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2020 Public Health Ethics Forum, 9/11

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The National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care at Tuskegee University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity invite you to the 2020 Public Health Ethics Forum on September 11, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET via Zoom. This year’s theme is Ethical Dilemmas in Rural Health.

The goal of the 2020 Public Health Ethics Forum is to examine ethical considerations relating to place-based public health approaches in rural areas and populations.

CDC defines public health ethics as “a systematic process to clarify, prioritize, and justify possible courses of public health action based on ethical principles, values and beliefs of stakeholders, and scientific and other information.”1 In order to ensure that public health practice is ethical, ethical theory and an ethical analysis process should guide it. A public health ethics lens ensures a uniquely expanded focus on population health opportunities and challenges.

The forum will feature a diverse group of speakers who will focus on ethical issues for improving health within rural populations as well as sessions covering:

  • Impact of COVID-19 on Rural America
  • Ethical Considerations Regarding the Barriers and Solutions to Accessing Health Care Services in Rural Areas and Populations
  • Physical Determinants of Rural Health: Addressing the Natural and Built Environments and Environmental Justice Communities
  • Working to Achieve Health Equity in Rural Communities


Event Information

  • When: Friday, September 11, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET
  • Where:This year’s forum will be hosted virtually. Registration is required.


How to Join 

Click here to register and learn more about the event!

Community-Based Opportunities Information Session, 9/10

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Join the Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health and HERCULES on Thursday, September 10th at 12:15pm via Zoom for a jointly sponsored Info Session on Community Based Opportunities!

This session will focus on environmental health related community-based APE and ILE opportunities, general research opportunities and more. All students who are interested in community-based research and engagement are welcome to attend, regardless of departmental affiliation. Michael Burns, the CEO and Executive Director of the Community & College Partners Program (C2P2), will also be present to discuss C2P2’s mission and share ways to get involved. You can learn more about C2P2 in the attached document. 


How to Join

Check your Outlook emails for the Zoom link or, for more information, please contact:  Michael W. Burns, CEO/Executive Director, C2P2 at burnsmichaelwayne [at] gmail [dot] com



TADA Journal Club, 9/16

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Are you interested in learning how to study big data to end drug-related harms?

Join TADA’s “Journal Club Unplugged” to speak with authors about their papers analyzing big data on drug-related harms. The journal club is part of a planned component of a new certificate program, led by the TADA pre-doctoral training program. All events are virtual.



  • September 16, 2020 from 12-1pm.
    • Hannah Cooper, ScD – “Analyzing Administrative Data to End Drug-Related Harms”
  • October 14, 2020 from 12-1pm.
    • Abeed Sarker, PhD – “Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing for Geolocation-Centric Monitoring and Characterization of Opioid-Related Social Media Chatter”
  • November 11, 2020 from 12-1pm.
    • Lance Waller, PhD – “Local risks and resilience: Geospatial analyses of drug-related harms”


How to Join

To RSVP use the QR code in the flyer below or contact Laura Donnelly at ldonnel [at] emory [dot] edu.


Chair’s Chat, 8/24

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Join us for the first Chair’s Chat of the semester on Monday, August 24th!

This month’s Chair’s Chat will be an informal dialogue and check-in session with Department Chair, Timothy Lash; Vice-chair, Jodie Guest; MPH DGS, Lauren Christiansen-Lindquist; PhD DGS, Shakira Suglia; and ADAPs, Noni Bourne and Farah Dharamshi.  

Check your email for the zoom invite and to submit questions in advance!


Now is Time to Modernize U.S. Public Health Surveillance Seminar, 8/26

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Seminar Description

Our world with no borders to pandemics requires that scientists work together forming bonds of collegiality and build bridges of mutual public health benefit, not walls of separation. The world is different now. It is misguided to think that the “hoarding” of data/information/messages/specimens is the right way to act because of paternalistic, economic, or political reasons. A better way forward is to focus global efforts to reverse the current presumption of controlled access in favor of open public health policies and practices that unambiguously support open access to public health surveillance (PHS) information. Moving to open public health (i.e., the open sharing of PHS data and confidentiality protected, indicator- based data, pathogen isolates, clinical specimens) is an important step toward modernizing PHS. We have both the responsibility and opportunity to modernize U.S. PHS after recent glaring failures. Evolved over the past 70 years as a siIoed, health outcome-specific component of public health practice, U.S. PHS is neither efficient nor effective. A new, proven, more-advanced PHS approach and model was recently presented to a Federal Policy Work Group advising Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Chairman, U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions called Integrated Public Health Surveillance (IDSR). Conceived and piloted in 1998 in Tanzania, IDSR has been successfully implemented in all of Africa under the authority of WHO/Afro; plus Pakistan and India. Now is time to modernize U.S. PHS!


Speaker Bio

Scott JN McNabb, PhD, MS, Rollins School of Public Health Research Professor, Hubert Department of Global Health.

Before joining the U.S. CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) and serving the 2- year EIS residency in New Orleans, LA, Dr. McNabb worked for the Oklahoma State Health Department. Most of his professional efforts have focused on serving those in underdeveloped, underserved global settings. Before retirement from CDC, he was Associate Director for Science; Public Health Informatics and Technology Program Office; Office for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services. Now Research Professor at Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, he directs the King Abdullah Fellowship Program; and is PI of the exciting, new Africa CDC Institute for Workforce Development.


How to Watch 

Check your Outlook email for the Zoom link or click here to find the link on the Global Health Seminar Series Live website! 

The Coronavirus Pandemic: Equity, Impacts & Global Fragile Communities, Webinar Recording

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Webinar Summary 

How has the pandemic changed places in the world already made fragile from violence or deprivation — places of armed conflict or refugees settlements, for example? How are women  — often responsible for the bulk of caregiving — particularly affected? And how can we ensure equitable access to vaccines and therapeutics, once available, within the world’s most vulnerable communities? Jocelyn Kelly, director of the program on Gender, Rights and Resilience at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, discussed these issues and answered viewer questions during this Facebook Live Q&A with The World’s Elana Gordon.

Presented jointly by The Forum at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and The World from PRX & WGBH.


How to Watch

Click here to watch this webinar recording!


Endemic Racism During a Pandemic – CDC Day Keynote Speech & Panel, 8/21

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This year’s virtual CDC keynote speech and panel for incoming first years is open to the entire Rollins Community this year! The theme for CDC Day is Endemic Racism During a Pandemic: Navigating the Intersection of Racism and COVID-19 in Atlanta.

The event will be live streamed from the CDC and will feature Dr. Angelica Fugerson, Atlanta’s first-ever Chief Health Officer (and Rollins Alumna) as our keynote speaker. There will also be a Faculty and Alumni Panel that will be moderated by Dr. Kim Jacob-Arriola

Event Information

  • This event will take place on Friday August, 21 from 10:00AM – 12:00PM EST
  • Check your Emory email for the link to RSVP! You must RSVP to receive the Zoom information. 


First Fall COVID-19 Journal Club Meeting, 8/31

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The Department of Epidemiology’s, student-led COVID-19 journal club will be continuing on a bi-weekly basis this fall on Mondays from 12:10 – 1:00PM, starting on August 31st

See the flyer below to learn more about the journal club and if you are interested in joining click here to sign up for the listserv or email one of the students leaders to be added to the listserv. 


When Public Health Means Business with Dr. Anthony Fauci & Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Webinar Recording

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Michelle A. Williams, Dean of the Faculty at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is pleased to present “When Public Health Means Business” featuring Dr. Anthony Fauci, moderated by Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN, and introduction by Lawrence S. Bacow, President, Harvard University.

This online event was recorded on August 5th, 2020 and is presented jointly by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the New England Journal of Medicine and hosted by The Forum at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

About the Speakers

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease specialist, answered questions from Harvard Chan faculty and other COVID-19 experts, going narrow and deep on questions about the pandemic that you won’t hear anywhere else. This conversation was moderated by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN.

About the Webinar Series

“When Public Health Means Business” is a multi-part series that virtually convenes luminaries from the realms of finance, industry and health to map a new path forward and ensure a better, safer future for all. Jointly presented by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the New England Journal of Medicine, and hosted by The Forum at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

How to Watch

Click here to watch a recording of this event. 

Public Health Leadership in Times of Crisis Webinar Recording

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Webinar Description 

In the July session of Hot Topics in Practice, Anne Zink, Chief Medical Officer for the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, shares her perspective for addressing the COVID-19 crisis in the face of existing geographic, cultural, and economic challenges in the country’s largest state.

This one-hour webinar will review how Alaska’s public health and health care systems are responding to the second wave of COVID-19 cases to distribute resources more equitably and minimize the impacts on small, remote communities. Dr. Zink will also share strategies for partnering and communicating common values within different cultural contexts to collaboratively support health.

This presentation includes a conversation with Dr. Robert Onders from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium about how the state’s American Indian and Alaska Native populations are leading in their own communities and using strategies from past pandemics to survive and thrive.


Anne Zink, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Robert Onders, MD, Medical Director, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

How to Watch 

Click here to watch the recording of this installment in the Hot Topics series with the North West Center for Public Health Practice. In order to watch this webinar and others on this site, you will need to create a free account on their website first.