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UHC Faculty, Staff, and Students Participating in the International Conference on Urban Health in Valencia, Spain

October 5, 2022

From October 24 - 27, 2022, Urban Health Collaborative faculty, staff, and students will participate in the 18th International Conference on Urban Health (ICUH) in Valencia, Spain, hosted by the International Society for Urban Health. The theme for ICUH 2022 is Growing Our Global Community. Driving Action. Ensuring Equity. The conference aims to connect all global stakeholders working within the urban health realm to drive action and ensure equity across cities and regions. ICUH 2022 will take place in-person and will also offer some sessions virtually.

Last year, Salud Urbana en América Latina (SALURBAL) study of the LAC Urban Health Network, hosted the 17th annual meeting which was virtual. Learn more about last year’s event here.

Below are sessions that the UHC community will be taking part in.

  • Dustin Fry (1) “Virtual Audits in Google Street View: Toward Best Practices for an Emerging Method.” (2) “Measuring Neighborhood Physical Disorder with Google Street View Imagery.” (3) “Evaluating the effect of New York City’s clean bus program on changes to estimated ambient air pollution.”
  • Brent Langellier “Using Systems Methods to Study Neighborhoods in Cities as Dynamic Social Systems: Conceptual and Empirical Examples from Spatial Patterns in Older Adults’ Cognition.”
  • Jennifer Kolker (1) “US City Approaches to Equity in COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations.” (2) “Using Cross-City Data Platforms to Advance Health Equity.”
  • Opeyemi Babajide (1) “Improving Decision-Making for Population Health in Nonhealth Sectors in Urban Environments: The Example of the Transportation Sector in Three Megacities.” (2) “Multisectoral Approaches to Addressing Global Urban Maternal and Perinatal Health Inequities.”
  • Ariela Braverman and Ana Ortigoza, “Urban determinants of maternal and child health disparities in Latin America.”
  • Ana Diez Roux, Claire Slesinski, Katy Indvik and Andrea Bolinaga “Policy and community engagement and knowledge translation for health and health equity in Latin American cities: the SALURBAL Project.”
  • Ana Ortigoza, Ariela Braverman, and Alex Quistberg, “Health in motion: the potential role of child-targeted road safety and active mobility interventions in tackling urban determinants of malnutrition and mortality among children and women in Latin America,”
  • Ana Diez Roux will moderate Plenary 4: “Making it happen,” on Wednesday October 26. Speakers: Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen, Susanna Hausmann, Louise Francis, Carme Borrell, Ethan Kent.

Stay tuned for updates about the conference as we hear more from the UHC community that attends.