We're lucky enough to have Dr. Donna Almario Doebler, DrPH, MS, MPH, as our speaker for the first journal club on Jan. 24th. She will be giving a short presentation on the neighbourhood factors affecting health prior to our discussion. Her bio is below:
Dr. Almario Doebler is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences (BCHS) at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health. One of her main projects is working with UPMC, a large integrated delivery and financing system in Western Pennsylvania, on conducting community health needs assessments for its 13 licensed non-profit hospitals. Dr. Almario Doebler’s research interests are quantitative approaches to understanding the context in which health disparities occur and employing these methods to assist decision makers in developing effective interventions to improve health outcomes. Prior research experience includes working at the VA Pittsburgh Health System’s Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Institute of Medicine, and the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Dr. Almario Doebler received a Kellogg Health Scholars postdoctoral fellowship, has a DrPH in BCHS and MS in biostatistics from the University of Pittsburgh, and obtained an MPH in epidemiology from the George Washington University in Washington, DC.
Dr. Doebler recommended 2 good review articles on SDH by Paula Braveman:
1. Braveman P, Egerter S, Williams DR. The social determinants of health: coming of age. Annu. Rev. Public Health 2011;32:381-98
2. Braveman PA, Egerter SA, Mockenhaupt RE. Broadening the focus. The need to address the social determinants of health. Am J Prev Med 2011;40(1S1):S4-S18