NYC Health Technology Food Forum: How Can Technology Help (and Hurt) Public Health Initiatives?

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NYC Health Technology Food Forum: How Can Technology Help (and Hurt) Public Health Initiatives?

Part of our Fall 2014 Food Policy for Breakfast Seminar Series.

Seminar NovemberHow can technology support healthier food policies?  In a society increasingly digitized, how can health technology be harnessed to improve food security and good food access, decrease health inequalities and diet-related diseases, and support healthy food choices? In an interactive talk that will include the convergence of nutritional informatics, mobile health, and public health, six leaders in the Food/Health-Tech Revolution talk about how technology can help (and hurt) public health and food related initiatives.

Conceived with the goal to highlight the dynamic and rapidly-evolving world of health technology, this seminar will bring together leading figures in food and healthcare policy, clinical data collection, surplus food utilization, and food industry worker and farmer growth services.  With a focus on food, speakers will showcase new technologies addressing public health concerns.



  • Jennifer Goggin, Farmers Web, an online market place connecting local farms and producers with buyers
  • Alice Cheng, Culinary Agents, job matching and professional networking for the food, beverage and hospitality industries
  • Debra Estrin, Professor of Computer Science, Cornell NYC Tech, a new Cornell University graduate school based in New York City
  • Stan Kachnowski, PhD, Chairman, The Hit Lab, a healthcare innovation lab working to improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare worldwide.
  • Christine Johnson, Assistant Commissioner, NYC DOHMH (, a free nutritional database of foods served by national chain restaurants)
  • Gary Oppenheimer,, a nationwide campaign to reduce hunger and malnutrition by connecting gardeners with local food pantries

Moderator: Charles Platkin, CUNY School of Public Health, Hunter College and the NYC Food Policy Center

Location: The Silberman Building, 2180 Third Avenue at 119th Street Second floor auditorium New York, NY 10035

Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Time: from 8:45 AM to 10:15 AM (EST)

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