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Past Community Capacity Building Seminars


Interrupted Time Series Analysis

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Instructor: Al Ozonoff, PhD, CPPS
Affiliation: Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Date: November 30, 2016
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm
Location: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Public Health Council Room


The Methods, Theory, and Practicality of Probabilistic Data Linkages

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Date: May 3, 2016
Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm
Location: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Public Health Council Room
Instructors:

  • Griffin M. Weber, MD, PhD
    Affiliation: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School
  • Susan T. Gershman, MS, MPH, PhD, CTR
    Richard Knowlton, MS
    Affiliation: Massachusetts Cancer Registry, Massachusetts Department of Public Health


MDPHnet/Riskscape/TrimTracker: Overview and Discussion

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Date: March 10, 2016
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Public Health Council Room

Instructors:

  • Michael Klompas, MD, MPH, FRCPC
  • Noelle Cocoros, DSc, MPH
  • Jessica Malenfant, MPH
  • John Menchaca
  • Affiliation: Department of Population Medicine of Harvard Medical School & Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute

  • Daniel Weglein, MD, MPH
  • Affiliation: Massachusetts Department of Public Health

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Health and Communication Inequalities in the 21st Century:
Observations from the Field

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Instructor: K. Vish Viswanath, PhD
Affiliation: Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
Date: September 23, 2015
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Public Health Council Room


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Impact Evaluation

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Instructor: Vandana Sharma, MD, MPH
Affiliation: Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (MIT) /
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Date: June 22, 2015
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Public Health Council Room

Recommended Readings:

  1. Impact Evaluation in Practice, Gertler PJ et al.
    • Chapter One - "Why Evaluate?"
    • Chapter Two - "What is Impact Evaluation?"
  2. Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab website
  3. Running Randomized Evaluations. A Practical Guide. Glennerster R, Takavarasha K, 2013
  4. Impact Evaluation in Practice, Gertler PJ et al.
    • Chapters 3, 11-12
  5. Banerjee AV et al. Improving immunisation coverage in rural India: clustered randomised controlled evaluation of immunisation campaigns with and without incentives. BMJ 2010; May 17;340:c2220.
  6. J-PAL Policy Brief "The price is wrong: Charging small fees dramatically reduces access to important products for the poor."

Behavioral Economics

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Instructor: David Hemenway, PhD
Affiliation: Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
Date: January 26, 2015
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm
Location: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Public Health Council Room



Sodium Reduction Lowers Hypertension Risk

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Instructor: Chandra Jackson, PhD, MS
Affiliation: Harvard Medical School
Date: November 21, 2014
Time: 9:30-11:00am
Location: Boston Public Health Commission