Monthly Archives: December 2018
- Book Review
- Calls for Submissions
- Conference Highlight
- Funding Opportunities
- Member of the Month
- New Publication
- Research Highlight
- Round-Up Summary
- Training Opportunities
Will the microbiome usher in a new era of “poop-ulation health?” Read this conference report from Jennifer Dowd.
With the goal of translating research into action to improve urban population health, the “Health And…” Conference series brings together leading investigators, policymakers, practitioners, and community leaders who work at the intersection of health and its many determinants. The 2019 Conference, to be held on May 13th, will focus on Childhood and Opportunity. Stay tuned for more details. Link leads to information on past conferences.
OBSSR and the NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Coordinating Committee held the third NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Festival: Connecting People to Advance Health on the NIH campus on November 27, 2018. This 1-day festival brought together behavioral and social scientists within the NIH extramural and intramural communities to network and collaborate with one another and share scientific ideas, highlight recent advances in NIH-supported behavioral and social sciences research in fiscal year (FY) 2018, and explore ways to advance behavioral and social sciences research. Festival photos and the archived recording are now available.
Leveraging Health Information Technology (Health IT) to Address Minority Health and Health DisparitiesChristine Bachrach
PAR-19-093 (R01), This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks to support research that examines how health information technology adoption impacts minority health and health disparity populations in access to care, quality of care, patient engagement, and health outcomes. Letter of intent due 30 days prior to application due date. Due date for 2019 is March 4th.
The Population Studies and Training Center (PSTC) at Brown University is currently recruiting one or two postdoctoral fellows to start on or around July 1, 2019. Areas of potential focus include health. Screening of applications will begin on January 11, and will continue until the position is filled.
What’s holding back our progress in population and public health? First we need a healthy democracy and attention to state-level policies that create disparities. David Warner filed this report from our October 2018 Population Health Conference.
None of us are immune to the harm from structural violence and the “highly toxic gas of inequality.” Read more in our interview with Stephen Bezruchka in this special blog post.
Allen Mallory is a Graduate Student in Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. He joined IAPHS in 2016. Allen is currently on the student member on the IAPHS Board. Learn more about Allen on his website and follow him on twitter: @allenbmallory
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 grew up in Atlanta, mostly in Marietta, GA. I received my undergraduate degree in psychology from Case Western Reserve University. I have a master’s degree from Kansas State University in couple and family therapy, and currently attend the University of Texas Austin where I am in my 3rd year of the Ph.D. program in Human Development and Family Sciences.
The topic I find infinitely fascinating is human sexuality—I feel incredibly fortunate that my job is to do research and teach to promote the health and well-being of sexual and gender minority people.