Annual Conference

Health in Cities 2013 Conference


7:45-830 am - Continental Breakfast in The Lounge

8:30 am - Introduction and Welcome:  David Meltzer, MD, PhD, Director, Center for Health and the Social Sciences

8:45 am - Welcome and Opening Session:  University of Chicago Organizations Engaged in Health in Cities
Moderator: Sonya Malunda, Senior Associate Vice President, Community Engagement with the Office for Civic Engagement

8:50 am  Urban Network – Joshua Garoon, Coordinator of Research Programs, The Urban Network
9:00 am  Urban Health Initiative (UHI) Stacy LindauAssociate Professor, Obstetrics/Gynecology and Geriatrics; Principal Investigator, South Side Health and Vitality Studies and CommunityRx
9:10 am  Crime Lab – Harold Pollack, Co-Director, Crime Lab
9:20 am  Center for Health Administration Studies – Jeanne Marsh, Professor, School of Social Service Administration; Director, Center for Health Administration Studies

9:30am  Questions

10:00 am - 10:50 am  Session 1 – The Role of Theory in Studying Health in Cities
Moderator: Forrest Stuart, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and the College

10:00 am  Janna Johnson, Postdoctoral Fellow, NORC, Harris School: Does Moving Kill? The Effect of Migration on Older-Age Mortality
10:15 am   Carlos Villarreal, Research Analyst, Center for Population Economics: Where the Other Half Lives: Evidence on the Origin and Persistence of Poor Neighborhoods from New York City 1830-2011

10:30 am  Discussant – Robert Michael, Eliakim Hastings Moore Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Harris School of Public Policy Studies

10:40 am  Questions

11:00am - 12:30pm  Session 2 – Methods, Data, Infrastructurefor Studies of Health in Cities
Moderator: Brenda Battle, RN, BSN, MBA Vice President, Care Delivery Innovation, Urban Health Initiative, Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion 

11:00 am  Kate Cagney, Associate Professor, Sociology and Health Studies, Director, Population Research Center, NORC & University of Chicago: The Lakeside Development: Laying the Foundation for Research on Neighborhood Context and Health
11:10 am  Stacy Lindau, Associate Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Geriatrics, Director, South Side Health and Vitality Studies:HealtheRx: Connecting Health Care to Self-Care on Chicago's South Side
11:20 am  David Meltzer, Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and Economics and School of Public Policy, Director Center for Health and the Social Sciences, Chief of Section of Hospital Medicine: Chicago Learning Effectiveness Advancement Research Network (Chicago LEARN)
11:30 am  Habibul Ahsan, Louis Block Professor, Departments of Health Studies, Human Genetics, and Medicine; Associate Director (Population Research), Comprehensive Cancer Center: ChicagO Multiethnic Prevention and Surveillance Study (COMPASS)
11:40 am  Diane Lauderdale, Interim Department Chair and Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Health Studies: How Large A Role Could the Jail Have Played in the Spread of Community-Associated MRSA in Chicago? An Agent-Based Model Approach

12:00 pm  Discussant: Elaine Allensworth, Interim Executive Director, Consortium on Chicago School Research, Urban Education Institute

12:10 pm  Questions

12:30 - 1:50 pm  Lunch and Keynote Address in the Cloister Club
Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President 

2:00 - 3:00pm  Session 3 – Translation into Policy and Implementation
Moderator: Ellen Cohen, Executive Director, Center for Health & the Social Sciences 

2:00 pm  Jens Ludwig, McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy, Director, Crime Lab: Neighborhood Effects on the Long-Term Well-Being of Low Income Adults
2:20 pm   Harold Pollack, Helen Ross Professor, School of Social Service Administration, Co-director, Crime Lab: Crime and Health

2:40 pm  Discussant – Ed LaumannGeorge Herbert Mead Distinguished Service Professor in Sociology and in the College

3:15 - 4:15  Session 4 –Global Perspectives on Health in Cities
Moderator: Evan Lyon, Assistant Professor, Section of Hospital Medicine

3:00 pm  Funmi Olopade, Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine & Human Genetics; Associate Dean for Global Health; and Director, Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics: Overview of Resources
3:10 pm   John Schneider, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director, Global Health Programs:Networks of Men, HIV Care Center and Risk: Towards HIV Elimination in Cities
3:20 pm  Emily Oster, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business: HIV and Routes of Infection
3:30 pm   Dan Bennett, Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy: Drug Quality and the Indian Retail Pharmacy Market

3:40 pm  Discussant - Niranjin Karnik, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Chicago Medicine

4:30 – 5:00  Summary and Next Steps

5:00 – 6:30 pm  Reception in The Lounge