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Section II. Presentations and Panel Discussion
Welcome Address: Opening Remarks
Welcome Address: Behavioral and Social Science Research in Tuberculosis Control
Keynote Session: When Sacred Cows Become the Tigerís Breakfast: Defining A Role for the Social Sciences in Tuberculosis Control
Keynote Session: Behavior, Society and Tuberculosis Control
Preliminary Results from the Tuberculosis Behavioral and Social Science Literature Review
Neighborhood Health Messengers: Using Local Knowledge, Trust, and Relationships to Create Culturally Effective Tuberculosis Education and Care for Immigrant and Refugee Families
Psychosocial, Social Structural, and Environmental Determinants of Tuberculosis Control
Community Perspectives in Tuberculosis Control and Elimination: The Personal Experiences of Patients and Providers Panel Discussion
Group Discussion of Themes and Issues from Day One
Breakout Group Sessions I: Identifying Research Gaps and Needs
Turning Research into Practice Panel Discussion
Sharpening the Focus on Turning Research into Practice: The Promise of Participatory Research Approaches
Two CDC Models from HIV Prevention: Replicating Effective Programs and Diffusion of Effective Behavioral Interventions
Effective Intervention for Asthma
Potential Funding Opportunities
Closing Remarks: Maintaining the Momentum on Development of a Tuberculosis Research Agenda
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The Tuberculosis Behavioral and Social Science Research Forum Proceedings

Section II. Presentations and Panel Discussions


Effective Intervention for Asthma

Leslie Boss, M.P.H., Ph.D.
Epidemiologist, Environmental Health Division, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Day 2, Afternoon Session

Dr. Boss presented a model for continuously generating and refining interventions through ongoing translation of research findings. She gave some examples of translated interventions in the field of asthma control and treatment. For effective interventions to be widely adopted, they need to be widely known, evidence-based, appropriate to the target population and setting, well documented in accessible materials, and suitable for implementation by available staff, assuming access to proper training. Through implementation experience, gaps in interventions may be discovered that can then be addressed by further intervention research and translation of these research findings into additional interventions that fill these gaps.

Dr. Boss then provided some examples of asthma interventions based on translation of research findings. These interventions target various age groups (e.g., pre-school age, elementary school age, teens, and adults) in different settings (e.g., health care, school, and home). Information about this ongoing research and translation of research findings into implementation practice may be disseminated by means of the Internet, searchable literature databases, conferences, and various types of publications. More information can be found at the website (

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