Persistent and Emerging Issues in Population Health Science

September 19-21, 2016

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Support for this conference was provided by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


Keynote Participants

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  • Thomas Abt, Senior Research Fellow for the Innovation in Citizen Security Project with The Growth Lab at the Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University and Harvard Kennedy School (Moderator)

  • Merlin Chowkwanyun, Donald H. Gemson Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University

  • Courtney Cogburn, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Columbia University School of Social Work

  • Dorothy Daley, Professor, School of Public Affairs & Administration and the Environmental Studies Program, University of Kansas

  • Susan Dentzer, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation, Former Senior Health Policy Advisor, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Former Editor-in Chief of Health Affairs, and Former on-air Health Correspondent for PBS NewsHour

  • Abdul El Sayed, Executive Director & Health Officer, Detroit Health Department, City of Detroit

  • Dan Fagin, Professor of Journalism and director of the Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program, New York University and Author of Tom’s River (via Skype)

  • Marc Gourevitch, Chair, Department of Population Health, NYU School of Medicine

  • James Jackson, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, & Research Professor in the Research Center for Group Dynamics, University of Michigan

  • Shiriki Kumanyika, Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, Research Professor in Community Health and Prevention at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health & Immediate Past President of the American Public Health Association

  • David Lakey, Associate Vice Chancellor of Population Health, The University of Texas System & Senior Vice President for Population Health, UT Health Northeast

  • James S. Marks, Executive Vice President of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

  • Andrew Papachristos, Associate Professor of Sociology, Yale University

  • Neil Sharkey, Vice President for Research, Penn State University

  • Yonette F. Thomas, science advisor for urban health to the New York Academy of Medicine, senior research advisor with the Association of American Geographers, and Voluntary Associate Professor at University of Miami - Miller School of Medicine

  • Michael Yudell, Associate Professor and Chair, Community Health & Prevention, Drexel University