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Beyond the opioid crisis and even beyond deaths of despair, mortality rates are rising across causes and groups. And a public health crisis is rising, according to Dr. Steven Woolf.
PAR-18-324: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to fund highly innovative and promising research that tests multi-level physical activity intervention programs acting on at least two levels of the socio-ecological model and designed to increase health-enhancing physical activity. Applications due for new applicants October 5, 2018 and June 5 2019. Resubmissions are November 5, 2018 and July 5, 2019.
The diversity among Latinx populations is understudied, suggests Dr. Kasim Ortiz. Read more in our interview with him.
Mike is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Michigan, Survey Research Center and Institute for Social Research. He is a sociologist and demographer by training. He joined IAPHS in 2016. Learn more about Mike at his website: www.mhesposito.com or follow him on twitter @mhespo.Tell us a little about yourself, where are you from, where did you go to graduate school, what makes you jump out of bed each morning?
I’m from Kansas City, Missouri originally. I did my undergraduate degree at the University of Missouri and my PhD at the University of Washington. (You couldn’t pick two more disparate places.) Besides fear of unemployment, the opportunity to “solve problems” gets me out of bed in the morning. Academia, thankfully, supplies a steady-stream of difficult intellectual puzzles that are fun to solve; it keeps me going!
How do you define yourself as a population health professional?
I’m a “heavily-quantitative, race and population health scientist.” I’m a researcher first, behind university walls, but certainly hope that my work is useful for the public!
What disciplines do you engage with and are there disciplines that you would like to engage with?
The scholars that I work with most are demographers, sociologists, and epidemiologists. I’d like to engage more with folks from the humanities; the lateral-thinking and critical-skills that those disciplines stress—and that are sometimes secondary in social-science programs—would, I think, make their scholars valuable, fun collaborators.
The HOPE Initiative is a major new effort to better understand, assess, and accelerate the nation’s progress towards improving equitable opportunities for health and well-being for all Americans. Find out more…
PA-18-856 (R01, Clinical Trial Not Allowed), PA-18-112 (R21, Clinical Trial Not Allowed).This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages innovative research to enhance the quality of measurements of dietary intake and physical activity. Standard NIH Deadlines Apply.