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Brown School Faculty, Staff and Students Present at APHA 2019

Faculty; PhD; Public Health; Research; Alumni

​Join the Brown School at the American Public Health Association annual conference.

Please consult the listings below to explore the breadth of ways to connect with the Brown School at APHA.  All presentations take place within the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19107, unless otherwise noted.

Presentation locations are available through the APHA 2019 Annual Meeting mobile app.

Sunday, November 3

​3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

​Tess Thompson
Merriah Croston
Matthew Kreuter

​“I’m always looking up something new”: Health-related use of mobile phones among Medicaid beneficiaries

​​3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

William Byansi
Proscovia Nabunya
Joelynn Muwanga
Ozge Sensoy Bahar
Mary McKay
Fred Ssewamala​


​Self-reported medication adherence, physical health and pediatric quality of life among children and adolescents living with HIV: Baseline findings from Southwestern Uganda

​5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

​Theodore Cicero

​Trading sex for drugs as a pathway for rising sexually transmitted infections amidst the opioid epidemic


Monday, November 4

​8:50 - 9:10 a.m.

Manik Ahuja

​​Suicide in South Asian Americans: An Emerging Public Health Problem in the United States

​10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

​Fred Ssewamala
Ruth Katumba
Ozge Sensoy Bahar
Kim Johnson

​Cancer in Youth Living with HIV (YLWHIV): A Narrative Review of the Epidemiology of Pediatric Cancers among YLWHIV, Access to Oncological Services and the Role of Economic Strengthening in Child Health

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.​

​Kiriam Escobar

​A case report of acute flaccid paralysis associated with arboviruses infection in the Republic of Panama

​1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

​Rachel Tabak
Debra Haire-Joshu

​Social Determinants of Health and Childhood Obesity Risk Factors in a Child’s First 1,000 Days

1:40 - 2:00 p.m.​

​Amy Eyler

​Getting a “head start” on exercise: Results of a physical activity survey of Head Start and Early Head Start programs

​3:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

Theodore Cicero

Outside the opioid silo: Co-occurring use of opioids with other substances and the implications for policy and treatment in the opioid crisis

​​3:00 - 4:00 p.m. 




​Roger Wong
Takashi Amano

​Racial/ethnic differences in Alzheimer's disease and dementia risk in the United States: A systematic review and meta-analysis

​​3:00 - 4:00 p.m. 




​Rachel Garg
Matthew Kreuter

​Scoping review of evidence for quit line effectiveness in low socioeconomic status populations

​​3:00 - 4:30 p.m. 




​Ross C. Brownson
Enola Proctor

​State Legislator Support for Behavioral Health Parity Laws: The Influence of Factors at Multiple Levels

​3:20 - 3:40 p.m.

​Stephanie Mazzucca
Ross C. Brownson
Renee Parks
Peg Allen

Advancing evidence-based public health through Academic Health Department partnerships in the United States


Tuesay, November 5

8:30 - 8:50 a.m.​

​Alan Beck
Amanda Gilbert
Dixie Duncan
Amy Eyler
Ross C. Brownson

​Physical activity motives in rural communities: A qualitative study

​8:50 - 9:10 a.m.

​Kim Johnson 
Arash Delavar

​Differences in rural/urban cancer survival disparities between adults and children

​9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

​Rachel Tabak
Debra Haire-Joshu

​Maternal-Infant Relationship is a Key Driver of Childhood Obesity Risk in the First 1,000 Days. What Drives Maternal-Infant Relationship?

​9:10 - 9:30 a.m.

​Sean Joe

​Integrating Social Needs Care and the Delivery of Health Care -Moving Medicine Upstream: A final report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine

​11:30 - 11:50 a.m.

​Manik Ahuja

​Examining How Adolescent Bullying Experiences Affect Traumatic Stress, Sexual Health and HIV Risk among Young Men Who Have Sex with Men (YMSM) in New York City

​11:30 - 11:50 a.m.

​Sicong Sun
Darrell Hudson

​Socioeconomic and Health Inequalities Across Young Adulthood: Evidence from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth

​3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Fred Ssewwmala​

​Is it time to RE-AIM: A systematic-review of economic empowerment HIV prevention programs for adolescent girls and young-women in sub-Saharan Africa using the RE-AIM framework


Wednesday, November 6

12:30 - 12:50 p.m.

​Sean Joe


​Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Sport Participation in the Youth population

​12:50 - 1:10 p.m.

​Ellis Ballard

​Using community-based system dynamics to obtain new insights into drivers of urban health and identify policy implications: The SALURBAL study

​1:30 - 1:50 p.m.

​Vetta Sanders Thompson

Validation and psychometric analysis of a quantitative measure to assess stakeholder engagement in research