The IAPHS Blog is a virtual community that keeps population health professionals connected and up to date on the latest population health news, policy, controversies, and relevant research from multiple fields.
At our 2019 Conference in Seattle, Dr. Michael McGinnis was presented with the inaugural J. Michael McGinnis Excellence in Leadership Award. In accepting this award he shared his thoughts on the value of IAPHS and its members to population health. As we begin to gear up for our 2020 conference (abstracts are due March 9), we asked Dr. McGinnis to share these thoughts on our blog.
Book Review: Complex Systems and Population Health: Insights from the Network on Inequality, Complexity and Health
Interested in the potential of complex systems methodologies to better understand population health and health disparities? Jose Pagan reviews “Growing Inequality: Bridging Complex Systems, Health Disparities, and Population Health.”
Conference keynote panel: Urban health panelists urge cross-sectoral collaborations & data linkages.
Can we reconcile politics and population health? Can we navigate the disparate funding streams, programs, and systems to truly make people healthier? Are we all on our own when it comes to healthy choices, or should we focus on improving systems?
Moving from Research to Action: A Report on the Health And…Racial Equity & Urban Well-Being Conference
How can population health researchers go beyond describing the causes of disease to take action, and where should these researchers’ place in the action be? NYU’s Elaine Meyer reports from the Health And…Racial Equity & Urban Well-Being Conference.
U.S.-led HIV prevention efforts in Malawi: are they effective? Dr. Anat Rosenthal reviews Dr. Ann Escacove’s book, Modernizing Sexuality.
What’s been missing in the way we research obesity? Dr. Andrew Stokes shares his latest research.
In April, Mark Hayward, Centennial Commission Professor in the Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin, gave the prestigious Matilda White Riley Excellence Lecture at the National Institutes of Health. His talk focused on the need to understand how institutional change shapes the evolution of health disparities and the specific forms they take.
Dr. Christine Bachrach interviewed Mark, a former member of the IAPHS Board, about how his ideas have evolved.
The results are in! IAPHS congratulates the winners of the election for new 2018 leadership roles: Our new President-Elect, Ana Diez Roux, brings a wealth of population health and leadership expertise to IAPHS. Currently Dean of the Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University, Ana is internationally known for her work on social determinants of population health and neighborhood effects on health. Her work spans an extensive range of topics, including health disparities, environmental health effects, urban health, psychosocial factors in health, cardiovascular disease epidemiology, the use of multilevel methods, and, most recently, social environment-gene interactions and the use of complex systems approaches in population health. She has led interdisciplinary research and training programs in population health in the US and (collaboratively) in Latin America and has served in various academic leadership roles. She is an elected member of the American Epidemiological Society, the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, and the National Academy of Medicine. Ana will serve as IAPHS’s President-Elect in 2018, our President in 2019, and our Past President in 2020. We spoke to her recently about her future role in IAPHS. “IAPHS fills a unique space among scientific organizations devoted to population and health science, and I’m […]