Spring Research Symposium

The School of Public HealthBerkeley Population Center (BPC) and the Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging (CEDA) invite you to:

Spring Research Symposium: 

Healthy Communities Research at UC Berkeley 

Join us for lunch, comments from Dean Stefano Bertozzi, presentations by SPH faculty and guests, and a wine and cheese reception to follow!

Please RSVP on Eventbrite if you plan to attend. Contact Niki Shapiro with questions at nikishapiro@berkeley.edu or 510-664-4685.

Program Schedule:

12:00 p.m Registration

12:20 p.m. Welcome from Dean Bertozzi

12:30 p.m. SESSION 1:

Aligning Health Care and Social Determinants of Health

  • Stephen M. Shortell, PhD, MPH, MBA, “Evidence-based Interventions for Creating Accountable Communities for Health”
  • William Satariano, PhD, MPH, “Hospital Discharge Planning: What about the Patient's Neighborhood?”
  • PANELISTS: Claire Brindis, DrPH, MPH (UCSF), Pamela M. Schwartz, MPH (Kaiser Permanente)

1:30 p.m. Break

1:45 p.m. SESSION 2:

Community Approaches to Obesity Prevention

  • Kristine A. Madsen, MD, MPH, “A systems-based approach to curbing obesity”
  • Barbara Laraia, PhD, MPH, RD & Mahasin Mujahid, PhD, MS, “Building a Place-based Resource for Health Research: An Example of Use with A Managed Care Organization”
  • PANELISTS: Meredith Minkler, DrPH (UC Berkeley, SPH), Mary Pittman, DrPH (Public Health Institute)

2:45 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. SESSION 3:

Health in All Policies – Engaging with Richmond

  • Rachel Morello-Frosh, PhD, MPH, “Researching environmental exposures in Richmond: A community-engaged process”
  • Jason Corburn, PhD, “Health Equity in All Urban Policies: Insights from Richmond, California”
  • PANELISTS: Wendel Brunner, MD, PhD, MPH (Contra Costa Health Services), Ruben Lizardo (UC Berkeley, Government and Community Relations)

4:00 p.m. Wine and Cheese Reception

Kirk Smith publishes final report of the "100 Million Stoves Project"

Professor Kirk Smith and his team of researchers placed 1st in the 2010 Vodafone Americas Foundation Wireless Innovation Project. Their project, aimed towards addressing the efficiency and impact of stoves using wireless stove use monitors (wSUM), was chosen from about 100 applicants throughout the US.

To read more about Professor Smith's publication, check out his website at http://www.kirkrsmith.org. Or go directly to the publication here.