Winter Institute 2020 Research Symposium

Winter Institute 2020 Research Symposium

Join the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy at the 2020 Winter Institute for a panel discussion on the use of personal data for research studies

Wednesday, February 19th from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Moderated Panel Discussion ~40 minutes
15 minutes questions/discussion 

Panel participants: 

  • Dr. Kerry Ramella – Phoenix Health Center
  • Dale Crogan – Local 2260 representative
  • PJ Dean – Local 493 representative
  • Brian Willingham – Local 493 representative
  • Gary Hildebrandt – GFRD management representative

Focus of panel discussion:

  • How can partnerships with clinical researchers benefit organizations?
  • How we can overcome the “fear” of personal data obtained during clinical research being used against employees we serve?
  • What research opportunities would the panel like to explore in conjunction with our clinical research partners?

Lead Moderator: Rob Duggan, Assistant Fire Chief

  • Currently an Assistant Fire Chief with the Gilbert Fire and Rescue Department for the past four years.
  • Total of 24 years of service – 20 years with Gilbert Fire and Rescue, 4 years with the Casa Grande Fire Department as a firefighter
  • Positions served prior to Assistant Chief
    • Battalion Chief, Captain, Engineer, Firefighter, Paramedic
    • Additional assignments include:
      • Training Captain, Recruit Training Captain, Local Vice-President for Local 2260 – Gilbert Chapter
      • Passion for collaborating with individuals inside and outside the fire department as a means of developing relationships that better the lives of everyone.

What’s Happening in AZ? Arizona Research – Public Safety and Behavioral Health
Wednesday, February 19th from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Investigator Flash Talks 10 minutes each
2 Student Flash Talks 5 minutes each
10 minutes questions/discussion

Dr. Brian Mayer is an Associate Professor in the School of Sociology at the University of Arizona. He is also the Director of the program in Care, Health & Society in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. He received his PhD in sociology from Brown University in 2006, where he conducted the research leading to his book, Blue-Green Coalitions: Fighting for Safer Workplaces and Healthy Communities. Recently, he has been apart of several large research centers examining the impacts of disasters on individual and community resilience and has published multiple articles on the significance of culture and networks for improving disaster recovery. In 2018, he began a collaborative research project with the Tucson Fire Department to examine how cultural practices within the fire service influence individual risk-taking and attitudes towards cancer awareness and reduction.

Dr. Cody Telep is an Associate Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University. His research focuses on synthesizing research to assess what works in policing, collaborating with agencies to examine the impact of police practices on crime and perceptions of legitimacy, and examining receptivity to research and evidence-based practice in policing.

Dr. Mary-Ellen Brown is an assistant professor in the School of Social Work of the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University. Through varied experiences in Brown's academic and professional history, she has a robust background in research and evaluation, community health, positive youth development, and neighborhood planning and revitalization. Brown's scholarship is focused on the effects of poverty and violence as related to the resiliency, health and well-being of underserved communities, including Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and urban Native American populations.  Brown's areas of specialized research include examining social determinants of health embedded in components of equitable community development, community health, and systems that perpetuate poverty and community stress and trauma. This line of investigation includes a special emphasis on developing valid and reliable measures for determining the effectiveness of community-engaged prevention and intervention efforts in promoting positive health outcomes to combat minority health inequities and related risk factors. In 2019, Brown was recognized with the Emerging Community Solutions Scholar award and also the Community Solutions Research Team award from the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions for her community-engaged action research.

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