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Dear colleagues, Dean Andy Johnson

On behalf of the School of Community and Global Health, I welcome you to our Second Annual Global Health Symposium. This year our focus will be on the pandemic of non-communicable chronic diseases and innovative solutions to their prevention and control.

Non-communicable chronic diseases – which include cardiovascular diseases, certain cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes – account for the majority of death and disability in the world. Sixty percent of deaths globally are directly attributable to chronic disease, with 80 percent of those occurring in developing nations. Rates are projected to rise dramatically over the next two decades. In the United States, seven of 10 deaths result from chronic diseases.

Four modifiable health-risk behaviors – including lack of physical activity, poor nutrition, tobacco use, and excessive alcohol consumption – are responsible for much of the illness and early death related to chronic diseases. Addressing the worldwide problem of skyrocketing rates of chronic diseases requires a concerted effort to bring forth the best ideas from the public and private sectors. For today’s symposium we have assembled global leaders from public health, academia, and information technology to share their work and innovative ideas around the challenge of chronic disease prevention and control. We thank you for your attendance and look forward to your participation in what promises to be a stimulating meeting.

C. Anderson Johnson
Professor and Dean
Claremont Graduate University
School of Community and Global Health

Keynote Speakers

Liming Li picture of Liming Li
Vice President
Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences/Peking Union Medical College

Li also serves as an epidemiology professor in the School of Public Health, Peking University. He is the founding director of China CDC and former president of Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine.

Li received his MD and MPH diploma in Beijing Medical University in 1982 and 1986, and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins University from 1990-1992. He has been involved in the following academic research areas: a study on the quality of life in China; the epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases; gerontology in China; a study on public health education; prevention and control of non-communicable diseases; and a study on public health policy and administration.

He is currently president of the Chinese Epidemiology Association and president of the Advisor Committee of Preventive Medicine Education, Ministry of Education, China.

William Ruh picture of William Ruh
Vice President of Systems Technology Group
Cisco Systems, Inc.

Ruh has more than 25 years of industry experience and an expertise in distributed systems and IT architecture. He is the Cisco vice president responsible for development of solutions. His team is responsible for vertical solutions such as Sports and Entertainment (StadiumVision), Health Care (HealthPresence), Service Exchange (Virtual Service Exchange), Energy (SmartGrid), Education, and IA (Intelligent Automation).

Prior to joining Cisco, Ruh was a senior vice president and CTO at Software AG with responsibility for services and solutions. He has served in executive capacities at entrepreneurial companies, the Advisory Board, and Concept Five Technologies. Early in his career he worked at the MITRE Corporation as well as IBM in a variety of technical roles.

An expert on enterprise applications and integration, he has authored four books on the topic: Enterprise Integration: The essential guide to integration solutions (2004); Enterprise Application Integration (2000); IIOP Complete: Middleware Interoperability and Standards (1999); and Inside CORBA: Distributed Object Standards and Applications (1997)

8:00am-8:30am Registration & Breakfast  
8:30am-8:40am Welcome President Joe Hough
8:40am-8:50am Overview: Chronic disease and technology Paula Palmer
8:50am-9:15am Keynote #1: Chronic disease in China Liming Lee
9:15am-9:30am A chronic disease agenda for health care in the developing and developed world Paul Torrens
9:30am-9:40am Discussion  
9:40am-10:05am Keynote #2: Innovative technologies for health Bill Ruh
10 minutes Break  
  Panel 1: Technologies for Health  
10:15am-10:30am Utilizing cell phone technology for tobacco use prevention among youth in China Wei Zeng
10:30am-10:45am E-Health Tom Horan
10:45am-11:00am Transformative telemedicine pilot for underserved and underinsured communities Mario Molina
11:00am-11:10am Discussion  
  Panel 2: Health and the Built Environment  
11:10am-11:25am Designs for Safer, Healthier Communities Randall Lewis
11:25am-11:40am Health and the built environment Kim Reynolds
11:40am-11:55am Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) to understand cue-induced eating among adolescents Jerry Gerard
11:55am-12:05pm Discussion  
  Panel 3: Innovations in technologies for public health education – Educating  
12:05pm-12:20pm Enhanced learning environment James Pike
12:20pm-12:30pm Technology in the classroom MPH students
12:30pm-12:40pm Discussion  
12:40pm-1:00pm Summary: Implications for the future Andy Johnson
  Adjourn and Lunch  

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