BME Distinguished Seminar Series, Wednesday, November 29
|Event Date:||November 29, 2023|
|Hosted By:||Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
|Location:||MJIS 1001 and via Zoom
|School or Program:||Biomedical Engineering
Abstract: In this talk, I will share my career path as a physician-scientist trained in epidemiology which took a turn for the better after facing recruitment challenges with my first funded project. I will present my research tracking adolescent girls using GPS-enabled cell phones (back when we had blackberry pearls) and discuss what I learned in terms of the benefits of stakeholder engagement and human-centered design research. I will also share how this led to additional interdisciplinary research and leadership opportunities as part of the Indiana CTSI.
Biography: Sarah Wiehe, MD, MPH is the Jean and Jerry Bepko Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Dean of Community and Translational Research at Indiana University School of Medicine. She is a Research Scientist at the Regenstrief Institute and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University. Dr. Wiehe co-directs the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) and leads its community engagement program. The Indiana CTSI serves researchers and partners with patients and community members, community-based organizations, healthcare systems, and governmental agencies to translate scientific evidence into practice and policy. Dr. Wiehe’s research focuses on addressing health equity outcomes among vulnerable populations, including individuals involved with the justice system, living in poverty, diagnosed with mental health and substance use disorder diagnoses, experiencing trauma, and living with HIV. She has expertise in the community engagement, patient-centered research methods, creative use of existing data, data-sharing partnerships, and health services research. Her work has been funded by the National Institute of Health, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. As a general pediatrician, Dr. Wiehe enjoys seeing patients at Eskenazi Health Center, the largest Federally Qualified Health Center network in Indianapolis, Indiana, and supervising and training pediatric residents. Dr. Wiehe earned her bachelor’s degree in economics and biology and her medical degree from the University of Chicago. She completed her internship and residency in pediatrics and her master’s in public health in epidemiology at the University of Washington, where she completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program.
~ BME Host: George Wodicka ~
*Students registered for the seminar are expected to attend in-person.
2023-11-29 09:30:00 2023-11-29 10:30:00 America/Indiana/Indianapolis BME Distinguished Seminar Series, Wednesday, November 29 Sarah Wiehe, MD, MPH, the Jean and Jerry Bepko Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Dean of Community and Translational Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine will present "Community-engaged research: A path to meaningful work as a translational scientist" as part of the BME Distinguished Seminar Series on Wednesday, November 29 at 9:30 a.m. in MJIS 1001 and via Zoom. MJIS 1001 and via Zoom