Contemporary Issues in Public Health

One of the core responsibilities of our School of Public Health is the translation of our scholarship so that we can influence those who can make change happen. To that end, the Dean’s Seminars aim to bring to campus leading thinkers and doers around issues of contemporary concern, aiming both to inform our internal conversation and to generate a broader conversation around public health approaches to these issues.

Past Contemporary Issues in Public Health Seminars

Thursday, September 7 | 1–2 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

1985: Voices from the AIDS Crisis
Featuring speakers who were on the frontlines of the AIDS crisis.

Tuesday, May 9 | 4:30–6 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration
Ali Noorani (SPH’99), Executive Director, National Immigration Forum

Thursday, April 13 | 1–2 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

It’s Not About the Bathroom: The Fight for Transgender Equality
Mason Dunn, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition and Co-Chair of the Freedom Massachusetts Campaign

Monday, April 10 | 4:30–6 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

Income Inequality and Health in America: A Lancet Special Issue
Welcoming several of the special issue’s authors for a discussion

Tuesday, March 28 | 4:30–6 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

Creating Culture, Making Change: The Role of Entertainment in Global Health
Georgia Arnold, Senior Vice President, Social Responsibility, Viacom International Media Networks and Executive Director, Staying Alive Foundation; Joel Christian Gill, Chair of Foundations, New Hampshire Institute of Art; and Alex Horwitz, Filmmaker.

Tuesday, March 28 | noon–1:30 p.m. | Morse Auditorium, 602 Commonwealth Avenue

Exclusive MTV Shuga Down South Screening in Boston

Georgia Arnold, Senior Vice President, Social Responsibility, Viacom International Media Networks and Executive Director, Staying Alive Foundation. Co-sponsored with Public Health Post.

Monday, March 20 | 4:30–5:30 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

Dispatches from the North: Learning from Canadian Health Care
Danielle Martin, Vice President, Medical Affairs and Health System Solutions, Women’s College Hospital, Toronto

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Health, Politics, and Planned Parenthood
Jennifer Childs-Roshak, President and CEO, Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts and Juana Matias, Massachusetts State Representative

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Can the Private Sector Make a Difference?
Deborah Dugan, Chief Executive Officer, (RED)

landing-page-DSS10-HIVPreventionThursday, January 26 | 1–2 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

Wish List for the New President
Christopher F. Koller, President, Milbank Memorial Fund | Lisa Wong, Former Mayor of Fitchburg, Massachusetts

landing-page-DSS10-HIVPreventionThursday, November 3 | 1–2 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

HIV: Succeeding at Treatment, Failing at Prevention
Francois Venter, Executive Director, Wits RHI and Lecturer, Department of Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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The Politics of Health Reform: What’s at Stake in November?
Jonathan Gruber, Ford Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology  |  Jon Kingsdale, Associate Professor of the Practice, Health Law, Policy & Management, Boston University School of Public Health  |  John McDonough, Professor of the Practice of Public Health and Director of the Center for Public Health Leadership, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Legalized Marijuana: Right for Massachusetts?
Jim Borghesani, Director of Communications, Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol  |  Jason Lewis, Senator, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

View previous the Dean’s Seminar Series on Contemporary Issues in Public Health:

2015–2016