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GW: Presentations and Faculty Awards at APHA

Researchers Present at APHA Conference

Faculty, students, staff and alumni of the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health gathered in Philadelphia for the 2019 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Conference. Milken Institute SPH researchers participated in panels and presented their work on various disciplines across public health. Researchers who presented at the conference include:

Dr. Wendy Ellis, director of the Building Community Resilience at the Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, presented about the role of adverse childhood experiences in public health and provided an in-depth perspective on the role of community resilience.

Ms. Liz Borkowski, senior research scientist of health policy and management at Milken Institute SPH, presented on how manufactured uncertainty and misuse of science impede efforts to address a range of public health problems.

Dr. Leana Wen, a visiting professor of health policy and management at Milken Institute SPH, presented about the state of reproductive health in the U.S. and the impact of 2020 elections on public health.

In total, more than 20 researchers and students at Milken Institute SPH presented at APHA. More than 140 faculty, staff, students and alumni gathered for the annual Milken Institute SPH reception, hosted by the Development and Alumni Relations department.

Professor Emeritus Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at APHA

Dr. Robert Burke, Professor Emeritus in Residence of Health Policy and Management at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual American Public Health Association (APHA) Conference last week.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an outstanding individual with a 20+ year career who has made significant contribution to public service, scholarship, or science in the areas of geriatrics and gerontology.

Dr. Burke is a nationally recognized expert on long-term care and is known for his work on the original Resource Utilization Groups (RUGS) system for paying nursing homes. For more than 25 years, he has conducted and directed health service research, payment and evaluation projects, and is thoroughly versed in the policy and program issues of Medicare, Medicaid and other public and private third-party payor systems. Read more.

View photos from the five-day conference.

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