On Friday, February 22, NYU GPH was the proud host of the Sixth Annual New York City Epidemiology Forum (NYCEF). The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes epidemiology as the basic science of public health, but it is so much more -- involving not only an understanding of the occurrence and distribution of health-related events and processes in different populations, but also a focus on the critical determinants of health that influence them. Epidemiology plays a vital role in applying this knowledge to the control of health problems.
As hosts of the NYCEF Steering and Scientific Committees, it was a privilege for us to welcome 500 colleagues and students from nearly 20 academic and other public health institutions from the New York City metropolitan region. The forum provided an opportunity for epidemiologists at these institutions – particularly, junior researchers – to present their work, discuss opportunities for collaborative research, and enhance professional networks.
During this day-long forum, epidemiologists presented research in two oral sessions – one focusing on international and national topics, and the other on those specific to New York City – and in two poster sessions. Several abstracts were selected for “flash science presentations,” with a short oral presentation and an accompanying poster.
Over 139 abstracts were accepted, highlighting the breadth and depth of the discipline. Topics included examining gentrification and health in NYC; multisystem biological risk and cancer mortality; housing instability and opioid use; patient and health system factors related to early and late breast cancer presentation in Tanzania; documenting the feasibility of integrated, multilevel care for cardiovascular diseases, and HIV in low- and middle-income countries.
For more information about this year's event, visit www.nycef2019.org.
This is part 1 of a special live edition of the I AM GPH podcast. In this episode, we get to hear from a variety of researchers who presented their work at the 6th Annual New York City Epidemiology Forum held at the NYU School of Law. Special thanks to Jimmy Akrivos, Maria Mayengo, Ariadna Capasso and Simon Sandh.
This is part 2 of a special live edition of the I AM GPH podcast. In this episode, we get to hear from a variety of researchers who presented their work at the 6th Annual New York City Epidemiology Forum held at the NYU School of Law. Special thanks to Akhgar Ghassabian, Michael Megafu, Diana Klatt, Mostafijur Rahman and Spriha Gogia.