Impact Talk with Rob Fischer: "Using Data as a Social Justice Tool for Addressing Lead Poisoning in Cleveland"

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Add to Calendar: Add to Calendar 2022-08-13 05:02:37 2022-08-13 05:02:37 Impact Talk with Rob Fischer: "Using Data as a Social Justice Tool for Addressing Lead Poisoning in Cleveland" Event Description Come learn how careers in social work are making a difference in society! You're invited to join the Mandel School for four Impact Talks, excellent opportunities for students to be inspired by our faculty and their specializations. Lunch will be provided for in-person attendees, and door prizes will be raffled off at each Talk to those attending online and in-person: • Two (2) 10-inch Android Tablets • Four (4) Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds The event will be held via livestream and will be recorded for viewing on the Mandel School's YouTube channel. Current Mandel School students can receive 1 PD hour for each Impact Talk they attend. Rob Fischer, associate professor and co-director of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, will present "Leveraging Data for Social Welfare: Lead Poisoning in Cleveland." Data can play an important role in policy development to bring about social change. In Cleveland, a major initiative is now underway to remove the persistent threat to children from lead poisoning, especially in rental housing. Research done at the Mandel School has been influential in informing this initiative and evaluating its success during implementation. This talk will explore how data have played a role in partners’ understanding of the risks of lead, its ties to longstanding disinvestment and discrimination, and how best to intervene in the low-cost rental housing market to protect children. Mandel School | Noble Commons 11235 Bellflower Road Cleveland, OH 44106 Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences America/New_York public

Event Format: Hybrid

1 hour of PD credit has been approved

Event Description

Come learn how careers in social work are making a difference in society!

You're invited to join the Mandel School for four Impact Talks, excellent opportunities for students to be inspired by our faculty and their specializations.

Lunch will be provided for in-person attendees, and door prizes will be raffled off at each Talk to those attending online and in-person:
• Two (2) 10-inch Android Tablets
• Four (4) Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds

The event will be held via livestream and will be recorded for viewing on the Mandel School's YouTube channel.

Current Mandel School students can receive 1 PD hour for each Impact Talk they attend.

Rob Fischer, associate professor and co-director of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, will present "Leveraging Data for Social Welfare: Lead Poisoning in Cleveland."

Data can play an important role in policy development to bring about social change. In Cleveland, a major initiative is now underway to remove the persistent threat to children from lead poisoning, especially in rental housing. Research done at the Mandel School has been influential in informing this initiative and evaluating its success during implementation. This talk will explore how data have played a role in partners’ understanding of the risks of lead, its ties to longstanding disinvestment and discrimination, and how best to intervene in the low-cost rental housing market to protect children.

Event Location

Mandel School | Noble Commons

11235 Bellflower Road

Cleveland, OH 44106

headshot of Robert L. Fischer