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Seth Berkowitz featured in October's Tate Talk

Seth Berkowitz, MDSeth Berkowitz, M.D., is the featured speaker for the next Tate Talk on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. He will discuss "Addressing Social Determinants of Health to Achieve Population Health Goals: Applying SMART Research Designs with Adaptive Interventions." The presentation is scheduled 12:15-1:30 p.m. in the UNC School of Social Work auditorium; attendees are invited to arrive at 11:45 a.m. to share a complimentary pizza lunch.

Berkowitz is an assistant professor of medicine at UNC Chapel Hill and a member of the UNC Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) team. He conducts research on population management, food insecurity, cost-related medication underuse and the impact of adverse social circumstances on chronic disease management. Berkowitz is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill and of Harvard School of Public Health, completed his residency at UC San Francisco and served as an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital before returning to Chapel Hill in 2017.

The full description of his presentation follows:

"Interventions to address health-related social needs have shown promise for improving health and reducing healthcare costs in pilot studies, but it is unclear how to apply them at the population level. Sequential, Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial (SMART) designs may offer an efficient way to evaluate multi-component interventions on health-related social needs in order to generate evidence necessary to bring those interventions to scale. In this talk, you will learn about the nuts and bolts of SMART designs, with examples based on current North Carolina Medicaid transformation efforts."

Tate Talks, inspired by John A. Tate Jr., are designed to feature emerging issues and concepts in social work and social welfare. Tate Talks speakers are chosen because they are pressing the boundaries of knowledge through their scholarship and research.

Date: 
10/08/2018