10th Annual Research Symposium

The Art and Science of Public Health Communication

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

University of Chicago

The Study at The University of Chicago
1227 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

8:30 – 9:00 AM
Check-in, coffee, networking

9:00 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Elbert Huang, MD, MPH
Founding Director of the Center for Chronic Disease Research and Policy
Professor of Medicine
University of Chicago


9:15 AM
Bridging the communication gap between providers and the community: a case for empowering community health workers
Marcia M. Tan, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor | Epidemiology and Behavioral Sciences
Department of Public Health Sciences
Biological Sciences Division
University of Chicago

9:45 AM
The multilevel ecosystem influencing health communication and decision-making
Jasmin Tiro, PhD
Professor | Public Health Sciences
Biological Sciences Division
University of Chicago
Associate Director of Cancer Prevention and Population Science for the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center

10:15 AM

10:30 AM
Public Health messaging and political polarization
Harold A. Pollack, MPP, PhD

Helen Ross Professor
Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice
University of Chicago
Faculty co-Director, University of Chicago Urban Health Lab

11:00 AM
Communicating through a crisis: Chicago Public Health’s approach and lessons learned
Allison Arwady, MD, MPH

Chicago Department of Public Health

11:30 AM
Extended Q&A

12:15 PM

1:00 PM
Poster Session

1:45 PM
Poster Awards

2:00 PM
Closing Remarks


Registration            Poster session            Transportation

Valet parking is available at the venue.



The CDRP’s 2020 and 2021 symposia can be viewed on YouTube.  Please watch here. 


Contact Mary King for further information.