NJ ACTS Special Populations Core 2021 Seminar
“Environmental and Community Determinants of Health: Exploring Health Outcomes Using Area-Level Data”
Health outcomes are increasingly understood to be a function of the natural and built environments where patients reside. This seminar will describe research that leverages area-level data on natural and built environmental factors that affect health services use and outcomes among specific special populations: Older adults with chronic conditions, African American/Black breast cancer survivors in New Jersey, and individuals with disabilities and opioid use disorder. Attendees will learn about area-level data sources and research methods necessary to conduct research focusing on environmental and community determinants of health outcomes and discuss implications for future research.
Dr. Setoguchi, MD, DrPH, is an internist and epidemiologist, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and School of Public Health, Co-Director of Master of Science in Clinical Translational Science, Rutgers School of Graduate Studies. Dr. Setoguchi is recognized as an international leader in the field of pharmacoepidemiology and comparative effectiveness research studying the health effects of medications, medical devices, and other medical products in populations and pioneering the field of ‘environmental pharmacoepidemiology’.
Dr. Qin, PhD, is an assistant professor at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School within the Division of Medical Oncology and the Section of Cancer Epidemiology and Health Outcomes at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. She is a cancer epidemiologist whose research primarily focuses on diet, lifestyle, and social and built environment factors in relation to cancer risk and survivorship and cancer health disparities.
Dr. Miles, PhD, NJ ACTS postdoctoral fellow at Rutgers School of Social Work, is an addiction health services researcher and translational scientist. Currently her research focuses on the translation of medication treatment for opioid use disorder within residential treatment settings, and racial/ethnic disparities in access to opioid use disorder medication treatment among non-elderly Medicare beneficiaries.
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