Faculty member, Dr. Julie Hernandez to speak at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo

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On November 19th, the Payson Center's Research Assistant Professor, Dr. Julie Hernandez is scheduled speak as part of panel at the American Public Health Association's 142nd Annual Meeting and Expo: Healthography at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The four-part session scheduled from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM, entitled "Using mobile technology and mapping to track contraceptive access and use in Kinshasa, DRC" is organized and moderated by Dr. Jane Bertrand, Professor and Chair Department of Global Health Systems and Development (GHSD), Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (SPHTM)

In the second part of the session: "Measuring progress toward increasing access to and quality of family planning sites in Kinshasa" Dr. Hernandez, along with a distinguished panel comprised of members of the Kinshasa School of Public Health, Tulane's SPHTM GHSD and Tulane International, LLC, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), will present some of the innovative methods and results of smartphone data collection and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)  project she has conducted with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates and Packard foundations in order to measure and improve access to Family Planning services in the DRC.

Serendipitously, November 19th is also the convention's Student Visit Daywhere high school and undergraduate students interested in a career in public health can attend the Public Health Expo free of charge.

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