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OPHA Disability-Epi/Biostat Forum: "Integrating Disability and Epidemiology in the Public Health Research Agenda"
Portland State Office Building
800 NE Oregon St
Portland, OR 97232
Wednesday, May 08, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM PST
Category: OPHA Events

The OPHA Disability and Epidemiology/Biostatistics Sections present: 
"Integrating Disability and Epidemiology in the Public Health Research Agenda" Forum 

May 8, 2019

The OPHA Disability Section and the Epidemiology/Biostatistics Section are pleased to invite you to participate in the joint Disability and Epidemiology forum: “Integrating Disability and Epidemiology in the Public Health Research Agenda.” The forum will feature Gloria Krahn, PhD, and Jana Peterson-Besse, PhD.

What: Disability and Epidemiology Forum: “Integrating Disability and Epidemiology in the Public Health Research Agenda
When: Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Where: Portland State Office Building, Room 1D on the first floor
800 NE Oregon Street
Portland, OR 
Registration: This is a free event, open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. For those attending in person, no registration is needed. If you need accommodations, please contact Cesar Higgins at 503-494-6452 or [email protected] or Larissa Yoshino at [email protected] 

Remote attendance to the event is also possible, however we will ask for registration for those participating remotely. To register for remote participation, click here: 
Registration URL for thos; To connect; Connect by phone: (669) 900 6833; Meeting ID: 478 435 759

Event Details:

Our hope is to foster conversation around the need for including disability as a disparity identity in epidemiologic research, current pitfalls, and identifying areas in need for improvement.

Gloria Krahn - The presenter will discuss the importance of considering disability as a demographic characteristic in public health research (data collection and analysis) and illustrate with a current national example how epidemiologic methods can inform programs and policies on health of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Jana Peterson-Besse - The presenter will describe the inclusion of disability and health concepts across the public health curriculum at an undergraduate liberal arts college. Examples of in-class activities used in the epidemiology course will be presented to demonstrate how the application of epidemiological tools to disability simultaneously engages generalist public health students in disability concepts and challenges them to think critically about application of epidemiological tools to diverse populations.

Accommodations, including the provision of interpreters, assistive listening devices, and materials in alternate formats are available upon request. Every effort will be made to arrange accommodations with 72-hour notice, however we appreciate as much notice as possible. We can also provide this announcement in an alternate format.

In support of OPHA's mission of inclusion, we ask that people refrain from wearing perfumes or other scents at this forum so that people with chemical sensitivities may attend and participate comfortably.

Click here to learn more about the OPHA Disability and OPHA Epidemiology/Biostatistics Sections!

Questions? Please contact Cesar Higgins Tejera, OPHA Disability Section Co-Chair, at 503-494-6452 or [email protected]