Private-Sector Collaborations with Academic Public Health: Opportunities and Challenges
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
72 East Concord Street
Public health aspires to generate the social, economic, and cultural conditions that can create health. This work, by definition, must involve collaboration across sectors. Historically, academic public health has achieved much success partnering with the public sector toward achieving its goals. Our partnership with the private sector, however, has been less straightforward. And yet, there seems to be little question that a genuine engagement with the private sector is necessary to generate the conditions that can foster a healthier world. This symposium aims to address the issues associated with private sector-academic public health collaborations with the goal of developing best practices that can maximize the benefits and limit the pitfalls.
Cohosted with Boston University Questrom School of Business.
SYNERGIES FOR IMPACT
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast and Informal Greetings
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Sandro Galea, Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health
Michael McClean, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Advancement and Professor, Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
PART ONE: LEARNING FROM HISTORY—CHALLENGES AND SUCCESSES IN PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
Amy Lauren Fairchild, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor, School of Public Health, University of Texas A&M
Yao Sodahlon, Director, Mectizan Donation Program
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
PART TWO: CASE STUDIES—CHALLENGES OR OPPORTUNITIES?
Alcohol and NCDs
Scott Ratzan, Senior Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government, Harvard Kennedy School
Sally Casswell, Co-Director, SHORE/Whariki Research Centre, College of Health, Massey University
Moderator: Richard Saitz (MED’87), Chair and Professor, Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health
Derek Yach, President, Foundation for a Smoke-Free World
Michael Siegel, Professor, Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health
Moderator: Craig Ross, Research Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health
11:30 a.m. – noon
noon – 12:45 p.m.
Dariush Mozaffarian, Jean Mayer Professor of Nutrition and Medicine and Dean, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University
Sherry L. Pagoto, Professor, Allied Health Sciences, University of Connecticut
Moderator: Monica L. Wang, Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health
12:45 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.
PART THREE: SYNERGIES FOR IMPACT
A Focus on the Health Industry
Gary Cohen (SPH’06), Co-founder, President, and Chief Operating Officer, Humatics Corporation
Travis McCready, President & CEO, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
Christine Lemke, Cofounder and President, Evidation Health
Mylea Charvat, CEO & Founder, Savonix
Philip R. Reilly, Venture Partner, Third Rock Ventures
Elizabeth Olek (SPH’02), Senior Medical Director, Puma Biotechnology, Inc.
1:55 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.