The CPHI Digest
March 10, 2017
|2017 CPHI Fellow Showcase
Thank you to all fellows who submitted an abstract and to those that joined us at the Fellow Showcase and Networking event. Congratulations to our 8 public health impact awardees:
Alison M. Buttenheim, PhD,
Leveraging Behavioral Insights to Promote Vaccine Acceptance: One Year After
Roxanne Dupuis, MSPH-
Beyond Books: Public Libraries As Partners For Population
Matthew M. Kavanagh,
The Right to Health: Institutional Effects of Constitutional Provisions on Health
Jianghong Liu, PhD, RN,
Early Blood Lead Levels and Sleep Disturbance in
Giang T. Nguyen, MD,
The Case for Extragenital Screening of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in the College Health Setting
Christina A. Roberto,
Trends in Nutrient Content of Children's Menu Items in
Dominic Sisti, PhD -
The Ethics of Behavioral Health
Frequent Flyer Icons and Implicit
Susan Sorenson, PhD -
Nonfatal Gun Use in Intimate Partner Violence: A Systematic Review of the
CPHI Fellows serve as leaders and help advance the field of public health. Fellows are engaged
in various ways depending on their affiliation.
Please visit our website to view the highlighted work of many of our accomplished fellows.
Please use this as an opportunity to learn about the work that others are involved in, and to network and collaborate on public health both within and outside the University.
|Join Us! APHA's 10 Billion Steps Challenge.
The challenge began on January 9 and will continue through the end of National Public Health Week on April 9, 2017. It's not too late to join the Penn Public Health team! Join here and help us contribute to 10 Billion steps!
|Next Wellness Walk for UPenn Employees: Friday, April 28, at 12:00PM
We meet at the Ben Franklin statue in front of College Hall at 12 noon. The walk begins with stretching, followed by a 2 mile walk around campus and beyond. This is a great opportunity to get away from your desk and walk with others. Plus- you'll receive points for Penn HR's "Be In the Know Campaign".
The dates of the upcoming Wellness Walks, as well as other free activities for Faculty and Staff,
can be found here.
Preventing Violence: What's news got to do with it?
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 12:00 PM | Lunch Provided
Amado Recital Hall in Irvine Auditorium
It will be easier to make the big changes our communities need to prevent violence if we change the narrative around it and make prevention a visible part of the conversation. In this talk, Dr. Dorfman discusses the role of the news media, how connections among violence, youth and race get distorted in news reports on crime, and the prevalence of language in the news that minimizes the act of sexual violence. She also addresses the need to reframe news coverage in ways that highlight the social context for violence and potential solutions. She will share BMSG's latest research that explores news portrayals of community violence and childhood trauma and make recommendations for how to shift one piece of our public discourse - the news media - to elevate prevention.Lori Dorfman, DrPH, MPH, directs Berkeley Media Studies Group, a project of the Public Health Institute, where she oversees BMSG's research, media advocacy training and strategic consultation for public health advocates, and professional education for journalists. BMSG works with advocates to build their capacity to use media advocacy in confrontational policy environments so they can focus attention on transforming systems and structures to foster health.
Psychosocial Functioning and Decisional Balance to Use Condoms in a Racially/Ethnically Diverse Sample of Young Gay/Bisexual Men Who Have Sex with Men
Young gay/bisexual and other men who have sex with men (YGBMSM; ages 18-24) are experiencing an increase in HIV infection rates, particularly if they are Black or Latino. Psychosocial functioning is consistently implicated in HIV risk behaviors; however, less is known about the role of these factors in YGBMSM's decision-making process to use condoms (i.e., decisional balance to use condoms; DBC).
The full article by Jose Bauermeister and collaborators can be found here.
Alcohol, Sex, and Screens: Modeling Media Influence on Adolescent Alcohol and Sex Co-Occurrence
New research from Amy Bleakley and team
used the reasoned action approach (RAA) to predict adolescents' intention to combine alcohol use and sexual behavior based on exposure to alcohol and sex combinations in popular entertainment media. Read the full article here.
Factors Associated With Pediatrician Responses to Alternative Immunization Schedule Requests
Researchers including Kristen Feemster and Alison Buttenheim
conducted a cross-sectional online survey among 4 chapters of the American Academy of Pediatrics from July through October 2014 to describe characteristics of pediatricians and practices associated with practice-level responses to alternative immunization schedule requests. Read the full article.
Application of a Framework to Implement Trauma-Informed Care Throughout a Pediatric Health Care Network
Fellows Flaura Winston and Joel Fein were both involved in a recent study that
evaluated the initial application of a recently published three-step framework for implementing trauma-informed care (TIC) in a pediatric health care network by applying Framework for Spread. More information about the article can be found here.
Penn/CHOP Study Helps Inform Interventions for Global Road Traffic Injury Crisis
Why don't more women protect themselves with PrEP?
soon-to-launch study led by Anne Teitelman of the Nursing School will look into why more women don't take an available anti-HIV drug and how that might change. Read the Philly.com article here.
Want to become a CPHI Fellow?
CPHI welcomes new voices and representations from various sectors related to health.
Other Public Health Events
College of Physicians Public Health Grand Rounds
May 24, 2017 from 5:30-7:00 PM
Mutter Museum |19 South 22nd Street
Poverty as a Public Health Issue
May 24, 2017 | 5:30-7:00pm
Global Health & Innovation Conference
April 22-23, 2017 | Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
14th annual conference
The Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale on
April 22-23, 2017
, is the world's leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,000 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries. This must-attend, thought-leading conference convenes leaders, changemakers, professionals and students from all sectors of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.
Registration and Additional Information
2017 Training Course in MCH Epidemiology
June 12-16, 2017
Clearwater Beach, FL | Wyndham Grand Hotel
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and CityMatCH will again offer a Training Course in Statistical MCH Epidemiological Methods as part of their ongoing effort to enhance the analytic capacity of state and local health agencies. The training course is an intensive program that combines lectures, discussion, hands-on exercises, and opportunities for individualized technical assistance. Two webinars prior to the training will set the stage for the onsite course and several post-course webinars will serve to build upon and extend the in-person training. More Information
Innovations and Resources in the Field
NIH Funding Opportunity for Community Partners: All of Us
From the National Institutes of Health (NIH):
"The National Institutes of Health has announced a new opportunity for organizations interested in helping engage volunteers in the All of Us Research Program, part of the Precision Medicine Initiative. This funding opportunity, open to national and regional organizations, as well as local community groups, will support activities to promote enrollment and retention in the All of Us Research Program across diverse communities.
All of Us is an ambitious effort to gather data over time from 1 million or more people living in the United States, with the ultimate goal of accelerating research and improving health. Unlike research studies that are focused on a specific disease or population, All of Us will serve as a national research resource to inform thousands of studies, covering a wide variety of health conditions. Researchers will use data from the program to learn more about how individual differences in lifestyle, environment and biological make-up can influence health and disease. By taking part, people will be able to learn more about their own health and contribute to an effort that will advance the health of generations to come."
The link to the flip book can be found here:
TOP 10 Public Health News Stories for 2016
TOP 10 Publications of January 2017
Good Food, Healthy Hospitals
Since October 2014, Good Food, Healthy Hospitals has convened 12 hospitals in the Philadelphia region and
showcases the accomplishments of 3 of our pledged sites:
- Episcopal Hospital - increasing patient satisfaction scores by removing fried foods and introducing a more diverse selection of fresh products
- Lankenau Medical Center - incorporating local produce into the primary care setting and cafeteria farm stand to make a direct connection between nutrition and health
- Einstein Healthcare Network - adjusting product placement, price and signage to increase healthy beverage consumption
A Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC)
will be opening in Philadelphia in 2017. It will
be located at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. An FSRDC provides approved researchers with a secure environment to access restricted-use microdata from the Census Bureau, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, National Center for Health Statistics, and Bureau of Labor Statistics. More information about the FSRDC network is available at
Penn Bike Commuter Reimbursements
Beginning January 2017, Penn will reimburse all full-time benefits-eligible faculty or staff who bike to work more than half the time. Coverage will be up to $20 per month or $240 per year in reimbursements.This benefit will be on top of salary without being considered taxable income.
For those interested in beginning to bike to work, or switching up their route, The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia created several maps of bike lanes in Philadelphia, including one that shows all bus stops located within a quarter mile of the region's circuit trails.
Maps can be found here.
Public Health Job & Fellowship Opportunities
Program Director Position at PennEnvironment in Philadelphia or Pittsburgh
ABMS Seeks Applications for Visiting Scholars Program
The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Research and Education Foundation Visiting Scholars Program is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 class. The one-year, part-time program facilitates professional development and scholarship. Early career physicians, junior faculty, fellows, residents, and individuals holding advanced degrees in public health, health services research, and other relevant disciplines are invited to apply. For more information, visit