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Willie Baronet, MFA

Endowed Chair Creative Advertising SMU

Willie Baronet was the owner and creative director of GroupBaronet (now MasonBaronet) from 1992-2006. His design and advertising work has been featured in Communication Arts, Graphis, AIGA, New York Art Directors, The One Show, Print Casebooks, Annual Report Trends, The Type Directors Club and Annual Report Design: A Historical Retrospective 1510-1990, organized by the Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design. In 2013 he was given the AIGA Fellow award, the highest honor an AIGA chapter can bestow upon one of its members.

He has spoken to dozens of business and creative organizations over the years, including TEDx, AIGA, HOW Design Conference, Leadership Arts, and has judged many creative competitions including the prestigious Communication Arts Annual.

Willie graduated with an MFA in Arts and Technology from UTD in 2011. His art has been featured in a number of group exhibitions including “Art as a Medium for Action” at Hoxton Arches, London and Pembroke College, Cambridge, “Truth to Power” in Philadelphia in conjunction with the Democratic National Convention (which also featured Banksy, Ron English and Shepard Fairey among others), the 15th Annual “No Dead Artists” at the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans, LA, “INVASIONEN/ INVASIONS” at the Galerie Carolyn Heinz in Hamburg, Germany, and the “500XPO 2012” at 500X in Dallas. He has also had many solo exhibitions across the U.S. and UK, most recently as part of HOUSELESS at the Anchorage Museum. He has been a member of the art collectives “In Cooperation With Muscle Nation,” “14+1” and “CircleWerk.”

Willie has been buying and collecting homeless signs since 1993 as part of a long term art project titled "WE ARE ALL HOMELESS." In 2014 he began a 31-day cross country trip to buy signs in 24 cities, which was the subject of the documentary Signs of Humanity (currently available on Amazon Prime), which premiered at the Dallas International Film Festival and has been accepted into 7 additional festivals. The project has been featured in dozens of international and local media, including Yahoo! News, NPR - All Things Considered, The Huffington Post, Al Jazeera America and Fast Company’s blog, posted by Katie Couric.

Katherine Cambareri, MPH

Clinical Researcher Photographer

Katherine Cambareri is a clinical researcher and photographer living in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. She is a Jefferson Master of Public Health alumnus and received her BFA from Arcadia University. “Well, What Were You Wearing?” is an ongoing project in which she documents what survivors of sexual assault were wearing at the time of their assault. Katherine enjoys using art as a tool to explore challenging topics.

Rosie Frasso, PhD, MSc, CPH

Program Director, Public Health Jefferson College of Population Health

Dr. Rosemary (Rosie) Frasso is a public health researcher and educator. Dr. Frasso earned her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy & Practice, as well as two master's degrees from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her current research focuses on health disparities, housing insecurity, health literacy and the integration of qualitative and quantitative methods in projects designed to improve population health, healthcare quality and access to physical and mental health services for vulnerable populations. Previously, Dr. Frasso served as the Director of Education for the Center for Public Health Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to her research, Dr. Frasso provides consultation and oversight on qualitative projects for clinicians, researchers and students as well as for clients including the VA Medical Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.

Her expertise in qualitative methods includes traditional and alternative data collection approaches, including, but not limited to, walking interviews, photo-elicitation interviews, free-listing and consensus-deriving group approaches. Additionally, she has worked on several cross-disciplinary projects with educators, artists and economists who are committed to using qualitative methods to enhance community collaborations, to support communities as they advocate for change and to amplify the voices of vulnerable populations.

Dr. Frasso is dedicated to training the next generation of public health professionals through teaching and mentorship. She has taught multiple courses including Introduction to Public Health, Qualitative Methods and Capstone/ILE.

The presentation also featured students and graduates: Amanda Guth, Julianne LaRosa, Alyssa Tate, and Cierrah Doran, MPH


This presentation will review recent projects where arts-informed research was deployed to amplify the voices of marginalized populations or creatively engage stake holders in the exploration complex public health challenges including poverty, housing insecurity or sexual violence.