Session: Is Scientific Research Compatible With Political, Community And Labor Activism?
4197.0: Tuesday, November 18, 2003: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Is Scientific Research Compatible With Political, Community And Labor Activism?
The tension between scientific research and advocacy runs deep in epidemiology. In particular during periods of threats to population health, researchers fell the urge to advocate without sufficient data or to over-generalize. Such tension is particularly strong in public health a social technology that is propelled by scientifically informed policies. Drawing on examples from political, community and labor activism, the researchers in this panel will illustrate the difficulties and opportunities of combining population health research with advocacy that aims at improving the health of populations.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
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Organizer(s):Carles Muntaner, MD PhD
2:30 PMIntroductory Remarks
2:35 PMIntertwining advocacy and scholarship in occupational health
Kate McPhaul, RN, MPH, Cassandra Okechukwu, MSN, MPH, Jane Lipscomb, RN, PhD
2:50 PMCommunity Activism and Population Health Research : How do they inform Public Health Practice
Marisela Gomez, PhDMDMPH, Carles Muntaner, MD PhD
3:05 PMBridging academia and activism in the homecare arena
Linda L. Delp, MPH, Linda L. Delp, MPH
3:20 PM"Health disparities" and antiracist advocacy:A huge gap
Richard J. David, MD
3:35 PMDiscussant: Scientific Research & Activism
Nancy Krieger, PhD
3:45 PMGeneral Discussion
3:55 PMConcluding Remarks
Organized by:Epidemiology
Endorsed by:Asian Pacific Islander Caucus of APHA; Occupational Health and Safety; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Pharmacy

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA