Health And… Data Science and Public Action Conference

Society — and the health sector in particular— is increasingly rich in big data, with more powerful computational and analytic tools at hand than ever before. But will these capabilities actually lead to improved population health and health equity? The “Health And… Data Science and Public Action” conference, hosted by the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health on May 21, 2018, will explore how researchers, the health sector, and communities can innovate in using data to improve health and well-being — and in putting data into citizen hands to catalyze action.

Bringing together leading innovators in multiple sectors, the conference will include presentations and discussion about:

  • Novel data solutions for improving population health, healthcare delivery, and public engagement
  • How to use data to advance policy through cross-sectoral collaboration
  • How coalitions can present data in compelling ways to inspire action, such as visualization and story-telling

Speakers include:

  • Nate Silver, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, FiveThirtyEight
  • Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, former Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Professor of Medicine, UT Austin Dell Medical School
  • Farzad Mostashari, MD, Co-Founder and CEO, Aledade
  • Toyin Ajayi, MD, MPhil, Chief Health Officer and Co-Founder, Cityblock Health
  • Sonia Angell, MD, MPH, Deputy Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Division of Prevention and Primary Care
  • Amen Ra Mashariki, PhD, Head of Urban Analytics, Esri, and former New York City Chief Analytics Officer
  • Mark Abraham, Executive Director, DataHaven
  • Dave A. Chokshi, MD, MSc, Chief Population Health Officer, New York City Health + Hospitals
  • Julia Lane, PhD, Professor, NYU Wagner and the NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress
  • Lisa A. Marsch, PhD, Director, Dartmouth Center for Technology and Behavioral Health, and Professor, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College
  • Kathy Ko Chin, MS, President and CEO, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
  • Leora Horwitz, MD, MHS, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Healthcare Innovation and Delivery Science, Department of Population Health, NYU Langone Health
  • Marc Gourevitch, MD, MPH, Chair, Department of Population Health, NYU Langone Health

The conference will take place at NYU Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South, in New York City.

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The Health And... Conference Series

With the goal of translating research into action to improve urban population health, the “Health And…” Conference series brings together leading investigators, policymakers, practitioners, and community leaders who work at the intersection of health and its many determinants. Throughout the day, we highlight the latest findings, identify front-line innovations, develop pressing questions to investigate, and define promising policies and partnerships in order to advance population health and health equity.

We have held two Health And.. conferences, Health And...Place, Education, Healthcare in 2016 and Health And… Racial Equity and Urban Well-Being in 2017.

For questions, please contact DPHconference@nyumc.org.