Panel Presentations | Prevention | Room: TBD

Joe‐Anne Ward‐Cottrell, MPH | WellSpan Community Health and Wellness
Addressing Obesity

William A. Calo, PhD, JD, MPH | Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Penn State REACH: A Community‐Driven Project to Reduce Health
Disparities Among Hispanics in Central Pennsylvania
Dr. Calo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Calo’s research program examines how to better adapt, implement, and evaluate evidence-based interventions to eliminate cancer health disparities among diverse and disadvantaged populations, especially Hispanics. He has over 10 years of experience developing cancer prevention and control studies for Hispanic populations in Puerto Rico, Texas, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Dr. Calo is also co-leader of the CDC-funded Penn State REACH project. This 5-year project evaluates multi-level, locally tailored practice- and evidence-based strategies related to nutrition, physical activity, and community-clinical linkages in Latino communities across central Pennsylvania.

William P. Brodhead | President, WPB Enterprises, Inc.
Radon Mitigation for Lung Cancer Prevention
Bill Brodhead is the founder of WPB Enterprises, installing radon and vapor intrusion systems in residential and commercial buildings and schools since 1984. The company’s website is a respected and popular site for information about radon. Bill has been conducting EPA sponsored radon research since 1986. He has developed and presented EPA and PA DEP sponsored radon workshops including a continuing education course for realtors. In addition, he has been the radon mitigation instructor at Rutgers University for 20 years.

Lyn B. Robertson, DrPH, MSN, BSN | Chair, PA Immunization Coalition Board
Barriers and Facilitators to HPV Vaccine Uptake in Western PA: A Provider and Parental Perspective
Dr. Lyn Robertson is the Board Chair of the Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition and the Associate Director for Health Equity and Community Outreach & Engagement for UPMC. Dr. Robertson has a strong interest and expertise in working with underserved populations, including racial and ethnic minority populations, the LGBTQIA community, the un/underinsured and individuals of low literacy. She provides clinical-related activities and evaluates preventative cancer screening and related behaviors in individuals in community-based settings and clinics throughout the UPMC Cancer Center catchment area. She and her team conduct screenings where appropriate, provide follow up, identify barriers to care and provide navigation services when necessary. One of Dr. Robertson’s areas of interest is decision-making, particularly related to cancer prevention and early detection, including preventative vaccines. She continues to explore the growing problem of HPV infection in our community. Her research aims to assess individuals of lower SES and their knowledge of HPV infection, specifically methods of transmission, the potential for illness/disease, and prevention of HPV through behavior and vaccination.