Urban Health: State of the Science

Thursday, December 6, 2018

8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

breakfast (doors open), 8 a.m.

Hiebert Lounge
72 East Concord Street
Boston

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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



APPROACHES



CASE STUDIES IN URBAN HEALTH



THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF CITIES




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

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.
CITY TRENDS
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

Aging Populations

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
Housing

Roshanak Mehdipanah, Assistant Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education,
School of Public Health, University of Michigan

Transportation

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

Economic Conditions

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
Break

PART TWO: METHODS AND APPROACHES TO UNDERSTANDING HEALTH IN CITIES
11:00 a.m. – noon
THROUGH THE LENSES OF OTHER DISCIPLINES
History

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

Cells-to-Society Approaches

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.

APPROACHES
Urban Design

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.
Lunch

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.
Migration

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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