The Population Reference Bureau and the Hopkins Population Center, Johns Hopkins University, co-sponsor a Symposium series on Policy and Health, funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Each symposia is either videotaped or recorded as a webinar.
“Dating Violence and Safety on College Campuses: Using Technology to Change the Climate,” Oct. 6, 2016
As many as one in every five teenagers and college students will experience some type of violence in intimate relationships or be the victim of stalking. Campuses across the United States are struggling with ways to support students and to stem potential abuse. In this recent symposium at Johns Hopkins University, researchers and policy advocates describe how technology can be both a tool to perpetrate and to prevent sexual violence. They explore research on the prevalence of sexual violence on college campuses and examine evidence on technology-based prevention strategies, including smartphone apps to help avert dating violence and connect victims with assistance. The Symposium features presentations by leading JHU researchers on this topic: Michele Decker and Nancy Glass. The Symposium is moderated by Kiersten Stewart, director of public policy and advocacy for Futures Without Violence, who also offers comments on the Decker and Glass presentations.
"Extreme Poverty and Health in the United States," June 11, 2015
This webinar addresses issues such as how extremely poor families in the United States subsist, what public assistance they receive, and what their health challenges are. It features presentations from key Johns Hopkins researchers on this topic: sociologist Kathryn Edin, economist Robert Moffitt, and epidemiologist Jacky Jennings. It is moderated by sociologist Andrew Cherlin. Their presentations were followed by 15 minutes of Q&A.
"Global Family Planning Goals and Measurement: Where Are We Now?" June 26, 2014
In this webinar, Scott Radloff, senior scientist at the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, and Emily Sonneveldt, director for the Center of M&E and Advocacy at the Futures Institute, describe how mobile technology is being used by local data collectors in Africa and Asia to generate rapid-turnaround data, and how this information is being used in tandem with modeling that leverages service statistics to measure progress across 70 countries in meeting global family planning goals. Susan Rich, vice president of International Programs at the Population Reference Bureau, moderated the webinar. Their presentations were followed by 15 minutes of Q&A.
"The Effects of Military Deployment on Family Health," PRB/JHU 5th Annual Symposium on Policy and Health, Oct. 28, 2011.
Presenters: David R. Segal, Professor of Sociology, and Director of the Center for Research on Military Organization, University of Maryland: "Setting the Agenda for Policy and Research: Demography of the American Military Family." Robert W. Blum, William H. Gates Sr. Professor and Chair, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: "The Impact of Deployment on Children and Their Families." Gregory H. Gorman, U.S. Navy, Department of Pediatrics, Uniformed Services University and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center: "Child Health and Parent Military Deployment."
Discussant: Valerie Maholmes, Director, Social and Affective Development/Child Maltreatment and Violence Program, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
"Family Care for an Aging Population: Demographic Contexts and Policy Challenges," PRB/JHU 4th Annual Symposium on Policy and Health, June 23, 2010
Presenters: Andrew J. Cherlin, Benjamin H. Griswold III Professor of Sociology and Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University; Nancy Folbre, professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Madonna Harrington Meyer, Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence in Sociology, and senior research associate at the Center for Policy Research, Syracuse University.
Discussant: John Haaga, deputy director of the Division of Behavioral and Social Research Program, National Institute on Aging.
"Climate Change and Urban Adaptation: Managing Unavoidable Health Risks in Developing Countries," PRB/JHU 3rd Annual Symposium on Policy and Health, May 14, 2009
Presenters: Mark Montgomery, professor, Stony Brook University, and senior associate, Population Council; and Patricia Romero Lankao, social scientist and deputy director, Institute for the Study of Society and the Environment, National Center for Atmospheric Research.
Discussants: John Furlow, climate change specialist, USAID Washington Climate Change Team; and Fariyal Fikree, senior program director, Global Health, Population Reference Bureau.
"Next Steps in Controlling HIV in Africa: Behavior, Biology, or Both?" PRB/JHU 2nd Annual Symposium on Policy and Health, May 1, 2008
Presenters: Thomas Coates, Michael and Sue Steinberg Endowed Professor of Global AIDS, Research Division of Infectious Diseases, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles; and Ronald Gray, William G. Robertson Jr. Professor of Reproductive Epidemiology, Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University.
Discussant: Carl W. Dieffenbach, director, Division of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Presider: Dr. Maria Wawer, professor of population, family, and reproductive health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University.
"Is Low Birth Weight a Cause of Problems, or a Symptom of Them?" PRB/JHU 1st Annual Symposium on Policy and Health, May 31, 2007
Presenters: Dalton Conley, professor of sociology, New York University; Marie McCormick, professor of pediatrics, Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School.
Discussant: Woodie Kessell, professor, University of Maryland