A Health Policy Agenda Beyond the ACA

Presenter: Dr. Drew Altman CEO and President Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Description: Many Americans feel that commercial, political and ideological interests control the information that they consume. The Kaiser Family Foundation serves as an independent and non-partisan source of research, analysis and journalism for policymakers, the media and the general public. Kaiser aims to…

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)…

Ahmedabad Heat Action Plan: Improving City Resilience Against Extreme Heatwave

Presenter: Parthasarathi (Partho) Ganguly, MBBS, MD, MPhil Additional Professor Indian institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar Date: April 19, 2016 Description: This Webinar outlines the Ahmadebad Heat Action Plan developed to combat heat-related illness and mortality in the face of increasing temperatures and frequent heat waves in India.  Based on an analysis of local temperature data and…

Asian Health Disparities and Hepatitis B in the Era of Elimination

Presenter: Su Wang, MD, MPH Medical Director Center for Asian Health Saint Barnabas Medical Center Date: April 4, 2017 Description: More than half of the people infected with hepatitis B in America are Asian, despite this population having above average education and income.  This leads to their increased incidence of and mortality from liver cancer.…

Building Logic Models

Learners will build logic models based on a few scenarios – ranging from simple to complex.

Caring for Vulnerable Populations in School Health

Presenter: Natalie Mathurin, MD, MPH Medical Director at Student Health Services, School District of Philadelphia & Cheryl Lawrence, MD Medical Director at the Office of School Health-Family & Child Health, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Description: Dr. Mathurin and Dr. Lawrence describe the purpose and goals of programs developed to aid children that…

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…

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*)

Integration of Breast Density in Breast Cancer Screening and Risk Assessment

Presenter: Parisa Tehranifar, DrPH, MPH Assistant Professor Department of Epidemiology Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Date: March 7, 2017 Description:  Breast density is the comparison of fatty tissue to fibrous tissue on a mammogram. Among women with dense breasts, it may be more difficult to detect breast tumors with a mammogram alone. Additionally,…

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*)

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…

Non-cigarette Tobacco Products: Patterns of Use and Community-Level Prevention Strategies

Presenter: Daniel P. Giovenco, PhD, MPH Assistant Professor Department of Sociomedical Sciences Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Date: February 7, 2017 Description: Although cigarettes are still used by 15% of Americans and contribute significantly to premature morbidity and mortality in the United States, new non-cigarette tobacco products are becoming increasingly popular among youth…

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)

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

Understanding Depression Differences through a Dynamic Framework of Gender

P Presenter: Jonathan Platt, MPH, MPhil Psychiatric Epidemiology Fellow Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Description: Currently, the literature indicates that women are much more likely than men to be diagnosed with depression. While there have been some who try to attribute this difference to various research flaws, there is good…