University of Nebraska Medical Center

Area of Emphasis Mini-summits

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The CHRI Health Services, Policy & Population Health area of emphasis group convened a mini-summit on July 19, 2022.
The virtual event featured a panel discussion on population health and emerging trends, featuring:
  • Ryan Cameron, EdD, Vice President, Technology & Innovation, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
  • LaShaune Johnson, PhD, Associate Professor, Clinical Research and Public Health, Creighton University
  • Nancy Williams, President/CEO, No More Empty Pots
Heath Services, Policy & Population Health area of Interest co-chair, Russell McCulloh, MD, Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine, discussed his NIH RADxUP Safe Return to School Diagnostic Testing Initiative, and David Dzewaltowski, PhD, Endowed Community Chair & Professor, Health Promotions, UNMC, reported on his current study, Community and Child Population Health: Wellscapes Rural Community Randomized Trial - Physical Activity Effectiveness and Implementation Outcomes.
Bibhusha Karki, MDP, senior public health project coordinator, CityMatCH; Aislinn Rookwood, MPH, program manager, Health Promotion; doctoral student, UNMC; and Hana Niebur, MD, assistant professor, Pediatric Allergy/Immunology, UNMC, presented on their project, “A Qualitative Needs Assessment of Pediatric Asthma Care in the North Omaha Community.”
The mini-summit concluded with a civic tech panel discussion, featuring:
  • Paul Darden, MD, Director, Population Health Research Program, Arkansas Children’s Research Institute, Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Primary Care, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Ann Davis, PhD, MPH, ABPP, Ralph L. Smith Professor of Pediatrics and Director, Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition, University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Ellen Kerns, PhD, Assistant Professor, Child Health Policy, UNMC; Data Scientist, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
  • Michelle Warren, PhD, Associate Professor, Spanish; Senior Advisor to the Chief Resource Officer, UNK