A Commitment to Advancing Health Equity

Presenter: Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH   Associate Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Director, Center for Health Equity Date: August 4th, 2015 Description: Dr. Aletha Maybank discusses the Center for Health Equity’s revitalization of a de-centralized, multi-level, “inside-outside” approach to addressing health inequities in New York City. She suggests that collaboration between city…

A Few Thoughts on Spatio-Temporal Epidemiology

Employing techniques of spatial statistical analysis can provide important insights in research studies. In this webinar, Dr. Jaymie Meliker provides a historical perspective on GIS, spatial software tools, and spatial data; describes the importance of space-time data and software; argues why spatial statistical analysis is important; and explains examples of cluster analyses of early and late stage breast cancer, cancer clusters in case-control residential histories, and space-time exposure reconstruction over the life-course.

Advanced Program Evaluation

Learn how to complete the advanced program evaluation tasks. Using the CDC Program Evaluation Framework, learners will connect each step of the framework with a section of the evaluation plan.

Adventures in Microbe Hunting

W. Ian Lipkin, MD delivered an exciting lecture entitled “Adventures in Microbe Hunting” at Columbia University on October 10, 2012. Drawing on personal experiences in pathogen discovery, surveillance and outbreak response, Dr. Lipkin impressed the audience with his lecture on the science and methodology of identifying new pathogens, one of the fastest evolving areas in public health.

Climate Change, Extreme Weather, Natural Disaster, and Human Health & Integrating Climate and Public Health Data into the Hazard Vulnerability Analysis Process

Part I: Climate Change, Extreme Weather, Natural Disaster, and Human Health Presenter: Shao Lin, MD, PhD, MPH Professor Research Director of Global Health Program University of Albany, New York School of Public Health Description: The first half of this webinar focuses on the specific health risks associated with extreme weather conditions.  High temperatures and humidity…

Evaluating a Public Health Program

Final training in the Program Evaluation training series. Learn about the standards and steps of a public health program evaluation.
(Launched: September 2011, Reviewed: August 2015*)

Facilitating Focus Groups

Focus groups are commonly used in the field of public health and are especially appropriate in pursuing “how” and “why” questions. Learn how to plan and moderate a focus group using specific skills, strategies, and techniques.

Introduction to Logic Models

Second in the Program Evaluation training series. Learn about the components of a logic model and how to create your own. (Launched: August 2011, Reviewed: August 2015*)

Introduction to Mixed Methods

The following course is designed to provide the learner with an introduction to the benefits of mixed methods, different mixed methods research designs, and methods of analyzing and integrating mixed methods data.

Introduction to Qualitative Analysis with ATLAS.ti

This module covers foundational information on qualitative research, how to design a rigorous qualitative study within the confines of limited time and resources, and the basic steps of the analysis process using ATLAS.ti.

Introduction to Qualitative Research

Learners will explore the most common approaches to and data collection methods in qualitative research.

Investigation of Causes of Higher Mortality among African American Breast Cancer Patients

Presenter: Kitaw Demissie, MD, PhD Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology Director, Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities Rutgers School of Public Health, Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences Reflection Questions: How do the temporal trends in breast cancer incidence and mortality compare between African Americans and European Americans in the past 30 years? What are…

Moderating a Focus Group

A focus group is a type of qualitative research technique used to gain information about a specific issue from a group of individuals who have some common interest or characteristic. Focus groups are commonly used in the field of public health and are especially appropriate in pursuing “how” and “why” questions. This webinar taught specific skills, strategies, and techniques a moderator should use to plan for and conduct a focus group.

Moving Beyond ‘Socioeconomic Status’ to Social Class Processes in Public Health

Presenter: Seth Prins, PhD, MPH Postdoctoral Research Fellow Department of Sociomedical Sciences and Department of Social Work, Columbia University Description: It is well known that there is a “social gradient of health,” or an inverse relationship between socioeconomic status and physical and mental health. However, most public health professionals conceptualize socioeconomic status using a stratificationist…

Moving Public Health Practice Upstream: A Case Study on the Minimum Wage

Description: The social determinants of health, or the structures and economic systems that shape patterns of wellness and illness, can be considered “upstream” causes of health that then influence downstream factors like obesity and teen pregnancy. Upstream factors are broad, deeply entrenched in our society, and can appear daunting to change. While public health often…

Moving Public Health Practice Upstream: How Public Health Can Take On The Alcohol, Tobacco, and Food and Beverage Industries

Description: Tobacco and alcohol use and the consumption of unhealthy foods and beverages are all major causes of preventable deaths and disease in the United States and around the world. While individuals are responsible for the use and consumption of these substances, this module emphasizes how public health can take a new approach to this issue:…

Program Development & Evaluation

The basics of the program development process, including problem identification, planning, implementation and evaluation. First in the Program Evaluation training series.
(Launched: April 2011, Reviewed: August 2015)

The New York State Department of Health Climate and Health Profile

Presenter: Asante Shipp-Hilts, MPH Program Coordinator, Office of Public Health Practice New York State Department of Health Date: March 30, 2016 Description: This webinar outlines the New York Climate and Health Profile Report, compiled as part of the BRACE (Building Resistance Against Climate Effects) initiative.  It describes the climate trends being observed in New York State and their…

Using Geographic Information Science to Advance Health Equity and Environmental Justice

Presenter: Andrew Maroko, PhD Associate Director Lehman College Urban GISc Lab CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy Date: May 2, 2017 Description: Environmental factors have an important impact on the health of communities.  Public health professionals may use geographic information sciences (GIS) to assess the health of communities by analyzing exposure, or…