Please join UMB's Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) in welcoming guest speakers Dr. Fadia T. Shaya and Dr. Cynthia Baur for this February's ICTR Enrichment Series seminar.
In this presentation, Dr. Shaya and Dr. Baur will present "Data Science Tools to Drive Implementation and Dissemination Research Impact."
Fadia T. Shaya, PhD, MPH, is tenured professor of pharmaceutical health services research and program chair, Drugs and Devices Collaborative (D2C) at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, and serves as affiliate faculty in the department of epidemiology and preventive medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Shaya is also co-director of the UMB ICTR Core of Informatics. Dr. Shaya's work promotes policy, research, and practice to improve access to care, drugs, and medical devices, optimize health care quality for vulnerable populations, and eliminate health disparities.
Cynthia Baur, PhD, is endowed professor in the School of Public Health and director of the Horowitz Center for Health Literacy at the University of Maryland College Park. Prior to coming to UMCP, Dr. Baur worked for 17 years in communication leadership roles with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Ga., and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in Washington, D.C. Most recently, she served as the senior advisor for health literacy in the CDC Office of the Associate Director for Communication, and as the CDC's senior official for the implementation of the Plain Writing Act.
During her federal tenure, she led multiple initiatives to define best practices and guidelines in health communication and health literacy. She was the first manager of the Healthy People health communication objectives and the editor of the U.S. National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy. At CDC, she created CDC's health literacy website, which provides tools and online training to improve health literacy and public health, and she is the co-creator of the CDC Clear Communication Index, a set of scientific criteria for creating clear public communication materials. Her approach is based in communication science and focuses on providing diverse audiences with information in ways they can understand and use.
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