Previous Voices from the Community Speakers


Future Role of Public Health in Changing Healthcare Landscape
presented by Richard Hodges
Director, Ohio Department of Health
September 16, 2015 
Click here to watch the lecutre

Does Public Transit Generate New Physical Activity?
presented by Harvey J. Miller, PhD,
Reusche Chair in Geographic Information Science
Director, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA)
The Ohio State University, Department of Geography
September 30, 2015 Click here to watch the lecture

Using Dashboards to Navigate Reform and Population Health Improvement
presented by Amy Rohling McGee
Health Policy Institute of Ohio
October 7, 2015 Click here to watch the lecture

Fighting Ohio’s Opioid Epidemic
presented by Bill Dunlap, Deputy Director, The 317 Board the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board for Athens, Hocking and Vinton County
and the Honorable Fred Moses, Hocking County Municipal Court Judge
October 21, 2015

Medicaid Modernization and the Changing Landscape of Healthcare
presented byJohn McCarthy
Director, Ohio Department of Medicaid
December 2, 2015 Click here to see the presentation

February 10: “Addressing Disparities:  What Happens to A Dream Deferred?”
Angela Dawson, Executive Director of the Ohio Commission on Minority Health

February 24: Environmental Health
Melanie Houston, Director of Water Policy and Environmental Health at Ohio Environmental Council
Presentation slides are available here

April 13Let’s make a PACT: The Power of Partnerships
Elizabeth Seely, ‘90 MHA, Executive Director and CEO, The Ohio State University Hospital East and CarePoint East





2014-2015 Academic Year Lectures 

Public Health in Columbus: Moving Forward on Critical Issues
presented by Dr. Teresa Long, Commissioner, Columbus Public Health
Wednesday, April 22

International Medical Corps: From Emergency Response to Long-term Development
presented by 
Ambassador William J. Garvelink,
Advisor for Global Strategy at International Medical Corps
April 7, 2015

Food is Health
presented by Matt Habash, CEO, MidOhio Foodbank 
April 1, 2015
presented by Holly Holtzen, PhD, director of research and strategic planning, Ohio Housing Finance Agency
March 25, 2015

presented by Dr. Vikas Kapil, DO, MPH, FACOEM, chief medical officer and associate director for science, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
March 5, 2015

Moms2B: Reducing Disparities in Infant Mortality in Columbus Neighborhoods
presented by Dr. Pat Gabbe, founder, Moms2B
February 16, 2015

Ohio Longitudinal Data Archive:  Exploring Possibilities for Health 
presented by Randy Olsen, PhD, director of CHRR and professor of Economics, The Ohio State University
February 4, 2015

Hospice Care and the HIV/AIDS Community
presented by Cathe Chapin Kobacker, hosted in partnership with Multicultural Public Health Student Association
December 3, 2014

Ebola from the Front Lines
a conversation with Sean Casey, Ebola Response Director for International Medical Corps in Liberia
November 7, 2014

Learning Through Doing: Starting a 501(c)3 non-profit in a Dorm Room 
presented by Shuvro Roy & Dheeraj Duggineni, co-founders, Pure Water Access Project, Inc.
November 5, 2014

Community Engaged Research:  Opportunities through CCTS and the State of Ohio
presented by Usha Menon PhD, RN, FAAN
October 29, 2014

Health, Hospitals, Homes: Child & Neighborhood Development
presented by Kelly Kelleher, MD
October 15, 2014