Featured Speakers

Throughout the PQAR summer program students will be given a series of lectures from NYU/NYC faculty and researchers, on subjects related to Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), Professional Development, Site visits and general aging-related topics. The recordings and biographies of this summer's featured speakers are linked and listed below.


 

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JChodosh

Joshua Chodosh, MD, MSHS

Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care, Michael L. Freedman Professor of Geriatric Research, Department of Medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, Professor, Departments of Medicine and Population Health at NYU Grossman School of Medicine


Joshua Chodosh, MD, MSHS is the inaugural endowed Michael L. Freedman Professor of Geriatric Research and a Professor of Medicine and Population Health at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. While at UCLA, Dr. Chodosh built a research career in dementia health services and developed a nationally recognized VA telehealth program in dementia care. In 2015, Dr. Chodosh joined the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care at NYU and launched the Freedman Research Center on Aging, Technology and Cognitive Health (CATCH). Over the past five years, he has been awarded several NIH grants, a VA Merit, NY State Department of Health funding, and he has a leadership role in NYU’s recently refunded National Institute on Aging’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. He is also the is Co-Leader of the CDC BOLD Public Health Center of Excellence on Early Detection of Dementia. Dr. Chodosh recently became the Division Director of Geriatrics and Palliative Care at NYU in the Department of Medicine. He also co-founded the NYU Aging Incubator, a rapidly growing University-wide educational and research collective serving the larger University community and he currently mentors several junior faculty, fellows, residents and medical students. In addition to a strong background in Geriatric education and clinical care, Dr. Chodosh has expertise in dementia, sleep, hearing loss, health services, and technological applications for research and care.

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@JChodoshMD

 

Dr. Chodosh presented to students on Tuesday, July 6. Watch his presentation here.

Physician Recognition of Cognitive Impairment: Evaluating the Need for Improvement

The HEAR-VA Pilot Study: Hearing Assistance Provided to Older Adults in the Emergency Department

RChunara

Rumi Chunara, PhD

Associate Professor jointly appointed at the NYU School of Global Public Health (Biostatistics) and NYU Tandon School of Engineering (Computer Science)


Rumi Chunara is an Associate Professor at NYU, jointly appointed at the Tandon School of Engineering (in Computer Science) and the School of Global Public Health (in Biostatistics/Epidemiology). Her PhD is from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, MS from MIT and BSc from Caltech. She is an MIT TR35, NSF Career, Facebook Research and Max Planck Sabbatical award winner and her work has been funded by diverse sources including the Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, NSF, NIH, and the International Growth Centre.

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Dr.Chunara presented to students on Monday, June 28.

AFaustin

Arline Faustin, MD

Associate Director of Neuropathology Core | NYU Alzheimer’s Disease Center
 
I am a board certified pathologist and sub-specialty board certified neuropathologist with clinical and research interests in neurodegenerative disease. I am the  associate director of the neuropathology core at the NYU Alzheimer's disease Research Center. My research over the last few years has focused on using proteomics as a tool to study and distinguish differences within the diagnosis of AD, as well as other neurological disease entities, such as epilepsy and  multiple system atrophy (MSA).
 
In 2020 I hosted a learn at home webinar about what we learn form brain donation that was highlighted on the NIA website and is found on YouTube.
 
 
Dr. Faustin presented to students on Thursday, June 24. Watch her presentation here
YFeng

Yang Feng, PhD

Associate Professor of Biostatistics | NYU School of Global Public Health


Yang Feng received his B.S. in mathematics from the University of Science and Technology of China and his Ph.D. in Operations Research from Princeton University. Dr. Feng's research interests include machine learning with applications to public health, high-dimensional statistics, network models, nonparametric statistics, and bioinformatics. He has published in The Annals of Statistics, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series B, Journal of Machine Learning Research, International Journal of Epidemiology, and Science Advances. Feng serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, Statistica Sinica, Stat, and Statistical Analysis and Data Mining: The ASA Data Science Journal.

 

Prior to joining NYU, Feng was an Associate Professor of Statistics and an affiliated member in the Data Science Institute at Columbia University. He is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute and a recipient of the NSF CAREER award.

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Dr. Feng presented to students on Monday, June 21. Watch his presentation here. View his presentation slides here.

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Melody Goodman, PhD

Associate Dean for Research and Associate Professor of Biostatistics | NYU School of Global Public Health

Dr. Melody Goodman’s efforts seek to understand the social risk factors that contribute to health disparities in urban areas, with the goal of developing culturally competent, region-specific, and evidence-based solutions through collaborative activities with community members, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, and other community health stakeholders. The purpose of her work is the development of solutions for improving health in minority and medically underserved communities.  

 

Dr. Goodman conducts applied biostatistical and survey research for community-based interventions and health disparities research with a strong focus on measurement. Additionally, through academic-community collaborations, she implements, evaluates, and enhances the infrastructure of community-engaged research, in order to mitigate health disparities. As such, Dr. Goodman is the Principal Investigator of a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) grant that aims to validate and implement a quantitative survey measure to assess the level of community engagement in patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) and clinical effectiveness research (CER) studies from the community stakeholder perspective.

 

 

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Dr. Goodman presented to students on Monday, July 12. Watch her presentation here. View her presentation slides here.

GJeanLouis

Girardin Jean-Louis, PhD

Adjunct Professor of  Population Health & Psychiatry & Director of the PRIDE Institute | NYU Grossman School of Medicine
 

Girardin Jean-Louis, Ph.D. is Professor of Population Health and Psychiatry at NYU Langone Health. He is the Director of the PRIDE Institute on Behavioral Medicine and Sleep Disorders Research and the Translational Sleep and Circadian Sciences Program. He has served on the NIH Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board, the Cancer, Heart, and Sleep Epidemiology (CHSE-B) study section, the National Advisory Council for National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, and several NIH Special Emphasis Panels/ Scientific Review Groups. Dr. Jean-Louis has been involved in several important NIH-funded studies, which have led to over 400 publications, primarily in sleep deficiency and cardio-metabolic diseases, circadian sciences, aging, and health equity. The overarching goal of his research is to address multi-level barriers hindering adoption of healthful practices in vulnerable communities. His research focuses on the application of agile behavioral models to enhance treatment adherence to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and brain injury. Dr. Jean-Louis’ research also addresses the psychosocial and environmental determinants of health behavior preventing access to adequate care in diverse communities, disproportionately burdened by adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular outcomes. His current research addresses the mechanisms of sleep deficiency and its associations with markers of cardiovascular disease, inflammation, and brain injury, delineating the role of epigenetics and African ancestry. Dr. Jean-Louis has also been involved in several university-based training programs aimed at increasing inclusive diversity in the academic workforce.

 

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Dr. Jean-Louis presented to students on Friday, July 2 on the following topic: Progress towards reducing disparities in sleep/circadian health to improve cardiovascular and brain health. Watch his presentation here. View his presentation slides here.

Marsh

Karyn Marsh, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Neurology | NYU Grossman School of Medicine
 
Dr. Karyn Marsh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at New York University Langone Health. She is also the Co-Director of the New York State funded Center of Excellence on Alzheimer’s Disease (CEAD), Administrative Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) and the Director of the ADRC Multicultural Program. Having played a significant role in the development and management of these entities, Dr. Marsh has helped to develop an
internationally-respected, interdisciplinary, multiple-site program that promotes healthy brain aging and enhances the lives of older adults and their families living with cognitive decline.

Dr. Marsh graduated from Dartmouth College with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and received her MSW and PhD from the NYU Silver School of Social Work. Her research focuses on examining the racial and ethnic health disparities seen in older Black adults with cognitive decline, specifically focusing on the role of race, socioeconomic status, and other social determinants of health.
 

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Dr. Marsh presented to students on Monday, July 19. Watch her presentation here
AMasurkar

Arjun V. Masurkar, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience & Physiology Investigator, Neuroscience Institute Clinical Core Director | NYU Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Attending Neurologist | The Pearl Barlow Center for Memory Evaluation and Treatment
 
I am a physician-scientist focused early Alzheimer's disease (AD). As a neurologist, I take care of patients with or at-risk for AD and related dementias. My research is focused improving the detection, tracking, and treatment of early AD using a "bench to bedside" approach. In the lab, we apply translational neurobiology methods to understand mechanisms underlying early AD symptoms at the neural circuit level. At the NYU Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, we study these early symptoms in human volunteers at the level of clinical phenotyping, imaging, and biofluid analysis. I also lead several clinical trials for symptom and disease-modifying therapies in early AD.
 
 
Dr. Masurkar presented to students on Thursday, July 8. Watch his presentation here. View his presentation slides here
JRamos

Jamie Ramos-Cejudo, PhD

Associate Research Scientist of Psychiatry | NYU Grossman School of Medicine, Division of Brain Aging


As a researcher, I work to understand why some people develop Alzheimer’s disease and others do not. More specifically, the role that vascular and inflammatory processes play in compromising brain integrity. In my work at the NYU Department of Psychiatry’s Division of Brain Aging, I use a multidisciplinary approach that integrates molecular biology, biomarker research, epidemiology, and machine-learning. My ultimate goal is to understand how risk factors (genetic, social, metabolic, psychiatric) trigger vascular and inflammatory changes that increase vulnerability to cognitive decline. Through this work, I hope to identify interventions that can slow down or prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

 

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Dr. Ramos-Cejudo presented to students on Friday, June 18. Watch his presentation here. View his presentation slides here

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Bei Wu, PhD, FGSA

Dean's Professor in Global Health, Director of Global Health & Aging Research, Director for Research, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, Affiliated Professor, Ashman Department of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry | NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
 

Bei Wu, PhD, is an inaugural co-director of the Aging Incubator at New York University. As a principal investigator, she has led a significant number of projects supported by federal agencies, such as the NIH and the CDC. She is leading an ongoing NIH-funded clinical trial to improve oral health for persons with cognitive impairment. Wu is an internationally known leader in gerontology. Her career in gerontology has been distinguished by interdisciplinary collaborations with researchers in various disciplines, including nursing and dentistry, at many academic institutions and organizations in the United States and abroad. Her research areas cover a wide range of topics related to aging and global health, including oral health, long-term care, dementia, and caregiving. She has published over 400 peer-reviewed papers, books, and conference abstracts and has delivered presentations at hundreds of conferences as an invited speaker. She has mentored hundreds of faculty members, visiting scholars, and students from various disciplines, including nursing, gerontology, dentistry, medicine, social work, demography, public health, sociology, public policy, geography, and economics. 

 

Wu earned her PhD and MS in Gerontology from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and BS from Shanghai University.

 
 

 

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Dr.Wu presented to students on Thursday, July 1 on the following topic: Addressing oral health disparities in older adults. Watch her presentation here. View her presentation slides here.

RCR Series

KMicoli

Keith Micoli, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor/ Assistant Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs | NYU Grossman School of Medicine

 


Keith is the Assistant Dean of Postdoctoral Affairs at NYU School of Medicine. In this capacity, he has developed numerous formal programs to foster postdoctoral training, including courses in ethics, grant writing, lab management, and communication skills.  In addition, Keith has been the lead organizer of What Can You Be with a PhD? since 2009, and every other year questions the sanity of such a huge undertaking!


He developed an interest in postdoctoral training at a national level by volunteering with the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA). He served four terms on the NPA board of directors, including four years as board chairman. Prior to NYUSoM, Keith taught as an adjunct assistant professor of biology at Samford University and was an instructor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Alabama (UAB). Keith was also the co-primary investigator on the NYU STEP (Science Training Enhancement Program) grant, part of the NIH BEST (Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training). This five-year grant aimed to promote and foster diverse training opportunities for graduate students and postdocs, explicitly targeting careers beyond academic research. A key feature of NYU’s program is collaborating with employer organizations to deliver education and training necessary to create a more competitive future workforce. His passion is encouraging postdocs and graduate students to take responsibility for their own success and providing the resources they need to develop their own careers.


Dr. Micoli received his BA from New College of Florida and his PhD from the University of Alabama at Birmingham,
where he also received postdoctoral training.


RCR at the Medical School

Dr. Keith Micoli will be the first lecturer in our five week series of RCR training. Dr. Micoli session will provide participants an official in- person introduction to the topic of Responsible Conduct of Research. He will define and review the need for RCR for STEM researchers. The session will primarily be given through the perspective of ethics in the medical field. After a brief introduction, Dr. Micoli will lead an open discussion on the role of researchers in the field when it comes to ethics. 

 

Dr. Micoli presented to student on Thursday, June 17.

IOransky

Ivan Oransky, MD

Editor in Chief | Spectrum
Distinguished Writer in Residence | NYU Arthur Carter Journalism Institute
Co-Founder | Retraction Watch
President | Association of Health Care Journalists

 

Ivan Oransky, MD, is co-founder of Retraction Watch, editor in chief of Spectrum, and distinguished writer in residence at New York University's Arthur Carter Journalism Institute.  He also serves as president of the Association of Health Care Journalists. Ivan previously was vice president of editorial at Medscape, global editorial director of MedPage Today, executive editor of Reuters Health, and held editorial positions at Scientific American and The Scientist. A 2012 TEDMED speaker, he is the recipient of the 2015 John P. McGovern Medal for excellence in biomedical communication from the American Medical Writers Association, and in 2017 was awarded an honorary doctorate in civil laws from The University of the South (Sewanee). In 2019, the judges for the John Maddox Prize, which promotes those who stand up for science in the face of hostility, gave him a commendation for his work at Retraction Watch.

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“Retraction Watch”

To close our series of RCR training, we have invited Dr. Ivan Oransky to present on his blog “Retraction Watch”. After a brief introduction on the creation and purpose of his blog, Dr. Oransky will review a number of scientific retractions that have taken place over the years. This session will engage students by reviewing the errors and mishaps in publishing work. The session will close with an opportunity for discussion at the end.

Dr. Oransky presented to students on Thursday, July 15. Watch his presentation here. View his presentation slides here.

Science, Now Under Scrutiny Itself | NYTimes

What a massive database of retracted papers reveals about science publishing’s ‘death penalty’ | ScienceMag

Just How Historic Is the Latest Covid-19 Science Meltdown? | Wired

CPonder

Christine Ponder, PhD

Senior Director, Research Affairs | NYU, Office of the Vice Provost for Research

 

Christine Ponder, PhD is the Senior Director of Research Affairs within the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at NYU. Dr. Ponder has been working with the university on post doctoral affairs for nearly ten years. During her time at NYU, she has been developed and manage numerous initiatives to support the development of doctoral and post doctoral students. As Senior Director of Research Affairs, her team supports individuals across the Washington Square campus to get science research done every day. Research affairs promotes research integrity and provides support for investigation of research misconduct when necessary. Dr. Ponder received her PhD in Genetics from Columbia University's Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. 

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RCR at the University Level 

As Director of RCR training at the university, Dr. Christine Ponder will lead our fourth session. Dr. Ponder session will allow students to refresh their knowledge at an advanced level. The session will begin by reviewing earlier topics covered thus far in our RCR training series ie: research integrity, misconduct, and conflict of interest. Then participants will be split into two groups, “pros” and “cons”. and will be prompted to debate on a claim. Similar to the RCR training given to the NYU community, participants will review and discuss the statements given to them, through the RCR framework. This unique version of the debate-styled training will actively engage participants.

Dr. Ponder presented to students on Wednesday, July 7. Watch her presentation here.

VRampin

Vicky Rampin, MLIS

 Librarian for Research Data Management and Reproducibility | NYU Bobst Library
 
Vicky Rampin is the Librarian for Research Data Management and Reproducibility, as well as the liaison librarian to data science, at New York University. Vicky supports researchers of all levels and disciplines through individual and group consultations, teaching workshops, and maintaining documentation and tools to help implement data management and reproducibility practices. Her research centers on integrating reproducible practices into different research workflows, advocating openness for all research materials, and contributing to open infrastructure.
 
Twitter: @VickyRampin

Data Management: Vicky Rampin and Dr. Nicholas Wolf 
Vicky Rampin and Dr. Wolf will be the second lectures in our RCR training series. Rampin and Dr. Wolf will give participants a presentation on data management, as some research projects will require work with large datasets. Additionally, as beginner level researchers, students will be given a session on the importance of data management, data mismanagement and the numerous systems to store and protect data for an extended period of time. The Data Management RCR training will give participants the knowledge and confidence as they are working with data throughout their summer research experience.
 
Vicky Rampin and Dr. Nicholas Wolf presented to students on Wednesday, June 23. Watch their presentation here. GitHub link to presentation here.
 
Reproducible Data: Vicky Rampin
For our third session Vicky Rampin will visit our program again to present on the importance of reproducible data. Being that our program is focused on quantitative research, this additional session will be beneficial for students  who hope to enter the public health field. Vicky’s second session will primarily focus on creating systems to ensure reproducible data.
 
Dr. Vicky Rampin presented to students again on Wednesday, June 30. Watch her presentation here. View her presentation slides here.
NWolf

Nicholas Wolf, PhD, MSLIS

Research Data Management Librarian| NYU Bobst Library 
 
Nicholas Wolf is a Research Data Management Librarian and Interim Co-Head of NYU Libraries' Data Services department. At Data Services Dr. Wolf supports researchers to organize, transform, preserve, and share their data at all stages of the research lifecycle. This work includes review of grant data management plans and facilitating researcher access to tools for data publish and repository selection.
 
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Data Management: Vicky Rampin and Dr. Nicholas Wolf 
Vicky Steeves and Dr. Wolf will be the second lectures in our RCR training series. Rampin and Dr. Wolf will give participants a presentation on data management, as some research projects will require work with large datasets. Additionally, as beginner level researchers, students will be given a session on the importance of data management, data mismanagement and the numerous systems to store and protect data for an extended period of time. The Data Management RCR training will give participants the knowledge and confidence as they are working with data throughout their summer research experience.
 
Vicky Rampin and Dr. Nicholas Wolf presented to students on Wednesday, June 23. Watch their presentation here. Github link to presentation here.

PD Series

Center for Evaluation and Applied Research at NYAM

Foram Jasani, MPH BDS | Senior Research Analyst, Center for Evaluation and Applied Research | The New York Academy of Medicine

 

Alexandra Kamler, MPH | Senior Program Officer, Center for Evaluation and Applied Research | The New York Academy of Medicine

 

Linda Weiss  PhD | Senior Director, Center for Evaluation and Applied Research | The New York Academy of Medicine

 

The CEAR team at The New York Academy of Medicine presented to students on Tuesday, June 29. on the subject of evaluation and analysis.

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Zachary Maggio, PhD

Associate Dean of Enrollment Management | NYU School of Global Public Health
 
Mechanics of Applying to MS/MPH Programs 
 
Zach Maggio is a higher education administrator and researcher who serves as chief admissions, enrollment and financial aid officer for the NYU School of Global Public Health.  Zach has worked in public health admissions and enrollment at NYU for over 15 years.  Zach earned his BA from U.C. Berkeley, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and his PhD in Higher Education Policy from NYU.  
 
Dr. Maggio presented to students on Wednesday, June 30. Watch his presentation here.
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Cheryl Merzel, DrPH, MPH, MS

Clinical Associate Professor of Social & Behavioral Health | NYU School of Global Public Health

 

Cheryl Merzel has over 30 years’ experience in public health research, evaluation, program development, advocacy, and education. She is Director of the Doctor of Public Health program at the NYU School of Global Public Health. Previously, she served as the School’s MPH Program Director and as Director of Educational Advancement and Assessment. Dr. Merzel is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Pedagogy in Health Promotion: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Dr. Merzel’s work focuses on the design and evaluation of community-based health promotion interventions and development of community capacity to engage in efforts to improve population health. Past areas of research include adolescent health, maternal and child health, and tobacco control. Her recent work involves developing approaches to support public health practitioners and communities in translating research to relevant, evidence-based practice. Dr. Merzel is committed to improving public health pedagogy through scholarship and innovative teaching practice.

 

Dr. Merzel participated in our Doctoral programs panel discussion on Wednesday, July 14. Watch this session here

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Niyati Parekh, PhD, MS, RD

Associate Professor of Nutrition and Public Health/ Executive Director of Doctoral Programs | NYU School of Global Public Health 
 
 
Dr. Niyati Parekh’s research and teaching are motivated by a deep commitment to reduce nutrition-related disease outcomes in at-risk groups. In pursuit of this goal, as a nutritional epidemiologist, she has developed a robust research portfolio that examines the intersection of biological and behavioral factors of non-communicable diseases in US populations.  The overarching theme of her research program is to examine the role of nutrition and diet-related factors in the etiology of non-communicable diseases, with a particular focus on obesity, metabolic dysregulation and cancer.
 

 

 

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Dr. Parekh participated in our Doctoral program panel discussion on Wednesday, July 14. Watch this session here.
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Thaddeus Tarpey, PhD

Professor of Population Health and PhD Program Director | NYU Grossman School of Medicine
 
 
Thaddeus Tarpey was born in Lexington, Kentucky. His PhD is from Indiana University and he did a postdoc with the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado.  Thad is currently a professor in the Division of Biostatistics, Department of Population Health in the NYU School of Medicine and he is the Graduate Director of their PhD program in Biostatistics.  Thad’s interests in biostatistics have focused on topics such as functional data analysis, high-dimensional data analysis, classification and precision medicine.  More recently, Thad has become involved in designing and implementing novel clinical trials for non-addictive pain therapies.
 
 
Dr. Tarpey participated in our Doctoral programs panel discussion on Wednesday, July 14. Watch this session here
 

site visits

Mark Brennan-Ing, PhD

Mark Brennan-Ing, PhD

Director of Research and Evaluation | Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging at Hunter College
 
Mark Brennan-Ing, PhD, is Director of Research and Evaluation at the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging at Hunter College, the City University of New York. Dr. Brennan-Ing’s research focuses on psychosocial issues affecting persons living with HIV and older sexual minority and gender diverse adults. Dr. Brennan-Ing was the lead editor of Older Adults with HIV: An In-depth Examination of an Emerging Population (2009), and the 2016 volume, HIV and Aging: Interdisciplinary Topics in Gerontology and Geriatrics (vol. 42), which received a “High Commendation” from the British Medical Association. They have authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles, chapters, and books.
 
 

 

 

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Dr. Brennan-Ing presented to students on Monday, July 19. Watch their presentation here. View their presentation slides here.

Fern Hertzberg, MSW

Executive Director | ARC XVI Fort Washington Inc
Co-Chairperson of the Washington Heights and Inwood Council on Aging
 
I am the Executive Director of ARC XVI Fort Washington, Inc., which operates three community-based senior centers, one in Washington Heights and two in Central Harlem, with over 20 years of experience collaborating with multi-sector stakeholders on health research with the elderly.
 
I am currently the Co-Chairperson of the Washington Heights and Inwood Council on Aging, a member of the Committee for the Concerns of the Aging with Manhattan Community Board 12, a member of the New York Presbyterian Community Health Advisory Council, and a member of the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Community Leadership Council and Integrating Special Populations Resource Advisory Board at Columbia University Medical Center.
 
I have also undertaken research in partnership with Columbia University Medical Center on topics pertinent to the elderly such as injury prevention, stroke, diabetes, and academic-community research partnerships. I was the Co-Investigator of a falls prevention study with the Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention. I was the Project Lead on a PCORI Engagement Project entitled, “Building Community Capacity To Disseminate Research Findings on Falls Prevention,” which just completed in May 2021. 
 
From my experiences working in community based and home care services for the elderly from 1986 to present, I have had the opportunity to observe all aspects of services for the elderly and have a deep understanding of and commitment to the understanding and promotion of minority health and to the understanding and elimination of health disparities
 
 
Fern Hertzberg presented to students on Friday, July 9. Watch her presentation here.
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Shun Ito, MA

Director of Performance Analytics | Health and Hospital 

 

Shun Ito, MA serves as Director of Performance Analytics at HHC ACO Inc., an accountable care organization (ACO). In this role, Shun is responsible for management of data and analytics, where he develops and maintains reports required to monitor performance for the ACO. Shun has over 10 years of professional experience in the healthcare data analytics field. Shun received a Master of Arts in Statistics from Columbia University and Dual Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics from Case Western Reserve University.

 

Shun Ito and Dr. Stevens presented to students on Tuesday, July 13. Watch their presentation here.

David Stevens, PhD

Shun Ito and Dr. Stevens presented to students on Tuesday, July 13. Watch their presentation here.