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PRCHN Seminar Series: “Optimizing Public Health Interventions for Health Justice”

The Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods will host its final Seminar Series presentation of the 2020-21 academic year via Zoom Wednesday, June 9, at noon.

Julianna Nemeth, an assistant professor at The Ohio State University will present “Optimizing Public Health Interventions for Health Justice.”

In this presentation, Nemeth will discuss findings and lessons learned from her research to optimize a smoking cessation intervention for homeless youth and to create and evaluate the C.A.R.E. model, designed to increase domestic violence advocacy organizations’ capacity to better meet the complex and often interconnected health concerns of domestic violence survivors—including brain injury, mental health, trauma and substance use. She also will share insights learned from her work to support the Ohio Department of Health’s Office of Health Equity’s response to COVID-19 across Ohio’s diverse populations.

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About the speaker

Nemeth is an assistant professor in the OSU College of Public Health Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion and a faculty affiliate of the OSU-James Comprehensive Cancer Center and of the OSU Chronic Brain Injury Program. Nemeth holds a PhD in public health, an MA in women’s studies and a BA in world religion and ethics. 

She is an intervention scientist with expertise in gathering information necessary to make public health interventions accessible to priority populations and optimizing behavioral interventions to be delivered in community settings to reduce disparities. She is the principal investigator on a National Institutes of Health-funded career development grant to optimize a smoking cessation intervention for homeless youth and of an OSU Chronic Brain Injury grant to understand community health center needs in identifying and treating brain injury among domestic violence survivors. In addition, she has provided consultation to the Ohio Department of Health’s Office of Health Equity, regarding COVID-19 response in Ohio’s communities of at-risk of disparities, and is the co-leader of Ohio’s COVID-19 Populations Needs Assessment.