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January 2018 Town Hall Teleconference

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Safe Sleep for Babies

January 16, 2018 • 2:00 to 3:00 PM (ET)

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January 2018 Town Hall Teleconference Agenda
Time (ET) Agenda Item Speaker(s)
2:00 PM Welcome & Introduction Matthew Penn, JD, MLIS
Director, Public Health Law Program, Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, CDC
2:05 PM Vital Signs Overview Jennifer Bombard, MSPH
Epidemiologist, Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC
2:15 PM Presentations Sunah Hwang MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Rachel Heitmann, MS
Section Chief for Injury Prevention and Detection, Tennessee Department of Health
2:35 PM Q&A and Discussion Matthew Penn, JD, MLIS
2:55 PM Wrap–up
3:00 PM End of call

Speakers' Biographies

Portrait of Jennifer BombardJennifer Bombard, MSPH

Epidemiologist, Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Jennifer Bombard is an epidemiologist in the Division of Reproductive Health for CDC’s NCCDPHP. She has worked in public health for 20 years and enjoys collaborating with diverse groups of professionals, including working at the non-profit, state, and federal levels. Jennifer’s scientific work and publications have focused on data accuracy, chronic conditions and related risk factors, substance use, and infant safe sleep practices. Her main interest is the utilization and translation of data to help inform and evaluate public health efforts. Jennifer is currently with the Pregnancy Risk Assessment and Monitoring System team, focusing on using data for action.

Portrait of Sunah HwangSunah Hwang MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Dr. Sunah Hwang is an academic neonatologist and assistant professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She leads the Massachusetts Neonatal-Perinatal Quality Collaborative on implementation of safe sleep practices in Neonatal Intensive Care Units across the state and the Colorado hospital-based quality improvement collaborative on improving the care of substance-exposed newborns during birth hospitalization. Her research focuses on the transition of high risk infants from hospital to home and the development of novel strategies to reduce disparities in parental adherence to health promoting behaviors. Sunah also has extensive experience in working with collaborators across disciplines to develop implementation and dissemination studies to translate research findings into practice and policy change.

Portrait of Rachel HeitmannRachel Heitmann, MS

Section Chief for Injury Prevention and Detection, Tennessee Department of Health

Rachel Heitmann has worked at the Tennessee Department of Health since 2005 and currently is the section chief for the Injury Prevention and Detection section there. In this position, she is responsible for the overall function of several programs at the health department including Injury Prevention, Child Fatality Review, Maternal Mortality Review, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Infant Mortality Reduction. Rachel has also led the implementation of Tennessee’s safe sleep campaign. Rachel has a bachelor’s in psychology and a master’s in mental health counseling from the University of Wisconsin.

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