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Community Engagement & Population Health Research Program Seminars & Lectures

The Community Engagement and Population Health Research program hosts seminars and lectures to help research teams incorporate community engagement techniques into research projects. You can browse archived presentations below.

Enabling Healthy Behaviors through Policy and Environment Change
Presenter: Sonia Angell, MD, MPH
Deputy Commissioner, Division of Prevention and Primary Care, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

This lecture outlines the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygine’s approach to public health initiatives to reduce chronic diseases, including efforts to curb smoking and reduce trans fat intake.

Reducing Health Disparities in People with Mental Illness by Engaging Patients, Peers, and Mobile Technology
Presenter: Steve Bartels, MD, MS
Professor of Psychiatry and Community and Family Medicine
Director, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

This seminar explains mental illness as a high-cost health issue and health disparity. It examines the failure of conventional treatments to reduce early mortality and costs associated with mental illness, as well as challenges with implementing these treatments, and explores the possibilities of new methods that involve peers and mobile technologies.

From Community Partners in Care to the Health Neighborhood Initiative: Translating National Institutes of Health–Funded Science into Policy
Presenter: Bowen Chung, MD
Associate Professor-in-Residence, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles

This presentation describes a community-partnered participatory research project that established partnerships between the University of California and two communities in Los Angeles to improve mental health services for the homeless.

Structural Competency: New Medicine for Inequalities That Are Making Us Sick
Presenter: Helena B. Hansen, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
This seminar explains the systemic causes of health inequalities and examines how to assess social determinants of health to create structurally competent clinical interventions.

Understanding Patient and Stakeholder Engagement in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
Presenters: Darius Tandon, PhD; and Chau Trinh-Shevrin, DrPH
Associate Director, Center for Community Health, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Population Health

This workshop describes patient-centered outcomes research, methods for engaging patients and stakeholders in this type of research, and techniques for involving them in the research planning process.

Implementing, Disseminating, and Measuring Community-Based Participatory Research Interventions to Reduce Health Disparities
Presenter: Nina Wallerstein, DrPh, MPH
Director, Center for Participatory Research, University of New Mexico

This lecture describes the challenges associated with conducting community-based participatory research and recommendations for adopting these research methods and evaluating and measuring outcomes.

Motivational Interviewing Series

This series explains the foundation and skills of motivational interviewing—a communication style designed to help people recognize and resolve discrepancies between their current level of skills and their future goals and values—to help facilitate behavior change.

Part 1: Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

Part 2: Motivational Interviewing in Conversation with Older Adults

Part 3: Recognizing the Language of Change

Presenter: Franze de la Calle
Project Coordinator, Department of Population Health

The Harlem Health Advocacy Partners Series

This four-part presentation describes a New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene initiative that uses community health workers to improve health outcomes among New York City Housing Authority residents.

Part 1: A Commitment to Advancing Health Equity
Presenter: Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH
Associate Commissioner, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Part 2: Evaluating the Harlem Health Advocacy Partnership (HHAP) Initiative
Presenter: Lorna E. Thorpe, MPH, PhD
Vice Chair for Strategy and Planning, Department of Population Health

Part 3: Harlem Health Advocacy Partners (HHAP): A Place-Based Community Health Worker Initiative in Public Housing
Presenter: Nadia S. Islam, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Population Health

Part 4: The Harlem Health Advocacy Partners Program: A Place-Based Community Health Worker Initiative in Public Housing
Presenter: Mario Drummonds, MS, MBA, LCSW
Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership

Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Latino Youth

In this three-part series, Sue Kaplan, JD, a research associate professor in NYU Langone’s Department of Population Health , moderates a panel discussion covering the health needs of and community health interventions for Latino youth.

Part 1: Family-Based Approaches to Promote the Well-being of Latino Youth
Presenter: Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD, LCSW
NYU Silver School of Social Work

Part 2: Risk and Protective Factors among Latino Families: Implications for Intervention
Presenter: Esther J. Calzada, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Population Health

Part 3: NYC Young Men’s Initiative
Presenter: Krystal Reyes, MPA
Senior Advisor for Children and Family Services, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services