A Project of Boston College Magazine

Advancing Research and Scholarship at Boston College

An inaugural University-wide event celebrating and advancing research and scholarship at Boston College. This year's theme is Global Public Health: Policy, Disparity, and Disease.

Welcome & Keynote

Philip J. Landrigan, '63, M.D., M.Sc.
Dean for Global Health and Ethel H. Wise Professor and Chair of Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Director, Children's Environmental Health Center, Mount Sinai Hospital

Session I: Policy

An integrated and interdisciplinary approach to evaluating the impact of workplace policies on the safety, health, and well-being of hospital workers.

Dean Hashimoto, Associate Professor, Law School
Erika Sabbath, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

How Tobacco Control Policies Affect Maternal and Child Health
Summer Sherburne Hawkins, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Why do I Teach HIV/AIDS and Ethics?
James F. Keenan, S.J., The Peter Canisius Chair, Director of the Jesuit Institute, and Director of the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program

Session II: Disparity

Childhood Health Disparities Driven by Housing and Neighborhood Contexts

Rebekah Levine Coley, Professor of Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology, Lynch School of Education

The Effects of Neighborhood Age Segregation on Adult Health
Sara Moorman, Assistant Professor, Sociology Department, College of Arts & Sciences

The African American Medical Profession and the Politics of Mental Illness, 1895-1945
Martin Summers, Associate Professor, History Department, and Director of the African and African Diaspora Studies Program, College of Arts & Sciences

Session III: Disease

A Distant Mirror: Viruses of the Past, Present, and Future

Welkin Johnson, Professor, Biology Department, College of Arts & Sciences

Nanotechnology-Enabled Disease Biomarker Detection for High and Low Resource Environments
Michael Naughton, Evelyn J. and Robert A. Ferris Professor and Chairman, Physics Department, College of Arts & Sciences

Violence Screening in College Health Centers
Melissa Sutherland, Assistant Professor, Connell School of Nursing

Format: Panel


Sponsored by: TBD

Date: December 11, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Location: TBD