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    LeaRRn Grand Rounds: Pimjai Sudsawad, ScD, presents “Knowledge Translation: The What, The Why, & The How”

    The presenter will discuss knowledge translation frameworks and activities at a federal funding agency, the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). The presenter will discuss knowledge translation in the context of disability and rehabilitation research and provide examples of how projects funded by NIDILRR have incorporated knowledge translation principles and methodologies.

    This event is part of LeaRRn’s Series “Using Health System Research to Revolutionize Rehabilitation Care.”

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  • Join us for a webinar with former White House COVID Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx on Tuesday November 14th from 5-6pm EST. Our conversation will focus on her journey in medicine and public service as well as her insight as a leading figure in public health. Space is limited, so register and submit questions in advance via the link below. We look forward to seeing you!

    Dr. Deborah Birx served as the White House COVID Coordinator from 2020-2021, US Global AIDS Coordinator as part of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) from 2014-2020, Director of CDC’s Division of Global HIV/AIDS (DGHA) from 2005-2014, and Director of the U.S. Military HIV Research Program (USMHRP) at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research from 1996-2005. Dr. Birx is a military-trained infectious disease physician and an esteemed scholar, having published over 230 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, authored nearly a dozen chapters in scientific publications, and developed and patented vaccines.

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    LeaRRn Webinar: Kristin Rosengren, presents “Strategic Communication Strategies for Research Impact”

    How we communicate about our work, with whom, when, and in what format can affect the way that information is received and acted upon – or not. In this session, participants will learn about the importance of setting communications goals as well as simple approaches for defining and understanding target audiences, and developing effective messages and tactics to support change.

    This event is part of LeaRRn’s Series “Using Health System Research to Revolutionize Rehabilitation Care.”

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    LeaRRn Grand Rounds: Stephen Hunter, PT, DPT, presents “It Takes A Village: Team-Based Clinical Research Within A Learning Health System”

    Sustained improvements in evidence-based clinical practice is not an easy task. This requires assembling a research team balanced with frontline caregivers, researchers, clinical leaders, analysts and statisticians. This team will guide data collection on current performance, translate that data to knowledge and most importantly, support providers to apply that knowledge in clinical performance, resulting in better patient outcomes at a lower cost. This talk will review these principles supported by case studies and published research.

    This event is part of LeaRRn’s Series “Using Health System Research to Revolutionize Rehabilitation Care.”

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  • Oct
    23
    Virtual and In Person
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Guest Lecture

    Hybrid, Rm 375

    The Department of Health Services, Policy & Practice is hosting Jose F. Figueroa on October 23, 2023. Jose Francisco Figueroa, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS). He is a practicing Hospitalist and Associate Physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he serves as the Faculty Director of the BWH Medicine Residency Management & Leadership Pathway. Dr. Figueroa is also the Faculty Director of the Healthcare Quality & Outcomes Lab at HSPH and the Co-Director of the International Collaborative on Costs, Outcomes, and Needs in Care (ICCONIC), an international research collaborative across 12 high-income countries. He received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and his M.P.H. from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

    His main research interests focus on understanding the drivers of healthcare spending and poor clinical outcomes among low-income and historically marginalized populations with complex clinical needs. To date, this has included work on racial and ethnic minorities, Dueal-Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and people with frailty, major disabilities, and serious mental illness. His research also focuses on evaluating how policy interventions and payment reform aimed at improving the quality of care and controlling costs are working, and in particular, how they affect safety-net clinicians and hospitals. To support his work, Dr. Figueroa is funded by grants from the Commonwealth Fund, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Harvard Center for AIDS Research, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, the Episcopal Health Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health.

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  • NIA IMPACT Collaboratory Grand Rounds

    Thursday, October 19, 2023
    12:00 – 1:00 pm ET

    “Electronic Nudges and Pragmatic Trials to Improve Hospital Palliative Care Delivery”

    Presented by:

    Katherine Courtright, MD, MSHP
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

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    LeaRRn Webinar: Gretchen Piatt, MPH, PhD, presents “Breaking Down Learning Health System Silos: The Vital Role of Inclusive, Accessible, & Adaptable Teams.”

    This session will focus on best practices in team management, types of needed organizational infrastructure, and how to support culture change to promote collaboration in learning health systems (LHS).

    This event is part of LeaRRn’s Series “Using Health System Research to Revolutionize Rehabilitation Care.”

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  • Oct
    2
    1:30pm - 2:30pm

    Center for Advancing Health Policy Through Research Seminar: Roslyn Murray,MPP

    School of Public Health at Brown University, 121 south Main Street, Providence, RI 02912, Rm 331

    The Center for Advancing Health Policy Through Research Presents a Lecture by Guest Roz Murray, MPP

     

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  • Sep
    28
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Dean’s Conversation Series with Ron Klain

    Alumnae Hall

    Please join Dean Ashish K. Jha for the first of our Dean’s Conversation Series with former chief of staff to President Biden, Ron Klain, and a special introduction by President Christina H. Paxson. 

    This event will be held in hybrid format with both in-person and virtual attendance permitted. 

    Doors open at 11:45 for a buffet lunch!

    Zoom Link to Attend Virtually: https://brown.zoom.us/j/93024493520 

    Speaker Bio:

    Ron Klain draws on four decades of experience in law, finance, policymaking, and politics to advise clients across industries on national and international legal issues, crisis management, and the global regulatory environment.

    Having served as a key advisor to three US Presidents—most recently as White House Chief of Staff in the Biden-Harris administration—Ron is sought after when the stakes are at their highest. President Biden described Ron as “a once-in-a-generation talent” and a “fiercely brilliant intellect” with “a heart as big as his head.”

    Selected by Time magazine among the world’s 100 most influential people in 2021, Ron is a recognized authority on matters of government, law, and public affairs. During his time as White House Chief of Staff, Ron oversaw the administration’s COVID-19 response and contributed to major legislative accomplishments, including the American Rescue Plan Act, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the CHIPS and Science Act, and the Inflation Reduction Act.

    His long history of public service includes serving as Assistant to President Bill Clinton and Chief of Staff and Counselor to Vice President Al Gore. Earlier, he served as Associate Counsel to President Clinton, and then, Counselor to the US Attorney General. He subsequently served as a senior aide to President Barack Obama and Chief of Staff to then Vice President Biden.

    Ron’s experience extends far beyond politics. In between tours in government, he previously worked as an O’Melveny partner; served for more than a decade as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of a multibillion-dollar investment firm, and taught as an adjunct professor at Harvard Law School and Georgetown University. Ron began his legal career as a clerk for Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White.

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  • NIA IMPACT Collaboratory Grand Rounds

    Thursday, September 21, 2023
    12:00 – 1:00 pm ET

    “Decision Architecture Randomization Trials: Extremely Low-Cost Trials with Preservation of Clinician and Patient Choice”

    Presented by:

    James Flory, MD, MSCE
    Assistant Attending Physician, Endocrinology Service
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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  • The Advance RI-CTR Clinical and Translational Research Seminar Series showcases clinical and translational research from across Rhode Island. This series features outstanding science from expert investigators alternating with Advance RI-CTR Pilot Projects awardees sharing their early research. Seminars are held virtually on the second Thursday of each month.

    Thursday, September 14, 2023:

    Caroline Richardson, MD: “New Approaches to Type 2 Diabetes” 

    New developments in Type 2 Diabetes Care have the potential to dramatically improve outcomes for this common and costly disease. However, the rapid pace of innovation in diabetes care has outpaced our ability to transform care delivery. The presentation will focus on pragmatic and implementation focused clinical trials of interventions to support patients and their primary care teams to incorporate new strategies to manage in Type 2 Diabetes including new medication classes, continuous glucose monitoring, and low carbohydrate diets.

    About the Speaker

    Dr. Richardson is the George A. and Marilyn M. Bray Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at Care New England and Brown. Her research is focused on improving the quality of care for Type 2 Diabetes in primary care. Prior to moving to Rhode Island in 2022, she was at the University of Michigan where she lead the state wide Michigan Collaborative for Type 2 Diabetes and she was the center director of the Veterans Administration Diabetes Quality Enhancement Research Initiative. She is an expert in pragmatic trial design and patient facing e-health research and leads the VA’s national Diabetes Prevention Clinical Demonstration Project.

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  • Sep
    13
    4:00pm - 5:00pm

    The Health Services Research Seminar Series Presents Dr. Martin Shapiro

    121 South Main Street, Rm 245

    Please join us in welcoming Dr. Martin Shapiro on September 13th as he presents his lecture: “The afflictions of American healthcare: diagnosing and treating its multisystem disorder”.

    Martin Shapiro

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  • Aug
    22
    12:00pm - 2:00pm

    HSPP Dissertation Defense | Emma Tucher

    School of Public Health at Brown University, 121 south Main Street, Providence, RI 02912, Rm 245

    The Department of Health Services, Policy, and Practice is pleased to announce the dissertation defense of Emma Tucher 

     

    In recent years, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Congress have allowed Medicare Advantage (MA) to address members&...

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  • Jun
    20
    12:00pm - 1:30pm

    Special Talk by Visiting Professor Yusuke Tsugawa, MD,PhD, MPH

    121 S Main St., Rm 245

    The Department of Health Services, Policy, and Practice is pleased to host a Special Talk by Yusuke Tsugawa, MD, PhD, MPH. 

     

    Yusuke Tsugawa Special Talk

     

    Light Refreshments will be served. 

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  • Join Virtual EventInstructions: 
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    This institute focuses on the role of rehabilitation in the care of chronic conditions. The institute brings together consumers, clinical experts, health systems, government agencies, funders, professional associations, and researchers to advance access, quality, and outcomes of rehabilitation. View the detailed agenda for each day using the links provided. Please register separately for each day of this two-day event.

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  • NIA IMPACT Collaboratory Grand Rounds

    Thursday, June 15, 2023
    12:00 – 1:00 pm ET

    “Results and lessons learned from the Hospice Advanced Dementia Symptom Management and Quality of Life (HAS-QOL) embedded pragmatic clinical trial”

    Presented by:

    Ab Brody, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Mathy Mezey Professor of Nursing, Professor of Medicine
    Associate Director, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing
    New York University

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  • Join Virtual EventInstructions: 
    Registration is free and required

    This institute focuses on the role of rehabilitation in the care of chronic conditions. The institute brings together consumers, clinical experts, health systems, government agencies, funders, professional associations, and researchers to advance access, quality, and outcomes of rehabilitation. View the detailed agenda for each day using the links provided. Please register separately for each day of this two-day event.

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  • Jun
    1
    8:00am - 5:30pm

    2023 Emerging Areas of Science IDeA Symposium

    The Warren Alpert Medical School

    The 2023 Emerging Areas of Science IDeA Symposium will be held at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University on June 1, 2023. This year’s event will be held in a hybrid format, allowing both virtual and in-person attendance.

    The theme of the 2023 symposium is “Data Science.” The symposium aims to educate and engage biomedical investigators in RI regarding the role data science plays in the planning and the execution of clinical and translational research in our increasingly data-driven society.

    For the past 16 years, the NIGMS-funded Innovation Development Awards (IDeA) programs in Rhode Island have joined together to hold a state-wide, day-long symposium that celebrates successes and fosters collaborations among Rhode Island investigators. The symposium includes programs from Brown University, the University of Rhode Island, Lifespan Hospital System, Care New England Health System, and the VA Providence Health Care System.

    We are pleased to announce two keynote speakers for this year’s Symposium:

    • Lucila Ohno-Machado, MD, PhD, MBA, Deputy Dean for Biomedical Informatics at Yale University will speak on “Data Science to Promote Precision Medicine for All” and
    • Eytan Ruppin, MD, PhD, from the Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute will speak on “Next Generation Transcriptomics-Based Precision Oncology”

    Additionally, we hope you will enjoy the science talks and additional sessions featuring investigators representing Rhode Island’s IDeA programs.

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  • May
    31
    Virtual and In Person
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Brown Bag Series: The CORES pretrial diversion program: decriminalizing poverty

    School of Public Health at Brown University, 121 south Main Street, Providence, RI 02912, Rm Room 636

    The Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research is pleased to announce that our May 31st Brown Bag will be presented by Bart Laws, Associate Professor, Health Services, Policy, and Practice.

    CORES is a privately funded program of Justice Assistance Corporation, in collaboration with the Rhode Island Courts. People who are charged with crimes typically face multiple disadvantages including the need for mental health, substance use disorder, or medical treatment; limited education and employability; unstable housing; and need for other specific counseling or social support. People on bail awaiting trial cannot readily obtain such services. CORES provides comprehensive services under one roof for people referred by the courts, including assessment, service planning, case management, and counseling, with referral arrangements for more intensive services if needed. The program emphasizes employability, which is a common element of need for people with criminal justice involvement. Clients who complete the program will have their charges dismissed and their record expunged. The talk will describe the evaluation design for CORES, which is being conducted by Professors Laws and Elizabeth Tobin-Tyler; and the results of the program after 6 months

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  • The Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research is pleased to announce that our May 24th Brown Bag will be presented by Lindsey Smith, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Cassandra Hua, PhD, Investigator, and Jacy Weems, MPH, PhD student, Health Services Research, Policy, and Practice.

    Regulation in assisted living (AL) is crucial for ensuring access to care, resident safety, and quality of care outcomes. However, unlike nursing homes, there are no national regulatory standards of care for AL communities. Instead, state governments develop and enforce regulations, leading to significant variation across states and licensure types. To address this issue, we developed a conceptual framework consisting of regulatory oversight, scope, and specificity to measure regulatory stringency. We used a mixed methods approach to examine the stringency of AL regulations in the United States, using data from 2018 to develop measures for each licensure category across all states. We will be presenting our findings, including the distribution of the three dimensions of stringency across the US. We are seeking feedback on our proposed measures and ideas from potential future stringency measure users.

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  • NIA IMPACT Collaboratory Grand Rounds

    Thursday, May 18, 2023
    12:00 – 1:00 pm ET

    “eRADAR: An embedded, pragmatic trial using electronic health record data for targeted dementia screening”

    Presented by:

    Deborah Barnes, PhD
    Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco

    AND

    Sascha Dublin, PhD, MD
    Senior Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute Physician, Washington Permanente Medical Group, Internal Medicine Affiliate Associate Professor, Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine

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  • On May 17th at 10:00AM EST, the Brown Pandemic Center will host a discussion with the World Health Organization, the World Bank, and Makerere University School of Public Health on Health Systems Resilience During COVID-19: Cross-Country Lessons for Future Public Health Emergencies.

    COVID-19 has demonstrated the global consequences of underinvestment in health systems. Access to essential health services has been disrupted around the world, contributing to excess mortality and morbidity from preventable causes. This webinar will focus on key insights from the Exemplars in Global Health (EGH) research on cross-cutting best practices, strategies, and lessons learned for maintaining the delivery of essential health services while responding to COVID-19 in six exemplar countries from Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America. We will also explore how these findings can be translated to policy and practice to strengthen health systems globally. Panelists will further discuss new approaches, tools, and initiatives, informed by EGH research, for shared learning and collective action to improve preparedness and resilience for emerging threats.

    This webinar will be hosted by Jennifer Nuzzo, Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the Pandemic Center at Brown University. The panel will be comprised of experts in global health systems and policy, health security, and international development:

    • Gina Samaan, Unit Head, Pandemic Preparedness Global Platforms, World Health Organization
    • Sulzhan Bali, Health Specialist & Task Team Leader, Health, Nutrition & Population Global Practice, World Bank
    • Rhoda Wanyenze, Professor & Dean, Makerere University School of Public Health
    • Moytrayee Guha, Assistant Director, Dean’s Special Projects & Project Director, Center for Health System Sustainability, Brown School of Public Health

    This project was part of the EGH initiative led by Gates Ventures which seeks to identify and analyze positive outliers to inform evidence-based policy and practice in comparable settings. The work has been supported by our partners including Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Makerere School of Public Health, Rockefeller Foundation, and in-country research partners.

    Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

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  • May
    10

    The Department of Health Services, Policy &Practice is pleased to welcome Dr. Nicole Rogus-Pulia for our HSR Seminar Series May Lecture: “Preserving the Joy of Eating: Advances in Dysphagia Care for Vulnerable Older Adults” 

     

    Dr. Nicole Rogus-Pulia Health Services Seminar: Preserving the Joy of Eating: Advances in Dyspha...

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  • May
    4
    Virtual
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Vaccine Manufacturing in Africa

    On May 4th, at 12:00PM EDT, the Pandemic Center will host a webinar titled “Vaccine Manufacturing in Africa.” This is part of the Pandemics & Society series, which focuses on current pandemic threats and response systems as well as how to build preparedness for the future.

    This webinar will be hosted by Wilmot James, Ph.D, Professor of Practice in Health Services, Policies and Practice at Brown University and Senior Advisor to the Pandemic Center. It will focus on the viability of sustainable end-to-end vaccine manufacturing on the African continent, vaccine equity and access, and the regulatory challenges involved.

    The panel will be comprised of experts who’ve been working to tackle these issues: Stavros Nicolaou, Senior Executive, Strategic Trade at Aspen Pharma Group; Peter J. Hotez, MD, Ph.D, Dean for the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and Director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Center For Vaccine Development; and Lora du Moulin, Global Health and Security Lead at the World Economic Forum.

    Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

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  • Carney Special Seminar: “Risk Reduction Strategies for Primary Prevention of Dementia”- Kristine Yaffe, Ph.D., Scola Endowed Chair and Vice Chair, Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Epidemiology, and Director of the Center for Population Brain Health at the University of California, San Francisco.

    Modifiable risk factors are hypothesized to account for 30-40% of dementia. Targeting these risk factors could have a large downstream effect on Alzheimer disease and related disorders (ADRD) incidence and prevalence and be a key strategy for primary prevention. I will highlight our work as well as others’ related to several key risk factors with the best evidence: data from underlying mechanisms to public health implications will be presented for cardiovascular risk factors, physical activity, sleep quality and traumatic brain injury (TBI). I will then present very recent results from an NIH-funded 2-year personalized, risk reduction intervention called the Systematic Multi-domain Alzheimer’s Risk Reduction Trial (SMARRT).

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  • Apr
    20
    Virtual and In Person
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Brown Bag Series: “Benefits and Harms of Antihypertensive Management Strategies for Nursing Home Residents with ADRD”

    School of Public Health, 121 South Main Street, Rm Room 636

    The Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research is pleased to announce that our April 20th Brown Bag will be presented by Kaley Hayes, PharmD, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice.

    Over 90% of nursing home (NH) residents with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) have hypertension, and most are treated with antihypertensive medications. Current clinical guidelines recommend a blood pressure (BP) treatment goal of <130/80 mmHg (“intensive” BP control). However, evidence is extremely limited on the benefits of intensive BP control for multimorbid older adults with limited life expectancy like those with ADRD and NH residents. The overall objective of this R01 application is to compare the safety and effectiveness of different BP treatment targets and antihypertensive medication regimens in NH residents with ADRD.

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  • NIA IMPACT Collaboratory Grand Rounds

    Thursday, April 20, 2023
    12:00 – 1:00 pm ET

    “More than a Meal: Results from a Pilot Pragmatic Clinical Trial Evaluating Two Models of Home-Delivered Meals for Older Adults Living with Dementia”

    Presented by:

    Kali Thomas, PhD

    Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

    Providence VA Medical Center’s Center of Innovation for Long-term Services and Supports and

    Brown University School of Public Health

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  • Apr
    4
    1:00pm - 3:30pm

    Public Health Research Day 2023

    Alumnae Hall

    Public Health Research Day is an annual conference hosted by Brown University’s School of Public Health that highlights the research accomplishments of our students, trainees, and partners. All members of the Brown community are welcome to visit the poster session to learn more about Brown students’ high-impact public health work!

    The conference, held in Alumnae Hall, is one of several events held to commemorate National Public Health Week, April 3-9, 2023. Visitors are encouraged to discuss posters with students, fellows, staff, faculty, and affiliates.

    Posters will be reviewed by a panel of judges. Prizes will be awarded for posters judged to be the best in the following categories:

    • undergraduate student
    • master’s student
    • doctoral student

    Winners will be announced by the School of Public Health in mid-April.

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  • Mar
    24
    1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Enabling Health Through Technology: Stefan Gravenstein, Brown

    Barus and Holley, Rm 190

    The Schools of Engineering and Public Health are introducing a new seminar series, Enabling Health Through Technology: Research Discussions at the Intersection of Engineering and Public Health.

    Brown University’s Stefan Gravenstein, MD, MPH, the David S. Greer Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Director, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care, Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice, will be the inaugural speaker. 

    “Technologies for Living: From Biology to Age Friendly Nursing Homes”

    These seminars are discussion based to facilitate collaboration among Engineering and Public Health researchers. Lunch is available outside Barus & Holley 190, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

    The three-part series is hosted by Profs. Marissa Gray and Ellen McCreedy.  

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  • Mar
    24
    Virtual
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    American Democracy and Pandemic Security

    On March 24th, at 12:00PM EDT, the Pandemic Center will host a webinar titled “American Democracy and Pandemic Security.” This is part of the Pandemics & Society series, which focuses on current pandemic threats and response systems as well as how to build preparedness for the future.

    This webinar, hosted by Jennifer Nuzzo, DrPH, Director of the Pandemic Center, will bring together a panel of experts who’ve been working to tackle these issues: Elizabeth (“Beth”) Cameron, PhD, Professor of the Practice and Senior Advisor to the Pandemic Center; J. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President, Center for Strategic and International Studies and Director, Global Health Policy Center; and Gary Edson, President, COVID Collaborative.

    A zoom link will be sent via email to those who RSVP.

    Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

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November 4, 2022

“The Learning Health Systems Rehabilitation Research Network (LeaRRn): Personal Experiences and Projects in the Scholars Program”

Featuring: Peter Coyle, PT, DPT, PhD, University of Pittsburgh; and Shweta Gore, PhD, DPT, GCS, CLT, MGH Institute of Health Professions

The LeaRRn rehabilitation research network’s Scholar Program partners rehabilitation researchers with health systems to prepare for research on health system-identified topics. Drs. Coyle and Gore will discuss their experiences as Scholars, including the process of being matched with UPMC and BMC, respectively.

UPMC’s priority topic was post-acute care transitions. Dr. Coyle’s talk will include the complex nature of identifying his investigative team, designing a study, and working with UPMC data stewards and regulatory officials. BMC’s priority topic was patient mobility. Dr. Gore’s talk will include the challenges and successes of joining a health system as an outside collaborator. Both will discuss their project’s current status and future directions.


September 23, 2022

Indigenous Health Services Research: Taking a “Pragmatic” Approach

Featuring: Joanna Hikaka, BPharm, PGDipClinPharm, PhD, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Dr. Hikaka, a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at Q&I discusses a multi-phase research project aimed to prevent injury and improve access to injury-related care for older Māori in NZ.

In Aotearoa, Māori experience higher rates of unintentional injury than non-Māori and are less likely to experience equitable access to injury-related care. The intervention is tribal-led, was developed through collaboration with communities and injury experts, and involves apaeārahi (community navigators) working with older people and families to identify goals and priorities, undertake assessments and refer people to health and social services.

Dr. Hikaka’s talk pays particular attention to pragmatism and the appropriateness of the readiness assessment for pragmatic research(RAPT) tool in Indigenous research.