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Upcoming Events

  • Urban Health Summer Institute - Introduction to Community Based System Dynamics

    June 24, 2019 through June 28, 2019

    8:30 AM-12:00 PM

    Nesbitt Hall 3215 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

    • Everyone

    Community-Based System Dynamics (CBSD) is a participatory method for engaging and working with communities and organizations to address complex issues. Developed from group model building and system dynamics, CBSD is now being used around the world, both in research and practice, to engage diverse communities and organizations. This 5-day course provides an introduction to CBSD, with opportunities for participants to receive feedback on preliminary designs for their own CBSD work. Participants will build capabilities relevant to CBSD, including qualitative causal mapping skills, exposure to system dynamics simulation models, skills on identifying issues appropriate for CBSD, assessing community readiness, convening a core modeling team, workshop design and facilitation.

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  • Urban Health Summer Institute - What's in a Tweet? Social Media Analytics in Public Health

    June 24, 2019 through June 28, 2019

    8:30 AM-12:00 PM

    Nesbitt Hall 3215 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

    • Everyone
    In this applied course, students will collect “real time” social media data to answer their own research question. Students will apply descriptive statistics to analyze quantitative data, develop a codebook to examine qualitative data, and integrate the two approaches to complete a multi-method data analysis. Coursework will focus on organizing and interpreting data, and preparing and presenting data for diverse audiences.
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  • Urban Health Summer Institute - Introduction to Multilevel Analysis for Urban Health Research

    June 24, 2019 through June 28, 2019

    8:30 AM-12:00 PM

    Nesbitt Hall 3215 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

    • Everyone
     This course will review the fundamental principles of multilevel analysis and discuss how it differs from other analytical approaches. The type of questions for which multilevel analysis is most useful will be discussed. Students will learn how to specify, fit, and interpret multilevel models.
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  • Urban Health Summer Institute - Community-Based Participatory Research

    June 24, 2019 through June 28, 2019

    1:30 PM-5:00 PM

    Nesbitt Hall 3215 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

    • Everyone

    Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is an orientation to research that begins with community research interests and seeks to use the knowledge gained to inform action for community health improvements and social change. Although this approach to research is widely adopted in urban health and generally familiar to both community-based organizations and researchers, many still struggle with the lack of knowledge or experience with applying practical CBPR approaches to a pressing community health issue or potential research partnership.

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  • Urban Health Summer Institute - Data Visualization in R for Urban Health

    June 24, 2019 through June 28, 2019

    1:30 PM-5:00 PM

    Nesbitt Hall 3215 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

    • Everyone

    Improving the quality of data visualizations can help in communicating results more clearly and transparently to other scientists, stakeholders and the general public. This course will use a workshop format to help students build their own data visualization projects using R, with Urban Health examples. The five sessions will include:

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  • Urban Health Summer Institute - Introduction to Bayesian Analysis for Public and Urban Health

    June 24, 2019 through June 28, 2019

    1:30 PM-5:00 PM

    Nesbitt Hall 3215 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

    • Everyone
    Bayesian methods combine information from various sources and are increasingly used in biomedical and public health settings to accommodate complex data and produce readily interpretable output. This course will introduce students to Bayesian methods, emphasizing the basic methodological framework, real-world applications, and practical computing. Special consideration will be given to methods for spatial data analysis.
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  • Urban Health Summer Institute - GIS for Urban Health

    Friday, June 28, 2019

    1:30 PM-5:00 PM

    Nesbitt Hall 3215 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

    • Everyone

    Please note this course takes place over three days (Friday 1:30-5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 9:00am-4:30pm). The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to assess or evaluate urban health challenges, and potential solutions, with a focus on the Philadelphia context. Students are expected to have some prior experience with GIS and be familiar with acquiring spatial data, data management, symbolizing features and making maps, and data coordinate and projection systems.

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  • Urban Health Summer Institute - Introduction to Health Impact Assessment for Urban Health

    Friday, June 28, 2019

    1:30 PM-5:00 PM

    Nesbitt Hall 3215 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

    • Everyone

    Please note this course takes place over three days (Friday 1:30-5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 9:00am-4:30pm). Health Impact Assessment has been proposed by the World Health Organization as a key tool for health in all policies and has been widely used in the urban context. The course will describe the methods and utility of Health Impact Assessment (HIA) in urban areas. The steps for completing HIA will be learned through practical exercises.

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  • Urban Health Summer Institute - Crisis and Risk Communication in Urban Health

    Friday, June 28, 2019

    1:30 PM-5:00 PM

    Nesbitt Hall 3215 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

    • Everyone

    Please note this course takes place over 3 days. (Friday 1:30-5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 9:00am-4:30pm) The way information is communicated can make the difference between a successful or failed response in a public health disaster. Combining theory and practice, this course places an emphasis on the core principles of crisis and risk communication, examines how various audiences perceive and react to risk, and emphasizes the important role of effective communication before, during, and following a disaster. Through a series of readings, interactive lectures, case studies, and activities, students will learn how to better understand and communicate with communities affected by a crisis.

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  • Reimagining Health in Cities: Challenges and New Directions

    Thursday and Friday, September 5 & 6, 2019

    8:00 AM-5:30 PM

    Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health Nesbitt Hall 3215 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

    • Everyone
    Today’s cities face many challenges, including climate change, rising inequality, and health disparities. Yet urban environments offer optimum opportunities for the development of innovative programs and policies that can improve population health. The Drexel Urban Health Symposium brings together researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to spark conversations and new ideas about how to turn evidence into action, share creative methods and solutions, and stimulate debate among participants from diverse perspectives and fields.
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