Addressing the significant health challenges and disparities specific to Appalachia.

atrn 2021 virtual health summit Agenda

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Continuing Education Credits 
This educational summit will offer a potential of 9.75 hours for the full ATRN Virtual Health Summit. Attendees will need to complete an evaluation following the conference to receive the credits. More information will be sent to attendees in the next few weeks. Please contact if you have any questions. 

Wednesday, october 20, 2021

9:00 - 9:45 AM

9:45 - 11:00 AM

Poster Visits & Networking in the Lounge

Welcome / Opening Keynote - Social Isolation and Loneliness as Public Health Concerns

Julianne Holt-Lunstad, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Brigham Young University

11:00 - 11:15 AM

11:15 - 12:15 PM

12:15 - 1:00 PM

1:00 - 2:00 PM

1:00 - 2:00 PM

1:00 - 2:00 PM

2:00 - 2:30 PM

2:30 PM



Gia Mudd-Martin, PhD, MPH, RN, FAHA
irector of the Community Engagement and Research Core, Center for Clinical and Translational Science
University of Kentucky

Pam Salsberry, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Dean, Community Outreach and Engagement
The Ohio State University

Melissa Thomas, PhD, MSPH, MSA, MCHES®, C-CHW
Assistant Professor, Department of Primary Care
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Stacey Whanger, MPH
Assistant Director
West Virginia Practice-Based Research Network

Kelly Brunst, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Health
University of Cincinnati - College of Medicine

Lunch, Poster Visits & Networking

Concurrent Breakout Session 1: Community-Engaged Research

Community-Academic Partnerships for Environmental Health in Appalachia – Building
Blocks of Positive Change
Stacy Stanifer, PhD, APRN, AOCNS, 
UK-CARES and UK College of Nursing/BREATHE
Kelly Kennoy, MPH, RN, UK-CARES and UK College of Nursing/BREATHE
llen Hahn, PhD, RN, FAAN, UK-CARES and UK College of Nursing/BREATHE

Community Health Educational Resource Person (CHERP) Program Prevention Training
Sumeet Salvi, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Gishan Bogoda, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
enjamin VanTasel, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Braden Zimmerman, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Engaging Peer Recovery Community Partners to Improve Response Rate Among Ohio Peer Recovery Supporters
Trevor Moffitt, MA, LPC, 
The Ohio State University College of Public Health
am Salsberry, PhD, The Ohio State University College of Public Health

Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy Among People with Disabilities
Julie Gerdes, Assistant Professor of Technical and Professional Writing and Rhetoric, Virginia Tech

Breakout Session 2: ECHO

WVCTSI Project ECHO: The Journey of Establishing an ECHO Program
Jay Mason, MPA
Director, Community Programs and Project ECHO WV Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Health and Wellness in Uncertain Times: Strategies for Being Well@Work
Ginny Sprang, PhD
Professor, University of Kentucky - College of Medicine/Department of Psychiatry
Executive Director, UK Center on Trauma and Children

Goutham Rao, MD, Jack H. Medalle Professor
Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
Case Western Reserve University 

Breakout Session 3: Diseases of Despair

Addressing Diseases of Despair using the PA211SW Helpline in Appalachia
Chelsea Keller, MPH, CHES, 
Penn State College of Medicine
William Calo, PhD, JD, MPH, Penn State College of Medicine
ordan Lewis, PhD, Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs

Understanding Success in Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid use Disorder in West Virginia
Adam Baus, PhD, MA, MPH, West Virginia Alliance for Creative Health Solutions / West Virginia University Office of Health Services Research
Martha Carter, CNM, DHSc, MBA, APRN, FACNM, West Virginia Alliance for Creative Health Solutions
Jennifer Boyd, PA-C, New River Health Association

Perceptions of Diseases of Despair by Members of Rural and Urban High-Prevalence Communities:
A Qualitative Study
Danny George, PhD, MSc, 
Penn State College of Medicine
Jennifer Kraschnewski, MD, MPHPenn State College of Medicine

The Implementation of the Tennessee Fetal Assault Law and It's Association with Out-of-State Childbirths Among Tennessee Residents
Sungwoog Choi, Assistant Professor of Health Administration, School of Public Affairs

Conclusion / Summit Survey

Poster Visits & Networking

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