Besa H. Bauta, PhD, MPH, MSW

Job role: 
Adj Assistant Professor
Member type: 
Educator / Academic
Brief Biography: 

I am a health services researcher interested in understanding how disparities and social determinants of health impact access to care and how those barriers affect the health and well-being of children and families. My current work focuses on building and optimizing technological infrastructures to support health systems by leveraging the latest applications in data integration, predictive/prescriptive analytics, and artificial intelligence applications. In the past few years, I have worked on system-level factors, both at the program and policy level in supporting families at risk of violence/child maltreatment due to familial, economic, and environmental stressors. As an Adjunct Assistant Professor at New York University, I support students in their public health and clinical training through instruction in therapeutic approaches, assessment, and diagnosis of behavioral and mental health issues. I have training in implementation science, public health, clinical social work, with specialized training in behavioral and mental health interventions. I also have secondary training and experience in technology, health systems, health disparities, with a focus on issues related to maternal and child health. My doctoral studies focused on the implementation, adaptation, and transportability of evidence-based interventions in low-resource settings. Current research focuses on optimizing health systems to improve health outcomes, protections of health information including ethical practices in implementing Artificial Intelligence technologies in social services and healthcare.

Prevention and promotion
Training, education and capacity building
Regions of interest: 
North America
Primary care
Maternal and neonatal health
Children and adolescents
Families and carers
Humanitarian and conflict health
Non-communicable diseases (e.g. cancer, diabetes, stroke)
Disorders of interest: 
Child behavioural and developmental disorders
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
United States of America
Besa Bauta

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