Public Health Informatics has taken on new importance in recent years as global health faces a number of challenges, including environmental disasters, emerging infectious diseases, such as Zika and Ebola viruses, the return to prominence of the Influenza virus, and the opioid epidemic, among others. Understanding the relationship between climate change and the health of populations adds further complexity to global health issues. As biomedical informatics educators we are challenged to provide learners at all levels, undergraduate and graduate students, trainees in the health care professions, and post-graduate fellows, with relevant, interesting, and meaningful educational experiences in working with and learning from the many data sources that comprise the domain of Public Health Informatics. The panel of expert instructors, while drawn from different institutions, all share a common commitment to creating innovative teaching methods, and techniques. The panelists will share new perspectives and best practices for educating the host of different learners that we as Public Health Informaticians and educators encounter. More than traditional, sometimes static presentations, we will seek to engage attendees in a dialogue designed to stimulate and prompt new approaches to teaching and learning in public health informatics.


Diane Schwartz (Presenter)
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, SUNY

Scott McGrath (Presenter)
University of Nebraska at Omaha

Karen Monsen (Presenter)
University of Minnesota

Brian Dixon (Presenter)
Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health

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