180171 Innovative Research Methodologies in Public Health Systems Research

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 1:30 PM

Betty Bekemeier, PhD, MPH, RN , Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle, WA
Laura Downey, DrPH , Department of Community Health Sciences, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
Arjumand Siddiqi, ScD , Health Behavior and Health Education School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Kristi Lewis, PhD, MPH, CPH , Department of Health Sciences/CISAT, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
George H. Avery, PhD, MPA , Department of Health and Kinesiology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
The University of Kentucky, Center for Public Health Systems Research (PHSR) funded by the Robert Wood Johnson will present innovative research methodologies in Public Health Systems Research. The panelists will include five young investigators / mini-grantees of The Center who have been given funding to engage in research using datasets described in the PHSR subset of the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) Health Services Research Resources (HSRR). The young investigators will discuss public health topics such as organization and structure; finance; workforce; and technology, data and methods. These researchers have backgrounds in a variety of disciplines. By applying the unique perspectives inherent in their different disciplines to PHSR, we hope that research can offer innovative solutions to improve the health of the communities. The panel will allow PHS researchers to exchange ideas about new data sources and methods.

Learning Objectives:
1. Enhance knowledge of new research methodologies in the emerging public health field of public health systems research. 2. To exapand the awareness of public health systems research. 3.To learn to apply a transdisplinary focus to public health sytems research.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the primary author of the research to be presented in this presentation.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.