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Rutgers Catalyst: Towards a New Jersey Population Cohort Study

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

Please RSVP by April 3, 2019 by clicking the link here: Register Now!


Program Objectives:

This Catalyst event will inform a vision for the NJ cohort study and identify pathways to sustainable implementation. The agenda will bring together population health leaders and researchers from across Rutgers, New Jersey government, and national experts in a daylong discussion, highlighted by a keynote address by Linda Waite, PhD, Lucy Flower Professor in Urban Sociology and Chair of the Department of Sociology, University of Chicago. Our work will continue after the Catalyst meeting and will culminate in a detailed plan for developing this cohort.


Location:

Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research 112 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901


Registration & Breakfast: 8:30 AM-9:00 AM

Welcome & Goals for the Day: 9:00 AM-9:45 AM

XinQi Dong, MD, MPH, Director, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research (IFH), and Henry Rutgers Distinguished Professor of Population Health Science.

Joel C. Cantor, ScD, Director Center for State Health Policy, IFH and Distinguished Professor, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

Shereef M. Elnahal,, MD, MBA, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Health


Keynote Presentation: Lessons from the National Social Life, Health & Aging Project: 9:45-10:30 AM

Keynote will present insights generated by the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP) and discuss the challenges and opportunities of creating and sustaining a panel study. Introduction: Benedetto Piccoli, PhD, Associate Provost for Research, Rutgers University Camden.

Linda Waite, PhD – Lucy Flower Professor in Urban Sociology and Chair of the Department of Sociology, University of Chicago.


Panel Discussion #1:
The Value of Cohort Studies: Experience from the Field: 10:30 AM-Noon

Leading scholars will discuss the important contribution of panel studies to knowledge about population health in New Jersey and beyond. Each briefly presents compelling research findings and discusses features of cohort studies of greatest value for studying population health, followed by Q&A.

Moderator: Paul Duberstein, PhD - Chair & Professor, Rutgers School of Public Health

Elisa V. Bandera, MD, PhD – Professor, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Chief, Cancer Epidemiology and Health Outcomes, Co-Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

XinQi Dong, MD, MPH – Director, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research (IFH), and Henry Rutgers Distinguished Professor of Population Health Science.

Lenna Nepomnyaschy, PhD, MSW – Associate Professor, Rutgers School of Social Work, Associate Faculty, Rutgers Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

Stanley H. Weiss, MD, FACP, FACE – Professor, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and Rutgers School of Public Health, Associate Member, Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ.


Lunch: Noon-12:45 PM

Luncheon Address: Evolving Challenges in Public Interest Survey Research: 12:45 PM-1:30 PM

Professor Zukin, past president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, will discuss trends in public interest polling conducted by phone and on-line.

Introduction by: Jerome D. Williams, PhD, Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor, Rutgers University Newark.

Cliff Zukin, PhD – Prof. of Political Science & Public Policy, Rutgers University, Emeritus, Senior Officer/Senior Survey Advisor, Pew Charitable Trusts.


Panel Discussion #2:
Designing a Successful Cohort for NJ: 1:30 PM-2:30 PM

Presenters from Panel #1 will join other experts to discuss the key steps to design and implement a New Jersey panel study. Using a Q&A format, the panel will address strategies for sampling, recruitment, retention, interview mode, ethical engagement of communities and study participants, incorporating biomarkers and secondary data linkages, sustained funding and other key topics.

Moderated by: Sarah Allred, PhD - Associate Professor, Psychology, Faculty Director, Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs, Rutgers University.

Shawna V. Hudson, PhD – Professor, Research Division Chief, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Anita Y. Kinney, PhD, RN – Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Director, Center for Cancer Health Disparities, School of Public Health, Associate Director for Cancer Health Equity Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.


Panel Discussion #3: Achieving Value & Sustainability: 2:30 PM-3:30 PM

This panel of experts will discuss the population health impact and research value of cohort studies along with strategies and opportunities for sustainable funding.

Moderated by: Mary E. O’Dowd, MPH - Executive Director, Health Systems and Populations Health Integration, Rutgers Biomedical & Health Sciences.

John Koehn, MA – President, AmeriGroup New Jersey Inc.

Eliza Ng, MD, MPH – Chief Medical Officer, Population Health, RWJBarnabas Health.

Reynold A. Panettieri, MD – Vice Chancellor & Director of Rutgers Institute of Translational Medicine and Science.


Wrap Up & Next Steps: 3:30 PM-4:00 PM
Steering Committee:

Shereef Elnahal, MD, MBA – Commissioner of Health, New Jersey Department of Health.

Sarah K. Allred, PhD - Faculty Director, Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs, Associate Chair & Professor, Rutgers-Camden Department of Psychology.
srallred@camden.rutgers.edu

Carolyn E. Miller, MA, MS * Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
cmiller@rwjf.org

Paul Duberstein, PhD - Chair & Professor, Rutgers School of Public Health, Department of Health Behavior, Society, and Policy.
paul.duberstein@rutgers.edu

Mary E. O’Dowd, MPH Executive Director, Health Systems and Populations Health Integration, Rutgers Biomedical & Health Sciences.
mary.odowd@rutgers.edu

Frank A Ghinassi, PhD, ABPP President & CEO, Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
ghinassi@ubhc.rutgers.edu

Reynold A. Panettieri Jr, MD - Professor of Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Vice Chancellor & Director, Rutgers Institute for Translational Medicine & Science, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.
rp856@rbhs.rutgers.edu

Anita Y. Kinney, PhD, RN, FAAN - Director, Rutgers School of Public Health, Center for Cancer Health Disparities, Associate Director, Cancer Health Equity and Engagement, Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
anita.kinney@rutgers.edu

Benedetto Piccoli, PhD - Associate Provost for Research, Rutgers University Camden, Distinguished Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences and Center for Computational and Integrative Biology.
piccoli@camden.rutgers.edu

David Krol, MD - Medical Director, NJ Healthy Kids Initiative, Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.
david.krol@SEBS.Rutgers.edu

Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah, PhD - Dean and Distinguished Professor, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Policy.
p.thakuriah@ejb.rutgers.edu

Cliff Zukin, PhD, MA* - Emeritus Professor of Public Policy, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Policy, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Senior Officer, Pew Charitable Trusts.
zukin@rutgers.edu

Jennifer G. Velez, JD - Senior Vice President, Community & Behavioral Health RWJBarnabas Health.
jennifer.velez@rwjbh.org

Jerome D. Williams, PhD, MS - Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor, Distinguished Professor & Prudential Chair in Business, Rutgers University-Newark, Fellow, The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development.
jeromew@business.rutgers.edu


Project Leadership & Staff:

Joel C. Cantor, ScD - Distinguished Professor, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Director, Rutgers Center for State Health Policy.

Margaret M. Koller, MS - Executive Director, Rutgers Center for State Health Policy.

Patricia Calogero - Executive Assistant, Rutgers Center for State Health Policy.

Omna A. Syed, MPH - Health Policy Scholar Rutgers Center for State Health Policy.