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As a service to the population health community, IAPHS provides brief notices of job, training and funding opportunities, as well as conferences, calls for papers, new publications, and other time-sensitive information.  Please click each topic below and then on a title to link to the full information about each announcement.

Health Education & Behavior Special Theme Issue: Collaborating for Equity and Justice

Seeking manuscripts that provide insights into one or more of the six principles underpinning Collaborating for Equity and Justice (CEJ) to produce policy, systems and environmental (PSE) change. May include multi-site or comparative studies of PSE change efforts; empirical studies of coalition efforts aligned with CEJ principles; empirical studies of efforts to achieve collective impact, which can also shed light on the CEJ principles; studies that suggest barriers or shortcomings of the CEJ principles; and other empirically-derived or theoretical insights into CEJ principles. Abstracts due December 15, 2017.

AJPH Supplement on Monitoring Disparities in Prevention and Treatment of HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and TB

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention’s Office of Health Equity is leading efforts to publish a thematic supplement, “Monitoring Disparities in Prevention and Treatment of HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and TB," for the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH). The supplement will focus on applying methods, metrics, and indicators for measuring disparities in health outcomes and risk behaviors for preventing and treating HIV, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), viral hepatitis, and tuberculosis (TB) in the United States. Deadline January 31, 2018.

Call for Papers – UC Berkeley Social Networks Study Conference

Call for papers for original research analyzing Wave 1 of data from the University of California Berkeley Social Networks Study, a longitudinal study to understand how network composition changes over time as a result of life course transitions – e.g., graduation, marriage, retirement or widowhood – and how these changes are related to health status and outcomes. Conference featuring research presentations and workshop on using the UCNets data to be held June 14-15, 2018. Deadline for proposals December 15, 2017.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Health Disparities Research: University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Wisconsin-Madison/School of Medicine and Public Health: NICHD T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Disparities Research. Provides 2-3 years of support for research and training in interdisciplinary research that addresses disparities in health status and health outcomes among minority populations with an emphasis on maternal/child, adolescent and family health. Candidates from diverse backgrounds and disciplines across the social, behavioral, biological, and health sciences are encouraged to apply. Eligibility: U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. Doctoral degree completed by time of appointment. Accepting applications through 2/2/2018 for start on or before 9/1/2018. Learn More.

FDA Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellowship

On Wednesday, January 3, 2018, the application will open for a paid, one-year Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellowship at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This is an opportunity for mid-career professionals to spend a year with the Center forTobacco Products in Maryland and be a part of CTP's mission to regulate the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products and educate the public, especially young people, about tobacco products and their dangers.

Postdoc Demography & Genetics U Colorado Boulder

The Institute of Behavioral Science and the Institute for Behavioral Genetics is searching for two post-doctoral positions that will begin early or late Summer, 2018. These candidates will work with faculty in the IBS/IBG training program at the intersection of demographic and genetic research and will train in methods and substance in both areas. Each position is for a two-year period at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Review of materials will begin at the end of January, 2018 but applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cancer Prevention and Control

The Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health's Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Population Sciences invite applications for a joint post-doctoral fellowship in cancer prevention and control. The postdoctoral research fellowships, which begin in September 2018, are funded for two years and do not result in a degree. The program's objective is to train researchers in the design and evaluation of cancer prevention and control.

Tenure-Track Position in Medical Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology of The University of Alabama, in Tuscaloosa, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in medical anthropology beginning Fall 2018. Preferred candidate focuses on health disparities and has interests that converge with the biocultural focus of the department.

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston: Social Epidemiology

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health seeks to hire an experienced Epidemiologist at the assistant, associate or full rank in a tenure-track position. This full-time, 12-month position is in the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences at the San Antonio campus.

Yale School of Public Health: Social/Behavioral Scientist

The Yale School of Public Health seeks to hire a scholar at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure-track) in Social and Behavioral Sciences with expertise in social and structural determinants of health (e.g. social and community context, economic stability, neighborhood and built environment).

Assistant or Associate Professor of Epidemiology

The Arnold School of Public Health (ASPH) at the University of South Carolina (USC) invites applications for two open tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, in epidemiology. The successful candidate will join health scientists on the campus of the Greenville Health System (GHS), a large, rapid-learning health system, with the goal of developing a research program in clinical epidemiology, health outcomes and health services research.

Northeastern U Bouve College of Health Sciences: Biostatistician

The Department of Health Sciences at Northeastern University seeks an Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (tenure-track or tenured) faculty member in biostatistics, statistics, or a closely-related field. Candidates should have ability to contribute to multiple areas of population health and health sciences research.

Asst/Assoc Professor: Milken Institute School of Public Health GWU

The Department of Prevention and Community Health in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University seeks a full-time tenure track or tenured Assistant or Associate Professor. Candidates from diverse disciplines welcomed (e.g., public health, economics, public policy, psychology, sociology, education, or a related methodological field). Application review begins November 20.

University of Wisconsin-Madison; Postdoctoral Fellow

The Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in the demography of aging and the life course, funded by the National Institute on Aging. The deadline for submitting applications is February 15, 2018.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Violence Prevention Research

The University of California Firearm Violence Research Center, Violence Prevention Research Program is recruiting one or more outstanding young investigators to undertake an intensive two-year postdoctoral program of mentored, applied research on the nature and prevention of violence, with a particular emphasis on firearm violence. Deadline, January 15th, 2018.

University of California at Berkeley; Assistant Professor of Public Health Data Science and/or Health Information Technology School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley

The School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position with an expected start date of July 1, 2018. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive and initial review will begin November 1, 2017; applicants are strongly encouraged to apply before this date. Applications will continue to be reviewed until December 1, 2017.

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus; Early Childhood, Assistant or Tenured Associate Professor

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma (OU) seeks applications and informal candidate nominations for a faculty opening at the rank of Assistant or Tenured Associate Professor. The disciplinary background for this position is open, and applicants from psychology, sociology, social work, political science, anthropology, and other relevant areas will be considered. For full consideration, submit application materials by January 1, 2018

2018 NIA Postdoctoral Fellowship – University of Michigan

The Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan expects to have an opening for a postdoctoral fellow, sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA). This position will start on or about September 1, 2018. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in demography, public health, or one of the social sciences (e.g., sociology, economics, psychology) by the starting date. Term of appointment will be for two years, contingent on continued funding. Stipend will be commensurate with experience, based on levels mandated by NIH. Fellowships sponsored by NIA are funded by the Federal government and are therefore restricted to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents. Applicants must be Citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States at the time of application. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled, with full consideration being given to those applications that are complete as of January 8, 2018. For complete details and information on how to apply, please visit: https://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/training/postdoc.html The Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan seeks to recruit diverse postdoctoral fellows as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to ground our research in varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. The University of Michigan is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

St. Elizabeth Healthcare Executive Director for the Institute of Health Innovation and Vice President for Health Innovation at Northern Kentucky University

Northern Kentucky University (NKU) seeks a dynamic and innovative leader to serve as the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Executive Director for the Institute for Health Innovation (IHI) and Vice President for Health Innovation (ED/VP). The ED/VP will bring gravitas and experience to promote NKU and the IHI institutionally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. S/he will advocate on behalf of the region, serve as a thought-leader around health policy, lay the groundwork for an aggressive externally funded research program, promote the transdisciplinary work of health innovation across the institution, and attract talent to NKU for applied research and development. To apply: www.imsearch.com/6330 AA/EOE.

University of Missouri, Chair of the Department of Health Sciences

The Department of Health Sciences in the School of Health Professions at the University of Missouri invites applications and nominations for Chair. This will be an open rank position; the preferred candidate will be at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Review of applications is open until the position is filled. Job code: 24288

University of Colorado Denver – Teaching Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Department of Health and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver invites applications for a three-year position as Postdoctoral Trainee, to begin in Fall 2018. At the end of three years, this position has the potential to convert to a Clinical Teaching Track faculty position. The position is a 12-month appointment with a 5-course per academic year teaching commitment in the department's undergraduate Public Health program (specifically including a course in Environmental Health). Search for job # 11293 at the link provided

Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Research Capacity Building: Director

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director for the Center for Research Capacity Building (CRCB). Accepting applications from October 2, 2017 for at least 45 days.

New York University: Director of Public Health Practice

The College of Global Public Health (CGPH) at New York University is seeking applications for a Director of Public Health Practice, a Clinical Faculty-level position with responsibilities for overseeing all aspects of the College’s academic practice experience program. Application open until filled.

Associate or Full Professor Cancer Control and Population Health

The University of California, Irvine, Program in Public Health and the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center are seeking applicants for a full-time, nine-month salaried, tenured position, at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Successful candidates will have a proven track record of a successful research program in cancer control and population health, with expertise in community-based research. Review of application will continue until the position is filled. Apply by November 30th, 2017 for full consideration.

David E. Bell Postdoctoral Fellowship

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health calls for applicants for The Bell Fellowship. The Bell Fellowship is an interdisciplinary, postdoctoral training program designed for researchers and practitioners in the field of population sciences. Two finalists will be selected. Deadline December 8, 2017.

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH–CHAIR OF BIOSTATISTICS

The Department Chair will serve as a key member of the school’s leadership team and be responsible for assuring the quality and growth of programs in collaboration with departmental faculty; will demonstrate a broad understanding in key content areas of the department and possess exemplary academic achievements, strategic leadership ability, strong interpersonal and communication skills, an entrepreneurial spirit, as well as thorough understandings of pedagogical, practice, and research processes; will work with faculty and staff to enact department vision; recruit, and develop a set of diverse, high-performance faculty; maintain an atmosphere conducive to collaboration and transparency; and work with other leaders of The Rutgers School of Public Health to realize the mission of the school.

Georgetown University — Tenure-Track Faculty Position

The Department of Health Systems Administration at Georgetown University invites applications for a tenure-line faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level from candidates with expertise in population health and health services research. Open until filled.

University of California, San Francisco- Faculty Position

The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences announces a search for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position to be filled by September 1, 2018. The appointment will be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank, depending upon the finalist’s level of experience. Review of applications will begin October 13th, 2017.

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Structural Stigma and HIV

The Department of Sociomedical Sciences is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Scientist for the NIH-funded "Structural Stigma and HIV Prevention Outcomes" study. This project is led by Drs. Mark Hatzenbuehler (Columbia University) and Brian Dodge (Indiana University).

Professor and Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs

The Dornsife School of Public Health Drexel University seeks a dynamic and innovative leader to serve as Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs. The Associate Dean will oversee a comprehensive portfolio of educational programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels, ensuring their excellence and adherence to accreditation standards. Application review will commence October 1. Applications will be received until a successful candidate is accepted.

University of Texas at San Antonio: Assistant Professor

The Department of Sociology at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites applications for an Assistant Professor in the areas of demography/health and quantitative methodology beginning Fall 2018. Application open until filled.

University of Missouri 2017 Faculty Positions Announcement

The Department of Health Sciences: School of Health Professions seeks applicants for two full time tenure/tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor. Applications accepted until position full.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Health Disparities Research: University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Wisconsin-Madison/School of Medicine and Public Health: NICHD T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Disparities Research. Provides 2-3 years of support for research and training in interdisciplinary research that addresses disparities in health status and health outcomes among minority populations with an emphasis on maternal/child, adolescent and family health. Candidates from diverse backgrounds and disciplines across the social, behavioral, biological, and health sciences are encouraged to apply. Eligibility: U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. Doctoral degree completed by time of appointment. Accepting applications through 2/2/2018 for start on or before 9/1/2018. Learn More.

University of Texas at Austin Health Behavior and Health Education Masters and PhD

Applications are being accepted for Fall 2018 for master’s and PhD programs in Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Texas at Austin. Our program is interdisciplinary and we welcome students from a broad range of backgrounds. Most students who earn a master’s degree pursue applied careers, working with people in a variety of settings including health-related organizations, worksites, and schools, while some students continue on for a doctorate. Students who earn a doctoral degree pursue academic or research careers. Our faculty conduct research in child and adolescent health, physical activity, obesity prevention, substance use prevention, risk and resiliency, diabetes management, women’s health, successful aging, sexual health and Latino health disparities. Deadline December 1, 2017 for Fall 2018 if you wish to be considered for a scholarship; May 1 2018 otherwise.

RAND Postdoctoral Training Program in the Study of Aging

This NIH-funded postdoctoral training program enables outstanding junior scholars in demographic and aging research to sharpen their analytic skills, learn to communicate research results effectively, and advance their research agenda. Deadline for applications is January 31, 2018.

University of Southern California Applications for Fall 2018 Population, Health and Place Ph.D. program

University of Southern California (USC) is now accepting applications for the Fall 2018 cohort of the interdisciplinary Population, Health and Place Ph.D. program. The PhD’s primary goal is to position graduates among the leading scholars and practitioners working to clarify the role and significance of “place” in shaping human health and well-being in the future. For more information contact, John P. Wilson at jpwilson@usc.edu or Ken Watson at watsonke@usc.edu. Deadline December 1, 2017.

Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R01/R21/R03)

NIH PAR-18-007. Identify, develop, test, evaluate and/or refine strategies to disseminate and implement evidence-based practices into public health, clinical practice, and community settings. In addition, studies to advance dissemination and implementation research methods and measures are encouraged. Links to companion R21 and R03 announcements provided. Standard NIH application dates.

500 Cities Data Challenge

The 500 Cities Data Challenge, supported by RWJF, will fund projects that will connect work across sectors to improve health outcomes using the 500 Cities dataset. The goal of this competition is to encourage communities to dig into the 500 Cities data and design innovative solutions (or additional data analyses) which address social factors that influence health, such as housing, education, and transportation. Deadline for initial proposals December 1, 2017, 5 pm EST.

Understanding Factors in Infancy and Early Childhood That Influence Obesity Development (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

NIH PA 18-032. Invites applications to characterize or identify factors in early childhood (birth-24 months) that may increase or mitigate risk for obesity and/or excessive weight gain and/or to fill methodological research gaps relevant to the understanding of risk for development of obesity in children. Studies may also assess factors relevant to families and/or caregivers of children from birth to 24 months. Standard NIH application dates.

Mechanisms of Disparities for HIV- Related Co-morbidities in Health Disparity Populations (R01-Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) is leading a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA), RFA-MD-18-002, to support research to determine the underlying mechanisms of how HIV related co-morbidities may influence the complexity of HIV/AIDS disease progression, quality of life and overall health outcomes among HIV positive individuals from health disparity populations. Deadline February 21, 2018.

The Health of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

NIH PA-18-037. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) focuses on sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex populations. Basic, social, behavioral, clinical, and services research relevant to the missions of the sponsoring Institutes and Centers may be proposed. Has links to R03, R21, R15 announcements. Standard NIH deadlines apply.

Contraception Research Centers Program (U54) RFA-HD-18-035

The primary purpose of this announcement is to support and facilitate multidisciplinary approaches to the development of new and/or improved contraceptive methods for both men and women through the formation of Contraceptive Research Centers. This FOA also allows the inclusion of behavioral and social science research projects to inform on contraceptive use and non-use of marketed products or products in clinical development. The Centers will serve as a national resource for development of early stage investigators electing to pursue careers in contraceptive research. Deadline January 9, 2018.

Feasibility and Planning Studies for Development of Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) to Investigate Cancer Health Disparities (P20)

RFA-CA-17-033; The National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites applications for development of translational research programs that are focused upon investigating cancer health disparities. The P20 grants will support feasibility and planning activities to build cancer health disparities research programs. Application due January 18, 2018. Letter of intent due 30 days prior to deadline.

Dear Colleague Letter: NSF Accepting Proposals Related to Hurricane Harvey

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and its staff are deeply concerned for the people and institutions affected by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. Now that the consequences of Hurricane Harvey are upon us, new science and engineering questions are being raised. Through this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL), NSF encourages the submission of proposals that seek to address the challenges related to this storm. While applications for Fiscal Year 2017 year funding is no longer being accepted, other proposals may be submitted at any time.

Testing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (R01 – Clinical Trial Optional)

PAR-17-306: 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: 1) in persons or groups that can benefit from such activity; and 2) that could be made scalable and sustainable for broad use across the nation. Applications due February 5, 2018, October 5, 2018, and subsequent dates listed in the announcement.

Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS): Population, Clinical and Applied Prevention Research (R01, R21)

PAR-17-473; The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to support studies on electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) that examine population-based, clinical and applied prevention of disease, including etiology of use, epidemiology of use, potential risks, benefits and impacts on other tobacco use behavior among different populations. Deadline is November 27th, 2017. Contains companion link for PAR-17-472 (R21)

Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) (U54)

RFA-MD-17-006; The purpose of the Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Program is to expand the national capacity for research in the health sciences by providing cooperative agreement support to institutions that offer doctorate degrees in the health professions or in a health-related science and have a historical and current commitment to educating underrepresented students, and for institutions that deliver health care services, providing clinical services to medically underserved communities. Application deadline December 15, 2017.

Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV/AIDS and Aging (R01, R21)

NIH PAR-17-321; These funding opportunity announcements encourage applications at the intersection of HIV and aging by addressing two overarching objectives: 1) to improve understanding of biological, clinical, and socio-behavioral aspects of aging through the lens of HIV infection and its treatment; and 2) to improve approaches for testing, prevention, and treatment of HIV infection, and management of HIV-related comorbidities, co-infections, and complications in different populations and cultural settings by applying our current understanding of aging science. Contains links for companion announcement PAR-17-320 (R21). Standard NIH Deadlines apply.

Minority Research Grant Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is pleased to announce two funding opportunities to address cardiovascular health, pre-diabetes, diabetes, and kidney disease among minority populations. The two grants aim to support students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities as well as Hispanic Serving Institutions.

Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program  (IUCRC)

NSF: develop long-term partnerships (research centers) among industry, academe, and government. Next full proposal deadline February 28, 2017. Thereafter, preliminary proposals due each year on the 3rd Wednesday of April and 3rd Wednesday of October; full proposals due each year on the third Wednesday in June and the third Wednesday in December.

Systems for Action Webinar: Integrating Behavioral Health with TANF to Build a Culture of Health

Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 12 pm, ET. The prolonged activation of stress response systems among children responding to adversity such as homelessness, hunger, or neglect, is a predictor of poor health and continued poverty among low-income families. To study the health and economic impacts and systems implications of integrated services provided by the Pennsylvania DHHS and Drexel University’s Center for Hunger-Free Communities, this project evaluates the Building Wealth and Health Network (The Network) intervention, designed to reduce health inequities by aligning Medicaid coverage for behavioral health services and TANF education and training services. Progress in the evaluation of public program cost savings as well as the heath and economic security of participants will be presented.

Systems for Action Webinar: Improving Population and Clinical Health with Integrated Services and Decision Support

Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 12 pm, ET. Population and individual health are significantly influenced by social determinants that range from individuals’ knowledge and behaviors to community-level characteristics, resources, and conditions. The expertise and infrastructure to address these multiple challenges are divided among systems that often fail to work collaboratively because of misalignment between their delivery of services, strategy, and financing. To identify strategies for addressing this misalignment, this study partners with informatics, public health, and sociology researchers and examines Federally Qualified Health Centers services to determine health impacts in a safety-net population. Progress in assessing the impact of integrated service delivery and patient linkages to needed services will be presented.

Systems for Action Webinar: Housing for Health: Cross-Sector Impacts of Supportive Housing for Homeless High Users of Health Care

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 12 pm, ET Homeless individuals experience a higher risk for mortality, chronic illness and mental health disorders, and are often high utilizers of healthcare. Since 2012, the Housing for Health (HFH) initiative created by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) seeks to reduce homelessness and improve health outcomes for this vulnerable population. Homeless individuals who are high users of medical services are referred to permanent supportive housing and case management services, and subsequently to benefits and services provided by multi-sector agencies including substance use treatment services. The progress in evaluating this novel mechanism for integrated delivery and financing systems for housing, medical care, and public health services will be presented.

Immigration as a Social Determinant of Health: A Workshop

On November 28, 2017, the Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity will host a one-day workshop in Oakland, California, entitled Immigration as a Social Determinant of Health. This public workshop will feature invited speaker presentations and discussions that will consider the history of immigration laws and policies and how these laws and policies affect not only immigrant health, but population health more broadly.

10th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health

The Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health (D&I), co-hosted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and AcademyHealth, bridges the gap between research, practice, and policy in health and health care. Conference to be held in Arlington, VA on December 4-6, 2017. Register by October 9th for best rate

Africa Population-Health-Environment Mini-Conference

The Population Center at the University of Colorado Boulder is pleased to announce a mini-conference prior to the April 26-28 2018 PAA meeting in Denver. The focus will be on Africa Population-Health-Environment linkages. Watch for submission details in September; contact Fernando.Riosmena@colorado.edu or Lori.Hunter@colorado.edu for more information.

Annual NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Festival

The purpose of the festival is to highlight recently funded behavioral and social sciences research that the NIH supports; bring together behavioral and social scientists within the NIH extramural and intramural communities to network with each other and share scientific ideas; and explore ways to advance behavioral and social sciences research. December 8, 2017.

Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Methods for Evaluating Natural Experiments in Obesity

The NIH Office of Disease Prevention (ODP); National Cancer Institute (NCI); National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI); and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) are sponsoring the Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Methods for Evaluating Natural Experiments in Obesity on December 5–6, 2017, in Bethesda, Maryland. Register now!

American Health Values Survey

The American Health Values Survey was conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago in order to develop a typology of Americans based on their health values and beliefs. The survey examined values and beliefs related to health at both the individual as well as societal levels. This new publication is the final report to RWJF, which supported the survey.

Defining an Accountable Community for Health for Children and Families

Building upon a variety of community-based models funded by the federal government, states, and private funders, as well as the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Accountable Health Communities Model, this paper adapts these models of integrated care to seamlessly address the medical, social, and developmental needs of children and families, with a focus on shared accountability across sectors as well as financial sustainability.

Integrating the Patient and Caregiver Voice into Serious Illness Care: Proceedings of a Workshop (2017)

The Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held the public workshop Integrating the Patient and Caregiver Voice into Serious Illness Care, on December 15, 2016, in Washington, DC. This workshop was the first in a series planned by the roundtable, and was designed specifically to bring together diverse personal perspectives and experiences about priorities and values that are important to patients and families coping with serious illness, and to consider solutions that support integration of these priorities and values in practice. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

Examining Challenges and Possible Strategies to Strengthen U.S. Health Security: Proceedings of a Workshop (2017)

On March 8–9, 2017, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Disasters and Emergencies hosted a two-day public workshop to acknowledge the persistent issues in health security; to evaluate past, and perhaps inadequate, approaches to addressing them; and to discuss intentional and innovative new solutions. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

Lessons Learned from Diverse Efforts to Change Social Norms and Opportunities and Strategies to Promote Behavior Change in Behavioral Health: Proceedings of Two Workshops

These proceedings summarize presentations and discussions at two workshops convened in 2015 by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The workshops provided input to the committee's deliberations and contributed to the development of the report Ending Discrimination against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders.

Protecting the Health and Well-Being of Communities in a Changing Climate: Proceedings of a Workshop

On March 13, 2017, the Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine and the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement jointly convened a 1-day public workshop in Washington, DC, to explore potential strategies for public health, environmental health, health care, and related stakeholders to help communities and regions to address and mitigate the health effects of climate change. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

Strategies to Limit Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption in Young Children: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief

On June 21–22, 2017, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board convened a workshop in Washington, DC, to explore the range of policies and programs that exist at the federal, state, tribal, and local levels to limit sugar-sweetened beverage consumption in children birth to 5 years of age. This publication highlights key points made by individual speakers during the presentations and discussions.

Exploring the Translation of the Results of Hurricane Sandy Research Grants into Policy and Operations: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief

The workshop Translating the Results of Hurricane Sandy Research Grants into Policy and Operations was convened on July 20, 2017, in Washington, DC, by the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine with the objective of exploring key findings from published Hurricane Sandy research grant projects, examining the impact of the scientific findings on disaster policy and operations, and discussing opportunities to translate the research findings to future preparedness response and recovery efforts. The workshop rapporteurs have prepared this proceedings - in brief as a factual summation of the session discussions.

Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic: Balancing Societal and Individual Benefits and Risks of Prescription Opioid Use (2017)

The FDA asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to convene a committee to update the state of the science on pain research, care, and education and to identify actions the FDA and others can take to respond to the opioid epidemic, with a particular focus on informing FDA's development of a formal method for incorporating individual and societal considerations into its risk-benefit framework for opioid approval and monitoring.

Determinants of Health: An Economic Perspective

This collection of Michael Grossman’s most important papers adds essential background and depth to his work on economic determinants of public health. The book addressed the demand for health, the relationship between health and schooling, determinants of infant health, and the economics of unhealthy behaviors.

Systems Science and Population Health

This new volume, edited by Abdulrahman M. El-Sayed and Sandro Galea, offers an introduction to the history of systems science as it intersects with population health, important and emerging methodological tools in systems science, and future implications for systems science and its applications to our understanding of population health issues.