Keynote (2020)

Storytelling for Community Engagement & Health Promotion

Christel Hyden, EdD

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About the Keynote

Christel Hyden, EdD

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For over 12 years Dr. Hyden has collaborated on innovative interventions: researching, designing and evaluating programs for a variety of communities. Her presentation details the creation and evolution of projects that use visual storytelling and multimedia for health promotion among at-risk communities, including recent materials addressing the COVID-19 crisis. Topics include inclusion of community members as collaborators, materials development and refinement, incorporation of medical information in accessible ways, online and offline content dissemination and through print vs. digital materials. Her interactive presentation features her original art and graphic novels.

Christel holds an EdD in health education from Teachers College, Columbia University and an MS in applied social research from CUNY Hunter College. She earned a BA in sociology at Wagner College and is a proud alumna of Brooklyn Technical High School.

Christel is on the research faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and has been an adjunct professor teaching research methods and social marking at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Her consulting clients have included NewYork Presbyterian Hospital, Dartmouth College, the ASCNYC, and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Christel is an Associate Editor for Health Promotion Practice, and over the course of her career Christel has authored and coauthored several peer reviewed articles, as well as a forthcoming book chapter on the applications of research methods in behavioral medicine. Her research has been presented at many professional meetings and conferences, including the US Conference on AIDS, YTH Live, the American Public Health Association, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.

She lives in Northern NJ with her two children and five dogs, and enjoys volunteering in her spare time.

Join us for a live Q&A with Hunter Alum Christel Hyden at 5:00 PM Wednesday, April 29 on Zoom. Please contact one of the organizers or poster presenters for a link, or join our mailing list [link removed] by 4:00 PM for access to the meeting (a link will be distributed approximately 30 minutes before the session begins).

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