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

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