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Health Data Bootcamp: Using Social Determinants of Health Data to Impact Policy and Patient Care

May 1, 2024
8:30 am - 12:45 pm
Hybrid: Virtual and in person

Join us for an exciting opportunity to learn how to use health and social data to impact policy! This event will have a focus on Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) and Data. National health policy expert Jose Figueroa, MD, MPH, will give a keynote presentation. Following the keynote, we will have an introduction to CAHSPER research data and lightning talks on available datasets and research applications. In-person attendees will have the opportunity to learn from and connect with the health data community during breakout discussions and a networking lunch.

Keynote Presentation

Plight of the Dual-Eligible Medicare & Medicaid Beneficiaries: Consequences of a Broken System

Jose F. Figueroa, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Jose Figueroa’s main research interests focus on understanding the drivers of health care spending and poor clinical outcomes among older, vulnerable populations with complex needs. To date, this has included work on racial and ethnic minorities, older adults with frailty, people with disabilities, and people with serious mental illness. His research also focuses on evaluating how policy interventions and payment reform aimed at improving quality of care and controlling costs are working, and in particular, how they affect safety-net providers and hospitals.


8:30 a.m.Check-in & Breakfast
9:00 a.m.Welcome & Introduction
Karen Joynt Maddox, MD, MPH
9:05 a.m.Keynote Presentation
Jose F. Figueroa, MD, MPH
10:00 a.m.Introduction to CAHSPER Research Data and Request Process
Kenton Johnston, PhD, MPH
10:15 a.m.Break
10:30 a.m.Lightning Talks on Data and SDoH Research
11:20 a.m.Breakout Discussions on Available Data for SDoH Research
In person only
12:00 p.m.Networking Lunch
In person only
12:45 p.m.Event Close
Lightning Talks
DatasetSpeakerSDoH Covered
Geographic dataRJ WakenArea deprivation measures
HCUP: NIS, NEDS, SID, SEDDDerek BrownZip Income Quartile
MEPS dataAbigail Barker or Tim McBrideInsurance, TBD
MCBSKenton JohnstonDisability, Race & Ethnicity
MarketscanAnne Mobley ButlerRural
HIDI (MO hospital) & STL Trauma DataBen CooperTrauma and Violence Hospital Data
Breakout Discussions
DatasetsFacilitatorsSDoH Covered
Geographic data & HCUP data (NIS, NEDS, SID, SEDD)RJ Waken, Derek BrownArea deprivation measures, Zip income quartile
MEPS & MCBS dataAbigail Barker or Tim McBride, Kenton JohnstonInsurance, Disability, Race & Ethnicity
Marketscan & HIDI (MO hospital) with STL Trauma DataAnne Mobley Butler, Ben CooperRural, Trauma and Violence Hospital Data


This is a hybrid event with options to attend in person or virtually via Zoom webinar. In-person attendance will take place on the second floor of the Taylor Avenue Building in the Doll & Hill Room. Virtual attendees will not be able to participate in the breakout discussions or networking lunch (occurs 9 a.m.- 11:20 a.m.).

Due to limited space, registration is requested. A Zoom link will be sent to those attending virtually upon registering.

Directions & parking

600 S. Taylor
St. Louis, MO 63110

We will validate for parking for non-WUSTL/BJC attendees. Please park in the Clayton Avenue Garage or the Metro Garage. Learn more about parking on the Medical Campus.

The institute’s offices are just one block east of the Central West End MetroLink station.


If you have any accessibility needs, please contact Emily Hickner at We need to be notified at least five business days prior to the event to guarantee accommodation for interpretation and CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) services.