Epidemiology Across the Americas: Connecting Latin American, Caribbean, and North American Epidemiologists to Advance Epidemiological Thinking, Practice, and Health Equity — A Panel Discussion

Epidemiology Across the Americas: Connecting Latin American, Caribbean, and North American Epidemiologists to Advance Epidemiological Thinking, Practice, and Health Equity — A Panel Discussion

Background: The symposium builds on a session we held, co-sponsored by the IEA and the APHA Epidemiology Section, at the 2015 American Public Health Association annual meeting (see:https://apha.confex.com/apha/143am/webprogram/Session45235.html). Building on insights from the APHA session, the sequel at the 2016 Congress of the Americas will advance work addressing two key gaps: (1) limited awareness among North American epidemiologists about the creative conceptual and empirical work taking place in many countries of Latin America and the Caribbean; and (2) limited discussions about how to bring together epidemiologists from across the Americas to engage in equitable collaborations that will advance epidemiologic thinking, practice, and health equity.
Aims/objectives: Encourage more—and more equitable—-collaborations among epidemiologists across the Americas, for health equity.

 

Session Chairs:
Nancy Krieger, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Howell Sasser, American College of Physicians
Rita BarataSanta Casa de Sao Paulo School of Medical Sciences

Presenters:
Nancy Krieger, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Howell Sasser, American College of Physicians
Kue Young, University of Alberta
Rita Barata, Santa Casa de Sao Paulo School of Medical Sciences
Mauricio Barreto, Centro de Pesquisas Goncalo Muniz
Marshall Tulloch-Reid, University of West Indies
Helia Molina, Universidad de Santiago de Chile
Jorge Bacallao, University of Medical Sciences of Habana
Marion Pineros, International Agency for Research on Cancer