Elizabeth Towner, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine & Public Health Sciences , Wayne State University School of Medicine

Dr. Elizabeth Towner is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine & Public Health Sciences at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Pediatric Psychology from Eastern Michigan University. Dr. Towner completed T32 postdoctoral research fellowships in child behavior, nutrition, and obesity at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and in cardiovascular behavioral medicine and obesity at the Warrant Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Towner’s research interests are broadly in health equity, pediatric obesity, community-based participatory research, and developing interventions targeting health behaviors in early childhood. Her current research focuses on engaging community members to identify and implement novel solutions and strategies that address obesity during the preschool years and reducing the spread of the novel coronavirus. She is also adapting Stage 1 pediatric obesity treatment for mHealth delivery. Dr. Towner’s work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and the Michigan Health Endowment Fund. In addition to her research, Dr. Towner teaches a course in the Master’s of Public Health program at Wayne State University on Community-Level Intervention Science.

Elizabeth is speaking at

December 1, 2020
11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Speakers

  • Megan Mulvaney, M.A., M.P.H. (Moderator) LGBT Cancer Action Council, Karmanos Cancer Institute
  • Elizabeth Towner, Ph.D. (Panelist) Assistant Professor of Family Medicine & Public Health Sciences , Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Jessica Jackson, C.N.M. (Panelist) Certified Nurse Midwife, Family Pediatrition Partnership
  • Angulique Outlaw, Ph.D. (Panelist) Associate Professor-Reserach, Director of Prevention Programming, Wayne State University Prevention(W'SUP), Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Ki-Jana Malone (Panelist) Research Assistant, W'SUP - Wayne State University
  • Vanessa Rorai, M.S.W. (Panelist) Community Outreach Specialist, Healthier Black Elders Center Wayne State University
  • Wilma Stringer (Panelist) Community Advisory Board Member, Healthier Black Elders Center Wayne State University

Description

This session will focus on models of community engagement to address health issues among young children, adolescents, and elders.

December 1, 2020
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

Speakers

  • Michael Simon, M.D., M.P.H. (Moderator) Professor in the Department of Hematology & Oncology , Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Elizabeth Towner, Ph.D. (Speaker) Assistant Professor of Family Medicine & Public Health Sciences , Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Brittany Dowe, M.P.H. (Speaker) Research Assistant in the Office of Cancer Health Equity and Community Engagement, Karmanos Cancer Institute
  • Stephanie Harbin, M.Th. (Speaker) Community Advisory Board Member, Community COVID Crushers Action Council
  • Voncile Brown-Miller (Speaker) Community Outreach Manage, Karmanos Cancer Institute/ Wayne State University
  • Craig Cook, M.A. (Speaker) Oakland County Cancer Action Council Member, Karmanos Cancer Institute Cancer Action Council
  • Anitta Orr, M.S. (Speaker) Cancer Action Council Member, Karmanos Cancer Institute Conner Creek Action Council
  • Cornelius Wilson (Speaker) Karmanos Cancer Institute's Black Men's Cancer Action Council Member, SAGE Metro Detroit
  • Tam Perry, Ph.D. (Speaker) Associate Professor and Founding Executive Member of the Scholars Across Social Work and Anthropology , Wayne State University School of Social Work
  • Jan Bishop (Speaker) Community Member, WSU - HCAB
  • Karen Young (Speaker) Hypertension Community Advisory Board Member, WSU- IBIO
  • Yolanda Harrison (Speaker) Community Health Navigator
  • Lance Gable J.D., M.P.H. (Speaker) Associate Professor, Wayne State University
  • William Shuster, Ph.D. (Speaker) Professor, Chair, Wayne State U., Professor, Dept. Chair, Civil-Environmental Engrg.
  • Jeffrey Ram, Ph.D. (Speaker) Professor, Department of Physiology, Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Seth Norrholm, Ph.D. (Speaker) Associate Professor, Wayne State School of Medicine
  • Ty Partridge, Ph.D. (Speaker) Professor, Department of Psychology, Wayne State University
  • Chris Trentacosta, Ph.D. (Speaker) Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Wayne State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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