American Institutes for Research Highlights New Research at American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting

Washington, D.C. – Experts from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will present and discuss their latest research and best practices in preventing youth violence, reducing dating violence and creating behavior change though digital communications at the 143rd Annual Meeting & Exposition of the American Public Health Association (APHA), to be held October 31 to November 4 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

More than 12,000 participants are expected to attend the event, designed for experts to network, educate, and share research and practice to promote the public’s health. Founded in 1872, the American Public Health Association brings together individuals from all fields of public health to strengthen the health profession and champion the health of all people and communities.

AIR presentations include:

Monday, November 2, 2015

Evolving Technologies for Health Behavior Change in the Digital Environment

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CT
AIR Presenters: Julia Galdo and Galen Cole

Evaluation of a College-Based Bystander Behavior Intervention to Reduce Dating Violence

2:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. CT
AIR Presenters: Amanda Borsky, Karen A. McDonnell, Monique Turner and Rajiv Rimal

Building the Capacity and Readiness of Organizations and Communities to Implement Youth Violence Prevention Strategies

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. CT
AIR Presenters: Xan Young, Mary Thorngren and Allison Dymnicki

An Innovative Evaluation Approach to Assessing Community and Organizational Capacity and Community Level Change in Youth Violence Indicators

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. CT
AIR Presenters: Allison Dymnicki, Mary Thorngren and Xan Young

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About AIR
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education, and workforce productivity. For more information, visit


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