Meeting Archive:
Involving Public Health Graduate Students and Trainees in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Meeting Description:
Scholarship of teaching and learning research is expanding in schools of public health to inform pedagogic and curricular approaches. A critical component is the thoughtful inclusion of student voices. Students and postdoctoral trainees can take on various roles in projects depending on interest, availability, and level of training. While engaging students and trainees provides multiple benefits and challenges to consider. Our speakers, Liz Walker, Ph.D., MPH, MAT and Delia Lang, Ph.D., MPH will provide key take away strategies for meaningfully involving students and trainees in projects. 
Date: Wed, Jul 17, 2019
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): SOPHE Education
 Presenter Information
Liz Walker, PhD, MPH, MAT
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Liz Walker is a Research Assistant Professor at Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education. Her work focuses on two main areas: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and mental health services. As the Assistant Director of the Office of Evidence-based Learning, Liz’s work includes program-level evaluations of curricular changes and course-level evaluations of teaching strategies. She also supports faculty development in using a variety of active learning instructional methods. For her mental health research, Liz uses mixed-methods to examine multilevel factors that influence the health and quality of life of people with mental disorders, with a focus on access to and engagement with the mental healthcare system. She is the Director of Evaluation of the Southeast Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, which provides training and technical assistance to states and mental health providers in the southeast.

Delia Lang, PhD, MPH
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Delia Lang is a Research Professor at Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education. She is also a practicing licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Georgia. Early in her career, Delia applied her combined background in psychology with her training in biostatistics to conduct public health research in chronic disease prevention and mental health in various at-risk populations. She worked both nationally and internationally and trained numerous stakeholders to develop, implement and evaluate health promotion programs. Delia has assumed more administrative roles in recent years and presently serves as the Director of both her department’s MPH program and the newly developed Office of Evidence-based Learning.