students, faculty, staff, and alumni build a life of vitality, purpose and resilience and ensuring Mason becomes a model well-being university where all community members are Thriving Together. To learn more about Mason’s Well-Being University initiative, visit wbu.gmu.edu.
**FREE and Open to the Public**
Sponsored by Center for the Advancement of Well-Being.