Fifth Annual Population Health Science Research Workshop

Fifth Annual Population Health Science Research Workshop

Health Equity in the Age of COVID-19

The Fifth Annual Population Health Science Research Workshop (PHS2020), sponsored by the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and Boston University School of Public Health, will be held virtually and bring together scholars from economics, epidemiology, demography, sociology, and related disciplines to present papers on topics related to population health.

The workshop's theme, “Health Equity in the Age of COVID-19,” will include both papers specific to health equity and COVID-19, and papers that focus on critical population health issues that have become even more salient as a result of the pandemic. The workshop will prioritize rigorous empirical work on methodological or content frontiers of population health research. The workshop will feature a keynote address by Dr. Trevon Logan of Ohio State University, an economist who uses methods from economic history and applied demography to study important population health topics, including the causes and consequences of structural racism. 

As in prior years, the virtual workshop will enable in-depth discussion of presented work, including a poster session (5-minute talks), and a paper session (30- minute presentations and discussions). To mimic the intimate nature of the workshop that past participants have valued greatly, we are looking to build in “break-out” sessions focused around key topics of interest.  

The workshop is open to the public (with the exception of break-out sessions). Please stay tuned for details on registration and full program.

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Conveners, on behalf of the PHS Advisory Committee:
Atheendar S. Venkataramani, Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Jacob Bor, Assistant Professor, Global Health and Epidemiology, Boston University
Willia Friedman, Assistant Professor, Economics, University of Houston
Julia Raifman, Assistant Professor, Health Law Policy and Management, Boston University