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

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

Joe Hinton, MA
UW Population Health Institute

Joe Hinton is an Action Learning Coach with the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R) program based in Chicago, IL. Joe’s role is to provide strategic guidance to communities who wish to put the County Health Rankings into action to improve health and advance equity. He is part of a team that develops online tools to connect communities to evidence-informed strategies and community change resources, fosters peer learning and connections, delivers knowledge and skill building sessions, and recognizes and celebrates health improvement.

Joe has over 10 years of experience in education, curriculum development, adult education and virtual and non-virtual community development. Prior to joining the CHR&R team, Joe served as an Assistant Professor of Geography and department co-chairperson for the Social and Applied Sciences Department at Harold Washington College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago. He previously served the State of Illinois, Morton College and the Center for Economic Progress in curriculum development, grant management and program management capacities. He has personal and professional interests in how rural and urban spaces can be intentionally designed through an equity lens.

Joe completed his Bachelor of Arts in History with secondary education certification from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Joe then received his Master of Arts in Geography at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, with research interests in rural land use, greenspace development, community development, and community decision making processes. Additionally, he completed post-graduate Geographic Information Systems certification at Northeastern Illinois University.

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.