UNTHSC serving as 2018 national USPHS Scientific and Training Symposium ‘Academic Partner’


Published: May 21, 2018

By Sally Crocker

UsphsUNT Health Science Center has been selected as this year’s Academic Partner for the 2018 United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Scientific and Training Symposium, to be held June 4-7 in Dallas.

This conference, which annually draws more than 1,200 U.S. Public Health Service members and health professionals nationwide, offers an opportunity for attendees to gain continuing education credits, build peer relationships, and learn about advances in the fields of health care and public health.

UNTHSC School of Public Health faculty and students will be presenting at the symposium, which will focus this year on “Ensuring Health for Generations to Come: Science Matters.”

The theme is intended to showcase initiatives and activities that address upstream influences on health and help protect, promote and advance the health and safety of the nation and future generations.

Presenters from the UNTHSC School of Public Health will include:

  • Scott Walters, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Health Behavior and Health Systems: “m-chat: Integrating Health Coaching and Technology with Vulnerable Clients
  • Erika Thompson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Health Behavior and Health Systems: “A Social Determinants of Health Approach to HPV Vaccination among Young Adult Women, National Health Interview 2016
  • Marcy Paul, PhD, Assistant Professor, Health Behavior and Health Systems: “#PPEPtalk Texas – A Life Course and Peer Preconception Health Education Program in Texas
  • Erica Stockbridge, PhD, Assistant Professor, Health Behavior and Health Systems: “Public Health/Private Healthcare Sector Initiatives to Forward Domestic Tuberculosis Elimination
  • SPH student Jialiang Liu with Menghua Tao, PhD, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Biostatistics and Epidemiology: “Comparison of Micronutrient Intakes by Body Weight Level among African American and Hispanic Women
  • Dana Litt, PhD, Associate Professor, Health Behavior and Health Systems:I Tweet, Therefore I Am: Examining the Relations Between Alcohol-related Twitter Content and Alcohol Cognitions and Alcohol Use among Young Adults
  • Melissa Lewis, PhD, Professor, Health Behavior and Health Systems: “Evaluating Personalized Feedback Intervention Framing with a Randomized Controlled Trial to Reduce Young Adult Alcohol-related Sexual Risk Taking
  • Harvey Brenner, PhD, Professor, Health Behavior and Health Systems: “Impact of Patient and Hospital Economic Resources on Patient Safety and Hospital Mortality
  • SPH student Leslie Allsopp with David Sterling, PhD, CIH, ROH, Professor, Biostatistics and Epidemiology: “Estimating School Exposure to Ambient Air Pollution, to Inform Siting of Lower Cost Air Monitors and Support Measures to Reduce Risk