Winter Institute

January 2021

The PHX Winter Institute offers short, immersive programs open to professionals, from across sectors, with all levels of public health knowledge. We offer a wide range of programs that teach participants career-enhancing skills, from learning to plan effective, evidence-based interventions to refining their data analysis skills, all while networking with their peers inside and outside of BUSPH.

Programs

Creating Maximum Value: Lean Management in Healthcare

Online 20 Hours Begins January 4, 2021 $1300
Taught By
Jonathan R Modest, MBA, MPH, Adjunct Professor, BUSPH | Senior Administrative Director, Department of Urology, MGH

Given the current environment, healthcare organizations are facing the need to change rapidly in order to continue to provide safe, efficient and effective care to patients.

From Data to Dashboards: Using Excel to support health program decisions

Online 30 Hours Begins January 4, 2021 $1100
Taught By
Elizabeth Lewis, MBA, Lead Analyst, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program | Adjunct Assistant Professor, BUSPH

Build your Excel “toolbox” of skills and learn best practices in data visualizations so that you can turn data into information and use graphs to communicate it effectively.

Essentials of Biostatistics with SAS JMP®

Online 40 Hours Begins January 6, 2021 $1600
Taught By
Lisa Sullivan, PhD, Associate Dean for Education, Professor of Biostatistics, BUSPH

Get a comprehensive introduction to the use of biostatistics in the field of public health, while learning to compute and interpret descriptive and inferential statistics using SAS JMP®.

Winter Institute Webinar

Alcohol Policy and COVID: Who is minding the stores?

Presented by David Jernigan, PhD, Professor of Health Law, Policy and Management

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 | 12-1pm

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This webinar will review what we know about changes in alcohol consumption since the beginning of the pandemic, as well as the changes in policies governing alcohol availability. It will then review the policy issues associated with two sets of “stores”:

First, alcohol marketing itself has transformed in the digital marketing age. While industry voluntary codes set limits on youth exposure to alcohol marketing, in the digital era, exposure to marketing is less important than engagement, and both are increasingly difficult to monitor or measure. This brings in the first set of “stores” – the stores of data that alcohol marketers and social media platforms have collected, how they use these to target audiences, and the policy vacuum that surrounds this.

Second, the more obvious “stores” are the physical places to get alcohol. There have been many changes in the physical availability of alcohol in the wake of the pandemic, and alcohol marketers are likely to make these – such as home delivery and carryout cocktails – permanent. The presentation will explore the public health and safety implications of these changes in availability, and the policy tools that may be needed to address them.

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