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