Mentoring Roundtables will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:00pm Mountain Time. Conference registrants are eligible to register for the roundtables. Ensure you are registered for the conference, prior to registering for a roundtable.
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Roundtable Topic: Considering non-academic careers
Dr. Philip M. Alberti, Senior Director of Health Equity Research and Policy at the Association of American Medical Colleges. A national health care equity leader, Alberti supports the efforts of academic medical centers to build an evidence-base for effective programs, protocols, policies, and partnerships aimed at eliminating inequities in health. He joined the AAMC in 2012 to facilitate the conduct of community-partnered, health equity science and scholarship at AAMC-member medical schools and teaching hospitals, and to make the case for policies and practices that explicitly have health and health care equity as a goal. Read more
Dr. Alberti is Co-Chair of the National Quality Forum’s Disparities Standing Committee and has been funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to develop a systems approach to community health and health equity for academic medical centers. He regularly speaks at national forums on issues related to community and patient engaged science, consideration of social risk in quality measurement, hospital community benefit and needs assessment requirements, and the social determinants of health, and has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and commentaries on these topics. He has served on committees, workgroups, and task forces convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the National Institutes of Health.
Previously, Dr. Alberti led research, evaluation, and planning efforts for a Bureau within the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene that works to promote health equity between disadvantaged and advantaged neighborhoods. Dr. Alberti holds a B.A. in psychology and a Ph.D. degree in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University and was a National Institute of Mental Health Fellow in the Psychiatric Epidemiology Training program.
Roundtable Topic: Developing your own center or lab around a research agenda
Lindsay Fernández-Rhodes is a trained epidemiologist with experience in the areas of Genetic, Epigenetic, and Social Epidemiology.
Roundtable Topic: Fostering academic/government collaborations
Dr. William Story is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health at the University of Iowa’s College of Public Health where he studies household- and community-level factors that are critical to the improvement of maternal and child health in resource-poor settings and translates that research into effective interventions and policies. Using both community-based participatory research and mixed-method approaches, his research currently focuses on three specific areas: Read more
Roundtable Topic: Gender status in academia: Challenges and navigation
Kathleen Mullan Harris is the James Haar Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, and Faculty Fellow at the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Harris is the Principal Investigator and Director of Add Health (The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health), a national longitudinal study of 20,000+ adolescents followed into adulthood with comprehensive and in-depth data on the social environment, behavioral trajectories, biological processes, and health. Read more
Harris’s research focuses on social inequality and health with particular interests in health disparities, biodemography, social science genomics, and life course processes. Much of her research examines health among young people who are often ignored in most health research because they are presumed to be healthy. Yet it is in these early life stages that socioeconomic disadvantage, health shocks, and environmental exposures that lead to future disease can be identified to inform policy and improve population health. Her recent scientific contributions have identified physical health detriments associated with social mobility among American minorities during the transition to adulthood, and a silent epidemic of hypertension among young adults. Other work has traced the important causal role of social relationships in protecting physical health across the life course from early adolescence through old age.
Dr. Harris was awarded the Golden Goose Award from the US Congress for federally funded research that leads to major breakthroughs in medicine, social behavior, and technological research and the Irene Taeuber Award from the Population Association of America in recognition of original and important contributions to the scientific study of population. She is Chair of the Committee on Population at the National Academies of Sciences, Chair of the Social Science and Population Study Section, and a former member of the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations of the U.S. Census Bureau. Dr. Harris is past president of the Population Association of America and an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She received her Ph.D. in demography from the University of Pennsylvania.
Roundtable Topic: Grant Writing for foundations and other private sources
Steven H. Woolf, MD, MPH Is Director Emeritus Of The Center On Society And Health At Virginia Commonwealth University. He Directed The Center From Its Founding In 2007 Through March 2018. As Director Emeritus, He Continues To Play A Pivotal Role At The Center, With A Concentration On Public Policy Issues, Writing, And Partnerships With Colleagues And Institutions Devoted To Population Health And Social Justice. Dr. Woolf, A Professor Of Family Medicine And Population Health, Has Focused His Career On Raising Public Awareness About The Social, Economic, And Environmental Conditions That Shape Health And Produce Inequities. Read more
Roundtable Topic: Minority status in academia: Challenges and navigation
Dr. Bridget Goosby Is A Professor Of Sociology At The University Of Texas At Austin. Her Primary Research Focuses On The Pathways Linking Social Marginalization And Discrimination Exposures To Racial Inequities In Health Over The Life Course And Across Generations. Her Current Research Integrates Biomarkers And Innovative Biometric Technology. This Work Leverages Population-Based, Sociological, And Experimental Models To Examine How Various Dimensions Of Race-Specific Stressors Are Associated With Upregulation Of Physiologic And Behavioral Stress Responses Dynamically And In Real Time. Dr. Goosby Is Co-Director Of The Life In Frequencies Health Disparities (LifeHD) Research Lab With Dr. Jacob Cheadle. Read more
Roundtable Topic: Public Data Sources for Population Health Research
Sarah Burgard received a BA in International and Comparative Policy Studies from Reed College in Portland, OR and then earned an MA and PhD in Sociology and an MS in Epidemiology from the University of California at Los Angeles. Following her graduate studies, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar at the University of Michigan, where she has since earned the title of Professor in three different U-M departments and with the Population Studies Center at the Institute for Social Research (ISR). Read more
Roundtable Topic: Racism's impact on individual and population health
Hedwig (Hedy) Lee is a Professor of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis. She received her BS in Policy Analysis from Cornell University in 2003 and her PhD in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2009. After receiving her PhD, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health from 2009 to 2011. Read more
Roundtable Topic: Tips for a successful K award
Gina S. Lovasi, PhD, MPH is the Urban Health Collaborative Co-Director and Dornsife Associate Professor of Urban Health at Drexel University. Her research projects reflect a tension between loving to work with large datasets to chip away at big questions, and a fascination with the insights gained through field data collection to tackle local information needs. In both contexts, the puzzles and surprises that emerge, either during the investigation or during subsequent dissemination, continue to provide a rich source of new research questions. Read more
Roundtable Topic: Using social media to advance your agenda
Dr. Richard Carpiano is Professor of Public Policy and Sociology at the University of California, Riverside, where he is also a faculty affiliate of the Center for Healthy Communities. He is co-editor (with Brian Kelly of Purdue University) of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.
Dr. Carpiano is a medical sociologist and population health scientist who studies how social factors, such as socioeconomic status, race-ethnicity, social connections, and community conditions, contribute to the physical and mental health of adults and children. Read more
Dr. Carpiano received his Ph.D. (2004) in Sociomedical Sciences (with concentration in Sociology) from Columbia University, his M.P.H. (2001) from Case Western Reserve University, and M.A. (1998) and B.A. (1997) in Sociology from Baylor University. From 2004-2006, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Roundtable Topic: Wait until tenure? Strategizing research agendas for junior faculty
My research examines patterns in social and behavioral networks that promote or constrain the diffusion of information, behaviors, and/or diseases through populations. Much of this work has focused on HIV/AIDS in “high risk” populations in the US and Sub-Saharan Africa. Recently, this work has increasingly focused on examining the integrative patterns and processes in problem-focused areas of science that draw from many academic disciplines (e.g., HIV/AIDS, demography, the environment).