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Desmond Upton Patton, PhD, MSW │MEHP X CHIBE Inaugural Joint Lecture

April 30, 2024

| 12:00 pm ‐ 1:00 pm |
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  • Desmond Upton Patton, PhD, MSW — Brian and Randi Schwartz University Professor of Social Policy and Communications and PIK Professor Professor of Psychiatry, Penn Medicine and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia ( Secondary) Chief Strategy Officer, School of Social Policy and Practice

Event Description

Join us on Tuesday, April 30 for the inaugural MEHP x CHIBE joint lecture series featuring Professor Desmond Upton Patton discussing “The Promise and Ethical Challenges of Using AI for Gun Violence Prevention.”

BRB 252 or via Zoom: Boxed lunches will be provided to in-person attendees.

Desmond Upton Patton, PhD, MSW is the Brian and Randi Schwartz University Professor and the thirty-first Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor. He has joint appointments in the School of Social Policy & Practice and the Annenberg School for Communication along with a secondary appointment in the department of psychiatry in the Perelman School of Medicine. Professor Patton studies the impact social media has on well-being, mental health, trauma, violence and grief for youth and adults of color. He leverages social work thinking, data science, qualitative methods, and community partnerships to develop strategies to support digital grief and trauma and reduce on and offline gun-related violence.


CHIBE, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy