PRCHN Seminar Series

 After a pause in the PRCHN seminar series due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are excited to announce that we are virtually relaunching the series for 2020-2021 academic year! This year, our seminars will feature presentations by researchers and partners focused on understanding and addressing health inequities in Cleveland and beyond.

The PRCHN Seminars aim to foster conversations and new collaborations, create opportunities to address health concerns, and aid in the work to achieve health equity in our communities.

We invite all community members and organizations, CWRU staff, faculty, and students to join us via Zoom.  

Thank you for your understanding and patience! 

 The PRCHN hosts a monthly lunchtime research seminar series featuring local and national experts presenting research on various public health topics, including but not limited to food policy, tobacco cessation, and food access. These presentations keep the conversation growing in ways that continually seek to improve the way we understand and address health concerns in our community. To view topics and videos from previous sessions, please visit here. 

Upcoming PRCHN Seminar Series

  • 11/11/2020: Formation and Early Results of a Statewide Cardiovascular Health Collaborative (Cardi-OH) and Hypertension Quality Improvement Project

    Shari Bolen MD, MPH: Director of the Population Health Research Institute, Director at the Center for Health Care Research and Policy at Case Western Reserve University in The MetroHealth System

  • 12/9/2020: The FARE Project: Using a Health Equity Framework to Improve Access to Healthy Food

    Morgan Taggart, MUPD, Director, Healthy Food Access Initiatives, PRCHN and Director of The FARE Project

  • 1/13/2021: First Year Cleveland

    Katrice Cain, MA, Racial Disparities Program Director

  • 2/17/2021: Tobacco Treatment Program

    Alana Rojewski, PhD, Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences and Associate Director of Tobacco Treatment Program at Medical University of South Carolina.

  • 3/17/2021: TBD

  • 4/21/2021: LatinX Mental Health

    Marisa Hollinshead & various YRBS Stakeholders

Please check back for more updates as presentations in 2021 are finalized. 

Topics and speakers are subject to change. Note that there is no seminar in July or August. 

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, all PRCHN Research Seminar Series takes place on the second Wednesday of the month from 12:00 – 1:00 pm via Zoom . When in-person meetings and events resume, seminars take place in the B-03 PRCHN Meeting Room, BioEnterprise Building, 11000 Cedar Avenue, Cleveland. All seminars are free and open to the public.