NEWS AND EVENTS

APHI teams working on Preventive Health projects and

the Behavioral Health Initiative (BHI) project will present

the following at this year’s APHA annual meeting.

October 25 | 4:00-5:00 pm | Abstract 475932  

Uncharted Efforts to Integrate Mental Health and Public Health Services in WIC Settings: An Academic-Public Health Department Partnership

Victoria Scott, PhD, MBA, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte 
Tamikia Greene, MA, LCMHC, LCAS, Mecklenburg County Public Health 
Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling, PhD, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte 
Maren Coffman, PhD, RN, CNE, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

October 25 | 5:30-6:30 pm |  Abstract 473659     

Access to PrEP in Mecklenburg County, NC: Visualizing the Geographical Distribution of PrEP Providers

Meagan Zarwell, PhD, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte 
Monika Sawhney, PhD, MSW, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte 
Sagar Satyanarayana, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte 
Margaret Gigler, MA, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte 
Patrick Robinson, MD, FACP, FIDSA, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Brian Witt, PhD, MPH, Mecklenburg County Public Health

October 26 | 5:45-6:00 pm | Abstract 473084  

Machine Learning Modeling Framework to Predict Treatment Linkage to Care in Patients Newly Diagnosed with HIV in Mecklenburg County, NC

Shi Chen, PhD, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte 
Michael Dulin, M.D., Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Yakubu Owolabi, DVM, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte 
Patrick Robinson, MD, FACP, FIDSA, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte 
Brian Witt, PhD, MPH, Mecklenburg County Public Health 
Erika Samoff, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Raleigh, NC 

October 27 | 2:30-3:00 pm | Abstract #478587  

Evaluating Evolution of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Treatment, Patients and Providers via PrEP Provider Cohort (PPC) in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina 

Monika Sawhney, PhD, MSW, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Padydeh Doroodchi, MPH, The Hopkins/USDA Participant Research Innovation Laboratory for Enhancing WIC Services (HPRIL) at Cabarrus Health Alliance 
Leslie Castillo Navia, BSN, ACRN-BC, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte 
Brian Witt, PhD, MPH, Mecklenburg County Public Health 
Patrick Robinson, MD, FACP, FIDSA, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte 

October 28 | 11:15-11:30 am | Abstract 481817  

The PrEP Initiative in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina – A Novel Model to Provide PrEP to the Uninsured

Sweta Harihar, MS, Academy for Population Health Innovation
Brian Witt, PhD, MPH, Mecklenburg County Public Health
Renate Nnoko, MBA, MPH, Mecklenburg County Public Health
Matthew Jenkins, BS, Mecklenburg County Public Health
Margaret Gigler, MA, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte 
Patrick Robinson, MD, FACP, FIDSA, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

UNC Charlotte public health professor Michael Dulin has been selected for one of the nation’s most prestigious fellowships in health policy. Dulin is among six health professionals from across the nation named to the 2020-21 class of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows. 

 

Beginning in September, Dulin, who leads the Academy for Population Health Innovation (APHI), will spend a year in Washington, D.C., working on health-related legislative and regulatory issues with members of Congress and the executive branch. The fellowship will provide him an insider’s perspective on the political process, advance his leadership skills and create a lasting professional network.

APHI Director Michael Dulin

Receives Prestigious

National Fellowship

Dr. Catrine Tudor-Locke, Dean of UNC Charlotte’s College of Health and Human Services, and Gibbie Harris, Director of Mecklenburg County Public Health (MCPH), have appointed Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences Dr. Michael E. Thompson as Acting Director of the Academy for Population Health Innovation (APHI) through August 2021.  APHI, a novel collaborative of researchers, clinicians, and inter-disciplinary experts from UNC Charlotte and MCPH, develops innovative solutions that address the Charlotte area’s most pressing community health needs.

Michael Thompson Appointed Acting Director of Academy for Population Health Innovation

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Leveraging Data Analytics to

Advance Health

UNC Charlotte Professors and

APHI team members Michael E. Thompson, MS, DrPH and Michael F. Dulin, MD, PhD explore the promise

and perils of big data in seeking to transform our health care system

into one that is more proactive, equitable, and value-based.

Getting to Zero

WSOC-TV (ABC) interviewed APHI

team members Renate Nnoko, MPH, MBA and Patrick Robinson, MD about their work in HIV prevention with Mecklenburg County's new

Getting to Zero program, aiming

to cut the rate of new HIV infections

in the county by 75% in five

years and 90% in 10 years.

Hacking 4 Healthcare

APHI Director Michael Dulin and APHI community partners MedLink and Tresata teamed up with hundreds of problem-solving coders to analyze

de-identified data from area clinics

and national databases and develop

hi-tech solution for helping people

gain access to healthcare. APHI will work together with the winning team from Welch Labs to build out the solution into a workable product.