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.
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
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
Leveraging Data Analytics to
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
a 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.