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Studenst discuss research findings during Research Without Walls

Research Without Walls 2018

The Brown School's annual graduate student research symposium, Research Without Walls, provides an opportunity for students to share their social work and public health research with peers, faculty, staff and the wider community.

Thursday, April 19, 2018 in Hillman Hall

3:30 p.m.  Poster presentations and reception begin 
4:30 p.m.  Remarks by featured speaker, Spring Schmidt, St. Louis County Department of Public Health
4:45 p.m.  Awards for outstanding student research posters

The event will conclude with the presentation of the highly selective Edward F. Lawlor Impact Award.

For more information, please email Eleni Gaveras ( or Patrick Fowler (

Featured Speaker

Spring Schmidt

Spring Schmidt is the director for health promotion and public health research for the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health and is responsible for the Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Health Education, Health Communication, and Assessment, Policy and Evaluation and Accreditation programs.  

In this capacity, she oversees health department activities on a number of strategic public health topics, including chronic disease, healthy eating and active living, sexually transmitted infections, asthma, access to care, behavioral health and substance abuse, building an age-friendly community, and advancing health equity for all St. Louis County residents.  

Schmidt has worked in the field of health education for the last 15 years, including nearly 8 years with Saint Louis County. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the process of data collection for her PhD dissertation in Educational Psychology, Research and Evaluation Methods at University of Missouri-St. Louis.

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