May 4, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMHouston Hall, Bodek Lounge
June 26, 2018 - June 28, 2018Lisbon, Portugal
September 3, 2018 - September 6, 2018Lake Como, Italy
June 18, 2018 - June 21, 2018Athens, Greece
Hon. Joseph R. Biden Jr., 47th Vice President of the United States, Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor at the University of Pennsylvania
Hon. John Ellis “Jeb” Bush Sr., 43rd Governor of Florida
Michael Doyle, University Professor and Director of Columbia Global Policy Initiative, Columbia University
Dau Jok, C’14, Founder of the Dut Jok Youth Foundation
Anne C. Richard, Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration
Every day people leave behind their "digital footprint," posting on an array of social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others. But what do these posts, taken together, say about our health? Further, how do posts on social media inform researchers about risk for certain diseases? What would an optimal surveillance tool look like to study social media behaviors, and what factors regarding data privacy and sharing do we as public health researchers need to consider?
Join us as Dr. Raina Merchant, Director of the Center for Digital Health at Penn, begins to explore answers to these questions. Through her leadership with the Center for Digital Health at Penn, Dr. Merchant works to advance science by researching the implications of the advancement of digital health technology for patient engagement and care delivery. The Center also serves as an incubator for evaluating and promoting digital health ideas and solutions for providers and patients at Penn Medicine.
In this important talk, Dr. Merchant will discuss what public health researchers can learn by studying digital footprints, and will touch on the important public health considerations regarding data accessibility, privacy, data use, and data sharing. In addition, Dr. Merchant will share what an optimal surveillance tool looks like and how it would perform.
Maiken Scott, Behavioral Health Reporter at WHYY will discuss allergies and your immune system with Philippa Marrack, Ph.D., Chair, Biomedical Research Department and Distinguished Professor at National Jewish Health. The conversation will focus on the body’s immune response, or how your body recognizes and defends itself against bacteria, viruses and substances that appear foreign and harmful.
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Join Penn Criminology and IUR for a crime-related book talk with Penn IUR Scholar Patrick Sharkey, Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at New York University. His newest book, "Uneasy Peace: The Great Crime Decline, the Renewal of City Life, and the Next War on Violence" investigates American cities over the past two decades and the astonishing drop in violent crime that has dramatically changing urban life. In many cases, places once characterized by decay and abandonment are now thriving, the fear of death by gunshot wound replaced by concern about skyrocketing rents. In 2014, most U.S. cities were safer than they had ever been in the history of recorded statistics on crime. Patrick Sharkey reveals the striking consequences: improved school test scores, since children are better able to learn when not traumatized by nearby violence; better chances that poor children will rise into the middle class; and a striking increase in the life expectancy of African American men. Sharkey also delineates the combination of forces, some positive and some negative, that brought about safer streets, from aggressive policing and mass incarceration to the intensive efforts made by local organizations to confront violence in their own communities. From New York’s Harlem neighborhood to South Los Angeles, Sharkey draws on original data and textured accounts of neighborhoods across the country to document the most successful proven strategies for combatting violent crime and to lay out innovative and necessary approaches to the problem of violence. At a time when crime is rising again and powerful political forces seek to disinvest in cities, the insights in this book are indispensable.