Agendas from Two Workshops
Workshop on Meeting the Challenges of Generating Useful Evidence and Using It Effectively in Obesity Prevention Decision Making
January 8, 2009
The Keck Center
Goal: Gain insights from experts on how an evidence framework could be helpful in generating and using evidence for decision making about obesity prevention and other multifaceted areas of health promotion and disease prevention.
Moderator: Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, Committee Chair
Generating and Evaluating Evidence: Alternatives and Trade-offs
Moderator: Larry Green, DrPH, Committee Member
Do null studies or insufficient evidence mean that prevention doesn’t work?
What determines whether a prevention study “fails” or “succeeds”? What can we learn from evidence generation and evaluation in other disciplines?
How can systems thinking inform evidence generation and evaluation?
June Stevens, PhD, RD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
J. Michael Oakes, PhD, University of Minnesota
Madhabi Chatterji, PhD, Columbia University
David Abrams, PhD, American Legacy Foundation
Current Approaches to Using Evidence in Obesity Prevention and Related Areas of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Moderator: Ross Brownson, PhD, Committee Member
Key Question: What are the current challenges and limitations in the application of evidence to the development of guidelines and practice standards in public health efforts?
Joseph Hagan, Jr., MD, University of Vermont
David L. Katz, MD, MPH, Yale University
Stephen Daniels, MD, PhD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, The Children’s Hospital
Interface of Evidence and Public Policy
Moderator: Adolfo Valadez, MD, MPH, Committee Member
Where does evidence fit into public policy decision making?
How do policy makers gather, use, and evaluate evidence in decision making?
What challenges do policy makers face in finding and using evidence?
What types of evidence are most useful to policy makers?
Joshua Sharfstein, MD, Baltimore City Health Department
Stephanie Coursey Bailey, MD, MS, Office of Public Health Practice, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Lynn Silver, MD, MPH, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Workshop on the Application of Systems Thinking to the Development and Use of Evidence in Obesity Prevention Decision Making
March 16, 2009
Beckman Center Auditorium
Goal: Gain insights from experts on how a systems science framework and modeling could be helpful in generating and using evidence for decision making about obesity prevention and other multifaceted areas of health promotion and disease prevention.
Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, Committee Chair
UK Foresight Programme’s Tackling Obesities: Future Choices Project
Susan Jebb, PhD (via videoconference), Medical Research Council Collaborative Center for Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge, UK
Knowledge Synthesis and Integration: Changing Models, Changing Practices
Allan Best, PhD, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
System Dynamics Simulation in Support of Obesity Prevention Decision Making
Bobby Milstein, PhD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Jack Homer, PhD, Homer Consulting
Multilevel Approaches to Understanding and Preventing Obesity: Analytical Challenges and New Directions
Ana Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH, University of Michigan School of Public Health