An Introduction to Fallon Clinic and its Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Initiative: Exploring Opportunities for Collaboration
Speaker: Srinivas Emani, Senior Research Associate at Fallon Clinic in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Date: Thursday, April 13, 2006
Title: An Introduction to Fallon Clinic and its Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Initiative: Exploring Opportunities for Collaboration
Srinivas Emani is a senior research associate at Fallon Clinic in Worcester, Massachusetts. He has been affiliated with Fallon since 1999. Emani received a PhD in geography from Clark University and a M.A. from the Environment, Technology, and Society Program at Clark.
Emani’s research interests include health information technology, trust issues in health care and bioterrorism. He will be coordinating the evaluation of the electronic medical record (EMR) initiative at Fallon.
This event was sponsored by: Department of Community Health & Sustainability and Center for Public Health Research and Health Promotion.
Social Injustice and Public Health
Speakers: Barry S. Levy, M.D., M.P.H. and Victor W. Sidel, M.D.
Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2006
Title: Social Injustice and Public Health
Social injustice underlies many public health problems worldwide. It is manifested in many ways, ranging from various forms of discrimination against specific population groups to the wide health disparities between the rich and the poor within and among countries. Social injustice increases hazardous exposures and other risk factors, which in turn, lead to higher rates of disease, injury, disability and premature death. This seminar focused on basic concepts of social injustice and their manifestations and what needs to be done to reduce social injustice and its impact on health in the United States and throughout the world. Dr. Levy and Dr. Sidel drew on their book, Social Injustice and Public Health, which was recently published by Oxford University Press.
Dr. Levy and Dr. Sidel are co-editors of three books: War and Public Health, Terrorism and Public Health: A Balanced Approach to Strengthening Systems and Protecting People, and Social Injustice and Public Health, all of which have been published by Oxford University Press in cooperation with the American Public Health Association. They are both past presidents of the American Public Health Association and recipients of the APHA Sedgwick Memorial Medal.