NYU Affiliated Presenters to Deliver 42 Papers at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting

NYU presenters to deliver their research on pressing public-health issues at San Francisco gathering.

New York University affiliated presenters will deliver an array of research papers on public health at the American Public Health Association’s 140th Annual Meeting & Exposition. Seventy-six presenters will offer 42 papers and presentations on a wide range of pressing public health issues at the 2012 annual meeting in San Francisco, October 27-31.

The APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition is the oldest and largest gathering of public health professionals in the world, attracting more than 13,000 national and international physicians, administrators, nurses, educators, researchers, epidemiologists, and related health specialists. APHA's meeting program addresses current and emerging health science, policy, and practice issues in an effort to prevent disease and promote health.

NYU’s affiliated presenters represent numerous NYU schools, colleges, and programs. Among the papers to be offered are, in part: “Health behavioral choices in a global city: Urban context effects on Hispanic HIV testing”; “Evaluation of a drinking water availability intervention in New York City schools”; “Using nudges to influence prescription behavior: A novel behavioral economics approach to heart disease prevention”; “Lyme disease-related stigma among persons with persistent symptoms”; “Food industry influences on international health policy: An overview”; and “Are more laws better? The case of traffic fatalities in the US, 1982-2008.”

A full description of the planned NYU presentations at APHA 2012 can be obtained by visiting http://giph.nyu.edu/research.html.

NYU students, faculty, alumni and staff at the APHA Annual Meeting are invited to attend a special public health reception sponsored by the NYU Global Institute of Public Health (GIPH) (http://giph.nyu.edu/). The reception will feature remarks by Cheryl G. Healton, DrPH, inaugural director-designate of the GIPH and Dean of Global Public Health. In her role with the GIPH, Dr. Healton is responsible for building its academic, service and research programs in collaboration with partners at the University and throughout the public health community. She also works to shape the Institute’s focus on domestic and international health issues with an emphasis on prevention, systems intervention and innovation in public health practice. The GIPH will be represented in the APHA exposition hall at Booth #1300.

The reception will take place on Monday, October 29, from 6:30-to-8:00 p.m. in the SF Marriot Marquis, Room Pacific C, 55 Fourth Street, San Francisco, California. To RSVP for the reception, go to http://www.nyu.edu/rsvp/event.php?e_id=4300.

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