Teaching Public Health
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
72 East Concord Street
Academic public health has been growing substantially over the past two decades, and, commensurately, teaching in academic public health has been growing at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Coincident with this growth, established graduate schools and programs of public health are redesigning curricula to meet the changing needs of incoming students and to ensure that graduates have the knowledge, skills, and attributes to meet the needs of a changing workforce. This symposium aims to turn our lens on the state of teaching in public health, bringing together a state-of-the-field collection of presentations that can serve as a touchstone for the rapid evolution of this field. The symposium will summarize the evolution of public health teaching over time; discuss challenges faced by public health teaching; address the principles and practice of state-of-the-science teaching of public health at each level of education; spotlight innovations in public health education; and look to the future, anticipating where trends in public health education are heading.
TEACHING PH: THE PAST AND THE PRESENT
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
ENHANCING THE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
PH TEACHING IN NONTRADITIONAL SETTINGS
PH TEACHING ACROSS THE LIFECOURSE
8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast and Informal Greetings
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Boston University
Jean Morrison was named university provost and chief academic officer of Boston University in January 2011. She provides leadership for the university’s overall academic, budgetary, and planning processes and oversight of its academic programs, research, global programs, enrollment, and student affairs. Morrison is the university’s second ranking officer and oversees the academic deans of BU’s 17 schools and colleges. Since her appointment, she has overseen several key efforts designed to enhance BU’s academic quality and global competitiveness, including the development of a university-wide process for academic program review, the launch of a university-wide Arts Initiative, and the establishment of new associate provost positions to lead and oversee the university’s efforts in graduate education, digital learning and innovation, and diversity and inclusion. A geologist by training, Morrison’s research in earth sciences has focused on understanding the evolution of the earth’s crust over time, with particular emphasis on the physiochemical characteristics in earthquake fault systems, as well as the properties of the earth’s deep crust. She has served as an editor of the Journal of Metamorphic Geology and an associate editor of both the American Mineralogist and the Geological Society of America Bulletin. Prior to her arrival at BU, she was a professor of earth science and executive vice provost for academic affairs at the University of Southern California. At BU, Morrison is a professor in the Department of Earth and Environment. She received a PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and an MS from the University of Georgia.
Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health
Associate Dean for Education and Professor, Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health
Master of Ceremonies
Editor, CommonHealth Blog, WBUR
Carey Goldberg covers health and science, and is the host of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog. She has been the Boston bureau chief of The New York Times, a staff Moscow correspondent for The Los Angeles Times, and a health/science reporter for The Boston Globe. She was a Knight Science Journalism fellow at MIT; graduated summa cum laude from Yale; and did graduate work at Harvard. She is co-author of the triple memoir Three Wishes: A True Story Of Good Friends, Crushing Heartbreak and Astonishing Luck On Our Way To Love and Motherhood.
8:45 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.
TEACHING PUBLIC HEALTH: THE PAST AND THE PRESENT
Creating a Pipeline for Public Health
Georges C. Benjamin
Executive Director, American Public Health Association
Georges C. Benjamin is a well-known health policy leader, practitioner, and administrator. He currently serves as the executive director of the American Public Health Association, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of public health professionals. He is also a former secretary of health for the state of Maryland. He is board-certified in internal medicine, a master of the American College of Physicians, a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, a fellow emeritus of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member of the National Academy of Medicine. He serves on several nonprofit boards, such as Research!America, the Truth Initiative, and the Reagan-Udall Foundation. Benjamin is also a member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council, which advises the president on how best to assure the security of the nation’s critical infrastructure. Benjamin is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of Illinois College of Medicine.
Teaching Public Health Today
Senior Associate Vice President, USF Health, and Dean, College of Public Health, University of South Florida
Donna Petersen is dean of the College of Public Health and senior associate vice president of USF Health at the University of South Florida. She is past president of the National Board of Public Health Examiners, immediate past-chair of the Council on Education for Public Health, and chair of the Board of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. From 2011 to 2015, Petersen chaired “Framing the Future: The Second Hundred Years of Education in Public Health.” She has provided leadership training to doctoral students, public health professionals, and educators for over 25 years. Petersen has been honored by numerous public health organizations for her work and in 2011 received the Distinguished Alumna Award from Johns Hopkins University.
A Conceptual Orientation to Public Health Teaching
Dean, College of Public Health, East Tennessee State University
Randy Wykoff is the founding dean of the College of Public Health at East Tennessee State University (ETSU), a position he has held since 2006. He is also the chair of the Education Committee and a member of the Board of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. Prior to coming to ETSU, Wykoff was the senior vice president for International Operations at Project HOPE, responsible for overseeing all international health and humanitarian assistance programs in more than 30 countries. He previously served as the deputy assistant secretary for health (Disease Prevention and Health Promotion) in the Department of Health and Human Services, overseeing the release and implementation of Healthy People 2010, and the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity, as well as serving for a year as the acting executive director of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. Wykoff also served as the associate commissioner for AIDS and Special Health Issues and later as the associate commissioner for Operations, during 11 years at the Food and Drug Administration. During this time, he served for 18 months as the deputy to the acting commissioner and completed a six-month detail with the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee. He started his public health career as a district medical director in South Carolina, overseeing all public health activities in a rural six-county health district. He is a physician, board certified in both pediatrics and preventive medicine, with additional training and certification in tropical medicine.
Professor of Epidemiology, Barry Commoner Center, Queens College, CUNY and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; Editor in Chief, American Journal of Public Health
Alfredo Morabia is a professor of clinical epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and a professor of epidemiology at the Barry Commoner Center for Health and the Environment at Queens College, City University of New York. In 2009, he was appointed a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. His domains of research are urban health and history. He is principal investigator of a cohort study of cardiovascular diseases among men and women who volunteered during the months following the 9/11 attack to clean the debris of the World Trade Center towers. In 1986, Morabia received a grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation to study at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, where he obtained MPH and PhD degrees in epidemiology, the first such PhD awarded to a Swiss citizen, and an MHS in biostatistics. In 1990, he became chair of the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at the University Hospital of Geneva, the first epidemiology group ever created in a Swiss hospital. Under his leadership, the unit grew into a division, and he was subsequently appointed professor of clinical epidemiology at the University of Geneva. He is supported by the National Library of Medicine to write a textbook on the history of epidemiologic methods and concepts. Morabia lectures and teaches on the history of epidemiology internationally in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian. He also serves as editor in chief of the AJPH (formerly American Journal of Public Health) and as editor of Epidemiology in History at the American Journal of Epidemiology. His last book, Enigmas of Health and Disease: How Epidemiology Contributes to Unravel Scientific Mysteries, was published by Columbia University Press in 2014. After receiving his MD from the School of Medicine at the University of Geneva, Morabia trained in internal medicine at the University Hospital of Geneva and in occupational medicine in Italy. He is board certified in both internal medicine and occupational medicine.
9:25 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.
Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
David Kleinbaum joined Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health as professor of epidemiology in 1993, after more than 20 years on the biostatistics and epidemiology faculty at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health (now Gillings School of Global Health). He retired from Emory in August 2017, where he is now an emeritus professor. Kleinbaum’s primary area of work has concerned mathematical modeling methods in biostatistics and epidemiology. He is widely known for his seven textbooks, used throughout the world, and for his distinguished teaching career on biostatistics and epidemiologic methods. Kleinbaum has won several teaching awards, including the first Association of Schools of Public Health/Pfizer Award for Teaching Excellence in 2005. He has taught approximately 200 short courses worldwide in biostatistics and epidemiologic methods. Kleinbaum has a special interest in developing multimedia instructional materials for teaching epidemiology and biostatistics. In 2015, he completed a multimedia electronic textbook on epidemiologic methods called ActivEpi Web, which is available for free to anyone anywhere in the world. Currently, there are more than 9,500 users of this unique instructional text in more than 100 countries around the world. Kleinbaum is also an accomplished jazz flutist, and has played for more than 10 years in the Atlanta area as the music director of the Moonlighters Jazz Band. Among Kleinbaum’s goals during retirement is incorporating the teaching of epidemiology and related biostatistics methods into the high school science curriculum throughout the United States and elsewhere. His free multimedia electronic textbook, ActivEpi Web, is particularly suitable as a primary teaching resource in this effort. Kleinbaum earned an MA in mathematics at the University of Rochester and a PhD in mathematical statistics at the University of North Carolina.
Teaching by the Case Method
Professor of Management and Co-Chair, Task Force on Educational Quality, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Nancy M. Kane is professor of management in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. Kane directs the Masters in Healthcare Management Program, an executive leadership program created for mid-career physicians leading healthcare organizations, and teaches in executive and masters degree programs in the areas of healthcare accounting, payment systems, financial analysis, and competitive strategy. She founded and leads the Center for Case-Based Teaching and Learning at the school, and directs a short course for public health educators on case discussion leadership and case writing. Kane has won numerous teaching awards, including the ASPH-Pfizer Award for Teaching Excellence in 2011. She is currently co-chairing a school-wide Task Force on Educational Quality. Her research interests include measuring hospital financial performance, quantifying community benefits and the value of tax exemption, the competitive structure and performance of hospital and insurance industries, nonprofit hospital governance, and the viability of safety-net providers. Kane consults with a wide range of federal and state agencies involved in health system design, oversight, and payment. She was a member of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, an agency advising the US Congress on issues affecting the Medicare program, between 2005 and 2011, and served on the Massachusetts Special Commission on Health Care Cost Containment in 2009. Kane earned her master and doctoral degrees in business administration from Harvard Business School.
Practice-Based Teaching and Learning
Clinical Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health
Associate Professor, Global Health, Boston University School of Public Health
Lloyd F. Novick
Editor in Chief, Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, and Professor Emeritus, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University
Lloyd F. Novick is founding editor of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice and continues as editor in chief. He is professor emeritus at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, where he was professor and chair of the Department of Public Health at the Brody School of Medicine between 2005 and 2014. He has served as the commissioner of health and the secretary for human services of Vermont, director of health services for Arizona, and director of the Office of Public Health for New York State. Previous academic positions include professor and director of the Preventive Medicine Program for SUNY Upstate Medical University, professor and chair of epidemiology at the University of Albany School of Public Health, and clinical professor and director of the Teaching Program in Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Vermont, College of Medicine. His latest book, 21 Public Health Case Studies on Policy & Administration, describes actual events using a business school format and is closely correlated to the 2016 CEPH accreditation competencies. He has also published Public Health Administration: Principles for Population-Based Management, now in its third edition. Novick is past president of the Association of Teachers of Prevention and Research (APTR) and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). He has received a number of national awards, including the Special Recognition Award, American College of Preventive Medicine (2005); the Duncan Clark Award, Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine (2003); the Yale University Distinguished Service Award (2003); the Excellence in Health Administration, American Public Health Association (2001); and the Arthur T. McCormack Award, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (1992). He holds an MD from New York University and an MPH from Yale University.
10:05 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
10:20 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Daniel S. Gerber
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, UMass Amherst
Daniel Gerber’s long career in public health began in the mid 1970s when he spent two years in the Philippines as a health programs volunteer for the US Peace Corps. This experience proved to be the beginning of a five-decade career in public health that culminated in an appointment as associate dean for academic affairs for the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at UMass Amherst. He has more than 40 years of international experience in training and teaching, managing health education programs utilizing adult learning theory and pedagogy, and has worked in 11 different countries (Philippines, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Yemen, Belize, Nepal, Tunisia, Cape Verde, Micronesia, Vanuatu, and the United States). He has been awarded fellowships in Service-Learning and Teaching; Learning in Diversity, the Outstanding Teaching Award from the UMass School of Public Health and Health Sciences and the University Without Walls. In 2011, he was inducted into the National Honor Society of Public Health, Delta Omega. He is the winner of the 2018 Riegelman Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Public Health Education. Gerber has been teaching undergraduates courses utilizing service learning pedagogy for more than 20 years. At a recent gathering of UMass alumni, the former students were asked, “Who made a difference in their lives while a student at UMass?” One alumnus testified how “Gerber taught me to think outside the box” which helped him to “unbound my dreams.”
Laura A. Linnan
Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC Chapel Hill
Laura A. Linnan is senior associate dean for academic and student affairs and professor, health behavior at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. Linnan has held public health practice-based positions at the Massachusetts State Health Department, Macomb County (MI) Health Department and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in New York prior to completing her training in Health and Social Behavior at the Harvard School of Public Health. In her current role, she has led the UNC Gillings School through an organizational change process resulting in the Gillings One MPH, a new integrated MPH core, foundational curriculum, as well as solicited ideas and overseen an approval process for eleven new public health concentrations that reside within and across traditional departments in the School. Previously, she led a curriculum change process in the UNC Department of Health Behavior which, among other things, replaced the required Master’s thesis with a year-long capstone that is team-based and fully engaged with community partners (Linnan et al, 2010, AJPH). Her passion is to collaborate with key stakeholders (faculty, students, alumni, employers) to create new, highly-relevant and transformative ways of training the next generation of public health professionals. Linnan also has an active NIH-funded research career focused on the design, implementation and evaluation of interventions that serve to eliminate chronic disease disparities in worksites, child care centers, beauty salons/barbershops, churches, and other places where people live, work, and socialize.
Team Based Learning
Senior Associate Dean for Academics, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University
LuAnn White is the senior associate dean, professor of toxicology and director of the Center for Applied Environmental Public Health at Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans. White has 30 years of experience in developing public health curricula and workforce development programs. White spearheads the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine curriculum revitalization process that has updated the public health curriculum to emphasize applications and employs active learning methods. White has been a leader in workforce development for occupational and environmental health and developed educational models incorporating distance learning technologies. White established the first public health distance learning public health master’s degree programs in 1994. She has developed educational methods incorporating technology as a teaching tool using a variety of delivery methods and training resources. She led the use of online technology to build capacity among public health and occupational health professionals and to provide a vehicle for the dissemination of research to practice. She also directs the Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center funded by HRSA. White’s research interests focus on the impact of environmental agents on children’s health. She has conducted numerous projects on childhood lead poisoning in New Orleans including the impact of the post-Katrina demolition of housing on the reduction of childhood lead poisoning. She co-directed the Head-off Environmental Asthma in Louisiana (HEAL) which examined the post-Katrina effects of molds on children with asthma. She also has conducted several studies with the Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) network including the impact of air pollutants on respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. White serves as the state toxicologist for the Louisiana Department of Health for emergency response in Louisiana including the assessment of environmental public health effects of the Gulf Oil Spill. She tracked the exposure pathways of compounds of concern of crude oil and dispersants and participated in work groups examining the standards and guidelines for exposure scenarios. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology. She received a BS in Chemistry from St. Mary’s Dominical College and a PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology from Tulane School of Medicine.
Maximizing Student Engagement
Assistant Provost for Faculty Advancement, University of Kentucky
Kathryn Cardarelli is assistant provost for faculty advancement at the University of Kentucky. In this role, she facilitates leadership development, recruitment, and retention for faculty across 17 colleges. She also serves as interim chair for the Department of Health, Behavior & Society. Previously, she served as associate dean for academic and student affairs for four years in the College of Public Health. Cardarelli’s research is dedicated to enhancing community capacity for prevention, targeting vulnerable populations in underserved areas, and focusing on community-based approaches to reducing health inequities. Funded by the NIH and CDC, her research primarily focuses on cancer prevention in health disparity populations, including breast, lung, and cervical cancer. Cardarelli completed her PhD in epidemiology from the University of Texas-Houston School of Public Health, and completed a two-year Presidential Management Fellowship with the US Department of Health and Human Services, focusing on access to healthcare issues for vulnerable populations. She recently completed a fellowship for the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program at Drexel University.
Editor in Chief, The Lancet Public Health
11:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Linda A. Alexander
Senior Associate Dean for Academic, Student and Faculty Affairs, School of Public Health, West Virginia University
Linda A. Alexander is a professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and currently serves as the senior associate dean for Academic, Student, and Faculty Affairs at West Virginia University’s School of Public Health. Her research primarily focuses on the complex understanding of the burden of tobacco-related diseases among underrepresented and US socially disadvantaged populations. In addition to academic settings, Alexander has over 25 years’ experience working in and for underrepresented communities, which has helped shape her expertise in culture’s influence on health behavior. Alexander’s community-based experience is also applied to the classroom when teaching undergraduate and graduate public health students. During her time in academia, she has developed several courses with a focus on eliminating health disparities and preparing a culturally competent public health workforce. Alexander’s formal education includes graduate degrees from James Madison University and the University of Virginia. She is a founding member of the Tobacco Research Network on Disparities (TReND) and the Network on Biobehavioral Pathways in Cancer (NBPC), both funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI); she was a visiting scholar at the National Institutes of Health from 2010 until 2014. Alexander most recently served as the senior volume editor for NCI’s Monograph 22, the first monograph devoted exclusively to a comprehensive understanding of the research literature on smoking attributable diseases, patterns, and mortality and morbidity for racial, ethnic, and social minorities. Alexander also currently serves as a section councilor for the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs (ATOD) section of the American Public Health Association.
Effective Teaching in Diverse Classrooms
Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago
Lorraine Conroy is professor of environmental and occupational health sciences in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She is an internationally recognized expert in occupational safety and health, and has served as a member on a number of national review and advisory panels. She served as the senior associate dean and interim dean of the School of Public Health, where she led reaccreditation efforts and the introduction of an integrated MPH core curriculum. From 1999 to 2015, Conroy successfully led the Occupational Health and Safety Education and Research Center (ERC). Under her leadership, the ERC added two new academic programs; initiated an innovative, interdisciplinary research training program that facilitates a problem-based team science approach to research; and expanded the outreach program to focus on underserved worker populations in partnership with local unions, workers’ centers, and employers. She has more than 25 years of experience in research, curriculum development, and teaching in occupational and environmental health. Her expertise is in the evaluation and control of hazards in the workplace and community, with a current focus on work as a determinant of health. She is the co-principal investigator on the Greater Lawndale Healthy Work project that is examining how precarious employment impacts the health of individuals and the health of communities in two high-hardship communities in Chicago. The project is part of the UIC Center for Healthy Work, a NIOSH-funded Center of Excellence in Total Worker Health. Conroy received her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering and her master and doctoral degrees in environmental health and physiology with a concentration in industrial hygiene from Harvard University School of Public Health. She is certified in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.
Managing Difficult Conversations
Director of Undergraduate Programs and Clinical Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health
Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Professor, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health
James R. Dunn
Co-Editor in Chief (Canada), Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, and Chair, Department of Health, Aging, and Society, McMaster University
James R. Dunn, PhD, is professor and chair of the Department of Health, Aging, and Society at McMaster University and a scientist at the Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. He was recently named Senator William McMaster Chair in Urban Health Equity at McMaster University. He is the director of the McMaster Institute for Healthier Environments, and in 2011–2012 he was the William Lyon Mackenzie King Visiting Chair in Canadian Studies at Harvard University. Trained in urban health geography and social epidemiology, he has published widely in geography, public health, urban planning, and epidemiology journals over his career, and co-edited Rethinking Social Epidemiology: Towards a Science of Change (Springer) with Patricia O’Campo in 2012. Since 2011, he has been the co-editor in chief of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, and also sits on the editorial board of Housing, Theory and Society. Dunn’s research program focuses on the social determinants of health and the influence of economic and social policies, especially urban policies, on inequalities in health and child development, concentrating on urban housing and neighborhoods. Specifically, his work includes projects on the health and social impacts of public housing redevelopment, the impact of neighborhood redevelopment initiatives on health and child development, and the development of cross-sectoral (between public health and urban planning) policy implementation solutions for urban health problems. In 2017, he began as co-principal investigator for the evaluation of the Ontario Basic Income Pilot, a bold five-year study on the impact of guaranteed annual income (or “basic income”) on poverty, health, and community outcomes among 6,000 participants in three communities in Ontario.
11:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
ENHANCING THE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
Teaching Support—Training and Supporting Teaching Assistants
Dean and Professor, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University
Greg Evans, an environmental epidemiologist, is dean and professor at Georgia Southern University Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health. He previously held academic positions at Saint Louis University School of Public Health, Saint Louis University Medical School, and Saint Vincent’s Hospital, New York. Evans was the founder and first director of the Institute for Biosecurity at Saint Louis University. He is interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning, addiction recovery, substance abuse, and the health effects of environmental contaminants. Evans has published more than 70 journal articles and book chapters. He holds a PhD in health services research and an MPH from Saint Louis University.
Teaching with Technology: Incorporating Technology in the Classroom
Assistant Dean for Education and Professor, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health
Innovations in Evaluating and Valuing Public Health Teaching: The Challenge of Course Evaluations
Research Associate Professor, Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Delia Lang is a research associate professor at Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education. She is also a practicing licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Georgia. Early in her career, Lang applied her combined background in psychology with her training in biostatistics to conduct public health research in chronic disease prevention and mental health in various at-risk populations. She worked both nationally and internationally and trained numerous stakeholders to develop, implement, and evaluate health promotion programs. Lang has assumed more administrative roles in recent years and presently serves as the director of both her department’s MPH program and the newly developed Office of Evidence Based Learning. In these capacities, Lang’s work is currently focusing on the scholarship of teaching and learning with a particular emphasis on developing curricula and enhancing pedagogies that equip public health students to have maximal impact on health behaviors and the social determinants of health.
T. Stephen Jones
Associate Editor, Public Health Reports
T. Stephen Jones, M.D., M.P.H., is a public health consultant epidemiologist who retired from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2003. He has worked on HIV prevention related to drug injection since 1987; with major interests in HIV serologic studies of people who inject drugs (PWID), HIV counseling and testing in drug treatment programs, evaluation of syringe exchange programs, increasing the availability to PWID of sterile injection equipment, safe disposal of used syringes, integration of viral hepatitis prevention into public health programs, prevention of drug overdoses, and community-based overdose prevention programs working with people who use drugs.
From 1979 to 1987 he worked on CDC programs promoting childhood immunization in Latin America and child survival programs in Africa. He participated in the successful World Health Organization smallpox eradication programs in India, Bangladesh, and Somalia.
Professional qualifications: M.D. – Columbia University, 1967; M.P.H. – University of Michigan, 1977; Preventive Medicine Residency – CDC, 1979-81; and Board Certification in Preventive Medicine (1981).
He lives in Northampton Massachusetts with his wife Adele Franks.
Dr. Jones is a recognized leader in the prevention of HIV, viral hepatitis prevention, and drug overdose among injection drug users (IDUs). From 1990 to 2003, he was the CDC policy expert for these issues. He has been the editor of four supplements to major public health journals: (1) the 1998 supplement “HIV Prevention among Injection Drug Users” to Journal of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndromes (JAIDS); (2) the 2002 supplement “Preventing Blood-Borne Infections through Pharmacy Syringe Sales and Safe Community Syringe Disposal” to the Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association; (3) the 2007 “Integrating Viral Hepatitis Prevention Into Public Health Settings” supplement to Public Health Reports; and (4) a 2007 JAIDS supplement reporting on a CDC and HRSAsponsored intervention trial among HIV-infected IDUs, HIV Prevention and Clinical Care for HIVPositive Injection Drug Users: Lessons from the INSPIRE Study . In addition, he is the author or coauthor of 50 scientific articles including the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report reports: “Nonpharmaceutical Fentanyl-Related Deaths — Multiple States, April 2005–March 2007” (2008), Community-Based Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs Providing Naloxone – United States, 2010 (2012), and Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs Providing Naloxone to Laypersons — United States, 2014 (2015). Dr. Jones led the 1998-2005 CDC project that created CDC websites on HIV prevention among PWID and on outreach to injection drug users and published well-received fact sheets on key topics for HIV prevention among PWID. He is an Associate Editor of Public Health Reports.
12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.
1 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
PUBLIC HEALTH TEACHING IN NONTRADITIONAL SETTINGS
Public Health for High School Students
Perry N. Halkitis
Dean and Professor of Biostatistics and Social and Behavioral Health Sciences, School of Public Health, Rutgers University
Perry N. Halkitis is dean and professor of biostatistics and social and behavioral health sciences at the School of Public Health at Rutgers University. He is also a professor in the graduate school of Applied and Professional Psychology and a faculty member of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. His program of research examines the intersection between the HIV epidemic, drug abuse, and mental health burden, and the biological, behavioral, psychosocial, and structural factors that predispose these and other health disparities in the LGBTQ population. CHIBPS, the research center he founded, also serves as a training site for the next generation of scholars, and partners with community agencies to conduct studies for and with the LGBTQ population. His research program has earned more than $30 million in grant funding. Author of more than 200 peer-reviewed academic manuscripts, Halkitis is also often cited in the press. His most recent book, The AIDS Generation: Stories of Survival and Resilience, is a 2014 Lambda Literary Award nominee, and he is a recipient of the American Psychological Association Distinguished Book Award in LGBT Psychology. Halkitis is editor in chief of the journal, Behavioral Medicine, and serves on numerous other editorial boards. He is the recipient of numerous awards from both professional and community-based organizations. Halkitis is an elected fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and in four divisions of the American Psychological Association, and is a member of the Nationswell Council and Who’s Who in America. Throughout his career, Halkitis has been at the forefront fighting for the rights of those infected with and affected by HIV, as well as being an outspoken advocate for the health of the LGBTQ population. He is actively involved in all aspects of community building and empowerment through the dissemination and translation of the innovative, timely, and valuable public health research that he and his team at CHIBPS undertake. He serves on the board of directors of the Generations Project and the HIV League, and has previously served on the boards of Body Positive, GMHC, and the New York State Public Health Association. Halkitis holds degrees in psychology, education, and public health.
Undergraduate Education in Public Health
Lauren D. Arnold
Associate Professor, Epidemiology, and Director of Undergraduate Public Health Programs, College for Public Health and Social Justice, Saint Louis University
Lauren D. Arnold is an associate professor of epidemiology and director of Undergraduate Public Health Programs at Saint Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice (CPHSJ). In addition to her current role at Saint Louis University, she has held academic and leadership positions at Rutgers University and Washington University in St. Louis. Arnold has a long-standing commitment to undergraduate public health education that began when she taught undergraduates and served as Douglass College Health Professions advisor while completing her doctoral studies. Since then, she has participated in endeavors to advance undergraduate public health education at both the local and national levels. Arnold participated in the ASPPH/AAC&U Undergraduate Learning Outcomes Project and served on ASPPH’s expert panel that developed the Critical Component Elements of and Undergraduate Major in Public Health report. She has published and presented on issues in undergraduate public health education, including advising, competencies, curriculum, and accreditation. At Saint Louis University, Arnold led a redesign of the undergraduate public health curriculum and worked to expand co-curricular and extracurricular activities, including service learning and professional development opportunities. She led the College for Public Health and Social Justice’s efforts to be the first college to use CEPH’s Stand Alone Baccalaureate accreditation criteria for its accreditation review of the BS in Public Health degree. Arnold currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in epidemiology and evidence-based public health and serves on the University Undergraduate Core Curriculum Committee. She is the recipient of CPHSJ’s Terry Leet Teaching Excellence Award, Saint Louis University’s Nancy McNeir Ring Teaching Award, and ASPPH’s Riegelman Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Public Health Education. In addition to her work in undergraduate public health, Arnold conducts research in cancer prevention and control with a focus on addressing cancer disparities. She earned her BA from Douglass College (Rutgers University), earned an MPH and a PhD in epidemiology from the Rutgers School of Public Health, and completed postdoctoral training at Washington University in St. Louis.
Community Colleges and Public Health Education
Professor and Founding Dean, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University
Richard Riegelman is professor of epidemiology-biostatistics and medicine and founding dean of the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. Riegelman practiced primary care internal medicine for over 20 years. He has authored more than 100 publications, including six books for students and practitioners of medicine and public health, and more than 20 books in a series for which he is the series editor. Studying a Study and Testing a Test: Reading the Evidence-based Health Research, now in its sixth edition, is widely used to teach evaluation of the health research literature and has been translated into Spanish and Japanese. He is first author of Public Health 101 and series editor for the Jones and Bartlett Learning’s Essential Public Health book series. Riegelman has been a leader in the development of undergraduate public health education, including the Educated Citizen and Public Health movement developed by the Association of American Colleges and Universities and the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH). He co-chaired the Community College and Public Health project, an initiative of ASPPH and the League for Innovation in the Community College. He is continuing to work with these organizations to integrate community colleges into the continuum of public health education. Riegelman currently teaches public health, epidemiology, and clinical epidemiology to undergraduates, masters, and doctoral students at George Washington University. His education includes an MD from the University of Wisconsin plus an MPH and a PhD in Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University.
Matthew L. Boulton
Editor in Chief, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, and Senior Associate Dean for Global Public Health, University of Michigan School of Public Health
Matthew L. Boulton is senior associate dean for Global Public Health at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and professor of epidemiology, preventive medicine, global public health, and health management and policy. He also is a professor of internal medicine for the Infectious Diseases Division at Michigan Medicine, and is the current editor in chief of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. As senior associate dean, Boulton has oversight responsibility for faculty and student programs, activities, and research in global public health and in building sustainable collaborations with international partners. Prior to his appointment at the university, he worked 16 years in health departments, initially at the City of Detroit Health Department, and later as the governor’s chief medical executive and lead epidemiologist for the Michigan State Health Department. Boulton’s research focuses on childhood vaccination, infectious disease epidemiology, public health workforce, and epidemiology/laboratory capacity building. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and technical reports, and has received foundation grant funding from the NIH, CDC, HRSA, RWJF, US State Department, and others. Boulton served six years on the CDC’s Board of Scientific Counselors for Infectious Diseases, and is currently an editorial board member of the US CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. He has received several university, state, and national awards, including the 2017 APTR Special Recognition Award, the 2016 ACPM Ron Davis Special Recognition Award, the ASPPH/Pfizer Faculty Award for Excellence in Public Health Practice, the CSTE Distinguished Partner of the Year, the APTR Duncan Clark Award, the APTR F. Marion Bishop Outstanding Educator of the Year, the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award from the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan, the Excellence in Teaching Award, and the John Romani Award for outstanding contributions to public health. He holds an appointment from the Chinese Government as senior scientific advisor to their CDC.
1:40 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
PUBLIC HEALTH TEACHING ACROSS THE LIFECOURSE
Masters of Public Health Education
Chair, Master of Public Health Program and Abbey-Merrell Professor of Biostatistics Education, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Marie Diener-West is the inaugural Helen Abbey and Margaret Merrell Professor of Biostatistics Education, and the chair of the Master of Public Health program, at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has been a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University since 1986. Her research interests have focused on the design, conduct, and analysis of multicenter clinical trials or longitudinal studies, including 20 years as the deputy director and study statistician of the Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study, a set of trials evaluating the treatment of ocular melanoma. She was named as a Fellow of the Society for Clinical Trials in 2012. Other interests have included oncology, cystic fibrosis, and the relationship between sleep disorders and heart disease in the Sleep Heart Health Study. Since 1990, Diener-West has been one of the lead instructors for the introductory statistical methods course sequence for graduate students at the Bloomberg School. In 1997, she co-developed the school’s first online course in quantitative methods. She has been an eight-time recipient of the school’s Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. Outside of Baltimore, she has taught short courses at the University of Washington and at the American University of Armenia in Yerevan. Diener-West was the 2003 recipient of the Statistics Section Award for Academic Statistics from the American Public Health Association. In 2006, she was named as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association for innovation and excellence in biostatistics education of health scientists and professionals and for leadership in statistical applications in clinical research. She received the Association for Schools of Public Health (ASPH)/Pfizer Award for Teaching Excellence in 2010. Her training includes a PhD in biostatistics from Johns Hopkins University.
Doctor of Public Health Education
Assistant Dean for Doctoral Education, DrPH Program and Professor, Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health
Professor, Healthcare Administration, College of Public Health, University of Georgia
Joel Lee has served as the John A. Drew Professor of Health Administration, director of the Doctor of Public Health degree program, and associate dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Georgia College of Public Health, as well as being a professor emeritus at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health. He has been engaged in the establishment of two new schools of public health, and has published on undergraduate and graduate education in public health with an emphasis on Doctor of Public Health education. He serves as a member of the National Board of Public Health Examiners Board of Directors and of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health National Executive Committee, chairing the Maintenance of Certification Committee. He was also appointed to the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Performance Excellence Award and has served as a judge for the Kentucky Center for Performance Excellence Award. Lee has participated in international public health/health administration activities with universities in England, Russia, Romania, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi, developing new academic degree programs and offering continuing education for practitioners. Lee is the recipient of the 2014 ASPPH Teaching Excellence Award, a University of Georgia Senior Teaching Fellow, and a UGA Teaching Academy member. He is a recipient of the University of Kentucky Alumni Association Great Teacher Award, and the College of Health Sciences, Kingston Award for Creativity in Teaching. Lee was selected by UK College of Public Health students for their Golden Apple Award.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Public Health, The University of Iowa
Tanya M. Uden-Holman is associate dean for academic affairs and clinical professor in the University of Iowa College of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy. As associate dean, Uden-Holman directs collegiate educational programs, leads accreditation processes, and represents the college nationally in public health education. She also chairs the College of Public Health Diversity Committee, which is charged with carrying out the college’s strategic objectives for increasing diversity and creating an inclusive environment. Additionally, Uden-Holman served as the chair of the Interprofessional Education (IPE) Steering Committee initiative from its inception in October 2012 through December 2015, and continues to serve as a member. The IPE initiative involves all five of the health sciences colleges and builds on the highly collaborative culture of the UI campus and current interprofessional education activities. Her research interests include public health workforce development and quality improvement. Uden-Holman holds an MA and a PhD in sociology from the University of Iowa.
Editor in Chief, Health Education & Behavior and Professor, Teachers College and Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
John Allegrante is a senior professor at Teachers College and the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and a member of the Faculty Steering Committee for the Columbia Global Centers|Paris. At Teachers College, he has held leadership positions as department chair, deputy provost, and associate vice president for international affairs. He has taught as a visiting professor at the École des Hautes Études en Santé Publique (EHESP), Kiel University, and Reykjavik University. An applied behavioral scientist, Allegrante’s research focuses on behavioral self-management and health outcomes in people with chronic disease. He has also played a pivotal leadership role to establish unified systems of accreditation and quality assurance for professional preparation in health promotion in the United States and Europe. The recipient of two Fulbright awards, Allegrante collaborates with Icelandic behavioral and social scientists in a program of multidisciplinary research funded by the European Research Council on risks and protective factors in child and adolescent development. He has been a W. K. Kellogg Foundation Fellow, Pew Health Policy Fellow, and Soros Open Society Foundations Scholar. A Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, and Society of Behavioral Medicine, Allegrante is a globally elected member of the Executive Board and Vice President of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education and an appointed member of the federal advisory committee that advises the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Allegrante earned his PhD at the University of Illinois and holds an honorary doctorate from the State University of New York. He received the 2017 Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award from the CDC Foundation. A past president of the Society for Public Health Education, he has been editor in chief of Health Education & Behavior since 2011.
2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Challenges, Promise, and Potential: the Future of Public Health
Laura Magaña Valladares
President and Chief Executive Officer, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health
The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) welcomed Laura Magaña Valladares as the new president and chief executive officer in August 2017. Prior to joining ASPPH, Magaña dedicated more than 30 years to successfully leading the transformation and advancements of public and private universities in Mexico; educational organizations in the United States; United Nations programs; and NGOs in Central America and Europe. She was most recently the academic dean of the ASPPH-member National Institute of Public Health (INSP) in Mexico. Her diverse portfolio features research, training, and technological developments in national and foreign universities, much of which relate to learning environments and the use of technology in education. Magaña is an active member of professional and scientific educational committees around the globe for her recognized expertise in education, including the Public Health Institutes of the World, World Federation of Public Health Associations, Association of Schools of Public Health in Europe, Latin-American Global Health Association, National System of Researchers, and the National Academy of Medical Education in México. Magaña also has served as the ASPPH representative to the Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, and she participates in editorial boards, including Public Health Reviews, ASPHER in Europe, the Chilean Journal of Public Health, and the Journal in Eastern Europe. Magaña holds a bachelor of arts in special education, a master of science in educational technology, and a PhD in educational administration.
Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health
Associate Dean for Education and Professor, Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health