Tag Archives: public health

Is it Time to Host an Unconference?

by Jay Maddock, PhD Mad About Public Health is a series that looks at the health of populations from varying creative and innovative perspectives. Last month, I wrote about making the most of attending a scientific conference. The title of this week’s post may make you think that I have moved to Bizarro World, but an Unconference is actually a

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Making the Most of Scientific Conferences

by Jay Maddock, PhD, FAAHB Mad About Public Health is a series that looks at the health of populations from varying creative and innovative perspectives. In the last month, I’ve attended two scientific conferences, the Active Living Conference and the American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB) Annual Meeting. As I was sitting in another airport lounge, my thoughts went to

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Promoting Social Determinants of Health Services: Informatics Is the Answer

by Gulzar H. Shah, PhD, MStat, MS; Kristie Waterfield, MBA Health Informatics Innovations and Applications highlights ways that health informatics innovations and applications are supporting stakeholders in public health practice and policy to advance their mission of improved population health. The series will also highlight innovations in health care informatics. Informatics, That’s What’s Happening The more I learn about the

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Can Public Health and Planetary Health Coexist?

by Jay Maddock, PhD The Dean’s Perspective focuses on issues pertinent to the relationship between academic public health and the practice community. Recently, I was hiking through the forest on a bird-watching trip with my colleagues from our Center for Health and Nature. This center was developed over the past year between Texas A&M, Houston Methodist Hospital, and Texan by

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Pay to Play? Author Interview with Dr. Amy Eyler

Participation in high school sports can impact the physical and mental health of students and influence other positive social and economic outcomes. To maintain sports programs amidst school budget deficits, many districts are implementing sports participation fee policies. A new article by Dr. Amy Eyler, et al, looks at state laws and regulations related to high school sports participation fees. We spoke with Dr. Eyler

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Using Improv to Improve Public Health

by Jay Maddock, PhD The Dean’s Perspective focuses on issues pertinent to the relationship between academic public health and the practice community. Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of co-leading a workshop on using improvisational (improv) comedy to improve collaboration and generate creative solutions at the Active Living Research annual meeting. I will admit that when my colleague Jana

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