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As part of our training and education initiative, the Stepping Strong Injury Prevention program hosts quarterly Lunch & Learn sessions. In these events, speakers are invited from outside of the Brigham to educate our program stakeholders on various injury prevention topics. The audience is open to anyone who is interested but mainly consists of our injury prevention program stakeholders from fields such as trauma, emergency medicine, public health, research, and community-based organizations.

Previous Lunch & Learns have included:

  • Falls Prevention: Ellen Flaherty, PhD, and Dawna Pidgeon from Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging presented on their program, Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance
  • Opioid Use Disorder Prevention: Moderated by Scott Weiner, MD, the event included impactful presentations and discussions with three panelists: Brendan Saloner, PhD, from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Alister Martin, MD, MPP, from Massachusetts General Hospital, and Andrew Herring, MD, from Highland Hospital- Almeda Health System in Oakland.
  • Community Violence Prevention: The event included a meaningful dialogue with panelists including Denise Kasrawi and Stephanie Salinas from YouthConnect, Jonathan Makrez and Courtney Kinney from YOU Boston, and Lawrence Stevenson and Alexandra Chery-Dorrelus from the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute. The speakers also highlighted the meaningful collaboration between the Brigham’s Violence Recovery Program and their own organizations and the essentiality of working together to address community violence.
  • Creating Safer Communities for Walking and Biking: Moderated by SSIPP Program Director, Molly Jarman, PhD, MPH, this exciting panel discussion featured Kenzie Bok, Boston City Councilor for District 8, Becca Plevin, MD, a trauma surgeon from University of California San Fransisco, Wendy Landman, Senior Policy Advisor of WalkBoston, and Shavel’le Olivier, Executive Director of Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition. The conversation centered around ways to make community roadways and infrastructure safer for walking and biking.

If you are interested in receiving communications about upcoming Lunch & Learn events, please email to be put on the distribution list.

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