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