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*Plenary Sessions and Invited Symposia

Plenary Session I

Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Using Technology to do Spatial Epidemiology

Chair:  Michael Mason, PhD, Betsey R. Bush Endowed Professor in Children and Families at Risk Center for Behavioral Health Research, College of Social Work, University of Tennessee

Speakers:

  • David Epstein, PhD, Tenure-Track Investigator, NIDA Intramural Research Program, Director, Real-world Assessment Prediction, and Treatment Unit
  • Mei-Po Kwan, PhD, Professor of Geography and Geographic Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Joanna Lombard, AIA, LEED AP, Professor of Architecture and Public Health, University of Miami, School of Architecture

Plenary Session II

Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Place-Based Prevention

Chair: Elizabeth M. Ginexi, PhD, Health Scientist Administrator, National Institutes of Health, Office of Behavior Social Science Research

Speakers:

  • Bridget Freishler, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean of Research, The Ohio State University, College of Social Work
  • Megan Sandel, MD, Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Boston University, Schools of Medicine and Public Health
  • Charles Branas, PhD, Gelman Endowed Professor of Epidemiology, and Chair, Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University

Plenary Session III

Thursday, July 23, 2020, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Increasing Health Equity and Strengthening Resilience

Chair: Aleta Meyer, PhD, Senior Social Science Research Analyst, Team Leader for Community-Engaged and American Indian and Alaskan Native Research, Division of Family Strengthening, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Speakers:

  • Melissa Walls, PhD, Associate Professor, International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg, School of Public Health
  • Robert M. Kaplan, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Joanna Lee Williams, PhD, Department of Leadership, Foundations, Policy, University of Virginia

Invited Symposium I

Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Place-Based Prevention

Chair: Ron Prinz, PhD, Carolina Distinguished Professor, University of South Carolina, College of Arts and Sciences

Speakers:

  • Anthony Biglan, PhD, Senior Scientist, Oregon Research Institute
  • Tamar Mendelson, PhD, Bloomberg Professor of American Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Invited Symposium II

Thursday, July 23, 2020, 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Interventions to Decrease Health Disparities

Chair: Tanya Agurs-Collins, PhD, RD, Program Director, Health Behaviors Research Branch, Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

Speakers:

  • C. Debra Furr-Holden, PhD, C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health, Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine
  • Kelli Komro, MPH, PhD, Professor, Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health
  • Alison Gustafson, PhD, Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies, University of Kentucky, School of Environmental Sciences