“School to Prison” to “School Again”: Preparing a New Workforce to Address Health Disparities

Presenter: Robert Fullilove, EdD Professor of Sociomedical Sciences Associate Dean, Community and Minority Affairs Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Date: January 5th, 2016 Description: Mass incarceration is one of the leading contributors of health disparities, with a disproportionately large percentage of African American and Latino men experiencing incarceration during their lifetime.  Having ever…


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…

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Adapting Evidence-Based Interventions for New Populations and Settings

 Presenter: Rachel C. Shelton, ScD, MPH Assistant Professor, Sociomedical Sciences   Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Date: July 7th, 2015 Description: Dissemination and implementation sciences are defined as the systematic study of how a specific set of activities and designated strategies are used to successfully adopt and integrate an evidence-based public health intervention (EBI)…

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Breast Cancer Screening and other Health Behaviors among Latinas

Presenter: Dr. Ana Abriado-Lanza Associate Professor Sociomedical Sciences Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Description: In this webinar, Dr. Ana Abriado-Lanza gives an overview of the break down of the Latino population living in the United States, linking these statistics to breast cancer screening disparities between Latinas and non-Hispanic whites.  Through description of relevant…

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Collaborating with Churches to Conduct and Disseminate Evidence-based Health Promotion

Presenter: Gina Wingood, ScD Sid and Helaine Lerner Professor of Public Health Promotion Sociomedical Sciences Columbua University Mailman School of Public Health Date: February 2, 2016 Recommended Pre-Webinar Reading: Comparative Effectiveness of a Faith-Based HIV Intervention for African American Women: Importance of Enhancing Religious Social Capital Reflection Questions: Why may faith-based HIV prevention programs in…

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Communicating Public Health: Message Design Strategies to Promote Awareness and Action to Address the Social Determinants of Health

Presenter: Jeff Niederdeppe, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Cornell University Date: October 28th, 2014 Description: Dr. Niederdeppe discusses discuss public health advocates can use message framing, narratives and visual imagery to shape public opinion and debate on the social conditions that shape the health and well-being of populations   Click on the appropriate button to begin. I do…


Critical Consciousness-based Health Promotion Interventions for Racial and Sexual Minority Populations

Presenter: Patrick Wilson, PhD Associate Professor Sociomedical Sciences Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Description: Critical Consciousness involves becoming aware of the broader social, political, and cultural forces that perpetuate oppression and inequality. Helping to raise individuals’ awareness and recognition of such forces in their daily lives can fuel empowerment, self-esteem, and other precursors…

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Energy Insecurity: Understanding its Dimensions and Implications for Public Health

 Presenter: Diana Hernandez, PhD, Assistant Professor, Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, JPB Environmental Health Fellow, Harvard School of Public Health Date: June 2nd, 2015 Description: Housing, food, and household energy are basic needs; however, energy is often neglected in the scheme of insecurities. In this webinar, Dr. Diana Hernandez describes the three key components of…


From Concepts to Practice: Health Equity, Health Inequities, Health Disparities, and Social Determinants of Health

This module is meant to give the participant a broad overview of health equity, health inequities, health disparities and social determinants of health. It reviews definitions of each as well as examples based on the standards of Healthy People 2020. It also provides suggestions for action for public health professionals.   This module was developed in…


From Theory to Practice: School Health Programming as a Public Health Framework for Vulnerable Urban Communities

Presenter: Dr. Caroline Volel, MD, MPH Field Physician, Office of School Health City Medical Specialist 1, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Assistant Professor, Population and Family Health, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Description: In this webinar, Dr. Volel describes the historical and political context of school health practices and discusses…


Health Literacy: What is it? Why does it matter to health disparities? What can you do about it to advance health equity?

Gretchen Van Wye, PhD, MA, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau of Vital Statistics, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

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Housing as an Intermediary Determinant of Health and Points of Intervention to Reduce Disparities

Housing is where our economic, social, and personal lives come together. In this webinar, Dr. Angela Aidala and Dr. Robert Fullilove discuss housing as an intermediary social determinant of health and health equity. Fundamental determinants of health are macro-level cultural and economic policies, practices and dynamics that affect the socioeconomic position of individuals, groups and…


Immigration and Health Disparities: Beyond Acculturation

Lisa M. Bates, ScD, Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health


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…


Moving Public Health Practice Upstream to Reduce Health Inequities

Presenter: Nicholas Freudenberg, DrPH  Distinguished Professor of Public Health Faculty Director, New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College City University of New York School of Public Health and Hunter College Date: September 1st, 2015 Recommended pre-webinar reading: Freudenberg, N., Franzosa, E, Chisholm, J., Libman, K. (2015). New approaches for moving upstream: How state and local…


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 webinar emphasizes how public health can take a new approach to this…


Public Health and Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Health Webinar Series, Part III: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Research and Implications, an Interview

Presenters: Deborah Faust Director of Family Wellness & Suicide Prevention Co-Director of Building Connections Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. Heather Larkin, PhD Associate Professor School of Social Welfare University of Albany (SUNY) Description: Adverse childhood experiences (ACE) are experiences while growing up that deeply impact a young person and profoundly affect emotional…

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Sex Differences in the Relation Between Social Stressors and Obesity

Presenter: Shakira F. Suglia, ScD, MS Associate Professor Epidemiology Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Date: April 5th, 2016 Description: In this webinar, Dr. Suglia provides an overview of the physiological responses to stressors and their relationship to obesity.  Stressors have a significant impact on mental and physical health, with high levels of stress associated with…


Social Conditions as Fundamental Causes of Health Inequalities: Theory and Evidence

Bruce G. Link, PhD, Co-director, Center for Social Inequalities and Health
Director, Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health


Strategic information for ending HIV epidemics: Comparative effectiveness of evidence-based HIV interventions at scale

Presenter: Denis Nash, PhD Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics CUNY School of Public Health Date: December 1st, 2015   Description: In this webinar, Dr. Denis Nash describes the challenges of designing and implementing impact evaluations of large-scale public health programs/ initiatives to scale in “real-world” settings. Despite demonstrated effectiveness in research settings, program implementers often…


Structural Factors and Sexual Orientation Health Disparities in Adolescent Substance Use: A Multi-level Analysis

Presenter: M. Somjen Frazer In this webinar, Ms. Frazer discusses the substance use disparities among sexual minority youth, specifically in the realms of tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana and other drugs. She discusses why these disparities exist, and explores what the structural determinants of these disparities are, including structural stigma and policy environments. Following the webinar,…


Structural Stigma and the Health of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Populations

Mark L. Hatzenbueler, PhD
Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Social Inequalities and Health at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health

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Syndemics and HIV among Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) in the U.S.: Understanding Risk in Context

Presenter: Patrick Wilson, PhD, MA, Associate Professor, Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Date: May 5th, 2015 Description:  Syndemics offer a useful framework through which we can potentially explain enhanced HIV risk among MSM in that it describe “clustering” of diff physiological and sociological epidemics by person, place, or time. Dr. Patrick…


The National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Healthcare Review

Presenter: Carolyn Daniels, D.H.Sc, M.Ed. Executive Director Office of Minority and Multicultural Health New Jersey Department of Health Date: June 7, 2016 Description: This webinar covers a brief history of the Cultural and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards, the overview and importance of implementing CLAS, CLAS Standards, implementation strategies, the Title VI Civil Rights Act, and…

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Understanding and Combating Resistance to Online Learning

Presenter: John Vivolo Director of Online and Virtual Learning NYU-ePoly/Enterprise Learning Date: October 6th, 2015 Recommended pre-webinar reading: Online Learning Consortium Survey Reports  Online Learning Consortium Infographic Reflection Questions: Why do learners and faculty still resist online learning? What are the important proactive steps an organization can take to combat resistance before the start of an online learning…