APHA Annual Meeting

Pitt Public Health students, faculty and alumni have a big presence each year at the annual APHA Annual Meeting & Expo, the largest and most influential annual gathering of public health professionals coming to present, learn and find inspiration. 

If you'll be participating this fall, be sure to touch base with your Pitt colleagues who will be presenting. Or, if you're unable to attend, stay up on what's happening via social media.

 


Minimize 2021 Presentations and Posters @ APHA | Denver

Thursday, October 21

9:30-11:00 AM

Parents intention to vaccinate children against COVID-19: Influences of vaccine intentions and seasonal influenza vaccination
Ashley Hill, DrPH, MPH1, Krissy Moehling Geffel, PhD, MPH2, Daniel R. Lavage, BS2, Alysia Davis, MPH2, Namita Dwarakanath, MPH3, Anna K. Ettinger, PhD, MPH1 and Maya I. Ragavan, MD, MPH, MS3
1UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2Pittsburgh, PA, 3University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

12:30-2:00 PM

Sexual identity differences in recognition of abuse, prevention behaviors, and care-seeking behaviors among adolescents seeking care at school-based health centers
Amber Hill, MD, PhD, MSPH1, Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD2 and Robert Coulter, PhD, MPH3
1University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, 2UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 3University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA

Evaluation of the trainings of the mid-Atlantic regional public health training center, 2018 to 2020
Patricia I. Documét, MD, DrPH1, Chinwoke Isiguzo, MPH1, Deena Blumenfeld, ERYT, RPYT, LCCE, FACCE1, Kimberly Francis, MS, MPA1, Leslie Fink2 and Elizabeth Van Nostrand, JD2
1University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA, 2University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2:00-3:30 PM

Wisewoman: Engaging underserved women in primarily hispanic communities in Pennsylvania through mujer poderosa/powerful woman
Leigh Anne Schmidt1, Molly Eggleston1, Diane J. Ollivier2, Audrey Maddox2, Monica Woodring, MBA-HM2 and Thistle Elias, DrPH, MPA3
1University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2Pennsylvania Department of Health, Harrisburg, PA, 3University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA

Friday, October 22

8:30-10:00 AM

Stigma in healthcare settings among individuals living with HIV in Pennsylvania
Sarah Krier, PhD, MPH1, Teagen O'Malley, PhD, MPH2, Corrine Bozich, MPH1, Brian Adams, PhD1, Robert Pompa, MSW, LCSW3 and Mackey Reuel Friedman, PhD, MPH1
1University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA, 3Jim Thorpe, PA

Public health genetics: How are we preparing the next generation of public health professionals?
Anastasia Jacko1, Andrea Durst, MS, DrPH, CGC1, Karen Niemchick, PhD, MHS2, Amy Ponte, PhD, MPH, MT(ASCP)3 and Stephen Modell, MD, MS4
1University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA, 2Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI, 3Retrophin, Inc., Beaufort, SC, 4University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI

Racial inequities in clinicians' drug testing of pregnant women
Abisola Olaniyan, MBBS, MPH1, Mary E. Hawk, DrPH1, Dara Mendez, PhD, MPH1, Steve M. Albert, PhD1 and Judy Chang, MD, MPH2
1University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA, 2Magee-Womens Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PA

10:00-11:30 AM

Breast, bottle, or both? breastfeeding experiences of immigrant somali mothers.
Chinwoke Isiguzo, MPH, Abisola Olaniyan, MBBS, MPH, Deena Blumenfeld, ERYT, RPYT, LCCE, FACCE and Patricia Documet, MD, DrPH
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA

11:30 AM-1:00 PM

Acceptability of a social media app to complement a social isolation reduction intervention among latinx youth during the COVID-19 pandemic
Cesar Escobar-Viera, Ph.D., M.D.1, Héctor Camilo Ruiz, Ph.D.2, Claudia Melendez-Ardiles2, Monica Ruiz, MSW3, Benjamin Gutschow3 and Patricia Documet, MD, DrPH4
1University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2Pittsburgh, PA, 3Casa San Jose, Pittsburgh, PA, 4University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA

1:00-2:30 PM

Developing a home-based, physical activity intervention with latinx parents of preschool children
Sharon Taverno Ross, PhD1, Patricia I. Documét, MD, DrPH2, Miranda Cerqueira, BS1 and Patricia Guevara, BS1
1University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA

Recalibrating community engagement in HIV planning during the COVID-19 pandemic
David Givens, PhD, MA, Brian Adams, PhD, MPH, Maura Bainbridge, PhD, MA, Corrine Bozich, MPH, M. Reuel Friedman, PhD, MPH and Sarah Krier, PhD, MPH
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2:30-4:00 PM

Partnering in a pandemic: Trials and triumphs
Thistle Elias, DrPH, MPA1, Brandi Boak, BA1, Jessica R. Thompson, MEd1, Brandon Ziats, MSW2 and Denise Jones, MA3
1University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA, 2Youth Opportunities Development, Clairton, PA, 3Youth Enrichment Services, Pittsburgh, PA

Sunday, October 24

2:30-2:45 PM

A public health lens on rural health
Wendy Braund, MD, MPH, MSEd, FACPM
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA

2:45-3:00 PM

Sexual misconduct prevention programs for black undergraduate women: A scoping review
Phoebe Balascio1, Lauren Risser2, Alyssa Lisle, MSW3, Ashley Hill, DrPH4, Rosemary Iwuanyanwu3, Alana Fields, PhD3, Jordan Pollard, MSW3 and Lynissa Stokes, PhD2
1University of Pittsburgh GSPH, Pittsburgh, PA, 2University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 3Pittsburgh, PA, 4Ferguson Fellowship, Baltimore, MD


Monday, October 25

10:30-10:45 AM

Women’s experiences with cash-only buprenorphine clinics for opioid use disorder: A qualitative study
Noelle Spencer, MSc1, Nicole Eng2, Leah Klocke, BA3, Marian Jarlenski, PhD, MPH1 and Elizabeth Krans, MD, MSc3
1University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA, 2University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 3Magee-Womens Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PA

12:30-1:45 PM

PrEP uptake and decision-making among US demonstration project participants
Teagen O'Malley, PhD, MPH1Harley Roth, MPH2, Mackey Reuel Friedman, PhD, MPH2 and Sarah Krier, PhD, MPH2
1University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA, 2University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Formative evaluation of a front desk program at a Latino community resource center
Stephanie Christian, MPH1, Monica Ruiz, MSW2, Veronica Lozada2 and Patricia Documet, MD, DrPH1
1University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA, 2Casa San Jose, Pittsburgh, PA

Tuesday, October 26

8:50-8:55 AM

Racism as a public health crisis: Part II
Tiffany Gary-Webb, PhD
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA

9:15-9:30 AM

A longitudinal analysis of stress during the covid-19 pandemic in a pregnant and postpartum population
Serwaa Omowale, LMSW1, Andrea Casas, MPH2, Yu-Hsuan Lai, MSPH1, Sarah Sanders, MPH1, Ashley Hill, DrPH3, Meredith Wallace, PhD1, Stephen Rathbun, PhD, MS4, Tiffany Gary-Webb, PhD2, Esa Davis, MD, MPH1, Lora Burke, PhD, MPH1 and Dara Mendez, PhD, MPH2
1University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA, 3Ferguson Fellowship, Baltimore, MD, 4University of Georgia, Athens, GA

12:30-1:45 PM

Sexual health communication, sexual consent and condom use among college students: Implications for sexually transmitted infection prevention
Ashley Hill, DrPH1, Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD2Briana Edison, MPH3, Lynissa Stokes, Ph.D.4 and Robert Coulter, PhD, MPH3
1Ferguson Fellowship, Baltimore, MD, 2UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 3University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA, 4University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Condom use behaviors and associations of sexual communication efficacy and condom discussions among young black women in the United States.
Laurenia Mangum, LMSW1 and Jaih Craddock, PhD, MSW, MA2
1University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2University of Maryland, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

Feasibility of cuenta conmigo, a remote mindfulness intervention to reduce social isolation among latinx youth during the COVID-19 pandemic
Patricia Documet, MD, DrPH1, Hector Camilo Ruiz, Ph.D.2, Claudia Melendez-Ardiles2, Monica Ruiz, MSW3, Benjamin Gutschow3 and Cesar Escobar-Viera, MD, PhD4
1University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA, 2Pittsburgh, PA, 3Casa San Jose, Pittsburgh, PA, 4University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Wednesday, October 27

8:45-9:00 AM

Heart health experiences of rural Appalachian women: A community-engaged study
Jessica R. Thompson, MEd1, Lindsay Pelcher, BS1, Nancy Schoenberg, PhD2, Thistle Elias, DrPH, MPA1 and Jessica G. Burke, PhD1
1University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA, 2Dept. of Behavioral Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

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faculty, students, and alumni present work at APHA

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Mara Hollander shares her research on opioid prescribing and physician relationships with pharmaceutical companies 

Mara Hollander shares her research on opioid prescribing and physician relationships with pharmaceutical companies

APHA  - Mara Hollander (HPM) presented a poster titled Financial Relationships with Pharmaceutical Companies are Related to Increased Opioid Prescribing at APHA's 2018 annual meeting. Hollander matched Medicare Part D claims from Pennsylvania clinicians with 2014 Open Payments data. The final sampl... (11/24/2018)
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Thistle Elias and Yuae Park share their research examining barriers preventing participants in the WISEWOMAN program from implementing healthy lifestyle changes 

Thistle Elias and Yuae Park share their research examining barriers preventing participants in the WISEWOMAN program from implementing healthy lifestyle changes

APHA - Professor Thistle Elias (and alumna, BCHS '12) and doctoral student Yuae Park (BCHS '20) share their research examining the barriers preventing some participants in the WISEWOMAN (WW) program from implementing healthy lifestyle changes at APHA's 2018 annual meeting. The researchers interview... (11/24/2018)
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Student Abigail Cartus shares the results of a study on Pittsburgh household characteristics and birth weights 

Student Abigail Cartus shares the results of a study on Pittsburgh household characteristics and birth weights

APHA - Doctoral student Abigail Cartus (EPI) presented a poster at APHA's 2018 annual meeting titled Neighborhood-level housing characteristics and birth weight in Pittsburgh, PA, 2009-2013. In this study, Cartus, EPI professor Dara Mendez, and colleagues analyzed data on all singleton births in th... (11/24/2018)

Minimize About the APHA Annual Meeting

Thousands of public health professionals come together at the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting & Expo to learn, network and advance their careers.

Who will be there?

The people who make a difference in public health:

  • Professionals at the global and national levels, including past surgeons general and heads of health organizations around the world.
  • Leaders from state and local health departments.
  • Educators, including professors and deans from the leading public health schools and programs.
  • Most importantly, YOU will be there, making connections and educating those around you.


What will I learn?

More than 4,000 abstracts are presented at the Annual Meeting on topics covering all areas of public health. Take a peek into the many sessions you’ll be able to attend using APHA's Online Program. View session details and specific abstracts to make the most of your time during the meeting. There is something for everyone.  Check out a number of must-attend sessions and events on the APHA Schedule at a Glance.

 

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