2017 CUGH Conference
Satellite Events | Urban Health, A Global Challenge

Urban Health, A Global Challenge
Thursday, April 6, 2017
1.00pm to 5.00pm
Room: Columbia 1

Washington Hilton Hotel - Dupont Circle

This half-day session occurs prior to the start of the 8th Annual CUGH Global Health Conference. Registration for the satellite session on Urban Health is separate from registration for the 8th Annual CUGH Conference.

- Registration is free but required.

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Georgetown University

This session will focus on the complexities surrounding the determinants of health in dynamic urban settings, its implications for governance and policy (including promising approaches), and critical directions for research, innovation, and teaching for to more effectively respond to these challenges. 

This 4-hour session will consist of 2 panels, one which focuses on governance and policy issues, and the other on research and education, with an opportunity for guided discussion following each panel. The session will begin with a poll to assess audience awareness of critical issues related to urban health that require urgent issues that the university community should address. Poll questions will be reviewed at the end of the session.

Session Chair | John Balbus, Senior Advisor for Public Health Director, NIEHS-WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Sciences

• Complex Systems and Mapping | Gina Lovasi, Associate Professor of Urban Health, Co-Director of the Urban Health Collaborative, Drexel University

• Private Sector in Health | Alayne Adams, Associate Professor, Department of International Health, Georgetown University

• Migrant Health | Jennifer Bouey, Associate Professor, Department of International Health, Georgetown University

• Pandemic Preparedness | Rebecca Katz, Associate Professor, Department of International Health, and Director of the Center for Global Health Science and Security, Georgetown University

• Intersectoral Action
| Jessica Kritz, Assistant Research Professor, Institute for Reproductive Health and Department of Government's Conflict Resolution Program, Georgetown University

• Syndemics
| Emily Mendenhall, Assistant Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

• Policy Maker Education
| David Vlahov, Professor, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco