2019 Annual BUILD Research Symposium

Published January 17, 2019

Fourth BUILD Symposium Showcased
the Diversity and Breadth of Health-Related Research Conducted at CSULB

The fourth Annual BUILD Research Symposium was held on Friday, March 1, 2019, from 9 am to 2 pm, at the University Student Union Ballrooms at the California State University, Long Beach, campus. The theme was “Community: Turning our wealth of diverse perspectives into improved health." This event provided a unique opportunity for individuals to collaborate, share research findings, and to promote health equity and scientific leadership with an emphasis on diversity.


8:00 am | Registration

9:00 am | Welcome and Introductions

9:15 am | Speaker 1 - Leilani Madrigal, Ph.D., Dept. of Kinesiology

9:45 am | Speaker 2 - Kevin Sinchak, Ph.D., Dept. of Biological Sciences

10:15 am | Break

10:30 am | Speaker 3 - Daniel Whisler, Ph.D., Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

11:00 am | Speaker 4 - Fangyuan Tian, Ph.D., Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry

11:30 am | Lunch Break

12:00 pm | Keynote Speaker: Malo Andre Hutson, Ph.D., MCP

1:00 pm | Research Demonstrations and Poster Presentations

1:55 pm | Collect event evaluation forms

2:00 pm | Close

Keynote Speaker

Malo Andre Hutson, PhD, MCP

Malo Andre Hutson, Ph.D., MCP
Associate Professor and Director of the Urban Planning Ph.D. Program
Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP)
Columbia University in the City of New York

Malo Hutson is an Associate Professor in Urban Planning at Columbia GSAPP and Director of the school’s Urban Community and Health Equity Lab. He is a widely-recognized scholar, teacher, and practitioner whose research at the intersection of urban planning and health inequities is of profound relevance in the planning of today’s cities across the United States, and around the world. His specific focus is on community development and urban equity, racial and ethnic inequalities and urban policy, as well as the built environment and health.

Dr. Hutson's research and writing have been recognized by numerous awards and grants, and his most recent book, The Urban Struggle for Economic, Environmental, and Social Justice: Deepening Their Roots (Routledge, 2016), explores the efforts by coalitions of residents, community leaders, unions, and others to resist displacement as a result of neighborhood change and gentrification.

Alongside his academic work, Dr. Hutson is a co-founder of The NIAM Group, which develops policy recommendations for local government and leads community engagement for local development projects. As an expert leader in the areas of community development, environmental justice, and urban health, he was invited to participate in the Obama Administration’s White House Forum on Environmental Justice, has advised the PEW Charitable Trusts and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Impact Project, and conducted the community engagement process for the Oakland Unified School District, among many other projects.

Dr. Hutson received his Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning from the School of Architecture and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned both his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Master of City Planning degrees from the University of California at Berkeley.

Bio excerpted from www.arch.columbia.edu/faculty/1451-malo-hutson

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