CHRI mini-summit to explore public health research

The Child Health Research Institute will hold the Health Services, Policy & Population Health Mini Research Summit on July 19 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The virtual mini-summit is coordinated by the health services, policy and population health group within the CHRI.

The mini-summit will feature a panel discussion on emerging trends in public health featuring:

  • Ryan Cameron, EdD, vice president, technology and innovation, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center;
  • LaShaune Johnson, PhD, associate professor, clinical research and public health, Creighton University; and
  • Nancy Williams, president/CEO, No More Empty Pots.

Russell McCulloh, MD, heath services, policy & population health co-chair and associate professor in the UNMC Division of Hospital Medicine, will discuss his NIH RADxUP Safe Return to School Diagnostic Testing Initiative. David Dzewaltowski, PhD, endowed community chair and professor of health promotions at the UNMC College of Public Health, will speak on his current study, “Community and Child Population Health: Wellscapes Rural Community Randomized Trial – Physical Activity Effectiveness and Implementation Outcomes.”

Bibhusha Karki, senior public health project coordinator, CityMatCH, Aislinn Rookwood, program manager of health promotion and a UNMC doctoral student, and Hana Niebur, MD, assistant professor of pediatric allergy and immunology at UNMC, will present on their project, “A Qualitative Needs Assessment of Pediatric Asthma Care in the North Omaha Community.”

The mini-summit will conclude with a civic tech panel discussions, featuring:

  • Paul Darden, MD, director of the population health research program at Arkansas Children’s Research Institute and professor of pediatrics, section of primary care, at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences;
  • Ann Davis, PhD, Ralph L. Smith Professor of Pediatrics and director of the Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition at University of Kansas Medical Center;
  • Ellen Kerns, PhD, assistant professor of child health policy at UNMC and data scientist at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center; and
  • Michelle Warren, PhD, associate professor in Spanish and senior advisor to the chief resource officer at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Click here to register.