Teaching Public Health

Symposium-032818-teach-350x350Wednesday, March 28, 2018

8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge
72 East Concord Street
Boston

#BUSPHSymposia

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



ACTIVE LEARNING



ENGAGING STUDENTS



DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION



ENHANCING THE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE



PH TEACHING IN NONTRADITIONAL SETTINGS



PH TEACHING ACROSS THE LIFECOURSE



CONCLUDING REMARKS




Agenda

8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast and Informal Greetings 

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
OPENING REMARKS
Welcome

Jean Morrison, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Boston University

Introduction

Sandro Galea, Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

Lisa Sullivan, Associate Dean for Education and Professor, Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health

Master of Ceremonies

Carey Goldberg, Editor, CommonHealth Blog, WBUR


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

Teaching Public Health Today

Donna Petersen, Senior Associate Vice President, USF Health, and Dean, College of Public Health, University of South Florida

A Conceptual Orientation to Public Health Teaching

Randy Wykoff, Dean, College of Public Health, East Tennessee State University

Moderator

Alfredo Morabia, 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


9:25 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.
ACTIVE LEARNING
Active Learning

David Kleinbaum, Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Teaching by the Case Method

Nancy Kane, Professor of Management and Co-Chair, Task Force on Educational Quality, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Practice-Based Teaching and Learning

Jacey Greece, Clinical Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health

James Wolff, Associate Professor, Global Health, Boston University School of Public Health

Moderator

Lloyd F. Novick, Editor in Chief, Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, and Professor Emeritus, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University


10:05 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Break

10:20 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
ENGAGING STUDENTS
Service Learning

Daniel S. Gerber, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, UMass Amherst

Group Projects

Laura A. Linnan, Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC Chapel Hill

Team Based Learning

LuAnn White, Senior Associate Dean for Academics, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University

Maximizing Student Engagement

Kathryn Cardarelli, Assistant Provost for Faculty Advancement, University of Kentucky

Moderator

Audrey Ceschia, Editor in Chief, The Lancet Public Health 


11:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Cultural Competence

Linda A. Alexander, Senior Associate Dean for Academic, Student and Faculty Affairs, School of Public Health, West Virginia University

Effective Teaching in Diverse Classrooms

Lorraine Conroy, Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago

Managing Difficult Conversations

Sophie Godley, Director of Undergraduate Programs and Clinical Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health

Yvette Cozier, Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Professor, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health

Moderator

James R. Dunn, Co-Editor in Chief (Canada), Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, and Chair, Department of Health, Aging, and Society, McMaster University


11:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
ENHANCING THE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
Teaching Support—Training and Supporting Teaching Assistants

Greg Evans, Dean and Professor, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University

Teaching with Technology: Incorporating Technology in the Classroom

Wayne LaMorte, 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

Delia Lang, Research Associate Professor, Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Moderator

T. Stephen Jones, Associate Editor, Public Health Reports


12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Lunch

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

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

Community Colleges and Public Health Education

Richard Riegelman, Professor and Founding Dean, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University

Moderator

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


1:40 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
PUBLIC HEALTH TEACHING ACROSS THE LIFECOURSE
Masters of Public Health Education

Marie Diener-West, Chair, Master of Public Health Program and Abbey-Merrell Professor of Biostatistics Education, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Doctor of Public Health Education

Eugene Declercq, Assistant Dean for Doctoral Education, DrPH Program and Professor, Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health

Lifelong Learning

Joel Lee, Professor, Healthcare Administration, College of Public Health, University of Georgia

Interprofessional Education

Tanya Uden-Holman, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Public Health, The University of Iowa

Moderator

John Allegrante, Editor in Chief, Health Education & Behavior and Professor, Teachers College and Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University


2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
CONCLUSION
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

Closing Remarks

Sandro Galea, Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

Lisa Sullivan, Associate Dean for Education and Professor, Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health