American Public Health Association 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo

October 29, 2016 to November 2, 2016

RTI International is a premier sponsor and exhibitor at the 2016 APHA Annual Meeting and Expo.  

Meet our team of researchers, who will be discussing their work and expertise as it applies to health, gender studies, drug research, and more. 

Stop by Booth 901 to learn how RTI is making an impact around the world. Talk to our recruiter about career opportunities and register to win our daily book raffle!

If you plan to attend APHA and would like to prearrange a meeting, please contact us.

RTI International Reception

Also, you are invited to attend our APHA reception on Monday evening. Join us to network with fellow researchers who are attending the conference or local to the Denver area.

Monday, October 31
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
650 15th St, Denver, CO 80202

Halloween costumes are welcome!

RSVPs requested for planning purposes.

RTI’s Scientific Contributions at APHA

RTI researchers will contribute 34 oral presentations and posters at this year’s meeting. View complete presentation schedule with logistics here.

Selected presentations include the following:

Monday, October 31

Understanding the Influence of Local Contexts on Culture of Health Activities and Outcomes
Todd Rogers, Carol Schmitt, Laurie Hinnant, Diane Catellier, Jean Wiecha, Jamie Newman, Amy Roussel, Mary Council, Alonzo Plough, Carolyn Miller, Nancy Fishman, Oktawia Wojcik, Margaret Tait, Anita Chandra

Coalesced Survey Designs to Inform Healthcare Policy and Practice: A Model for Enhanced Analytic Capacity and Data Quality
Steven B. Cohen

The Childhood Roots of Health Inequity
Moderator: Lisa Lines

SAMHSA Homeless Services Grant Programs and National Evaluation: Overview
Elizabeth Tibaduiza, James Trudeau, Arnie Aldridge

SAMHSA Homeless Services National Evaluation: Housing Services and Outcomes
James Trudeau, Josh Hendrix, Elizabeth Tibaduiza, Sarah Rose Werth

Capturing Mental Health Symptom Reports of Heterogeneous Homeless Respondents Using Different Measures: Utility and Implications of Using Integrative Data Analysis
Antonio Morgan-Lopez, Lissette Saavedra, James Trudeau

Tuesday, November 1

SAMHSA’s Partnerships for Success: Addressing Health Disparities in Underage Drinking and Prescription Drug Misuse
Elvira Elek, Phillip W. Graham, Chelsea Burfeind, Nichole Scaglione, Belinda Weimer, Kyle Emery, Thomas Clarke

A Systematic Review of U.S. Colleges’ and Universities’ Sexual Assault Policies and Definitions of Consent
Sarah Treves-Kagan, Stephanie M. DeLong, Laurie M. Graham, Erin P. Magee, Olivia S. Ashley, Rebecca J. Macy, Sandra L. Martin, Kathryn E. Moracco, J. Michael Bowling

Essential Partnerships for Comprehensive State Tobacco Control Program: The New York Experience
Carol Schmitt

Experiences of Sexual Coercion among People Who Inject Drugs in Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA 2011–2013
Jeffery E. Williams, Derek Dangerfield, Lynn Wenger, Alex H. Kral, Ricky N. Bluthenthal

Impact Evaluation of an HIV Behavioral Risk-Reduction Intervention for Young, Out-of-School, Substance-Using Women in Cape Town, South Africa
Felicia Browne, Tara Carney, Bronwyn Myers, Wendee M. Wechsberg

Attributing Insured Individuals to Primary Care Providers: An Example Using Massachusetts All-Payer Claims Data, 2011–2012
Lisa Lines, Peter Lazar, Nisha Kini, Jianying Zhang, Eric Mick, Arlene S. Ash

Wednesday, November 2

Unintended Effects of Communicating About Safety in Human Drugs:
A Critical Review of the Literature
Jessica DeFrank, Lauren McCormack, Sue West, Craig Lefebvre, Paula Rausch

Delivering on the Affordable Care Act
Moderator: Rebecca Perry

Improving Web Access to Public Health Data in New York City
Laura Marcial, Grace Oguntebi, Jeff Laufenberg, Clinton Dreisbach, Martin Duparc, Megan Affrunti, R. Charon Gwynn, Wendy McKelvey, Nancy Jeffery, Grant Pezeshki

Strategies for Addressing Methodological Challenges in Analyzing Twitter Data for Public Health Research
Annice E. Kim, Jamie Guillory, Rob Chew, Thomas Miano, Bing Liu

Conceptualizing a Real-Time Cause-Specific School Absenteeism Surveillance System: A Statewide School Nurse Survey, North Carolina, 2014–15
Sonda Oppewal, Debbie Travers, Anna E. Waller, Pia MacDonald, Todd Schwartz, Nakia Best, Linda Sudnik

*RTI researchers appear in italics