The American Public Health Association is now accepting abstracts for the APHA's 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo.
The theme of the meeting is Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now. Authors are encouraged to submit abstracts on the theme and current and emerging public health issues.
Submission Deadline — Abstracts are due between Feb. 19-23. See the list of components below for specific deadlines.
Abstract Notification — Presenters will be notified via email of abstract status on Monday, June 4, 2018.
Rules and Regulations
- You do not have to be a member to submit an abstract. However, if your abstract is accepted for presentation, the presenting author MUST become an individual APHA member and MUST register for the Annual Meeting by the pre-registration deadline (membership does not apply to Faculty of APHA Learning Institutes or Speakers of invited sessions).
- Abstracts submitted and accepted for the APHA Annual Meeting may not be presented at any other meeting or published prior to Saturday, November 10, 2018.
- Presenters who fail to show up for their scheduled presentations without notifying the program planner of cancellation will not be permitted to present papers or posters at any APHA-sponsored meeting for two years following the "no-show."
- An author may not present more than three abstracts during an APHA Annual Meeting and each abstract must be different. Violators will be removed from the program.
- It is the policy of the American Public Health Association to hold events (meetings, conferences and professional gatherings) where physical and communication barriers do not exclude people with disabilities from attending and participating. Presentations must be accessible to all including closed captioning of videos.
- Presenters whose abstracts were accepted for presentation but subsequently withdrawn two or more times within the last five years may not be considered for inclusion in the program.
If any of the below requirements are not met by submission deadline your abstract will be removed
- Scroll below to select a component/group to submit your abstract.
- If you are unsure where your presentation would best fit in the program view the list of topic areas suggested by each group.
- Please read and follow the instructions provided by the specific component.
- Learning outcomes must be described and be from the learner's perspective. Please use one of the examples of measurable action words provided on the submission form. Learning outcomes should not be included in the abstract text word count.
- Only one author can be identified as the presenter and make the presentation.
- Qualification statements MUST be specific to the abstract and describe his/her qualification and areas of expertise as it relates to the topic.
- Do not include trade or brand names in your abstract.
- APHA suggests that abstracts be developed off-line before accessing the online submission form.
Use Detailed Instruction for the Abstract Submission Process to help you walk through the steps of submitting an abstract. PPT (with audio) | PPT (no audio)
Continuing Education Requirements
As an organization committed to providing quality continuing education (CE) activities to its membership and meeting registrants, APHA must adhere to the requirements of various accrediting bodies and professional organizations with which it collaborates. APHA has made CE credits/contact hours available in a variety of professional disciplines. Each discipline has its own unique requirements of educational activities, and of the organizations that provide them. Because APHA strives to make as many of its educational activities as possible eligible for CE, it is essential that the presenters (authors, faculty, etc) meet all CE requirements and follow discipline-specific regulations.
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APHA-Committee on Womens Rights
Kimberly Narain, MD, PhD, MPH, COWR Member, Department of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, University of California Los Angeles, 911 Broxton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024, Phone: 213-536-9897, email@example.com and
Constance Jackson, MPH, CEIO, COWR Chair, Administration/Research, MediaHealth Technologies, LLC, 904 Silver Spur Rd., #510, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274, Phone: 310-833-0474, firstname.lastname@example.org
APHA-Learning Institute (APHA-LI)
Evangeline Savage, Center for Public Health Practice and Professional Development, APHA, 800 I St., NW, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: 202-777-2523, email@example.com;
Sandra Brooks, MD MBA, St Joseph's Women's and Children's Hospitals, BayCare Health System, BayCare Health System, 3001 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Drive, Tampa, FL 33607, Phone: 502 410 9050, firstname.lastname@example.org and
Shontelle Dixon, MPH, CHES, The Tulsa Health Department, Alexandria, VA 22302-4310, Shontelle.email@example.com
APHA-Public Health Funder Network
Jennifer Chubinski, Ph.D., Interact for Health, 3805 Edwards Road, Cincinnati, OH 45209, Phone: 513-458-6608, Fax: 513-458-6610, firstname.lastname@example.org;
C.J. Eisenbarth Hager, MRCP, Vitalyst Health Foundation, 2929 N Central Avenue, Suite 1550, Phoenix, AZ 85012, Phone: 602-774-3445, email@example.com and
Claudia A. Baier, MPH, VNA Foundation, 20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 3118, Chicago, IL 60606, Phone: 3122141521, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nathan C. Nickel, MPH, PhD, Department of Community Health Sciences, Rady College of Medicine, Max Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, 408-727 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3E 3P5 Canada, Phone: 2047893666, Nathan_Nickel@cpe.umanitoba.ca
Aging & Public Health
Isis Mikhail, MD DrPH MPH, Scientific Review Branch, National Institute on Aging, 7201 Wisconsin Avenue, Ste 2C200, Bethesda, MD 20892, Phone: 301-402-7704, Fax: 301-402-0066, email@example.com and
Elaine Jurkowski, PhD, MSW, School of Social Work, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, M/C 4329 , Suite 250, 475 Clocktower Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901-4329, Phone: 618-453-2243, Fax: 618-453-4291, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
Paul A. Gilbert, PhD, ScM, University of Iowa, email@example.com;
Robert Carroll, PhD(c), MN, RN, ACRN, Digital Strategies, Health Communications Group, IQ Solutions, 11300 Rockville Pike, Suite 901, Rockville, MD 20852, Phone: 206-351-7525, Fax: 301-984-1473, firstname.lastname@example.org and
Steven Kritz, MD, START Treatment & Recovery Centers, 22 Chapel Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, Phone: 718 260-2955, email@example.com
Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Kimberly Enard, PhD, MBA, MSHA, Department of Health Management and Policy, Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, Salus Center, 3rd Floor, Saint Louis, MO 63104, Phone: 3149771303, firstname.lastname@example.org and
Shannon Nicks, PhD, MPH, Department of Social and Public Health, Ohio University, 53 Richland Ave, Ohio University, Grover Center W324, Athens, OH 45701, Phone: 740-597-1695, email@example.com
Tanya Maslak, Health and Analytics, Battelle, 505 King Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201, Phone: 703-774-8875, firstname.lastname@example.org and
Michelle Martin, MPH, Product Development, International WELL Building Institute, 381 Park Ave S, Suite 1101, New York, NY 10016, Phone: 7575082850, email@example.com
Kesha Baptiste-Roberts, PhD, MPH, School of Community Health & Policy, Department of Public Health Analysis, Morgan State University, 4530 Portage Ave Campus, Rm 212, 1700 E Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21251, Phone: 443-885-4013, firstname.lastname@example.org and
Siobhan C. Maty, PhD, MPH, Division of Health & Exercise Science, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth, OR 97361, Phone: 503-838-8175, email@example.com
Lillian Mehran, MPH, CHES, CUNY School of Public Health, New York, NY, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Selena Ortiz, PhD, MPH, Gregory H. Wolf Professor of Health Policy and Administration Department of Health Policy and Administration College of Health and Human Development, The Pennsylvania State University, 601L Ford Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, Phone: 8148638041, email@example.com and
Jody Vogelzang, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND, CHES, Department of Allied Health Sciences, Grand Valley State University, 515 Michigan NE, Suite 200, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, Phone: 616-331-5059, firstname.lastname@example.org
Food and Nutrition
Traci Causey, MBA, MS, CN, SNS, Early Learning, Puget Sounds Educational Service District, 800 Oakesdale Avenue SW, Renton, WA 98057, Phone: 425-686-9553, email@example.com and
Emily Welker, MPH, RD, Duke Global Health Institute, Healthy Eating Research, 310 Trent Drive, Duke Box 90519, Durham, NC 27710, Phone: 919-613-6266, firstname.lastname@example.org
Carmen L. Ashley, MPH, MCHES, Division of Adolescent and School Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd. NE, Mailstop E-75, Atlanta, GA 30340, Phone: 404-718-8196, Fax: 404-718-8145, email@example.com and
Heather Clayton, PhD, MPH, Divison of Adolescent and School Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, NE, Mailstop E-75, Atlanta, GA 30329, Phone: 404-718-8145, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rob Stephenson, PhD, Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences, School of Nursing, University of Michigan, 400 North Ingalls Building, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, Phone: 734-647-0151, email@example.com and
Perry Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH, School of Public Health, Rutgers University, 683 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway, NJ 08901, Phone: 732-235-9700, firstname.lastname@example.org
Injury Control and Emergency Health Services
Erin Wasserman, PhD, email@example.com;
Santosh Verma, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Joyce Pressley, PhD, MPH, Depts of Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management, Columbia University, 722 W. 168th Street, Room 812G, New York, NY 10032, Phone: 212-342-0421, email@example.com and
Janice Springer, DNP, RN, PHN, Disaster Services American Red Cross, Disaster Consultant and SME to American Red Cross, 8200 70th Ave NE, Foley, MN 56329, Phone: 3202909532, firstname.lastname@example.org
Integrative, Complementary and Traditional Health Practices
Isabel Roth, DrPH, MS, Division of Management, Policy, and Community Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health (UTHealth), 1200 Pressler St RAS E903T, Houston, TX 77030, Phone: 713-500-9392, email@example.com and
Daniel Gallego-Perez, MD, DrPH(c), Boston University School of Public Health, 26 Princeton St, Medford, MA 02155, Phone: 7815408396, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jirair Ratevosian, MPH, Gilead Sciences, Inc., 333 Lakeside Dr., Foster City, CA 94404, Phone: 818-620-3171, email@example.com and
Jessica Keralis, MPH, Public Health Services, Cadence Group, 1095 Zonolite Rd NE, Suite 105, Atlanta, GA 30306, Phone: 713-261-5066, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer K. Ibrahim, PhD MPH, College of Public Health, Temple University, 1938 Liacouras Walk 2nd floor, Philadelphia, PA 19122, email@example.com and
Stacie Kershner, J.D., Center for Law, Health & Society, Georgia State University College of Law, PO Box 4037, Atlanta, GA 30303, firstname.lastname@example.org
Medical Care Section
Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, email@example.com;
Wassim Tarraf, Institute of Gerontology and Department of Healthcare Sciences, Wayne State University, 87 East Ferry Street, Detroit, MI 48202, Phone: 3136642632, firstname.lastname@example.org and
Elham Mahmoudi, Ph.D., Family Medicine, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, 2800 Plymouth Rd, NCRC, Building 16, Room G024W, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, Phone: 248-765-3927, email@example.com
Jessica Pollard, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, 34 Park Street , Room 219, Connecticut Mental Health Center, New Haven, CT 06519, Phone: (203) 974-7345, Fax: (203) 974-7322, firstname.lastname@example.org
Occupational Health and Safety
Alfreda Holloway-Beth, PhD, Department of Health Studies, Chicago State University, 9501 South King Drive BHS 429, 60628-1598, Chicago, IL 60649, Phone: (773)905-9122, email@example.com and
Mark D. Catlin, BS BA, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), 1800 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 730-7290, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jaana Gold, DDS, MPH, PhD, CPH, College of Dentistry, University of Florida, Community Dent, PO BOX 103628, Gainesville, FL 32610, Phone: 352-273-5971, email@example.com and
Lyubov Slashcheva, DDS, College of Dentistry, University of Iowa, 1005 Wylde Green Rd, n/a, Iowa City, IA 52246, Phone: 5403831954, firstname.lastname@example.org
PHEHP Student Award Contest
Christine Hackman, PhD, CHES, CSCS, Department of Health Science, The University of Alabama, Doster Hall, 729 Colonial Drive Box 870158, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, Phone: 518-396-9349, email@example.com;
Charis Davidson, MPH, CHES, DrPH, Health Science, Minnesota State University, 213 Highland Center N, Mankato, MN 56001, Phone: 423-503-6710, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Ashley Walker, PhD, email@example.com and
Andrea Portillo, MPH, CHES, firstname.lastname@example.org
Derek C. Herrmann, MPH(c), Indiana University School of Public Health, Eppley Institute, Bloomington, IN 47405, Phone: 812-855-5282, email@example.com and
Carissa Smock, PhD, MPH, Center for Child Health Policy, Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106, Phone: 419-348-4157, firstname.lastname@example.org
James Wrobel, DPM, MS, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Diabetes, University Of Michigan, 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, Phone: (734) 647-5871, email@example.com and
Jim Christina, DPM, JRChristina@apma.org
Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Andrea Portillo, MPH, CHES, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Ashley Walker, PhD, email@example.com;
Katherine Head, firstname.lastname@example.org and
Nan Martin, PhD, MPH, Department of Public Health, California State University Los Angeles, 5151 State University Dr, 301 Simpson Tower, Los Angeles, CA 90032, Phone: 2133043199, email@example.com
Public Health Social Work
Abigail M. Ross, PhD, MSW, MPH, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, 113 W. 60th Street, New York, NY 10023, Phone: 212-636-6652, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Julie A. Cederbaum, PhD, MSW, MPH, School of Social Work, University of Southern California, 669 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Phone: 213-740-4361, Fax: 213-740-0789, email@example.com and
Kim Jaffee, MSW, PhD, School of Social Work, Wayne State University, 4756 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI 48202, Phone: 313-577-4418, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH)
Angel M. Foster, DPhil, MD, AM, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, 1 Stewart Street, 312-B, Ottawa, ON K1N6N5 Canada, Phone: 6174179974, email@example.com;
Aline Gubrium, PhD, Department of Health Promotion and Policy, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 715 N. Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01003, Phone: 413-552-9450, Fax: 413-545-1645, firstname.lastname@example.org and
Wayne Shields, Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, 1300 19th Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: 202-466-3825, Fax: 202-466-3826, email@example.com
Barry A. Bleidt, PhD, PharmD, RPh, FAPhA, FNPhA, Sociobehavioral and Administrative Pharmacy Department, Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy, 3200 South University Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328-2018, Phone: 954-262-1855, firstname.lastname@example.org
Veterinary Public Health
Alexandra Schafer, BS, CHES, MPH Candidate, HIV/ AIDS/ Communicable Disease, City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department, CA, Phone: 818-645-5107, email@example.com and
Thomas Doker, DVM, MPH, DACVPM/Epidemiology, CPH, Ft Detrick, USAF, Porter Street, Frederick, MD 21702, Phone: 678-862-2281, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hui-Yi Lin, PhD, Biostatistics Program, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, 2020 Gravier St, 3rd floor, New Orleans, LA 70112, Phone: 5045686083, Fax: 504-568-5701, email@example.com and
Yu-Lyu Yeh, Ph.D, Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University, 4243 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843, Phone: 2489284976, firstname.lastname@example.org
American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus
Hannabah Blue, M.S., John Snow, Inc, 1725 Blake St #400, Denver, CO 80202, Phone: 3032624320, email@example.com;
David Cummings, B.Sc., MPH, American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Caucus, 100 Cascade Lane, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971, Phone: 910-316-0676, AIANNH.PPC@gmail.com;
Ingrid Stevens, MPH, Department of Community Health Services, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, 3900 Ambassador Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508, Phone: 503-954-6581, Fax: 907-729-3652, firstname.lastname@example.org and
Narinder Dhaliwal, MA, Research Department, ETR Associates, 5495 Carlson Drive, Suite D, Sacramento, CA 95819, Phone: 916-642-1186, email@example.com
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APHC-Delta Omega Poster Session
Sarah Weiner, MPH, CPH, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, 1900 M Street, NW, Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: 12022961099140, firstname.lastname@example.org
Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
Wei Perng, Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, 133 Brookline Avenue, 3rd floor, Bostton, MA 02139, Phone: 734-717-0982, email@example.com and
Jennifer Wong, National Council for Behavioral Health, NY, Phone: (202) 774-1662, firstname.lastname@example.org
Black Caucus of Health Workers
Jill Dingle, MPH, Retention and Adherence Services, NYSDOH- AIDS Institute, 90 Church Street, 13th floor, New York, NY 10007, Phone: 212-417-4531, email@example.com;
George Smith, EdD, MPH, College of Health Sciences, Chicago State University, 9501 South King Drive/BHS 201, Chicago, IL 60628, Phone: 773.995.2046, firstname.lastname@example.org and
Selena Smith, MPA, Urban Health Program, University of Illinois at Chicago, 808 South Wood Street Rm 173, M/C 967, Chicago, IL 60612, Phone: 312-996-4990, email@example.com
Caucus on Homelessness
Brett Poe, National Health Care for the Homeless Council, PO Box 60427, Nashville, TN 37206, Phone: 615-226-2292, firstname.lastname@example.org and
Alaina Boyer, PhD, Research Team, National Health Care for the Homeless Council, 604 Gallatin rd Suite 106, Nashville, TN 37206, Phone: 9548221611, email@example.com
Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health
Laura Nellums, Phd, International Health Unit, Section for Infectious Diseases and Immunity, Department of Medicine, Imperial College London, 8th Floor, Commonwealth building, Department of Medicine, Hammersmith Campus, Du Cane Road, London W12 0NN United Kingdom, firstname.lastname@example.org and
Guy-Lucien S. Whembolua, PhD, Africana Studies, University of Cincinnati, French Hall West, Room 3605, PO Box 210370, Cincinnati, OH 45242, Phone: 513-556-2423, Fax: 513-556-0370, email@example.com
Community Based Public Health Caucus
Adam Paberzs, MPH, Outreach, Partnerships and Implementation Science, Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research, 2800 Plymouth Road, Building 400, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2800, Phone: 734-763-8880, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Juanita Booker-Vaughns, EdD, MaEd, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science, Community-based Public Health Caucus, 601 South Lewis Street, Orange County, CA 92868, Phone: (800) 716-9598, email@example.com;
Patricia Piechowski, MPH, MSW, MA, Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research, University of Michigan, 2800 Plymouth Rd., Building 400, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, Phone: (734)998-7632, firstname.lastname@example.org and
Tonya Roberson, MPH, College of Nursing - Biobehavioral Health Science, University of Illinois at Chicago, 845 S. Damen, Chicago, IL 60616, Phone: 7739793918, email@example.com
Daniel López-Cevallos, PhD, MPH, School of Language, Culture & Society, Oregon State University, 262 Waldo Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331, Phone: 541-737-3850, Daniel.Lopez-Cevallos@oregonstate.edu and
Barbara Baquero, PhD, MPH, Community and Behavioral Health, University of Iowa, College of Public Health, 145 N Riverside Dr, 100 CPHB N418, Iowa City, IA 52442, Phone: 319-384-1480, Fax: 319-384-4106, firstname.lastname@example.org
LGBT Caucus of Public Health Professionals
Brittany Charlton, ScD, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, Phone: 857-218-5463, email@example.com and
Don Allensworth-Davies, PhD, MSc, CPH, School of Health Sciences, Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Avenue, IM-117, Cleveland, OH 44115, Phone: 216-687-3833, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nada Alnaji, MD, MPH, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1025 maybery plaza, Omaha, NE 68108, Phone: 4029063531, email@example.com and
Patrice Sutton, MPH, Research Scientist, University of California San Francisco, 550 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94143, Phone: 415 407 8806, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Martha Livingston, Ph.D., Department of Public Health, SUNY College at Old Westbury, SUNY College at Old Westbury, Box 210, Old Westbury, NY 11568-0210, Phone: 516-876-2748, Fax: 516-876-2704, email@example.com and
Johnathon Samuel Ross, MD MPH, University of Toledo College of Medicine, Dept. of Internal Medicine, St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, 3468 Brookside Road, Toledo, OH 43606, Phone: 419 536 3879, Fax: 419 251 2393, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle S. Williams, PhD, MSPH, MPH, CHES, School of Nursing, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, Phone: 3347284454, email@example.com and
Lisa Wigfall, PhD, MCHES, Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University, 319 Blocker Building, Mail Stop 4243, College Station, TX 77843, Phone: 979-845-4779, Fax: 979-847-8987, firstname.lastname@example.org