Charlie Branas, PhD Charles Branas is a Professor of Epidemiology and faculty co-director of the Cartographic Modeling Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Branas works to improve health and healthcare and is recognized for his efforts to reduce violence and enhance emergency care. Much of his work incorporates human geography and spatial interactions. His studies have taken him to various places including the neighborhoods of Philadelphia, rural counties across the US and cities and small towns in Guatemala and other countries.
Amy Hillier, MSW PhD Dr. Hillier is an Assistant Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning in the School of Design at the Uage redlining, fooniversity of Pennsylvania and a faculty co-director of the Cartographic Modeling Lab. She teaches classes in GIS and research methods and has served as the faculty director for Penn's Master of Urban Spatial Analytics program. Her research focuses on geographic disparities in housing and health, including historical mortgd access, and childhood obesity.
Doug Weibe, PhD Dr. Wiebe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include environmental risk factors for injury, youth violence and intimate partner violence, alcohol use and alcohol availability, and the impact of daily routines on health-related behavior. A number of his studies examine how keeping a firearm at home relates to homicide, suicide, and unintentional shootings of household members. He also leads an NIH-funded study on how the nature and location of adolescents' daily activities relate to the liklihood they will be assaulted.
This institute is co-sponsored by:
Penn Cartographic Modeling Lab
Location: Class of '62, JMB
Advisor: Dr. Robert Doms
Division of Cell & Molecular Biology Imperial College of London
"Elucidating the molecular interactions between insect vectors and pathogens"
Keynote Address - Joseph Takahashi, PhD, UT Southwestern "Molecular Architecture of the Circadian Clock in Mammals"
Susannah Cahalan Author Matthew Kayser, M.D., Ph.D. Psychiatry Resident, Class of 2013 Perlman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania “Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis: Case Series and First-Person Account” Location: BRB II/III Auditorium Click for flyer