APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo is where public health professionals convene, present research findings, learn about emerging research and network with peers.
The Annual Meeting hopes to strengthen the profession of public health by providing a platform to share the latest research and information, promote best practices and advocate for evidence-based public health issues and policies. The APHA 2022 program offers opportunities for the work being done at the Friedman School to reach a larger network of practitioners and scholars.
This year's meeting theme is "150 Years of Creating the Healthiest Nation: Leading the Path Toward Equity." It is being held in Boston, MA from November 6th-9th.
Creating health equity, meaning everyone has the opportunity to attain their highest level of health, is a guiding priority and core value of APHA. APHA recognizes the tremendous advancements in science and policy members have facilitated to improve the health of all U.S. residents. Yet despite these advancements, persistent health disparities remain. We must continue to confront and acknowledge racism and bias in the U.S., allowing that acknowledgement to shape our interactions with disadvantaged communities. Addressing inequity is essential to APHA’s mission of achieving the healthiest nation in a generation. - Statement from APHA
Read on to discover how members of the Friedman community are engaging with the APHA meeting this year, presenting research, and connecting with other members of the national public health professional community.
Sunday, November 6
5:15pm: Katherine M. Rancaño - Oral presentation: "Negative familial weight talk is associated with greater weight bias internalization in non-Hispanic White but not in Non-Hispanic Black or Hispanic youth (Abstract ID: 514546)."
Additional Details: This abstract was selected a one of the top abstracts submitted to the APHA Food and Nutrition Section. The abstract was highly ranked as a student submission and top ranked overall from the over 400 submissions to the Food and Nutrition Section. The oral presentation will be delivered at a special session dedicated to highlighting presenters' success (Session #/Title: 2184 - Celebration of Excellence: Top Food and Nutrition Student Abstract Submissions).
2:30pm: Kimberly Dong (faculty) - Oral presentation: "Knowledge about Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), Barriers to Initiation, and Interest in Different Modalities: A Qualitative Study Among Adults in Jail."
K LeMasters, T Krajewski, KR Dong, L Brinkley-Rubinstein. Documenting Competing Needs to Well-Being Among Those on Community Supervision in the South. Oral Presentation. APHA Annual Conference, 11/06/22, Boston, MA. (Presenter is doctoral student at UNC: Kate LeMasters)
Yajing Luo, Siyu Chen, KR Dong, Yoyo Yau, Echo Liang, Alice Tang. The HEAR US Study: Health Effects of Anti-Asian Racism in the US. APIC Poster Session 2, Abstract ID# 912781. APHA Annual Conference, 11/07/22, Boston, MA.
2:30pm: THIS-WIC – Vermont Team - Oral presentation: "Revising and Incorporating Gender-Neutral, Inclusive Language into Breastfeeding Research and Clinical Practice Tools."
Monday, November 7
10:30am: Echo Shiwei Liang - Poster: "Evaluating the Association between the Cost of a Nutrient Adequate Diet and Nutrient Adequacy: A Global Analysis."
2:30pm: Yvonne D. Greer, Debra Nevels, Travis R. Moore, Larissa Calancie, Amy Meinen, Amy Korth, Kelsey Werner, Julia M. Appel, Christina D. Economos - "Applying Community-based System Dynamics to Support Collective Action for Healthy and Fit Kids in Milwaukee."
Additional Information: This translational study examined one community coalition’s participation in an intervention that used CBSD and highlights the transformative learning that occurred among coalition members. Overall, 9 of 13 coalition members shifted their primary focus away from healthy eating and active living as primary drivers of children not achieving a healthy weight pre-intervention, and towards more systematic drivers such as structural racism (n=4), affordable housing (n=3), and generational trauma (n=3) post-intervention. These study findings contribute to the existing body of scholarship which supports the important role of a community coalition's collective engagement in identifying systemic drivers that need to be addressed to promote child health.
3pm - 4pm: Dan Hatfield (faculty) - "The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on school-based physical activity programs: a mixed-methods evaluation."
3pm - 4pm: Reece Lyerly (doctoral candidate), Virginia R. Chomitz, Erin Hennessy (faculty), Parke Wilde (faculty), and Hyomin Lee (alumni) - "Enhanced utilization of USDA Foods during the COVID-19 pandemic: lessons learned for school food procurement moving forward."
4:30pm: Emily Sanchez, Ryan B. Simpson, Ziming Dou, Elena N. Naumova - "Seasonal Associations Between Campylobacter, Listeria, Salmonella, E. coli Infections and Ambient Temperature in the United States, 2010-2019"
Tuesday, November 8
8:30am - 10am: Dr. Sean Cash; Dr. Kurt Hager - Panel session: "Tackling Nutrition and Health Disparities: Impacts and Opportunities of Produce Prescription Programs; Presentation: Pooled, participant-level evaluation across nine produce prescription programs: impacts on diet, food security and health outcomes."
Additional Details: This is a panel session organized by Dr. Sean Cash and Dr. Zhang Fang Fang. Dr. Kurt Hager will be presenting the findings from the produce prescription evaluation project let by Dr. Zhang Fang Fang and her colleagues at Tufts. The panel session also includes presenters from other projects in the same research cohort funded by RF.
10:30am - 12pm: Angélica Valdés Valderrama, MS, Erin Hennessy, PhD, Katrina Sarson, MS, Danielle Krobath, MS, Bianca Curi Braga, MS, Angela Odoms-Young, PhD, Parke Wilde, PhD, Norbert L.W. Wilson, PhD - Roundtable presentation: "Understanding barriers and facilitators to online food retail at different levels of income and perceived social status."
1pm - 2pm: Ryan Simpson (alumni; faculty), Elena Naumova (faculty), Brianna Lauren (alumni) - "Bidirectional relationships and determinants of the use of public transportation throughout the COVID-19 pandemic."
2:30pm - 4pm: Ryan B. Simpson (alumni, faculty); Elena N. Naumova (faculty) - "Dynamic mapping of cholera outbreak during the yemeni civil war, 2016–2019."
4:30pm - 6pm: Ryan B. Simpson (alumni, faculty); Elena N. Naumova (faculty) - "How national public health expenditure affects surveillance data quality: an example using FluNet, 1995-2021."
Wednesday, November 9
9:15am - 9:30am: Kristin Leonberg, MS, RD, CSR, CDCES, Lu Wang, PhD, Manish Maski, MD, MMSc, Euridice Martínez Steele, PhD, Ryan B Simpson, MS, Fang Fang Zhang, MD, PhD, Elena N Naumova, PhD- "Trends in ultra-processed food consumption among adults with chronic kidney disease in NHANES, 2003-2018"
10:30am: Mengxi Du - "Trends and Inequities in Whole-grain Food Consumption Among US Adults, 2003-2018."
12:20pm: Erin Hennessy (ROADS Study)- Oral session: "At the Intersection of Community Engagement and ROADS: Lessons learned from the Research on Active Design in Springfield Collaborative Project."