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Thursday, March 10 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
Public Health: The Spine of Street Safety

Vision Zero - the prevention of traffic injuries and fatalities -  is at it’s core, about the public’s health. Yet, when we think about the key players involved in Vision Zero implementation, we often think of City Hall, the police, DOT, the DMV, etc. This panel will examine the importance of empowering clinical leaders and health institutions such as health departments, hospitals, trauma centers, health insurance companies to serve as Vision Zero advocates and leaders in their communities. Panelists will articulate what leadership in the health sector on Vision Zero could and should look like. Topics will include:

  • Coordination around data and communications

  • Looking at the economics of traffic injuries and the role clinicians, health systems and public health departments can play in prevention

  • Leveraging clinician and health system advocacy

  • Funding

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Tyler Norris, MDiv

Vice President, Total Health, Kaiser Permanente
Tyler Norris, MDiv, is an entrepreneur and founder of over a dozen businesses and social ventures. His three decades of service in the public, private and non-profit sectors have focused on population health, community vitality, and equitable prosperity. Currently, he serves as Vice President, Total Health Partnerships at Kaiser Permanente, where he helps lead the implementation of “anchor institution” strategies, applying all KP... Read More →

avatar for Charles DiMaggio, PhD

Charles DiMaggio, PhD

Professor of Surgery and Population Health, New York University School of Medicine
Charles DiMaggio is an injury epidemiologist whose NIH- and CDC-funded work includes describing and analyzing the epidemiology of pediatric pedestrian injuries in New York City , establishing a surveillance program to track and explain the behavioral health effects of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 in New York, and investigating the developmental and behavioral effects of anesthesia on young children. He has an active interest... Read More →
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Nancy Pullen-Seufert

Director, National Center for Safe Routes to School, UNC Highway Safety Research Center
Nancy Pullen-Seufert is the Director of the National Center for Safe Routes to School and a Senior Research Associate at the UNC Highway Safety Research Center. Nancy has been with HSRC since 2003 with the pedestrian and bicycle safety and mobility as the focus of her work. She has conducted program evaluations, written technical assistance resources and developed trainings. She comes to highway safety research from a public health... Read More →
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Leilani Schwarcz

Vision Zero Surveillance Epidemiologist, San Francisco Department of Public Health
Leilani Schwarcz is an Epidemiologist in the Program on Health, Equity and Sustainability in the Environmental Health Branch at SFDPH, where she is spearheading efforts to develop a citywide comprehensive Transportation-related Injury Surveillance System to support the City’s Vision Zero policy. This system will gather and link existing transportation-related injury and fatality data collected by City agencies into a database that will... Read More →
avatar for Karen Sheehan, MD, MPH

Karen Sheehan, MD, MPH

Medical Director, Injury Prevention and Research Center, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Karen Sheehan, MD, MPH is a Professor of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a founding volunteer of the Chicago Youth Programs, a community-based organization that works to improve the health and life opportunities of at-risk youth. She divides her clinical time between directing the Chicago Youth Programs Clinic at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital... Read More →

Thursday March 10, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm
NYU Kimmel Center: Room 905/907 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012