American Public Health Association Meeting

APHA Reception in Atlanta.

Join us at APHA!

The American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Exposition is the premier public health educational forum in the United States. This year, the meeting will take place November 12-15, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia.

CPH Alumni & Friends Reception

College of Public Health alumni and friends planning to attend the APHA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, or those who will be in the area, are invited to catch up with fellow alumni and faculty, staff, and students at a reception hosted by the college.

Monday, November 13, 2023
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Glenn Hotel
2nd Floor
110 Marietta Street, Atlanta, GA 30303

The reception venue is located about a 5-minute walk from the Georgia World Congress Center.

Public Health Expo

Find the UI College of Public Health in the exhibit hall — booth 1115 (Map).

CPH Presentations

A list of College of Public Health faculty, staff, and students and other University of Iowa colleagues presenting at APHA:

9:15 – 9:30 AM Thurs 11/9Iowa cancer plan story seriesKelly Sittig, Rachel Schramm and Kelly Angell
1:00 – 2:00 PM Sun 11/122013.0 Creating the framework for a state-wide public health workforce coalitionLina Tucker Reinders, and Laurie Walkner
1:00 – 2:00 PM Sun 11/122024.0 Barriers and strategies to improve men’s uptake of HIV care services in rural kwazulu-natal, South Africa: A candidacy approachOluwafemi Adeagbo, Dumsani Gumede, Zakhele Zulu and Kammila Naidoo
2:45 – 3:00 PMSun 11/122057.0 Harnessing knowledge elevated learnings: Learning from the COVID-19 pandemic through the eyes of the public health workforceHeidi Haines, Amanda Sursely, Lina Tucker Reinders, Natoshia Askelson, Laurie Walkner, and Rima Afifi
3:00 – 4:00 PMSun 11/122121.0 Identifying risk factors related to older driver crash culpability in Iowa, 2015 to 2020Gilsu Pae, Jonathan Davis, and Cara J. Hamann
3:00 – 4:00 PMSun 11/122122.0 Nothing about me without me: Evaluating transition to adult health care programming through the implementation of a youth advisory councilAlejandra Biangmano, Alaina Elliott-Wherry, and Edward Esbeck
3:00 – 4:00 PMSun 11/122125.0 Social norms and intimate partner violence in peri-urban India: Clarifying the roles of masculinity and gender rolesWilliam Story, Kaniz Fatema, Avita R. Johnson, Corinne Peek-Asa, Edith Parker, and Nancy A. Gnanaselvam
3:15 – 3:30 PM Sun 11/122060.0 The HIV care continuum and publicly insured adults with intellectual and developmental disabilitiesTyler James, Michael Argenyi, Amy Gravino, and Teal Benevides
4:30 – 4:45 PM Sun 11/122170.0 Sexual violence among married couples in southern India: A mixed methods studyNancy A. Gnanaselvam, Avita R. Johnson, Corinne Peek-Asa, Edith Parker, and William Story
5:15 – 5:30 PM Sun 11/122164.0 Healthcare provider perspective on novel HIV testing and linkage technology for men who have sex with men (MSM) in South Carolina.Oluwafemi Adeagbo, Tony Brown, and Xiaoming 
9:00 – 9:15 AM Mon 11/133036.0 Religiosity and HIV preventive behaviors among adolescents in western KenyaRedwan Bin Abdul Baten, William Story, Abigail Lee, Rima Afifi, Beatrice Churu, and Nema Aluku
9:00 – 9:15 AM Mon 11/133039.0 Are there disparities in the benefits and harms from decreasing medical malpractice liability? a machine learning approachBrian Chen, John Brooks, Cole Chapman, Sarah Bauer Floyd, Jaimeen Shah and Rohit Swain
9:15 – 9:30 AMMon 11/133033.0 Social capital and HIV preventive behaviors among adolescents in western KenyaWilliam Story, Redwan Bin Abdul Baten, Abigail Lee, Rima Afifi, Beatrice Churu, and Nema Aluku
2:30 – 2:45 PM Mon 11/133281.0 Changes in children’s oral health and oral health care use in United States: Three years into the COVID-19 pandemicWei Lyu and George Wehby
2:30 – 3:30 PM Mon 11/133198.0 Social and ethical challenges in native research: Moving at the speed of trustCam Marsengill, and Allison Baez
2:30 – 3:30 PM Mon 11/133211.0 Fielding an adolescent HIV-stigma survey in western Kenya: Facilitating data collection through cultural brokers and trust buildingRima Afifi, Nema Aluku, Joseph Ouma, Samuel Ashitiba, Abigail Lee, Beatrice Churu, and William Story
2:30 – 4:00 PM Mon 11/133229.0 What’s going on in ATOD? discussion of issues that cut across alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, opioids and other substancesPaul Gilbert
9:00 – 9:15 AM Tues 11/144040.0 Reducing health inequity through the empowering effect of care groups for marginalized indigenous women living in a male-dominated societyCorey Gregg, Mario Valdez, Ira Stollak, Shayanne Martin, William Story, and Henry B Perry
10:30 – 10:45 AM Tues 11/144089.0 COVID-19 pandemic experiences and alcohol use: Findings of higher and lower risk in a midwestern statePaul Gilbert, Justinian Wurtzel, Loulwa Soweid, Paul Holdefer, Gaurab Maharjan, Breanna Greteman, Sarah Nash, and Mary Charlton
10:45 – 11:00 AMTues 11/144110.0 “I feel like my job is to give patients hope” – perspectives of community health workers in Iowa: A mixed methods assessmentAmanda Sursely, Deb Kazmerzak, William Appelgate, Laurie Walkner, Samra Hiros, Heidi Haines and Rima Afifi
12:30 – 1:30 PM Tues 11/144170.0 The gendered impact of stigma: How HIV stigma affects HIV prevention behaviors among adolescents in western KenyaAbigail Lee, Nema Aluku, Robsan Tura, Rima Afifi, Beatrice Churu, and William Story
12:30 – 1:30 PMTues 11/144181.0 Teen dating violence programming implementation in Iowa schools: Perceptions of school nurses and staffElizabeth Fry, Sharon Guthrie, Jamie Bowles Christophersen, Rima Afifi, and Karisa Harland
12:30 – 1:30 PM Tues 11/144181.0 Building partners in mental health: Iowa school mental health initiative and project prepare, engage, assess, respond, link, sustain (PEARLS)Gerta Bardhoshi, Ebonee Johnson, Jacob Priest, Martin Kivlighan, Kari Vogelgesang, Tevin Middleton, Alyssa Provencio, Ashley Banta, Duhita Mahatmya, Emily Laverty, Samantha Degroot and Jeremy Swanston
12:30 – 1:30 PM Tues 11/144182.0 Link for equity, a school-based culturally responsive trauma-informed care for bipoc students: A process evaluation of staff training.Bao Xiong, Scott Nyegaard, Reggie Prince, Keary Saffold, Karen Smith, Marizen Ramirez, and Briana Woods-Jaeger
2:30 – 3:30 PM Tues 11/144189.0 Strategies for alcohol recovery without treatment: Insights from a national sample of people with resolved alcohol use disordersGaurab Maharjan, Loulwa Soweid, Paul Holdefer, Nina Mulia and Paul Gilbert
4:30 – 6:00 PM Tues 11/144331.0 Improving recruitment and interviewing strategies for black men who have sex with men (MSM) in HIV prevention project in IowaAmber Hawkins and Oluwafemi Adeagbo
5:15 – 5:30 PMTues 11/144271.0 Identifying American Indian and Alaska Native older adults’ perceptions associated with disaster managementLena Thompson, Jordan Lewis, Jacqueline Gray, Kathyleen Tomlin, and Sato Ashida
5:15 – 5:30 PMTues 11/144311.0 Engaging Syrian refugee young adults as community mental health workers in Lebanon: A pilot test of the mechanisms of effect on their own well beingRima Afifi
8:45 – 9:00 AM Wed 11/155044.0 Rural-urban disparities in suicide deaths between military members and civiliansPriyanka Vakkalanka
11:00 – 11:15 AM Wed 11/155080.0 Severe COVID-19 respiratory disease among unvaccinated adolescent patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) at a tertiary care center in northwestern IowaAshlesha Kaushik, and Sandeep Gupta

For questions, contact Tara McKee.