Public Health Research@Maryland 2014 Presentations:
Keynote address by Dr. David Satcher: Building Leadership Teams to Address Critical Needs in Public Health
Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher delivers the morning keynote address at Public Health Research@Maryland Day 2014. Dr. Satcher's speech, "Building Leadership Teams to Address Critical Needs in Public Health," outlines several issues Surgeons General have tackled over the years and emphasized the ongoing need for leadership in reducing health disparities.
Keynote address and panel discussion by Dr. Carmona: The Future of Tobacco Control
Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona addresses progress made in the 50 years since the first Surgeon General's Report on Tobacco and Health and identifies current public health challenges in controlling tobacco.
The lecture is followed by a panel discussion moderated by Ira Chinoy, PhD, Associate Dean of the UMD Philip Merrill College of Journalism
Panel discussants include:
David Ashley, PhD, Director, Office of Science, Center for Tobacco Products, FDA.
Kathleen Hoke, JD, Director, Legal Resource Center for Public Health Policy, UMB Carey School of Law
Pamela I. Clark, PhD, Department of Behavioral and Community Health, UMD SPH, Principal Investigator, UMD Tobacco Center for Regulatory Science
Panel discussion: HIV/AIDS: Local/Global Public Health Approaches
Chair: Bradley Boekeloo, PhD, UMD Prevention Research Center
Panelists: Derek Spencer, MS, CRNP, executive director of the Institute of Human Virology Jacques Initiative, UMB; and Hongjie Liu, PhD, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UMD SPH
The panel discusses the advances and challenges of conducting research and bringing information to populations as diverse as college students, communities in the U.S. and those abroad in HIV/AIDS.
Panel discussion: Advances in Cancer Prevention and Control
Co-chairs: Cheryl L. Holt, PhD, Department of Behavioral and Community Health, University of Maryland School of Public Health; Joanne Dorgan, PhD, Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland-Baltimore; with panelist William A. Blattner, MD, Institute of Human Virology
Panelists describe the richness of their research collaborations in the area of cancer control, which include efforts of the Cancer Epidemiology Alliance Group to work with the state health department, provide joint survey programs in survey methodology, and develop collaborative proposals on cancer screening.
Panel discussion: Physical Activity: the Magic "Pill" for Chronic Disease Prevention?
Chair: J. Carson Smith, PhD, Department of Kinesiology, UMD SPH with panelists James M. Hagberg, Ph.D., Department of Kinesiology, UMD SPH; Richard F. Macko, MD, VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Center of Excellence in Exercise and Robotics; Professor of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, UMB SOM; and Alice S. Ryan, Ph.D. Professor of Medicine, UMD SOM and VA Research Career Scientist.
Panelists discuss their progress across both campuses in developing large--scale community based research proposals on physical activity, developing relationships with clinical research participants at a retirement community, the integration of research in physical activity with that in epidemiology and the critical role of graduate and undergraduate students in advancing research in the effects of physical activity in public health.
Panel discussion: Affordable Care Act Implementation
Chair: Stephen B. Thomas, PhD, Maryland Center for Health Equity, UMD SPH; with Co-Chairs: Robin Newhouse, PhD, RN, School of Nursing, UMB, and Laura Hungerford, DVM, MPH, PhD, Epidemiology and Public Health, UMB School of Medicine (SOM).
The panel discusses the ways in which ACA implementation will influence and be affected by ongoing initiatives at state and federal levels. This includes discussion of progress in the Health Enterprise Zones of the State and how they can serve as training and research sites for improvement in public health of the populations. The panelists describe how tools, such as Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping, can be used to identify populations with specific needs and how such tools require the interdisciplinary efforts of teams to analyze the information available. The panel also discusses the role of comparative effectiveness research in informing decisions in ACA implementation.