How Technology is Improving Public Health


Welcome, Opening Remarks and Kimberly Hieftje

Michael Beets

Michael K. Skinner

James Fleet

Devika Sirohi


The symposium includes presentations from leading public health researchers on public health and mobile technology, electronic media, epigenetics, and big data.


7:30-8:00 AM   Check in and Breakfast

8:00-8:15 AM   Welcome by Christine Ladisch, Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences

8:15-8:50 AM   "Health Promotion and Behavior Change Through the Use of Electronic Media

                       by Kimberly Hieftje, PhD, Associate Research Scientists in Medicine (General Medicine),

                       Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

8:50-9:25 AM   "We can't do anything about it, unless we know about it: Using mobile technology to deploy technical assistance for healthy eating and 

                       physical activity in afterschool programs"

                       by Michael Beets, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Exercise Science and Head of the Division of Health Aspects of Physical Activity,

                       University of South Caroline, Arnold School fo Public Health, Columbia, SC

9:25-10:00 AM  "Impact of Epigenetics on Environmental Health"

                        by Michael K Sinner, PhD, Professor, School of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences,

                        Washington State University, Pullman WA

10:00-10:20 AM Break

10:20-10:55 AM "Biological Big Data Science A Foundation for Discovery at Purdue"

                        by James Fleet, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Department of Nutrition Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

10:55-11:30 AM "Integrating virtual and social realities: Technology for HIV/STI prevention among young men who have sex with men"

                        by José A. Bauermeister, MPH, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Behavior and Health Promotion, School of Public Health

                        University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

11:30-12:00 AM Faculty and Student Poster Session


Tuesday, April 5th, 2016


7:30-8:00 AM EDT Registration and Breakfast
8:00-12:00 PM EDT Symposium Speakers and Poster Session


Stewart Center, Room 302 
Purdue University
West, Lafayette, IN


Parking will be available in the Grant Street Garage for approximately $7.00.  

The Grant Street Garage is located at 101 North Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906.


This event is free and open to the public.


Registration is required by April 1, 2016.
Click here to register.


Abstracts due by March 11th to Dr. Blake Jones at


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