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Harvard Catalyst Biostatistics Symposium: Data Science and Health Disparities – March 24

Friday, March 24, 2023
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Linda K. Paresky Conference Center at Simmons University.

Harvard Catalyst Biostatistics Symposium: Data Science and Health Disparities

This year’s annual symposium will focus on recent efforts by quantitative scientists to better understand the complex mechanisms that contribute to health disparities and to develop interventions to reduce or eliminate these disparities. Speakers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins, Brown University, Drexel University, and the National Institutes of Health will describe advances that have been made as well as challenges that remain.

Please note, this is an in-person event only (there will be no option to join this symposium virtually).

Speakers:

Incorporating Equity Value Judgements into the Measurement and Causal Decomposition of Racial Disparities in Health and Healthcare
John Jackson, ScD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Mental Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions

Using Causal Diagrams to Study and Eliminate Racial Health Disparities
Chanelle Howe, PhD
Associate Professor and Doctoral Program Director, Department of Epidemiology, Brown University School of Public Health

Spatially Varying Racial Inequities in Cardiovascular Health: Individual-level risk factors + Neighborhood-level risk factors + Structural racism = Significant Black-White Inequities
Loni Philip Tabb, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University
Co-Lead, Research and Data Core, Urban Health Collaborative, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University

Health Justice, Critical Science, and the Two-Edged Sword of Data: Structural Problems Require Structural Solutions
Nancy Krieger, PhD
Professor of Social Epidemiology, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

A Common Currency of Measurement Utilizing a Cloud Computing Platform to Foster Tech Equity & Advance Health Disparities Research
Deborah Guadalupe Duran, PhD
Senior Advisor-Data Science, Analytics and Systems
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Please check back, as more information will be added.

Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact CatalystBiostats@catalyst.harvard.edu in advance of the session.

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