Alison Buttenheim, PhD, MBA, the Patricia Bleznak Silverstein and Howard A. Silverstein Term Endowed Professorship in Global Women’s Health in Penn Nursing’s Department of Family and Community Health, has been named a member of a new National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) committee that will assess future prospects for the broader use of behavioral economics in public policy.
In the current fast-moving, unprecedented situation, what we do today to stem the impact of COVID-19 can vastly affect what we will face tomorrow. In a special edition of Penn Nursing’s “Amplify Nursing” podcast hosted by Marion Leary and Angelarosa DiDonato that aired on March 13th, special guests Alison Buttenheim, a public health researcher and behavioral epidemiologist at Penn Nursing, and social epidemiologist Carolyn Cannuscio of Penn Medicine discussed what we can do individually and as a society to slow the spread of the disease. What follows are a few takeaways.
As the COVID-19 pandemic grows across the US, Penn Nursing’s Alison Buttenheim, PhD, a public health researcher and behavioral epidemiologist and Penn Medicine’s Carolyn Cannuscio, ScD, a social epidemiologist, join Amplify Nursing to discuss the coronavirus – what we need to know, what we need to do to help lessen the spread, and what we should expect in the days and weeks to come. Listen here or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Alison Buttenheim PHD MBA, Associate Professor of Nursing, was featured in a front-page, above-the-fold story in The New York Times.
With public health best practices butting up against social norms during the pandemic, experts are determined to develop policies that incorporate scientifically sound precautions while balancing the likelihood of behavior change in our communities.
The women of Dear Pandemic bring facts and humor to fight misinformation on social media.
Dr. Vandana Gopikumar, the 2018 awardee of the Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women’s Health, in a discussion moderated by Alison Ercole, MSN, BA, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, shared about the impact the award has had on her work. Dr. Gopikumar is the Co-Founder of The Banyan and The Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health, a nonprofit with the goal of promoting equitable mental health amongst socially disadvantaged groups, within a social justice framework. Watch the April 4, 2023 recording here.
When evaluating the success or failure of efforts to implement evidence-based interventions, ensuring that implementation is equitable across populations is important. The need to attend to equity has been widely accepted but little guidance has been offered with regard to how to do so within the context of implementation trials. Before launching a hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial focused on firearm safety promotion in pediatric primary care, an interdisciplinary research team including investigators from University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern University, Henry Ford Health, and Kaiser Permanente Colorado developed a unique five-step engagement process to prospectively ground the trial in an equity lens.
Storytelling is changing the face of nursing and empowering providers and patients. And Penn Nursing has carved out a particularly strong position. Here we explore the various mediums, how the community is engaging, and why it’s more important now than ever before.
By Natalie Pompilio
How nurses are key to making the public more trustful of COVID-19 vaccines.
By Connie M. Ulrich and Julie Fairman