Category Archives: News/Events

Webinar – Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Historical Impact of Population Health Disparities and Finding a Path Toward Equity

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Note: This is a live webinar on June 21, 2023, from 12:00 pm-1:30 pm ET. Participants will use Zoom to join. 

Training Overview:

Health equity—the state in which everyone has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible—is a pressing need and identified priority that state and local health departments are currently trying to address with additional resources and efforts across the country. However, before we can implement effective tools for change, we must first understand the historical context and generational trauma that structural and systemic racism has created. This inequality causes unjust barriers to health, wealth, and resources and continues to plague many communities today with a direct impact on health. This webinar will discuss the practices and policies put in place to specifically disadvantage certain populations throughout history with a higher burden of disease, injury, and violence, and what the public health workforce can do today to improve opportunities for everyone to achieve optimal health.

About the Trainer

Shantel Hébert-Magee, MD, MPH is the Chief Medical Officer for Medicaid at the Louisiana Department of Health. Previously, she was Region One Medical Director (Greater New Orleans) and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Laboratory Director at the Office of Public Health. Prior to her state tenure, she functioned in healthcare as a clinician, industry consultant, minority health strategist, and non-profit CEO. She has authored more than 70 peer-reviewed publications, editorials, white papers, and book chapters. A native of New Orleans, Dr. Hérbert-Magee completed her undergraduate studies at Clark Atlanta University. She earned her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and an MPH in health policy and management from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. As a native of New Orleans, she brings her vast experience and expertise to continue to advance the health of Louisiana.

CERTIFICATE:  The course contains two modules: a module to access the webinar and an evaluation module. After accessing both modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard.


By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how the historical narratives and policies promulgate population health disparities
  • Identify intersectionality and violence as a public health problem
  • Describe the impact of John Henryism on behavioral and physical health and the paradoxical effect on Medicaid
  • Identify what is needed for implementing tools for changing health inequities in state and local health departments

For more information and to register, please click here

Pride Month at Emory

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Emory will celebrate Pride Month with events to engage LGBTQ+ students and employees as well as allies all month long. Throughout June, the entire Emory community can explore programs that address multiple aspects of LGBTQ+ identity.

The Emory Pride Employee Network (EPEN) will host several events on and off campus to connect LGBTQ+ employees and allies across the university. EPEN is one of four employee resource groups created by Emory Human Resources to provide a sense of community for people from historically underrepresented groups.

For more information and a calendar of events, click here!

AAPI Heritage Month Keynote Address

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The AAPI Heritage Month Keynote Address – May 15 at noon (hybrid) will be presented by Dr. Lisa Sun-Hee Park, Professor of Asian American Studies at University of California Santa Barbara in School of Medicine, in SOM Room 170A and on Zoom. Lunch will be served for those who attend in-person. Please register in advance here.



Virtual Career Fair, California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

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California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), part of the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA), offers excellent opportunities for epidemiologists, exposure scientists, environmental scientists, and other scientists who wish to make a difference by pursuing careers in government service advancing public health. OEHHA is actively recruiting both experienced scientists and recent graduates to join our team. 

There is an upcoming virtual career fair hosted by CalEPA on Wednesday, April 26th from 11 am to 1 pm PDT. Representatives from OEHHA and the other five agencies within CalEPA will be speaking about different career path options and how to get a job with the State of California, as well as answering questions. The registration link for this free event is here and a flyer with more information is attached.

We hire staff and supervising scientists in multiple classifications from the California civil service including:

  • Research Scientists (Epidemiology/Biostatistics, Chemical Sciences): $78,144–$169,848 per year
  • Environmental Scientists: $49,740–$183,492 per year
  • Toxicologists: $78,144–$188,856 per year 
  • Public Health Medical Officers: $133,848–$207,996 per year
  • Health Program Specialists: $72,732-$119,340 per year

Current job opportunities may be found at OEHHA has a hybrid work environment that includes work in an office setting and telework at home; a given position may be remote-centered within California or office-centered at either our Sacramento or Oakland location. 

As the lead state agency assessing health risks posed by hazardous substances, we provide scientific expertise to all branches of CalEPA and to other state and local agencies to assist them in regulatory and public health decisions. We also work with federal agencies, the scientific community, industry, nongovernmental organizations, and communities across California on environmental and public health issues. Key OEHHA activities include:

  • Assessing the health risks posed by air and water contaminants.
  • Developing, refining and updating two pioneering environmental justice screening tools that evaluate the burdens California communities face from environmental pollutants, and the quality, accessibility and affordability of drinking water provided by community water systems.
  • Exploring the use of novel toxicity data streams to characterize the toxicity of chemicals with sparse or without traditional toxicology information. 
  • Developing fish advisories for mercury and other contaminants in sport fish from water bodies throughout the state, and making recommendations regarding fishing safety and closures after marine oil spills.
  • Collaborating with the California Department of Public Health and Department of Toxic Substances Control on the Biomonitoring California program, which measures levels of chemicals found in Californians’ bodies.
  • Evaluating and assessing health risks and exposures to carcinogens and reproductive toxicants as part of implementing the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, better known as Proposition 65.
  • Identifying the impacts of climate change on California, and the effects of heat and air pollutants on human health.
  • Peer reviewing health care providers on the recognition, management and reporting of pesticide illness.
  • Providing guidance to regional and local agencies on the health-risk assessment of contaminated sites.

 If you have any questions regarding getting on the eligibility list, please contact our Human Resources branch at HR [dot] Mail [at] oehha [dot] ca [dot] gov or (916) 327-1444.

Virtual Symposium, Charles C. Shepard Award

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the faculty to have prepared the most scholarly research paper. Please save the date and join us to recognize and celebrate this year’s finalists who will present a poster of their work.

Thursday, May 4. 2023
12:00- 1:15 PM ET
Zoom ID: 920 05671347: Pass code: 349.749.
A list of the finalists and their papers will be sent prior to the event.
All are welcome to join! Please ensure you have the latest version of Zoom
installed to have the best viewing experience.
Learn more here:
Questions? Email Zelda Ray at

Urban Air Quality in the Age of Climate Change Symposium, Georgia Tech

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The Georgia Tech Interdisciplinary Health and Environment Leadership Development (IHE-LeaD) student cohort invites you to participate in its inaugural symposium:

Urban Air Quality in the Age of Climate Change

on May 11-12, 2023, at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia.

We welcome you to our interactive event to connect researchers, public leaders, and community advocates to discuss urban air quality and its consequences on human health, equity, and environment. This event will feature skill-building workshops around public engagement and problem solving, contributed talks and posters from diverse members of the local scientific community, displays from local organizations, keynotes, and a panel discussion from experts in the field of urban air quality and climate change.

Learn more about the AQ ATL23 symposium program and how to participate on the webpage: Abstract submission deadline for contributed talks and posters is 3/31/2023.

The High Cost of Cheap Meat, Screening and Discussion

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Please join Emory University’s Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health and Department of Environmental Sciences on Friday, March 31st for a documentary screening and discussion of “The Smell of Money” with guest speakers Leah Garcés, Mercy for Animals, and film producer Jamie Berger. Click here to RSVP.

Noon Time Seminar Series, Humphrey Fellows

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The following seminar series will take place on Thursdays at noon in CNR 3001, as well as on Zoom

3/23: Heba Metwally, MD (Egypt): Universal Health Coverage Implementation in Egypt

Tatiana Estrela, SW, MA (Brazil): Tuberculosis in Brazil – The National TB Pan

4/06: Richard Kambarangwe, MPH (Tanzania): Traumatic Stores of a Deadly Disease, Tanzania’s Programmatic Trajectories in Ending HIV Epidemic

Sambo Guemgo, MD, MSC (Chad): Community Health Program in Chad: Challenges and Perspectives

4/13: Kezang Dorji, MBBS, MPH (Bhutan): Building Professionalism and Mindset of One Health

EMan M N Salih, MSC PTH (Sudan): Health Education in Sudan Rural Areas



Healthcare Relevancy Teach-In, Woman Life Freedom for Iran

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What: WLF Teach-In: We will be hosting a teach-in (an informal discussion and learning space) regarding relevant aspects of the Women Life Freedom Movement, especially relevant for those who are interested in healthcare, public health, community health, women’s rights initiatives, and reproductive health.

When: Thursday, March 23rd, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: The Hatchery (1578 Avenue Pl #200, Atlanta, GA 30329)

Who: Hosted by the School of Medicine and the Rollins School of Public Health, for all Emory students, faculty, and affiliates.

PRISM Thesis Opportunities Meeting

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PRISM Health will be sponsoring a thesis opportunities meeting for first year Epidemiology students who are interested in HIV and Sexual Health. There will be pizza (bring your own drink!) and opportunities to hear about available thesis topics. You will meet the EPI HIV faculty, and begin a process to match with one of these topics or faculty members. 

2/27/2023, 12-1PM CNR 4001 (Alternative Zoom option)

You may RSVP to Susan at sschlue [at] emory [dot] edu by Feb. 24th.

Faculty: Jodie Guest, Jeb Jones, Travis Sanchez, Patrick Sullivan, and Aaron Siegler
along with PRISM CDC collaborators