Private-Sector Collaborations with Academic Public Health: Opportunities and Challenges

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

Hiebert Lounge
72 East Concord Street
Boston

#BUSPHSymposia

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.


CASE STUDIES—ALCOHOL



CASE STUDIES—E-CIGARETTES



CASE STUDIES—NUTRITION



SYNERGIES FOR IMPACT



Agenda

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast and Informal Greetings

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
OPENING REMARKS
Welcome

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
Plenary

Amy Lauren Fairchild, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor, School of Public Health, University of Texas A&M

Plenary

Yao Sodahlon, Director, Mectizan Donation Program


9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Break

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

E-Cigarettes

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
Lunch

noon – 12:45 p.m.
Nutrition

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.
Closing