Turning the Tide: A New Generation of Public Health Interventions

Friday, April 28, 2017
Columbia Faculty House 
64 Morningside Drive
New York, NY 10027


Designing effective, methodologically rigorous, and sustainable interventions demands ongoing exploration. This conference highlights the evolving public health intervention landscape including technology-based interventions, multi-level interventions, social marketing and social policy interventions, behavioral economics and cutting-edge analytic techniques.

Turning the Tide will bring together leading social and behavioral public health scientists from across the country. The conference will provide a unique focus on experiential workshops to facilitate discourse, networking and application of methods.

Presentation topics and speakers include: 

Optimizing Interventions

Applying Technology

Enhancing Rigor


Registration Fees: 

Columbia Staff/Faculty Registration: $135

Standard Registration: $150

Student Registration: $30

Conference registration includes: full-day attendance, continental breakfast, lunch and an evening reception with open-bar and gastro-pub favorites.

Visitor Information:


The Faculty House is located on Columbia University's East Campus at 64 Morningside Drive, north of 116th Street. See a map, directions and parking information here


There are a number of hotels close to campus on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Columbia University has negotiated deals with several local options for campus visitors. Please visit the Travel Portal and click on Local NYC Hotels (the top left link) for more information on specific Columbia rates and instructions on how to make reservations at participating hotels.


For information on wheelchair accessibility, please call the Office for Disability Services at (212) 854-2388.

For further information, please contact Azure Nowara, aen2129@columbia.edu.

Conference Organizers: 

Azure Nowara, Center Coordinator, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion, aen2129@columbia.edu

Dr. Gina Wingood, Director, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion, Sidney and Helaine Lerner Professor of Public Health Promotion, gw2326@columbia.edu

Dr. Rachel Shelton, Associate Director of Research, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion, rs3108@columbia.edu