The Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health will host a virtual October seminar titled “Moving Upstream to Identify and Act on Environmental Drivers of Inequities in Child Asthma and Overall Child Health,” Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 9 to 10 a.m.
Andrew F. Beck of the Department of Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s & University of Cincinnati will give this presentation.
Attend the seminar to learn more about the known and persistent equity gaps in child health outcomes, and how children’s hospitals (in partnership with patients, families and communities) can help to narrow those gaps by improving outcomes in equitable ways. Also, get a peek at Cincinnati Children’s asthma improvement efforts and ways in which these efforts have extended to other conditions, including COVID-19, via the hospital’s Community Health Initiative.
Beck is an associate professor and attending pediatrician at Cincinnati Children’s. He received his undergraduate degree in anthropology from Yale University, his MD from the University of Pittsburgh and his MPH from Harvard University.
He strives to improve population health outcomes by focusing on the identification and mitigation of key social, economic and environmental determinants of health. He sees patients as a primary care and hospitalist pediatrician, pursues research and quality improvement into equity achievement, and teaches actively in the College of Medicine and across Cincinnati Children’s.
For his efforts, he has been recognized with the Cincinnati Children’s Junior Faculty Awards for Service/Advocacy and Mentorship, and he has been recognized by the Cincinnati Business Courier as a member of the region’s 40 under 40.