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Environmental Studies

Seeking the Common Good Series on Public Health

Story posted December 07, 2010

Event date(s): January 27, 2011 — February 16, 2011

In response to increased student and faculty interest in this field, this series takes a multi-disciplinary look at public health issues on the local, national and international levels. Screening and discussion of the acclaimed PBS Series Unnatural Causes, which explores socio-economic and raicial disparities in health, will lay the foundation for a public health symposium that will bring together practitioners and experts in a variety of public health fields to explore current trends and approaches in public health domestically and internationally.

Unnatural Causes: In Sickness and in Wealth (Film screening and discussion)
Thursday, January 27, 2011 7:00 PM
Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall

How does the distribution of power, wealth and resources shape opportunities for health? (56 minutes)

What is Public Health? (Keynote address)
Thursday, February 3, 2011 7:00 PM
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center

Shelley Hearne '83 Ph.D., MPH, Managing Director, Pew Health Group at the Pew Charitable Trusts, and Visiting Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

 The Worlds of Public Health Symposium
Friday, February 4 8:00 AM-3:30 PM
Cram Alumni House (e-mail Shawn Gerwig with questions, or to register) 

Environmental Health 9-10:25am
Public Health Policy and Advocacy 10:30-11:55am
Lunch 12-12:55pm
International Public Health 1-2:25pm
Roundtable Discussions 2:30-3:30pm