The Public Health Seminar is a non-credit bearing seminar series addressing the practice of public
health for students in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program,
students in other programs, public health practitioners and
community members. Participants will:
Topics range from chronic and infectious disease to environmental health and emergency preparedness, health education, health care administration and informatics.
Seminars take place Mondays from noon to 12:50 p.m. in 144 Farber Hall (unless otherwise noted).
MPH students are required to take the Public Health Seminar for 2 academic years or 4 semesters.
Part-time students and students who have completed two semesters of the Public Health Seminar previously can view presentations in class or online.
|1/30||Refugee Health Program in Western New York
Co-sponsored by UB’s Office of Global Health Initiatives
Cheryl Brown, Public Health Field Services Representative, Refugee Health Program, New York State Department of Health
No recording available.
|2/6||Future of the MPH Degree||Kim Krytus, MSW, MPH, CPH (SPHHP alumna), Director of MPH Initiatives, School of Public Health and Health Professions, University at Buffalo|
|2/13||Students should check syllabus for details.|
|2/20||MPH Alumni Panel – Field Training, Integrative Projects and Careers in Public Health||MPH Alumni: Alexandra Baker, Emerging Infections Program, NY State Department of Health; Jeff Fine, Data Manager, Roswell Park Cancer Institute; Marcie Cortez, Supervisor at Kaleida Health; Gabriel Hutton, Competitive Intelligence Specialist, HealthNow New York Inc.|
|2/27||County Health Departments – Community Health Assessments (CHA) & Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIP)||
Paul Pettit, MSL, Public Health Director, Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments
|3/6||Lead Poisoning in Erie County||Thomas Muscarella, Senior Public Health Sanitarian, Erie County Department of Health|
The Affordable Care Act and U.S. Healthcare Policy
Kristina Young, Owner, Kristina M. Young and Associates, Inc., former co-director, UB MPH health services administration concentration
|3/20||No Seminar||Spring Break 2017|
|3/27||Field and Fork Network & Fair Food Network||Margaret Lapp, MSLA, MPH, Senior Program Coordinator|
|4/3||Sexually Transmitted Infections in Erie County
Launch of Public Health Month
Gale Burstein, MD, MPH, FAAP, Commissioner, Erie County Department of Health
|4/10||NYS Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Addressing the Shortage of Healthcare Professionals||
Danise Wilson, MPH (SPHHP Alumna), Executive Director, Buffalo Niagara AHEC
|4/17||Biostatistics in Real Life: Independent Health||Brendan Heavey, MPH (SPHHP Alumnus), Actuarial Analyst|
|4/24||Global Mental Health||
Dr. Jesus Ligot, Physician, VA Western New York, and President, Western New York Psychiatric Society
|5/1||Improving Access, Outcomes and Value in Healthcare Through Analytics||Jamie Bono, Chief Reporting Officer, Millennium Collaborative Care, PPS|