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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Michele Prevost, PhD
Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal

Title of Presentation:
Controlling lead in drinking water: a multi faceted challenge 


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Upcoming Lectures

Date Time Speaker Title of Lecture
March 26, 2021 TBD Dr. Jennifer Hirsch & Dr. Shamus Khan Gender and Beyond: Insights from Sexual Citizens about the future of sexual assault prevention

Past Lectures

Day/Date Speaker Title of Presentation Presentation Video
Friday, January 22, 2021 Pam Fessler, MPA Managing COVID-19, Lessons from the Past - View
Friday, February 12, 2021  Gloria Johnson-Cusack Why Leaders in Higher Education and Philanthropy Can Not Ignore Calls for Anti-Racist Transformation Now  View  View
Friday, February, 19, 2021  Andy Dobson, PhD The Ecology, Economics and Evolution of Emerging Pathogens    View
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Friday, March 6, 2020 Stanley A. Edlavitch, PhD, MA Efforts to address the Suicide Epidemic in Adolescents. Where is the public health community?
Day/Date Speaker Title of Presentation Presentation Video
 Tuesday, April 9, 2019
 Bart Weiss, PG  "Drink Like an Astronaut”  PDF  View
 Monday, April 1, 2019
Christine Prue, MSPH, PHD
Thomas Skinner

 "From A(nthrax) to Z(ika) and E(verything) in between: CDC communicators tell all”  PDF  View
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Lauren A. Wise, ScD
"Enivronmental risk factors for subfertility: findings from web-based preconception cohort studies”
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Rosemarie Halt, RPh, MPH  "Two Generational Impact of the Opioid Epidemic”  PDF  View
Day/Date Speaker Title of Presentation Presentation Video
November 28, 2018 Mark J. Rood, PhD, BCEEM, FAEESP, FAWMA
"Optical Remote Sensing of Particulate Matter to Quantify Flume Opacity and Mass Emission Factors”
 PDF View
October 5, 2018  Irene Koek  "Global Health Challenges and U.S. Assistance to Address Them”  PDF  View
September 18, 2018
Nick Macchione, FACHE
"Creating Generative Health and human Services Ecosystems: Aligning Academics, Policy and Practice"
 PDF  View
March 30, 2018 Laura Magana, PhD "Rethinking Public Health Education"  PDF  View
Day/Date Speaker Title of Presentation Presentation Video
 December 1, 2017  Joe Grzywacz, PhD  “Poverty to Pesticides: A Transdisciplinary approach to Work,Family and Health among Latino Farmworker Families”  PDF  N/A
 November 16, 2017  Greg Musselman  “Refugee Resettlement Program”  PDF  View
 November 1, 2017  Marissa Levine, MD  “Designing for Health & Well-Being in Virginia:Virginia’s Plan for Well-Being”  PDF / Presentation Slides  N/A
 October 13, 2017  Harold Cox, MSSW  “Activism in 2017: The Role of Public Health Schools”   PDF / Presentation Slides  View
 October 3, 2017  Ulyee Choe, DO  “The Approach to Public Health”

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 April 27, 2017  Sonja A. Rasmussen, MD, MS and Carina Blackmore, MS Vet. Med, PhD
 Zika: What We Know and What We Don’t Know” & “Zika: The FloridaPerspective”
 PDF  View
January 13, 2017 Dr. Mark S. Roberts “Simulating Disease: Using Computational Models to Improve the practice of Public Health” PDF N/A
March 3, 2017  John H. Adams, PhD “Plasmodium under the microscope: looking for chinks in the armor of malaria parasites”  PDF
Day/Date Speaker Title of Presentation Presentation Video
November 29, 2016 Dr. Harry P. Cain II “Replacing the Affordable Care Act with What?” PDF N/A
Thursday, October 6, 2016 Alan H. Lockwood, MD “Protecting Health on a Warming Planet” PDF

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Thursday, May 26, 2016 Jane Heyworth, PhD “Environmental Exposures and Chronic Health Effects” PDF View
Thursday, March 17, 2016 Stephen A. Martin, Jr., PhD, MPH “Health Care Accreditation as a Population Health Strategy” PDF View
Friday, January 29, 2016 Steven Clauser, PhD, MPA “Patient Centered Engagement in Comparative Effectiveness Research” PDF View
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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 Michael Depledge, PhD “Exploring Interconnections Between the Environment, Health and Wellbeing” PDF View
Friday, September 18, 2015 Russell Kirby, PhD, MS "Place Matters: The Case for Spatial Thinking as a Core Skill Set for Higher Education in Public Health" PDF View
Friday, April 17, 2015 Charlan Kroelinger, PhD "Practicing the 'Applied' in Applied Public Health: Using Evidence to Understand Public Health Systems for At-Risk Populations" PDF N/A
Thursday, March 19, 2015 Mark Z. Jacobson, MS, PhD "Roadmaps for Transitioning all 50 US States to Wind, Water and Solar Power for all Purposes" PDF N/A
Friday, March 13, 2015 Sean Flynn, PhD "The Singapore Solution to America's Healthcare Crisis: How Singapore Delivers the World's Best Healthcare While Spending 75 Percent Less Than We Do" PDF N/A
Friday, February 13, 2015 Washington Clark Hill, MD, FACOG "Providing Medical Education and Maternity Care In Rwanda, Central Africa" PDF N/A
Friday, January 16, 2015 Salah Qutaishat, PhD, CIC, FSHEA "Do Pathogens Exploit Economic and Social Systems to Cause Healthcare-Associated Infection?" PDF

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Friday, January 9, 2015 Anthony Iton, MD, JD, MPH "A New Public Health Practice Targeting the Root Causes of Health Inequity" PDF N/A
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Friday, November 21, 2014 Dr. Hana Osman "Health Care Advance Care Planning, not Death Panels" N/A N/A
Friday, October 17, 2014 Richard Hartman, PhD "A Circuitous Road to Your Success" PDF View
Friday, September 5, 2014 Marcio Alves de Oliveira, PhD "Walking the Walk in My Flipped Class" PDF View
Friday, July 11, 2014 Pete Walton, MD "The Human Condition" PDF

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Tuesday, June, 3, 2014 Mauricio Espinel, MD, MTM, PhD "Onchocerciasis and Malaria: lessons learned from their elimination in Ecuador" PDF N/A
Thursday, April 17, 2014 Sam Daley-Harris "Reclaiming Our Democracy, Healing the Break Between People and Government" PDF View
Friday, March, 28, 2014 Jessica Gabin, MD "The HUNT Study – A Longitudinal Population Health Study in Nord-Trøndelag, Norway" PDF View
Friday, March, 21, 2014 Abu Hassan Ahmad, PhD "Dengue in Malaysia: Managing the Aedes Mosquitos" PDF View
Friday, January 31, 2014 Leslie B. Hammer, PhD "Interventions to Reduce Work-Life Stress and Improve Health: A Total Worker Health Approach" PDF

Presentation Slides
Day/Date Speaker Title of Presentation Presentation Video
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Dr. George Luber and Meredith Jagger "Climate Change Impacts on Public Health" PDF N/A
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Christina Bethell, PhD, MBA, MPH "Engaging Families in Measuring and Improving Child Health Outcomes: An Overview of the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative" PDF View
Friday, October 11, 2013 Ray Ball, DVM "Environment and Veterinary Health at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo" PDF View
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Dr. Renard L. Murray & Dean Donna Petersen "Negotiating the Health Insurance Marketplace" PDF View
Friday, May 31, 2013 Daniel Haight, MD "A Non Profit Hospital and Their Community Benefit Plan: Journey from Assessment to Impact and the Role of Public Health" PDF

Presentation Slides
Monday, May 20, 2013 Karen E. Kim, MD, MS

Thomas E. Britt, MD, MPH
"Chicago South Side Cancer Disparities Initiative: Community-Academic Approach to Curriculum Design"

"Cancer Disparities in Asian Americans:Public Policy vs. Public Health"

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Ike Shibley, PhD "Learning in the 21st Century: Grab a Surfboard to Ride the Tidal Wave of Change" PDF View
Friday, April 12, 2013 Kenneth E. Ferslew, PhD, DABFT "Bath Salts, Not for Human Consumption (or bathing either!)" PDF View
Friday, March 8, 2013 Dr. Ian Lapp "The Trials and Transformations of Professional Education in Public Health: Reflections on Educational Change" PDF View
Friday, March 1, 2013 Dr. Laura Jean Palmer-Moloney "Redirecting the Flow: Moving Water from Sector Working Group – Essential Service" PDF

Presentation Slides
Day/Date Speaker Title of Presentation Presentation Video
Thursday, Novermber 29, 2012 Donald Post, EMT, CIC "An Infectious Prick" PDF N/A
Thursday, October 4, 2012 Greg Gray, MD, MPH
Professor and Chair,
Department of Environmental and Global Health
University of Florida College of Public Health
“Emerging Influenza Virus Threats: An Update” PDF View
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Dr. Nor Aliza Abdul Rahim "Community Health Assessment in Salak Island, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo" PDF

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 Joe Guidry
Tampa Tribune Opinion Editor
"Climate Parents and Generation Hot: Protecting Our Kids From Climate Change" PDF   View
Friday, September 21, 2012 Germaine Buck Louis, PhD, MS
National Institute of Health Division of Epidemiology, Statistics & Prevention Research
"Couple-based Approaches for Assessing Human Fecundity and Fertility – Males Matter" PDF

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012 Eva Redei, MS, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Physiology Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
"Discovery of Blood Biomarkers to Diagnose Depression" PDF

Presentation Slides
Friday, March 23, 2012 Elizabeth (Betsy) W. McKay
Bureau Chief, The Wall Street Journal Atlanta, GA
"Global Health at a Crossroads: A Perspective from the Media" PDF View
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 Christian Borgemeister
Director General icipe -African Insect Science for Food and Health Nairobi, Kenya
"How Science Can Contribute to Poverty Alleviation in Africa" PDF

Presentation Slides
Friday, February 3, 2012 Jay M. Bernhardt, PhD, MPH
Professor and Chair, Department of Health Education & Behavior, and Director, Center for Digital Health and Wellness University of Florida
"Public Health 2.0: Leveraging Social Media and Technology for Better Health" PDF

Presentation Slides
Friday, January 20, 2012 Karina L. Walters, MSW, Ph.D.
William P. and Ruth Gerberding Endowed Professorship Associate Professor University of Washington
"My Heart Has Been Strengthened by Having to Take This Journey: Embodiment of Historical Trauma and Microaggression Distress Among American Indians and Alaska Natives" PDF

Presentation Slides
Day/Date Speaker Title of Presentation Presentation Video
Friday, November 4, 2011 Gonzalo Vazquez Prokopec, MSc, PhD "Public Health 2.0: Leveraging Social Media and Technology for Better Health" PDF

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Thursday, October 27, 2011 Seth Mnookin
Author and Lecturer in MIT's Graduate Program in Science Writing
"Lessons from the Panic Virus: Confronting Vaccine Misinformation in the Digital Age" PDF .wmv
Thursday, October 13, 2011 Robert Ogilvie, PhD
Program Director, Planning for Healthy Places
"Community Development: Public Health Policy and Practice" PDF

Presentation Slides
Thursday, October 6, 2011 Helen Caldicott, MD
Australian Physician and Author
"The Medical Implications of the Nuclear Age" PDF .wmv
Friday, September 30, 2011 Meredith Minkler, DrPH, MPH
Professor and Director, Department of Health and Social Behavior School of Public Health University of California at Berkeley
"In praise of Community Partners: The role of community-engaged research in promoting healthy public policy" PDF

Presentation Slides
Friday, April 22, 2011 Koen Van Rompay, D.V.M, Ph.D.
Full Research Virologist, California National Primate Research Center University of California, Davis Founder & secretary/treasurer of Sahaya International, Inc.
"Integrating HIV Programs into Developmental Programs – Or The Adventures of a Lab Rat With Two Hats" N/A .wmv
Friday, April 8th, 2011 Melissa Perry, ScD, MHS
Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services
"Studies of Occupational Injuries and Chemical Exposures in High Risk Industries: Implications for Prevention" N/A .wmv
Friday, March 25, 2011 Jennifer Zeitlin, D.Sc., M.A.
Tenured Research Fellow, INSERM, Paris and Visiting Associate Professor at Mt. Sinai Medcial School
"What Can We Learn from Cross-Country Comparisons? Examples From Research on Perinatal Health and Care" PDF .wmv
Friday, January 28, 2011 Dr. Greg Zimet
Professor of Pediatrics in the Section
of Adolescent Medicine Indiana University School of Medicine.
“STI Vaccination: Politics, Policies, and Public Health” PDF .wmv
Day/Date Speaker Title of Presentation Presentation Video
Monday, December 13, 2010 Dr. Peter Schofield
Clinical Director of Neuropsychiatry Service
University of Newcastle, Australia
“Traumatic Brain Injury, Prisoners, and Impulsivity” PDF .wmv
Friday, November 19, 2010 Dr. John Santelli
Professor and Chair, Clinical Population & Family Health
Mailman School of Public Health
"America (Almost) Recovers from Abstinence-Only: Demographic, Human Rights, and Policy Perspectives" PDF .wmv
Monday, October 18, 2010 Robert J. Novak, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Div of Infectious Diseases
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
“Location-Based Epidemiology: The New Frontier” PDF

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010 Victor W. Sidel, MD
Distinguished University Professor of Social Medicine
Montefiore Medical Center & Albert Einstein College of Medicine
“Water and Public Health” PDF .wmv
Monday, April 26, 2010 Cathy R. Taylor, DrPH, MSN, RN
Assistant Commissioner
Tennessee Department of Health
“Tennessee's Tobacco Trifecta: Evidence-based policy & practice translated into statewide action with resultant decline in tobacco use” PDF N/A
Friday, April 16, 2010 A Panel of World Bank Speakers: Kees Kostermans, Nkosinathi Mbuya, and Joseph C. Qian "The World Bank’s Work in Health, Nutrition and Population" PDF .wmv
Friday, April 9, 2010 Dr. Boakye Boatin "Community Directed Intervention in Onchocerciasis Control and for Public Health Interventions" PDF

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Pamela Pine, PhD, MPH, MAIA, CHES “An Overview of Child Sexual Abuse and our Communities: Prevalence, Effects, Response, and Prevention” PDF

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Monday, February 8, 2010 Dr. Adewale Troutman "Not Just an Apple a Day and a Walk in the Park: Social Determinants of Health and the Creation of Health Equity" PDF

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Friday, January 22, 2010 Dr. Max Salfinger “The Public Health Laboratory - a Kaleidoscope of Challenges and Achievements” PDF .wmv
Thursday, January 14, 2010 Jeffrey Goldhagen, M.D. "Human Rights and Health Equity: The Millennial Paradigm for Public Health" PDF .wmv
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Monday, November 17, 2009 Michael D. Kogan, PhD “It Isn’t Just About Having Health Insurance: Underinsurance among Children in the United States and its Association with Health Care Access and Quality” PDF .wmv
Monday, November 2, 2009 Dr. David Parker “Child Labor and Public Health” PDF .wmv
Monday, October 16, 2009 Dr. Jonathan Skinner “Geographic Variation in Healthcare Expenditures: What's Different About Florida?” PDF .wmv
Monday, October 12, 2009 Stephen J. Blumberg, PhD “Cell Phones and Telephone Surveys - New Biases and New Challenges” PDF .wmv
Friday, October 2, 2009 Roy DeHart, MD, MPH “Preparation for Human Flights to Mars: An Integration of Occupational and Aerospace Medicine” PDF .wmv
Thursday, August 27, 2009 Congresswoman Kathy Castor “Celebrating 25 Years of Public Health at USF” N/A N/A
Monday, June 15, 2009 David Redden, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biostatistics
School of Public Health
University of Alabama at Birmingham
“Will the Largest Confounder Please Stand Up” N/A N/A
Friday, May 22, 2009 Balbir Singh, MSc, PhD
Director, Malaria Research Center,
University Malaysia Sarawak
“Malaria, Monkeys, Man, and Malaysia” N/A N/A
Friday, May 15, 2009 Cheryl Healton, DrPH
President and Chief Executive Officer American Legacy Foundation
Building a Legacy of Truth: David versus Goliath in the Tobacco Wars N/A N/A
Thursday, April 23, 2009 Warren A. Jones, MD, FAAFP Health Disparities in
America: The Challenge of Ethics &
April 3, 2009 Dr. Bernard Nahlen
Deputy Coodinator, President's Malaria Initiative
Global Malaria Eradication: Calibrating Aspirations, Technology and
Thursday, March 12, 2009 Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH
Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Pandemic Influenza: Public Health’s Waterloo PDF Click Here
February 25, 2009 Qi Dai, Ph.D. Personalized Prevention of Chronic Diseases PDF N/A
Day/Date Speaker Title of Presentation Presentation Video
Nov. 14, 2008 Dr. Mario Henry Rodriguez Lopez, Director General of the
National Institute of Public Health in Cuernavaca, MEXICO
Friday, October 24, 2008 William J. Martin, II, M.D., Associate Director of the National
Institute for Environmental Health Sciences and Director, Office of
Translational Biomedicine
Friday, March 7, 2008 Cole W. Campese
Education Technology Services, Penn Sate University
"Enabling the New Classroom Conversation" N/A N/A
Friday, February 8, 2008 Garth Graham, MD, MPH "Disparities: A National View: The Role of Academic Health Centers" N/A N/A
Friday, January 11, 2008 Michael Graven,M.D.,MS,MPH, FACP
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Health Informatics
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia & Senior Advisor for Health Affairs to the Government of St. Lucia
"Impacting the Rising Incidence of Diabetes and its Complications: The St. Lucia Screening and Disease Managment Programs" N/A N/A
Day/Date Speaker Title of Presentation Presentation Video
Friday, November 16, 2007 Frank Yiannas, MPH
Director of Safety & Health
Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL
"Global Food Safety Trends. What You Need to Know" N/A N/A
Friday, October 12, 2007 John Talmage
President and CEO
Social Compact/ Washington, DC
"Why Information Matters" N/A N/A
Friday, April 6, 2007 Dr. Lynn McDonald "From Florence Nightingale to Climate Change" N/A N/A
Friday, February 9, 2007 Peter Levin, ScD "Public Health Education, Health Care, Political Drift and Personalities in 1980’s Florida" N/A N/A
Friday, January 19, 2007 Bill Little, MBH, MPH
Administrator, Sarasota County Health Department
"Linking Community, Public Health Practice and Academia: A Local County Health Department Perspective" N/A N/A
Day/Date Speaker Title of Presentation Presentation Video
Friday, December 1, 2006 Dr. Emile Papiernik
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paris De René Descartes University and Obstetrics & Gynecology Maternity of Port-Royal in Paris, France
"Comparing health outcomes of very preterm babies in Europe results from the MOSAIC study" N/A N/A
Friday, Nov. 17, 2006 Dr. Paul Wise
Richard E. Behrman Professor of Child Health and Society Stanford University
"The Impact of Medical Innovation on Social Disparities in Health" N/A 384K version
Friday, Oct 20, 2006 Dr. Fleda Mask Jackson
Visiting Assistant Professor, Behavioral Sciences and Health Education Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
“In Search of Calming Waters:Â Stress and Health Disparities Among African American Women” N/A N/A
Friday, Sept. 22, 2006 Dr. Rony Francois
Secretary, Florida Department of Health
"The Florida Department of Health: A Year in Review" N/A 384K version
Friday, May 26, 2006 Henry Falk, MD, MPH
Director, Coordinating Center for Environmental Health and Injury Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
“Environmental Public Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention” N/A N/A
Friday, April 21, 2006 Claude E. Fox, MD, MPH
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami
"Is Official Public Health Still Relevant?" N/A 384K version
56K version
Friday, March 24, 2006 Dr. Louis Keith,
Northwestern University, The Fineberg School of Medicine
“Hyperfertility:  The Paradox of Plenty” N/A 384K version
56K version
Friday, February 17, 2006 David Ashkin M.D., F.C.C.P. "Back to the Future" Is there a Role for TB Sanatoriums Today in the U.S.? N/A 384K version
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Friday, January 20, 2006 Dr. Bernard Goldstein
University of Pittsburgh on Environmental Risk Assessment
"What Did John Snow Know?  A Cautionary Approach to the Precautionary Principle" N/A N/A
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Friday, November 18, 2005 Dr. Jorgé R. Arosemena
Executive Director Ciudad del Saber
Will speak regarding future plans for the Ciudad del Sabe (City of Knowledge) in Panama City, Panama Click here Click Here
Friday, October 21, 2005 Dr. Carlos Castillo-Salgado Chief, Special Program for Health Analysis Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) “The PAHO’s Geographic Information System/EPI Project for the Americas” N/A N/A