Plenary Sessions and Invited Symposia

Plenary Sessions

  • Plenary Session I: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 8:30 am – 10:00 am, Using Big Data to Examine Intergenerational Transmission of Economic Disparities: Implications for Health Outcome [more info]
  • Plenary Session II: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 8:30 am – 10:00 am, Big Data Integration [more info]
  • Plenary Session III: Friday, May 31, 2019, 10:15 am – 11:45 am, Mobile Health (mHealth) in Prevention Science: Assessment, Intervention, and Analysis [more info]

Invited Symposia

  • Invited Symposium I: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm, Prevention Science: Decreasing Health disparities through Interventions and Policies that Target Vulnerable Populations at Multiple Levels [more info]
  • Invited Symposium II: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm, Research involving Big Data Integration [more info]
  • Invited Symposium III: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm, mHealth in Action [more info]

Plenary Session I

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Using Big Data to Examine Intergenerational Transmission of Economic Disparities: Implications for Health Outcome

Session Overview: The invited plenary session will present unique perspectives on the role of “big data” in preventing or exacerbating health inequalities or disparities. Researchers will discuss “big data” in the context of improving economic and biomedical/health care, and implications for policy and prevention.

Chair: Velma McBride Murry, PhD, Lois Audrey Betts Chair, Education and Human Development, Joe B. Wyatt Distinguished University Professor, Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development, Vanderbilt University

Speakers:

  • Nancy Breen, PhD, Economist, Office of Science Policy, Strategic Planning, Analysis, Reporting, and Data, NIH, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
  • David H. Chea, ScD, Human Sciences Associate Professor & Director, Center for Health Ecology and Equity Research, Human Development & Family Studies, College of Human Sciences, Auburn University
  • Joanne Klevens, MD, PhD, Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Violence Prevention

Organizers:

  • Velma McBride Murry, PhD, (co-chair), Lois Audrey Betts Chair, Education and Human Development, Joe B. Wyatt Distinguished University Professor, Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development, Vanderbilt University
  • Tanya Agurs-Collins, PhD, RD, (co-chair), Program Director, Health Behaviors Research Branch, Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Institutes for Health, National Cancer Institute
  • Richard F. Catalano, PhD, Professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington, co-founder, Social Development Research Group
  • Sharon F. Lambert, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, The George Washington University
  • Aleta Meyer, PhD, Senior Social Science Research Analyst, Team Leader for Community-Engaged and American Indian and Alaskan Native Research,
  • Phyllis Holditch Niolon, PhD, Behavioral Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Violence Prevention
  • Belinda Sims, PhD, Health Scientist Administrator, Prevention Research Branch, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Plenary Session I Roundtable

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 10:15 am – 11:45 am

Using Big Data to Examine Intergenerational Transmission of Economic Disparities: Implications for Health Outcome

Chair: Velma McBride Murry, PhD, (co-chair), Lois Audrey Betts Chair, Education and Human Development, Joe B. Wyatt Distinguished University Professor, Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development, Vanderbilt University

Discussants:

  • Nancy Breen, PhD, Economist, Office of Science Policy, Strategic Planning, Analysis, Reporting, and Data, NIH, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
  • David H. Chea, ScD, Human Sciences Associate Professor & Director, Center for Health Ecology and Equity Research, Auburn University, Human Development & Family Studies, College of Human Sciences
  • Joanne Klevens, MD, PhD, MPH, Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Violence Prevention

Organizers:

  • Velma McBride Murry, PhD, (co-chair), Lois Audrey Betts Chair, Education and Human Development, Joe B. Wyatt Distinguished University Professor, Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development, Vanderbilt University
  • Tanya Agurs-Collins, PhD, RD, (co-chair), Program Director, Health Behaviors Research Branch, Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute
  • Richard F. Catalano, PhD, Professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington, co-founder, Social Development Research Group
  • Sharon F. Lambert, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, The George Washington University
  • Aleta Meyer, PhD, Senior Social Science Research Analyst, Team Leader for Community-Engaged and American Indian and Alaskan Native Research, Division of Family Strengthening, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Phyllis Holditch Niolon, PhD, Behavioral Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Violence Prevention
  • Belinda Sims, PhD, Health Scientist Administrator, Prevention Research Branch, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Invited Symposium I

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm

Prevention Science: Decreasing Health disparities through Interventions and Policies that Target Vulnerable Populations at Multiple Levels

Chair: Tanya Agurs-Collins, PhD, RD, (co-chair), Program Director, Health Behaviors Research Branch, Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

Speakers:

  • Jon Korfmacher, PhD, Associate Professor, Chair, Home Visiting Applied Research Collaborative (HARC), Erikson Institute
  • Thomas A. LaVesit, PhD, Dean and Professor, Weatherhead Presidential Chair in Health Equity, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University
  • Emma Sanchez-Vaznaugh), ScD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Health Education, College of Health & Social Sciences, Health Equity Institute, San Francisco State University

Organizers:

  • Velma McBride Murry, PhD, (co-chair), Lois Audrey Betts Chair, Education and Human Development, Joe B. Wyatt Distinguished University Professor, Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development, Vanderbilt University
  • Tanya Agurs-Collins, PhD, RD, (co-chair), Program Director, Health Behaviors Research Branch, Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute
  • Richard F. Catalano, PhD, Professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington, co-founder, Social Development Research Group
  • Sharon F. Lambert, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, The George Washington University
  • Aleta Meyer, PhD, Senior Social Science Research Analyst, Team Leader for Community-Engaged and American Indian and Alaskan Native Research, Division of Family Strengthening, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Phyllis Holditch Niolon, PhD, Behavioral Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Violence Prevention
  • Belinda Sims, PhD, Health Scientist Administrator, Prevention Research Branch, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Plenary Session II

Thursday, May 30, 2019, 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Big Data Integration

Chair: Elizabeth M. Ginexi, PhD, Health Scientist Administrator, National Institutes of Health, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research

Speakers:

  • Atul Butte, MD, PhD, Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Distinguished Professor, Director, Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute, University of California, San Francisco, Chief Data Scientist, University of California Health
  • Michael Huerta, PhD, Director of the Office of Strategic Initiatives, and Associate Director of the at the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health
  • Margaret C. Levenstein, PhD, Director of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), Research Professor at the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research, Adjunct Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan

This invited plenary features three prominent experts who will bring unique perspectives on this year’s conference theme, Prevention Science in a Big Data World, by describing some of the many challenges and opportunities that await us as we begin to leverage complex data and innovative technologies to open new avenues in prevention research. The plenary begins with Dr. Atul Butte MD, PhD who is the inaugural Director of the Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and a Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics. Dr. Butte is also the Chief Data Scientist for the entire University of California Health System, across the six University of California Medical Schools and Medical Centers. His talk will showcase how technological advances may allow us to harness the power of data (especially electronic health record data) to meet the challenge of precision medicine and foster new insights about disease, health promotion, and prevention. The next speaker, Dr. Michael Huerta, PhD is Director of the Office of Strategic Initiatives, and Associate Director of the at the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Huerta is involved with a number of trans-NIH and trans-government efforts on standards, technologies, practices, and policies to more widely, efficiently, and meaningfully share biomedical research data. Importantly, the NLM is helping to lead the NIH in efforts to change policies and practices to raise the prominence of data in the biomedical research enterprise by increasing data sharing, supporting community-based standards efforts, and making data sets discoverable, citable, and linked to the scientific literature. Our final speaker Dr. Margaret Levenstein, PhD is the Director of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), a Research Professor at the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research, and an Adjunct Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Dr. Levenstein will discuss notable opportunities and obstacles in data science for current and future social science researchers during this evolving and exciting era of burgeoning data sharing.

Organizers:

  • Elizabeth M. Ginexi, PhD, (co-chair), Health Scientist Administrator, National Institutes of Health, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
  • Mildred Maldonado-Molina, PhD, (co-chair), Associate Professor, Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics, Director, Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics Training and Education, Faculty, Institute for Child Health Policy, University of Florida
  • Max Crowley, PhD, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Health and Human Development, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Laura Nerenberg, PhD, Social Science Research Analyst, Division of Family Strengthening, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Raschelle Jean Musci, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Eve Reider, PhD, Associate Director for Prevention Research, Division of Services and Intervention Research, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health
  • Xinzhi Zhang, MD, PhD, FACE, FRSM, Program Director, Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program, Division of Clinical Innovation, National Institutes of Health, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Plenary Session II Roundtable

Thursday, May 30, 2019, 10:15 am – 11:45 am

Big Data Integration

Chair: Elizabeth M. Ginexi, PhD, Health Scientist Administrator, National Institutes of Health, Office of Behavior Social Science

Speakers:

  • Atul Butte, MD, PhD, Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Distinguished Professor, Director, Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute, University of California, San Francisco, Chief Data Scientist, University of California Health
  • Michael Huerta, PhD, Director of the Office of Strategic Initiatives, and Associate Director of the at the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health
  • Margaret C. Levenstein, PhD, Director of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), Research Professor at the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research, Adjunct Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan

Organizers:

  • Elizabeth M. Ginexi, PhD, (co-chair), Health Scientist Administrator, National Institutes of Health, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
  • Mildred Maldonado-Molina, PhD, (co-chair), Associate Professor, Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics, Director, Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics Training and Education, Faculty, Institute for Child Health Policy, University of Florida
  • Max Crowley, PhD, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Health and Human Development, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Laura Nerenberg, PhD, Social Science Research Analyst, Division of Family Strengthening, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Raschelle Jean Musci, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Eve Reider, PhD, Associate Director for Prevention Research, Division of Services and Intervention Research, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
  • Xinzhi Zhang, MD, PhD, FACE, FRSM, Program Director, Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program, Division of Clinical Innovation, NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Invited Symposium II

Thursday, May 30, 2019, 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm

Research involving Big Data Integration

Chair: Mildred Maldonado-Molina, PhD, (co-chair), Associate Professor, Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics, Director, Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics Training and Education, Faculty, Institute for Child Health Policy, University of Florida

Speakers:

  • Elizabeth S. Chen, PhD, Associate Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics, Associate Professor of Medical Science, Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown University
  • Lisa P. Jacobson, ScD, Professor, Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health
  • Colin Walsh, MD MA, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Medicine, and Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Informatics for Mental Health Research

Organizers:

  • Elizabeth M. Ginexi, PhD, (co-chair), Health Scientist Administrator, National Institutes of Health, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
  • Mildred Maldonado-Molina, PhD, (co-chair), Associate Professor, Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics, Director, Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics Training and Education, Faculty, Institute for Child Health Policy
  • Max Crowley, PhD, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Health and Human Development, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Laura Nerenberg, PhD, Social Science Research Analyst, Division of Family Strengthening, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Raschelle Jean Musci, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Eve Reider, PhD, Associate Director for Prevention Research, Division of Services and Intervention Research, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
  • Xinzhi Zhang, MD, PhD, FACE, FRSM, Program Director, Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program, Division of Clinical Innovation, NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Plenary Session III

Friday, May 31, 2019, 10:15 am – 11:45 am

Mobile Health (mHealth) in Prevention Science: Assessment, Intervention, and Analysis

Chair: Stephanie T. Lanza, PhD, Director, The Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, Professor, Department of Biobehavioral Health, The Methodology Center, The Pennsylvania State University

Speakers:

  • Nicholas Allen, PhD, Ann Swindells Professor, Director, Center for Digital Mental Health, Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology, University of Oregon
  • Fiona C. Baker, PhD, Senior Program Director, Human Sleep Research Program, Center for Health Sciences, SRI International
  • Holly Jimison, PhD, Professor of the Practice, Khoury College of Computer Sciences and Bouve College of Health Services, Northeastern University

Organizers:

  • Stephanie T. Lanza, PhD, (co-chair), Director, The Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, Professor, Department of Biobehavioral Health, The Methodology Center, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Michael Mason, PhD, (co-chair), Betsey R. Bush Endowed Professor in Children & Families at Risk, Center for Behavioral Health Research, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Sabrina Oesterle, PhD, Research Associate Professor, Social Development Research Group, School of Social Work, University of Washington
  • Elizabeth Robertson, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean, College of Human Environmental Sciences, The University of Alabama
  • Mariela C. Shirley, PhD, Program Officer, Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Plenary Session III Roundtable

Friday, May 31, 2019, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Mobile Health (mHealth) in Prevention Science: Assessment, Intervention, and Analysis

Chair: Stephanie T. Lanza, PhD, Director, The Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, Professor, Department of Biobehavioral Health, The Methodology Center, The Pennsylvania State University

Discussants:

  • Nicholas Allen, PhD, Ann Swindells Professor, Director, Center for Digital Mental Health, Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology, University of Oregon
  • Fiona C. Baker, PhD, Senior Program Director, Human Sleep Research Program, Center for Health Sciences, SRI International
  • Holly Jimison, PhD, Professor of the Practice, Khoury College of Computer Sciences and Bouve College of Health Services, Northeastern University

Organizers:

  • Stephanie T. Lanza, PhD, (co-chair), Director, The Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, Professor, Department of Biobehavioral Health, The Methodology Center, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Michael Mason, PhD, (co-chair), Betsey R. Bush Endowed Professor in Children & Families at Risk, Center for Behavioral Health Research, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Sabrina Oesterle, PhD, Research Associate Professor, Social Development Research Group, School of Social Work, University of Washington
  • Elizabeth Robertson, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean, College of Human Environmental Sciences, The University of Alabama
  • Mariela C. Shirley, PhD, Program Officer, Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Invited Symposium III

Thursday, May 30, 2019, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

mHealth in Action

Chair: Michael Mason, PhD, University

Speakers:

  • Michael Mason, PhD, (co-chair), Betsey R. Bush Endowed Professor in Children & Families at Risk, Center for Behavioral Health Research, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Inbal (Billie) Nahum-Shani, PhD, Research Associate Professor, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, and Co-Director of the Data-Science for Dynamic Decision-Making Lab.
  • Brian Suffoletto, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Emergency Medicine

Organizers:

  • Stephanie T. Lanza, PhD, (co-chair), Director, The Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, Professor, Department of Biobehavioral Health, The Methodology Center, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Michael Mason, PhD, (co-chair), Betsey R. Bush Endowed Professor in Children & Families at Risk, Center for Behavioral Health Research, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Sabrina Oesterle, PhD, Research Associate Professor, Social Development Research Group, School of Social Work, University of Washington
  • Elizabeth Robertson, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean, College of Human Environmental Sciences, The University of Alabama
  • Mariela C. Shirley, PhD, Program Officer, Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism