Take a Health Professional to the People Day (TADay) is the University of Pittsburgh Center for Health Equity's health promotion and disease prevention initiative in partnership with African American-owned and -operated barbershops in several Pittsburgh communities. Health professionals (including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, nutritionists, health science students), public health educators, and health organizations volunteer their time to provide screening services and health education in the barbershops.TADay takes place in April in recognition of National Minority Health Month.
A short film premiere and panel discussion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) health complexities as part of LGBT History Month programs. Experiences of menstruation and reproductive health are nuanced. This premiere of the second film in the Cycle Series explores a transmasculine experience of menstruation from the perspective of Pittsburgh musician, Jude Benedict who discusses the intersection of gender identity and reproductive and menstrual health.
Join BCHS faculty and staff for additional orientation activities specific to the department. Welcome!
Please join us on Monday, July 29, 2 - 4:45 pm, in the Public Health Commons for the BCHS 2509 Poster Showcase. Students will be presenting their final projects. Hope to see you there!
PhD candidate Teagen O'Malley (BCHS '19) will be defending her dissertation on, "Expanding HIV Prevention Options for Women in Abusive Intimate Relationships: Exploring the Potential of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)."
PhD candidate Lycia Neumann (BCHS '19) will be defending her dissertation on "The Contribution of Managed Long-Term Services and Supports to Aging in Place: An Evaluation of the Use of Attendant Care Services to Avoid Nursing Facility Admissions."
PhD candidate Candice Biernesser (BCHS '19) will be defending her dissertation on, "Social Media and Adolescent Suicide: Exploring Risks, Benefits, and Opportunities for Prevention."
PhD candidate Kelly Williams (BCHS '19) will be defending her dissertation on, "Exploring the Identification and Treatment of Adolescent Anxiety in Primary Care: The Perceptions of Primary Care Providers."
PhD candidate Jordan Sang (BCHS '19) will be defending his dissertation on, "Assessing Relational Cognitions among Young Gay and Bisexual Men on Outcomes of HIV and Mental Health".
Social Dynamics and Community Health Speaker Series participants are invited to join the Public Health Dynamics Laboratory for a talk entitled “Depression’s Got a Hold of Me: Generational Trends in Substance Use and Mental Health Among U.S. Adolescents” by Katherine Keyes, associate professor of epidemiology at Columbia University. Keyes will provide a cross-generational and sociological framework to understand the connection between substance use and mental health among adolescents across birth cohorts from the last 40 years, with a particular focus on gender.
BCHS students, faculty, and alumni are invited to participate in this annual winter event! RSVP required.
Robert Coulter, PhD, MPH, is a Post-doctoral Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh. As a public health researcher, Dr. Coulter's mission is to reduce substance use and violence inequities for sexual and gender minority youth (SGMY; i.e., adolescents who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender [LGBT]). To accomplish this mission, he conduct three lines of inquiry: epidemiologic, intervention, and systems science research. Dr. Coulter's research agenda integrates these three approaches to (1) improve our understanding of the complex social mechanisms producing SGMY health inequities and (2) increase our knowledge about the impact of interventions on violence and substance use inequities for SGMY.
Kar-Hai Chu of Pitt's Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health will discuss his use of innovative techniques such as social network analysis (SNA) in exploratory and surveillance studies and interventions including recent work on the marketing and use of electronic cigarettes.
Winner of the 2018 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, the ProPublica series “LOST MOTHERS” explored why the U.S spends more per capita on health care than any other country, yet also has the highest rate of maternal mortality in the developed world. This reporting called out those culpable and showed a way forward that could save lives and families that are too often destroyed by preventable tragedies. Keynote speaker ADRIANA GALLARDO was among the reporters who captured the stories of hundreds of women and brings to our symposium a fresh perspective on the maternal experience, gaps in data and reporting, and how we can address issues of accountability.
Find out more at this all-day symposium hosted by Healthy Start, Inc. and the Center for Health Equity. Click to preregister ($40) or contact BCHS's Lora Ann Bray for details.
Cara E. Nikolajski will defend her dissertation, "Contraceptive and Family Planning Experiences, Priorities, and Preferences of Women with Serious Mental Illness."
The Violence Prevention Initiative at Pitt Public Health is pleased to host Tio Hardiman, executive director of Chicago's CeaseFire Violence Interrupters, Inc. whose model treats firearm violence as an infectious process and uses street-savvy interventionists to interrupt violence.
Firearm injury is a major public health challenge.In 2015 rates of homicide were 2.1 per 100,000 for whites but 17.2 per 100,000 for African Americans. Nonfatal firearm injuries by race were 4.7 vs. 58.6 per 100,000, respectively.
Hardiman's talk on “Interrupting the Cycle of Violence” will be followed by a discussion with panelists including BCHS's Richard Garland and Taili Thompson of the Allegheny County Health Department.
Robert Coulter will be defending his dissertation entitled, “Detecting, Understanding, and Reducing Substance Use, Mental Health, and Violence Disparities for Sexual- and Gender-Minority Youth and Emerging Adults."
Location: Stoner Conference Room, Second floor of the Keystone Building, 3520 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Lecture sponsored by The Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) and the Center for LGBT Health Research in conjunction with the National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit, Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics and Culture, Jan 17- Feb 25 with a one-day appearance in the lobby of Parran Hall on Feb 7.
This month's discussion article: Effect of Removal of Planned Parenthood from the Texas Women’s Health Program [Stevenson et al, 2016, NEJM], DOI: 10.1056/NEJMsa1511902
Luis G. Duran will present "Disgust, conservatism, and influenza prevention: An embodied cognitionapproach to health attitudes and intentions.”
Crabtree A115 February 9 | 3:15-4:15
Paul Gruenewald of the Prevention Research Center (PRC) and the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) will introduce new approaches to understanding and modeling the social foundations of drinking and associated risks for alcohol abuse, problems and dependence.
Grand Rounds sign-in will begin at 3:00 outside of A115.
This talk will introduce new approaches to understanding and modeling the social foundations of drinking and associated risks for alcohol abuse, problems and dependence. The approaches are strongly ecological, computational, and analytic. I argue that the social determinants of "having a drink" are multi-scale and complex, but analytically tractable. As such, drinking behaviors, understood as a whole, constitute a model social system that can be studied to elucidate the essential social dynamics of drug use, abuse and dependence. I begin to chart a course through this territory to enable future social ecological research to prevent alcohol problems.
Sponsored by the Pitt Public Health Office of the Dean & the BCHS Social Dynamics & CommunityHealth Speaker Series
Grand Rounds sign-in will begin at 3:00 outside of A115. Sign-in for GR credit will end promptly at 3:25. After this time no sign-ins will be permitted.
"Exploring Food Buying Practices in Low-income, Urban Food Deserts and Food Oases: A Tale of Two Cities"
Dr. Renee Walker’s research on disparities in obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease focuses on the role of social determinants of health, including socioeconomic position, neighborhood deprivation, poverty, race/ethnicity and racial discrimination, and residential neighborhood contexts. Her presentation will focus on concept mapping research that she did in Pittsburgh as part of her doctoral dissertation (DrPH ‘09) and in Boston during her training as a W.K. Kellogg Scholar and Yerby postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health. Sponsored by the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
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