NYC Health Technology Food Forum

October 20, 2014

How Can Technology Help (and Hurt)
Public Health Initiatives?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

How can technology support healthier food policies? In a society increasingly digitized,how can health technology be harnessed to improve food securityand 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.


Jennifer GogginFarmers Web, an online market place connecting local farms and producers with buyer

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, 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

Seminar will be held at the CUNY School of Public Health 
(note new location)
2180 Third Avenue (at 119th Street)
New York, NY 10035

8:45am – 10:15am 
*Program begins promptly at 8:45am, arrive early for open networking.