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Course Information

  • Audience: Public health Managers and leaders
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: March 9th, 2019 2:00 - 1:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of completion
  • Competencies: Communication Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings Marketing Public Health
  • Supplemental materials: Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites: None


About this Webinar

Creating Your Marketing Pitch is one-hour webinar for public health managers and leaders. An “express” version of the Creating Your Marketing Pitch half day workshop, this webinar draws from recent public health case studies to offer practical, actionable advice on creating concise, compelling messaging for programs and projects.





What you'll learn

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

  • Name the four characteristics of effective messaging
  • Describe how to formulate a clear, concise, compelling elevator pitch for a program or project
  • Differentiate between the main message and the 4 – 6 supporting points.
  • Assess the value and nature of audience-level messaging

Subject Matter Expert

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    Michele Levy 
    Marketing Consultant
    ML Brand Strategy Consulting

Registration and Contact Hours

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

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Community health centers, community health workers, school staff, public health, non-profit organizations, county health departments
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time:

    Tuesday, May 1, 2018
    1:00-3:00 PM

  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 Webinar Session, 2 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 2 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_ESDHDAA.
    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: Community Partnership Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials: PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites: None


About this Webinar

We know good health goes beyond medical care and is influenced by economic opportunity, affordable housing, and quality education - all factors that communities can transform. These "social determinants of health" are the focus of this talk, using data and evidence from the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps to learn how to strengthen community efforts to improve health outcomes.

In addition, learn how Carroll County Coalition for Public Health's health partners are mobilizing community-wide approaches to address housing and transportation challenges in order to affect the conditions in which all people can be healthy.

Also hear about Cheshire Medical Center's Prescribe for Health Program that uses provider referrals to Population Health Workers to more effectively connect patients to the community-based supports that will make healthier choices the easier choices, especially for those with chronic disease who are also socio-economically disadvantaged.  Hear how the Monadnock Living Wage Work Group is working with area businesses to pledge to pay an entry wage equivalent of $15 by 2020. 


What you'll learn

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

  • Explore the data provided by the Rankings to understand how it affects your community
  • Describe the connection of social determinants to the health outcomes
  • Explore evidence-based resources to prepare to take action
  • Discuss how Carroll County Coalition for Public Health mobilized community-wide approaches to address housing and transportation challenges
  • Discuss how Cheshire Medical Center’s Prescribe for Health Program uses provider referrals to connect patients to community-based supports.
  • Explore how the Monadnock Living Wage Work Group is working with area businesses to pledge to pay an entry wage equivalent of $15 by 2020.


Subject Matter Experts


  • Kitty Jerome, MA

    Action Center Team Director, Coaching and Outreach
    County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
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  • Emily Benson

    Public Health Advisory Council Coordinator
    Carroll County Coalition for Public Health
    Ossipee, NH


  • Rudy Fedrizzi, MD,

    Director of Clinical Integration
    Center for Population Health at Cheshire Medical Center


Registration and Contact Hours

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

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Category: Webinars

Course Information


About this Webinar

The series of three Webinars provides a progressive look at the art of persuasion in a health conversation. In session three, we will explore first impressions and how that generates and sustains your professional brand. The perceptions others have of us impacts our ability to influence decisions, opinions and outcomes. The struggle is often about the need to be authentic, while presenting a professional persona. We will bring those two concepts together through awareness and techniques for honest presentations using a fine tuned delivery system. Our conversation will include effective introductions, questions, and difficult conversation that build strong working relationships.


What you'll learn

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

  • Define key characteristics of each element of one’s own brand.
  • Identify how to create the brand you want.
  • Identify possible risks to your brand.


Subject Matter Expert


  • Katherine Galasso
    MS, CIF and Member of
    the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, (MINT)

    Primary Instructor
    Katherine Galasso Consulting, LLC

Registration and Contact Hours

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

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Community health centers, community health workers, school staff, public health, non-profit organizations, mental health staff
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time:

    Monday, May 7, 2018
    12:00-1:00 PM

    Webinar 3: Personal Presence When Making the Case for a Program, Tuesday, June 12, 12:00-1:00pm.

  • Price: Free
  • Length: 3 Webinar Sessions, each 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 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_WPFIHC2.
    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: Communication Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Supplemental materials: PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites: None


About this Webinar

The series of three Webinars will provide a progressive look at the art of persuasion in a health conversation. In Session two, we will explore how styles influence the foundation for sending and receiving messages. In the description of each style you will recognize elements of how you think and communicate. Seeing how your style works with another style will explain why some people require more effort than others. We will also offer ways to make minor adjustments to bridge the gaps between styles. By adding awareness and techniques to your health conversations, you will be prepared to handle many types of conversations and strengthen relationships.


What you'll learn

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

  • Define key characteristics of each style and recognize how that impacts relationships.
  • Identify minor adjustments one can make to improve engagement with others.
  • Identify what each style needs to feel supported.


Subject Matter Expert


  • Katherine Galasso
    MS, CIF and Member of
    the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, (MINT)

    Primary Instructor
    Katherine Galasso Consulting, LLC


Registration and Contact Hours

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

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Community health centers, community health workers, school staff, public health, non-profit organizations, mental health staff
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time:

    Tuesday, April 3, 2018
    12:00-1:00 PM

    Webinar 2: Communicating to Different Personality Styles, Monday, May 7, 12:00-1:00pm

    Webinar 3: Personal Presence When Making the Case for a Program, Tuesday, June 12, 12:00-1:00pm.

  • Price: Free
  • Length: 3 Webinar Sessions, each 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 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_WPFIHC1.
    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: Communication Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Supplemental materials: PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites: None


About this Webinar

The series of three Webinars will provide a progressive look at the art of persuasion in a health conversation. As individuals, we form habits of communication and methods to attempt to influence others. The exploration will include examining beliefs and interpretations of information that impact how we communicate with our clients about their health. It becomes a challenge when evidence-based information is not convincing. This series will look at methods to navigate through emerging and competing influences that impact how patients send and receive information. By engaging others in meaningful conversations about their health we have a chance to influence.

What you'll learn

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

  • Name two communication mistakes to avoid when talking with clients or communities about behavior change.
  • Identify two methods to apply to a health conversation to create a meaningful experience for the client or community.
  • Differentiate between ineffective and effective persuasion strategies in health discussions.

Subject Matter Expert


  • Katherine Galasso
    MS, CIF and Member of
    the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, (MINT)

    Primary Instructor
    Katherine Galasso Consulting, LLC

Registration and Contact Hours

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

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: The intended audience for this training is pharmacy directors, medical directors, clinical directors, CHW supervisors, and community health workers
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
    12:00-1:00 PM
  • 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 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_ICHWCH.
    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: Community Partnership Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion trainings Teach Back
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None


About this Webinar

Integrating Community Health Workers into a Pharmacy Setting is a worthwhile challenge. This course offers practical advice on how community health workers are utilized in a federally qualified health center. Learn from experts who systematized the CHW role in both pharmacy and primary care.

What you'll learn

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

  • Describe the community health worker role in medication therapy management program in an urban pharmacy setting
  • Identify 4 essential skills for community health workers in the pharmacy setting
  • State the target population for community health workers
  • Name two outreach settings described in the training


Subject Matter Expert

Registration and Contact Hours

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

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Heads of local or regional health departments and managers or directors in city or state public health agencies in Massachusetts; managers of community organizations may also find valuable
  • Format: Recorded Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: February 28, 2017, 9:00-11:00am (Eastern Time)
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour and 32 minutes
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of Completion
  • Competencies: Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Performance
  • Supplemental materials: PowerPoint
  • Technical Requirements: Modern web browser, such as Internet Edge, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. Speakers or headphones
  • Companion Training: Managing Effectively in Today's Public Health Environment
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

What are the principles of evaluation and how can your agency use data for effective evaluation? Evaluation is one of the most important skills that public health practitioners can use to meet the needs of the population they serve, to understand what is needed in their particular population, and to demonstrate the effectiveness of programs and services. Governmental and private funders providing resources for public health services are really interested in knowing that programs make a difference and that money is being spent well. Databases of evidence based programs and services, and requirements to use the programs and services, are ways to share ideas, and to show how some programs work better for some populations than others. Learn about this important part of the public health skill set in this webinar.

What you'll learn

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

  • Summarize four basic principles of evaluation
  • Describe three types of evaluation:  formative, process, and outcome
  • List five sources of quantitative data and five methods to collect qualitative data
  • Learn about developing an evaluation plan for a public health program

Subject Matter Expert


  • Justeen Hyde, PhD

    Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Implementation Research (CHOIR)
    Bedford Veteran’s Administration

Registration and Contact Hours

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

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Heads of local or regional health departments and managers or directors in city or state public health agencies in Massachusetts; managers of community organizations may also find valuable
  • Format: Recorded Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: Feburary 21, 2017, 9:00-11:00am (Eastern Time)
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour and 16 minutes
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of Completion
  • Competencies: Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Performance
  • Supplemental materials: PowerPoint
  • Technical Requirements: Modern web browser, such as Internet Edge, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. Speakers or headphones
  • Companion Training: Managing Effectively in Today's Public Health Environment
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

What is quality improvement and why is it important in public health? How can you see your current project in public health, and the health inequalities you want to solve, in the context of quality improvement? How does the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle work in Quality Improvement? How do Quality Improvement activities help accreditation and how can the failure to develop skills in quality improvement hinder accreditation? Learn about these topics and more in this webinar.

What you'll learn

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

  • Contrast quality improvement, quality assurance, and evaluation
  • Explain why quality improvement activities are necessary in today’s public health environment
  • Describe the four phases of the PDSA quality improvement model
  • Discuss two existing standards-based programs that support quality improvement
  • List five benefits and three barriers to public health agency accreditation

Subject Matter Expert


  • Osagie Ebekozien MBBS, MPH, CPHQ, CPHRM
    Director,
    Office of Accreditation and Quality Improvement
    Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC)

Registration and Contact Hours

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

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Heads of local or regional health departments and managers or directors in city or state public health agencies in Massachusetts; managers of community organizations may also find valuable
  • Format: Recorded Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: Feburary 14, 2017, 9:00-11:00am (Eastern Time)
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour and 16 minutes
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of Completion
  • Competencies: Communication Skills
  • Learning Level: Performance
  • Supplemental materials: PowerPoint
  • Technical Requirements: Modern web browser, such as Internet Edge, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. Speakers or headphones
  • Companion Training: Managing Effectively in Today's Public Health Environment
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

Project Teams can be powerful forces in public health programs and departments, and they are complex to manage effectively. There are many tools available to help you manage projects. Beyond tools, what are the factors that drive project success and help you lead engaged project teams? Learn about these topics and more in this webinar.

What you'll learn

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

  • Describe the five phases of project management
  • Give examples of three project management tools
  • Summarize the four factors that lead to project success
  • List five essential components of high performance teams
  • Explain three engagement drivers for maximum job satisfaction and five for maximum job contribution

Subject Matter Expert

Registration and Contact Hours

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

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Heads of local or regional health departments and managers or directors in city or state public health agencies in Massachusetts; managers of community organizations may also find valuable
  • Format: Recorded Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: January 24, 2017, 9:00-11:00am (Eastern Time)
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour and 21 minutes
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of Completion
  • Competencies: Management and Finance Skills
  • Learning Level: Performance
  • Supplemental materials: PowerPoint
  • Technical Requirements: Modern web browser, such as Internet Edge, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. Speakers or headphones
  • Companion Training: Managing Effectively in Today's Public Health Environment, Managing Budgets and Fiscal Resources: Part 1
  • Pre-requisites: Managing Budgets and Fiscal Resources, Part 1

About this Webinar

This webinar continues the discussion on budget assessment and budget monitoring. It moves beyond the budget cycle, and provides tips for a simple persuasive budget narrative to focus on how you might think about specific budget line items. How does a top-down budget approach work within your environment? How do monthly budget reconciliations work? How do you read budgets and understanding variance reports? Though the concepts are the same, the vocabulary can vary in different organizations, and participants share variations. Learn more about managing budgets in this webinar.

What you'll learn

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

  • Classify budget line items into the correct type of budget: operational or capital
  • List two pros and two cons of a top-down budget approach
  • Describe the five steps in a monthly budget reconciliation process
  • Confidently read budgets and variance reports

Subject Matter Expert

Registration and Contact Hours

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

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Heads of local or regional health departments and managers or directors in city or state public health agencies in Massachusetts; managers of community organizations may also find valuable
  • Format: Recorded Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: January 17, 2017, 9:00-11:00am (Eastern Time)
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour and 26 minutes
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of Completion
  • Competencies: Management  and Finance Skills
  • Learning Level: Performance
  • Supplemental materials: PowerPoint
  • Technical Requirements: Modern web browser, such as Internet Edge, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. Speakers or headphones
  • Companion Training: Managing Effectively in Today's Public Health Environment, Managing Budgets and Fiscal Resources: Part 2
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

What are the common types of budgets and approaches to budgeting? This webinar illustrates the process of budget formulation, approval, and execution in a town, explaining the roles of the people in the town, including the manager for public health and the town accountant. You will discover the common revenue and expense categories in public health budgets. The experts also explain how to use the budget to defend proposed spending and to educate town officials and citizens about what public health does and why it is critical. Learn about these important budgeting topics in this webinar.

What you'll learn

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

  • Identify four common types of budgets
  • Describe the budget development and approval process
  • List four major revenue and three major expense categories in public health budgets
  • Defend proposed spending through written budget narrative and oral presentation

Subject Matter Expert

Registration and Contact Hours

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

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Heads of local or regional health departments and managers or directors in city or state public health agencies in Massachusetts; managers of community organizations may also find valuable
  • Format: Recorded Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: January 10, 2017, 9:00-11:00am (Eastern Time)
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour and 40 minutes
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of Completion
  • Competencies: Policy Development and Program Planning Skills
  • Learning Level: Performance
  • Supplemental materials: PowerPoint
  • Technical Requirements: Modern web browser, such as Internet Edge, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. Speakers or headphones
  • Companion Training: Managing Effectively in Today's Public Health Environment
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

The area of Employee Grievances and Discipline is not black and white. How do you deal with employees that are challenging or may have grievances with you or your department? What conflict resolution management styles can help? What is progressive discipline and why is it important? What are employees' due process rights and what do managers have to consider in the decision to terminate? Learn about these topics in this webinar, including a case study.

What you'll learn

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

  • List five conflict resolution management styles and provide one example of an appropriate way to use each
  • Identify five due process rights of public employees
  • Name four common steps of progressive discipline
  • Identify three things a manager should do before, during, and after a disciplinary hearing
  • List three things a manager needs to consider in a decision to terminate

Subject Matter Expert


  • Cheryl Sbarra

    Senior Staff Attorney,
    Massachusetts Association of Health Boards

Registration and Contact Hours

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

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Heads of local or regional health departments and managers or directors in city or state public health agencies in Massachusetts; managers of community organizations may also find valuable
  • Format: Recorded Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: December 20, 2016, 9:00-11:00am (Eastern Time)
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour and 14 minutes
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of Completion
  • Competencies: Policy Development and Program Planning Skills
  • Learning Level: Performance
  • Supplemental materials: PowerPoint
  • Technical Requirements: Modern web browser, such as Internet Edge, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. Speakers or headphones
  • Companion Training: Managing Effectively in Today's Public Health Environment
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

Hiring talented people is critical to the success of an organization. What are the processes involved in recruitment and hiring? To hire the most talented people, we have to attract them, recruit them, assess and evaluate them, and then make the right hiring decisions. Learn about best practices in this webinar.

What you'll learn

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

  • Identify two effective recruitment practices
  • Describe five types of interview bias
  • Name four things you should do before interviewing job candidates
  • Give three examples of what NOT to ask when interviewing job candidates
  • List two common hiring mistakes

Subject Matter Expert


  • David Pia

    Director of Human Resources,
    Boston Public Health Commission

Registration and Contact Hours

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

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Heads of local or regional health departments and managers or directors in city or state public health agencies in Massachusetts; managers of community organizations may also find valuable
  • Format: Recorded Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: December 13, 2016, 9:00-11:00am (Eastern Time)
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour and 23 minutes
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of Completion
  • Competencies: Policy Development and Program Planning Skills
  • Learning Level: Performance
  • Supplemental materials: PowerPoint
  • Technical Requirements: Modern web browser, such as Internet Edge, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. Speakers or headphones
  • Companion Training: Managing Effectively in Today's Public Health Environment
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

What is the history of the labor movement up to current times? What national laws do you need to know relative to labor? What are Local Boards of Health permitted to do under Chapter 111 Sec 27? What are collective bargaining agreements and how do they fit (or don’t fit) into Local Board of Health management practices? How can job descriptions contribute to organizational effectiveness? Learn about collective bargaining from the experts.

What you'll learn

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

  • Summarize the history of the U.S. labor movement from the late 1800s through the mid-1950s
  • Describe three provisions of two U.S. labor laws (National Labor Relations Act of 1935 and the Labor Management Relations Act of 1947)
  • List three things MGL Ch 111 s27 allows LBOH to do
  • Apply collective bargaining agreement provisions to a situation where a workforce reduction involves union employees
  • List three ways well-written job descriptions contribute to individual effectiveness, and two ways they contribute to organizational effectiveness
  • Apply MGL Ch 111 s27 and local personnel by-laws to situations where employees are hired and fired

Subject Matter Expert


  • Cheryl Sbarra

    Senior Staff Attorney,
    Massachusetts Association of Health Boards

Registration and Contact Hours

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

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Heads of local or regional health departments and managers or directors in city or state public health agencies in Massachusetts; managers of community organizations may also find valuable
  • Format: Recorded Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: November 29, 2016, 9:00-11:30am (Eastern Time)
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour and 46 minutes
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of completion
  • Competencies: None
  • Learning Level: Performance
  • Supplemental materials: PowerPoint
  • Technical Requirements: Modern web browser, such as Internet Edge, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. Speakers or headphones
  • Companion Training: Managing Effectively in Today's Public Health Environment
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

What trends are happening in the external environment that are affecting the public health organization and how can you manage them? How can contemporary theories of management and motivation inform your work? Learn about the skills needed for managers to thrive in today’s new normal.

What you'll learn

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

  • Classify trends affecting public health organizations today into one of five types
  • Give two examples of consequences of the trends on public health organizations
  • Name two contemporary theories of management and two parts to employee engagement
  • Identify four effects of contemporary theories of management and motivation on organizations today
  • Describe three skills needed to thrive in the “new normal”

Subject Matter Expert

Registration and Contact Hours

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Nurses: Fitting CHWs into your Public Health or Health Care Practice

What is the role of the Community Health Worker? How are organizations using the combined skills of their CHWs and their nurses to better promote health?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Heads of local or regional health departments and managers or directors in city or state public health agencies, providers and primary care team members, emergency department management, community health workers and medical assistants, social workers, hospital nurses, school nurses, organizations in community-based prevention and care, social service staff
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: March 15, 2017 (Archived)
    12:30-1:30pm
  • 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_NFSCHPH.
    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.
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Competencies: Management and Finance Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None


About this Webinar

At a time when Community Health Workers are increasingly important as a way of reaching vulnerable populations, hear from a leader who directs implementation across multiple programs and settings. Whether your organization already employs community health workers and wants to integrate their practice more effectively, or is considering how to introduce them and define their roles, this webinar will allow you to hear from both nurses and CHWs. Discover how working together has influenced their scopes of work and effectiveness.


What you'll learn

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

  • Describe the role of the Community Health Worker in comparison to the role of the public health or other nurse
  • Describe two models of CHW & nurse collaboration from real cases
  • Identify areas for potential improvement in collaborating with CHWs


Subject Matter Expert


  • Abby Charles

    Senior Program Manager Institute for Public Health Innovation


Registration and Contact Hours

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Living on Grants: Practical Budgeting Guidelines

How can your public health organization be better prepared for budget time? Learn the basics of grant budget development and how to manage a grant-based budget from proposal to post award.


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Course Information

  • Audience: Heads of local or regional health departments agencies
  • Format: Webinar
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of Completion.
  • Competencies: Management and Finance Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None



About this Webinar

No Matter what level of budget management or review is your responsibility, this webinar can help you identify the requirements and limitations for grant budget development and the fiscal requirements after your proposal is awarded.

What you'll learn

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

  • List the three stages of a grant lifecycle that require budget consideration
  • Identify proposal requirements and limitations that impact budget development and fiscal grant management
  • Define allowable expenses and how they are determined and documented


Subject Matter Expert


  • Lu'Ann Thibeau

    Manager of Finance and Administration
    University of New England


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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: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, October 7th, 2021 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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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: 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: Data Analytics and Assessment 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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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: 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: Management and Finance 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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