Join us for this new, 3-part series exploring qualitative methods: 

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

“The Power of Designing with Patients”


Aaron J. Horowitz
Co-Founder & CEO 



Aaron is a maker; from sculptures to business, he is fascinated with the process of taking an idea from concept to reality. His experience growing up with human growth hormone deficiency inspired a desire to bring empathy, design, and a patient-centered mindset to healthcare. He is the co-founder and CEO of Sproutel, a research and development workshop focused on creating play-based healthcare innovations. Sproutel is best known for their work collaborating with Aflac to create My Special Aflac Duck, a robotic companion for children with cancer!

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

"An Introduction to Rapid Ethnography: Its Applications and Utility in Public Health Research"


Alexandra Collins, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Brown University School of Public Health



Dr. Alexandra Collins is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Epidemiology and Brown University’s School of Public Health. She received her PhD in Health Sciences with a focus on medical social sciences and applied anthropology from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Her community-engaged research focuses broadly on social, structural, and built environmental drivers of overdose risk, drug use risk environments, and evaluations of harm reduction interventions. Dr. Collins' presentation will provide an overview of ethnographic research, focusing on the role of rapid ethnography in public health research, and how it can be utilized in community-based research, public health evaluations, and during public health crises.  

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

"Applying Concept Mapping Methodology to Understand Resilience Resources among African Americans Living with HIV in the Southern United States"


Akilah Dulin, PhD
Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Brown University School of Public Health



Dr. Dulin is an Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences in the Brown University School of Public Health. She is affiliated with the Center for Health Promotion and Health Equity. Dr. Dulin has two primary research foci that include examining (1) risk factors and resilience resources related to cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk (e.g., diet, physical activity, obesity) and HIV outcomes among racial and ethnic minorities and across the life span. She uses a variety of research approaches to examine the aforementioned research areas including community engaged research, mixed methods, quantitative methods, and secondary data analyses.

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All seminars will be held virtually from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET.  They will include a presentation followed by Q&A and discussion. Talk titles and additional information will be announced shortly. Register now.