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Improving Public Health Through Industry Partnerships

How can public health researchers and practitioners best create win/win situations between academia and industry that also balance social and corporate goals?

    

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, September 30th 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.25 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_IPHTIP
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Policy Development/Program Planning Skills, Communication Skills, Financial Planning and Management Skills, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness and Performance
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

IDEA Hub is a new initiative at BUSPH to accelerate population health improvements through non-traditional methods, including industry partnerships. It aims to create mutually beneficial opportunities that enhance the science of public health, translate science into practice, and serve a business need for partners.


What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • Define the three-pronged goal of BUSPH Idea Hub’s academic partnerships with industry
  • Describe the impact of public health crises on business in terms of lost productivity and consumption, using the COVID-19 pandemic as an example
  • List 4 areas in which public health can contribute innovative solutions to address economic issues of public health problems
  • Describe how academic public health professionals can engage with private partners to address several public health concerns, including mental health, health misinformation in social media, breast cancer screening, climate change, pediatric diabetes, pharmaceutical access, and use of medical records to identify unmet social needs.

Subject Matter Experts

  • Monica Wang

    Monica Wang
    @DRMONICAWANG

    Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health

  • Dr. Wang is an Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health, an Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and an Associate Director of Narrative at the BU Center for Antiracist Research. Dr. Wang is nationally recognized as a leading health equity researcher in obesity and chronic disease prevention. She directs community-engaged research to target racial inequities in health and pursues cross-sector collaborations to promote health and health equity through public health interventions and policies. Dr. Wang has generated over $4 million in federal and foundation funding for her program of research and published over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts and over a dozen policy and public engagement documents. One of her current studies is a randomized controlled trial of a youth empowerment intervention to reduce consumption of sugary drinks and obesity risk through youth narratives. As an expert in curriculum development, case-based teaching, and digital learning design, Dr. Wang has developed and taught graduate courses (traditional, in-person, and hybrid) on the social determinants of health at Harvard and Boston University since 2010. Dr. Wang has received numerous national, regional, and institutional awards for her research, teaching, and service, including the Society of Behavioral Medicine Early Investigator Award, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Ten Outstanding Young Leaders Award, and the Boston University School of Public Health Excellence in Teaching Award. At the national level, she advances science communication initiatives through her role as former Chair and current member of the Civic and Public Engagement Committee of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.

  • Vanessa Edouard

    Vanessa Edouard
    @BUIDEAHUB

    Director of Strategic Initiatives and Managing Director of idea hub,
    Boston University
    School of Public Health

  • Michael McClean

    Michael McClean
    @BUSPH

    Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Advancement, Boston University School of Public Health

  • Dr. Michael McClean is the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Advancement and a Professor of Environmental Health at the Boston University School of Public Health. His research interests focus on the use of biological markers to assess environmental and occupational exposures with respect to exposure-related disease. Trained as an industrial hygienist, he is interested in improving upon traditional exposure assessment methods by developing innovative approaches for assessing exposure via multiple pathways and for analyzing biological data. Previously, Dr. McClean has investigated exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in indoor environments, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons exposure among asphalt workers, jet fuel exposure among US military personnel, and gene-environment interactions in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Currently, he is investigating an epidemic of chronic kidney disease among Central American workers, as well as the long-term neurological consequences of exposure to head impacts. He also directs an NIEHS pre-doctoral training program focused on Environmental Epidemiology in Community Settings.


  • Jaimie Gradus
    Jaimie Gradus
    @JAIMIEGRADUS

    Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health

  • Jaimie L. Gradus is an Associate Professor Epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. She received her BA in psychology from Stony Brook University, her MPH with a concentration in epidemiology and biostatistics and DSc in epidemiology at Boston University and her DMSc at Aarhus University. Dr. Gradus’s research interests are in the epidemiology of trauma and trauma-related disorders, with a particular focus on suicide outcomes. She was the winner of the 2009 Lilienfeld Student Prize from the Society for Epidemiologic Research for her paper on the association between PTSD and death from suicide in the population of Denmark. Dr. Gradus has been the recipient of multiple National Institute of Mental Health and foundation grant awards to conduct psychiatric epidemiologic research in both veterans and the general population.

  • Prasad Patil

    Prasad Patil
    @BUBIOSTATS

    Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health

  • Dr. Patil is a former postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health Department of Biostatistics/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology with Giovanni Parimigiani. He completed his PhD in Biostatistics from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with Jeff Leek. His professional interests include personalized medicine, genomics, prediction, data visualization, and study reproducibility/replicability. Dr. Patil is currently working on: – Multi-study prediction – Statistical definitions for reproducibility and replicability. – Stable and interpretable prediction methods for gene expression data. The contexts are cancer risk classifcation and survival prediction. – Assessing the additional value a genomic signature can provide beyond standard clinical measurements in a randomized trial setting. – Interactive health visualizations executable in one line from R. – Automated analysis templates with the ability to compare results after parameters have been changed.

  • Megan Healey

    Megan Healey
    @MEGANHEALS

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

  • Megan Healey, PhD, MPH is a molecular epidemiologist with expertise in epigenetics and breast cancer. Dr. Healey uses population-based studies to investigate molecular and behavioral determinants of cancer subtypes and prognosis. Trained as a bench scientist, Dr. Healey completed research fellowships in cancer epigenetics at Johns Hopkins and cancer epidemiology at Harvard. She transitioned from biomedical science to public health in hopes of leveraging her interdisciplinary background to improve the health of populations. Part of that mission is to help train our future leaders in public health. Dr. Healey is invested in bringing innovative, integrated and practical approaches to learning in the classroom, particularly in large courses. Currently, Dr. Healey teaches Quantitative Methods for Public Health, Concepts and Methods in Epidemiology, and Nutritional Epidemiology. In 2017, she received the BUSPH Educational Innovation Award and is the recipient of several BUSPH Excellence in Teaching Awards. Dr. Healey is the Director of MPH Programs.

  • Paul Shafer

    Paul Shafer
    @SHAFERPR

    Assistant Professor, Health Law, Policy, and Management, Boston University School of Public Health

  • Dr. Shafer is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Law, Policy, and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health and co-director of the Boston University Medicaid Policy Lab. He is also a fellow with the Boston University Institute for Health System Innovation and Policy and affiliate faculty of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. His research focuses on the effects of state and federal health insurance policy on coverage, health care use, and health equity. He is also an investigator at the Partnered Evidence-based Policy Resource Center at the VA Boston Healthcare System, where his research focuses on veterans’ access to care. His big picture interest is in understanding the effect of health and social policies on health and well-being. Do they actually work and are the benefits distributed equitably? If they don’t work or have unintended consequences, can we understand why and propose changes? He previously served as a research economist in the Center for Health Policy Science and Tobacco Research at RTI International and junior fellow in the Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He is a former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar, which amplified his commitment to policy-engaged scholarship and research translation. He holds a PhD in health policy and management with a concentration in health economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MA in applied economics from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a BA in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • Greg Wellenius

    Greg Wellenius
    @GWELLENIUS

    Professor of Environmental
    Health,
    Boston University

  • Gregory Wellenius, ScD leverages his training in epidemiology, environmental health, and human physiology to lead research focused on assessing the human health impacts of the built environment in the context of a rapidly changing climate. His team has made a number of notable contributions to our understanding of the health risks associated with air pollution, noise pollution, other features of our physical environment, and those posed by a changing climate. A key goal of his team’s research is to provide the actionable scientific evidence needed to ensure that our communities are as resilient, sustainable, and healthy as possible, emphasizing the benefits to human health of climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts. Before coming to Boston University, Dr. Wellenius served as faculty and Director of Brown University’s Center for Environmental Health and Technology and Elected Councilor of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE). He has previously taught courses on epidemiology methods, climate change and human health, and methods in environmental epidemiology. He has a strong track record of mentoring undergraduate students, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Dr. Wellenius is the 2019 recipient of the ISEE Tony McMichael Mid-Term Career Award and the 2018 recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Brown University School of Public Health.

  • Peter Rockers

    Peter Rockers
    @BUSPH


    Assistant Professor of Global Health,
    Boston University School of Public Health

  • Dr. Rockers is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health at the Boston University School of Public Health, where he is also the Director of the Monitoring and Evaluation Certificate program. His research is primarily concerned with evaluating the impacts of health system strengthening interventions and policies in low- and middle-income countries using experimental methods. He is particularly interested in interventions that aim to improve early childhood development outcomes in high poverty settings. Dr. Rockers is currently Co-Principal Investigator for a large cluster-randomized trial in South Africa evaluating the feasibility and impact of an innovative package of early childhood interventions delivered by community health workers. Dr. Rockers is involved in several projects focused on access to medicines. He is Co-Principle Investigator for a project developing a framework for evaluating pharmaceutical industry-led access to medicines programs. He is also Co-Investigator for a cluster-randomized trial in Kenya evaluating the impact of a medicine access program on the availability and price of NCD medicines.

  • Craig Ross

    Craig Ross
    @CSROSS017

    Executive Director,
    idea hub,
    Boston University
    School of Public Health

  • Craig S. Ross serves as Executive Director of the idea hub at Boston University School of Public Health and holds a faculty position in the Epidemiology Department. Dr. Ross conducts research at the intersection of commerce and public health, with a particular focus on the influence of commercially-promoted products on the health of vulnerable populations including children, adolescents, women, and immigrants. Dr. Ross has published more than 40 research studies examining the influence of alcohol advertising on underage drinking. He conducts innovative research on the use of multiple tobacco products including vaping products and heat-not-burn tobacco products. He is also interested in novel research designs using ecological momentary assessment methods to examine real-life contexts for substance use. Dr. Ross has developed unique mixed research methods to collaborate with firearm owners to design firearm suicide prevention programs. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Ross worked for more than 20 years as a business strategy consultant and more than 10 years in semiconductor manufacturing designing statistical software products for manufacturing process control. He received a Ph.D. in epidemiology in 2014 from the Boston University School of Public Health where he was awarded a pre-doctoral training grant through the Boston University Reproductive Perinatal and Pediatric Epidemiology (BURPPE) program. Dr. Ross was awarded the New Investigator Award by the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine in 2014. He received in Masters in Business Administration from Northeastern University in 1991 and his B.S. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1982.

  • Maria Tjilos

    Maria Tjilos
    @BUSPH

    Master of Public
    Health Student,
    Boston University School of Public Health

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Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Category: Webinars

The Next Normal: Education and Health

How can we use lessons learned about modalities and systems that work well to improve personalized education and to widen access, fostering “equicovery” (i.e. recovery that promotes equity)?

    

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, October 5th 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.25 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_NNEH
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills, Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

The COVID-19 pandemic forced students and teachers out of the classroom and in front of computers. What did we learn from this unplanned shift to virtual learning and its impact on the future of education? This program is a part of “The Next Normal” series, designed to take a moment to pause and ask, as we emerge from the pandemic, what we have learned and why, in order to promote the health of all, we cannot return to pre-pandemic normal.


What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss 6 key considerations for adapting disability research methods and practices in response to restrictions due to COVID pandemic
  • Describe “best practices” of disability research, as learned from experience of international research teams
  • Discuss inequalities in educational opportunities highlighted by COVID pandemic
  • Identify positive aspects of educational experience prompted by COVID that will be used long-term going forward
  • Describe the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings that assess how universities address social good by delivery of Sustainable Delivery Goals
  • Describe the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings that assess how universities address social good by delivery of Sustainable Delivery Goals

Subject Matter Experts

  • Morgon Banks

    Morgon Banks
    @MORGONBANKS

    Assistant Professor, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Morgon is a mixed methods researcher working on a number of projects on disability. Her primary research focus is in disability, poverty and social protection in low- and middle-income countries. Current projects include: PENDA project (funded by FCDO): evaluates 8 interventions that aim to improve the well-being of people with disabilities in low and middle-income countries. COVID-19 and disability (funded by IDS): assessing the experience of people with disabilities in India, Zambia, Ghana, Bangladesh and Turkey (Syrian refugees in Istanbul) during the pandemic and their inclusion in COVID-19 response measures. Innovation to Inclusion (funded by UKAID): evaluates the i2i programme, which seeks to improve access of people with disabilities in Kenya and Bangladesh to waged employment. Impact evaluation of the Disability Allowance in the Maldives (funded by 3ie): explores the impact of the Disability Allowance, a monthly cash transfer, on poverty, well-being and quality of life amongst people with disabilities. Addressing Local Barriers to Inclusive Education for Children with a Disability in the Sahel (funded by Norwegian Research Council): identifies children with disabilities in Niger using the Key Informant Method and compares access to education between children with and without disabilites. Morgon has presented her research at the United Nations’ Conference of State Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the European Parliament and to a variety of academic, NGO/iNGO, and government audiences. She is a contributor to the UN Flagship Report on Disability & Development and the lead author on the Economic Costs of Exclusion and Gains of Inclusion of People with Disabilities.

  • Phil Baty

    Phil Baty
    @PHIL_BATY

    Chief Knowledge Officer, Times Higher Education

  • Phil Baty is an international authority on university performance and strategy, with 25 years of experience in global higher education, including a decade (2009-2019) as Editor of the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings and its derivative analyses. He is an award-winning journalist and a sought-after speaker and commentator. Phil was the creator of the THE World Academic Summit and he leads the team that organises the summit and THE’s extensive series of global university leadership events and awards. He tweets from @Phil_Baty

  • Chrishana Lloyd

    Chrishana Lloyd
    @CHILDTRENDS

    Senior Research Scientist, Child Trends

  • Chrishana M. Lloyd, PhD, is a nationally recognized expert on the study and implementation of interventions to support early childhood professionals in environments such as home, community, and Head Start child care settings. She has more than 20 years of experience in the social science and education fields and considerable experience with applied place-based research and technical assistance and has served as the primary investigator (PI) and/or lead implementation researcher on both federal and privately funded research projects. In addition to her research experience, Dr. Lloyd has led or served as a member of federal and state-level early childhood-focused workgroups and has consulted with many education and social service agencies, including the Bank Street Education Center and the National Association of Social Workers. She has also authored numerous reports, articles, and technical assistance resources focused on early childhood interventions and supports for implementation, and actively uses innovative research methods like eco mapping and audio and video taping strategies to support and understand the work of early care and education professionals. A common theme throughout Dr. Lloyd’s career is the integration of research and policy to inform and support the application of equitable and high-quality practices in early childhood.

  • Deborah Becker

    Deborah Becker
    @WBURDEBBECKER

    MODERATOR Senior Correspondent and Host, WBUR

  • Deborah Becker is a senior correspondent and host at WBUR. Her reporting focuses on the criminal legal system, mental health and addiction. She is a substitute host on several WBUR programs. Becker’s reporting also has been featured on National Public Radio and on radio stations throughout New England. Her work on the Massachusetts drug lab scandals was highlighted in the 2020 Netflix documentary “How to Fix a Drug Scandal.” Becker has received numerous awards for her reporting, interviewing, newscasts and investigative reporting. She has also completed several fellowships – including the 2015 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Health Coverage Fellowship, the 2016 Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellowship and the 2019 National Press Foundation Science Journalism Fellowship. Deborah studied journalism at St. Bonaventure University. She lives with her family in central Massachusetts.

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      Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Category: Webinars

9/11. Twenty Years Later

Do you remember where you were on 9/11/2001? That’s the date of multiple terrorist attacks in the United States that killed and wounded thousands of people and continue to impact population health, both mental and physical.

    

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Friday, September 10th 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_911TYL
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills, Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

This year commemorates the 20th Anniversary of 9/11. To mark this date, we are hosting a conversation about the events of September 11th and the health of the public. Our panelists will reflect on what we learned about health post-9/11, and what implications this event had for population health science today.


What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • List key long-term health findings from the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Registry
  • Explain innovations in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disease (PTSD)
  • Describe implications for future disaster preparedness efforts based on research findings from the WTC Health Program
  • State a recommendation about mental health treatment based on findings from the Mount Sinai research on mothers who were at the WTC when the towers collapsed and suffered from PTSD
  • Give examples of how systematic racism and classism influenced the population health impacts of 9/11

Subject Matter Experts

  • Barbara Rothbaum

    Barbara Rothbaum
    @EMORYMEDICINE

    Professor in Psychiatry, Director of Emory Healthcare Veterans Program, Emory School of Medicine

    Barbara Olasov Rothbaum, PhD is Director of the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program. She is a professor and Associate Vice Chair of Clinical Research at Emory School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program and holds the Paul A. Janssen Chair in Neuropsychopharmcology. Dr. Rothbaum specializes in research on the treatment of anxiety disorders, particularly PTSD. She was a member of the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Study on Assessment of Ongoing Efforts in the Treatment of PTSD, and briefed the DOD, VA, House and Senate Committees on Veterans Affairs and Armed Services Committees on the IOM report results. Dr. Rothbaum has been studying PTSD treatments since 1986 and has developed, tested, and disseminated some of the most innovative and effective treatments available for PTSD. She is an inventor of virtual reality exposure therapy. She was a pioneer in applying it in the treatment of PTSD in combat veterans. She has authored over 400 scientific papers and chapters, has published 11 books on the treatment of PTSD and edited 4 others on anxiety, and received the Diplomate in Behavioral Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. She is a past president of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), is currently on the Scientific Advisory Boards for the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA), National Center for PTSD (NC-PTSD), and the executive committee of the Warrior Care Network. She is a fellow of the ACNP (American College of Neuropsychopharmacology), the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), and American Psychological Association’s Division 56 (Division of Trauma Psychology) and was awarded the 2010 “Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Practice of Trauma Psychology” for APA Division 56 and the Robert S. Laufer Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS).

  • David Vlahov

    David Vlahov
    @DAVID_VLAHOV
    MODERATOR, Associate Dean for Research and Professor, Yale School of Nursing, and Professor of Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health

    David Vlahov is associate dean for research and professor at the Yale School of Nursing and a professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health. His primary area of focus has been on urban health. His studies in Baltimore, Harlem, and the Bronx, which have served as a platform for subsequent individual, community, and policy intervention studies. This work has contributed new knowledge to promote health equity. Vlahov was the founding president of the International Society for Urban Health. He has been a visiting professor at the medical school in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and served as an expert consultant to the World Health Organization’s Urban Health Center in Kobe, Japan. Vlahov is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Urban Health, has edited three books on urban health, and has published over 654 scholarly papers. He was the principal investigator of the Rockefeller Foundation project on the Roundtable for Urban Living Environment Research on urban health metrics and a member of the WHO Knowledge Network for Urban Settlements as part of the WHO Commission on the Social Determinants of Health. Vlahov served on the New York City Board of Health, and is a member of the National Academy of Medicine currently serving on the institute’s Board of Global Health.

  • Albeliz Santiago Colon

    Albeliz Santiago Colon
    @WTCHEALTHPRGM

    Associate Service Fellow, World Trade Center Health Program,
    Research Planning & Care Integration Unit

    Albeliz Santiago-Colón, Ph.D., is an Associate Service Fellow in the Research Planning & Care Integration Unit at the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program, which is administered by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Program provides no-cost medical monitoring and treatment for certified WTC-related health conditions to those directly affected by the 9/11 attacks in New York, the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Santiago-Colón assists with integrating research findings of the health impacts arising from the 9/11 attacks into the care and well-being of members. She recently coauthored a review article “World Trade Center Health Program: First Decade of Research” where she compiled and analyzed over two decades worth of research to support translational research. Within the Health Program, she specializes in uncovering knowledge gaps to inform future research needs. Before joining the WTC Health Program in 2019, she was an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) fellow at the Division of Field Studies and Engineering under NIOSH. While working as an ORISE fellow, she completed her dissertation on the association between maternal occupational exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and selected birth defects of the face and central nervous system using data from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Originally from Puerto Rico, she received a B.S. in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of Cincinnati. Her training in epidemiology has focused on environmental health, maternal and child health, and occupational exposure assessment.

  • Rachel Yehuda

    Rachel Yehuda
    @RACHELYEHUDA

    Professor and Vice Chair of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

    Rachel Yehuda, Ph.D. is a Professor and Vice Chair of Psychiatry, and Professor of Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is also the Mental Health Director at the Bronx Veterans Affairs. Dr. Yehuda is a recognized leader in the field of traumatic stress studies and has authored hundreds of papers and 10 books in the field of traumatic stress and the neuroscience of PTSD. She is the recipient of numerous awards and federal grants. Her current interests include PTSD prevention and innovative approaches to treatment, the study of risk and resilience, epigenetics and the intergenerational transmission of trauma and PTSD. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and has recently established a Center for Psychedelic Psychotherapy and Trauma Research at Mount Sinai.

  • Mark Farfel

    Mark Farfel
    @NYCHEALTHY

    Director,
    World Trade
    Center Health Registry
    New York City Department of Health
    and Mental Hygiene

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Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Category: Webinars

The Next Normal: Hospitals and Healthcare

How can individuals be empowered and motivated to participate in optimizing their own health? What can be the role of public health practitioners?

    

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, December 2nd 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.25 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_NNEH
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills, Policy Development/Program Planning Skills, Community Dimensions of Practice Skills, Public Health Sciences Skills, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

Domestically and globally, healthcare systems were overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic. What have we learned from the pandemic about how care is delivered and how our systems can be improved to better deliver efficient and high-quality care? This program is a part of “The Next Normal” series, designed to take a moment to pause and ask, as we emerge from the pandemic, what we have learned and why, in order to promote the health of all, we cannot return to pre-pandemic normal.


What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • Describe factors that influence the variability in charges for services across hospitals
  • Describe major short-term and long-term consequences of COVID on hospitals and patients
  • Explain concept of “coproducing” health (empowering people to engage with their own health) - and lessons learned from COVID experience that may promote it
  • Discuss the role of community health centers, the impact of COVID on them, and challenges to adapting going forward

Subject Matter Experts

  • Ge Bai

    Ge Bai
    @GEBAIDC

    Associate Professor of Practice, John Hopkins Carey Business School
  • Ge Bai, PhD, CPA is an Associate Professor of Accounting at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and an Associate Professor of Health Policy & Management (joint) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has received the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association’s Excellence in Teaching Award. An expert on health care pricing, policy, and management, Dr. Bai has testified before House Ways and Means Committee, written for the Wall Street Journal, and published her studies in leading academic journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, JAMA Internal Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Health Affairs. Her work has been widely featured in ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, Los Angeles Times, NBC, New York Times, NPR, PBS, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and other media outlets and used in government regulations and congressional testimonies.

  • Jerome Dugan

    Jerome Dugan
    @PROFDUGAN

    Assistant Professor, University of Washington

  • Jerome Dugan is an Assistant Professor of Health Services and the Leo Greenawalt Endowed Professor of Health Policy in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington (UW) and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at UW. He is also the co-director of the Program in Health Economics and Outcomes Research Methodologies (PHEnOM), a joint program between the School of Public Health and the School of Pharmacy at UW. Dr. Dugan has expertise in modeling the financial and policy impacts of social and medical service interventions, evaluating the efficacy of cost containment strategies employed by payers and providers, and examining the structure and regulation of healthcare markets. In particular, his research focuses on the prevention and control of major chronic diseases – such as cardiovascular disease and mental health disorders – diagnoses that require a high level of coordination between individual patients, treating institutions, and insurers to minimize the probability of future acute events. Dr. Dugan holds an MA and PhD in Economics from Rice University and a BS in Economics from Clemson University. In addition to his academic appointments, he serves as a member of the Center for Health Innovation and Policy Science (CHIPS), the Health Economics Committee at the Washington Health Alliance, and the Health Care Cost Transparency Board’s Advisory Committee on Data Issues in Washington State.

  • Vivian Lee

    Vivian Lee
    @VIVIANLEEMD

    President of Health Platforms, Verily Life Sciences

  • Vivian S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., is the author of The Long Fix: Solving America’s Health Care Crisis with Strategies that Work for Everyone (Norton). She is President of Health Platforms at Verily Life Sciences. A physician and health care executive, Lee also serves as a senior lecturer at Harvard Medical School. Prior to joining Verily, Lee served as the Dean of the Medical School and CEO of the University of Utah Health Care, an integrated health system with a budget of $3.6 billion, including a 1400 member physician group and health insurance plan. During her tenure, she led University of Utah Health to recognition for its health care delivery system innovations that enable higher quality at lower costs and with higher patient satisfaction, and superior financial performance. In 2016, University of Utah was ranked first among all university hospitals in quality and safety (Vizient). Dr. Lee previously was the inaugural Chief Scientific Officer of New York University’s Langone Medical Center. Elected to the National Academy of Medicine with over 200 peer-reviewed publications, Lee serves on the Board of Directors of the Commonwealth Fund, the Board of Trustees of Boston Children’s Hospital, and is also a director on the board of Zions Bancorporation, a publicly traded company. Dr. Lee is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard, received a D.Phil in medical engineering from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, earned her M.D. with honors from Harvard Medical School, and her MBA from NYU. She was named by Modern Healthcare as one of the 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives in 2020.

  • Peter Shin

    Peter Shin
    @PETERSHINGW

    Associate Professor, George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health

  • Peter Shin, PhD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at the George Washington University and Gibson Program in Community Health Policy and RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Director. Dr. Shin focuses on the study of community health systems and integration of care for vulnerable populations and is author of over 100 health policy reports and articles on community health centers, the health care safety net, medically underserved populations, health care financing, social determinants and health information technology. His research focuses on identifying innovative payment and health care delivery models, exploring population health initiatives, and assessing impacts of policy change. Dr. Shin teaches courses in analytic methods and public health leadership and is an expert in the management and analysis of data, regulatory and policy analysis, community-based participatory research, and qualitative and quantitative evaluations and has provided technical assistance to federal and state agencies. Dr. Shin received his doctorate in public policy and MPH from the George Washington University and his BA in Biology from Oberlin College.

  • Reed Abelson

    Reed Abelson
    @REEDABELSON

    MODERATOR, Reporter, The New York Times

  • Reed Abelson has been a reporter for The New York Times since 1995. She currently covers the business of health care, focusing on health insurance and how financial incentives affect the delivery of medical care. She witnessed the Affordable Care Act become law and is actively keeping an eye on what happens next. Before she began covering health care in 2002, Ms. Abelson covered a broad range of topics, from the collapse of Enron to the oversight of charitable organizations to accounting to personal investing. Before joining The Times, Ms. Abelson was a staff writer for Smart Money from 1993 to 1995, where she wrote in-depth investing features. From 1990 to 1993, she was a reporter for Forbes, where she profiled public and private companies. She began her journalism career as a reporter at the Philadelphia Business Journal, where she covered health care, venture capital, technology and the ports of Philadelphia. She graduated cum laude from Bryn Mawr College in 1983 with an A.B. in English literature, and she earned an M.A. in English literature from Columbia University in 1984.

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The Next Normal: Mental Health

Stigmatization is a major issue that underlies the high prevalence and inadequacy of treatment of mental health problems. In addition, research has identified social isolation as one of the major contributors to mental health problems. How can public health practitioners contribute to the destigmatization of mental health problems and to decreasing social isolation through programs and policies that promote human connection and support in their communities?

    

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, November 16th 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.25 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_NNMH
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills, Cultural Competency Skills, Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

The COVID-19 pandemic was coupled with an increase in poor mental health and substance use worldwide. How will we address mental health moving forward given what we learned during the pandemic? This program is a part of “The Next Normal” series, designed to take a moment to pause and ask, as we emerge from the pandemic, what we have learned and why, in order to promote the health of all, we cannot return to pre-pandemic normal.


What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss mental health as a public health problem in the US, even prior to COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Describe sources of psychologic distress during the pandemic and resulting effects on mental health problems in particularly affected populations
  • Discuss the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of Black Americans and persons with disabilities and strategies to address it going forward
  • Discuss systems-level barriers to accessing mental health services that must be addressed
  • Identify 4 specific actions that can be taken to improve the “next normal” in public mental health"

Subject Matter Experts

  • M. Daniele Fallin

    M. Daniele Fallin
    @FALLINDANI

    Chair, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • M. Daniele Fallin, PhD, studies how environments, behaviors, genetic variation, and epigenetic variation contribute to risk for psychiatric disease, with a focus on autism.

  • Briana Mezuk

    Briana Mezuk
    @UMICHSPH

    Director, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan

  • Dr. Mezuk is the Director of the Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health and is an Associate Chair in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She is a psychiatric epidemiologist whose research focuses on understanding the intersections of mental and physical health. Much of her work has examined the consequences of depression for medical morbidity and functioning in mid- and late-life, with particular attention to metabolic diseases such as diabetes and frailty. She is also the Director of the Michigan Integrative Well-Being and Inequalities (MIWI) Training Program, a NIH-funded methods training program that supports innovative, interdisciplinary research on the interrelationships between mental and physical health as they relate to health disparities. She is committed to translating research into practice, and since 2013 has collaborated with partners at the YMCA on evaluating and augmenting their diabetes self-management programming to incorporate psychosocial aspects of health. Finally, she writes a blog for Psychology Today called “Ask an Epidemiologist."

  • Courtney Thomas Tobin

    Courtney Thomas Tobin
    @DRTHOMASTOBIN

    Assistant Professor, University of California Los Angeles Fielding School of Public Health

  • Dr. Thomas Tobin is trained as a medical sociologist and use mixed-method and transdisciplinary approaches to examine psychosocial sources of risk and resilience and their impact on the psychophysiological health of Black Americans across the life course. Summary of Research: A central focus of Dr. Thomas Tobin’s research is the conceptualization and assessment of race-based stress and coping experiences among the U.S. Black population. In one study, Dr. Thomas Tobin found that experiencing subtle or ambiguous discrimination increases Blacks’ risk of poor psychological and physiological functioning and may be more detrimental than more blatant discriminatory treatment. This work motivated the development of Dr. Thomas Tobin’s “Racial Self-Awareness Framework of Race-Based Stress, Coping, and Health,” which clarifies environmental, sociocultural, and behavioral health processes by spotlighting “racial self-awareness” (RSA), the heightened sense of awareness of one’s racial minority status within a majority context. Results from a recent qualitative study suggest that (1) RSA represents additional cognitive effort that is physically and emotionally taxing, (2) RSA shapes Blacks’ perceptions of and responses to general and race-based stressors, and (3) Blacks employ a range of behavioral coping strategies to reduce the strain of RSA.

  • Katie Wang

    Katie Wang
    @YALESPH

    Assistant Professor,
    Yale School of
    Public Health

  • Dr. Wang’s research broadly focuses on the role of stigma as a psychosocial determinant of mental and behavioral health disparities among diverse marginalized populations. She received a K01 mentored scientist career development award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to investigate the associations among mental illness stigma, emotion dysfunction (i.e., intense, prolonged negative affect and/or difficulties in regulating one’s emotions), and substance use among adults with depression. Some methodological approaches utilized to accomplish this research include psychophysiological assessments (e.g., heart rate variability, salivary cortisol) and ecological momentary assessment (e.g., daily diaries). Dr. Wang is also involved in a number of projects that examines the health inequities facing people with disabilities, including a mixed-method study on the mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the disability community.

  • Deborah Becker

    Lynn Jolicoeur
    @LMJOLICOEUR

    MODERATOR, Producer and Reporter, WBUR

  • Lynn Jolicoeur is a senior field producer, reporter and editor at WBUR. As field producer, she researches and writes host interview segments and feature stories on a vast array of topics for the signature early-evening news program, All Things Considered. Lynn also reports for the station’s local broadcasts (with some stories airing nationally on NPR, as well). She has developed beats covering mental health and homelessness, and most recently she’s reported on the pandemic’s impact on both. Lynn is particularly passionate about reporting on the issue of suicide. In 2015 she produced and reported a 15-part, yearlong series on the suicide crisis. She has reported in depth on efforts to end chronic homelessness and weaknesses in the system for sheltering and housing adults experiencing homelessness. Prior to working at WBUR, Lynn was a television reporter for 18 years – most recently at Boston’s WCVB-TV Channel 5. She covered areas from crime and the justice system to politics, medicine, and social issues.

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Category: Webinars

The Next Normal: Civil Liberties and Health

How can public health practitioners communicate effectively with communities about emerging science, to identify the trade-offs between individual civil liberties and health of the public, and engage in strategies that encourage communities to embrace the importance of working together to protect each other?

    

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, October 21st 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.25 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID:  SS1131137_NNCLH
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills, Policy Development/Program Planning Skills, Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

Many conversations surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic were framed as a trade-off between individual liberties and the health of the public. Was this the right framing? 

What are the implications of the moment for future conversations? This program is a part of “The Next Normal” series, designed to take a moment to pause and ask, as we emerge from the pandemic, what we have learned and why, in order to promote the health of all, we cannot return to pre-pandemic normal.


What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • List 5 specific ethical questions related to civil liberties posed by mandates (e.g., masks, vaccination) in response to the pandemic
  • Discuss challenges and opportunities COVID-19 exposed in American bioethics
  • Describe how systemic racial discrimination was highlighted and exacerbated by the COVID pandemic
  • Discuss the relationship of social injustice and health inequities and the importance of focusing on avenues to address underlying injustices in future social and legal policies

Subject Matter Experts

  • Nancy Berlinger

    Nancy Berlinger
    @HASTINGSCENTER

    Research Scholar,
    The Hastings
    Center
  • Nancy Berlinger is a Research Scholar at The Hastings Center, an independent bioethics research institute based in Garrison, NY. Her current research focuses on ethical and societal challenges arising from population aging; the bioethics of migration, and responding to and learning from the Covid-19 pandemic. She has longstanding research interests in decision-making and care in serious illness and near the end of life; the management of problems of safety and harm in health systems, and the moral dimensions of care work. She directs The Hastings Center’s Visiting Scholar Program, including the Sadler Scholars Program for doctoral students from underrepresented communities, here. Highlights of current and recent work: Bioethics for aging societies: Since 2016, Berlinger has overseen the development of research projects and public-facing work exploring the consequences of population aging, with close attention to what it means to flourish in late life, how to support experiences such as living with dementia, and how to apply concepts and data from housing-focused research and policy analysis to conceptualizing aging in community.

  • Colleen Flood

    Colleen Flood
    @COLLEENFLOOD2

    Professor and University Research Chair,
    University of Ottawa

  • Colleen M. Flood is a Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa and University Research Chair in Health Law & Policy. In addition, she serves as the inaugural director of the university’s Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics. From 2006-2011, she was also a Scientific Director of the Institute for Health Services and Policy Research, one of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Professor Flood has pushed the boundaries of health law beyond its traditional focus to illuminate law’s role in the broad web of relationships within health systems. Her comparative research has brought new insights and knowledge to Canadian and global debates over privatization, health system design and governance, and the role of courts in defending rights in health care. She is the author/editor of 10 books (two of which are in multiple editions) and publishes broadly in academic journals and for the popular press. Her two most recent books are: The Right to Health at the Public/Private Divide (co-edited with Aeyal Gross, 2014) and Law & Mind: Mental Health Law and Policy in Canada (co-edited with Jennifer Chandler, 2016). You can read some of her work at: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=333684 In addition to her extensive research program, Professor Flood also contributes to various committee activities. From 2012 to 2016, she served on the governance board of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. She is currently on the board of Associated Medical Services and a member of the Corporation of Massey College. Professor Flood has received several honours and distinctions for her work. Most recently, she was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In 2013, she was appointed an honorary member of the College of Family Physicians of Ontario. Colleen M. Flood holds degrees from the University of Auckland and the University of Toronto.

  • Chantal Da Silva

    Chantal Da Silva
    @CHANTALADASILVA

    MODERATOR
    Freelance journalist working for NBC News

  • Chantal Da Silva is a freelance journalist working for NBC News. Her work has been featured by Newsweek, where she previously served as chief correspondent, as well as by CNN, The Independent, Forbes, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, The Guardian and others. Affiliation and title: Freelance journalist working for NBC News.

  • Ruqaiijah Yearby

    Ruqaiijah Yearby
    @RUQAIIJAH

    Professor of Law and Executive Director and CO- Founder, Institute for Healing Justice and Equity, Saint Louis University

  • Ruqaiijah Yearby, J.D., M.P.H is a full professor and member of the Center for Health Law Studies at Saint Louis University School of Law. She is also co-founder and Executive Director of Saint Louis University’s Institute for Healing Justice and Equity and Co-Principal Investigator for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant entitled, “Are Cities and Counties Ready to Use Racial Equity Tools to Influence Policy?”. Additionally, she has served as an Instructor for the Harvard Medical School, Center for Bioethics. Professor Ruqaiijah Yearby is an expert in racial health disparities, who advocates for equal access to quality health care and fair wages for racial and ethnic minorities, women, and the poor. Recently, Professor Yearby authored Protecting Workers that Provide Essential Services and co-authored Racism is a Public Health Crisis. Here’s How to Respond, which was used to support the passage of Connecticut House Bill No. 6662, that declares racism as a public health crisis as well as cited in the American Psychological Association Resolution to Combat Racism and in the 2020 Health Equity report for Boone County, MO. Her work has been published in the American Journal of Bioethics, Health Affairs, and the Oxford Journal of Law and the Biosciences and used in law, medical school, and social science classes at schools such as Harvard, NYU, Fordham, and the University of California Berkeley.

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Category: Webinars

The Next Normal: Food and Health

How can the major players in improving food system planning (i.e., food systems, public health, and local government) assure that they work together effectively?

    

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, October 14th 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.25 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID:  SS1131137_NNFH
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills, Community Dimensions of Practice Skills, Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

The pandemic worsened health inequities across the world, including gaps in access to food. How can we learn from the pandemic to create a healthier world with equal access to health essentials?

This program is a part of “The Next Normal” series, designed to take a moment to pause and ask, as we emerge from the pandemic, what we have learned and why, in order to promote the health of all, we cannot return to pre-pandemic normal.

What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the specific goals and indicators included in the UN Summit’s 2015 Sustainable Development Goals that relate to food and hunger, and the current progress towards achieving them
  • Discuss the current prevalence of food insecurity across the globe and the effect of the pandemic
  • Define “sustainable diets” as promoted by EAT-Lancet Healthy Reference diet and discuss considerations for implementing such diets universally
  • Discuss how the pandemic directly affected supply chains, food system workers, and consumers
  • List 4 considerations that should be addressed in creating the “next normal” for food and health systems, especially in the context of urbanization and climate change

Subject Matter Experts

  • Yeeli Mui

    Yeeli Mui
    @DRYEELIMUI

    Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Yeeli Mui, PhD, MPH, is a Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health in the Department of International Health. Her participatory action research focuses on strengthening policy to create equitable, sustainable, and healthy communities. Dr. Mui applies an urban planning lens to obesity prevention and healthy eating by critically examining relationships between food and other systems of the built environment, such as land use, transportation, and housing. Part of a multi-country effort, she is leading an interdisciplinary team to mitigate food inequities of small-scale farmers experiencing urbanization and climate change pressures in Kerala, India. Dr. Mui is also evaluating the role of collective efficacy and collaborative governance models to drive policy and food systems change at the local level in different U.S. cities.

  • Tolullah Oni

    Tolullah Oni
    @DRTOLULLAH

    Clinical Senior Research Associate, University of Cambridge

  • Tolullah Oni is a Public Health Physician Scientist and urban epidemiologist, and leads the Global Diet and Physical Activity group at the Unit. She completed her medical training at University College London, postgraduate medical training in the UK and Australia, a Masters in Public Health (Epidemiology) at the University of Cape Town, and her research doctorate in Clinical Epidemiology at Imperial College London. She spent 11 years conducting research in South Africa, where she also completed her public health medical specialty training. She established and leads (as an Honorary Associate Professor) a Research Initiative for Cities Health and Equity (RICHE) at the University of Cape Town, conducting transdisciplinary urban health research focused on generating evidence to support development and implementation of healthy public policies in rapidly growing cities, with a focus on Africa. Research activities include Systems for Health projects: investigating how urban systems (e.g. housing, food) can be harnessed for health; and Health Systems projects: integrated heath systems responses to changing patterns of disease and multimorbidity in the context of urbanisation. She continues this planetary health focus within the unit, focusing on meso- and macro-level determinants of diet and physical activity in the contexts of urbanisation and climate change worldwide. She has published over 80 manuscripts in high-impact journals, and has given presentations at international academic (urban health, HIV, TB) and non-academic meetings including the United Nations High Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development, New York; and the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting, Davos 2018. Tolullah serves on several advisory boards including Future Earth and is an editorial board member of Lancet Planetary Health, Cities and Health, the Journal of Urban Health and PLOS Global Public Health. Profiled in the Lancet journal in 2016, she is a Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

  • Usha Ramakrishnan

    Usha Ramakrishnan
    @EMORYROLLINS

    Professor, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

  • Usha Ramakrishnan, PhD, is the Chair & Distinguished Richard N. Hubert Professor of the Hubert Department of Global Health in The Rollins School of Public Health, and Graduate Faculty member of the Doctoral Programs in a) Nutrition and Health Sciences (NHS) and b) Global Health and Development, Laney Graduate School, at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA. She is a leading expert in global maternal and child nutrition and health and has authored over 170 research articles in peer-reviewed professional journals, 19 book chapters, and, edited 4 Books, Monographs and Proceedings. Dr. Ramakrishnan has designed and led large randomized controlled trials (RCT) that test nutrient interventions during pregnancy and early childhood, and also participated in prospective longitudinal studies that examine pregnancy outcomes such as low birth weight, preterm birth and subsequent child growth and development. She has examined the effects of multiple micronutrient (MM) malnutrition during pregnancy, lactation, and early childhood, and more recently completed a large RCT of the effects of weekly pre-conception multiple micronutrient (MM) supplements on maternal and child health outcome in Vietnam (PRECONCEPT). Her current research projects also include examining the effects of omega-3 fatty acids, especially docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), during pregnancy on child health, growth and development. She was the PI of a large NIH-funded research project in collaboration with the National Institute of Public Health, Cuernavaca, Mexico, that examined the effects of prenatal DHA supplements on infant development (POSGRAD), and has followed up this cohort through 11 y of age. She has also led and participated in several collaborations with non-governmental organizations and research institutions based in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Europe, and also serves on several expert review panels and has provided technical support for various projects in her field of expertise over the years.

  • May Wang

    May Wang
    @UCLAFSPH

    Professor, University of California Los Angeles Fielding School of Public Health
  • Dr. May Wang joined the faculty as associate professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences in 2008. She received an undergraduate degree from the National University of Singapore, a master’s degree in nutritional science from the University of Texas at Austin, and master’s and doctorate degrees in public health from the University of California at Berkeley. After obtaining her doctorate degree, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine where she was trained in the emerging field of pediatric bone health research. Since then, she has conducted research related to child obesity and bone health with a focus on addressing health disparities. She is the recipient of several awards, including the Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association and Excellence in Education Award from the California Dietetic Association. Areas of Interest: Social and physical environmental determinants of diet-related conditions with a focus on childhood obesity; immigrant food-related behaviors, and evaluations of nutrition programs for children

  • Julia Belluz

    Julia Belluz
    @JULIAOFTORONTO

    MODERATOR
    Senior Health Correspondent, VOX
  • Julia Belluz is Vox’s senior health correspondent, focused on medicine, science, and public health. She’s covered topics as varied as the anti-vaccine movement, America’s staggering maternal mortality problem, how dark chocolate became a health food, and what makes America’s sickest county so unhealthy. She has also debunked numerous medical misinformation peddlers such as Dr. Oz, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Alex Jones. In 2015, Julia launched Vox’s Show Me the Evidence series, which goes beyond the frenzy of daily headlines to take a deeper look at the state of the science behind pressing health questions, from treatments for chronic back pain to why exercise is not helpful when it comes to weight loss. Before joining Vox, Julia was a Knight Science Journalism fellow at MIT and her writing appeared in a range of international publications, including the BMJ, the Chicago Tribune, the Economist and Economist’s Intelligent Life magazine, the Globe and Mail, the LA Times, Maclean’s, the National Post, Slate, and the Times of London. She holds an MSc from the London School of Economics. She is the recipient of numerous journalism awards, including the 2016 Balles Prize in Critical Thinking, the 2017 American Society of Nutrition Journalism Award, and several Canadian National Magazine Awards. Outside of reporting, she speaks regularly at universities and conferences the world over, and has been a fellow at McMaster University. Follow her on Twitter @juliaoftoronto.


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Category: Webinars

Understanding Vaccine Confidence and Vaccine Hesitancy 

How can health communication be effective in the context of misinformation, high emotion, and ineffective leadership?

    

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  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Monday, October 4th 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_UVCVH
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Policy Development/Program Planning Skills, Communication Skills, Cultural Competency Skills, Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

Join us for a conversation about vaccine confidence and hesitancy with Dr. Heidi Larson. Dr. Larson’s new book, Stuck: How Vaccine Rumors Start — and Why They Don’t Go Away examines the origin of vaccine hesitancy and the efforts to address the anxiety and reluctance surrounding them..


What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • List determinants of vaccine hesitancy identified from a historical perspective, related to contextual influences, individual/social group influences, and vaccine and vaccination-specific issues.
  • Describe the findings of a December 2020 international survey about intent to take vaccine when available, including variability across countries and factors associated with intent
  • Describe the effect of exposure to misinformation on willingness to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in the US and UK
  • List the 4 factors included in the Vaccine Confidence Index
  • Describe effective health communication strategies and specific words in promoting vaccine use.

Subject Matter Experts

  • Heidi Larson

    Heidi Larson
    @PROFHEIDILARSON

    Professor, Founding Director of the Vaccine Confidence Project, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

  • Sandro Galea

    Sandro Galea
    @SANDROGALEA

    MODERATOR
    Dean and Robert A Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

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Category: Webinars

Waste: One Woman’s Fight Against America’s Dirty Secret

Inequities in waste water infrastructure is a wide-spread but largely under-appreciated problem in the United States.  How can public health professionals bring light to the problem and thus help propel needed changes in policy and resource allocation?

    

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, September 9th 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.25 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_WOWFAMDS
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Cultural Competency, Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

SPH Reads is a school-wide reading program hosted by the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice. The 2021 book selection is Waste: One Woman’s Fight Against America’s Dirty Secret, by Catherine Coleman Flowers.


What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss waste water infrastructure as an example of environmental injustice
  • Identify examples of systemic racism and classism that have negatively affected health in the United States
  • Identify possible specific activities individuals can participate in to address large issues of climate change and structural racism

Subject Matter Experts

  • Catherine Coleman Flowers

    Catherine Coleman Flowers
    @CATHFLOWERS

    Environmental and Climate Justice Activist, Author

  • Catherine Coleman Flowers is an internationally recognized environmental activist, MacArthur “genius” grant recipient, and author. She has dedicated her life’s work to advocating for environmental justice, primarily equal access to clean water and functional sanitation for communities across the United States. Founder of the Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice (CREEJ), Flowers has spent her career promoting equal access to clean water, air, sanitation, and soil to reduce health and economic disparities in marginalized, rural communities. In addition, Flowers serves as Rural Development Manager for Bryan Stevenson’s Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), is a Board Member for the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary, and sits on the Board of Directors for the Climate Reality Project and the Natural Resources Defense Council. Flowers is also Co-Chair of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Commission on Accelerating Climate Action and Practitioner in Residence at Duke University. In 2021, her leadership and fervor in fighting for solutions to these issues led her to one of her most notable appointments yet — Vice Chair of the Biden Administration’s inaugural White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council. Flowers was also named Levenick Resident Scholar in Sustainable Leadership at the University of Illinois for the spring 2021 and was awarded an honorary PhD in science from Wesleyan University. As the author of Waste: One Woman’s Fight Against America’s Dirty Secret, Flowers shares her inspiring story of advocacy, from childhood to environmental justice champion. She discusses sanitation and its correlation with systemic class, racial, and geographic prejudice that affects people across the United States. She has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, The Guardian, and on PBS.

  • Barbara Moran

    Barbara Moran
    @MORANWRITER

    Moderator
    Senior Producing Editor
    WBUR

  • Barbara Moran, environmental editor, WBUR For more than 20 years, Moran has worked as a science journalist committed to covering issues of public health, environmental justice and the intersection of science and society. She has written for many publications, including The New York Times, New Scientist, Technology Review and the Boston Globe Magazine, and produced television documentaries for PBS and others. A few years ago she added radio reporting to her repertoire, and now runs WBUR’s three-person environmental team, which covers stories about energy, ecology and environmental justice for Boston and beyond. She was a Knight Fellow at MIT, and was twice awarded the National Association of Science Writers’ highest honor, the Science in Society Award.

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Category: Webinars

The Next Normal: Children's Health

How can we improve the partnership of supporting individuals and organizations, including health care providers and community resources (e.g., schools, parks, libraries, childcare, public services, police, etc.) in addressing underlying causes of health problems among children and families? What is the role of public health practitioners in that partnership?

    

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Monday, December 13th 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.25 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: TBA
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills, Cultural Competency Skills, Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

The COVID-19 pandemic drastically affected children’s lives, changing how they receive education and limiting their social development. How has the pandemic changed how we view children’s health, and how can we learn from the experience? 

This program is a part of “The Next Normal” series, designed to take a moment to pause and ask, as we emerge from the pandemic, what we have learned and why, in order to promote the health of all, we cannot return to pre-pandemic normal.


What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • List 5 mental/behavioral health symptoms experienced by children during the COVID-19 pandemic, and discuss implications for systems changes needed to address them
  • Discuss the patterns of negative health effects due to the pandemic on children due to economic and racial disparities
  • Describe the importance of an intersectionality approach to understanding and developing policy solutions to disparities in health effects on adults and children
  • Discuss the importance of addressing root causes of maternal and child health issues to optimize child health going forward
  • Describe the inequities in child care quality, access, and availability highlighted by the pandemic and the importance of addressing them in the “next normal”
  • Discuss how partnership with public libraries can improve child health
  • Describe future innovations to improve health care delivery highlighted by the pandemic

Subject Matter Experts

  • Kevin Churchwell

    Kevin Churchwell

    President and Chief Executive Officer, Boston Children's Hospital
  • Kevin B. Churchwell, MD, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Boston Children’s Hospital, providing leadership, vision, and oversight for a team that’s dedicated to improving and advancing child health through their life-changing work in clinical care, research and innovation, medical education, and community engagement. Since joining Boston Children’s as its Executive Vice President of Health Affairs Chief Operating Officer in 2013, Dr. Churchwell has been instrumental in leading the hospital’s work to become a High Reliability Organization, one where zero avoidable harm impacts any patient, family member, or employee. He has brought to Boston the same passion for enhancing the patient family experience that defined his tenure as CEO of both Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital, part of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. An advocate for equity, diversity and inclusivity, Dr. Churchwell is responsible for establishing three of the 11 Offices of Health Equity and Inclusion at hospitals across the U.S. and Canada, including the Office at Boston Children’s, which he founded in 2016. With the publication of Boston Children’s own Declaration for Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity in 2020, Dr. Churchwell has committed to the work required to make Boston Children’s a community that’s made stronger by our differences, and a leader in equity for all. A graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Vanderbilt Medical School in Nashville, Dr. Churchwell completed his pediatric residency and a clinical fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatric Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and Dr. Churchwell is the Robert and Dana Smith Associate Professor of Anesthesia at the Harvard Medical School. Disclosures: Dr. Churchwell is a member of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable, a board member of the Boston Chamber of Commerce, Massachusetts Hospital Association, the Whitehead Institute, Advisory Board for The Boston University School of Public Health, and the Boys and Girls Club of Boston.

  • Nancy Lopez

    Nancy López
    @UNM

    Professor, University of New Mexico

  • Dr. Nancy López is professor of sociology, University of New Mexico. Dr. López co-founded/directs the Institute for the Study of “Race” and Social Justice and she is the founding coordinator of the New Mexico Statewide Race, Gender, Class Data Policy Consortium (Visit: race.unm.edu). Dr. López currently serves as Associate VP for the Division of Equity & Inclusion. Her scholarship and teaching are guided by the insights of intersectionality–the simultaneity of tribal status/settler colonialism race/structural racism, gender/heteropatriarchy, class/capitalism, ethnicity/nativism, sexuality/heterosexism as systems of oppression/resistance across a variety of social outcomes (education, health, employment, wealth and housing) and the importance of developing contextualized community-driven solutions that advance justice. Dr. López has been recognized for her contributions to engaged scholarship through the American Sociological Association William Foote Whyte Distinguished Career Award for Sociological Practice and Public Sociology. Dr. López has received funding from the National Institutes of Health that resulted in an edited volume, Mapping ”Race”: Critical Approaches for Health Disparities researchers where she talks about “pregnant while Black” and the racialized gendered social determinants of health. She is also coined the term “street race” as a measure of race the myth or race as biology, genetic ancestry or culture and instead focuses on race as social relationship of power that is not just about your personal identity (See conversation.com essay entitled the Census Bureau Keeps Confusing Race and Ethnicity and publications in Sociology of Race and Ethnicity and Critical Public Health Journals). Her current research funded by the WT Grant Foundation and the Hewlett Foundation includes a mixed method study in three research practice partnerships that examines the role of ethnic studies curriculum and culturally relevant pedagogy in reducing complex intersectional inequalities in high school (Albuquerque, San Francisco and Los Angeles. She has served on over 75 PhD/MA committees and she given over 130 seminars on at national conferences, invited lectures and community gatherings. She a Black Latina, the New York City-born daughter of Dominican immigrants parents who didn’t have an opportunity to go beyond a second grade education but were rich in funds of knowledge and cultural wealth. She grew up in public housing and graduated from a de facto segregated public high school. Spanish is Dr. López’s first language; she participated in Head Start and Upward Bound both federally funded programs designed to equity lifts for those who have historically been excluded from educational opportunities.

  • Rasheed Malik

    Rasheed Malik
    @RAMSKULL
    Director, Early Childhood Policy, Center for American Progress

  • Rasheed A. Malik is the associate director of research for Early Childhood Policy at American Progress. His work focuses on child care infrastructure and supply, the economic benefits of child care, and bias and discrimination in early childhood policy. Malik’s research has been featured in or cited by The New York Times, Vox, The Washington Post, NPR, Slate, CNNBusiness, and CNBC, among others. Prior to joining American Progress, Malik was a government affairs and communications associate for the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, an organization with the goal of making the New York Harbor a shared, resilient, and accessible resource for all New Yorkers. Malik holds a master’s degree in public policy from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in public affairs from Baruch College. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two young children.

  • Betsy McKay

    Betsy McKay
    @BETSWRITES

    MODERATOR Senior Writer, Wall Street Journal

  • Betsy McKay is a senior writer for The Wall Street Journal covering U.S. and global public health. She is a member of a team of Journal reporters awarded the 1999 Pulitzer Prize in the international reporting category for in-depth analytical coverage of the Russian financial crisis. She has won awards for stories on the rising threat of drug-resistant tuberculosis and a growing crisis with maternity care in the rural U.S.

  • Terrinieka Powell

    Terrinieka W. Powell
    @DRTERRIPOWELL

    PhD Associate Professor
    & Vice Chair of Inclusion, Diversity, Anti-Racism
    and Equity,
    John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

  • Terrinieka W. Powell, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Inclusion, Diversity, Anti-Racism and Equity in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH). After earning her BA in Psychology from Williams College, she earned her MA and PhD from DePaul University in Community Psychology. She spent two years as a Kellogg Health Scholars Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan School of Public Health before joining the faculty JHSPH. She has expertise in adolescent health, qualitative methods, intervention development and implementation science. Her research activities, publications and funding history all demonstrate her commitment to improving the lives of vulnerable young people. Dr. Powell leads the B Lab, a Baltimore-based research team helping to create a world where all youth are safe, healthy, hopeful and connected. Partnerships with churches, schools, libraries, families, and community-based organizations are a cornerstone of her research. She has collaborated with institutions across several states to prevent substance use and sexual risk-taking among young people. With partners, she creates interventions that are sustainable and take into account the social context of the environments. Most recently, she led the development of the Better Together (BT) intervention, an age-appropriate, culturally relevant 8-session library-based intervention designed to prevent early substance use among Black youth affected by parental drug use. Her goal is to ensure that youth, especially those affected by trauma, have multiple pathways to achieve optimal health.

  • Rachel Garfield

    Rachel Garfield
    @RACHELLGARFIELD
    VP/Associate Director for Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured, VP/Co-Director for the Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Kaiser Family Foundation

  • Rachel Garfield is Vice President at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and Co-Director for its Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured. She has 20 years of experience in Medicaid policy research and is an expert in data analysis on insurance coverage and access to care for the low-income population. She also has conducted work in public financing for behavioral health services for low-income populations. Prior to joining KFF, Dr. Garfield was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health; she has also held positions as a policy analyst in Medicaid/CHIP policy and research consultant for hospital operations and management. Dr. Garfield has a BA from Harvard College, holds an M.H.S. in health policy from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and received her PhD in health policy from Harvard University.

  • Michael Lu

    Michael Lu
    @UCBERKELEYSPH
    Dean, University of California Berkeley School of Public Health

  • Dr. Lu possesses decades of expertise in maternal and child health policy. He is currently dean of the school of public health at the University of California, Berkeley, and previously a senior associate dean at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. Lu served as director of the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau under the Obama Administration. During his tenure, he transformed key federal programs in maternal and child health, and launched major initiatives to reduce maternal, infant, and child mortality across the nation. He oversaw the launch and expansion of the federal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program. For his leadership, he was awarded the prestigious U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Hubert H. Humphrey Service to America Award in 2013. Prior to his public service, Lu was a professor of obstetrics-gynecology and public health at UCLA, where his research focused on racial-ethnic disparities in birth outcomes from a life-course perspective. He co-directed the residency program in obstetrics and gynecology and a training grant in maternal and child health, and received several prestigious awards for his teaching. As a practicing obstetrician for nearly two decades, he has attended more than 1000 births, and has been voted one of the Best Doctors in America since 2005. Lu has served on three National Academy of Medicine Committees, and co-authored the recently released report Vibrant and Healthy Kids: Aligning Science, Practice, and Policy to Advance Health Equity. Lu received his bachelor’s degrees in political science and human biology from Stanford University, master’s degrees in health and medical sciences and public health from UC Berkeley, medical degree from UC San Francisco, and residency training in obstetrics and gynecology from UC Irvine.

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Category: Webinars

Moving the Needle on the Social Determinants of Health

What are specific actions that can be taken at the local level that will address social determinants of public health in terms of education, criminal justice, family support, economic equality, and other areas? How can public health officials actively support those policies and initiatives?

    

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, November 9th 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_MNSDH
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills, Cultural Competency Skills, Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

Coincident with recent reports published by the Rockefeller-Boston University 3-D Commission and by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, join global experts for a discussion on leading-edge science on social determinants of health—and where we are headed from here. Cohosted with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • Identify 3 themes shared by two recent reports (Rockefeller-Boston University 3-D Commission and Robert Woods Johnson Foundation) on using data to improve public health through understanding social determinants.
  • List 3 key actions necessary to advance the recommendations of both reports areas in terms of educating the public health workforce and the general public
  • Describe the types of data that can lead to action
  • Discuss how COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted problems in health data infrastructure

Subject Matter Experts

  • Gail Christopher

    Gail Christopher
    @DRGCCHRISTOPHER

    Executive Director, National Collaborative
    for Health
    Equity
  • Dr. Gail Christopher is an award-winning social change agent with expertise in the social determinants of health and well-being and in related public policies. She is known for her pioneering work to infuse holistic health and diversity concepts into public sector programs and policy discourse. In her role as the Senior Advisor and Vice President at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), she was the driving force behind the America Healing initiative and the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation effort. Dr. Christopher also served as Kellogg’s Vice President for Program. In 2015 she received the Terrance Keenan Award from Grantmakers in Health. She chairs the Board of the Trust for America’s Health. In 2019, Dr. Christopher became the Executive Director of the National Collaborative for Health Equity (NCHE).

  • Laura Magana

    Laura Magaña
    @LAURAMAGVALL

    President and CEO Association of Schools
    and Programs of
    Public Health

  • Dr. Laura Magaña joined the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) as President and CEO in August 2017. Under Dr. Magaña’s leadership, ASPPH has continued to advance its mission to strengthen the capacity of members by advancing leadership, excellence, and collaboration for academic public health. During her tenure, ASPPH has significantly grown its global engagement, established an academy for teaching excellence, launched the academic public health leadership institute and enhanced the voice of academic public health through advocacy efforts. Prior to joining ASPPH, Dr. Magaña dedicated more than 35 years to successfully leading the transformation and advancements of public and private universities in Mexico; educational organizations in the USA; United Nations programs; and NGO’s in Central America and Europe. She was most recently the dean of the School of Public Health in Mexico at the ASPPH-member National Institute of Public Health (INSP). Her diverse portfolio features academic publications, educational technological developments many of which relate to learning environments, the use of technology in education, and public health education. She has also been a faculty member and lecturer in diverse universities around the world.

  • Alonzo Plough

    Alonzo Plough
    @ALONZOPLOUGH

    Vice President, Research-Evaluation-Learning and Chief Science Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

  • Alonzo Plough joined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as chief science officer and vice president, Research-Evaluation-Learning in January 2014. He is responsible for aligning all of the Foundation’s work with the best evidence from research and practice and incorporating program evaluations into organizational learning. He also oversees the two grantmaking portfolios focused on innovation and emerging issues: Pioneer and Global Ideas for U.S. solutions. Plough has been a national leader in public health practice for over 25 years. He came to the Foundation from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, where he served as director of emergency preparedness and response from 2009–2013. In that role, he was responsible for the leadership and management of activities protecting the 10 million residents of Los Angeles County from natural disasters and threats related to disease outbreaks and other public health emergencies. He coordinated activities in emergency operations, infectious disease control, risk communication, planning, and community engagement. Prior to this position, Plough served as vice president of strategy, planning and evaluation for The California Endowment from 2005–2009. Before this, he served 10 years as director and health officer for the Seattle and King County Department of Public Health and previously served as director of public health in Boston for eight years. Plough earned his PhD and MA at Cornell University, and his MPH at Yale University School of Medicine’s Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. He has held academic appointments at Harvard University School of Public Health, Tufts University Department of Community Medicine, and Boston University School of Management. He is currently clinical professor of health services at the University of Washington School of Public Health in Seattle. He has been the recipient of numerous awards for public service and leadership and is the author of an extensive body of scholarly articles, books, and book chapters. Plough lives in Princeton and Los Angeles, and is married with two adult sons and two granddaughters. He is a jazz guitarist and vocalist.

  • Rhitu Chatterjee

    Rhitu Chatterjee
    @RHITUC

    MODERATOR
    Health Correspondent,

    NPR

  • Rhitu Chatterjee is a science and health correspondent with National Public Radio. She covers mental health and occasionally other science and health stories. Before starting this position, she was an editor with NPR’s popular blog, The Salt. She edited and reported a range of stories through the lens of food. Prior to coming to NPR in 2016, Rhitu was a New Delhi based multimedia journalist, specializing in global health, development, science and environmental reporting. She also covered gender issues, especially gender violence as well as women and children’s health, as a contributing correspondent with The World, a one-hour public radio program, co-produced by the BBC World Service, Public Radio International and WGBH radio in Boston, as well as with Science magazine. Her work has appeared on popular NPR blogs, like The Salt, Goats & Soda and Shots, and on the radio on shows like NPR’s like Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Her work has also appeared on the BBC World Service’s website and radio show, Boston Calling. Rhitu is also a former science correspondent at PRI’s The World. Her work has been nominated twice for the South Asian Journalism Association’s journalism awards and has been recognized by Gabriel Awards.

  • Eric Goosby

    Eric Goosby
    @DRERICGOOSBY

    Professor of Medicine and Director of Global Health Delivery and Diplomacy, Institute for Global Health Sciences, UC San Francisco

  • Eric Goosby, M.D., is an internationally recognized expert on infectious diseases, with a specialty in HIV/AIDS clinical care, research, and policy. During the Clinton Administration, Dr. Goosby was the founding director of the Ryan White CARE Act, the largest federally funded HIV/AIDS program in the U.S. He went on to become the interim director of the White House’s Office of National AIDS Policy. In the Obama Administration, Dr. Goosby was appointed Ambassador-at-Large and implemented the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which significantly expanded under his tenure life-saving HIV treatment to millions in Sub Saharan Africa, SE Asia, and Eastern Europe. After serving as the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, he was appointed by the UN Secretary-General as the Special Envoy on Tuberculosis, where he focused on the first-ever UN High-Level Meeting on TB in 2019. He is currently a Professor of Medicine at the UCSF School of Medicine and leading the Center for Global Health Delivery, Diplomacy and Economics, Institute for Global Health Sciences. Additionally, he is a member of the Biden Covid-19 Advisory Board, a member of the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, and serves on the San Francisco Dept. of Public Health, Policy Group for the COVID-19 Response.

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Category: Webinars

How does compassionate leadership benefit not only the organization and individual employees, but the leaders themselves?

    

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, October 7th 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.25 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_DBL
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

Donato Tramuto’s new book, The Double Bottom Line: How Compassionate Leaders Captivate Hearts and Deliver Results explores the importance of compassion as the leading force to advance the well-being of a business and its people. Tramuto defines a new model of leadership, identifies the secrets of successful leaders who win hearts and deliver results, and examines how to cultivate more compassionate people.


What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • Define compassionate leadership
  • Identify the two most important ingredients in practicing compassionate leadership
  • Provide examples of the value of compassionate leadership in businesses and institutions in building the bottom line
  • Discuss the importance of storytelling and “storylistening” in meaningful connection within an organization and with the external world
  • Describe lessons learned from the pandemic in working in and leading an organization

Subject Matter Experts

  • Donato Tramuto

    Donato Tramuto

    @DONATOTRAMUTO

    Founder of the
    Tramuto Foundation
    and Health
    eVillages
  • Donato J. Tramuto is the author of THE DOUBLE BOTTOM LINE: How Compassionate Leaders Captivate Hearts and Deliver Results (Fast Company Press, Jan 2022). He is a global health activist, former CEO of Tivity Health, and founder of the Tramuto Foundation and Health eVillages. He has nearly four decades of business leadership experience and is most notable for his ability to balance transactional and transformational leadership within organizations. He has launched two successful start-ups, successfully lead the turnaround of a public healthcare company, and has executed innovative programs leading to sustainable business results through his Compassionate Leadership approach. Tramuto was the recipient of the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award in 2014 and the 2017 Robert F. Kennedy Embracing His Legacy Award. The New York Times has recognized Tramuto as “a global health activist.” His first book, LIFE’S BULLDOZER MOMENTS: How Adversity Leads to Success in Life and Business, was published in 2016.

  • Maria Bustos

    Maria Bustos (SPH '18)

    MODERATOR, Regional Market Access Manager, Neuroscience LATAM, The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

  • Maria Camila Bustos MD MPH, a BUSPH’18 graduate with concentrations in Healthcare Management and Pharmaceuticals, was the first recipient of a Tramuto Foundation Scholarship for International Students in 2017. After graduation, Maria returned to Bogotá Colombia working initially as an independent consultant for health economics studies on efficient resource management for high-cost diseases in the country and capacity building on public health policy. Soon after, she joined the pharmaceutical industry in market access roles generating evidence-based communication and strategies to make novel treatments accessible. Always with a public health lens and a collaborative spirit in all her endeavors to create a positive impact on the social aspects of health, in her recent years as Value & Access Manager for Amgen Colombia, Maria led public-private value-based partnerships across the country to improve quality care and the patient experience in oncology, hematology and bone health with a focus on the elderly. Today Maria works for Janssen, as Regional Market Access Manager for Neuroscience in LATAM, based in Bogotá. Her current challenge is achieving access to new therapies for neurodegeneration and mental health disorders in Latin America. A region of constrained budgets and widespread social inequities, where compassionate leadership will be needed to shape a stronger commitment of health systems to these pressing issues.


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Category: Webinars

The Next Normal: Politics and Health

How can local public health practitioners communicate effectively with their community members and promote evidence-based public health policies, in light of the existing political polarization and the rise of incorrect information disseminated through media, including social media?

    

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Monday, October 25th 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.25 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_NNPH
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills, Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of politics and policies in mobilizing and protecting the public. What can we learn from the political failures and successes of the Covid-19 era to create a healthier world? This program is a part of “The Next Normal” series, designed to take a moment to pause and ask, as we emerge from the pandemic, what we have learned and why, in order to promote the health of all, we cannot return to pre-pandemic normal.


What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • Describe evidence that “all policy is health policy”
  • Discuss considerations in developing improved health-promoting practices to improve health for all
  • Identify challenges and opportunities for political scientists and policy makers highlighted by the pandemic
  • Describe current social and political factors that influence the ability to implement effective, evidence-based policies

Subject Matter Experts

  • Kellie Carter Jackson

    Kellie Carter Jackson
    @KCARTERJACKSON

    Knafel Assistant Professor of Humanities, Wellesley College
  • Kellie Carter Jackson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at Wellesley College. Her book, Force & Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence, provides the first historical analysis exclusively focused on the use of violence among antebellum black activists. Force and Freedom won the James H. Broussard Best First Book Prize, was a finalist for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize, a finalist for the Museum of African American History Stone Book Prize and listed among 13 books to read on African American History by the Washington Post. Her essays have been featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Guardian, The Los Angeles Times, NPR, Time, The Conversation, Boston’s NPR, among other outlets. She has also been interviewed for her expertise for MSNBC, SkyNews (UK) The New York Times, The Guardian, PBS, Vox, The Huff Post, C-SPAN, the BBC, Boston Public Radio, Al Jazeera International, and Slate. She has been featured in a host of documentaries and podcasts on history and race in the United States. Carter Jackson is also a commissioner for the Massachusetts Historical Commission, where she represents the Museum of African American History in Boston. Lastly, she is the co-host of the podcast, “This Day in Esoteric Political History.” You can follow her on Twitter @kcarterjackson.

  • Sandra Barnes

    Sandra Barnes
    @SANDRALBARNES1

    Professor, Vanderbilt University

  • Dr. Sandra L. Barnes has been a joint appointed Professor in the Dept. of Human and Organizational Development and the School of Divinity since 2008. She also served as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion from 2016-2018. Her research and teaching areas include: Sociology of Religion, inequality, urban sociology, statistics, and African American studies. Dr. Barnes received a B.S. degree (1986) in mathematics and economics from Fisk University in Nashville, TN. She also earned Masters degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology (1989) and the Interdenominational Theological Center (1995) and the Ph.D. degree (1999) in Sociology from Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA. Phi Beta Kappa, her record includes: 9 books; 3 edited volumes; over 60 peer-reviewed articles; 10 book chapters; and, PI or Co-PI on grants totaling over $2.5 million dollars. Her articles have been published in SOCIAL FORCES, Social Problems, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, and Journal of African American Studies. She also created and developed the Emmy-nominated documentary, “Gary, Indiana: A Tale of Two Cities” (with Cinematicfocus). She recently completed another documentary on the public education system in the same city (“About the Kids: Volumes 1 and 2”). Barnes has presented her research in Beijing, China, Curitiba, Brazil, Dublin, Ireland, and at the Congressional Black Caucus of the Congress of the United States, Washington, D.C. Her recent book publication, Kings of Mississippi: Race, Religious Education, and the Making of a Middle-Class Black Family in the Segregated South (Cambridge University Press 2019), is a multi-disciplinary, mixed-methodological historiography about the trek into the middle class of a Black farming family in Mississippi.

  • David Bateman

    David Bateman
    @DAVIDALEXBATEMA

    Associate Professor, Cornell University

  • David A. Bateman is an associate professor in the Government Department at Cornell University, where he is one of the co-directors of the Politics of Race, Immigration, Class, and Ethnicity (PRICE) Initiative. His research focuses on the structures and ideologies of racism as well as on democratic institutions, including voting rights, Congress, state constitutions, and US labor law. His current projects include studies of post-Reconstruction Black politics, of the ideas and institutional organization of industrial democracy in the early 20th century US, and of the changing intellectual understandings of how democracy related to diversity from the 19th century to today. He is the author of Disenfranchising Democracy: Constructing the Electorate in the United States, United Kingdom, and France, and co-author (with Ira Katznelson and John Lapinski) of Southern Nation: Congress and White Supremacy After Reconstruction. He has published widely in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, Studies in American Political Development, Public Choice, The Forum, and Perspectives on Politics.

  • Kavita Patel

    Kavita Patel
    @KAVITAPMD

    Primary Care Physician and Nonresident Fellow, Brookings Institution

  • Kavita Patel is a Nonresident Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Previously, she was the managing director of clinical transformation at the Center for Health Policy at Brookings. Dr. Patel is an advisor to the Bipartisan Policy Center and a member of Health and Human Services Physician Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee. Dr. Patel is a primary care physician in Washington, DC. She also served in the Obama Administration as director of policy for the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement in the White House. As a senior aide to Valerie Jarrett, President Obama’s senior advisor, Dr. Patel played a critical role in policy development and evaluation of policy initiatives connected to health reform, financial regulatory reform, and economic recovery issues. Dr. Patel also has a deep understanding of Capitol Hill from her time spent on the late Senator Edward Kennedy’s staff. As deputy staff director on health, she served as a policy analyst and trusted aide to the Senator and was part of the senior staff of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee under Sen. Kennedy’s leadership. She also has an extensive research and clinical background, having worked as a researcher at the RAND Corporation and as a practicing physician in both California and Oregon. She currently advises health care technology and services organizations through New Enterprise Associates. Dr. Patel a previous Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, and while at Brookings, returned to providing clinical care as an internal medicine practitioner. She earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center and her masters in public health from the University of California Los Angeles.

  • Kay Lazar

    Kay Lazar
    @GLOBEKAYLAZAR

    MODERATOR Health Reporter, The Boston Globe

  • Kay Lazar is a health reporter who specializes in holding public institutions accountable..She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in national reporting in 2013 as part of a Globe team that covered a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak. She received a 2013 National Press Club award for excellence in writing on issues facing the elderly. Kay joined the Globe in 2004.

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      Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Category: Webinars

Coming Back Better: Building Healthy, Sustainable, and Resilient Cities post-COVID-19

From lessons learned during COVID, how do we reimagine our communities to maximize the people who can remain in their communities throughout the lifespan?

    

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, July 1st 4:30 PM – 6 PM EST.
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_CBBBHSRC
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills
    Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
    Public Health Sciences Skills
    Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

By 2050, 66 percent of the world’s population is expected to live in cities. This panel explored explore how cities can be structured to support health and what we have learned about the future of urban living from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cohosted with the Initiative on Cities.


What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • Define social cohesion in a way that helps inform the goals and activities of public health
  • List 4 major areas of impact of COVID on cities and describe 4 key learnings about how communities can effectively address them (from CityHealth)
  • Describe how cities should invest in security in 5 arenas, based on experience of Bronx, NYC
  • Describe factors that should be inherent in public housing access, design, and operational policies that will contribute to health and resilience of residents
  • Discuss the role of public health agencies in addressing needs highlighted by the COVID pandemic

Subject Matter Expert

  • Oxiris Barbot

    Oxiris Barbot
    @DROBARBOT

    Former Commissioner NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

  • Diana Hernandez

    Diana Hernandez
    @D1ANA_HERNANDEZ

    Associate Professor

    Columbia Mailman
    School of Public Health

  • Katrina Forrest

    Katrina Forrest
    @KATRINAFORREST8

    Co-Executive
    Director

    CityHealth

  • Cheryl Devall

    Cheryl Devall
    @0212CRD

    MODERATOR

     Independent audio story editor

  • Sandra Brooks Henriquez

    Sandra Brooks Henriquez

    CEO

    The Detroit Housing

    Commission

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Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Category: Webinars

Antiracism as Health Policy (Part 3)

Why does intersectionality matter when studying health disparities and how does this relate to COVID susceptibilities among men and women of color?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, April 7th 2021 4:30 PM – 6 PM EST.
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_AHP3. 
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills
    Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: Antiracism as Health Policy  (Part 1)
    Antiracism as Health Policy  (Part 2)
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

Part 3: Antiracist policy solutions

This three-part series will examine the racial disparities in health brought vividly to public attention during the COVID-19 pandemic. The third panel will conclude our series with examining antiracist policy solutions that are informed by data.

Cohosted with Boston University Center for Antiracist Research.


What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the approach and requirements of the Anti-Racism in Public Health Act of 2020, introduced in September 2020
  • Describe three essential elements of antiracist health policy solutions
  • Discuss importance of intersectional antiracism research and practice
  • Discuss lessons learned from the COVID experience in New York City about an antiracist approach to public health emergencies
  • Describe a framework for advancing health equity through policies for care delivery and payment reform

Subject Matter Expert

  • Sandro Galea

    Sandro Galea
    @sandrogalea

    Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

  • Sandro Galea, a physician, epidemiologist, and author, is dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health. He previously held academic and leadership positions at Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and the New York Academy of Medicine. He has published extensively in the peer-reviewed literature, and is a regular contributor to a range of public media, about the social causes of health, mental health, and the consequences of trauma. He has been listed as one of the most widely cited scholars in the social sciences. He is chair of the board of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health and past president of the Society for Epidemiologic Research and of the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. Galea has received several lifetime achievement awards. Galea holds a medical degree from the University of Toronto, graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow.

  • Ibram Kendi

    Ibram Kendi
    @dribram

    Director andFounder,
    Center for Antiracist Research, Boston University

  • Ibram X. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. He is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News correspondent. He is the author of many books including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and four #1 New York Times bestsellers, How to Be an Antiracist; Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored with Jason Reynolds; and Antiracist Baby, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky and Four Hundred Souls: A Community history of African America 1619-2019, edited with Keisha N. Blain. In 2020, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

  • Elizabeth Warren

    Elizabeth Warren
    @senwarren

    (OPENING CONVERSATION)
    U.S. Senate, Massachusetts

  • Elizabeth Warren, a fearless consumer advocate who has made her life’s work the fight for middle class families, was elected to the United States Senate on November 6, 2012, by the people of Massachusetts. Elizabeth is recognized as one of the nation’s top experts on bankruptcy and the financial pressures facing middle class families, and the Boston Globe has called her “the plainspoken voice of people getting crushed by so many predatory lenders and under regulated banks.” She is widely credited for the original thinking, political courage, and relentless persistence that led to the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. President Obama asked her to set up the new agency to hold Wall Street banks and other financial institutions accountable, and to protect consumers from financial tricks and traps often hidden in mortgages, credit cards and other financial products. In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, Warren served as Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Her independent and tireless efforts to protect taxpayers, to hold Wall Street accountable, and to ensure tough oversight of both the Bush and Obama Administrations won praise from both sides of the aisle. The Boston Globe named Elizabeth Warren Bostonian of the Year and TIME Magazine called her a “New Sheriff of Wall Street” for her oversight efforts. During her campaign for the Senate, Elizabeth promised to fight for middle class families and to make sure that everyone has a fair shot to get ahead. She called for policies that would level the regulatory playing field for small businesses and ensure that everyone – even large and powerful corporations – pays a fair share in taxes and is held accountable for breaking the law. Endorsing Elizabeth’s candidacy, the New Bedford Standard-Times said, “Elizabeth Warren has it right on all the things that matter most to us in SouthCoast and across Massachusetts,” with “principles that without a doubt, promote the well-being of the middle class.” The Boston Globe called Elizabeth “a fierce advocate for the lot of working families, creating educational opportunities, and expanding medical research.” The Springfield Republican said, “We need a voice for working families in Washington again. Elizabeth Warren will give us that voice.” Senator Warren was a law professor for more than 30 years, including nearly 20 years as the Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. The graduating class at Harvard twice recognized her with the Sacks-Freund Award for excellence in teaching. She taught courses on commercial law, contracts, and bankruptcy and wrote more than a hundred articles and ten books, including three national best-sellers, A Fighting Chance, The Two-Income Trap, and All Your Worth. National Law Journal named her one of the Most Influential Lawyers of the Decade, TIME Magazine has named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world four times, and she has been honored by the Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association with the Lelia J. Robinson Award. Elizabeth learned first-hand about the economic pressures facing working families, growing up in a family she says was “on the ragged edge of the middle class.” She got married at 19, and after graduating from college, started teaching in elementary school. Her first baby, a daughter Amelia, was born when Elizabeth was 22. When Amelia was two, Elizabeth started law school. Shortly after she graduated, her son Alex was born. Elizabeth hung out a shingle and practiced law out of her living room, but she soon returned to teaching. Elizabeth is a graduate of the University of Houston and Rutgers School of Law. Elizabeth and her husband Bruce Mann have been married for 38 years and live in Cambridge, Massachusetts with their golden retriever, Bailey. They have three grandchildren.

  • Dustin Duncan

    Dustin Duncan
    @drdustinduncan

    Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

  • Dustin T. Duncan, ScD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, where he directs Columbia’s Spatial Epidemiology Lab and co-directs the department’s Social and Spatial Epidemiology Unit. Dr. Duncan is a Social and Spatial Epidemiologist. Dr. Duncan’s intersectional research focuses on Black gay, bisexual and other sexual minority men and transgender women of color. His work appears in leading public health, epidemiology, medical, geography, criminology, demography, and psychology journals. Working in collaborations with scholars across the world, he has over 150 high-impact articles, book chapters and books, and his research has appeared in major media outlets including U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Post, The New York Times and CNN. Dr. Duncan’s recent work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the HIV Prevention Trials Network, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Verizon Foundation, and the Aetna Foundation. He has received several early career and distinguished scientific contribution awards including from the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS). In 2020, he received the Mentor of the Year Award from Columbia University Irving Medical Center’s Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.

  • Torian Easterling

    Torian Easterling
    @drtorian

    First Deputy Commissioner and Chief Equity Officer, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

  • Dr. Easterling serves as the First Deputy Commissioner and Chief Equity Officer at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH). Dr. Easterling has spent more than 5 years in a senior leadership role at the Health Department. Prior to serving as First Deputy Commissioner and Chief Equity Officer, Dr. Easterling served as Deputy Commissioner of the Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness at the NYC DOHMH, where he oversaw programmatic work focused on reducing overall premature mortality and closing the racial gap on the top leading causes of preventable death. He also served as the Assistant Commissioner of the Department of Health’s Bureau of Brooklyn Neighborhood Health, where he helped advance key programming to address pressing concerns, including maternal deaths and gun violence. Dr. Easterling is a community physician committed to health equity, social justice and movement building to achieve the health outcomes that all people deserve both locally and globally. Dr. Easterling holds a Bachelor of Science from Morehouse College (Atlanta, GA), a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, and a Master of Public Health (M.P.H) from Icahn School of Medicine at Sinai in New York. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens, NY and a General Preventive Medicine residency at Icahn School of Medicine at Sinai in New York.

  • Regina Davis Moss

    Regina Davis Moss
    @dr4equity

    (MODERATOR)

    Associate Executive Director, American Public Health Association

  • Regina Davis Moss is the associate executive director of the American Public Health Association. She oversees a broad portfolio of programs addressing the social determinants of health and has nearly 20 years of experience managing national health promotion initiatives addressing health equity, women’s health, and public health system capacity building. Formerly, Dr. Davis Moss held a senior management position for a chronic disease prevention effort for the National Institute of Health. Prior to that, she worked for the Kaiser Family Foundation where she helped launch the Kaiser Health News online information service and served as the senior producer. Dr. Davis Moss came to Kaiser after serving as a supervisor for an epidemiologic study focused on women’s reproductive health. She also served as a public health service fellow in the Office on Women’s Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Davis Moss earned her Ph.D. in Maternal and Child Health from the University of Maryland, College Park; M.P.H. from George Washington University; B.S. from Howard University, and certificate in public health performance improvement from the University of Minnesota.

  • Consuelo H. Wilkins

    Consuelo H. Wilkins
    @drchwilkins

    Professor of Medicine, Vice President for Health Equity, Associate Dean for Health Equity, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

  • Consuelo H. Wilkins, MD, MSCI, Professor of Medicine, Vice President for Health Equity and Associate Dean for Health Equity, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is a nationally recognized thought leader in health equity and in addressing the elimination of systemic inequities that impact the health and well-being of racial/ethnic minorities. As a community engagement research scientist, Dr. Wilkins has pioneered new approaches to engaging vulnerable, socioeconomically disadvantaged, and minority populations. She is Principal Investigator of three NIH-funded centers, the Vanderbilt-Miami-Meharry Center of Excellence in Precision Medicine and Population Health; the Center for Improving Clinical Trial Education Recruitment and Enrollment at CTSA Hubs; and the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. She is also PI of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation award on engendering trust in health care among African American men. Dr. Wilkins earned a Bachelor of Science in microbiology and Doctor of Medicine from Howard University. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Duke University Medical Center and a Geriatric Medicine fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Following her medical training, she earned a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation from Washington University School of Medicine.

  • >Marshall Chin

    Marshall Chin
    @marshallchinmd

    Chair, Family Medicine,
     Boston University
    School of
    Public Health

  • Marshall Chin, MD, MPH, is a general internist with extensive experience improving the care of vulnerable patients with chronic disease. He has worked to advance diabetes care and outcomes on the South Side through health care system and community interventions. He also leads initiatives to improve health strategies at a national level as director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)’s Finding Answers: Solving Disparities Through Payment and Delivery System Reform Program Office and Co-Director of the Merck Foundation’s Bridging the Gap: Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care National Program Office. Dr. Chin performed many of the key research studies informing how to improve diabetes care and outcomes in federally-qualified health centers serving vulnerable populations with limited resources. His work over the past decade leading RWJF’s Finding Answers program led to the creation of the Roadmap to Reduce Disparities. Current projects include improving diabetes outcomes in real-world settings, reducing health disparities by transforming the way care is organized and paid for, enhancing care by facilitating partnerships between the health care system and other sectors such as food and housing, and improving shared decision making among clinicians and LGBTQ people of color. In addition to his clinical and research roles, Dr. Chin is a teacher and award-winning mentor, committed to providing opportunities for trainees. As co-director of the Summer Program in Outcomes Research Training (SPORT), Dr. Chin educates faculty, fellows and students about outcomes research methods — to better understand and improve quality of care. An expert in health care disparities in medicine, Dr. Chin frequently is invited to present his work at national conferences and serve on policy committees. He serves on the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities National Advisory Council and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Community Preventive Services Task Force. He co-chairs the National Quality Forum (NQF) Disparities Standing Committee and is a former President of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM). Dr. Chin was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2017.

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Category: Webinars

Antiracism as Health Policy (Part 2)

What are some of the flaws in using race as a standalone measure of risk?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, April 6th 2021 4:30 PM – 6 PM EST.
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_AHP2. 
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills
    Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: Antiracism as Health Policy  (Part 1) 
    Antiracism as Health Policy  (Part 3) 
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

Part 2: Connecting research and policy

This three-part series will examine the racial disparities in health brought vividly to public attention during the COVID-19 pandemic. The second panel will focus on linking research to policy.

Cohosted with the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research and the Rockefeller Foundation-Boston University 3-D Commission.


What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • List at least 5 social or health factors that were associated with race and risk of infection, illness, and death from COVID-19
  • Discuss the role of data and analysis in advancing racial equity in the COVID-19 response
  • List 6 areas of research on structural racism being conducted nationally

Subject Matter Expert

  • Sandro Galea

    Sandro Galea
    @sandrogalea

    Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health


  • Sandro Galea, a physician, epidemiologist, and author, is dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health. He previously held academic and leadership positions at Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and the New York Academy of Medicine. He has published extensively in the peer-reviewed literature, and is a regular contributor to a range of public media, about the social causes of health, mental health, and the consequences of trauma. He has been listed as one of the most widely cited scholars in the social sciences. He is chair of the board of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health and past president of the Society for Epidemiologic Research and of the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. Galea has received several lifetime achievement awards. Galea holds a medical degree from the University of Toronto, graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow.

  • Ibram Kendi

    Ibram Kendi
    @dribram

    Director and
    Founder,
    Center for Antiracist Research, Boston University

  • Ibram X. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. He is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News correspondent. He is the author of many books including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and four #1 New York Times bestsellers, How to Be an Antiracist; Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored with Jason Reynolds; and Antiracist Baby, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky and Four Hundred Souls: A Community history of African America 1619-2019, edited with Keisha N. Blain. In 2020, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

  • Ayanna Pressley

    Ayanna Pressley
    @AyannaPressley

    Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine


  • Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley is an activist, a legislator, a survivor, and the first woman of color to be elected to Congress from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Throughout her career as a public servant, Congresswoman Pressley has fought to ensure that those closest to the pain are closest to the power – driving and informing policymaking. Throughout her first term in Congress, Congresswoman Pressley has been a champion for justice: reproductive justice, justice for immigrants, consumer justice, justice for aging Americans, justice for workers, justice for survivors of sexual violence, and justice for the formerly and currently incarcerated. Currently, Congresswoman Pressley serves on two powerful Congressional committees – the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and the House Committee on Financial Services– both of which have remained focused on legislatively addressing issues of care, concern, and consequence to the American people. Prior to being elected to Congress, she served on the Boston City Council for 8 years, and was the first woman of color elected to the council in its 100-year history.

  • Samatha Artiga

    Samantha Artiga
    @sartiga2

    Vice President, Director, Disparities Policy Project, Kaiser Family Foundation


  • Samantha Artiga serves as Vice President and Director of the Racial Equity and Health Policy Program at KFF. In this role, Ms. Artiga leads KFF’s work to provide timely and reliable data, information, and policy analysis on health and health care disparities affecting people of color and underserved groups and efforts to advance racial equity in health and health care. Her work focuses on the intersection of racism and discrimination, social and economic inequities, and health. She also has conducted extensive work related to the health and health care needs of low-income populations and immigrant families and previously served as Associate Director of KFF’s Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured. Ms. Artiga holds a master’s degree in health policy from the George Washington University.

  • Patricia Williams

    Patricia Williams
    @nusl

    University Distinguished Professor of Law and Humanities, Northeastern University School of Law


  • Professor Williams, one of the most provocative intellectuals in American law and a pioneer of both the law and literature and critical race theory movements in American legal theory, holds a joint appointment between the School of Law and the Department of Philosophy and Religion in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. She is also director of Law, Technology and Ethics Initiatives in the School of Law and the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. Professor Williams has published widely in the areas of race, gender, literature and law. Her books, including The Alchemy of Race and Rights (Harvard University Press, 1991), illustrate some of America’s most complex societal problems and challenge our ideas about socio-legal constructs of race and gender. Her work remains at the cutting edge of legal scholarship. Drawing on her prior interrogation of race, gender and personhood, Professor Williams’ current research raises core questions of individual autonomy and identity in the context of legal and ethical debates on science and technology. Her work in the area of health and genetics, for example, questions how racial formation is shaped by the legal regulation of private industry and government. Her work on algorithms grapples with the auditing function of technology in our everyday lives — shaping how we understand who we are.

  • Laura Magaña

    Laura Magaña


    @lauramagvall

    (MODERATOR) President and CEO, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health

  • Dr. Laura Magaña joined the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) as President and CEO in August 2017. Under Dr. Magaña’s leadership, ASPPH has continued to advance its mission to strengthen the capacity of members by advancing leadership, excellence, and collaboration for academic public health. During her tenure, ASPPH has significantly grown its global engagement, launched the academic public health leadership institute, and enhanced the voice of academic public health through advocacy efforts. Prior to joining ASPPH, Dr. Magaña dedicated more than 35 years to successfully leading the transformation and advancements of public and private universities in Mexico; educational organizations in the USA; United Nations programs; and NGO’s in Central America and Europe. She was most recently the dean of the School of Public Health in Mexico at the ASPPH-member National Institute of Public Health (INSP). Her diverse portfolio features academic publications, educational technological developments many of which relate to learning environments, the use of technology in education, and public health education. She has also been a faculty member and lecturer in diverse universities around the world.

  • Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable

    Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable
    @nimhd

    Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health


  • Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D. is Director of the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), which seeks to advance the science of minority health and health disparities research through research, training, research capacity development, public education, and information dissemination. Dr. Pérez-Stable practiced general internal medicine for 37 years at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) before moving to NIH in September 2015. He was professor of medicine at UCSF and chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine for 17 years. His research interests include improving the health of racial and ethnic minorities and underserved populations, advancing patient-centered care, improving cross-cultural communication skills among clinicians, and promoting diversity in the biomedical research workforce. For more than 30 years, Dr. Pérez-Stable led research on Latino smoking cessation and tobacco control policy in the United States and Latin America, addressing clinical and prevention issues in cancer screening, and mentoring over 70 minority investigators. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles and was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2001.

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Monday, April 5th 2021 4:30 PM – 6 PM EST.
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_AHP1
    . 
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills
    Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: Antiracism as Health Policy  (Part 2)
    Antiracism as Health Policy  (Part 3)
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

Part 1: Data, race, and COVID-19

This three-part series will examine the racial disparities in health brought vividly to public attention during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first panel in our series will explore the importance of collecting and utilizing data on race to better understand the impact of the pandemic.

Cohosted with Boston University Center for Antiracist Research


What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • Describe economic effects of COVID on households included in the Children’s HealthWatch survey.
  • Describe evidence for the association of structural racism and telehealth inequities among Black and Latinx communities, and the implications of those inequities
  • List 2 factors experienced by Black and Latinx students that negatively influence their academic success and provide a possible intervention to address them
  • Describe data limitations that impede comparing COVID case and death rates across States, as identified by the COVID Racial Data Tracker

Subject Matter Expert

  • Sandro Galea

    Sandro Galea
    @sandrogalea

    Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

  • Sandro Galea, a physician, epidemiologist, and author, is dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health. He previously held academic and leadership positions at Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and the New York Academy of Medicine. He has published extensively in the peer-reviewed literature, and is a regular contributor to a range of public media, about the social causes of health, mental health, and the consequences of trauma. He has been listed as one of the most widely cited scholars in the social sciences. He is chair of the board of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health and past president of the Society for Epidemiologic Research and of the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. Galea has received several lifetime achievement awards. Galea holds a medical degree from the University of Toronto, graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow.

  • Ibram Kendi

    Ibram Kendi
    @dribram

    Director and Founder, Center for Antiracist Research, Boston University

  • Ibram X. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. He is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News correspondent. He is the author of many books including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and four #1 New York Times bestsellers, How to Be an Antiracist; Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored with Jason Reynolds; and Antiracist Baby, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky and Four Hundred Souls: A Community history of African America 1619-2019, edited with Keisha N. Blain. In 2020, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

  • Jayakanth Srinivasan

    Jayakanth Srinivasan

    Research Associate Professor, Boston University Questrom School of Business

  • Megan Sandel

    Megan Sandel
    @megansandel

    Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine

  • Stephen A. Wilson

    Stephen A. Wilson

    Chair, Family Medicine,

    Boston University

    School of Public Health

  • Aviva Geiger Schwarz

    Aviva Geiger Schwarz

    Data Editor, The COVID Racial Data Tracker, Boston University Center for Antiracist Research

  • Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba

    Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba
    @stephaniedc


    Executive Director, Children’s HealthWatch

  • KimberlyAtkins

    Kimberly Atkins
    @kimberlyatkins

    MODERATOR
    Senior Opinion Writer,
    The Boston Globe

  • Kimberly Atkins is a senior opinion writer and columnist at The Boston Globe, and lead columnist for The Emancipator, a joint venture by Globe Opinion and the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research that reimagines 19th-century abolitionist newspapers to reframe the current national conversation on racial justice. She is also an MSNBC contributor, and a guest host for the NPR/WBUR-produced news program On Point. She is also co-host of the weekly podcast #SistersInLaw, which breaks down the law behind the headlines of the week. Previously, Kimberly was the first Washington, DC-based news correspondent for WBUR. She has also served as the Boston Herald’s Washington bureau chief, guest host of C-SPAN’s morning call-in show Washington Journal, and a Supreme Court reporter for Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and its sister publications. She has appeared as a political commentator on a host of national and international television and radio networks, including CNN, Fox News, NBC News, PBS, NPR, Sky News (UK), and CBC News (Canada). Before launching her journalism career, she was a trial and appellate litigation attorney in Boston. Kimberly is a native of Michigan, and a graduate of Wayne State University, Boston University School of Law and Boston University College of Communication, and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

  • Julia Raifman

    Julia Raifman
    @juliaraifman

    Assistant Professor,
    Boston University
    School of Public Health

  • Kaye-Alese Green

    Kaye-Alese Green
    @kayalese

    Diversity & Inclusion Fellow, BUSM, Visiting Fellow, Institute of Health Systems Innovation & Policy

  • Kaye-Alese Green received a BS in Psychology and Master’s in Interdisciplinary Studies with a dual concentration in Public Health and Urban Education from the University of Central Florida. Currently she is in between her second and third year of medical school and is serving as the inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Fellow for Boston University School of Medicine with a joint appointment as a Research Fellow at BU’s Institute of Health Systems Innovation & Policy. Ms. Green’s research interests include pediatric trauma, medical education reform and upstream divers of health disparities.

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Category: Webinars

Epidemiology and Race: Why and How We Study Racial Health Disparities (Part 3)

How do social conditions influence health inequalities and what are some explanations for cross-societal differences and similarities?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Program administrators/managers, data managers, data analysts and program evaluators, and public health workforce members.
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Friday, February 26, 2021: 12:30 – 2:00 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 3 part series, 1.5 hours each
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hour.  Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hour is 1.  Provider ID: 1131137, Event ID: SS1131137_ER3. If you are not seeking  CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills, Policy Development/Program Planning Skills, Cultural Competency Skills, Community Dimensions of Practice Skills, Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings:

    Epidemiology and Race Part 1

    Epidemiology and Race Part 2

  • Supplemental materials: NA
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Seminar

This series of panels will examine how race and racial health disparities are studied in epidemiology. The first panel in our series will explore the history of census data, how data on race are collected and studied, and the implications of how this data are used in population health science.

What you'll learn

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • List 5 proxy measures of race and how each might be used to assess association with different health outcomes
  • Describe 5 alternative approaches to better capture the experience of small populations
  • Discuss reasons for the importance of community involvement in understanding race and racial health disparities
  • Discuss concerns about adjusting for some geographic and demographic variables in understanding racial inequities
  • Describe how social policies and indicators over time indicate the presence of structural racism/li>
  • Describe characteristics of three research methods to investigate “intersectionality” or the existence of several simultaneous identities

Subject Matter Experts

  • Wayne Giles

    Wayne Giles

    Dean and Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago

    • Chanelle Howe

      Chanelle Howe

      Associate Professor, Brown University

    • Sherman James

      Sherman James

      Susan B. King Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Public Policy, Duke Sanford School of Public Policy

    • Jennifer Manly

      Jennifer Manly

      Professor, Columbia University

    • Jay Kaufman

      Jay Kaufman

      MODERATOR President, Society for Epidemiologic Research

    Registration

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    Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

    * Yale School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice, a New England Public Health Training Center partner, is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. All CHES credit inquiries are managed by YSPH

Category: Webinars

Epidemiology and Race: Why and How We Study Racial Health Disparities (Part 2)

What are some key aspects of discrimination and oppression that are important to measure when examining the effects of multiple oppressions on marginalized populations?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Program administrators/managers, data managers, data analysts and program evaluators, and public health workforce members.
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Friday, February 26, 2021, 10:00 – 11:30 AM
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 3 part series, 1.5 hours each
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hour.  Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hour is 1.  Provider ID: 1131137, Event ID: SS1131137_ER2. If you are not seeking  CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills, Policy Development/Program Planning Skills, Cultural Competency Skills, Community Dimensions of Practice Skills, Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings:

    Epidemiology and Race Part 1

    Epidemiology and Race Part 3

  • Supplemental materials: NA
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Seminar

This series of panels will examine how race and racial health disparities are studied in epidemiology. The first panel in our series will explore the history of census data, how data on race are collected and studied, and the implications of how this data are used in population health science.

What you'll learn

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how use of race correction in measurement tools may result in inappropriate or invalid interpretation
  • Discuss opportunities for addressing implicit bias in using epidemiologic data
  • Describe a community intervention to improve medication usage identified by pharmaco-epidemiologic studies
  • Explain the difference in the definitions of race based on biology and social constructs and how they relate to disease risk
  • Discuss how the concept of “intersectionality” helps understand the effects of racism and oppression on individual, interpersonal, institutional, and structural levels

Subject Matter Experts

  • Wayne Giles

    Wayne Giles

    Dean and Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago

    • Chanelle Howe

      Chanelle Howe

      Associate Professor, Brown University

    • Sherman James

      Sherman James

      Susan B. King Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Public Policy, Duke Sanford School of Public Policy

    • Jennifer Manly

      Jennifer Manly

      Professor, Columbia University

    • Jay Kaufman

      Jay Kaufman

      MODERATOR President, Society for Epidemiologic Research

    Registration

    Select the Enroll Me button below to register for this webinar. If you have any trouble accessing the webinar, contact support@nephtc.org.

    Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

    * Yale School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice, a New England Public Health Training Center partner, is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. All CHES credit inquiries are managed by YSPH

Category: Webinars

Public Health, Medicine and Poverty

How has housing policy contributed to the disproportionate and extreme housing cost burdens of people and families of color?

    

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, December 10th 2020 4:30 PM – 6 PM EST.
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_PHMP. 
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills
    Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
    Public Health Sciences Skills
    Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:Noe
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

Poverty poses a serious threat to the health of the public, as those living in poverty are less likely to be able to access the conditions that promote health. Panelists will discuss the intersections of health, medicine, and poverty, and how addressing the social factors that create health can lead to greater health for all.


What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the role of housing instability in health of individuals and of populations
  • List at least 3 risk factors for poor health outcomes that are associated with poverty
  • Describe the interrelationship among Medicaid, race, and poverty
  • Discuss the role of power as a social determinant of health and how it can be used to create change

Subject Matter Expert

  • Soni Gupta

    Soni Gupta

    Director of Neighborhoods and Housing

  • Jamila Michener

    Jamila Michener

    Associate Professor, Cornell
    University

  • Phillomin Laptiste

    Phillomin Laptiste

    Executive Director, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

  • Hermina Palacio

    Herminia Palacio

    President and CEO, Guttmacher
    Institute

  • Michael Stein

    Michael Stein

    Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

  • Natalia Linos

    Natalia Linos

    Moderator, Executive Director, FXB Center at Harvard University

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Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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