Capacity Building in Public Health Through Strategic Interdisciplinary Partnerships
Guest Speaker: Jessica Schwind, PhD, MPH, Epidemiologist, Public Health Program Evaluator, and Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Georgia Southern University
Description: The primary goals of public health are to prevent disease and injury, as well as promote healthy behaviors. Public health is not focused on the individual, but rather aims to improve the overall health in populations. As a result, people from many different walks of life are impacted by public health policy and practice. This presentation will briefly explain the core functions of the field, as well as examine potential areas for alliance across multiple disciplines. In particular, the role of the health sciences librarian will be highlighted and examples of past collaborations between the public health and library workforce will be discussed.
Speaker Bio: Dr. Jessica Smith Schwind is an epidemiologist and public health program evaluator. Dr. Schwind is an Assistant Professor in the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University. Her current research interests include disease surveillance, capacity building and risk communication for the prevention and/or early recognition of outbreaks. Through this research, she focuses on best practices for operationalizing the ‘One Health’ approach and improving global early warning systems for disease detection and response by bridging the gap between digital databases and local health information.
This webinar will be eligible for one hour of Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education credit and will be archived for future viewing.
For login information, please visit https://nnlm.gov/scr/professional-development/connections.
Sep 13, 2017
10:00AM - 11:00AM CT
SCR CONNECTions is a monthly web conference presented by the Network of the National Library of Medicine South Central Region on various topics of interest to health sciences librarians and others. The webinar highlights topics such as NLM databases, subject specific resources and technology topics.
Sessions will be eligible for one hour of Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education credit and will be archived for future viewing.