142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Utility of systems approaches in population health and health disparities research

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 : 12:42 PM - 12:54 PM

Ana V. Diez Roux, MD, PhD , Department of Epidemiology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
This presentation will review the principles of systems approaches and discuss the potential suitability of systems approaches to understanding the social determinants of health and health disparities. The types of questions best suited to systems thinking will be reviewed and the challenges raised by the use of systems approaches will be discussed.  Selected examples of applications will be reviewed. The presentation will also discuss promising new directions in this area.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Describe the basic elements of systems thinking and their potential utility in health disparities research. Define selected example applications. Identify challenges and possible future directions in the field.

Keyword(s): Health Disparities/Inequities

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Dr. Diez Roux has been an international leader in the investigation of the social determinants of health, the application of multilevel analysis in health research, and the study of neighborhood health effects. Recent work has focused on the use of systems approaches in population health.
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.

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