Please join us for an injury-prevention presentation by Dr. Charles C. Branas of the University of Pennsylvania.
Interest in health and safety programs that directly change the places people live, work, and play has grown over the past decade. In many ways, these place-based programs are a departure from business-as-usual public health and medical practice, which has focused primarily on individuals and lifestyle modifications. A select number of place-based programs have also been shown to be effective in improving health and safety. Dr. Branas will discuss such programs as well as the significance of local partnerships and scientific study to cultivate effective place-based programs. You can find more about Dr. Branas' work at: www.urbanhealthlab.org.
Charles Branas is a Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Branas works to improve health and healthcare and is recognized for his efforts to reduce violence and enhance emergency care. Much of his work incorporates human geography and place-based change. His studies have taken him to cities and small towns across the US and numerous other countries. Dr. Branas has been on various boards and served as a scientific reviewer for numerous groups including the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, the Canadian National Research Council, the South African Medical Research Council, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Public Health Association. He is a past President of the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research, an elected member of the American Epidemiological Society, and affiliated faculty at the University of San Carlos in Guatemala and the University of Otago in New Zealand.