Upcoming Signature Programs

SFWednesday, January 10, 2018 | 6:30–8:30 p.m. | Marine’s Memorial Club

THINK. TEACH. DO. SAN FRANCISCO

Before the Flood: How Public Health Can Help Solve the Climate Crisis
Patrick Kinney, Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health; Reception for BU and SPH friends and alumni in conjunction with the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, CA.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | 4:30–6 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM

Crises, Calamities, and Chaos: How Public Health Can Improve Response to Emerging Threats Wherever They Arise
Anne Schuchat, Principal Deputy Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Rear Admiral, US Public Health Service

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 4:30–6 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM

Opioids and the Masses: Early Lessons from the Epidemic
Sally Satel, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, and Consulting Psychiatrist, Partners in Drug Abuse Rehabilitation and Counseling Clinic

Bicknell2018_150Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | 4:30–6 p.m. | Keefer Auditorium 

BICKNELL LECTURE

Can We Talk? Bridging Political Divides for the Health of the Public
Joshua Archambault, Pioneer Institute; Brandi Harless (SPH’08), Mayor of Paducah, Kentucky; and Shari Rudavsky, The Indianapolis Star

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | 4:30–6 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM

Applying Lessons Learned from the Master Settlement Agreement with Big Tobacco to Other Industries
Cheryl Healton, Dean, College of Global Public Health, New York University

miami-floridaWednesday, February 28, 2018 | 6:30–8:30 p.m. | EAST hotel

THINK. TEACH. DO. MIAMI

Population Health in an Era of Rising Income Inequality
Jacob Bor, Global Health, Boston University School of Public Health; Reception for BU and SPH friends and alumni in Miami, FL.

washington-dc-sunsetTuesday, March 6, 2018 | 6–8 p.m. | Foley & Lardner LLP

THINK. TEACH. DO. DC

Structural Racism, Neighborhood Opportunity and Premature Birth: Preliminary data from Massachusetts
Candice Belanoff, Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health; Reception for SPH friends and alumni in Washington, DC, in conjunction with the ASPPH Annual Meeting.

shine-2018-150x150-thumbnailTuesday, March 20, 2018 | 1–2:30 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

DEAN’S SEMINAR: SHINE LECTURE

Is Patient Privacy Dead?
Mark Rothstein, University of Louisville School of Medicine

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | PHF Ollendorf 150x1504:30–6 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM

Value-Based Pricing: Panacea, Building Block, or Pipe Dream?
Daniel Ollendorf, Chief Scientific Officer, Institute of Clinical and Economic Review

chicago-ILTuesday, March 27, 2018 | 6–8 p.m. | River Roast

THINK. TEACH. DO. CHICAGO

Reception at ACHE Conference
Chris Louis, Health Law, Policy & Management, Boston University School of Public Health; Reception for SPH friends and alumni in Chicago, IL in conjunction with the ACHE Healthcare Congress on Healthcare Leadership.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

DEAN’S SYMPOSIUM

Teaching Public Health
Featuring presentations from public health leaders, educators, and the wider public health community

NYC-Manhatty-SkylineTuesday, April 10,2018 | 6:30–8:30 p.m. | Scandinavia House

THINK. TEACH. DO. NYC

Research at the Intersection of Public Health and Court Systems
Trish Elliott, Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health; Reception for BU and SPH friends and alumni in New York, NY.

Friday, April 20, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

DEAN’S SYMPOSIUM

Changing the Climate: How Public Health, Cities, and the Media can Advance Climate Solutions
Featuring Jessica Finn Coven, City of Seattle; Barbara Ferrer (SPH’88), Los Angeles Department of Health; Nathaniel Rich, novelist and essayist, and more.

MKT IMAGE Symposium-050818-trump-and-helath-150x150Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

DEAN’S SYMPOSIUM

The Trump Administration and the Health of the Public
Featuring presentations from leaders in public health, media, and politics.

boston-massachusettsMonday, May 14, 2018 | 6–8 p.m. | Liberty Hotel

THINK. TEACH. DO. BOSTON

Childhood Trauma and the Impact on Health
Sophie Godley, Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health; Reception for SPH friends and alumni in Boston, MA.

genevaWednesday, May 23, 2018 | 6–8 p.m. | Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva

THINK. TEACH. DO. GENEVA

The End of AIDS: Possibilities and Realities
Matthew Fox, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health; Reception for BU and SPH friends and alumni in Geneva, Switzerland, in conjunction with the WHO World Health Assembly.

baltimore-skyline-nightThursday, June 21, 2018 | 6–8 p.m. | Maryland Science Center

THINK. TEACH. DO. BALTIMORE

Reception at SER conference
Martha Werler, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health; Reception for SPH friends and alumni in Baltimore, MD in conjunction with the SER Conference.

Past Signature Programs

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | 4:30–6 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM

Precision Public Health: Balancing Scientific Investment and Prevention
Donna Arnett, Dean, University of Kentucky College of Public Health

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

DEAN’S SYMPOSIUM

Understanding Commercial Sex Policy: A Global and US Perspective
Featuring Barbara G. Brents, Professor, Sociology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Saniye Gülser Corat, Director, Division for Gender Equality, Office of the Director-General, UNESCO; Malika Saada Saar, Senior Counsel on Civil and Human Rights, Google; and more.

Jones Book talk 150Monday, November 13, 2017 | 1–2:30 p.m. | L301

DEAN’S SEMINAR: BOOK DISCUSSION

Exchange Politics: Opposing Obamacare in Battleground States
David K. Jones, Assistant Professor, Health Law, Policy & Management, Boston University School of Public Health

Monday, November 6, 2017 | 6–8 p.m. | 1 CNN Center, Atlanta

APHA ALUMNI RECEPTION

Reception for SPH friends and alumni at the annual APHA Meeting.

Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20, 2017 | noon—6 p.m. and 8 a.m.—3 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

DEAN’S SYMPOSIUM

Second Annual Population Health Science Research Workshop
Designed to bring together scholars from economics, epidemiology, demography, and related disciplines to present papers on topics related to population health. Co-sponsored with the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS). By invitation only.

SPH ReadsTuesday, October 17, 2017 | 4:30–6 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION SEMINAR: SPH READS

All Souls: A Family Story from Southie
Michael Patrick MacDonald

Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 4–6 p.m. | Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering at Boston University

THINK. TEACH. DO. SHOWCASE

Bringing together SPH’s accomplished faculty, staff, and students to present on their work.

PHF-FOXWednesday, October 11, 2017 | 4:30–6 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM

Using Epidemiology to Study Policy as Well as to Inform It
Daniel M. Fox, President Emeritus of the Milbank Memorial Fund

GHS 2017 150Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 4:30–6:30 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

DEAN’S SEMINAR: GLOBAL HEALTH STORYTELLING

Gun Violence: Stories Behind the Numbers
Co-sponsored by Pulitzer Center, College of Communications, and The Activist Lab.

PHF-_150x150Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | 4:30–6 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM

Slow Learners: Cross-Border Lessons in Healthcare Reform
C. David Naylor, Professor of Medicine and President Emeritus, University of Toronto

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | 4:30–6 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

DEAN’S SEMINAR

Spirituality and Public Health: How Religious Disciplines Impact Human Health
Christina Gebel (SPH’14); Katelyn Long, Boston University School of Public Health; Rev. Dr. Jim Sherblom; and Michael Stein, Boston University School of Public Health.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

DEAN’S SYMPOSIUM

Community Health Sciences: Defining the Field
Featuring Robert M. Kaplan, Former Chief Science Officer, US Agency for Health Care Research and Quality; Research Director, Clinical Excellence Research Center, Stanford School of Medicine; Nina Wallerstein, Director, Center for Participatory Research, and Professor of Public Health, College of Population Health, University of New Mexico; and more.

Thursday, September 7, 2017 | 11 a.m.–12:15 p.m. | 670 Albany Street

DEAN’S SEMINAR

1985: Voices from the AIDS Crisis
Featuring Gary Bailey (SSW’80), Simmons School of Social Work and Alfred DeMaria, Jr. (CAS’70), Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 4:30–6 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

DEAN’S SEMINAR: BOOK DISCUSSION

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, 2017 | 1–2 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

DEAN’S SEMINAR: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PUBLIC HEALTH

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

PHF-_150x150Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | 4:30–6 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM

Preventing Memory Loss and Dementia
Speaker: Mary Sano, Director, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center; Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Associate Dean, Clinical Research, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Director of Research, James J. Peters VAMC. Moderator: Kay Lazar, Health Reporter, Boston Globe

Monday, April 10, 2017 | 4:30–6 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

DEAN’S SEMINAR: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PUBLIC HEALTH

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

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

DEAN’S SYMPOSIUM

Building Healthy Cities: Boston and Beyond
Karen DeSalvo, Former Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, US Department of Health and Human Services; James S. Marks, Executive Vice President, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; and Sue Siegel, GE Ventures & healthymagination. Co-sponsored with GE healthymagination.

PHF-_150x150Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 4:30–6 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM

Behavioral Policy in Contexts of Scarcity
Eldar Shafir, Princeton University. Co-sponsored with Public Health Post.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 4:30–6 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

DEAN’S SEMINAR: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PUBLIC HEALTH

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, 2017 | noon–1:30 p.m. | Morse Auditorium, 602 Commonwealth Avenue

DEAN’S SEMINAR SERIES ON CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PUBLIC HEALTH

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.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 | 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. | Trustees Lounge (CRC)

DEAN’S SYMPOSIUM

Cities & Kids: Enabling Optimal Development for Urban Youth
Patrick McCarthy, Annie E. Casey Foundation; Michael Nutter, former Mayor of Philadelphia; and more. Co-sponsored with Boston University Initiative on Cities.

PHF-_150x150Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | 1–2 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

DEAN’S SEMINAR: SHINE LECTURE

Maine v. Kaci Hickox: Public Health Protection or Ebola Panic?
David A. Soley, Partner, Bernstein Shur

Monday, March 20, 2017 | 4:30–5:30 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

DEAN’S SEMINAR: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PUBLIC HEALTH

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

Monday, March 20, 2017 | 4–6 p.m. | College of Communication

GLOBAL HEALTH STORYTELLING

Ending AIDS: The Politics of Possibility
Shahira Ahmed, Research Scientist, Global Health, Boston University School of Public Health ; Jon Cohen, Science writer and Pulitzer Center grantee; Diveena Cooppan, Director & Co-Producer, Positively Beautiful: A Film about Life & Love in the Age of HIV; and Kenneth Mayer, Medical Research Director & Co-Chair, The Fenway Institute. Co-sponsored with Boston University College of Communication.

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DEAN’S SEMINAR: ON CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PUBLIC HEALTH

Health, Politics, and Planned Parenthood
Jennifer Childs-Roshak, President and CEO, Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts and Juana Matias, Massachusetts State Representative. Co-sponsored with the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts.

GrodinJewish-thumbnailWednesday, March 1, 2017 | 1–2 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

DEAN’S SEMINAR: BOOK DISCUSSION

Jewish Medical Resistance in the Holocaust
Michael Grodin, Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

PHF-_150x150Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | 4:30–6 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM

The Health Policies of the New Administration: Applying the Epidemiology of Politics
Daniel M. Fox, President Emeritus of the Milbank Memorial Fund

lacks-book-cover.pngTuesday, February 21, 2017 | 4:30–6 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SPH READS

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
A Conversation with the Family of Henrietta Lacks

landing-page-DSS10-HIVPreventionThursday, February 16, 2017 | 1–2 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

DEAN’S SEMINAR: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PUBLIC HEALTH

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

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

DEAN’S SYMPOSIUM

Reducing Health Inequities: Advancing Meaningful Change
Laura Lein, School of Social Work, University of Michigan; College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan; Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, National Institutes of Health; and more

landing-page-DSS10-HIVPreventionThursday, January 26, 2017 | 1–2 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

DEAN’S SEMINAR: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PUBLIC HEALTH

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

Documentary Screening of The Abominable CrimeWednesday, January 25, 2017 | 6–8 p.m. | Crosstown 305

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION FIRST PERSON

Documentary Screening of The Abominable Crime
This event is co-sponsored by the Sex, Sexuality, and Gender Certificate

_150x150Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | 4:30–6 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM

A Global Perspective on Obesity-Related Health Disparities in the United States
Shiriki K. Kumanyika, Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health

webpagebanner-DSS8Marijana_150x150Thursday, September 8, 2016 | 1–2:15 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

DEAN’S SEMINAR: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PUBLIC HEALTH

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

STDsymposium3-pharmaceuticalsThursday, September 15, 2016 | 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

DEAN’S SYMPOSIUM

The Role of Pharmaceuticals in Public Health: Access to Essential Medicines as a Key Determinant to Universal Health Coverage
Olusoji O. Adeyi, World Bank Group; Stefan J. Oschmann, Merck KGaA; and more

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | noon–1 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SEMINAR SERIES

Thinking Fast Makes Changing Slow: Human Thought Processes Interfere with Achieving Diversity
Lydia Villa-Komaroff, Cytonome/ST, LLC; American Type Culture Collection (ATCC); and Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC)

PHF-Upstream-Downstream_150x150Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | 4:30–6 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM

Upstream, Downstream: How Public Health Schools and Graduates Can Succeed in Improving Health
Joshua M. Sharfstein, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

webpage-banner1_150x150Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | 670 Albany Street Auditorium

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SEMINAR SERIES

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health and Health Care: Historical and Contemporary Issues
W. Michael Byrd and Linda A. Clayton, Institute for Optimizing Health and Health Care, Inc.

Voting-Booths-DSS-web-banner_150x150Thursday, October 6, 2016 | 1–2 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

DEAN’S SEMINAR: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PUBLIC HEALTH

The Politics of Health Reform: What’s at Stake in November?
Jonathan Gruber, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Jon Kingsdale, Boston University School of Public Health; and John McDonough, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

webpage-banner_150x150Wednesday, October 19, 2016 | 10 a.m.–noon | Hiebert Lounge

DEAN’S SEMINAR: BICKNELL LECTURE

E-Cigarettes: Good Idea? Bad Idea?
Linda Bauld, University of Stirling; Ronald Bayer, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; and Andrea C. Villanti, Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies

PHF-Obamacare150x150Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 4:30–6 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM

The Fate of Obamacare
Marcia Angell, Harvard Medical School

landing-page-DSS10-HIVPreventionThursday, November 3, 2016 | 1–2 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

DEAN’S SEMINAR: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PUBLIC HEALTH

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

PHF-Good-Life_150x150Wednesday, November 9, 2016 | 4:30–6 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM

The Good Life: Working Together to Promote Opportunity and Improve Population Health and Well-Being
Steven H. Woolf, Virginia Commonwealth University

STDsymposium4-where-you-liveThursday, December 1, 2016 | 8:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge

DEAN’S SYMPOSIUM

How Does Where You Live Affect Your Health?
Carlos Dora, World Health Organization; Ron Sims, Former Deputy Secretary, US Department of Housing and Urban Development; and more