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About the Cast

The Colorado State University Prevention Research Center, in partnership with Colorado State University Extension, is excited to introduce The CSU Prevention Extension Cast an online broadcast featuring interviews with nationally recognized experts on current issues in the fields of prevention science and public health. Dr. Nathaniel Riggs, professor of Human Development and Family Studies, and the executive director of the CSU Prevention Research Center, moderates discussions during each broadcast with special guests. Discussions are followed by an open question and answer period. To learn more, Dr. Riggs can be reached by phone at (970) 491-2684 or email at

Prevention Extension Cast Previous Webinars

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A discussion on the importance and connection of early childhood education to social emotional learning, academic development, and prevention, featuring Dr. Angela Lewis, Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education at Colorado State University.

A discussion with Heidi Williams, Director of Opioid Response with the Colorado Office of Attorney General, on the opioid settlement funds in Colorado and how this money will be used for statewide substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery efforts.

Featuring Dr. Jonah DeChants, a research scientist with the Trevor Project.

Featuring Dr. David MacPhee, professor emeritus in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and director of the Prevention Research Center’s Community-University Partnerships, and graduate students Katelyn Dame and Nicole Mingola.

Featuring Dr. Brad Conner, associate professor and director of Addictions Counseling, and Mark Prince, assistant professor and associate director of Addictions Counseling in the Psychology Department at Colorado State University.

Featuring Greg Pliler, program specialist at Iowa State University’s Partnerships in Prevention Science Institute; Alex Elswick, Assistant Extension Professor at the University of Kentucky’s School of Human and Environmental Sciences; and Joy Akey, Area Extension Agent (Family and Consumer Sciences) at Colorado State University Extension – Golden Plains Area.

Featuring Dr. Cory Bolkan, Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development at Washington State University in Vancouver; and Dr. Raven Weaver, Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development at Washington State University.

Featuring Dr. David MacPhee, Professor at Colorado State University.

Featuring Dr. Sharon Hoover, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Featuring Dr. Adam Leventhal, Professor at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine.