Blogging and Beer: Public Health in Philadelphia
Fri, Apr 19
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741 North 23rd Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19130
SpeakersAudrey PernikAudrey Pernik is a senior communications specialist at the American Public Health Association in Washington, D.C. In that capacity, she develops and executes earned media strategies around the Association’s priorities and serves as the main contact for reporters. She also created, writes for and serves as the co-editor of Public Health Newswire, the Association’s first daily news blog. She has reported on the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act and other health policy measures, including gun violence prevention, climate change and public health funding. Recent blog posts have been recognized in the New York Times and other industry outlets. Prior to joining APHA, Audrey supported media advocacy work at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society. Audrey began her career in television news as a local reporter for the CBS, ABC and FOX affiliates in Charlottesville, VA. She is a graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., and is pursuing a Master’s in Public Health from the George Washington University.
Event featuring Audrey Pernik:Bette BegleiterBette Begleiter joined the Maternity Care Coalition in May 1999. At MCC, Bette serves as Chief Operating Officer and works with the Executive Director, Board, volunteers, and staff in the strategic development, reporting and evaluation of agency operations. Bette brings to MCC 30 years of social work experience in a variety of settings, including Women in Transition, University of Pennsylvania, and private practice.
Event featuring Bette Begleiter:Don SapatkinDon Sapatkin is a public health reporter and deputy health and science editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer. He edits The Public’s Health blog. Sapatkin’s reporting beat ranges along the alphabet from AIDS to addiction, autism, foodborneillness, health insurance (or lack of it), nutrition, obesity, soda pop, tobacco, vaccination, and, in-season, flu. He is most interested in examining the points where disease, culture, and demographic issues converge – HIV in Philadelphia’s African American neighborhoods, for example – and how the city and the nation can work invisibly to improve the public’s health. Sapatkin grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., interned at the Wall Street Journal, and worked at the Trenton Times and Wilmington News-Journal paper. He is a graduate of Haverford College and the Pennsylvania Gestalt Institute for Psychotherapy and Training.
Event featuring Don Sapatkin:Janet GoldenJanet Golden is a professor of History at Rutgers University, Camden specializing in the history of American health care. She is the author of "Message in a Bottle: The Making of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome," and she is currently writing a history of babies in the 20th century United States.
Event featuring Janet Golden:Jonathan PurtleJonathan Purtle is a doctoral student in the Department of Health Management & Policy at Drexel University School of Public Health, where his research focuses on public health policy and practice related to psychological trauma. He is interested in the processes through which traumatic experiences can lead to adverse health outcomes later in life and systems-level approaches to intervention. Purtle works at Drexel's Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice, where he is involved with the evaluation of Healing Hurt People, a hospital-based violence intervention program. He also has worked on a range of research projects relating to health disparities, health care reform, and public health preparedness as a program manager and health policy analyst. Purtle holds a Master’s degree in sociology from the University of Amsterdam and a Master of Public Health from Drexel. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Delaware County, Purtle lives in the city’s Spring Garden section, where he enjoys exploring Fairmount Park, piecemealing bikes together with the aid of You Tube and Craigslist, live music, and travel.
Event featuring Jonathan Purtle:Kristen FeemsterKristen A. Feemster, MD MPH MSPHR is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn). Dr. Feemster’s research interests include immunization delivery, domestic and international vaccine policy and infectious diseases surveillance. She is especially interested in understanding the role of community and household characteristics in infectious disease transmission to inform the development of effective policies related to the prevention of pediatric infectious diseases. She has collaborated with the Philadelphia Department of Health and the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention. In addition to her research, Dr. Feemster is a senior fellow in the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (Penn), a member of the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness and PolicyLab (CHOP) and a physician scientist with the Vaccine Education Center (CHOP). She currently resides in Philadelphia with her husband and two young children.
Event featuring Kristen Feemster:Michael YudellMichael Yudell, PhD, MPH, is the Director of the Program for the Study of Public Health Ethics and History and Associate Professor at the Drexel University School of Public Health where he studies the history of public health and science. Yudell also writes the blog "The Public's Health" for the Philadelphia Inquirer. The blog covers the contemporary, historical, and ethical challenges that lie ahead for public health in the 21st century. He received his B.A. from Tufts University, an MPH from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, and a PhD from Columbia University. He is the author of two books on the human genome project and a forthcoming book on the history of the race concept. Yudell is currently writing Ages of Uncertainty: Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Search for Cause and Cure, a history of autism spectrum disorders.
Events featuring Mike Yudell:Nan FeylerNan Feyler is the chief of staff at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health where she oversees services which reflect the full range of public health functions. She received an MPH from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, and a JD from the New York University School of Law where she was a Root Tilden Scholar. Prior to joining government service, Ms. Feyler spent over twenty years in the non-profit sector as a lawyer and non-profit director, including the Executive Director of Nationalities Service Center, a non-profit agency that provides services to the region’s immigrants and refugees. From 1993 until 2000, Ms. Feyler was the Executive Director of the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania, a non-profit public interest law firm serving people in Pennsylvania living with HIV and AIDS. She is a frequent blogger on “The Public’s Health” blog sponsored by the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Event featuring Nan Feyler:Tia McDonaldTia McDonald is the Chef for the Vetri Foundation in Philadelphia, a non-profit organization founded in 2008 by acclaimed chef Marc Vetri and restaurateur Jeff Benjamin. The Vetri Foundation works in several partner schools in the Philadelphia area to help kids experience the connection between healthy eating and healthy living. Chef Tia, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, has served as Campus Executive Chef at the University of Pennsylvania, Senior Executive Chef at the 2008 Olympics in Bejing, China, and as a Development Chef, where she developed recipes with a nutritional focus.
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PartnersThe Philadelphia InquirerThe Philadelphia InquirerThe Philadelphia Inquirer is a Philadelphia newspaper.Drexel UniversityDrexel UniversityDrexel University enrolls more than 22,000 students and offers 96 bachelor’s programs, 88 master’s programs, 35 doctoral programs, a doctor of medicine program, a juris doctorate and 45 graduate-level certificate programs. Drexel is ranked among the best national doctoral universities by U.S.News & World Report in its “America’s Best Colleges 2011,” and many of Drexel’s other programs across its colleges and schools are consistently ranked among the nation’s best.