Indiana CTSI Retreat at Notre Dame


Location: Virtual

We invite you to attend the upcoming virtual Indiana CTSI Retreat to be hosted by the University of Notre Dame on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. The retreat will focus on the "Social and Structural Determinants of Health."

To register, click here.



9 a.m.


Robert J. Bernhard, Ph.D., Vice President for Research, Professor of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame

9:15 a.m. 


Darrel Hudson, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor, Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, St. Louis and Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry Washington University School of Medicine

10:15 a.m. 

Overview of Indiana CTSI

Sharon Moe, M.D., FACN, Co-Director of Indiana CTSI

Sarah Wiehe, M.D., M.P.H., Co-Director of Indiana CTSI

10:30 a.m.

Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society

Nitesh Chawla, Ph.D., Frank M. Freimann Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Founding Director, Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society

10:45 a.m. Break
11 a.m.

"Informing the Improvement of U.S. Food Security and Dietary Intake"

Heather Eicher-Miller, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition Science and Director, Indiana’s Emergency Food Resource Network, Purdue University

11:15 a.m.

Children's Environmental Health Initiative

Marie Lynn Miranda, Ph.D., Director, Children’s Environmental Health Initiative, Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics & Statistics, and Charles and Jill Fischer Provost

11:30 a.m.

"Social Risk Measurement: Leveraging Existing Data Resources and Looking for Workflow Fit"

Joshua R. Vest, Ph.D., M.P.H., Professor and Vice-Chair of Health Policy & Management, Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI and Research Scientist, Clem McDonald Center for Biomedical Informatics, Regenstrief Institute

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Get lunch and join Poster Session
12:15 p.m. Poster Sessions
1 p.m.

"Reducing Readmissions Among Low Income Elderly by Addressing the Social Determinants of Health"

Bill Evans, Ph.D., Keough-Hesburgh Professor and Co-Founder of the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities

1:15 p.m.

Bernice Pescosolido, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor, Sociology, Indiana University - Bloomington

1:30 p.m.

Fitzgerald Institute for Real Estate

Dan Kelly, J.D., Professor of Law, Director, Fitzgerald Institute for Real Estate

1:45 p.m.

William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families

Kristin Valentino, Ph.D., Director, William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families & William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families Professor of Psychology

2 p.m. Break
2:15 p.m.

Community Voice Panel

Moderator - Sarah Wiehe, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Monon Collaborative

Panelists -

Mark Fox, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., Deputy Health Officer, St. Joseph County Health Department and Associate Dean, IUSM South Bend

Heidi Beidinger, Ph.D., M.P.H., President, St. Joseph County Board of Health and Notre Dame liaison to the Indiana CTSI Community Health Partnerships (CHeP) 

Waldo Mikels-Carrasco, Director of Community and Governmental Solutions, Michiana Health Information Network (MIN) / Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE) 

Breanca Merritt, Ph.D., Chief Health Equity and ADA Officer, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA)

3:15 p.m.


Melanie E. DeFord, Assistant Vice President for Research, Deputy Director, Indiana CTSI, University of Notre Dame



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