Wednesday, February 14, 2007, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Michael Kogan, Ph.D.
Michael Kogan holds a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from Yale University. He is currently the Director, Office of Data and information Management for the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. In this position he is responsible for directing activities of the office with an emphasis on 1) maternal and child health research; 2) building the data capacity of federal, state and local areas in maternal and child health; and 3) building the maternal and child health epidemiology capacity in the United States.
Prior to this position, he worked as a Senior Epidemiologist at the National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He serves on the editorial boards of the Maternal and Child Health Journal and the American Journal of Public Health. His research interests include: the effect of prenatal and pediatric care services on maternal and child health, the effect of lack of health care coverage on access and continuity of care, multiple births and determinants of preterm birth.
Caroline Mae McKay, Ph.D.
Caroline Mae McKay received her bachelor's degree in English from University of Miami in 1988. She attended Florida State University’s College of Social Work in Tallahassee, where she graduated with honors with a master’s degree in clinical social work in 1994. Following several years working with the homeless mentally ill veteran population in Miami, she obtained a doctorate in May 2006 in community and family health from the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health, after successfully completing her dissertation entitled “The Role of Social Structural and Social Contextual Factors in Shaping Chronic Disease and Chronic Disease Risk Behavior: A Multilevel Study of Hypertension, General Health Status, and Mental Distress.” Currently, she is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Psychiatric Epidemiology Training program at Columbia University in New York City, where her work focuses on social structural and contextual influences on health and health behavior, comorbidity of mental and physical disorders, theoretical development in public health, and multilevel modeling.
Charity Moore, Ph.D., M.S.P.H.
Charity Moore is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Biostatistics. Dr. Moore received her master of science in public health degree (1997) and doctorate (2000) in biostatistics at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. From 2000 to 2001, she worked at Rush St. Luke’s Presbyterian Medical Center with movement disorder specialists and kinesiology researchers. In 2002, she joined the faculty at the University of South Carolina in the Arnold School of Public Health Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. There she served as the lead biostatistician and Deputy Director of the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center (SCRHRC), where this project on violent disagreements originated. The SCRHRC’s focuses “on investigating persistent inequities in health status within the population of the rural U.S., with an emphasis on inequities stemming from socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity, and access to health care services.” In January 2005, Dr. Moore moved to the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, where she works with clinical research scholars affiliated with the National Institutes of Health-sponsored K30 and K12 programs. She has provided biostatistical support for more than 10 K23 applications from a wide variety of disciplines (e.g., pharmacy, oncology, obstetrics and gynecology, clinical psychology, endocrinology, dentistry). In October 2005, she became the Director of the Biostatistics Shared Facility of the Roadmap K12. The facility has two other staff members – one biostatistics postdoctoral fellow and one predoctoral biostatistics graduate assistant – both of whom collaborate with faculty scholars from the clinical research programs. Dr. Moore is also a research fellow at UNC’s Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, where her work includes rural health research, systematic reviews, and evaluation of chronic disease interventions.
Arlene Smaldone, D.N.Sc., CPNP, CDE
Arlene Smaldone is currently an Assistant Professor at the Columbia University School of Nursing in New York City. Her research focuses on children with diabetes and other chronic health conditions and factors associated with improved health outcomes for children affected by chronic illness.
Dr. Smaldone is a pediatric nurse practitioner and diabetes educator. In 2003, she received a doctoral degree from the Columbia University School of Nursing. She has extensive experience in secondary data analyses of large state and national discharge data sets. Her doctoral research examined risk factors for recurrent diabetic ketoacidosis in California children with type 1 diabetes using 1997-2000 hospital discharge data from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. In 2005, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in behavioral research at the Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard Medical School in Boston. She serves on the editorial board of Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics.