Penn State hosts successful population health conference


Participants in the 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Population Health Research Conference, “Persistent & Emerging Issues in Population Health Science” have declared the conference a grand success.  Over 200 population health scientists and professionals met September 19-21 at Penn State University to address core issues in population health, network, and learn from each other. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] The conference connected scholars from diverse disciplines such as medicine, sociology, psychology, epidemiology, and economics. It also brought together researchers with public health practitioners and community groups who can use research to improve health outcomes and the social determinants of health in U.S. communities. Keynote speaker, Susan Dentzer, CEO and president of the Network of Excellence in Health Innovation and a health policy contributor to PBS NewsHour, discussed how scientific evidence could and should be used to influence programs to improve population health. “There isn’t a natural venue for population health scientists from different perspectives to share research and build new interdisciplinary collaborative projects. Even when collaborations occur, dissemination of findings is often limited to outlets that target specific disciplines or only academic audiences,” […]

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