Community Health Sciences: Defining the Field

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge
72 East Concord Street
Boston

#BUSPHSymposia
Live-Streaming Available During Event

Communities are increasingly recognized as critical determinants of health and well-being. Commensurate with growing scholarship in the area, several leading health professional schools have developed academic concentrations in community health sciences. This emerging field includes a breadth of disciplines ranging from anthropology to sociology and an array of content foci ranging from social context and health behaviors to maternal and child health. Not only does this diverse field provide tremendous opportunities, but it also presents complex new challenges. The Dean’s Symposium will bring together faculty from across the nation to discuss the future of community health sciences, aiming to better map the remit and scope of the field.

MORNING



KEYNOTE AND AFTERNOON



VIOLENCE PANEL



MCH PANEL



Agenda

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Breakfast and Informal Greetings

9 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.
WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

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


9:05 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
THE LANDSCAPE OF COMMUNITY HEALTH SCIENCES

Richard Saitz (MED’87), Chair and Professor, Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health


9:15 a.m. – 10 a.m.
PLENARY SESSION
Academic-Community Collaborations to Reduce Inequities: Lessons from Community-Based Participatory Research

Nina Wallerstein, Director, Center for Participatory Research, and Professor of Public Health, College of Population Health, University of New Mexico


10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
SUBSTANCE USE AND HIV: PANEL DISCUSSION
Disparities in Access to HIV Prevention Innovations Affecting People Who Inject Drugs

Angela R. Bazzi, Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health

The Role of Syndemic Barriers in HIV Care and Treatment Strategies among Women Living with HIV/AIDS

Jamila K. Stockman, Director, Center for AIDS Research Disparities Core, and Associate Professor, Division of Global Public Health, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego

Beyond “Just Say No”: Novel Strategies in Adolescent Substance Misuse Prevention

Margie Skeer (SSW’01, SPH’03), Associate Professor, Public Health and Community Medicine, School of Medicine, Tufts University


10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
SUBSTANCE USE AND HIV: DISCUSSANT

Lisa Metsch, Stephen Smith Professor and Chair, Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University


11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Break

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Overvalued Cures: A New Narrative for Achieving a Healthy Society

Robert M. Kaplan, Former Chief Science Officer, US Agency for Health Care Research and Quality; Director of Research, Clinical Excellence Research Center, Stanford School of Medicine


12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch and Discussion

12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
VIOLENCE: PANEL DISCUSSION
I’m Not From Here and I’m Not the Expert: Trying to Not Have What It Doesn’t Take to Be a Successful CBPR Researcher

Emily F. Rothman, Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health

Addressing Trauma Exposure Among Boys and Men of Color: The Case for Optimal Development

Phillip W. Graham, Senior Director, Drugs, Violence, and Delinquency Prevention Research Program, Center for Justice, Safety, and Resilience, RTI International

Innovating Gang Violence Prevention with Machine Learning and Qualitative Methods

Desmond Upton Patton, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Columbia University


1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
VIOLENCE: DISCUSSANT

Emily J. Ozer, Professor, Community Health Sciences, University of California Berkeley School of Public Health


2 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Break

2:15 p.m. – 3 p.m.
MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH: PANEL DISCUSSION
‘You Should Treat Me Like Glass’: What Women and Big Data Tell Us About Gaps in Women’s Health and Health Care

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

Micro-Economic Interventions to Prevent HIV in Vulnerable Young Women and Adolescents

Larissa Jennings, Assistant Professor, International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Perspectives of Minority Youth with Type 1 Diabetes and Their Parents on Diabetes Care Responsibilities: Tailoring a Family Intervention to Improve Glycemic Control

Ashley Michelle Butler, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine; Clinical Child Psychologist, Texas Children’s Hospital


3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH: DISCUSSANT

Carolyn Tucker Halpern, Professor and Chair, Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
SYNTHESIS OF THE DAY: QUESTIONS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS

Richard Saitz (MED’87), Chair and Professor, Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health