MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Office of Public Health Practice and Workforce Development at the West Virginia University School of Public Health is launching Public Health Dialogues, a new speaker series, in the fall.
Public Health Dialogues will present four events on the first Friday in each month beginning September 5.
The series will offer cutting-edge and compelling public health topics.
All sessions for the fall will take place in WVU Health Sciences Center Room 1905 beginning at 12:15 p.m. (unless otherwise noted). The presentations are free and open to the public.
The fall lineup of speakers is as follows:
September 5 (noon to 2 p.m.)
Black Lung and Chemical Spills: 100 Years of Poor Health in West Virginia
- Chris Hamby, investigative reporter at BuzzFeed and 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner for Investigative Reporting
- Steven H. Woolf, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Virginia Commonwealth University Center on Society and Health and professor of family medicine and population health
- Ted Boettner, co-founding executive director of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy
The State of Health in West Virginia
- Letitia E. Tierney, M.D., J.D., commissioner and state health officer of the Bureau for Public Health at the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
The Social Determinants of Health: It’s Time to Consider the Causes of the Causes
- Paula Braveman, M.D., M.P.H., is a professor of family and community medicine and director of the Center on Social Disparities in Health at the University of California, San Francisco
A Comprehensive, Community-based Opiod Overdose Program
- Fred Brason, executive director of Project Lazarus in North Carolina
To register for any of the Public Health Dialogues, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.