The DBEI distinctively brings together expertise in biostatistics, epidemiology and informatics, to advance population-health science.
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Human Genomic Diversity and Medicine: Challenges and Solutions to Reduce Health Disparities
Hosted by the Center for Global Genomics and Health Equity and the Penn Institute for Biomedical Informatics
Monday, May 22 & Tuesday, May 23 (12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET)
Smilow Center for Translational Research Auditorium
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Vincent Lo Re III, MD, MSCE, has two new and one pending appointment to national efforts. Dr. Lo Re is Co-Chair of the Infectious Diseases Society of America Hepatitis C Guidance Panel, Scientific Co-Chair of the 2023 American Conference for the Treatment of HIV, and will soon become Chair of the FDA’s Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee.
Knashawn Morales, ScD, and Wei-Ting Hwang, PhD, have been named as new Fellows of the American Statistical Association. The world’s largest community of statisticians, the ASA is known as the “Big Tent for Statistics.” Read more about Dr. Morales. Read more about Dr. Hwang.
In the News
Elizabeth Nesoff, PhD, MPH discusses her recently published study in the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) blog investigating neighborhood features that were correlated with fatal opioid overdoses among the homeless population in New York City. Dr. Nesoff uses these discoveries to make important policy recommendations with respect to targeted outreach and other interventions.
Jeffrey Morris, PhD and Jeffrey Gerber, MD, PhD, MSCE collaborated with researchers to examine measles serostatus among pregnant persons about to give birth and whether rubella serostatus, which is routinely assessed during pregnancy, can serve as a proxy for measles serostatus.
Anne Marie McCarthy, PhD was featured on the Real Pink Podcast where she discussed the development of new ways to identify people with high risk of aggressive breast cancer.
To understand health and disease today, we need new thinking and novel science —the kind we create when multiple disciplines work together from the ground up. That is why this department has put forward a bold vision in population-health science: a single academic home for biostatistics, epidemiology and informatics.