12.14.20 | Expressions of Grief and Trauma on the Digital Streets of Chicago

December 14, 2020

Guest Speaker:

Desmond Upton Patton, PhD, MSW
Associate Professor of Social Work
Associate Dean of Curriculum Innovation and Academic Affairs
Courtesy Appointment in Department of Sociology 

Series sponsored by: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Brown School of Public Health

Series supported by: The Paul Levinger Professorship Pro Tem in The Economics of Health Care was established in 1987 to honor the memory of Paul Levinger by a gift from his wife, Ruth N. Levinger, on behalf of the Levinger family. The Levingers' daughter and son‐in‐law, Bette Levinger Cohen and John M. Cohen '59, MD were instrumental in Mrs. Levinger's decision to make this gift.

This lecture will examine the role of social media and AI analysis in gun violence prevention. Insight will be given on how to identify and gain competency in decoding signals of trauma and aggression in social media posts that may influence gunrelated violence.

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Target Audience

This lecture series is designed for all faculty, students, staff, and alumni.

Learning Objectives

The goal of the lecture series is to describe problems of health disparities and the data supporting them and to open a conversation regarding solutions.

After participating in today's lecture, the learner should be better able to: 

  • Identify links between social media posts (e.g. text and images) and gun violence
  • Apply new methodologies for analyzing and decoding social media post for gun violence prevention
  • Identify ethical issues related to analyzing social media post for gun violence prevention
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.00 Attendance
    Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.
Course opens: 
09/07/2020
Course expires: 
11/30/2021
Event starts: 
12/14/2020 - 4:00pm
Event ends: 
12/14/2020 - 5:00pm
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
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Guest Speaker:
Desmond Upton Patton, PhD, MSW

Associate Professor of Social Work
Associate Dean of Curriculum Innovation and Academic Affairs
Courtesy Appointment in Department of Sociology 

Associate Professor Desmond Upton Patton’s research uses qualitative and computational data collection methods to examine the relationship between youth and gang violence and social media; how and why violence, grief, and identity are expressed on social media; and the real-world impact these expressions have on well-being for low-income youth of color. He studies the ways in which gang-involved youth conceptualize threats on social media, and the extent to which social media shapes and facilitates youth and gang violence.

Dr. Patton is the founding director of SAFElab, a member of the Data Science Institute, and a faculty affiliate of the Social Intervention Group (SIG). He holds a courtesy appointment in the department of Sociology. He is the recipient of the 2018 Deborah K. Padgett Early Career Achievement Award from the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR) and was named a 2017-2018 fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.

In partnership with the Data Science Institute, he is developing an online tool for detecting aggression in social media posts. Dr. Patton’s research on “internet banging” has been featured in The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, USA Today, NPR, Boston magazine, ABC News, Nature, and Vice. It was cited in an amici curiae brief submitted to the United States Supreme Court in Elonis v. United States, which examined the interpretation of threats on social media.

 

Planning Committee:

Sharon Rounds, MD (Chair)
Dabasree Banerjee, MD
Joseph A. Diaz, MD
Diana Grigsby-Toussaint, PhD
Judy Kimberly, PhD
Caroline C Kuo, DPhil
Nicole R. Nugent, PhD
Amal Trivedi, MD, MPH
David M. Williams, PhD
Cailie Burns
Kris Cambra
Jennifer Maloney
Maria Sullivan
 

CME Accreditation
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates each live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.00 Attendance
    Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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