Thursday, March 12, 2020
Kirkwood Continuing Education Training Center
101 50th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Please complete the Tackling Data online registration form one week prior to training.
As Public Health professionals, you are expected to use, understand, and explain data everyday; however, most of the public health work force does not have the training to best explain, compare, describe and illustrate quantitative data while ensuring data integrity. This training will advance your knowledge of quantitative data, provide online resources, and provide skill building to assist you in communicating and visualizing various data.
This training is provided FREE of charge – thanks to a grant provided by the Iowa Department of Public Health through the Iowa Institute of Public Health Research and Policy at the University of Iowa College of Public Health.
Anjali Deshpande, PhD, MPH, is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Director of the Master of Public Health program at the University of Iowa, College of Public Health in Iowa City, IA. Her areas of research interest include disparities in health behaviors and disease outcomes related to cancer as well as the impact of multimorbidity (multiple co-existing chronic health conditions) on quality of life outcomes of older adults. Dr. Deshpande teaches graduate level courses in epidemiology and public health and has been part of the national Evidence-Based Public Health (EBPH) training team since 2009. Prior to joining the life of an academic in 2003, Dr. Deshpande was the consultant epidemiologist for the Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (MDHSS). In that role, she worked with chronic disease programs in the development and evaluation of programs, as well as with the Missouri Cancer Registry and BRFSS surveillance programs in data collection and analysis. Dr. Deshpande was an epidemiology specialist in the Communicable Disease Division at the Oklahoma State Department of Health during her MPH training. She holds an MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a PhD in Epidemiology from Emory University. Contact Anjali at Anjalifirstname.lastname@example.org.
Tim Wickam, MPH, is an Environmental Epidemiologist for the Iowa Department of Public Health, and co-leads the Iowa Public Health Tracking Portal. Developing and implementing novel state-level public health surveillance and data management programs related to the Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) program to enable Iowan’s to evaluate disease impact and trends, identify populations or geographic areas of impact, and to guide public health intervention and prevention policy efforts. Tim has 15 years experience at the state and local level; holds a BS in Biochemistry from the University of Missouri in 2002, and an MPH from the University of Michigan in 2004. Contact Tim at email@example.com.
Vickie Miene, MS, MA, LMHC is the Interim Director of the Iowa Institute of Public Health Research and Policy and an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy, at the University of Iowa, College of Public Health. The Institute brings together public health practitioners, researchers, community leaders and policy makers to expand the impact of public health research and improve the health of populations. Ms. Miene has over 25 years of experience building and evaluating effective community based health care delivery models. Vickie lead a multimillion dollar, multi-year federally funded System of Care in 10 counties of NE Iowa, which gained national recognition as the first SOC that effectively combined social support and medical systems through an integrated team-based model of care. Ms Miene has lead statewide training and technical assistance initiatives focused on integrated health, large scale quality improvement initiatives, and peer support services for the chronically mentally ill. Vickie currently co-leads a RWJF supported INVEST Health initiative to improve health among low income populations through creating partnerships between health and housing sectors. She has conducted various qualitative studies, most recently an assessment of Iowa public health data needs. Contact Vickie at Vickiefirstname.lastname@example.org.
Alexa Andrews, MPH is the Program Coordinator for at the Iowa Institute of Public Health Research and Policy at the University of Iowa, College of Public Health in Iowa City, IA. She recently graduated with her MPH with a concentration in Occupational and Environmental Health from the University of Iowa, College of Public Health. During her time as a student at the University of Iowa, she worked on multiple healthy homes initiatives. Mrs. Andrews worked with the IIPHRP to plan and deliver a healthy homes symposium in conjunction with the City of Iowa City that pulled together a multitude of stakeholders to better the health of this city through housing and healthcare partnerships. After her work on INVEST Health, she began working on the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program project as a Graduate Research Assistant. Since graduation she has transitioned into the Program Coordinator of the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program project at the IIPHRP. Contact Alexa at email@example.com.
Casey Semos, BS is a Graduate Research Assistant for the Tackling Data project. She graduated from the University of South Florida as a Jenkins Scholar with her degree in public health and is earning her MPH in epidemiology from the University of Iowa. Her passions are in translating research into public health action and clinical practice while advocating for health equity, cultural humility, and transparency. During her time as an undergraduate and graduate student, she has worked on projects that advance health for all communities through dissemination of best practices. Casey is currently working on two projects – addressing maternal mortality in the Midwest and evaluating communication in the hospital setting to prevent hospital-acquired infections. Her current work at the University of Iowa entails reviewing content, developing data bites for the Iowa Public Health Department Tracking Portal, and helping to organize and evaluate data trainings. Contact Casey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Currently, our next scheduled training will be held on March 12th, 2020.