Neighborhoods and Cardiometabolic Health in Disadvantaged Communities
Thursday, May 16, 2019
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
The department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Dornsife presents Tiffany L. Gary-Webb, PhD, MHS, associate professor and director of the Health Equity Certificate Program Departments of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences and Epidemiology University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
This presentation will review the literature on neighborhood SES and built environment in on cardiometabolic outcomes including BMI, blood pressure and diabetes. Gary-Webb will discuss her work in this area including the PHRESH Heart Study- a natural experiment study aiming to understand how neighborhood revitalization on the food and physical activity environments and housing impacts cardiometabolic outcomes in predominantly African American neighborhoods.
Gary-Webb has held faculty positions at several other top-tiered Schools of Public Health including the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Gary-Webb is an accomplished researcher having authored or co-authored over 90 scientific publications including journal articles, book chapters, and editorials. Her current research agenda is the culmination of 20 years of experience working to understand the social/environmental determinants of chronic disease and implementing interventions to improve prevention and control.
Her research program is divided into three defined areas: 1) the social determinants of diabetes and obesity, 2) interventions to improve diabetes outcomes for Minority populations, and 3) translation of research findings to practice and real-world evaluation.
Gary-Webb has held leadership positions in several national organizations including the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Council on Black Health (CBH). She is now expanding her national and international reach to work on larger structural issues that will affect the nation’s progress toward understanding and eliminating health disparities.