Urban Health: State of the Science
Thursday, December 6, 2018
8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
breakfast (doors open), 8 a.m.
72 East Concord Street
Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People Provided
More than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas. By the year 2030, this will have increased to two-thirds. Urban living is an ubiquitous exposure for health. The day will bring together scholars from around the world to discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with creating health in urban contexts. Presenters will also discuss methods that can advance urban health scholarship and feature case studies from cities that have invested in population health, synthesizing the state of the science of urban health.
Cohosted with Boston University Initiative on Cities and Yale Institute for Global Health.
RESOURCES IN CITIES
THROUGH THE LENSES OF OTHER DISCIPLINES
CASE STUDIES IN URBAN HEALTH
THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF CITIES
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
David Vlahov, Associate Dean for Research and Professor, Yale School of Nursing, and Professor of Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health
PART ONE: HEALTH CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN CITIES
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Inequities in Cities and in Urban Health
Patricia O’Campo, Vice President of Research, St. Michael’s Hospital, and Professor, School of Public Health, University of Toronto Dalla Lana
Climate Change and the Health of Urban Populations
Patrick L. Kinney, Beverly Brown Professor of Urban Health, Boston University School of Public Health
Kathleen Cagney, Professor of Sociology and Deputy Dean of the Social Sciences, University of Chicago
The Role of Health Departments in Creating Healthy Cities
Daniel Kass, Senior Vice President for Environmental Health, Vital Strategies, Inc.
Crime and Criminal Justice
Matt Vogel, Associate Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri–St. Louis, and Researcher, OTB – Research for the Built Environment, TU Delft, the Netherlands
Moderated by: Kelly Henning, Public Health Program Lead, Bloomberg Philanthropies
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
RESOURCES IN CITIES
Roshanak Mehdipanah, Assistant Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education,
School of Public Health, University of Michigan
Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Professor, Barcelona Institute for Global Health
Children and Adolescents in Cities
Shakira F. Suglia, Associate Professor, Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Atheendar Venkataramani, Assistant Professor, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Improving Access to Health Foods in Cities
Monica Wang, Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, and Instructor, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Moderated by: David Dudley, Editor, CityLab
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m
PART TWO: METHODS AND APPROACHES TO UNDERSTANDING HEALTH IN CITIES
11:00 a.m. – noon
THROUGH THE LENSES OF OTHER DISCIPLINES
Richard Rodger, Professor of Economic and Social History, University of Edinburgh
A Systems Science Approach to Urban Health
Danielle C. Ompad, Associate Professor, College of Global Public Health, New York University, and Deputy Director, Rory Meyer College of Nursing’s Center for Drug Use and HIV Research, New York University
Health Services Research: Studying Healthcare Services in the City
Michael K. Gusmano, Interim Chair, Department of Health Policy and Behavioral Health Science, and Associate Professor, Health Policy, School of Public Health, Rutgers University
Guia Guffanti, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, and Director, Computational Genomics Lab, McLean Hospital
Moderated by: Nineequa Blanding, Director, Health and Wellness, The Boston Foundation
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Gruebner, Senior Researcher, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Community-Based Participatory Research: An Approach to Research in the Urban Context
Barbara A. Israel, Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, and Director, Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center, and Angela G. Reyes, Founder and Executive Director, Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation
Multilevel Perspectives to Urban Health
Dustin T. Duncan, Associate Professor, Population Health, School of Medicine, New York University
Environmental Health Assessment
Carlos Dora, Former Coordinator, Public Health and the Environment Department, World Health Organization, and Visiting Professor, Columbia University Medical Center.
Urban Planning: Leveraging the Urban Planning System to Shape Healthy Cities
Helen Pineo, Lecturer in Sustainable and Healthy Built Environments, Bartlett Faculty, Built Environment, University College London
Moderated by: Jalonne L. White-Newsome, Senior Program Officer, The Kresge Foundation
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
PART THREE: CASE STUDIES IN URBAN HEALTH
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
CityHealth: Policies for Today’s Urban Health Challenges
Brian C. Castrucci, Chief Executive Officer, de Beaumont Foundation
New York City: The Fit City Examples
Karen Lee, Associate Professor, Preventive Medicine, University of Alberta
Observatory for Urban Health in Belo Horizonte City: An Innovative and Cross-Sectoral Collaboration in Urban Health
Waleska Teixeira Caiaffa, Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology, Belo Horizonte Observatory for Urban Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Rapid Urbanization in China
Brian J. Hall, Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Macau
Boston: A Case Study
Russell P. Lopez, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health
Moderated by: Lola Adedokun, Director, Child Well-being Program and African Health Initiative, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
PART FOUR: THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF CITIES
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Sabrina Hermosilla, Research Scientist, Global Mental Health Program, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University
City Leadership for Health, Equity, and Sustainable Development
Agis D. Tsouros, International Advisor on Health Policy and Strategy, Global Healthy Cities, and Former Director, World Health Organization
Healthy and Safe Spaces to Play and Work
Renée Boynton-Jarrett, Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
Regional Planning for Health
David Siscovick, Senior Research Scientist, The New York Academy of Medicine, and Professor Emeritus, Medicine and Epidemiology, University of Washington
Moderated by: Katharine Lusk, Executive Director, Initiative on Cities, Boston University
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