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Past Events

Invited Speakers Series

Opioids and Substance Use in Philadelphia

Jeffrey Hom, MD, MPH

This event will focus on innovative approaches to improving urban health both in the United States and abroad. Jeffrey Hom, MD, MPH, is a policy advisor in the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, where he provides guidance to the Health Commissioner on programs and policies related to the well-being of all Philadelphians. He is also a board-certified internist and cares for patients at the Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia. He remains committed to public service, caring for underserved populations and the application of research to advance public health. Hom has contributed to health care and public health efforts in San Francisco, Boston, and Shiprock, New Mexico, as well as internationally in Lesotho and Cambodia, all of which have deepened his desire to improve community well-being, pursue health equity and advance social justice. His present focus is on substance use, in particular issues around access to treatment and harm reduction. He will present on “Opioids and substance use in Philadelphia”.

Friday, March 1, 2019, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM 
Nesbitt Hall, 3215 Market Street, Room 132
  • Mapping Community Assets with WebGIS

    Friday, February 24, 2017

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM

    Hagerty Library, Room L33

    • Everyone
    Drexel GIS Users Group presents Neville Vakharia, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, who will talk about using WebGIS tools to map community assets. The MuseumStat tool he developed helps connect museums to communities.
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  • UHC Research Seminar: Update on Recent UHC Grants

    Friday, February 3, 2017

    2:00 PM-3:00 PM

    Dornsife School of Public Health Nesbitt Hall, Room 719

    • Everyone

    The scheduled Research Seminar has been canceled due to speaker illness. Instead, please join us on Friday, February 3 in Nesbitt Hall, Room 719 for a celebration of the UHC’s recent awards and upcoming work. Faculty will each provide a brief overview of their project, followed by some Q&A and a reception.

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  • Research and Teaching with Geographic Data Workshop

    Friday, January 20, 2017

    9:30 AM-1:00 PM

    Urban Health Collaborative 3600 Market Street 7th Floor, Room 709 Philadelphia, PA 19104

    • Staff

    Leveraging Philadelphia-focused and national data 

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  • Research Seminar: Presented by UHC Pilot Funding Awardees

    Friday, January 6, 2017

    2:00 PM-3:30 PM

    Dornsife School of Public Health Urban Health Collaborative 3600 Market Street, Room 709

    • Everyone
    The next UHC research seminar will feature presentations on UHC funded pilot projects in progress by Leah Schinasi, PhD, MSPH, Amy Carroll-Scott, PhD, and Lee Pachter, DO. Topics include:

    An investigation of associations between heat and infant mortality, and effect modification by greenness and socioeconomic and demographic characteristics in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Presented by PI Leah Schinasi, MSPH, PhD

    Using Data Integration to Create a Profile of Violence Needs and Assets to Inform Solutions in the Latino Community of Eastern North Philadelphia
    Presented by PI Amy Carroll-Scott, PhD, MPH

    Intergenerational Associations between Adult Past Exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences and Offspring Child Health Outcomes: The Philadelphia Urban ACE Study
    Presented by PI Lee Pachter, DO, co-PI Felice Le-Scherban, PhD, MPH

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  • Urban Health Collaborative Research Seminar: Heidi Grunwald

    Friday, December 2, 2016

    2:00 PM-3:00 PM

    Dornsife School of Public Health Nesbitt Hall, Room 719

    • Everyone

    The UHC is pleased to present Heidi E. Grunwald, PhD, Deputy Director of the Center for Health Law, Policy and Practice, Beasley School of Law, Temple University. Dr. Grunwald is a trained quantitative methodologist from the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research and Quantitative Methodology program and is responsible for the leadership, survey research methods and deliverables of the Institute. ISR has specialties in recruiting, surveying and tracing vulnerable and urban populations with high response rates. Her presentation is entitled "Building a City-Wide Survey Panel: Engaging Residents through Multiple Modes."

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  • UHC Invited Speaker - Dustin Duncan on Spatial Epidemiology of LGBT Health Disparities

    Friday, November 18, 2016

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Dornsife School of Public Health Nesbitt Hall, Room 132

    • Everyone
    A social and spatial epidemiologist, Dr. Duncan studies how specific neighborhood characteristics influence population health and health disparities.
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  • Drexel GIS Day

    Thursday, November 17, 2016

    12:30 PM-2:30 PM

    Dornsife School of Public Health 3600 Market Street, Room 709

    • Everyone

    This event will include presentations from the Dornsife School of Public Health's Urban Health Collaborative and the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, and the CoAS Dept of Sociology.

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  • Urban Health Collaborative Research Seminar: Sharrelle Barber

    Friday, November 4, 2016

    2:00 PM-3:00 PM

    Dornsife School of Public Health Nesbitt Hall, Room 719

    • Everyone

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