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2015 American Public Health Association (APHA)

APHA's Annual Meeting & Exposition is where public health professionals convene, learn, network and engage with peers. With the Annual Meeting, we strengthen the profession of public health, share the latest research and information, promote best practices and advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research. 

Come experience APHA in Chicago, Oct. 31 - Nov. 4. View the Online Program for a full list of sessions and events. 

Sunday, November 1, 2015
 
Debbie Barrington, PhD MPH, Department of Human Science, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Effect of federally-funded school nutrition programs on childhood blood pressure
 
David Grande, MD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Carolyn Cannuscio, ScD, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Engaging food service workers in the prevention of food-allergy related adverse events
 
Monday, November 2, 2015
 
Meredith Barrett, PhD, Propeller Health, San Francisco, CA
David Van Sickle, PhD, Propeller Health, Madison, WI
Olivier Humblet, ScD, Propeller Health, San Francisco, CA
Identifying environmental drivers of asthma hotspots in Louisville, Kentucky, using sensors to capture spatially-explicit, real-time data on inhaler use: AIR Louisville program
 
Alison M. Buttenheim, PhD, MBA, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, Leonard Davis Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
A formative evaluation of a mHealth program to improve management of childhood diarrheal disease among caregivers in Peru
 
Alison M. Buttenheim, PhD, MBA, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, Leonard Davis Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Development of a Health program to improve childhood illness management in a resource-limited setting in Peru
 
Magdalena Cerda, PhD, Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University, New York, NY
Medical Marijuana Laws, Marijuana Use, and Annual Opioid Analgesic Sales in the United States
 
Magdalena Cerda, PhD, Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University, New York, NY
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) factor structure among survivors of the 2010 Haitian Earthquake: Adjudicating heterogeneous post-disaster PTSD dimensionality
 
Natalie Crawford, PhD, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Drug use discrimination predicts formation of high-risk social ties
 
Mark Hatzenbuehler, PhD, Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY
Associations between Supportive School Climates and Alcohol Drinking Patterns among U.S. High School Students
 
Summer Sherburne Hawkins, Graduate School of Social Work, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
Co-residence with Grandparents and the Body Mass Index (BMI) during Adolescence and Early Adulthood
 
Sara Johnson, Ph.D., M.P.H., Department of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Maternal Subjective Social Status, Psychological Distress and Parent-Child Relationship
 
Briana Mezuk, PhD, Department of Family Medicine and Population Health, Division of Epidemiology, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA
Diabetes Causation Beliefs among Latinos with Type 2 Diabetes: “That's the key to a little bit of understanding between the doctor and the patient”
 
Cassandra Okechukwu, ScD, MSN, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA
Pressure to take shortcuts predicts injury-related absences among construction workers
Cassandra Okechukwu, ScD, MSN, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA
Work-family support and climate impact nursing home care quality: Findings from a mixed method study
 
Cassandra Okechukwu, ScD, MSN, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA
Weight and shape control behaviors among young transgender women: Findings from Project Body Talk
 
Christina Roberto, PhD, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
Marketing Healthier Packaged Foods
 
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
 
Allison Aiello, UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Using social networks and smart phones to uncover the social determinants of respiratory infection transmission
 
Erika A. Blacksher, PhD, Bioethics and Humanities, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Preventing disease and promoting health: An argument against the use of interventions that stigmatize
 
Sarah A. Burgard, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Recessions and health: Recent evidence, points of debate, and new directions
 
Alison M. Buttenheim, PhD, MBA, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, Leonard Davis Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Carolyn Cannuscio, ScD, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Integrating Evidence-Based Public Health into the MPH Curriculum
 
Alison M. Buttenheim, PhD, MBA, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, Leonard Davis Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Vaccination status of children exempted from school-entry immunization mandates
Integrating Evidence-Based Public Health into the MPH Curriculum
Vaccination Exemption Laws' Influence on Physicians' Attitude Toward Alternative Vaccination Schedules
 
Alison M. Buttenheim, PhD, MBA, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, Leonard Davis Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Motivators and barriers concerning Chagas disease indoor residual spraying campaigns in Arequipa, Peru
 
Natalie Crawford, PhD, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Impact of a pharmacy-based intervention to increase access to use non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention among a marginalized population in New York City: The iPEPcare study
 
Natalie Crawford, PhD, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Impact of an educational video on knowledge of non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention among a high-risk New York City population: The iPEPcare study
 
Douglas Jutte, MD, MPH, Build Healthy Places Network, San Francisco, CA
Unprecedented Opportunities at the Intersection of Community Development and Health
 
Briana Mezuk, PhD, Department of Family Medicine and Population Health, Division of Epidemiology, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA
Ethnic Identity, Education, and Diabetes in Adult Latinos: Evidence of Ethnic Identity as an Underlying Mechanism of the Latino Health Advantage
 
Selena Ortiz, PhD, Pennsylvania State University, Gregory H. Wolf Professor of Health
Policy and Administration Department of Health Policy and Administration
Ethical conduct of public health practice and research in challenging situations   
 
Mark C. Pachucki, PhD, Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Gender diversity of boys' social networks is associated with their weight status
 
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 : 9:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
 
Sarah A. Burgard, Department of Sociology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Belinda L. Needham, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI
Sudden Loss of Net Worth and Insomnia in Late Middle Age: Results from the Health and Retirement Study
 
Magdalena Cerda, PhD, Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University, New York, NY
Is there empirical evidence for a universal posttraumatic stress disorder factor structure? A systematic review
 
Belinda Needham, School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Social Disparities in Telomere Length among Older U.S. Adults: Differences by Race/Ethnicity, Gender, and Age
 
Christina Roberto, PhD, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
Simple, salient and scientific: Strategies for presenting nutrient information on Nutrition Facts Labels (NFLs) that promote consumer understanding