Social Determinants of Health: From the Patient to the Community and Beyond

Monday, October 7, 2019: 9:00-10:30 am
Regency Ballroom

Kate Konkle
Kate Konkle, MPH
Associate Researcher
UW Population Health Institute

Kate Konkle, MPH is the Team Director for Community Learning at County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Kate is a member of the Community Transformation Team, working with the Action Learning Coaches and Network Strategists to provide strategic guidance to communities. She leads the development and support of all learning tools and resources used by coaches to support local action to improve health and advance equity.

Kate joined the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in 2010 as a Program Manager with the Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute. In 2013, she moved into the role of Community Coach with County Health Rankings and Roadmaps.

Prior to joining the Institute, Kate was a Wisconsin Population Health Service Fellow. As a fellow, she was placed in the Wisconsin Division of Public Health Western Regional Office in Eau Claire where she worked on a variety of projects. Kate supported local health departments with their community health improvement planning process, and helped lead a statewide project to prepare the state and local health departments for national voluntary accreditation using assessment and quality improvement.

Kate holds a Masters in Public Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a BS in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State.

Kayla Heslin
Kayla Heslin, MPH
Aurora Research Institute

Kayla Hesin, MPH provides biostatistical support to Aurora Research Institute’s emerging areas research specialties, which include women’s health, geriatrics, internal medicine, family medicine and clinical quality improvement.

With a background in public health, Ms. Heslin also contributes to community health research, supporting and collaborating with Center for Urban Population Health. She collaborates with residents, physicians and other professionals to assist with protocol development, study design, data collection, statistical analysis, interpretation of results, and presentation and dissemination of findings. She also has experience with geographic information system (GIS) mapping in statistical programs SAS and R.

Ms. Heslin’s work with the Center for Urban Population Health includes assessing and analyzing the health of communities.

Dr. Nancy Smuckler
College of Health Sciences, UW Milwaukee

Dr. Nancy Smuckler has taught at UWM for 25 years in Health Sciences, Nursing, Psychology, Education,Social Work and the Academic Opportunity Center. She was also a visiting Professor at Marquette University and has done research at the Medical College and for various community organizations. She has presented to, and for, a variety of groups including the UW Extension, Center on Aging, and school faculty. Her main focus is all areas of life span development and the impact of poverty on development.