University of Miami
1314 Miller Drive
Miami, FL 33124
11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013
On Campus | Alumni
Clinical Research Bldg, 988A
Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 11:45am – 12:45pm
The Department of Epidemiology and Public Health will host grand rounds on Wednesday,January 16 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45p.m. in the Clinical Research Building, conference room 989. C. Hendricks Brown is the director of the Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology for Drug Abuse and HIV Sex Risk Behavior at the University of Miami and a professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health.
Scientific knowledge has reduced mental disorders, drug abuse, HIV, suicide and other preventable outcomes in specific settings. As a society, however, we are far from successful in achieving wide-spread implementation of prevention programs. Brown will identify some of the failures in our current models of prevention and discuss innovative approaches involving computational technologies and their use in both developing new interventions, as well as in supporting wide-scale implementation of effective behavioral interventions. Brown will discuss the future of prevention, using the example of existing mobile technology for depression, to illustrate how intervention/implementation processes can use innovative computational approaches to advance intervention adoption, fidelity, and sustainability.