Online: Economy and Health: What is the Role of Public Health?

pThis SPH Roundtable will focus on the effects of recent changes in the economy on health and the strategies needed to improve the health of those most affected by the recession and job loss.br /
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Kate Strully, PhD, MA, is an assistant professor at the University at Albany, State University of New York, where she studies the causes behind economic disparities in health, particularly how health influences and is influenced by social position. Her work seeks to understand how social programs and policies mediate relationships between socioeconomic status and health. Strully is a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar. She received her PhD in sociology from New York University.br /
Paul Mattessich, PhD, is executive director of Wilder Research, one of the largest U.S. organizations to study the effectiveness of human service, education, public health, and other programs intended to improve quality of life. Wilder Research is the home of Minnesota Compass, a social indicators project that identifies trends, tracks progress, and provides analysis with the goal of improving communities. Mattessich serves on a variety of government and nonprofit task forces. He received his PhD in sociology from the University of Minnesota.br /
Melanie Ferris, MPH, is a research scientist at Wilder Research, where she conducts program evaluation and research in public health and children#39;s mental health. She has studied health inequities in the Twin Cities metro, conducted process evaluations for Statewide Health Improvement Program grantees, and helped assess food accessibility in Ramsey County. Her current work will assess youth mental health and well-being in Hennepin County. Ferris received her MPH from the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health./p

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pSection 2 of this course is available at no charge, however, uneither a certificate nor continuing education credit will be awarded./u/p

pSection 3 of this course is available for a certificate andnbsp;continuing education credit for an administrative fee of $10./p